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Civil War history casts a long shadow in Virginia, the birthplace of Confederate generals, scene of their surrender, and now a crossroad of controversy over renaming military bases that honor rebel leaders. In and around Blackstone, about 50 miles southwest of Richmond, that shadow can stir passions when talk turns to nearby Fort Pickett.
Saudi Arabia wants 70% of all payments in the country to be electronic by 2030.
Tesla rolled back the latest beta version of its full self-driving software on Sunday. It was less than a day after its release.Users had complained of false collision warnings and other issues.In some video posts on social media, users said vehicles with the latest update repeatedly provided Forward Collision Warnings, when there was no immediate danger.Others said vehicles also automatically applied brakes for no reason.Some users said they lost the FSD beta software entirely after having issues with the update.Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter, "Please note, this is to be expected with beta software. It is impossible to test all hardware configs in all conditions with internal quality assurance, hence public beta."Musk also said fixes were in the works.But it's not immediately clear if there's a new date for the release.U.S. federal regulators are increasingly scrutinizing Tesla and its self-driving tech.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is probing Tesla's Autopilot system in three-quarters of a million U.S. vehicles after a series of crashes.
Pivotal Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin appears to be on board with White House proposals for new taxes on billionaires and certain corporations to help pay for President Joe Biden’s scaled-back social services and climate change package. Biden huddled with the conservative West Virginia Democrat and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer at the president’s Delaware home Sunday as they work on resolving the disputes between centrists and progressives that have stalled the Democrats’ wide-ranging bill. A person who requested anonymity to discuss Manchin’s position told The Associated Press the senator is agreeable to the White House's new approach on the tax proposals.
HSBC Holdings reported a 74% rise in third quarter profit, beating market expectations, as the Asia-focussed bank released cash set aside for expected bad loans that have not materialised. The bank posted pretax profit of $5.4 billion for the quarter to September, versus $3.1 billion a year earlier and the $3.78 billion average estimate of 14 analysts compiled by HSBC. HSBC also announced a share buyback of up to $2 billion, as it continues to return excess capital to shareholders in place of investing the cash in its businesses.
A former high-level swimming coach accused of historical child abuse has been remanded in custody until next month after his case was mentioned Monday in an Australian court. John Reginald Wright, 78, was extradited to Queensland state from Western Australia after being charged last week with nine counts of indecent dealing with children.
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In a new interview with Yahoo Finance anchor Alexis Christoforous, Lululemon CEO Calvin McDonald discussed how factors that accelerated during the pandemic, including people buying more athleisure clothing, benefitted the retailer.
Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street slipped and China tightened travel controls in some areas in response to coronavirus infections. Shanghai, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced while Tokyo declined. Wall Street’s S&P 500 index declined 0.1% on Friday, weighed down by losses for tech companies after a seven-day streak of gains.
Australia plans to make social media companies obtain parental consent for users under the age of 16 and threaten fines of up to A$10 million ($7.5 million) for internet platforms which fail to comply, under draft legislation published on Monday. Social media companies, which include anonymous forums like Reddit and smartphone dating apps like Bumble, would also be required to take all reasonsable steps to determine users' ages and prioritise children's interests when collecting data, the Online Privacy Bill said. The new proposed rules would put Australia among the most stringent countries in terms of age controls for social media, and build on efforts to rein in the power of Big Tech following mandatory licencing payments for media outlets and plans to toughen laws against online misinformation and defamation.
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The 55-year-old, who touched the thigh of one woman and smacked the buttocks of another, was jailed 10 weeks.
South Korea’s president said Monday he’ll keep striving to promote peace with North Korea through dialogue until the end of his term next May, after Pyongyang raised animosities with a resumption of provocative weapons tests. While launching a spate of newly developed weapons in recent weeks, North Korea has also slammed Washington and Seoul over what it calls hostility toward the North. Its actions indicate North Korea wants its rivals to ease economic sanctions against it and accept it as a legitimate nuclear state, experts say.
It wasn't the prettiest game, but the Colts got the win.
Pressure is growing on the European Central Bank to respond to rising inflation in the eurozone, as its counterparts in the United States and the United Kingdom signal willingness to take action.
The singer is competing in the Best Southeast Asia Act category in the upcoming event
A hazardous atmospheric river brought heavy rainfall to San Rafael in the California Bay Area, prompting flash flood warnings in the state’s north on October 24.As much as 12 inches of rain had fallen in the northern Bay Area by Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).This video shows streets in San Rafael underwater during a flash flood brought by the rain. Two people in a kayak signal to oncoming traffic at the end of the street, as seen in a video posted to Twitter by BenHomsukhon. Credit: BenHomsukhon via Storyful
A vigil was held in Burbank, California, on October 24, for director of photography Halyna Hutchins, who was fatally shot on the set of Rust after Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm.Hutchins, 42, died from her injuries at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Thursday, October 21, according to the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department.According to court records seen by the Associated Press, Baldwin was handed a gun and told it was safe, when in fact it was loaded with live rounds. In a statement, Baldwin said there were “no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours.”On Friday, the International Cinematographers Guild said: "The details are unclear at this moment, but we are working to learn more and we support a full investigation into this tragic event. This is a terrible loss, and we mourn the passing of a member of our guild’s family.’’Footage by jesshopperpole shows crowds gathered outside the IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) Local 80 headquarters in Burbank on Sunday evening. Credit: jesshopperpole via Storyful
The inspirational movie about Paralympic athlete So Wa Wai is produced by and co-stars Sandra Ng
Shares of embattled Chinese developer Evergrande rose Monday after it said it had resumed work on more than 10 projects, as it sought to soothe fears about its debt struggles.