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United CEO acknowledges airline's mistake in puppy's death
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The head of United Airlines
acknowledged on Wednesday that the carrier had made a mistake last week when a French bulldog puppy died on a United flight after a cabin attendant forced the dog's owner to stow it in an overhead bin.
If you want to find Nemo, you may need SoFi, the robotic fish
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When exploring marine environments, underwater robots tend to be a bull trout in a china shop, disturbing marine life with their bulk and disruptive propulsion. Enter SoFi, the soft, agile robotic fish with a delicate demeanor.
Zuckerberg says Facebook 'made mistakes' on Cambridge Analytica
SAN FRANCISCO, March 21 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that the social media company made mistakes that allowed data about users to end up with the analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and said the company would make changes.
U.S. infant mortality high even for full-term babies
(Reuters Health) - Infant mortality rates for full-term babies vary across the U.S., but all states are worse than many European countries, a new study suggests.
Trump, congressional leaders discuss support for spending bill -White House
WASHINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday about a $1.3 trillion spending bill being considered by Congress and indicated his support for the measure, the White House said.
Facebook took years to clamp down on developers' data harvesting - ex-operations manager
LONDON, March 21 (Reuters) - A former Facebook operations manager told a British parliamentary committee on Wednesday that data harvesting of member profiles by outside software developers was once routine and that the company took years to clamp down on the practice.
UPDATE 1-Academic in Facebook storm worked on Russian 'dark' personality project
MOSCOW/FRANKFURT, March 21 (Reuters) - The psychologist at the center of a scandal over the misuse of millions of Facebook users' personal data worked with Russian researchers on a study of toxic personality traits.
UPDATE 1-FTSE retreats as more drama hits UK retail
LONDON, March 21 (Reuters) - British shares fell to a new 15-month low on Wednesday as Kingfisher and Moss Bros piled more bad news on a UK retail industry reeling from the surge in e-commerce.
Germany confirms H5N6 bird flu case on island farm
HAMBURG (Reuters) - German authorities have confirmed outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu type at a farm on an island off the German North Sea coast, the Schleswig-Holstein state agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.
RPT-UPDATE 2-Vatican communications chief resigns over "Lettergate" scandal
VATICAN CITY, March 21 (Reuters) - Pope Francis' communications chief resigned on Wednesday after a scandal over a doctored letter, a public relations fiasco for the Vatican two months after the pope had warned of the dangers of fake news.
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