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Portugal airline chief fears increasing drone near-misses
Technology
Published in 26-6-2017
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LISBON, Portugal (AP) Portugal's national airline chief said Monday he is considering asking authorities to order that all drones in the country be grounded, following a series of near-misses with commercial aircraft. Pinto, the head of TAP, told public broadcaster RTP he was a fan of drones, but added: "Due to the irresponsible behavior of some and I'm speaking in a European and glob ...>>
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Engineers use replica to pinpoint California dam repairs
Technology
Published in 26-6-2017
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The sound of rushing water is deafening as Utah State University hydraulics engineering professor Michael Johnson kneels in front of the Oroville Dam replica the size of a small house to examine one of two channels that run the width of the spillway to allow air into the water to prevent bubble formations that can damage the concrete spillway of the real dam. While a separate team of dam experts ...>>
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Avis teams up with Waymo on self-driving car program
Technology
Published in 26-6-2017
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The partnership aims to support Waymo's fleet and its early rider program, which has a public trial in Phoenix. Avis Budget Group Inc. said Monday that it will provide fleet support and maintenance services for Waymo's program at its Avis and Budget car rental locations.
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The Latest: Trial begins for 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli
Technology
Published in 26-6-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on jury selection at the trial of former pharmaceutical company CEO Martin Shkreli (all times local): Before jury selection started Monday at his securities fraud trial, Martin Shkreli (SHKREHL'-ee) hadn't stopped preening for cameras and trolling on social media. Even with his securities fraud trial set to begin with jury selection on Monday, Martin Shkreli ( ...>>
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'Pharma Bro' defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial
Technology
Published in 26-6-2017
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The former pharmaceutical CEO, who became a pariah after raising the cost of a life-saving drug 5,000 percent, has been preening for cameras and trolling on social media, potentially complicating his defense. Jury selection got underway Monday, and opening statements could occur as early as Tuesday. Since his high-profile arrest in late 2015 when he was led into court in a gray hoodie, Shkreli h ...>>
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Conservative GOP senator hits party leaders on health bill
Technology
Published in 26-6-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) In unusually harsh terms, a conservative Republican senator accused party leaders Monday of trying to rush the party's health care bill through the Senate in remarks that underscored the challenge they face in staunching a rebellion among GOP lawmakers. Johnson was among four conservatives who announced Thursday that they opposed the measure, which would roll back much of Pr ...>>
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Correction: Interior Secretary Homecoming story
Technology
Published in 26-6-2017
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(AP) In a story June 23 about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's return to Montana, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Western Values Project's ad campaign was created for the Western Governors' Association. (AP) Environmental groups plan to crash the homecoming in Montana next week of President Donald Trump's Interior Department secretary with billboards, telev ...>>
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2 more plague cases reported in New Mexico's Santa Fe County
Technology
Published in 26-6-2017
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State public health veterinarian Paul Ettestad said plague can be present in fleas that infest wild rodents in Santa Fe County, including within the city limits of Santa Fe and in other locations around New Mexico. Health workers are conducted environmental investigations around the homes of the three patients to look for ongoing risk and to ensure the safety of the immediate family members and n ...>>
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US mayors back plan for cities to use only renewable energy
Technology
Published in 26-6-2017
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(AP) A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country unanimously backed an ambitious commitment for U.S. cities to run entirely on renewable sources such as wind and solar in two decades. "Mayors have been involved in the frontline of climate and energy issues for so long, but the president's actions have really just ignited the excitement of mayors and citizens who want to get to do a ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 26-6-2017
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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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UN: More than 200,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
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BERLIN (AP) The U.N. health agency says there are now more than 200,000 suspected cases of cholera in an outbreak in war-torn Yemen, many of them children. The U.N. says collapsing health, water and sanitation systems have cut off 14.5 million people from regular access to clean water and sanitation, increasing the ability of the disease to spread.
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Style vs safety: Do too many football helmets pose a risk?
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
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The governing body's football oversight committee will meet this week in Indianapolis and is to begin studying whether multiple helmets could lead to more concussions and serious head and neck injuries. "The notion is that let's do as much research and data collection as we can to be able to start answering those questions as to whether one helmet or more helmets is the best way to go i ...>>
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Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
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David Cox of tree-moving company Environmental Design said Saturday the 10-story sequoia is doing well, and everything is in place for the 800,000-pound (362,877-kilogram) landmark to start moving on inflatable rollers shortly after midnight. The sequoia was sent to Boise as a seedling by naturalist John Muir, who played a key role in establishing California's Sequoia National Park.
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Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
    364 Visits
(AP) With the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the annual U.S. Conferences of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach. Cities still have months to respond to the questionnaire on low-carbon ...>>
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UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts
Technology
Published in 25-6-2017
    484 Visits
LONDON (AP) British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts." An email sent all those affected described a "sustained and determined attack on all parliamentary user accounts in an attempt to identify weak passwords," according to The Guardian newspaper.
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