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U.S. Senate bill vows to get tough on robocalls, up penalties

16 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON Two U.S. senators on Friday unveiled bipartisan legislation to toughen penalties on robocalls, make it easier for regulators to crack down on unwanted calls and compel mobile phone providers to adopt call authentication technologies.

U.S. Senate bill vows to get tough on robocalls, up penalties

16 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 Two U.S. senators on Friday unveiled bipartisan legislation to toughen penalties on robocalls, make it easier for regulators to crack down on unwanted calls and compel mobile phone providers to adopt call authentication technologies.

'Design errors' faulted in Florida bridge collapse: U.S. agency

16 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday that "design errors" were found in a pedestrian bridge that collapsed in March at Florida International University, killing six people and injuring eight.

SpaceX, TeleSat Canada bids get U.S. nod to expand satellite internet

16 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON (The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to allow Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk's Space X, Telesat Canada [PSPENC.UL] and two other companies to roll out new satellite-based broadband services.

U.S. pilots union warns of possible 'safety deficiency' in Boeing 737 MAX

16 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON The Air Line Pilots Association told U.S. safety regulators on Thursday the union was concerned about "a potential, significant aviation system safety deficiency" in the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, one of which crashed last month in Indonesia.

Amazon picks New York City, Washington D.C. area for new offices

16 Nov 2018

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON Amazon.com Inc picked America's financial and political capitals for massive new offices on Tuesday, branching out from its home base in Seattle with plans to create more than 25,000 jobs in both New York City and an area just outside Washington, D.C. | Video

Exclusive: China sends written response to U.S. trade reform demands - U.S. government sources

15 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON China has delivered a written response to U.S. demands for wide-ranging trade reforms, three U.S. government sources said on Wednesday, a move that could trigger more formal negotiations to resolve a withering trade war between the world's top economies. | Video

EXCLUSIVE-China sends written response to U.S. trade reform demands -U.S. govt sources

15 Nov 2018

* Chinese response reiterates earlier commitments- source (Adds quotes and analysis)

FCC launches first U.S. high-band 5G spectrum auction

15 Nov 2018

The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday launched the agency's first high-band 5G spectrum auction as it works to clear space for next-generation faster networks.

UPDATE 2-U.S. safety board holds hearing on fatal Southwest engine explosion

14 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board opened an investigative hearing on Wednesday into the fatal engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 that killed one passenger.

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U.S. judge blocks Trump asylum restrictions

A U.S. judge on Monday temporarily blocked an order by President Donald Trump that barred asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico, the latest courtroom defeat for Trump on immigration policy.