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Colorado police apologise for detaining mother and children

A coroner's autopsy found the cause of death to be undetermined. The officers were cleared of wrongdoing months later.   Mr McClain's case has seen renewed focus following George Floyd's death and the ensuing protests against...

Google-Fitbit takeover: EU launches full-scale probe

We believe the combination of Google and Fitbit's hardware efforts will increase competition in the sector, making the next generation of devices better and more affordable," wrote Mr Osterloh.   "This deal is about devices, not...

BP halves dividend after suffering huge losses

Despite BP's loss and a lower dividend, the company's share price rose by 6.26% to 298.6p as it announced a new strategy.   BP said it wanted to "pivot" from being a traditional oil company to...

Boeing’s 737 Max moves closer to flying again

There are also other hurdles to overcome, including the development of pilot training programmes, independent technical reviews and the results of simulator tests.   Boeing is expected to carry out 737 Max simulator pilot training at...

EasyJet increases flights to cope with holidaymaker demand

The company called on the government to temporarily remove Air Passenger Duty to support the recovery of UK aviation.   It said aviation had been one of the "worst hit" industries by the pandemic, and government...

Other mammals lose out in panda conservation drive

Numbers are now very low. For instance, there were only four sightings of the Asian wild dog among data from almost 8,000 survey stations recording more than 1.5 million camera days' of footage.   Prof Samuel...

Coronavirus: Iran cover-up of deaths revealed by data leak

The overall trend of cases and deaths in the leaked data is similar to official reports, albeit different in size.   The initial rise of deaths is far steeper than Health Ministry figures and by mid-March...

YouTube Music: Google to axe Play Music in October

But the company will no longer offer music purchases, and will not integrate podcasts in YouTube Music.   Mr Evans said Google's track record with branding did not "fill me with hope that the messaging is...

US election: Does Trump have power to delay it

While an outright change of the presidential election date is unlikely, that doesn't mean the process isn't at risk of significant disruption.   According to University of California Irvine Professor Richard L Hasen, an election-law expert,...

Virtual house hunting gets a pandemic boost

It's still a fairly limited option, at the moment just 8% of Zoopla's listings have an option for a virtual tour.   But Zoopla says there was a surge of activity during the first month of...

Amazon takes on supermarkets with free food delivery

"Amazon are very clever at getting the rest of the market to follow their agenda and I think what they will particularly be doing is upping the ante on delivery times," he says.   All of...

Crispin Odey charged with an indecent assault in 1998

He is alleged to have assaulted a woman over the age of 16, at an address in Chelsea in July 1998, the Crown Prosecution Service said.   Mr Odey, a backer of Brexit and Boris Johnson,...

Crispin Odey charged with an indecent assault in 1998

He is alleged to have assaulted a woman over the age of 16, at an address in Chelsea in July 1998, the Crown Prosecution Service said.   Mr Odey, a backer of Brexit and Boris Johnson,...

Coronavirus: Millions of Americans set to lose key $600 benefit

Ms Pelosi said Republican leaders "and perhaps the White House do not understand the gravity of the situation".   She said she rejected the one-week extension proposed by President Donald Trump's team because such a move...

News Corp: Rupert Murdoch’s son James quits company

Who is James Murdoch? Born in London in 1972, he is the youngest of Rupert Murdoch's three children from his marriage to Anna Torv, the others being sister Elisabeth and brother Lachlan.   He was schooled in...

Coronavirus: Pubs ‘may need to shut’ to allow schools to reopen

"I'm a little bit emotional about it today," she says. "Everything is all up in the air again."   "What I don't understand is that if I wanted to now I could book six tables in...

Coimbra train crash: Two dead after train derails in Portugal

A witness told Portuguese newspaper Diário de Noticias that there was panic inside the train at the time of the crash.   "I thought I was going to die," they said. "The carriage took about 10...

Coronavirus: Thousands protest in Germany against restrictions

The mood is peaceful but hardly anyone is wearing a face-covering or observing the required social distancing, our correspondent says.   "Our demand is to go back to democracy. Away with these laws that have been...

TikTok: Trump says he will ban Chinese video app in the US

This week, TikTok told users and regulators it would observe a high level of transparency, including allowing reviews of its algorithms.   "We are not political, we do not accept political advertising and have no agenda...

British Airways pilots vote to accept jobs deal

"The financial results show the enormous challenge British Airways faces as it contends with the impact of the global pandemic and government travel bans, reducing demand for travel very significantly.   "We do not expect our...
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