Facebook hit with lawsuit over plan to issue new stockFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:29:53 -0400 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Facebook Inc shareholder filed a proposed class action lawsuit on Friday in a bid to stop the company's plan to issue new Class C stock, calling the move an unfair deal to entrench Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg as controlling shareholder.
Apple's stock suffers worst week since 2013Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:15:52 -0400 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Friday ended its worst week on the stock market since 2013 as worries festered about a slowdown in iPhone sales and after influential shareholder Carl Icahn revealed he sold his entire stake.
Google faces first EU fine in 2016 with no deal on cards: sourcesFri, 29 Apr 2016 14:26:56 -0400 BRUSSELS - Google is likely to face its first European Union antitrust sanction this year, with little prospect of it settling a test case with the bloc's regulator over its shopping service, people familiar with the matter said.
U.S. spy court rejected zero surveillance orders in 2015: memoFri, 29 Apr 2016 20:32:45 -0400 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The secretive U.S. Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court did not deny a single government request in 2015 for electronic surveillance orders granted for foreign intelligence purposes, continuing a longstanding trend, a Justice Department document showed.
Qatar National Bank says customer accounts safe despite data breachSun, 01 May 2016 08:39:41 -0400 DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar National Bank, the Middle East's largest lender by assets, said it had taken immediate steps to ensure customers would not suffer any financial loss after a security breach last week exposed personal data of thousands of clients.
Africa's giant eye in the sky proving worth its SALTSat, 30 Apr 2016 03:35:03 -0400 SUTHERLAND, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa’s SALT telescope has helped detect the first white dwarf pulsar, the latest co-discovery that has astronomers eager to use the largest optical telescope in the southern hemisphere to unlock the galaxy's secrets.
Amazon's profit and revenue surge sweeps away doubtsFri, 29 Apr 2016 13:23:14 -0400 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's shares jumped in early trading on Friday, a day after the company reported profit and revenue that swept away analysts' estimates along with doubts about the online retailer's investment spree.
Exclusive: Yahoo's bidder shortlist points to cash deal -sourcesFri, 29 Apr 2016 15:42:53 -0400 (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc has shortlisted close to 10 bidders in the auction for its core Internet assets, including Verizon Communications Inc, with most offers involving cash rather than a combination with another company, according to people familiar with the matter.
Google, Fiat Chrysler working on self-driving car deal: sourcesFri, 29 Apr 2016 17:13:00 -0400 DETROIT (Reuters) - Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV are close to agreeing on a partnership that could break boundaries between Silicon Valley and the auto industry in the race to develop self-driving cars, people familiar with the discussions said on Friday.
IBM launches new cloud services for blockchainFri, 29 Apr 2016 09:32:37 -0400 NEW YORK (Reuters) - IBM on Friday announced new services to help companies design and develop blockchain technology in a secure environment in the cloud, a network of computers where users are increasingly storing their data and computing work.
Woman, 4 great-grandchildren killed in Texas flooding A 64-year-old woman and her four great-grandchildren were killed early Saturday when floodwaters ripped through their neighborhood in Palestine, Texas. The bodies of the five victims were found near one of the homes on their street in the early morning hours, according to the the Palestine Police Department.
Iraq: PM orders arrest of protesters who attacked lawmakers Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered authorities to arrest and bring to justice protesters who attacked security forces, lawmakers and damaged properties of state institutions after breaking into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone to protest delays in reform plans.
Brussels Airport departure hall reopens after deadly attacks The Brussels Airport is reopening its departure hall for the first time since deadly Islamic extremist attacks on March 22.The airport had already resumed some flights but passengers had been using a temporary check-in tent because of extensive damage to the departure hall from the twin suicide bombings that killed 16 people.
A coronation for North Korea's Kim Jong-Un After four years of top-level reshuffles, purges and executions, Kim Jong-Un will formally cement his unassailable status as North Korea's supreme leader at a landmark ruling party congress this week.
Woman driving scooter dies after being struck by duck boat in Boston <p>The duck boat Penelope Pru was stopped at a red light on Charles Street waiting to head up Beacon Hill with a load of tourists on board. Just ahead, also waiting to turn, was a motor scooter with two riders out to enjoy the crisp spring morning. It was a familiar Boston scene. Then the light, and everything, changed.</p>
Police officers killed, dozens wounded in attacks in Turkey A police officer was killed and 13 people, including nine police officers, were wounded in a car bomb attack at a police headquarters in Turkey's Gaziantep, one of two attacks on Sunday, security sources and the provincial governor said.
GOP race shifts California's political fault lines The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand its diminishing appeal and those who want it to enforce conservative purity.