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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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Houston's entrepreneurial growth down in annual Kauffman report
Business
Published in 22-10-2017
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The Houston metropolitan area fell five positions to No. 19 on a list measuring entrepreneurial business growth, according to a report released Thursday by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

The Kauffman Index of Growth Entrepreneurship looks at the rate of startup growth, share of scaleups and high-growth company density.

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Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie
Business
Published in 22-10-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) The selfie is everywhere Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application. Payment processing giant Visa Inc. is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate various types of biometrics your fingerprint, face, voice, etc. into approving credit card applications and payments. Consumers could e ...>>
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Attorneys warn clients of economic consequences in dismantling NAFTA
Business
Published in 22-10-2017
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Businesses are raising concerns about the North American Free Trade Agreement, from what they see as an outdated employee visa program to political wrangling over the deal to potentially breaking down trust with Mexican and Canadian trade partners, immigration and labor attorneys said Thursday. Luis Campos of the Haynes and Boone law firm in Houston addressed these and other concerns raised by bus ...>>
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Office furniture company leases warehouse in Garden Oaks
Business
Published in 22-10-2017
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A local office furniture company signed a nearly 32,000-square-foot industrial lease in Garden Oaks.

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Houston lost 25,000 jobs in September as Harvey's impact felt
Business
Published in 22-10-2017
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Houston lost about 25,000 jobs in September in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast at the end of August. 

 

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