US News  March 28, 2017
Trump signs order to roll back Obama climate measures
Surrounded by miners from Rosebud Mining, US President Donald Trump (C) signs he Energy Independence Executive Order at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters in Washington, DC, March 28, 2017President Donald Trump claimed an end to the "war on coal" Tuesday, as he moved to roll back climate protections enacted by predecessor Barack Obama.Trump ordered a review of power plant emission rules and a series of other steps designed to unwind the regulation on fossil fuels, calling into question US commitment to global emission targets....  Full Story
Extradited Russian pleads guilty in US botnet fraud case
Prosecutors say Maxim Senakh used a malicious computer software known as "Ebury" to attack computers around the worldA Russian man pleaded guilty in a US federal court on Tuesday to charges he participated in a global computer fraud conspiracy that generated millions in illicit profit, US authorities announced.Appearing before a federal judge in the state of Minnesota, Maxim Senakh, 41, of Velikii Novgorod, Russia pleaded guilty to computer and wire fraud conspir...  Full Story
Programme to be axed by Trump saves energy
The Energy Star certification scheme under threat from the Trump administration offers tax credits, rebates and other incentives to commercial building owners to improve energy efficiencyVoluntary efficiency programmes -- including one targeted for elimination by the Trump administration -- have led to energy savings of up to 30 percent in commercial buildings in Los Angeles, researchers have reported.Describing their study as the first large-scale analysis of green certification schemes for big buildings, a pair of researchers fro...  Full Story
Trump could make first pitch for Nationals: report
US President Donald Trump arrives for a US President Donald Trump is in talks to make a ceremonial first pitch next Monday when the Washington Nationals open their Major League Baseball campaign at home against Miami, Politico reported Tuesday.The political news website also reported that Trump might spend an inning in the booth with the television announcing crew for the afternoon conte...  Full Story
Carolina Hurricanes goalie only suffers strain after neck scare
Eddie Lack of the Carolina Hurricanes, pictured on March 25, 2017, is in his fourth NHL seasonCarolina Hurricanes goaltender Eddie Lack was diagnosed on Tuesday with only a neck strain after being stretchered off the ice and hospitalized following a collision in a National Hockey League game.The team updated his condition after some tense moments following Detroit's 4-3 overtime victory over the Hurricanes on Monday night.Red Wings center A...  Full Story
Ford investing $1.2 bn in US auto plants
Ford said investments would be made in three Michigan locations, with $850 billion going to its Michigan Assembly PlantFord announced Tuesday that it would invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan plants, part of a deal with its workers' union struck in 2015. President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly singled out the auto industry and pressured them to keep plants and jobs in the country, foreshadowed the news in a morning tweet. "Big announcement by Ford today. Major...  Full Story
Elon Musk hints at new brain-computer project
Elon Musk, pictured in 2015, referenced a new company called Neuralink in a tweet, promising to elaborate in a blog postTech entrepreneur Elon Musk hinted Tuesday that he is working on a new startup focusing on brain-computer interface, part of his vision to help humans keep up with machines.Musk, the founder of electric carmaker Telsa and exploration firm SpaceX, referenced the new company called Neuralink in a tweet, a day after a Wall Street Journal report saying...  Full Story
US praises China over fentanyl fight
Fentanyl is a potent prescription painkiller which is extremely addictive, leading people to seek out illegal copycat versionsA senior US official praised China on Tuesday for its commitment to fighting the spread of synthetic drugs, particularly the powerful opioid fentanyl which is ravaging swathes of the United States.Fentanyl is a potent prescription painkiller which is extremely addictive, leading people to seek out illegal copycat versions. Pop star Prince died from...  Full Story