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House passes bill to speed deployment of self-driving cars
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Published in 6-9-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) The House voted Wednesday to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to permit deployment of up to 100,000 of the vehicles annually over the next several years. The bill was passed by a voice vote. State and local officials have raised concern that it lim ...>>
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Testing probe to help cancer surgeons know they got it all
Technology
Published in 6-9-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Patients emerging from cancer surgery want to know, "Did you get it all?" Now scientists are developing a pen-like probe to help surgeons better tell when it's safe to stop cutting or if stray tumor cells still lurk. The device is highly experimental, but laboratory tests show it uses molecular fingerprints to distinguish between cancerous cells and healthy ones far faster th ...>>
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Kentucky abortion clinic's future at stake in federal trial
Technology
Published in 6-9-2017
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Attorneys for Kentucky's last abortion clinic said as a federal trial opened Wednesday that state regulators are using "onerous" rules to try to shut it down, predicting some women would "take the matter into their own hands" to end unwanted pregnancies if the state succeeds. "There will be no abortions in Kentucky if they win," clinic attorney Donald L. Cox said as proc ...>>
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People separate bear from cubs, who are sent to rehab center
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Published in 6-9-2017
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) Montana wildlife officials say people trying to take photos of two young bear cubs ended up separating them from their mother. Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden Nick Taylor says the bears were near the town of Harlowton over the weekend when people stopped to take pictures. At some point, people chased the bears and got between the mother and her still-nursing cubs. Wildli ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 6-9-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Correction: Future of Work-Running the Robots story
Technology
Published in 30-8-2017
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NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) In a story Aug. 15 about automation in manufacturing, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a report that forecast 2 million new American manufacturing jobs in the next decade. It should have cited The Manufacturing Institute, not the American Manufacturing Institute. A corrected version of the story is below: In US, factory jobs are high-tech, but the workers are not US ...>>
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Want to help? Here's how to give in Harvey's wake
Technology
Published in 30-8-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Charities are stepping up their donation requests in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which has devastated South Texas and on Wednesday hit southwestern Louisiana. At least 18 people have died, and countless residents are displaced from their homes. While the urge to donate clothes and other supplies is natural, money is the quickest, most effective contribution most people can make du ...>>
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Dream Chaser spacecraft in captive-carry test over desert
Technology
Published in 30-8-2017
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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) A test version of a spacecraft resembling a mini space shuttle was carried aloft over the Mojave Desert by a helicopter Wednesday in a precursor to a free flight in which it will be released to autonomously land on a runway as it would in a return from orbit. Sierra Nevada Corp.'s Dream Chaser craft was lifted off the ground at 7:21 a.m., at NASA's Ar ...>>
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Fentanyl drives another record year of Ohio overdose deaths
Technology
Published in 30-8-2017
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) An average of 11 people died each day of drug overdoses last year in Ohio, officials said Wednesday as they reported yet another grim milestone in the state's addictions epidemic. A record 4,050 people died of drug overdoses in 2016, with fatalities driven in large part by the emergence of stronger drugs like the synthetic painkiller fentanyl, the Health Department said. ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 30-8-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, 'I'll be back soon'
Technology
Published in 21-7-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues shaken by news of his diagnosis. Showing no signs of stepping back from political and national security battles, he issued a statement slamming the Trump administration over its Syr ...>>
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Hot mics and neckties: Shareable OJ Simpson parole moments
Technology
Published in 21-7-2017
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The world watched live as O.J. Simpson convinced a Nevada parole board he should be released after spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist. Many pointed to his 1995 murder trial in Los Angeles, though he was acquitted, and a raft of allegations that he abused his wife. Among the things discussed were cookies, ice cream, President Donald Trump and former Associated Press Special ...>>
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Musk says government likes plan for high-speed tunnels
Technology
Published in 21-7-2017
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DETROIT (AP) Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has "verbal government approval" to build a tunnel for high-speed transportation from New York to Washington that could break ground by the end of this year. [...] the White House confirmed it had "positive discussions" about the tunnel with Musk and executives from his underground drilling enterprise, The Boring Co. A White House spokesman ...>>
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Alexa, turn up my Kenmore AC; Sears cuts a deal with Amazon
Technology
Published in 21-7-2017
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Sears, which also owns Kmart, said that its Kenmore Smart appliances will be fully integrated with Amazon's Alexa, allowing users to control things like air conditioners through voice commands. "The launch of Kenmore products on Amazon.com will significantly expand the distribution and availability of the Kenmore brand in the U.S.," Sears Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert said in a company rel ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 21-7-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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