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  • July 1- The Mega Millions jackpot on Friday grew to $415 million ahead of the 11 p.m. EST evening drawing, making it the 10th largest in U.S. history and the third largest in the game's history, according to CNN and lottery officials. The lottery is played in 44 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In January, three winning Powerball tickets were sold in...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- A fatal accident in which the driver of a Tesla Motors Inc Model S car operating in Autopilot mode was killed in a collision with a truck has prompted an investigation by federal highway safety regulators, the U.S. government and Tesla disclosed on Thursday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is investigating 25,000...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- A fatal accident in which the driver of a Tesla Motors Inc Model S operating in Autopilot mode was killed in a collision with a truck has prompted an investigation by federal highway safety regulators, the U.S. government and Tesla disclosed on Thursday. The accident that killed Joshua Brown on a clear, dry roadway on May 7 in Williston, Florida,...

  • June 30- The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday it is opening a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla Motors Model S cars after a driver of one of the vehicles was killed using the Autopilot mode. The agency said the crash came in a 2015 Model S operating with automated driving systems engaged, and "calls for an examination...

  • US AUTO SAFETY AGENCY SAYS TESLA MODEL S DRIVER KILLED ON MAY 7 IN WILLISTON, FLORIDA WHEN USING AUTOPILOT MODE: AGENCY STATEMENT.

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- U.S. auto safety regulators warned on Thursday that Takata air bag inflators on more than 300,000 unrepaired recalled Honda vehicles show a substantial risk of rupturing, and urged owners to stop driving the "unsafe" cars until they have been fixed. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cited new test data that shows some...

  • NEW YORK/ ORLANDO, Fla., June 30- In sunny central Florida, some 4,400 miles across the Atlantic from London, real estate broker Paul Torola is already sensing a chill from Britain's decision last week to leave the European Union. In the days since the June 23 "Brexit" vote that has rattled global financial markets and sent the British pound to 31- year lows, Torola has...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The Obama administration and U.S. Senate Republican leaders scrambled on Tuesday to garner enough support to get a Puerto Rico debt relief bill through a critical procedural vote set for Wednesday which several lawmakers predicted would be close. After months of waiting for Congress to act as Puerto Rico's economic crisis progressively...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether Miami can pursue lawsuits accusing major banks of predatory mortgage lending to black and Hispanic home buyers resulting in loan defaults that drove down city tax revenues and property values. Last September, the Atlanta- based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower...

  • June 28- A Haitian woman in Florida has delivered the first baby in the state born with the birth defect microcephaly caused by the Zika virus, Florida's health department said on Tuesday. If confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the child will be the fifth in the United States to be born with a birth defect linked with travel to a country...

  • *2nd- Qtr revenue $3.71 bln vs $3.68 bln est. *To buy back $1 billion of shares. Still, the "risk factors" section of Carnival's quarterly report on Tuesday said the company could be affected by Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, which it said could affect exchange rates and global consumer confidence.

  • June 28- Carnival Corp, the world's. Shares of the company, which also announced a $1 billion share buyback, were up 4.7 percent in early trading on Tuesday. However, the Miami- based company said its outlook could be affected by a host of factors, including Britain's withdrawal from the European Union which could affect exchange rates.

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether Miami can pursue lawsuits accusing major banks of predatory mortgage lending to black and Hispanic homebuyers resulting in loan defaults that drove down city tax revenues and property values. Last September, the Atlanta- based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether Miami can pursue lawsuits accusing major banks of predatory mortgage lending to black and Hispanic homebuyers resulting in loan defaults that drove down city tax revenues and property values.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, June 27- After months of waiting for the U.S. Congress to act as Puerto Rico's economic crisis progressively worsened, the Caribbean island is on the verge of securing a relief plan from Washington aimed at helping it address a hobbling $70 billion debt. The Senate is set to launch a debate on Wednesday for legislation establishing a federal...

  • HAVANA, June 27- A large "Four Points by Sheraton" sign has gone up outside the Havana hotel that this week becomes the first in Cuba to operate under a U.S. brand since the 1959 revolution. The military-owned Gaviota 5th Avenue Hotel, close to the Caribbean seafront, is one of two hotels that Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide agreed to manage in a...

  • HAVANA, June 27- A large "Four Points by Sheraton" sign has gone up outside the Havana hotel that this week becomes the first in Cuba to operate under a U.S. brand since the 1959 revolution. The military-owned Gaviota 5th Avenue Hotel, close to the Caribbean seafront, is one of two hotels that Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide agreed to manage in a...

  • HAVANA, June 27- A large "Four Points by Sheraton" sign has gone up outside the Havana hotel that this week becomes the first in Cuba to operate under a U.S. brand since the 1959 revolution. The military-owned Gaviota 5th Avenue Hotel, close to the Caribbean seafront, is one of two hotels that Starwood Hotels& Resorts Worldwide agreed to manage in a...

  • HAVANA, June 27- MasterCards from Florida- based Stonegate Bank are the first U.S.-issued credit cards that can be used to withdraw cash at automatic teller machines in Cuba, the first vice president of the country's central bank said on Monday. Irma Margarita Martinez, speaking to media on the sidelines of a financial services conference, said Cuba was open to...

  • But the SEC has alleged that behind the scenes, he cheated investors out of $80 million to fund a "debauched" jet-setting lifestyle. Their investments were largely used to pay personal expenses for Faulkner, his associates, family and friends, the SEC alleged. But after raising funds, Faulkner did little drilling and instead racked up millions in credit card...