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Study links air pollution to drop in national park visitors
Technology
Published in 18-7-2018
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DENVER (AP) Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities looked at more than two decades of data on ozone pollution at 33 parks from Shenandoah to Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon ...>>
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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever
Technology
Published in 18-7-2018
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it's ever done before. The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company's latest test flight. Once the booster separated, the capsule's escape motor fired, lifting the spacecraft to an altitude of 389,846 feet. That's 74 miles or 119 kilometers ...>>
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Attorney general: Oklahoma board went too far with pot rules
Technology
Published in 18-7-2018
    146 Visits
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's Board of Health overstepped its authority with several of the emergency rules on medical marijuana it adopted last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter wrote Wednesday in a letter to the head of the agency. In the letter to Interim Commissioner of Health Tom Bates, Hunter specifically cites last-minute changes the nine-member board approved last week that ...>>
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EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices
Technology
Published in 18-7-2018
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BRUSSELS (AP) European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion Wednesday for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps. The European Union said Google's practices restrict competition and reduce choices for consumers. While Google can easily afford the fine, ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 18-7-2018
    216 Visits

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
Study links air pollution to drop in national park visitors
Technology
Published in 18-7-2018
    65 Visits
DENVER (AP) Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities looked at more than two decades of data on ozone pollution at 33 parks from Shenandoah to Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever
Technology
Published in 18-7-2018
    667 Visits
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it's ever done before. The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company's latest test flight. Once the booster separated, the capsule's escape motor fired, lifting the spacecraft to an altitude of 389,846 feet. That's 74 miles or 119 kilometers ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Attorney general: Oklahoma board went too far with pot rules
Technology
Published in 18-7-2018
    258 Visits
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's Board of Health overstepped its authority with several of the emergency rules on medical marijuana it adopted last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter wrote Wednesday in a letter to the head of the agency. In the letter to Interim Commissioner of Health Tom Bates, Hunter specifically cites last-minute changes the nine-member board approved last week that ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices
Technology
Published in 18-7-2018
    390 Visits
BRUSSELS (AP) European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion Wednesday for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps. The European Union said Google's practices restrict competition and reduce choices for consumers. While Google can easily afford the fine, ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 18-7-2018
    966 Visits

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
Twitter to remove suspicious accounts from follower counts
Technology
Published in 11-7-2018
    194 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) Twitter says it will begin removing suspicious accounts it has locked from its counts of users' followers. Twitter users are likely to see a reduction in their follower counts in the coming days. For many, this will amount to a reduction of four followers or less. But large accounts of celebrities and public figures could see bigger drops. An account that's been locked can ...>>
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Report: NASA needs backup plan as US crew launches slip
Technology
Published in 11-7-2018
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NASA needs a backup plan for getting astronauts to space, given additional delays on the horizon for new commercial crew capsules. The U.S. Government Accountability Office made the recommendation Wednesday. It's the top suggestion in the GAO's latest report on the SpaceX and Boeing crew capsules under development. Both companies have been shooting for test flights by the end of this yea ...>>
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Loon and Wing graduate from Alphabet's 'moonshot factory'
Technology
Published in 11-7-2018
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) Two of Alphabet's high-flying startups are leaving the nest. Loon and Wing are graduating from X, Alphabet's secretive incubator known as the "moonshot factory." Loon aims to deliver internet signals via high-altitude balloons, while Wing builds airborne delivery drones. By graduating, they are considered full-fledged businesses and will be part of Alphabet� ...>>
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Execution blocked after company objects to use of its drug
Technology
Published in 11-7-2018
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LAS VEGAS (AP) A Nevada judge effectively put the execution of a two-time killer on hold Wednesday after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death. Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez disallowed the use of the drug in a ruling that came down less than nine hours before Scott Raymond Dozier, 47, was to be executed with a three-chemical inje ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 11-7-2018
    241 Visits

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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