Daily Archive: December 19, 2017

Dec
19

Post Office secures £370m funding from government

About £160m of the money will go to village branches, but unions condemn a “slash-and-burn” of services.

Dec
19

U.S. investigators seeking to interview crew members in fatal derailment

U.S. investigators seeking to interview crew members in fatal derailmentSafety investigators hope the engineer of an Amtrak passenger train that careened off a bridge onto a highway in Washington state can explain why his locomotive was traveling more than twice the speed limit when the deadly derailment occurred, officials said on Tuesday. Three people aboard the train were killed in the Monday morning wreck near the town of DuPont, in which all 12 carriages and one of the train’s two locomotives tumbled off the rails, officials said. The accident occurred as the train was making its inaugural run on a new, slightly quicker route between Seattle and Portland, Oregon, with 86 people aboard, 80 of them passengers, Amtrak said.


Dec
19

YouTube signs Universal Music deal amid subscription plans

The deal with Universal, whose artists include Taylor Swift, will fuel debate about YouTube’s music ambitions.

Dec
19

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile fired toward Riyadh; no reported casualties

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile fired toward Riyadh; no reported casualtiesSaudi air defenses shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Houthi group towards Riyadh on Tuesday, the Saudi-led coalition said, in an attack that could escalate a proxy war between the kingdom and Iran.


Dec
19

Starbucks Customer Demands Asian Student Stop Speaking Korean

Starbucks Customer Demands Asian Student Stop Speaking KoreanA woman was thrown out of a Starbucks in Walnut Creek, California, earlier this month after she berated two Asian customers with racist insults.


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