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Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber
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Published in 4-7-2015
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MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city's Office of Legal and Legislative Studies said Friday. The proposed regulation also calls for such companies to pay into a fund for transportation infrastructure.
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Minnesota burn survivor leaves hospital after 264 days
Technology
Published in 4-7-2015
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(AP) A Minnesota man who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday after 264 days in the hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients. Chen underwent several skin grafts and 15 surgeries in all, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Friday (http://bit.ly/1IVWiL8 ). Stepping from the elevator on his way back fro ...>>
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Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup
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Published in 4-7-2015
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The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer. For years, Quintana and a handful of other physicians have been performing what they consider mercy killings in a semi-clandestine state, at risk of prosecution and amid widespread rejection from other doctors and church officials. [...] their work too ...>>
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APNewsBreak: Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief
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Published in 4-7-2015
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VIENNA (AP) World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic, among the most contentious issues in a long-term nuclear agreement that negotiators hope to clinch over the next several days, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday. [...] the word of significant progress indicated the sides were moving closer to a comprehensive accord that ...>>
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Beaver attacks 2 Oregon men who climbed on top of dam
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Published in 27-6-2015
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(AP) A beaver protecting its dam attacked two central Oregon men, who fell into a river and got taken to the hospital. Sgt. William Bailey of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office says the men were exploring Thursday night when they climbed onto a beaver dam and got attacked by the animal protecting its turf.
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SpaceX capsule to deliver new parking spot for space station
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Published in 27-6-2015
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(AP) SpaceX stands ready to launch a much-needed load of supplies to the International Space Station this weekend on the heels of a failed supply run by Russia. Besides food and experiments, the Dragon cargo ship ordered up by NASA holds a new docking port, or parking place, for future commercial crew capsules. Nearly 5,300 pounds of gear is packed for the trip, including replacements for scien ...>>
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Ex-US agent to plead guilty to extorting drug market founder
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Published in 27-6-2015
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Federal prosecutors say a former special agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has agreed to plead guilty in connection with the theft of digital currency during an investigation into online drug market Silk Road. Prosecutors say Force stole digital currency and extorted Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht, who was convicted of creating the multimillion-dollar marke ...>>
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California oil spill gushed like hose 'without a nozzle'
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Published in 27-6-2015
    656 Visits
A Plains company spokeswoman would not comment Thursday on why it took until later in the afternoon for its workers to confirm the line was cracked and spilling thousands of gallons of oil onto the sand and water west of Santa Barbara. A key issue has been how long it took the Texas-based company to relay information on the break to the federal government. The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Mate ...>>
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You face on your espresso? Highlights from tech show
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Published in 27-6-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) Imagine staring deep into the foam of your favorite espresso drink and seeing a face looking back at you. Ripples combines 3-D and ink-jet printer technologies to paint a picture on top of any foam-covered drink using coffee extract. Baristas can choose a pre-loaded design or upload their own over Wi-Fi, such as a picture of the person receiving the drink, corporate logos or even ...>>
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You face on your espresso? Highlights from tech show
Technology
Published in 27-6-2015
    476 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) Imagine staring deep into the foam of your favorite espresso drink and seeing a face looking back at you. Ripples combines 3-D and ink-jet printer technologies to paint a picture on top of any foam-covered drink using coffee extract. Baristas can choose a pre-loaded design or upload their own over Wi-Fi, such as a picture of the person receiving the drink, corporate logos or even ...>>
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Beaver attacks 2 Oregon men who climbed on top of dam
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Published in 27-6-2015
    557 Visits
(AP) A beaver protecting its dam attacked two central Oregon men, who fell into a river and got taken to the hospital. Sgt. William Bailey of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office says the men were exploring Thursday night when they climbed onto a beaver dam and got attacked by the animal protecting its turf.
Reference: www.chron.com
SpaceX capsule to deliver new parking spot for space station
Technology
Published in 27-6-2015
    873 Visits
(AP) SpaceX stands ready to launch a much-needed load of supplies to the International Space Station this weekend on the heels of a failed supply run by Russia. Besides food and experiments, the Dragon cargo ship ordered up by NASA holds a new docking port, or parking place, for future commercial crew capsules. Nearly 5,300 pounds of gear is packed for the trip, including replacements for scien ...>>
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Ex-US agent to plead guilty to extorting drug market founder
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Published in 27-6-2015
    961 Visits
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Federal prosecutors say a former special agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has agreed to plead guilty in connection with the theft of digital currency during an investigation into online drug market Silk Road. Prosecutors say Force stole digital currency and extorted Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht, who was convicted of creating the multimillion-dollar marke ...>>
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California oil spill gushed like hose 'without a nozzle'
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Published in 27-6-2015
    915 Visits
A Plains company spokeswoman would not comment Thursday on why it took until later in the afternoon for its workers to confirm the line was cracked and spilling thousands of gallons of oil onto the sand and water west of Santa Barbara. A key issue has been how long it took the Texas-based company to relay information on the break to the federal government. The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Mate ...>>
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Hawaii governor signs first-of-kind state smoking age bill
Technology
Published in 20-6-2015
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"Raising the minimum age as part of our comprehensive tobacco control efforts will help reduce tobacco use among our youth and increase the likelihood that our keiki will grow up tobacco-free," said Ige, using the Hawaiian word for children. The bill goes into effect on the first day of 2016. [...] the state Department of Health will reach out to retailers and post signs to educate the public ab ...>>
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