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Ohio River's huge algae bloom a warning for water suppliers
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Published in 19-10-2015
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A toxic algae outbreak that snaked more than 600 miles down the Ohio River past four states is forcing water utilities to reassess the threat from harmful algal blooms that are popping up increasingly around the nation. Treatment plant operators and researchers along the river were surprised by the large bloom and said it should be a warning to cities that get their water supply from lakes, river ...>>
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Testing begins after fire put out at radioactive waste site
Technology
Published in 19-10-2015
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LAS VEGAS (AP) Officials are checking air quality, conducting ground testing and monitoring for other problems Monday following a fire at a radioactive waste disposal site in rural southern Nevada. No injuries were reported after the fire, which began Sunday afternoon in an industrial area near Beatty, Nevada, about 115 miles northwest of Las Vegas, said Bud Marshall, southern Nevada regional su ...>>
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Texas 'clock kid' goes from arrest to White House visit
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Published in 19-10-2015
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The president uses the event to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Police ultimately chose not to charge the 14-year-old student with having a hoax bomb, though he was suspended.
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AP Exclusive: Under Clinton, State's cybersecurity suffered
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Published in 19-10-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) The State Department was among the worst agencies in the federal government at protecting its computer networks while Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary from 2009 to 2013, a situation that continued to deteriorate as John Kerry took office and Russian hackers breached the department's email system, according to independent audits and interviews. In December 2013, IG Steve ...>>
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AP Interview: EU climate boss says emissions cuts not enough
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Published in 12-10-2015
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RABAT, Morocco (AP) Europe's climate chief has acknowledged for the first time that climate pledges made by national governments ahead of a major U.N. conference fall short of meeting the international goal of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). In an interview Monday with The Associated Press, Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said the EU's ...>>
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Dissolving stent for heart arteries passes first large test
Technology
Published in 12-10-2015
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[...] the results on this and other novel stents currently in testing are fueling hope for a new generation of these devices, used on about 850,000 heart disease patients each year in the United States alone. Stents are tiny mesh cages that keep blood vessels from reclogging after an artery-opening angioplasty procedure. The ones available now in the U.S. are permanent implants made of metal, us ...>>
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Dell buying EMC in $67 billion bet on data storage
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Published in 12-10-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) Dell is buying data storage company EMC for $67 billion in a huge bet on a segment of technology that has proven to be more profitable than the slumping personal computer market. The acquisition announced Monday marks Dell's latest attempt to lessen its dependence on the PC industry that it helped pioneer as demand for desktop and laptop machines weakens amid the growing popul ...>>
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Streaming TV services: What they cost, what you get
Technology
Published in 12-10-2015
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Netflix is raising the monthly price for its most popular plan by $1, to $10, for new customers (and eventually all customers). About 20 channels, including ESPN, ABC Family, AMC and Food Network. No broadcast channels like CBS or NBC, although Univision is available in add-on packages. Add-on packages for sports, movies, kids, lifestyles and world news available for $5 each, and HBO for $15. ...>>
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Correction: Gun violence research story
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Published in 12-10-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) In a story Oct. 12 about gun violence research, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Newtown, Connecticut, was the deadliest mass slaying at a school in U.S. history. Gun interests, wary of any possible limits on weaponry, have successfully lobbied for limitations on government research and funding, and private sources have not filled the breach. There are public health ...>>
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Student's fossil find leads to discovery of new species
Technology
Published in 5-10-2015
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Student's fossil find leads to discovery of new species (AP) Fossils found by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student in New Mexico have led to the discovery of a new genus and rodent-like species. Raymond blanketed the fossilized jawbones and a partial skull roof in toilet paper and took them to Thomas Williamson, curator at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.
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Leaders who follow: What candidates' Twitter lists reveal
Technology
Published in 5-10-2015
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Ted Cruz's follow list is a big tea party, though he keeps an eye on President Barack Obama, too. Marco Rubio seems open to following everyone under the sun Democrats, fellow Republicans, insiders of every type and an odd assortment of outliers who offer advice on matters ranging from body-piercing to playing craps and getting out of debt. Using Twitter to get a message out is now a must-d ...>>
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Twitter gives co-founder Jack Dorsey a 2nd chance as CEO
Technology
Published in 5-10-2015
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Twitter is embracing Jack Dorsey as its CEO in hopes that its once-spurned co-founder can hatch a plan to expand the short messaging service's audience and end nearly a decade of financial losses. Twitter dumped Dorsey his first time around, but its board of directors is now convinced he has the maturity and expertise to fix the problems that have caused the company' ...>>
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Data hack at 7 Trump hotels confirmed
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Published in 5-10-2015
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The Trump Hotel Collection said on its website that hackers gained access to its systems between May 2014 and June 2015 at the front desk of those hotels. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is chairman and president of Trump Hotel Collection and three of his children have executive roles.
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California governor signs right-to-die legislation
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Published in 5-10-2015
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(AP) Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday allowing terminally ill people in the nation's most populous state to take their own lives, saying the emotionally charged bill forced him to consider "what I would want in the face of my own death." The measure was brought back as part of a special session intended to address funding shortfalls for Medi-Cal, the state's health insurance ...>>
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Study: Sea level rise increasing major storms off New Jersey
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Published in 28-9-2015
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The study by Penn State, Rutgers, Princeton, and Tufts universities, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, finds that flood heights have risen nearly 4 feet since the year 850, largely because of a sea level rise. Adam Sobel, an atmospheric scientist at Columbia University and author of the book "Storm Surge" about Superstorm Sandy, said this study, like many others before it, leaves little ...>>
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