By Julia Love and Alexandria Sage SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc is investigating how to charge electric cars, talking to charging station companies and hiring engineers with expertise in the area, according to people familiar with the matter and a review of LinkedIn profiles. For more than a year, Silicon Valley has been buzzing about Apple's plan to build an electric car. A shortage of public charging stations, and the hours wasted in charging a car, could be an opportunity for Apple, whose simple designs have transformed consumer electronics.
Part of the embankment of the Arno river in Florence collapsed Wednesday, plunging parked cars into a crater and sparking an evacuation of buildings next to the city's world-famous Ponte Vecchio bridge. The stretch of road between the 14th century Ponte Vecchio and the Ponte alle Grazie caved in when a mains pipe it was sitting on burst in the early hours of the morning, dropping around 15 cars into a depression which filled with water. "Seeing that chasm 200 metres from the Ponte Vecchio was a blow.
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton did not comply with State Department policies on records in her use of private email while U.S. secretary of state and she declined to be interviewed for the inspector general's investigation, U.S. media outlets reported on Wednesday. Clinton's use of private email, held on a private server at her Chappaqua, New York, home, for government purposes has come up in various investigations, and the controversy over it has hung over her campaign for months. The report by the department's inspector general cited "longstanding, systemic weaknesses" with State Department records that predated Clinton's tenure, but criticized her for using private email for government business and for failing to turn over records promptly, media reports said.