Trump raises infrastructure investment plan to $1.7 trillion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his long-awaited plan to help rebuild the nation’s infrastructure would result in about $1.7 trillion in overall investment over the next 10 years, a larger figure than he previously announced.

Arizona man gets six months in prison for hacking university email accounts

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An Arizona man was sentenced to six months in prison on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to hacking into over 1,000 email accounts at Pace University in New York in an attempt to download sexually explicit photos and videos.

Brazil ex-President Lula loses appeal against corruption conviction

The verdict by an appeals court is seen as a blow to Lula’s chances of regaining presidential office.

U.S. auto regulator probing Tesla ‘Autopilot’ crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday it was sending investigators to examine the crash of a Tesla Inc vehicle, apparently traveling in semi-autonomous mode, and a fire truck in California.

In Davos, Gulf Arabs slam an absent Iran

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Gulf Arab officials used the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday to slam Iran for what they said was its destabilizing behavior in the region, taking advantage of Tehran’s conspicuous absence at the annual event.

UK’s May seeks to harness investor power in fight against online extremism

LONDON (Reuters) – Investors should use their financial clout to force internet firms into taking more responsibility for stopping militants and pedophiles using their platforms, British Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Thursday.