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United Arab Emirates to launch spacecraft to moon in 2024
Technology
Published in 30-9-2020
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) The United Arab Emirates plans to send an unmanned spacecraft to the moon in 2024, a top Emirati official said Tuesday, the latest gamble in the stars by the oil-rich nation that could see it become only the fourth nation on Earth to accomplish that goal.

The announcement by Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who also serves as the ...>>

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How can I volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine study?
Technology
Published in 30-9-2020
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How can I volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine study?

Governments and companies are setting up websites where people can sign up.

Enthusiasm is high: More than 400,000 people have signed a registry of possible volunteers that’s part of a vaccine network set up by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

But before raising your hand, it’s important to understand how the resea ...>>

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Space station air leak forces middle-of-night crew wakeup
Technology
Published in 30-9-2020
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) A small air leak at the International Space Station finally has been traced to the Russian side, following a middle-of-the-night search by astronauts.

NASA said Tuesday that the two Russians and one American on board were awakened late Monday to hurriedly seal hatches between compartments and search for the ongoing leak, which appeared to be getting worse. It w ...>>

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Flash in dark sky was probably random meteor, expert says
Technology
Published in 30-9-2020
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PITTSBURGH (AP) A flash that lit up the skies over parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio in the wee hours of Wednesday was probably a random meteor, an expert said.

Many social media users around the Pittsburgh area reported seeing a streaking fireball shortly after 4 a.m. It remained in the skies for a short time before disappearing from view.

A security camera at a property owned by M ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 30-9-2020
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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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Like Uber, but for pedicures: Cherry app comes to Houston area
Business
Published in 30-9-2020
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The company is from Amber Venz Box and Baxter Box (rewardStyle, LIKEtoKNOW.it) and Whitney Wolfe Herd (Bumble, Bumble BFF, Bumble Bizz).

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American Air gets $5.48 Billion U.S. loan in upsized deal
Business
Published in 30-9-2020
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American Airlines Group Inc. closed a $5.48 billion loan with the U.S. Treasury, increasing its pool of cash to help fund operations until travel demand begins to return.

The credit facility, backed by American’s loyalty program, increased from an original $4.75 billion target after rivals such as Delta Air Lines Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co. opted out of the funds and the remaining ...>>

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US senators demand action after AP exposes palm oil abuses
Business
Published in 30-9-2020
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Lawmakers said Friday that the U.S. government needs to ban the import of products made with child or forced labor after an Associated Press investigation found widespread exploitation in the palm oil industry, from debt bondage to outright slavery.

U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown and Ron Wyden who spearheaded efforts to close a loophole in a federal law that had allowed the import of products ...>>

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Dallas-based rideshare service Alto set to launch in Houston
Business
Published in 30-9-2020
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Alto will employ up to 40 salaried drivers. The full-time employees, who will receive benefits and sick leave, will be required to complete a background check and defensive driving program before getting behind the wheel of the 15 to 20 company-owned and -operated vehicles.

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Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs
Business
Published in 30-9-2020
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DETROIT (AP) The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux.

In a few days, he’ll be among roughly 40,000 airline workers whose jobs are likely to evaporate in an industry decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Unless Congress acts to help for a second time, United will furlough Comeaux on Thursday, cutting off his income and health insurance. Unempl ...>>

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Here's what you need to know about Blackout Day 2020
Economy
Published in 30-9-2020
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It's a day for the Black community to flex its economic muscle.

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Walmart, Kroger impacted by nationwide shortage of coin change sparked by COVID-19 pandemic
Economy
Published in 30-9-2020
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The Federal Reserve is now blaming the coronavirus pandemic for another shortage: coins.

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Abigail Disney calls on governments to tax rich people more in COVID-19 aftermath
Economy
Published in 30-9-2020
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Abigail Disney said she is in full support of taxing wealthy people in the aftermath of Covid-19.

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Nearly 100 Texas mayors ask Congress for additional COVID-19 relief funds
Economy
Published in 30-9-2020
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Congress is currently working on a new coronavirus relief package that could potentially benefit millions of Americans, and some Texas mayors are calling on the delegation to make sure the measure includes "direct and flexible fiscal assistance to all cities across the nation."

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Coca-Cola offers buyouts to 4,000 employees as COVID-19 cuts down on soda consumption
Economy
Published in 30-9-2020
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The soft drink business is taking a hit during the coronavirus pandemic.

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