Computer science now top major for women at Stanford UniversityFri, 09 Oct 2015 19:47:09 GMT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Computer science has for the first time become the most popular major for female students at Stanford University, a hopeful sign for those trying to build up the thin ranks of women in the technology field.
EMC-Dell talks highlight Elliott's clout across tech sectorFri, 09 Oct 2015 18:10:22 GMT (Reuters) - Acquisition talks between EMC Corp. and Dell Inc. are significant not just for the size of the potential transaction but also for a common element behind this and dozens of other major tech deals over the past decade: Elliott Management.
Booking.com targets China, U.S. growth: CEOFri, 09 Oct 2015 17:49:59 GMT AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - After its rapid ride to dominance in online travel in Europe over the past decade, Booking.com is seeking to expand in China and the U.S., its CEO said in an interview.
Retail group says FBI backs PIN use in chip-based cardsFri, 09 Oct 2015 16:57:31 GMT (Reuters) - The National Retail Federation (NRF) said on Friday the Federal Bureau of Investigation's warning on the new chip-based credit cards being vulnerable to fraud backed its stand on the need for a personal identification number instead of a signature.
Dell looks to EMC deal to boost corporate presenceFri, 09 Oct 2015 16:35:40 GMT (Reuters) - Dell Inc is in talks with banks to fund a takeover of data storage company EMC Corp, sources familiar with the matter said, as the world's No.3 PC maker looks to beef up its cloud-based offerings for corporate customers.
China arrested hackers at U.S. request: Washington PostFri, 09 Oct 2015 15:44:09 GMT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Chinese government took unprecedented action by complying with a U.S. request and arresting hackers suspected of stealing secrets from U.S. companies to pass to Chinese state-run companies, the Washington Post reported on Friday.
Apple Pay to expand to Starbucks, Chili's, KFCFri, 09 Oct 2015 12:13:53 GMT HALF MOON BAY, Calif (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp coffee shops will begin accepting Apple Inc's mobile payment system in a pilot program starting this year, Apple Vice President Jennifer Bailey said on Thursday.
Hungry? China's food delivery apps bite into Yum revivalFri, 09 Oct 2015 10:57:38 GMT SHANGHAI (Reuters) - As China's economy stutters, growing numbers of diners on a budget are tapping into smartphone applications to snap up meal delivery deals, spelling big trouble for fast food chains like Yum Brands Inc's KFC and Pizza Hut.
Paul Ryan 'looking at' running for speaker House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, whose decision to drop his bid for speaker Thursday stunned his colleagues, said Friday that Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is considering the job. "We had a very good conference," McCarthy told reporters Friday following a meeting of House Republicans who gathered to find a way forward to unite their fractured caucus.
Obama weighs expanded gun background checks <p>In response to the latest mass shooting during his presidency, President Obama is seriously considering circumventing Congress with his executive authority and imposing new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers.</p>
Tunisian group wins 2015 Nobel Peace Prize The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday bestowed the Nobel Peace Prize on an alliance of four Tunisian civil society groups for their tireless efforts to foster democracy in the nation that gave birth to the Arab Spring.
US to scale down Syrian rebel training The Pentagon plans to announce significant roll backs in the U.S. program to train and arm rebel factions in Syria, possibly shifting to more contacts with Kurdish forces.
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A killer who ‘terrorized the community’ or an unfairly accused man? <p>Prosecutors’ star witness in the case against alleged Alexandria serial killer Charles Severance said in court Thursday that Severance is the man who shot her last year — connecting the bearded, onetime politico directly to one of three, random slayings of which he is accused.</p>
Rep. Ellmers addresses rumors about McCarthy <p>A North Carolina congresswoman thanked fellow Republicans for their support Friday after many received incendiary emails alleging an affair between her and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, according to two Republicans in the closed-door meeting.</p>
1 dead, 1 wounded in Texas Southern University shooting <p>Classes are cancelled Friday at Texas Southern University and the school is on lock down after one person died and another was wounded in a shooting at an apartment complex near campus in southeast Houston. Police said one person has been detained in the case.</p>
1 dead, 3 injured in Ariz. univ. shooting <p>An overnight confrontation between two groups of students escalated into violence Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University opened fire on four fraternity members, killing one and wounding three, authorities said.</p>
Judge ends court oversight in Amish girl chemo fight <p>A judge formally ended the court-ordered guardianship of an Amish girl who resisted a hospital's attempts to force her to resume chemotherapy, bringing a close to the fight that raised questions about the rights of parents in making medical decisions for their children.</p>
Walter Scott family reaches $6.5M settlement with city The family of Walter Scott, a black South Carolina man shot and killed by a police officer who is now facing murder charges, has reached a $6.5 million settlement with city officials. The North Charleston, S.C. city council approved the settlement Thursday night at a hearing attended by Scott's family and their attorneys.
China's new glass bridge tests courage of tourists China's first glass suspension bridge, which dangles 180 metres (594 feet) over a canyon in the central Hunan province, has excited -- and terrified -- thousands of visitors since opening two weeks ago.