U.S. consumer financial watchdog accuses congressional critics of ‘misstatements’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accused congressional critics of relying on “misstatements” to criticize his agency, which was set up under former President Barack Obama to pursue bad behavior by financial institutions.

American Air passenger says runaway beverage cart caused brain injury

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An American Airlines plane flew to its destination rather than make an emergency landing after a runaway beverage cart struck a passenger’s head during takeoff, leaving him with a severe brain injury, according to a negligence lawsuit on Thursday.

Deadly tower blaze highlights London’s rich-poor divide

LONDON (Reuters) – Within a short walk from the social housing block in west London where 17 people – and perhaps many more – died in a devastating fire are some of Britain’s wealthiest streets, lined with elegant, multi-million-pound townhouses.

U.S. states could not set self-driving car rules under Republican plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – California and other states would be barred from setting their own rules governing design and testing of self-driving cars, while federal regulators would be blocked from demanding pre-market approval for autonomous vehicle technology, according to a U.S. House Republican proposal reviewed by Reuters on Thursday.