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Uber heads in new direction with Toyota on self-driving cars
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Published in 28-8-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Uber is teaming up with Toyota to build self-driving cars for its ride-hailing service after its efforts to do it alone were derailed by a fatal collision and allegations of high-tech theft. Toyota, based in Japan, is also investing $500 million in Uber as part of the alliance announced Monday. The deal aims to combine the best features from the two companies' work on auto ...>>
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Facebook bans Myanmar military chief, others to stop hate
Technology
Published in 28-8-2018
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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) Facebook said Monday that it is banning Myanmar's powerful military chief and 19 other individuals and organizations from its site to prevent the spread of hate and misinformation. The social media giant was heavily criticized for permitting itself to be used to inflame ethnic and religious conflict in the country, particularly against minority Rohingya Muslims. It has b ...>>
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China struggles to curb its reliance on US buyers, suppliers
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Published in 28-8-2018
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BEIJING (AP) Faced with plunging U.S. orders, surgical glove maker Ren Jiding is hunting for new markets amid Chinese government calls to reduce reliance on the United States. But none can absorb the 60 percent of his sales that went to American customers last year. "Other countries import much less than the United States," said Ren, a co-owner of Hongyeshangqin Medical Science and Technology Co. ...>>
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Plans on making untraceable 3D guns can't be posted online
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Published in 28-8-2018
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A U.S. judge in Seattle blocked the Trump administration Monday from allowing a Texas company to post online plans for making untraceable 3D guns, agreeing with 19 states and the District of Columbia that such access to the plastic guns would pose a security risk. The states sued to stop an agreement that the government had reached with Austin, Texas-based Defense Distributed, saying guidelines on ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 28-8-2018
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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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Strong, deep undersea quake shakes Fiji; no damage expected
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Published in 21-8-2018
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) A deep, undersea earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 has struck Fiji and small tsunami waves have been observed but no damage reported. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at a depth of 560 kilometers (348 miles) and was located 280 kilometers (174 miles) northeast of Fiji's Ndoi Island. No casualties are expected based on initial readings. T ...>>
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Russian space executive, 2 others charged with fraud
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Published in 21-8-2018
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MOSCOW (AP) Russia's top investigative agency says it has detained a deputy head of the nation's top space corporation on fraud charges. The Investigative Committee said Sunday's that Alexei Beloborodov, a deputy director general of the state-controlled RKK Energiya company, has been detained along with his two associates. It said they face charges of attempted fraud but did not el ...>>
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Science Says: Hotter weather turbocharges US West wildfires
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Published in 21-8-2018
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As temperatures rise in the U.S. West, so do the flames. The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hottest temperatures, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather data found. As human-caused climate change has warmed the world over the past 35 years, the land consumed by flames has more than doubled. Experts say the way global warming worsens wildfires comes down to ...>>
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The Latest: Latest earthquake on Indonesian island kills 2
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Published in 21-8-2018
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) The Latest on earthquakes that have struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local): 8 a.m. A strong earthquake Sunday on the Indonesian island of Lombok has killed at least two people. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho tweeted Monday that both victims died in collapsed houses, one on Lombok and the other on neighboring Sumbawa isla ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 21-8-2018
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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.

Reference: www.chron.com
Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke
Technology
Published in 21-8-2018
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SEATTLE (AP) Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors. As large cities dealt with unhealthy air for a second summer in a row, experts warned that it could become more common as the American West faces larger an ...>>
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The Latest: EPA to reveal rule changes on coal-fired plants
Technology
Published in 21-8-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on the Trump administration's plan to roll back the centerpiece of Obama-era efforts to slow global warming(all times local): 8:20 p.m. The Trump administration is set to announce plans to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming. The Environmental Protection Agency says the plan will be announced Tuesday. It's ...>>
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Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants
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Published in 21-8-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, the Clean Power Plan that restricts greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. A plan to be announced Tuesday would give states broad authority to determine how to restrict carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to glo ...>>
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Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of midterms
Technology
Published in 21-8-2018
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Microsoft said Tuesday it has uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said that a hacking group tied to the Russian government created fake internet domains that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake domains were designed ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 21-8-2018
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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.

Reference: www.chron.com


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