Clinton ‘Overheated’; Tesla’s Not-Quite-Auto Pilot: Sunday Wrap

  • Uber resumes talk with drivers on settling labor lawsuit
  • Miracle on Hudson biopic leads box office in first weekend

Here are highlights of Sunday’s top breaking stories from around the world:

Another bad moment for Hillary Clinton: On a day both sides had agreed to refrain from campaigning to focus on the 15th anniversary of 9/11, Clinton left a ceremony at Ground Zero early, feeling “overheated,” suddenly making her health more than the stuff of conspiracy theories. The campaign went quiet for hours before her doctor announced that the allergies-related cough Clinton had exhibited Friday turned into pneumonia, coupled with dehydration -- notwithstanding Clinton’s claim to reporters two hours after the incident that she felt “great.”

Equity futures gauges from Tokyo to Sydney indicated declines of more than 1 percent coming Monday.

Billionaire Elon Musk said his Tesla Motors is rejiggering its Autopilot feature to rely more on radar than visual cues, after a fatal accident brought on regulatory scrutiny and criticism by a consumer advocacy group. It will also build in a feature that will shut Autopilot down if a driver doesn’t respond to numerous warnings to put his or her hands on the wheel. 

Ride-sharing service Uber told a court it has resumed talks on settling claims that its drivers should be employees rather than independent contractors, after a $100 million agreement that would keep the drivers as contractors was struck down by a judge as unfair. It’s a central case in the future of the sharing economy.

“Sully,” the Tom Hanks/Clint Eastwood biopic of the pilot who made the so-called Miracle on the Hudson landing, led U.S. movies at the box office with $35.5 million in its debut weekend.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made another plea for debt relief, starting with having its government bonds included in the European Central Bank’s asset purchase program, blaming quarreling creditors and financial overnight bodies for delaying progress.

Full adoption of self-driving cars may lower auto insurance premiums by more than 40 percent by 2050, and 20 percent in the U.S. by 2025, according to insurance broker Aon.

Forget Nike, Adidas and Under Armour -- the apparel brands adorning the finalists at the U.S. Open tennis tournament are Japanese. As were the clothes worn by the two men they reached to get to the finals. Nike, in fact, hasn’t made an appearance in a tennis Grand Slam final all year.

One of the Syrian rebel groups said it won’t abide by the truce set to go into effect Monday.

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