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Samsung Electronics misses forecast on lower phone sales
Technology
Published in 31-7-2018
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Samsung Electronics Co. reported a lower-than-expected gain in the second-quarter earnings Tuesday, indicating an end to its streak of record-breaking financial results as sales of smartphones and display panels slowed while memory chip profit stabilized. The South Korean tech giant said that its April-June net income stood at 10.98 trillion won ($9.8 billion), up 2 percen ...>>
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California lawmaker sued for blocking critics' Twitter feeds
Technology
Published in 31-7-2018
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Two California residents are suing a state senator for blocking them from a social media account in a case similar to a successful lawsuit that barred President Trump from blocking critics on his Twitter account. Suzanne Rummel and Marlene Burkitt sued Democratic Sen. Richard Pan of Sacramento alleging that barring them from his Twitter account violates their First Amendme ...>>
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Don't call dolphin hybrid spotted off Hawaii a 'wholphin'
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Published in 31-7-2018
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HONOLULU (AP) Scientists are touting the first sighting of a hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin in the ocean off Hawaii. But don't call it a "wholphin," they say. The melon-headed whale is one of the various species that's called a whale but is technically a dolphin. "Calling it something like a wholphin doesn't make any sense," said one of the study� ...>>
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Undercover video shows pig abuse but also common practices
Technology
Published in 31-7-2018
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DENVER (AP) Recently released undercover video showing pigs being kicked, hit and punched at a Kentucky supplier for the world's largest meat producer drew prompt condemnation from animal rights groups and the agricultural industry alike. However, the images sandwiched in between adult pigs in cages barely bigger than their bodies and a piglet squealing while being castrated show still wid ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 31-7-2018
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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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Senate confirms Robert Wilkie for Veterans Affairs secretary
Technology
Published in 24-7-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate on Monday confirmed Pentagon official Robert Wilkie to be secretary of Veterans Affairs, charged with delivering on President Donald Trump's campaign promises to fire bad VA employees and steer more patients to the private sector. Wilkie won approval on a bipartisan vote of 86-9, securing the backing of many Democrats after insisting at his confirmation hearing tha ...>>
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Doctors: Woman likely spread Ebola a year after infection
Technology
Published in 24-7-2018
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LONDON (AP) A Liberian woman who probably caught Ebola in 2014 may have infected three relatives a year after she first fell sick, doctors reported in a study published Monday. There have been previous instances of men spreading Ebola to women via sexual transmission the virus can survive in semen for more than a year but the new case is the first time scientists have suggested that Ebola was s ...>>
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Alphabet's Q2 profit triggers rally, despite $5.1B EU fine
Technology
Published in 24-7-2018
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MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) Google parent Alphabet on Monday reported second-quarter earnings that pleased Wall Street, even as it booked a $5.1 billion charge to cover a fine levied by European regulators. The company reported a profit of $3.2 billion for the three months that ended June 30. Google has said it will appeal the European fine but Alphabet accounted for it on its books nonetheless. Excl ...>>
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AIDS drugs show more promise for preventing new infections
Technology
Published in 24-7-2018
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New research shows more promise for using AIDS treatment drugs as a prevention tool, to help keep uninfected people from catching HIV during sex with a partner who has the virus. There were no infections among gay men who used a two-drug combo pill either daily or just before and after sex with someone with HIV, one study found. In a second study, no uninfected men caught the virus if they had sex ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 24-7-2018
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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
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.

Reference: www.chron.com


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