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ESPN President John Skipper resigns

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's John Skipper on Monday resigned from his role as ESPN president and co-chairman of the Disney Media Networks, citing substance addiction problem. Read More

 

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Amtrak train derails on highway bridge in Washington state

(Reuters) - An Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over a major highway in DuPont, Washington, on Monday morning, blocking all southbound lanes on Interstate 5 and prompting a massive emergency response, according to local authorities and news media reports. More »

 

As Syrian couples say 'I do,' Lebanon says 'No, not quite'

BEKAA, Lebanon (Reuters) - In a tent in Lebanon surrounded by snow, Syrian refugees Ammar and Khadija were married by a tribal leader from their homeland in a wedding they would soon come to regret. More »

 

More flights canceled after Atlanta airport's day without power

(Reuters) - Hundreds of flights were canceled into and out of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Monday, a day after a paralyzing 11-hour power outage at the world's busiest airport left passengers marooned on airplanes idling on the tarmac. More »

 

U.S. appeals judge steps down amid harassment inquiry

(Reuters) - Alex Kozinski, a 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 »

 

Volkswagen to install 2,800 U.S. electric vehicle charging stations

DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG unit Electrify America said on Monday that it plans to install 2,800 electric vehicle charging stations in 17 of the largest U.S. cities by June 2019. More »

 

Internet giants told: Accept cyber curbs to be welcome in China

GENEVA (Reuters) - Google and Facebook will have to accept China's censorship and tough online laws if they want access to its 751 million internet users, Chinese regulators told a conference in Geneva on Monday. More »

 

CSX falls on CEO death; investors seek turnaround clarity

(Reuters) - CSX Corp's shares fell 3 percent on Monday as the death of Chief Executive Hunter Harrison left investors worried about the No.3 U.S. railroad's turnaround plan under acting CEO Jim Foote. 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 »

 

U.S. taxpayers rush to claim deductions under threat from tax bill

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial advisers and accountants are working overtime as many U.S. taxpayers scramble to pay the rest of their 2017 taxes before Jan. 1 when the proposed Republican tax overhaul would sharply cut the amount they can deduct on federal tax bills. More »

 

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