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Washington voters set to decide ban on new local soda taxes
Technology
Published in 24-10-2018
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SEATTLE (AP) Soda industry giants including the Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo, Inc. are spending more than $20 million to convince voters in Washington state to pass an initiative that would block local governments from imposing taxes on soda, sugary beverages and some food items. The effort follows a tax on sugary beverages that went into effect in Seattle earlier this year. "When you tax any grocer ...>>
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Wall Street skeptical of Tesla's promise to post net profit
Technology
Published in 24-10-2018
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Tesla is showing some promising signs that it will make money as advertised in the third quarter, but Wall Street isn't buying it. The electric car and solar panel maker delivered more than 80,000 vehicles from July through September, and CEO Elon Musk told employees late in the quarter that it was close to profitability. Still, of 15 analysts who follow the company, not one expects Tesla to ...>>
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Report: Efforts to suck carbon from air must be ramped up
Technology
Published in 24-10-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) The nation needs to ramp up efforts to suck heat-trapping gases out of the air to fight climate change, a new U.S. report said. The report Wednesday from the National Academy of Sciences says technology to do so has gotten better, and climate change is worsening. By mid-century, the world needs to be removing about 10 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide out of the air each year. ...>>
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Death toll hits 7 in viral outbreak at pediatric center
Technology
Published in 24-10-2018
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Another young person has died in a viral outbreak at a pediatric rehabilitation center, bringing the death toll to seven, officials said Wednesday. Most of those who died in the adenovirus outbreak were under 18, but at least one was a young adult, the state Health Department said. The seventh victim died Tuesday, officials said. There have been 18 cases overall at the Wanaque ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 24-10-2018
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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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UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency
Technology
Published in 17-10-2018
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GENEVA (AP) The World Health Organization says it is "deeply concerned" by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo but the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency. After convening an expert group to assess the epidemic on Wednesday, the U.N. health agency said "response activities need to be intensified and ongoing vigilance is critical." Aid organizations have expressed alar ...>>
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AP Explains: Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying
Technology
Published in 17-10-2018
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) The World Health Organization has announced that Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is not yet considered a global health emergency. Some aid groups expressed alarm when the rate of new cases more than doubled this month. With the area compared to a war zone, resistance to health workers sometimes turning violent and confirmed cases found near the heavily tra ...>>
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Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada
Technology
Published in 17-10-2018
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MONTREAL (AP) Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks Wednesday as Canada became the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace. In Toronto, people smoked joints as soon as they rolled out of bed in a big "wake and bake" celebration. In Alberta, a government website that sells pot crashed when too many people tried to place orders. And in Mon ...>>
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Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast
Technology
Published in 17-10-2018
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) A California-based startup said Wednesday that it will rocket small satellites into orbit from Virginia, an endeavor that reflects increasing demand from companies and governments alike to monitor ships, crops and the weather from space. Rocket Lab said it will build its launch pad at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on the Eastern Shore. It's located at NASA's Wall ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 17-10-2018
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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.

Reference: www.chron.com
Have astronomers found 1st moon outside our solar system?
Technology
Published in 3-10-2018
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Astronomers may have found the first moon outside our solar system, a gas behemoth the size of Neptune. Plenty of planets exist beyond our solar system, but a moon around one of those worlds has yet to be confirmed. Two Columbia University researchers presented their tantalizing evidence for a moon Wednesday. The potential moon would be considerably larger than Earth a ...>>
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Canucks player says team has 'Fortnite' ban for season
Technology
Published in 3-10-2018
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) A day after Vancouver forward Bo Horvat said the Canucks have instituted a Fortnite ban for the upcoming season, there was talk in NHL arenas about whether it is fair to blame the popular online game for performance on the ice. Winnipeg star Patrik Laine, who plays and enjoys the game, suggested the Canucks needed a scapegoat. "I think they just needed something t ...>>
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Chemistry Nobel for using evolution to create new proteins
Technology
Published in 3-10-2018
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STOCKHOLM (AP) Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for using a sped-up version of evolution to create new proteins that have led to a best-selling drug and other products. The Royal Swedish Academy of Science said their work has led to the development of medications, biofuels and a reduced environmental impact from some industrial processes. Frances Arnold of the Californi ...>>
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Irish regulator opens Facebook data breach investigation
Technology
Published in 3-10-2018
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LONDON (AP) Ireland's data regulator has launched an investigation of Facebook over a recent data breach that allowed hackers access to 50 million accounts. The probe could potentially cost Facebook more than $1.6 billion in fines. The Irish Data Protection Commission said Wednesday that it will look into whether the U.S. social media company complied with European regulations that went into ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 3-10-2018
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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.

Reference: www.chron.com


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