Technology

U.S. lawmaker asks Intel, others for briefing on chip flaws

A Democratic U.S. lawmaker asked Intel Corp and two other microchip makers on Tuesday to provide a briefing on the recently detected Spectre and Meltdown security flaws that could allow hackers to steal information from most computers and devices.

Politics

White House doctor says Trump in ‘excellent’ overall health

U.S. President Donald Trump had a normal score on a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, although he could benefit from a lower-fat diet and more exercise, the White House physician said on Tuesday.

U.S.

Nine charged over fraternity pledge’s death at Florida State University

Nine men were charged on Tuesday over the hazing death of a 20-year-old fraternity pledge, who died of alcohol poisoning at Florida State University late last year, police said.

U.S.

Wage dispute at NY City’s main produce market could lead to strike

The market that supplies New York City with most of its fresh fruits and vegetables faces the prospect of its first work stoppage since 1986 if last-ditch bargaining on Tuesday fails to bridge pay differences in a contract covering 1,100 warehouse workers.

Politics

21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes

A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling.

Technology

YouTube again revises rules to protect advertisers from offensive content

Alphabet Inc’s Google is making its second attempt in less than a year to protect advertisers on its YouTube user channels from being associated with videos featuring violence, gore or bad language.

U.S.

Police still baffled by discovery 13 starved, abused siblings

Police said on Tuesday they were still seeking answers after finding 13 siblings starving in their parents’ squalid Southern California home, some of them chained to beds under “horrific” conditions in an otherwise ordinary suburb.

Technology

Senate to vote to renew NSA’s internet surveillance program

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday planned to vote to advance a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, as privacy advocates made a final push to derail the measure.

Business

Britain investigates Carillion directors after collapse

Britain ordered a fast-track inquiry into the role played by Carillion’s directors in the failure of the construction and services group, as some of its thousands of small suppliers started to lay off workers on Tuesday.

Entertainment

Kim Kardashian announces birth of third child, this one by surrogate

Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West announced their third child on Tuesday, a girl born to a surrogate.

Business

Top Walmart executive to be appointed International CEO

Wal-Mart Stores Inc Chief Operating Officer Judith McKenna will take up the role of chief executive of its international unit, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.

U.S.

Ex-CIA officer arrested for retaining classified information

A former Central Intelligence Agency officer was arrested at an U.S. airport on Monday night in connection with charges that he illegally retained highly classified information, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

U.S.

Second U.S. winter storm forces hundreds of flight cancellations

A second winter storm in as many weeks is causing hundreds of flight cancellations across the United States, airlines reported on Tuesday, potentially dealing a further blow to carriers’ first quarter outlooks.

Politics

Ex-Trump chief strategist Bannon to meet with House panel on Russia

President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday with a U.S. House of Representatives committee that is probing whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

Business

Bidder for the Weinstein Company says bankruptcy may be best option

Killer Content Inc, the movie producer that has partnered with philanthropist Abigail Disney in a consortium vying to acquire the Weinstein Company, said on Monday that a bankruptcy may be the best way forward for the U.S. film and TV studio.

Technology

Google to expand cloud infrastructure with new regions, submarine cables

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Tuesday it would add five regions and build three new submarine cables as it expands its infrastructure for cloud customers.

U.S.

Homeland Security chief: Deporting ‘Dreamers’ not top priority

Deporting immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children will not be a top federal law enforcement priority even if lawmakers do not pass a program to protect them, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security chief said in an interview aired on Tuesday.

Business

Some 10,000 Daimler employees strike in push for higher wages

Some 10,000 workers at German carmaker Daimler AG walked off their shifts for an hour on Tuesday as they sought to persuade employers to give engineering workers around Germany more pay and a shorter working week.

U.S.

U.S. top court rejects former New York lawmaker Silver’s appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s bid to avoid a retrial on corruption charges after his 2015 conviction was thrown out by a lower court.

Technology

Maersk, IBM to launch blockchain-based platform for global trade

The world’s largest container shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk is teaming up with IBM to create an industry-wide trading platform it says can speed up trade and save billions of dollars.

Entertainment

Death of Cranberries star O’Riordan not suspicious – police

The death in London of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, police said on Tuesday.

U.S.

Parents charged after 13 siblings found starved, chained in California

The 13 California siblings who police say were starved and chained to beds by their parents rarely left their disheveled house and, when they did, they appeared small and pale and acted strangely, neighbors said.

U.S.

Four South Carolina police wounded exchanging gunfire with suspect

A police officer and three sheriff’s deputies were shot and wounded as they tried to apprehend a man accused of domestic violence early Tuesday morning in South Carolina’s York County, the sheriff’s office said.

Entertainment

‘Sell Drugsz’ rapper sentenced for narcotics trafficking in Rhode Island

A Rhode Island rapper whose songs include “Sell Drugsz” and “Feds Watching” has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for trafficking heroin and fentanyl, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Technology

IBM to reassign 30 percent of staff in 2018: The Register

International Business Machines Corp plans to reassign up to 30 percent of staff in its 103,000 computer service delivery business this year with job losses through attrition of around 10,000.