The race to dominate the car dashboard i...

The race to dominate the car dashboard is heating up


The race to dominate the car dashboard is heating up with Google's Android operating system clinching a victory this week. As Jane Lanhee Lee reports, an alliance of Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi - which together sold over 10 million vehicles last year - are saying future models will integrate Maps and the voice operated butler Google Assistant.

Kendall Jenner among the stars at Alberta Ferretti MFW show

The curtain went up on Milan's fashion week on Wednesday (September 19) with a soft-toned and very feminine collection designed by Italy's Alberta Ferretti with urban safari-inspired looks. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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3-D printed gun creator flees amid sex accusation

Cody Wilson, the creator of 3-D printed plastic guns, has fled to Taiwan after learning police in Austin were investigating an accusation he had sex with an underage girl.

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Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper released from prison

30-year-old Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped and raped at the age of 14 and one of her captors, Wanda Barzee, was released from prison on Wednesday.

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Are Bert and Ernie gay? And does it matter?

A new debate about the relationship status of Sesame Street's Ernie and Bert has taken off on social media following a statement by Mark Saltzman, the writer behind both characters, saying that he based them on his own gay relationship. Others involved in the show however say the pair are just good friends and ask, "Does it really matter?".

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Nike sells out products after Kaepernick ad

Nike has sold out 61 percent more merchandise since the controversial ad campaign featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, according to data on the company's online sales from Thomson Reuters Proprietary Research.

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Wave of China marine parks fuels shady whale trade

Whale shows like the one at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, located in Zhuhai on China's southern coast, are proliferating at new marine parks across the country. It's driving demand for threatened species, according to scientists, executives and activists. Reuters' Farah Master reports.

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朝韩峰会签署共同宣言 金正恩称将访问首尔

韩国总统文在寅与朝鲜领导人金正恩签署《平壤共同宣言》,双方一致同意把朝鲜半岛变成“没有核武器和核威胁的和平之地”,金正恩并称将在不远的将来访问首尔。

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Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper released from prison

30-year-old Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped and raped at the age of 14 and one of her captors, Wanda Barzee, was released from prison on Wednesday. Colette Luke has more.

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U.S. ready to restart nuke talks with Pyongyang

The United States is ready to engage in talks with North Korea "immediately," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, with the aim of completing North Korea's denuclearization by January 2021.

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China's Ma reverses U.S. job plan due to trade war

Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma said his Chinese e-commerce giant no longer plans to create one million jobs in the United States due to the U.S.-China trade conflict started by U.S. President Donald Trump, China's news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.

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Dow, S&P 500 up, tech drags Nasdaq

The S&P 500 and the Dow rose as rising Treasury yields boosted financial stocks and trade worries subsided. Technology stocks pulled the Nasdaq down. Julia Sun reports.

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Praxair shares up on divestiture talks

U.S. industrial gas maker Praxair rose after a Reuters report that its German counterpart Linde will sell assets to secure U.S. antitrust approval for the pair's merger. Julia Sun reports.

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Are Bert and Ernie Gay? Does it matter?

A new debate about the relationship status of Sesame Street's Ernie and Bert has taken off on social media following a statement by Mark Saltzman, the writer behind both characters, saying that he based them on his own gay relationship. Others involved in the show however say the pair are just good friends and ask, "Does it really matter?". Gavino Garay reports.

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Not enough to get markets to new highs, says Sevens Report's Tom Essaye

The market is rallying on U.S. - China trade developments and stabilization in emerging markets, but it needs more positives to hit new highs, says founder of the Sevens Report Tom Essaye. Aleksandra Michalska reports.

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Germany's coalition slides further into crisis mode

A clumsy compromise over the fate of Germany's spy chief has exposed a cruel fact: The parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-left coalition are loveless partners in a dysfunctional relationship that none of them can afford to quit. Anna Bevan and Paul Carrel report.

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Germany's coalition slides into crisis mode

A clumsy compromise to end a row over the fate of Germany's spy chief has exposed a cruel fact: the parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-left coalition are loveless partners in a dysfunctional relationship that none of them can afford to quit.

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These hills are alive with the sound of Brexit

Saltzburg, Austria is well known as the location of the classic musical, the Sound of Music. But Brexit negotiators meeting there aren't singing about a new proposal to stave off an Irish border crisis that appears to be dead on arrival.

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Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper released from prison

Wanda Barzee, one of Elizabeth Smart's captors, was released from prison on Wednesday. Her attorney Scott Williams says she's been ordered to have absolutely no contact with any member of the Smart family. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Roadhouse blues in Plano, Texas

The historic Collinwood House, built around 1861, found itself stuck in the middle of the road Wednesday, as it was being relocated for preservation in Plano, Texas. It took a tractor to get things moving again. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Breakingviews TV: Bean giorno

Sept 19 - Starbucks and Italy are an unlikely blend, but the $75 bln coffee chain’s first store in downtown Milan is bustling, Lisa Jucca reports. Tourists are definitely on board – the question is whether this new attempt at going upmarket will stimulate shareholders too.

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Grassley focused on getting Ford to testify

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said on Wednesday he's focused on getting Christine Bassley Ford comfortable with appearing before his committee to talk to senators. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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U.S. housing starts up more than expected

U.S. homebuilding increased more than expected in August on a jump in multi-family construction. Jade Barker reports.

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EU says McDonald's, Luxembourg tax deal not illegal

McDonald's tax deal with Luxembourg did not breach EU state aid rules, EU antitrust regulators have ruled, saying the reason the U.S. fast food chain did not pay some taxes was due to the mismatch between U.S. and Luxembourg laws. As Pascale Davies reports, the decision by the European Commission was part of its crackdown against illegal sweetheart deals between EU governments and multinationals.

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Reality show surgeon, girlfriend charged with rape

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas says a California surgeon who appeared on a reality tv show and his girlfriend have been arrested on charges of drugging and raping two women. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Trump doubts Kavanaugh accusation

President Trump said on Wednesday he doubted the sexual accusation brought by a woman against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying "it's very hard for me to imagine anything happened." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Trump believes Manafort "will tell the truth"

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he is not worried about what his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is cooperating with the U.S. special counsel's probe into Russian election meddling, will tell prosecutors, as long as he is truthful. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Progress with North Korea "tremendous": Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump hailed Wednesday's summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and said there had been "tremendous progress" with North Korea on several fronts including Pyongyang's denuclearization. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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LA moves to ban fur products

Los Angeles, the city of fashion and glamour, clears the way towards becoming the largest U.S. metropolis to outlaw the sale of fur products. Linda So reports.

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Danske Bank CEO quits in $234bln money laundering scandal

Danske Bank’s chief executive Thomas Borgen resigned on Wednesday after a investigation revealed payments totalling 200 billion euros ($234 billion) through its Estonian branch, many of which the bank said were suspicious. Rosanna Philpott reports.

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