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Jury sides with Google in closely watched copyright case
Technology
Published in 26-5-2016
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A federal jury has sided with Google in a $9 billion legal battle with tech industry rival Oracle, a complex copyright case that was closely watched in Silicon Valley. Oracle had sought $9 billion in damages after saying Google, without Oracle's permission, copied certain elements of the Java programming language that helps different software programs talk to each other. ...>>
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NASA hits snag while inflating new room at space station
Technology
Published in 26-5-2016
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Later in the day, NASA said engineers wanted to keep monitoring the compartment for any structural changes, and so another inflation try would not be made Friday. Everything went smoothly at first as Williams briefly opened a valve, allowing air to slowly flow into BEAM, short for Bigelow Expandable Activity Module. The soft-sided, multi-layered Beam measured 7 feet long and nearly 8 feet in dia ...>>
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FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction
Technology
Published in 26-5-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time. The first-of-a-kind device, Probuphine, arrives as communities across the U.S. grapple with a wave of addiction tied to opioids, highly-addictive drugs t ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 26-5-2016
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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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Dominican agency: 2 new deaths from Zika-related syndrome
Technology
Published in 19-5-2016
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In its latest weekly update, the health ministry's epidemiological office added to the four previously reported deaths from Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare illness of the nervous system that can cause paralysis. The World Health Organization says based on research to date there is now scientific consensus that Zika is a cause of the nervous system syndrome.
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Apple's stores getting new look as other retailers struggle
Technology
Published in 19-5-2016
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Apple provided a glimpse of its revised approach to retailing on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of the company's first stores in Virginia and California. [...] Apple's stores have become renowned for their elegant design and employees roaming the floor offering assistance, helping make them among the most profitable in retailing. The San Francisco store, scheduled to open to the public ...>>
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EPA issues tighter limits for industrial chemical in water
Technology
Published in 19-5-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Federal regulators announced tightened limits Thursday for human exposure to an industrial chemical used for decades in such consumer products as non-stick pans, stain-resistant carpets and microwave popcorn bags. The Environmental Protection Agency issued the stricter standards for the chemicals after years of pressure from public health experts and advocacy groups. "EPA will c ...>>
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School in twin astronauts' hometown renamed in their honor
Technology
Published in 19-5-2016
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During his mission, he conducted a video chat with students and teachers at the school. Mark flew four missions on the space shuttle, commanding NASA's next-to-last shuttle flight in 2011. During their joint remarks on the steps of the school Thursday, Mark Kelly joked that he wasn't always a good student and wasn't even that good a pilot when he began his training. The Kellys gr ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 19-5-2016
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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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Senate deal reached on reduced Zika funding measure
Technology
Published in 12-5-2016
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., told reporters that she still prefers Obama's proposal but has reached agreement with Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., on the smaller measure, which is likely to be added next week to a bill funding veterans and transportation programs. The administration requested emergency funding to battle Zika in February but Republicans controlling Congress have been slow to react, and ...>>
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Tell the FDA what you fear more: Zika, or GMO mosquitoes?
Technology
Published in 12-5-2016
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Fear is also a common theme, but there's a split over what people find more frightening: genetic engineering, or birth defects linked to Zika. Supporters include: several mosquito control districts in Florida, an Anguilla resident worried about Zika's effect on Caribbean tourism, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the global pest control company Rentokil, agricultural trade groups, deans ...>>
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Prince's autopsy, toxicology tests may resolve uncertainties
Technology
Published in 12-5-2016
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Determining whether the music superstar died of a drug overdose will likely involve not only tests of his blood, urine, liver tissue and fluid from the eyes, it also will require compiling evidence from Prince's medicine cabinet, his medical history and possibly information from witnesses and those who knew him. The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office did not release a preliminary cause o ...>>
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Montana, Wyoming, Idaho gear up for possible grizzly hunts
Technology
Published in 12-5-2016
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(AP) Hunters soon could be chasing grizzly bears across the ridges of the Rocky Mountains, leaving three states to drum up plans to ensure the iconic species won't be snuffed out soon after recovering from threats to their survival. Charging hunters and trappers for licenses also provides a revenue source for state wildlife agencies. Before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service makes a final ...>>
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Online neighbors forum alters rules to stop racial profiling
Technology
Published in 12-5-2016
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Nextdoor.com., a forum meant to let neighbors share recommendations on plumbers or ask for help finding missing dogs, is struggling with claims that people are using it to racially profile those they find suspicious. Wendy Patrick, a San Diego State University business ethics lecturer and attorney, said the site functions like virtual neighborhood watch communities, with the g ...>>
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Apple partners with commercial software giant SAP
Technology
Published in 5-5-2016
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Apple has announced a new partnership with German software giant SAP to develop mobile apps that business customers can use on iPhones and iPad tablets. Apple has a similar arrangement with IBM to develop specialized apps for airline workers, sales clerks and other business users.
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