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Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico
Technology
Published in 22-10-2017
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MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. Two of the search giant's "Project Loon" balloons are already over the country enabling texts, emails and basic web access to AT&T customers with handsets that use its ...>>
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Medical students in limbo as young immigrant program ends
Technology
Published in 22-10-2017
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CHICAGO (AP) Medical student Alejandra Duran Arreola dreams of becoming an OB-GYN in her home state of Georgia, where there's a shortage of doctors and one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the U.S. But the 26-year-old Mexican immigrant's goal is now trapped in the debate over a program protecting hundreds of thousands of immigrants like her from deportation. Whether she become ...>>
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Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson
Technology
Published in 22-10-2017
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LOS ANGELES (AP) A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company's request for a new trial, saying there were errors and jury misconduct in the previous trial that ended with the award two m ...>>
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WHO chief now 'rethinking' Mugabe 'goodwill ambassador' post
Technology
Published in 22-10-2017
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GENEVA (AP) After widespread shock and condemnation, the head of the World Health Organization said Saturday he is "rethinking" his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador." In a new tweet, WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus said that "I'm listening. I hear your concerns. Rethinking the approach in light of WHO values. I will issue a statement as soon a ...>>
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Second bacterium found in Louisiana mass food poisoning
Technology
Published in 22-10-2017
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COLUMBIA, La. (AP) Louisiana health officials say a second bacterium apparently contributed to the mass food poisoning that may have killed one person and apparently sickened more than 100 people who ate at a fundraiser. Assistant State Health Officer Dr. Parham Jaberi says in addition to the salmonella already found in stool samples, a bacterium commonly found on raw meat and poultry also has be ...>>
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New York advances drone industry with testing corridor
Technology
Published in 22-10-2017
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ROME, N.Y. (AP) Envisioning a day when millions of drones will buzz around delivering packages, watching crops or inspecting pipelines, a coalition is creating an airspace corridor in upstate New York where traffic management systems will be developed and unmanned aircraft can undergo safety and performance testing. The unmanned aircraft traffic management corridor, jump-started by a $30 million ...>>
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McConnell says he's awaiting Trump guidance on health care
Technology
Published in 22-10-2017
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STERLING, Va. (AP) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday he's willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if President Donald Trump makes clear he supports it. A proposal by two senators Republican Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democrat Patty Murray of Washington would extend for two years federal insurance payments that Trump has blocked, in an effort ...>>
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The Latest: Charity hails decision to revoke Mugabe honor
Technology
Published in 22-10-2017
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) The Latest on Zimbabwe's president and the World Health Organization (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The decision by the World Health Organization's director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus to revoke his appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" has been praised by Jeremy Farrar, director of Wellcome Trust, a major British charitable foundati ...>>
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Astronomers measure Milky Way with radio waves
Technology
Published in 22-10-2017
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) A collection of radio telescopes that spans thousands of miles and is remotely operated from central New Mexico has measured a span of 66,000 light-years (one light-year is equal to 6 trillion miles) from Earth across the Milky Way's center to a star-forming area near the edge of the other side of the galaxy. The Albuquerque Journal reports astronomers say they hope to ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 22-10-2017
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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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Top Dems nix White House demands to alter health care deal
Technology
Published in 21-10-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Top Senate Democrats rejected White House demands Friday to add provisions weakening the Obama health care law to a bipartisan deal on steadying unsettled insurance markets. The compromise already faced an uphill path and this was the latest blow. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the Trump administration was involved in the negotiations that produced the accord a ...>>
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Women say they were branded, traumatized by group's doctors
Technology
Published in 21-10-2017
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Women say they were branded and traumatized by doctors in a secretive group, and state officials will review why authorities didn't act sooner on the women's reports, a spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. State officials will examine whether the women's complaints warrant an investigation now, the Democratic governor's spokesman Richard Azzopardi sai ...>>
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Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage
Technology
Published in 21-10-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires. The Federal Aviation Administration recently recommended that the U.N. agency that sets global aviation standards prohibit passengers from putting laptops and other larg ...>>
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Officials: Jambalaya at fundraiser sickens more than 100
Technology
Published in 21-10-2017
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COLUMBIA, La. (AP) Louisiana's health department says salmonella from the chicken and sausage jambalaya at a softball team's fundraiser may have killed one person and apparently has made more than 100 people ill. A news release Friday from the Louisiana Department of Health says at least 125 people have been identified with gastrointestinal illness after eating the rice and meat dish ...>>

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FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus
Technology
Published in 21-10-2017
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U.S. regulators have approved a new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus. Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said the Food and Drug Administration approved it late Friday. It will be the second shingles vaccine in the U.S. market. Merck launched the first one in 2006. Studies paid for by Glaxo found it prevents shingles in about 90 percent of people. ...>>
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