McCarthy quits speaker race, leaves GOP in chaos

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, considered the favorite to succeed Speaker John Boehner, surprisingly dropped out of the speaker race.

Bill Gross sues Pimco for $200 million over forced ouster 2:51pm EDT

NEW YORK - Famed bond investor Bill Gross sued his former employer Pacific Investment Management Co and its parent Allianz SE for $200 million, saying he was driven out of the bond fund giant he helped found by a greedy "cabal" of executives who wanted his huge bonus for themselves.


Covers for TDI diesel Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda engines are seen in this picture illustration in Jelah, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 29, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

But what if I love my dirty diesel VW?

SAN FRANCISCO - Whatever fix Volkswagen proposes for its polluting diesel cars could be undermined by some owners in the United States who won't bring their cars in for a recall and can't be forced to.  Full Article 

United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (L) presents USAF Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, (Airman's Medal and Purple Heart), during awards for his role in disarming a gunman on a Paris-bound train on August 21 at the Pentagon in Washington September 17, 2015.     REUTERS/Gary Cameron

France train attack hero stabbed in California

U.S. Air Force airman Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans who thwarted a train attack in France in August, was stabbed in Sacramento and was in stable condition at a California hospital.  Full Article | Video 

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow December 18, 2014.REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Is 'Czar Putin' as secure as he seems?

PARIS - "Putin is a hostage of his entourage," says Sergei Pugachev, an enemy who once counted the Kremlin chief as a close family friend, one of many who believe his confidence hides a deeper insecurity.  Full Article 

An Uber sign is seen in a car in New York June 30, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Uber eyes connections between hacker and Lyft

SAN FRANCISCO - Uber's probe into the hacking that disclosed the personal info of 50,000 drivers focuses on an Internet address that was issued to the chief of technology at its archrival Lyft.  Full Article 

Cyber sick: Can your medical device catch a virus?

Is your doctor the only one watching the signals your pacemaker is sending out? Reuters technology correspondent Jim Finkle explores threats in the world of connected medical devices.

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