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US law poses dilemma for dying vets seeking lethal drugs
Technology
Published in 7-3-2018
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SAN DIEGO (AP) Suffering from heart problems, Bob Sloan told his children he wants to use California's new law allowing life-ending drugs for the terminally ill when his disease becomes too advanced to bear. But then the 73-year-old former U.S. Army sergeant learned that because he lives at the Veterans Home of California at Yountville the nation's largest retirement home for veterans ...>>
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Geometric clusters of cyclones churn over Jupiter's poles
Technology
Published in 7-3-2018
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Jupiter's poles are blanketed by geometric clusters of cyclones and its atmosphere is deeper than scientists suspected. These are just some of the discoveries reported by four international research teams Wednesday, based on observations by NASA's Juno spacecraft circling Jupiter. One group uncovered a constellation of nine cyclones over Jupiter's north po ...>>
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Watchdog report: Failed VA leadership put patients at risk
Technology
Published in 7-3-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) "Failed leadership" at the Department of Veterans Affairs during the Obama years put patients at a major hospital at risk, an internal probe finds another blow to Secretary David Shulkin, who served at the VA then and is fighting to keep his job. The 150-page report released Wednesday by the VA internal watchdog offers new details to its preliminary finding last ...>>
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Arizona professor put on leave amid misconduct allegations
Technology
Published in 7-3-2018
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PHOENIX (AP) An Arizona State University physics professor known for his work with the Doomsday Clock has been suspended from his job following sexual misconduct allegations. The school confirmed Wednesday that Lawrence Krauss is on paid leave while a review is conducted. Krauss did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment. Buzzfeed first reported the allegations that date back a ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 7-3-2018
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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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Ford and Miami to form test bed for self-driving cars
Technology
Published in 28-2-2018
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DETROIT (AP) Ford Motor Co. is making Miami-Dade County its new test bed for self-driving vehicles. The automaker and its partners Domino's Pizza, ride-hailing company Lyft and delivery company Postmates are starting pilot programs to see how consumers react to autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles. Self-driving startup and Ford partner Argo AI already has a fleet of cars in the area mak ...>>
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Popular Alaska peak weighs new rules for climbers' poop
Technology
Published in 28-2-2018
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Climbers on North America's tallest mountain may have to start packing out more of their poop after a researcher determined a glacier in which much of it has been dumped over the past decade probably is not decomposing the human waste. Michael Loso, a glacier geologist, calculates that 36,000 climbers between 1951 and 2012 deposited 152,000 to 215,000 pounds (69 to 97 ...>>
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Europe's 1st successful sciatic nerve transplant in Poland
Technology
Published in 28-2-2018
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WARSAW, Poland (AP) Doctors in Poland say they have successfully completed Europe's first transplant of a sciatic nerve from a deceased donor. The recipient is officer from an anti-terrorism police unit. Jacek Martynkiewicz of the University Hospital in Wroclaw, southwest Poland, said Wednesday the transplant was done Feb. 8 and the 30-year-old patient's condition had improved noticeabl ...>>
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Report: Russian group hacked Germany's government network
Technology
Published in 28-2-2018
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BERLIN (AP) A Russian-backed hacker group known for many high-level cyber attacks was able to infiltrate the German government's secure computer networks, the dpa news agency reported Wednesday. Dpa cited unidentified security sources saying the group APT28 hacked into Germany's foreign and defense ministries and managed to steal data. The attack was noticed in December and may have las ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 28-2-2018
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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
California leaders target US push to end climate change plan
Technology
Published in 28-2-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) California officials on Wednesday planned to vociferously oppose an effort by President Donald Trump's administration to scrap an Obama-era policy that slashes climate-changing emissions from coal-fired power plants. The heads or top deputies of seven state energy and environmental agencies, including California's electrical grid operator, were set to testify at a U.S ...>>
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Agency rethinks how climbers dispose of poop on Alaska peak
Technology
Published in 28-2-2018
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Climbers on North America's tallest mountain may have to start packing out more of their poop after a researcher determined a glacier in which much of it has been dumped over the past decade probably is not decomposing the human waste. Michael Loso, a glacier geologist, calculates that 36,000 climbers between 1951 and 2012 deposited 152,000 to 215,000 pounds (69 to 97 ...>>
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Astronomers glimpse cosmic dawn, when the stars switched on
Technology
Published in 28-2-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) For the first time, astronomers have glimpsed the dawn of the universe 13.6 billion years ago when the earliest stars were just beginning to glow after the Big Bang. And if that's not enough, they may have detected mysterious dark matter at work, too. The glimpse consisted of a faint radio signal from deep space, picked up by an antenna that is slightly bigger than a refriger ...>>
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The Latest: California opposes Trump climate change effort
Technology
Published in 28-2-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Latest on a hearing in San Francisco over a Trump administration effort to end a policy slashing climate-changing emissions (all times local): 11 a.m. California state officials, a tech billionaire and environmentalists are speaking out against a Trump administration effort to end a policy targeting climate-changing fossil fuels. Hundreds were speaking Wednesday at a U.S. E ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 28-2-2018
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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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