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Sturgeon to meet EU leaders in drive to keep Scotland in bloc
By Elisabeth O'Leary EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she will meet European Parliament leaders in Brussels on Wednesday to seek a way for Scotland to remain in the European Union. Scotland voted decisively to stay in the EU in last week's referendum, putting it at odds with the United Kingdom as a whole, which voted in favour of Brexit. Sturgeon has called the prospect of Scotland being taken out of the EU "democratically unacceptable" and said she would take all necessary steps to prevent it, including revisiting the issue of independence from the United Kingdom.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:52:59 -0400
Tesla investor group wants more independent board, cites Musk ties
By Alexandria Sage SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An investor group called on Tesla Motors Corp on Tuesday to add two independent directors to its board and separate the roles of chairman and chief executive as it highlighted founder and CEO Elon Musk's dominance of the board in the wake of Tesla's proposed bid for SolarCity. Musk is also the chairman and largest shareholder of SolarCity Corp .
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:51:05 -0400
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EU leaders push Britain to leave amid post-vote turmoil
BRUSSELS (AP) European leaders pushed Britain toward the exit door Tuesday, warning Prime Minister David Cameron that there's no turning back after his country's unprecedented vote to leave the EU and pressing for a quick and clear British departure plan to quell worldwide anxiety about the continent's future.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:49:01 -0400
Hawaii to websites: Stop touting closed cultural site
HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii officials are asking websites and blogs to stop pointing people to the off-limits crumbling remains of a Hawaiian monarchy palace. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:48:34 -0400
Indictment charges 3 men with bilking movie investors
NEW YORK (AP) Three men were arrested Tuesday on charges that they cheated investors who thought they were contributing over $12 million to produce major films, only to discover their money went to other projects and to pay personal expenses, officials said. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:42:31 -0400
VW agrees to buy back diesel vehicles, fund clean air efforts
German automaker Volkswagen AG will pay as much as $15.3 billion after admitting it cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests for years, agreeing to buy back vehicles from consumers and provide funding that could benefit makers of cleaner technologies. The largest-ever automotive buyback offer in the United States came in a deal announced on Tuesday by the Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission, Environmental Protection Agency and California state regulators. The proposed consent decree confirmed that VW will set aside $10.033 billion to cover buybacks or fixes for diesel cars and sport utility vehicles that used illegal software to defeat government emissions tests.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:33:39 -0400
Britain wins Brexit breathing space at gloomy EU summit
EU leaders gave Britain breathing space Tuesday by accepting it needed time to absorb a shock Brexit vote before triggering a divorce but insisted the crunch move could not wait months. A humiliated Prime Minister David Cameron came face-to-face with European colleagues for the first time since last week's vote at a Brussels summit which leaders said was "sad" but pragmatic. Trillions of dollars have been wiped off world markets since Thursday's vote to leave the EU, while the United Kingdom's future has been thrown into doubt after Scotland said it would push for a new independence referendum.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:31:10 -0400
Dems demand gun votes, loudly, in 2-minute House session
WASHINGTON (AP) House Democrats continued their disruptive demands for votes on gun control Tuesday, though this time the commotion lasted less than two minutes. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:27:40 -0400