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Tesla recycling machine catches fire at Fremont, California campus

Tesla recycling machine catches fire at Fremont, California campusThe fire occurred after a cardboard baling machines that is used for recycling overheated, and was contained, Fremont Fire Department Division Chief Diane Hendry said on Friday. The Tesla spokeswoman said the production tent was not affected by the fire. Tesla has been burning through cash as it tries to hit a target of producing 5,000 Model 3 electric sedans per week after production delays.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:48:26 -0400
Supreme Court rules warrants required for cellphone location data

Supreme Court rules warrants required for cellphone location dataBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities. In the 5-4 ruling, the court said police generally need a court-approved warrant to get access to the data, setting a higher legal hurdle than previously existed under federal law. The court said obtaining such data without a warrant from wireless carriers, as police routinely do, amounted to an unreasonable search and seizure under the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:14:07 -0400
Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration effort

Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration effortBy Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republican lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections, which he hopes will boost the party's majority in Congress. Trump, faced with a public outcry over his policy that separated children from their migrant parents at the U.S. border with Mexico, tried to refocus the immigration debate on Congress in a series of early morning posts on Twitter. Despite Republican control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the party's slim 51-49 majority in the latter chamber makes some Democratic support necessary to pass most legislation.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:14:17 -0400
Death, disputes and disgrace, but the TV show must go on

Death, disputes and disgrace, but the TV show must go onCharlie Sheen's "Two and a Half Men" character was run over by a bus and got a full-scale funeral. "Glee" actor Corey Monteith died in real life and had a tribute episode. "House of Cards" will return minus scandal-tainted Kevin Spacey, with his screen wife taking center stage.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:04:20 -0400
ERCOT expects Texas power demand to break June record in heat wave

ERCOT expects Texas power demand to break June record in heat wave(Reuters) - Homes and businesses in Texas are expected to set a daily electricity consumption record for June on Friday as consumers crank up their air conditioners to escape a brutal heat wave, according to the operator of most of the state's power grid. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, forecast demand will peak at 68,374 MW on Friday, topping the record for the month, 67,887 MW, set on June 1. Summer came early to Texas this year.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:58:47 -0400
Where are the beds? Questions surround Trump's plan to hold families in detention

Where are the beds? Questions surround Trump's plan to hold families in detentionOne child stopped eating and fell into a depression. A third child started biting other children. The Dilley site is one of only three in the United States designed to hold parents and children together in immigration detention.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:37:17 -0400
Hundreds block Pittsburgh interstate in police shooting protest

Hundreds block Pittsburgh interstate in police shooting protestAntwon Rose, 17, was shot and killed on Tuesday by an East Pittsburgh police officer as he ran from a vehicle after it was stopped by police who were searching for suspect in an earlier drive-by shooting, police said earlier this week. The death of Rose was the latest in a string of killings of black men by police that have triggered street protests and fueled a renewed national debate about bias in the U.S. criminal justice system. The incident has sparked largely peaceful protests in the Pittsburgh area with demonstrators calling for justice.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:25:55 -0400
Thirty-three children fall ill at Florida summer camp

Thirty-three children fall ill at Florida summer campSome of those affected complained of headaches and vomited and one person passed out, CBS News reported, citing Highlands County Public Safety Director Marc Bashoor. The cause of the illness was unknown and the local health department was investigating the incident, the Highlands County Fire and Rescue said on Twitter. "None appear to be serious," the fire department tweeted.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 05:04:09 -0400
U.S. accuses Chinese man of smuggling anti-submarine warfare devices

U.S. accuses Chinese man of smuggling anti-submarine warfare devicesThe head of a company that distributes marine-related products was arrested on Thursday on U.S. charges that he conspired with an entity affiliated with China's armed forces to export devices to that country that could be used in anti-submarine warfare. Shuren Qin, a Chinese national living in Wellesley, Massachusetts, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Boston with visa fraud and conspiring to commit violations of U.S. export regulations. A lawyer for Qin did not respond to a request for comment.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 03:40:01 -0400
Uber driver was streaming Hulu show just before self-driving car crash: police report

Uber driver was streaming Hulu show just before self-driving car crash: police reportA 318-page report from the Tempe Police Department, released late on Thursday in response to a public records request, said the driver, Rafaela Vasquez, repeatedly looked down and not at the road, glancing up just a half second before the car hit 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who was crossing the street at night. According to the report, Vasquez could face charges of vehicle manslaughter. Police said that, based on testing, the crash was "deemed entirely avoidable" if Vasquez had been paying attention.

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 02:52:47 -0400
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