May 31 2017
In May, a district judge dealt a further blow to Uber when he referred the trade secrets case to the USA attorney's office for criminal investigation.
Uber just fired Anthony Levandowski, its vice president of technology, and head of the company's self-driving program.
Asked last month why Uber did not threaten to fire Levandowski to pressure him into turning over the documents, Uber attorney Arturo Gonzalez told Reuters, "We can fire him but we still don't get the documents". But when Levandowski was ordered by a federal judge to hand over evidence and testimony to that end, he asserted his Fifth Amendment rights, seeking to avoid possible criminal charges, according to his lawyers.
Levandowski, who stepped aside from some of his duties last month, will exit with immediate effect. At the time, Levandowski's lawyers called the move "unconstitutional", and accused the court of "forcing him to choose between his privileges and continued employment".
Levandowski, a top engineer on self-driving technology, has turned into a liability for Uber in court. In a statement on Tuesday, his lawyers argued that a person can not be fired for invoking one's Fifth Amendment rights. Uber seems to suggest in its letter that this may not have been the case. A few months after leaving Google, he launched his own self-driving startup Otto, then sold it to Uber for a reported $680 million and joined the ride-hailing startup as its self-driving research lead.
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The British investigation is now reportedly focusing on who helped Abedi, and on whether the bomb-maker is still at large. There were also raids and arrests on Wednesday in Manchester , Wigan and Nuneaton in Warwickshire.
LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record
Hammond replaces Rob Hennigan, who was sacked last month after the Magic failed to make the playoffs during his five-year tenure. The four-time All-Star - who was 10-of-12 from the field in the second half - added four assists and three boards in the win.
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Uber had been standing by Levandowski's right to use his Fifth Amendment protections until Alsup issued the decision requiring the company to return any documents belonging to Waymo by May 31.
Waymo's lawsuit contends that Levandowski in December 2015 downloaded files from a highly confidential design server to a laptop and took the data with him to the startup.
Mr. Levandowski's attorneys have argued in court filings that the judge's order violated his constitutional right protecting him from self-incrimination.
"Waymo has supplied a compelling record that Levandowski pilfered over 14,000 files from Waymo, and that Uber knew or should have known as much when it brought him on board", Alsup said in his order.
The case prompted Levandowski in April to temporarily step aside as Uber's top self-driving auto executive and avoid working on anything related to lidar, an array of sensors that enables autonomous vehicles to navigate the roads.
Levandowski, a co-founder of Otto, headed Uber's efforts to develop self-driving technology for personal driving, delivery and trucking.
May 31 2017
Delhi: IAS officer drowns to death while saving woman's life
Suspecting foul play, the family has demanded a CBI probe into the incident if Delhi Police fails to get any breakthrough soon. Ashish Dahiya , a young IAS officer of J&K cadre lost his life while trying to save a woman officer from drowning in Delhi.
May 30 2017
Trump Reportedly Told Close Associates U.S. Will Leave Paris Climate Agreement
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May 30 2017
SNP ready to join forces with Corbyn against May: Sturgeon
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May 30 2017
237 institutional investors are raising stakes in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK)
First Financial Equity Corporation acquired a new position in Chesapeake Energy during the first quarter valued at $479,000. Hutchin Hill Cap Ltd Partnership owns 0.05% invested in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK ) for 215,300 shares.
May 29 2017
Kushner sought secret communications with Russia
President Trump said his first foreign trip in office was a big success, boasting on Twitter that he saved "millions of jobs". The Senate and House Intelligence committees also are investigating, but not with an eye to bringing criminal charges.
May 29 2017
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May 28 2017
Armed police guarding FA Cup final after Manchester bomb
Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes that the best thing Arsene Wenger can do for the club is help find his successor. The Frenchman's team took a fourth-minute lead with a goal that will be debated long after the final whistle.
May 28 2017
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs: Premiership final
Seven years after winning promotion to the top flight for the very first time, Exeter Chiefs are Premiership champions. It was a fitting finale to Steenson's testimonial season after 10 years at the club.
May 26 2017
Venezuelan president compares treatment of officials overseas to Nazi persecution
Ambassador Olof Skoog said the Security Council "should be on top of issues that relate to preventive diplomacy". The state prosecution service said on Twitter the boy was killed "during a demonstration" there.
May 26 2017
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