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Largest wildfire in California history still growing
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Published in 7-8-2018
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LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The place-names change but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California. On Monday, twin fires being treated as one incident north of San Francisco became the largest wildfire in state history, destroying 443 square miles (1,148 square kilometers) n ...>>
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Australian state reports its first case of superbug fungus
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Published in 7-8-2018
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) An Australian state on Tuesday reported its first case of a superbug in a hospital patient who likely picked up the drug-resistant fungus in Britain. Victoria Deputy Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said health officials were taking a "search and destroy" approach to ensure the Candida auris fungus did not spread. "The man was isolated as soon as the diagnosis was made a ...>>
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Facial recognition system set to be used in Olympic security
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Published in 7-8-2018
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TOKYO (AP) A facial recognition system will be used across an Olympics for the first time as Tokyo organizers work to keep security tight and efficient at dozens of venues during the 2020 Games. The NeoFace technology developed by NEC Corp. will be customized to monitor every accredited person including athletes, officials, staff and media at more than 40 venues, games villages and media center ...>>
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14,000 firefighters battling 18 major California blazes
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Published in 7-8-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Some 14,000 firefighters, including inmate volunteers, are battling 18 major blazes burning thousands of square miles throughout California with aircraft, assorted vehicles and picks and shovels. They take aim at the biggest wildfires in two ways and in much of the same way the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has for decades. They'll go at it directly with water ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 7-8-2018
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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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Samsung Electronics misses forecast on lower phone sales
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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
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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
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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.

Reference: www.chron.com
Senate confirms Robert Wilkie for Veterans Affairs secretary
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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
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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
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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
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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


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