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Twitter to remove suspicious accounts from follower counts
Technology
Published in 11-7-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) Twitter says it will begin removing suspicious accounts it has locked from its counts of users' followers. Twitter users are likely to see a reduction in their follower counts in the coming days. For many, this will amount to a reduction of four followers or less. But large accounts of celebrities and public figures could see bigger drops. An account that's been locked can ...>>
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Report: NASA needs backup plan as US crew launches slip
Technology
Published in 11-7-2018
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NASA needs a backup plan for getting astronauts to space, given additional delays on the horizon for new commercial crew capsules. The U.S. Government Accountability Office made the recommendation Wednesday. It's the top suggestion in the GAO's latest report on the SpaceX and Boeing crew capsules under development. Both companies have been shooting for test flights by the end of this yea ...>>
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Loon and Wing graduate from Alphabet's 'moonshot factory'
Technology
Published in 11-7-2018
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) Two of Alphabet's high-flying startups are leaving the nest. Loon and Wing are graduating from X, Alphabet's secretive incubator known as the "moonshot factory." Loon aims to deliver internet signals via high-altitude balloons, while Wing builds airborne delivery drones. By graduating, they are considered full-fledged businesses and will be part of Alphabet� ...>>
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Execution blocked after company objects to use of its drug
Technology
Published in 11-7-2018
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LAS VEGAS (AP) A Nevada judge effectively put the execution of a two-time killer on hold Wednesday after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death. Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez disallowed the use of the drug in a ruling that came down less than nine hours before Scott Raymond Dozier, 47, was to be executed with a three-chemical inje ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 11-7-2018
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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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Renewable energy push in sunny Arizona draws political fight
Technology
Published in 4-7-2018
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PHOENIX (AP) Arizona's largest utility is fiercely opposing a push to mandate increased use of renewable energy in the sun-drenched state, setting up a political fight over a measure funded by a California billionaire. Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona aims to ask voters whether they want the state Constitution to require half of Arizona's electricity come from renewable sources like w ...>>
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Mother: Caring for girl amid brain-death debate 'worth it'
Technology
Published in 4-7-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The mother of a girl at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death says she doesn't regret moving from California to New Jersey so her daughter could receive care after being declared dead. Nailah Winkfield told reporters Tuesday that she gave up everything for daughter Jahi McMath, but it was worthwhile. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Jahi wil ...>>
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Scientists create hybrids in race to save rhino sub-species
Technology
Published in 4-7-2018
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BERLIN (AP) Scientists say they're several steps closer to perfecting a method that could prevent the extinction of northern white rhinos, of which only two animals are known still to be alive. According to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications, researchers have succeeded in creating embryos using frozen northern white rhino sperm and eggs from a southern white rhi ...>>
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Munich officials want train station to have air taxi parking
Technology
Published in 4-7-2018
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BERLIN (AP) A group of city counselors in Munich say they want the southern German city's main train station to have a landing pad for flying taxis. Five city council members from the Christian Social Union party submitted a motion Wednesday calling on rail company Deutsche Bahn to consider the space needed for flying taxis in its plans for a future redesign of the station. In their motion, ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 4-7-2018
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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
Endangered species listing considered for rare Nevada toad
Technology
Published in 27-6-2018
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RENO, Nev. (AP) U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to consider Endangered Species Act protection for a rare toad in northern Nevada's high desert where one of the biggest producers of geothermal energy in the nation wants to build a power plant. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday that conservationists presented substantial scientific information suggesting the Dixie Valley toad ...>>
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Disney's bid for Fox clears US antitrust hurdle
Technology
Published in 27-6-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) The Walt Disney Co. on Wednesday won U.S. antitrust approval for its $71.3 billion bid for Twenty-First Century Fox's entertainment assets. Disney must first sell its 22 regional sports networks, the Department of Justice said. The company has 90 days to sell the networks, with an option to extend for another 90 days. Fox's assets have been the target of bidding war betwee ...>>
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Abortion-rights bloc to fight after pregnancy center ruling
Technology
Published in 27-6-2018
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) In effectively knocking down a California law aimed at regulating anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to abortion-rights supporters who saw the law as a crucial step toward beating back the national movement against the procedure. Democratic-led California became the first state in 2016 to require the centers to provide informati ...>>
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More delay, cost for NASA's next-generation space telescope
Technology
Published in 27-6-2018
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) NASA's next-generation space telescope has been delayed yet again at a staggering cost of $1 million a day. For the third time in less than a year, the space agency announced a lengthy postponement Wednesday for the James Webb Space Telescope . The observatory will now fly no earlier than 2021; until last fall, it was on the books for a 2018 launch. The telescope� ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 27-6-2018
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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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