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U.S. House panel seeks NHTSA briefing on Takata air bag defects

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee has asked a federal regulator to provide a briefing on its investigation into automobile air bags manufactured by Takata Corp., a committee aide said on Tuesday. The aide also said that committee staffers plan to meet...(more) 




John McEnroe’s son bought cocaine, but got baking soda instead

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Kevin McEnroe, the son of tennis legend John McEnroe and Oscar-winning actress Tatum O’Neal, was ripped off during a drug deal after being sold baking soda when he thought he was buying cocaine, according to court papers obtained by the Daily News.  



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Snowplough driver in Moscow crash says on runway by mistake

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Moscow (AFP) - The driver of the snowplough involved in the plane crash that killed the CEO of France’s Total oil company at a Moscow airport, said he drove onto the runway after losing his bearings. 



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Saudi jails 13 for plan to attack US forces

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Riyadh (AFP) - A Saudi court has sentenced 13 people, including an Afghan and a Qatari, to between 18 months and 30 years in prison for plotting an Al-Qaeda attack against US forces. 



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Lufthansa close to deal with IBM for IT infrastructure unit

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BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa is close to a deal to sell its IT infrastructure unit to IBM , including an outsourcing agreement for the services, as part of a shake-up of its technology activities, it said on Wednesday. Europe's largest airline by revenue is...(more) 



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Business Briefing: Coca-Cola Lowers Forecast and Plans Cost-Cutting

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The company said it would reach its cost-cutting goal by 2019 through a variety of measures, like revamping its global supply chain. 



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Heineken reports surprise decline in beer sales on damp Europe

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Heineken , the world's third largest brewer, reported lower than expected beer sales in the third quarter as wet weather reduced drinking in Europe, but retained its full-year outlook.  



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Uganda says no fresh cases of Ebola-like Marburg virus

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Kampala (AFP) - Ugandan health officials said Tuesday that all suspected cases of the Ebola-like Marburg virus had tested negative and those held in isolation released. 



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New Zagat Guide Has a Few Surprises

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Benjamin Steak House and Sea Fire Grill received high scores in the 2015 Zagat Guide to New York City restaurants, released on Wednesday. 



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Conductor Chailly: Appeasing La Scala's 'gods' with Italian opera

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LONDON (Reuters) - Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly knows that Milan's legendary La Scala opera house, where he takes over as principal conductor in January, is a political and cultural pressure cooker. So he's going to give the public what it wants: Italian opera.  



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Wife admits ordering killing of Briton on Bali

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Denpasar (Indonesia) (AFP) - The wife of a British man found with his throat slashed and dumped in a ditch on Indonesia's resort island of Bali has admitted ordering the killing, police said Wednesday. 



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Iraqi tribes in Abu Ghraib buck IS takeover

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ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) — The city of Abu Ghraib will never fall to the Islamic State group, Sheikh Khalil Ibrahim Haidan said, launching into discussion at his family farm. 



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