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Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke
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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
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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
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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.

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Devastating toxic algae bloom plagues Florida's Gulf Coast
Technology
Published in 14-8-2018
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LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. (AP) Tons of dead fish. A smell so awful you gag with one inhale. Empty beaches, empty roads, empty restaurants. A toxic algae bloom has overrun Florida's southern Gulf Coast this summer, devastating sea life and driving people from the water. "I've never seen it this bad," said 31-year-old Heather Lamb of Venice. She's a hairdresser and makeup artist who styled ...>>
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AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not
Technology
Published in 14-8-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so. Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed ...>>
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Questions loom over Tesla deal after CEO reveals Saudi link
Technology
Published in 14-8-2018
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Tesla CEO Elon Musk's elaboration on his plan to engineer a buyout of the electric car maker could get the Silicon Valley maverick into legal trouble by revealing that the deal is far more uncertain than how he initially described it in his brash tweet last week. If everything falls into place, Musk plans to buy Tesla from any existing shareholders willing to sell using mo ...>>
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NASA administrator supports Trump 'space force' proposal
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Published in 14-8-2018
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine expressed full support Monday for President Donald Trump's proposed military "Space Force" but added that it will have a role separate from NASA. Bridenstine said in New Orleans that NASA's responsibilities involve science, space exploration and technology development. As for defense and national security, he told reporters in New Orle ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 14-8-2018
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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
Largest wildfire in California history still growing
Technology
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
Technology
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.

Reference: www.chron.com


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