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Revised suit faults Google for asking hires about prior pay
Technology
Published in 3-1-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A revised gender-pay lawsuit seeking class-action status against Google faults the search giant for asking new hires about their prior salary, a practice now banned in California. The suit, filed Wednesday, also adds a fourth complainant, a preschool teacher with a master's degree. The four women allege they were underpaid by Google compared with their male counterparts. T ...>>
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Series of small quakes rattle area near Mount St. Helens
Technology
Published in 3-1-2018
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SEATTLE (AP) A series of small earthquakes has rattled an area northeast of Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says a 3.9 magnitude quake hit around 12:38 a.m. Wednesday. Dozens of people throughout the region reported feeling it. It was followed minutes later by a 2.7 magnitude temblor. Dozens of smaller aftershocks have been hitting since then. ...>>
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Price tag on gene therapy for rare form of blindness: $850K
Technology
Published in 3-1-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) A first-of-its kind genetic treatment for blindness will cost $850,000 per patient, making it one of the most expensive medicines in the world and raising questions about the affordability of a coming wave of similar gene-targeting therapies. The injectable treatment from Spark Therapeutics can improve the eyesight of patients with a rare genetic mutation that affects just a few t ...>>
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Roku to chime in with voice-controlled assistant
Technology
Published in 3-1-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Roku plans to add a voice-controlled digital assistant to its streaming TV players in an attempt to catch up with Google, Apple and Amazon. Roku's voice capabilities are currently limited to performing search requests and launching apps. The assistant will be able to field broader requests about video, music and other tasks tied to entertainment. Still, that's a much ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 3-1-2018
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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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Military turns to oyster reefs to protect against storms
Technology
Published in 27-12-2017
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MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) Earle Naval Weapons Station, where the Navy loads some of America's most sophisticated weapons onto warships, suffered $50 million worth of damage in Superstorm Sandy. Now the naval pier is fortifying itself with some decidedly low-tech protection: oysters. The facility has allowed an environmental group to plant nearly a mile of oyster reefs about a quarter-mile off it ...>>
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Starfish making comeback after brutal 'wasting' syndrome killed millions
Technology
Published in 27-12-2017
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) Starfish are making a comeback on the West Coast, four years after a mysterious syndrome killed millions of them. From 2013 to 2014, Sea Star Wasting Syndrome hit sea stars from British Columbia to Mexico. The starfish would develop lesions and then disintegrate, their arms turning into blobs of goo. The cause is unclear but researchers say it may be a virus. But now ...>>

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2 investors, including 'Twilight' backer, convicted of fraud
Technology
Published in 27-12-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Two tech entrepreneurs, including a man who invested in the film studio that made the "Twilight" movies, were convicted of fraud on Tuesday in New York. A federal jury convicted Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, 45, and Omar Amanat, 44, of all charges after a six-week trial. The convictions stemmed from the men's role in the technology startup Kit Digital. U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardep ...>>
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Edmunds Sizes Up New Car-Safety Technology
Technology
Published in 27-12-2017
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We are in a new era of car safety: The focus has shifted from reducing death and injury in a vehicle collision to preventing a crash from happening in the first place. Safety features designed to avoid accidents are becoming increasingly common in new cars. Here is an overview of the advanced safety features you're likely to encounter when shopping for a new car, along with examples of what c ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 27-12-2017
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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
SpaceX unveils new Falcon Heavy rocket before January launch
Technology
Published in 20-12-2017
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) SpaceX has unveiled its new Falcon Heavy rocket a month before its first launch. Photos released Wednesday by SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk show the new rocket inside its Florida hangar. Missing is the cargo for the January test flight. Musk has said the Falcon Heavy will launch his own cherry-red Tesla Roadster into space. First, though, SpaceX will test-fire all 27 ...>>
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Sen. Rand Paul threatens to block House surveillance bill
Technology
Published in 20-12-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) A libertarian-leaning Republican senator threatened on Wednesday to oppose and, if necessary, block passage of House legislation to reauthorize a soon-to-expire foreign intelligence collection program. The warning from Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky comes as Congress is trying to find the best way for ensuring that the program doesn't lapse by year's end. Senate Republican l ...>>
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Science Says: Are poinsettias poisonous? Some holiday truths
Technology
Published in 20-12-2017
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CHICAGO (AP) Are poinsettias really poisonous? Are snowflakes really pure as the driven snow? Does feasting really put on the pounds? Sure as sugarplums, myths and misconceptions pop up every holiday season. Here's what science says about some of them: FLOWER POWER Poinsettias, those showy holiday plants with red and green foliage, are not nearly as harmful as a persistent myth says. Mild r ...>>
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Veggie might: Titans' D gets boost after going vegan
Technology
Published in 20-12-2017
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Wesley Woodyard misses putting milk in his cereal, and try as he might, the Tennessee Titans linebacker still reaches for a strip of bacon here and there. Giving up meat hasn't been easy, but in a league where everyone is looking for an edge, Woodyard and the Titans think they've found one in the produce aisle. Woodyard and at least 10 teammates mostly on defense ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 20-12-2017
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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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