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Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination
Technology
Published in 17-7-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Uber is facing a U.S. government investigation into allegations that the ride-hailing service set up a pay structure that discriminated against its female workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission opened the probe in August 2017, according to a person familiar with the investigation. The person insisted on not being identified because the inquiry is considered c ...>>
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San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless
Technology
Published in 17-7-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services, an issue that set off a battle in another West Coast city struggling with income inequality. The city elections department verified Monday that supporters had collected enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot. It would raise about $300 million a year ...>>
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Amazon's hopes its Prime Day doesn't go to the dogs
Technology
Published in 17-7-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) Amazon is hoping customers don't see any more dogs, after early problems on Prime Day meant people trying to shop got only images of the cute canines delivering an apologetic message. Amazon's website ran into some early snags Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created. Shoppers clicking on many Prime Day li ...>>
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Fashion firms upend design routine to focus on speed, trends
Technology
Published in 17-7-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was a hot style in sneakers and wanted to quickly jump on the trend for dressier shoes. It put a poll up on its website asking shoppers what style they liked, and based on that had a shoe for sale online in just one week. What web shoppers saw was a 3-D rendering no actual shoe existed yet. Creating a traditional protot ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 17-7-2018
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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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Couple who prayed for healing plead guilty in baby's death
Technology
Published in 10-7-2018
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OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) Two members of an Oregon church that shuns traditional medicine in favor of prayer and anointing the sick with oils pleaded guilty Monday to negligent homicide and criminal mistreatment in the death of their newborn daughter, who struggled to breathe for hours as family and friends prayed over her but did not seek medical care. Sarah Mitchell and her husband, Travis Lee Mit ...>>
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Russian cargo ship arrives at International Space Station
Technology
Published in 10-7-2018
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MOSCOW (AP) A Russian cargo ship has delivered a fresh load of fuel, food, and other supplies for the International Space Station. The Progress MS-09 lifted off as scheduled at 3:51 a.m. Tuesday (5:51 p.m. EDT Monday) from the Russia-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The unmanned spacecraft loaded with nearly three tons of supplies docked at the station in automatic mode less than four ho ...>>
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How Apple's app store changed our world
Technology
Published in 10-7-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A decade ago, Apple opened a store peddling iPhone apps, unlocking the creativity of software developers and letting users truly make their mobile devices their own. The resulting explosion of phone apps there are now more than 2 million for the iPhone alone has changed daily life for billions of people around the world. It has unleashed new ways for us to work and play and ...>>
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Australian rangers trap big crocodile near tourist gorge
Technology
Published in 10-7-2018
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) Wildlife rangers said Tuesday that they had trapped a 4.7-meter (15-foot) saltwater crocodile, the largest they had ever caught in the northern Australian Katherine River and in an upstream region popular with tourists that is thought relatively safe from the killer predators. Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife said it had trapped the 600-kilogram (1,300-pound) reptile ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 10-7-2018
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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
Wind spreads California fire as other states battle blazes
Technology
Published in 3-7-2018
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GUINDA, Calif. (AP) A massive wildfire in rural Northern California has exploded in size and forced evacuations in hot, dry weather that is sweeping through several western states where blazes are threatening thousands of homes. The fast-moving fire that started over the weekend northwest of Sacramento grew dramatically to about 94 square miles (243 square kilometers) by Monday night, largely bur ...>>
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Bali volcano hurls lava and ash, airport unaffected
Technology
Published in 3-7-2018
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DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) The Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali erupted Monday evening, ejecting a 2,000-meter-high (6,560-foot-high) column of thick ash and hurling lava down its slopes. The Indonesian geological agency's Agung monitoring post said explosions from the mountain began just after 9 p.m. and lasted more than 7 minutes. "Flares of incandescent lava" rea ...>>
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What's new for Amazon's Prime Day? Deals at Whole Foods
Technology
Published in 3-7-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) Amazon's Prime Day deals are coming to the aisles of Whole Foods as the online retailer seeks to lure more people to its Prime membership after a recent price hike. This year's sales event, which starts July 16, will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products. Amazon hopes to keep Prime attractive for current and would-be subscribers after raisi ...>>
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Fired up: Rocket engine designed for reusable flights tested
Technology
Published in 3-7-2018
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STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (AP) Triggering a massive cloud of vapor and a roar, officials on Monday test fired a rocket engine designed to be part of a reusable spacecraft that can launch into space repeatedly with a quick turnaround time. The AR-22 engine will power an experimental spacecraft called the Phantom Express that's a collaboration between the Defense Advanced Research Projects ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 3-7-2018
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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


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