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Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville
Technology
Published in 18-8-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence. In the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia, major companies such as Google, Facebook and PayPal are banishing a growing cadre of extremist groups a ...>>
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FDA OKs Pfizer drug for rare, fast-killing type of leukemia
Technology
Published in 18-8-2017
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine for use against a rare, rapidly progressing blood cancer after other treatments have failed. The agency approved Pfizer Inc.'s Besponsa for patients with a type of advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia. By then, life expectancy is low. "These patients have few treatments available and today's approval provid ...>>
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Apple CEO makes $2 million pledge to fight hate
Technology
Published in 18-8-2017
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook's pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Virginia during a white-nationalist rally last weekend. Cook made the commitment late Wednesday in an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press. Cook also told Apple employees in the memo that he strongly disagree ...>>
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Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some
Technology
Published in 18-8-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) While Monday's total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there's a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can't get enough of it. Glenn Schneider has seen 33. Fred Espenak has watched 28. Donald Liebenberg has logged 26. For newbie Kate Russo, it's 10 and counting. These veteran eclipse chaser ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 18-8-2017
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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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Facebook envisions Watch feature as TV for social media
Technology
Published in 11-8-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Facebook envisions its new Watch feature as TV designed for social media, a place where users comment, like and interact with show creators, stars and each other and never leave. Getting people to see Facebook as a video service is like Walmart trying to sell high fashion, or McDonald's peddling high-end food, said Joel Espelien, senior analyst with The Diffusion Group, a vid ...>>
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Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules
Technology
Published in 11-8-2017
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws. Known as the "God squad" because its decisions can lead to extinctions of threatened wildlife, it has only gathered three times the last 25 years ago du ...>>
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2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal
Technology
Published in 11-8-2017
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The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday released its annual checkup of the Earth, highlighting numerous records including hottest year, highest sea level, and lowest sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctica. The 299-page report, written by scientists around the world and published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, shows that 2016 was "very extreme an ...>>
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More Uber woes: Exec resigns, investor sues ousted CEO
Technology
Published in 11-8-2017
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DETROIT (AP) Uber Technologies Inc. faced a fresh round of turmoil Thursday, with its global operations chief resigning and a major investor suing the ride-hailing company's former CEO. Ryan Graves told Uber staff in an email Thursday that he will transition out of his role as senior vice president of global operations in mid-September. The venture capital firm says that would harm Uber� ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 11-8-2017
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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
AP Exclusive: Inside the scary cash dash of paying pot taxes
Technology
Published in 4-8-2017
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Kiloh was unarmed, on his way to City Hall to make a monthly tax payment, and managing only stop-and-start progress in the midday traffic. Banks don't want the risks of doing business with companies whose product remains illegal under federal law. [...] while the sneaker shop next door to Kiloh's storefront on Ventura Boulevard can send a check to City Hall to cover its taxes, or wire ...>>
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Canada OKs Idaho company's genetically engineered potatoes
Technology
Published in 4-8-2017
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) Three types of potatoes genetically engineered by an Idaho company to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, Canadian officials said Thursday. Canadian officials in two other letters sent on Monday approved the environmental release of planting the potatoes and using the potatoes for livestock feed. The approval by ...>>
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Hacker who helped stop global cyberattack arrested in US
Technology
Published in 4-8-2017
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LAS VEGAS (AP) Marcus Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, was arrested for allegedly creating and distributing malicious software designed to collect bank-account passwords, U.S. authorities said Thursday. The indictment, filed in a Wisconsin federal court last month, alleges that Hutchins and another defendant whose name is redacted conspi ...>>
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FDA OKs new drug to treat all forms of hepatitis C
Technology
Published in 4-8-2017
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The pill combination from AbbVie Inc. was approved Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration for adults without significant cirrhosis, a type of liver disease, and many patients who were not cured by prior treatment. Without treatment, the virus can cause liver failure and liver cancer, often requiring a liver transplant or resulting in death. For decades, hepatitis C treatment required a yea ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 4-8-2017
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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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