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UPDATE 3-Arizona police release video of fatal collision with Uber self-driving SUV
TEMPE, Ariz./SAN FRANCISCO, March 21 (Reuters) - Police in Arizona on Wednesday released a short video of a fatal collision between an Uber self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian, as investigators probe the accident that has put new focus on the safety of autonomous vehicles.
UPDATE 3-Bayer wins EU approval for $62.5 bln Monsanto buy
BRUSSELS, March 21 (Reuters) - German conglomerate Bayer won EU antitrust approval on Wednesday for its $62.5 billion buy of U.S. peer Monsanto, the latest in a trio of mega mergers that will reshape the agrochemicals industry.
Longtime U.S. AIDS researcher picked to run CDC
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Longtime AIDS researcher Dr. Robert Redfield will be the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday.
Gluten-free diet may still allow harmful levels of exposure
(Reuters Health) - Carefully following a gluten-free diet might not protect people with celiac disease from exposure to potentially harmful amounts of gluten, new findings suggest.
United CEO acknowledges airline's mistake in puppy's death
CHICAGO, March 21 (Reuters) - The head of United Airlines acknowledged on Wednesday that the carrier had made a mistake last week when a French bulldog puppy died on a United flight after a cabin attendant forced the dog's owner to stow it in an overhead bin.
UPDATE 1-After teen's death, Dutch investigate group promoting 'suicide powder’
THE HAGUE, March 21 (Reuters) - Following the death of a teenager whose parents say she killed herself with a substance she ordered online, Dutch prosecutors on Wednesday launched a criminal investigation into a group that has been advising people on using a "suicide powder."
Shoe inserts may not help plantar heel pain
(Reuters Health) - Mass-produced shoe inserts available on drugstore shelves and customized orthotics may not work for plantar heel pain, a research review suggests.
U.S. infant mortality high even for full-term babies
(Reuters Health) - Infant mortality rates for full-term babies vary across the U.S., but all states are worse than many European countries, a new study suggests.
Scientists develop brain scanner in a helmet
March 21 (Reuters) - British scientists have developed a lightweight and highly sensitive brain imaging device that can be worn as a helmet, allowing the patient to move about naturally.
Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa pardons 3,000 prisoners to ease overcrowding
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new president Emmerson Mnangagwa has pardoned up to 3,000 prisoners, including most female inmates, in his first act of clemency, a government notice showed on Wednesday.
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