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UN agency: No confirmed Zika cases linked to Rio Olympics
Technology
Published in 26-8-2016
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GENEVA (AP) The U.N. health agency says reports from national authorities indicate no confirmed laboratory cases of the Zika virus in anyone associated with the Rio Olympics. A recent epidemic of the mosquito-borne virus, which first erupted in Brazil, has been linked to brain-related birth defects in newborns and other nervous system troubles in some adults.
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Mylan boosts EpiPen patient programs, doesn't budge on price
Technology
Published in 26-8-2016
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The announcement from Mylan N.V. triggered a new round of condemnation from politicians and consumer groups, who accuse the company of price-gouging on a potentially life-saving treatment. EpiPens, which have little competition, are used in emergencies to treat severe allergies to insect bites and foods like nuts and eggs that can lead to anaphylactic shock. Private insurers often negotiate disc ...>>
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Jones website hack reveals stars' tricky cyber landscape
Technology
Published in 26-8-2016
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LOS ANGELES (AP) The hateful hack of comedian Leslie Jones' personal website reveals the tricky cyber landscape celebrities tread and the murky legal protections that exist for personal digital content. While Jones' supporters have been vocal with their outrage and Department of Homeland Security investigators are looking into the breach of Jones' website that exposed intimate pho ...>>
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NASA nears the end of its splashdown tests for Mars craft
Technology
Published in 26-8-2016
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Scientists at NASA's Langley facility used a pendulum and explosives to vault a test capsule into a pool of water at about 25 mph. The last time a NASA spacecraft parachuted into the ocean with astronauts on board was in the 1970s during the Apollo missions. The rules of physics haven't changed, but the technology has grown dramatically, NASA officials said. Splashdowns are back becau ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 26-8-2016
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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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Twitter to let all users filter tweets for higher 'quality'
Technology
Published in 19-8-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) Twitter is making a "quality filter" available to all users, allowing them to hide tweets that contain threats, appear to be automated or spammy. The feature was previously only available to users with "verified" accounts, which are typically celebrities, public figures or journalists, and who can be identified by a blue checkmark next to the username.
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UN says it needs to do 'much more' for Haiti cholera victims
Technology
Published in 19-8-2016
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The United Nations has never accepted responsibility, and has answered lawsuits on behalf of victims in U.S. courts by claiming diplomatic immunity. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq's statement referring to the U.N.'s "own involvement," which was sent to The Associated Press on Thursday, came a step closer to an admission of at least some responsibility and was welcomed by lawyers for t ...>>
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Self-driving cars go public; Uber offers rides in Pittsburgh
Technology
Published in 19-8-2016
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[...] since the technology has not been perfected, the cars will come with human backup drivers to handle any unexpected situations. By using human backup drivers, Uber is basically testing the technology and taking people along for the ride, said Bryant Walker Smith, a University of South Carolina professor who studies self-driving technology. In another deal, the company announced a $300 milli ...>>
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Stalking, Scientology and sex: Gawker's biggest moments
Technology
Published in 19-8-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) Founded in 2003 as a gossipy blog about Manhattan's media elite, Gawker pioneered the irreverent, snarky tone that has become ubiquitous online. From revealing Tom Cruise's Scientology recruitment video to publishing the Hulk Hogan sex tape that ultimately lead to the site's demise , Gawker posts sought to be an antidote to celebrity puff pieces and often created a s ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 19-8-2016
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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.

Reference: www.chron.com
Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, WHO says
Technology
Published in 12-8-2016
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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) Nigeria has reported the first two cases of polio after more than two years, in an area newly liberated from Islamic extremists who attacked polio vaccinators in the past, the government and the World Health Organization said Thursday. Two children have been paralyzed by polio in northeastern Borno state in two different local government areas that had been cut off by Boko Ha ...>>
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Gay high school students raped, attacked far more often
Technology
Published in 12-8-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) Gay, lesbian and bisexual high school students are far more likely than their classmates to be raped or assaulted in a dating situation, according to the first national survey of its kind. The research also found gay teens were far more likely to have attempted suicide, taken illegal drugs and engaged in other risky behaviors. The finding echoes results of smaller surveys and find ...>>
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Florida Zika cases rise to 25 as back-to-school day nears
Technology
Published in 12-8-2016
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MIAMI (AP) Florida's caseload of Zika spread by Miami mosquitoes has risen to 25, and U.S. health officials continue to warn pregnant women to avoid the infection zone despite the governor's assurances that the area of concern is shrinking. Scott's office also announced that the health department has declared four blocks in the southwest corner of Wynwood to be clear of infections ...>>
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California island foxes removed from endangered species list
Technology
Published in 12-8-2016
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The wildlife service partnered with the National Park Service, Nature Conservancy and Catalina Island Conservancy to hatch an aggressive plan that included moving golden eagles to Northern California, reintroducing bald eagles to the islands, vaccinating foxes and breeding them in captivity. The islands' remoteness also played a key role in the foxes' resurgence, giving scientists bette ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 12-8-2016
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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.

Reference: www.chron.com


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