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Passengers killed when Amtrak train on new route derails in Washington state

DUPONT, Wash. (Reuters) - An Amtrak train derailed on Monday in Washington state during its inaugural run on a faster route from Seattle to Portland, Oregon, sending passenger cars tumbling from a bridge onto a major highway, killing a number of riders and injuring nearly 100 people. Read More

 

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U.S. vetoes U.N. call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdrawn. More »

 

Buffett's latest milestone: Berkshire stock hits $300,000

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc's stock price touched $300,000 for the first time on Monday, reflecting investors' confidence in Warren Buffett's conglomerate despite four straight quarters of lower operating profit. More »

 

Boeing-Bombardier trade dispute heats up at U.S. hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co and Bombardier Inc went head to head on Monday over the U.S. planemaker's claim that its Canadian rival used billions of dollars in illegal government subsidies to dump its newest jetliner in the United States at below cost. More »

 

Tiny stem cell companies close in on major heart disease goals

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The early hope that stem cell therapy would make the paralyzed walk, the blind see and cure diabetes have given way to a long list of failures, highlighted by early stem cell champion Geron Corp abandoning the field in 2011. More »

 

ESPN President Skipper resigns to deal with substance addiction

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's John Skipper resigned on Monday as president of ESPN, the company's most important network, due to a problem with addiction. More »

 

Kaspersky Lab asks court to overturn U.S. government software ban

WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) - Moscow-based security software maker Kaspersky Lab said on Monday it has asked a U.S. federal court to overturn a Trump administration ban on use of its products in government networks, saying the move deprived the company of due process. More »

 

Trump strategy document says Russia meddles in domestic affairs worldwide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration said on Monday that Russia interferes in the domestic political affairs of countries globally, but stopped short of accusing Moscow of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. More »

 

U.S. appeals judge steps down amid harassment inquiry

(Reuters) - Alex Kozinski, a renowned U.S. federal appeals court judge based in San Francisco, resigned on Monday after the court's chief judge initiated an inquiry into harassment accusations, Kozinski said in a statement. More »

 

Massachusetts regulator opens pension probe against MetLife

BOSTON (Reuters) - The top securities regulator in Massachusetts on Monday said he has opened an investigation of MetLife Inc after the insurer revealed last week it had failed to pay pensions to potentially thousands of people. More »

 

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