GM is scaling back its Maven car-sharing company and will stop service in nearly half of the 17 North American cities it operates in. A spokesperson who confirmed Maven was shutting down in some cities, without identifying the location or number that will remain, said the company plans to focus on markets that have the strongest demand and growth potential. The WSJ, which was the first to report the impending shutdown, said Maven will continue to operate [...]
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President Trump has distanced himself from Alabama's strict new abortion law, saying there should be exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother. That puts Mr. Trump at odds with some Republicans, including the state's governor. Ed O'Keefe reports. [...]
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While behind bars, Richard Phillips turned to painting, even supporting himself with his art after he was released [...]
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Amid ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Iran, Iraq's President Barham Salih told CBS News he doesn't want his country dragged into another conflict. Iraq is in a tough spot, hosting more than 5,000 U.S. troops, while also depending on militias, many backed by Iran. Roxana Saberi reports. [...]
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Billionaire Robert F. Smith surprised the Morehouse College 2019 graduating class by helping erase their student loan debt. The gift was even a surprise to the school's president. Mark Strassmann explains. [...]
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President Trump is considering pardons for several Americans who have been convicted or accused of committing war crimes. It would be an unprecedented move for a commander in chief. David Martin reports. [...]
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When an 8-year-old girl was taken in broad daylight near Fort Worth, Texas, a group of volunteers went looking for her. One man saw the suspect's car and called for help. Omar Villafranca has the story. [...]
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Snap has another appointment in the apt saga of its ephemeral CFOs. Four months after losing its CFO Tim Stone following a reported “personality clash” between Stone and CEO Evan Spiegel, Snap has promoted its VP of Finance Derek Andersen to the role, the company said Monday. Andersen is the company's third CFO since March of 2017, when it went public. Lara Sweet, who was serving as the company's interim CFO as well as the chief [...]
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Fire Brigades Union questions government's claims that resources are sufficient Firefighters have accused ministers of “utter complacency” about the risk of high-rise fires after it emerged that most fire brigades still plan to send only a handful of pumps to tackle such blazes, despite 40 being used at Grenfell Tower.The Fire Brigades Union said that nearly two years after the disaster that killed 72 people, ministers' claims that firefighters had sufficient resources to keep people [...]
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Got a few thousand bucks and a good deal of engineering expertise? You're in luck: Stanford students have created a quadrupedal robot platform called Doggo that you can build with off-the-shelf parts and a considerable amount of elbow grease. That's better than the alternatives, which generally require a hundred grand and a government-sponsored lab. Due to be presented (paper on arXiv here) at the IEEE International Conference on Robots and Automation, Doggo is the result of [...]
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