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Heat blamed for spray vaccine's failure against swine flu
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Published in 27-2-2015
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ATLANTA (AP) The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu fragile doses got too warm. In June, a federal scientific panel the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices took the unusual step of advising doctors to give FluMist to healthy young kids instead of a shot, if available. For years, st ...>>
5 things to know about 'net neutrality'
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Published in 27-2-2015
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Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry: With few exceptions, the cable and wireless companies that provide much of the nation's broadband already operate under the idea of net neutrality. Regulators say this was important because some providers had signaled an interest in mani ...>>
Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability
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Published in 27-2-2015
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(AP) Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried in the rocky desert. Alex Juarez, a spokesman for Internet service provider CenturyLink, said the problem was first reporte ...>>
Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
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Published in 27-2-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic. The new rules require that any company providing a broadband connectio ...>>
Healthful diet report: Sugary drinks out; coffee, eggs in
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Published in 20-2-2015
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The Agriculture and Health and Human Services Departments will take those recommendations into account in writing final 2015 dietary guidelines by the end of the year. The guidelines affect nutritional patterns throughout the country from federally subsidized school lunches to food package labels to your doctor's advice. The committee says available evidence "shows no appreciable relations ...>>
Colorado residents are first to ask feds to block legal pot
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Published in 20-2-2015
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The owners of a mountain hotel and a southern Colorado horse farm argue in a pair of lawsuits filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Denver that the 2012 marijuana-legalization measure has hurt their property and that the marijuana industry is stinky and attracts unsavory visitors. The lawsuits are the first in a state that has legalized recreational or medical marijuana in which its own reside ...>>
NASA delays space station spacewalk because of suit issue
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Published in 20-2-2015
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Two critical fan and pump units for the astronauts' spacesuits failed recently during routine maintenance in orbit. The space agency would like to pull off all three spacewalks before Wilmore leaves the orbiting lab in mid-March. Private companies SpaceX and Boeing are working on crew capsules under NASA contract to ferry U.S. astronauts to and from the space station. NASA lost the abili ...>>
Snowden leak: NSA helped British steal cell phone codes
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Published in 20-2-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Britain's electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide, according to the documents given to journalists by Edward Snowden. A story about the documents posted Thursday on the website The Intercept offered ...>>
More sick sea lion pups washing up on California beaches
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Published in 20-2-2015
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Four times more sick and dying sea lion pups have gotten stranded on California beaches this year, and experts say unusually warm ocean water along the West Coast is to blame. Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday about 940 sick and starving young sea lions have washed up on California beaches so far in 2015. In 2013, more than 1,50 ...>>
Obama signs veterans suicide prevention bill
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Published in 13-2-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Acknowledging the struggles of the nation's veterans, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation intended to reduce the high rate of suicide that is claiming the lives of soldiers and former members of the military by the day. The law, which had broad support from Republicans and Democrats, requires the Pentagon and Veterans Affairs Department to submit to indepen ...>>
Chinese phone sensation dips toes in US with accessories
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Published in 13-2-2015
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While Apple tends to keep its future product plans secret, Xiaomi has invited customers to nosh on popcorn at company parties, chat on Xiaomi's online forums and review or make suggestions for new features, which Xiaomi frequently builds into its weekly software updates. The phones offer a smattering of the sleek technology featured in fancier devices made by Apple and Samsung, but they sell ...>>
As sign-up deadline nears, a new risk for Obama health law
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Published in 13-2-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Thousands of people signing up for health insurance this weekend may not realize it, but their coverage under President Barack Obama's law could be short-lived. [...] Obamacare" opponents who brought the lawsuit argue that the law's literal wording allows the federal government to pay those subsidies only in states that have set up their own insurance markets, or exchan ...>>
Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die
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Published in 13-2-2015
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Beginning in the U.S., Facebook users can pick a "legacy contact" to post on their page after they die, respond to new friend requests and update their profile picture and cover photo. If you give your contact additional permission, they will be able to download and archive your photos, posts and profile information after you die. Facebook accounts are memorialized at the request of loved ones, ...>>
AP Exclusive: Disney gave input on measles health messages
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Published in 13-2-2015
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(AP) As the measles outbreak spread last month, Disneyland executives sent a series of emails to California health officials asking them to emphasize that the theme park was not responsible for the illnesses and was safe to visit, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. [...] the email exchange pulls back the curtain on what can be a delicate process. [...] it shows Disneyland's c ...>>
40 truckloads of lava rock being cleared at transfer station
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Published in 6-2-2015
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A construction company started breaking apart and hauling away the rock this week. Workers also must reinstall a large water tank, reconnect electricity and do other repairs before the station can reopen, County Environmental Management Director Bobby Jean Leithead Todd said. The June 27 lava flow from Kilauea volcano forced the transfer station to close in October in anticipation of the slow-mo ...>>


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