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Dozens of prospective jurors beg off 'Pharma Bro' case

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Several prospective jurors have been excused from the federal securities fraud trial of an ex-pharmaceutical company executive because they claimed they couldn't be impartial. More>>

Google hit with record fine by EU, told to change its ways

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The European Union's competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service. More>>

Portugal airline chief fears increasing drone near-misses

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The head of Portugal's national airline says he is considering asking authorities to order that all drones in the country be grounded, following a series of near-misses with commercial aircraft. More>>

Avis teams up with Waymo on self-driving car program

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Avis Budget Group is teaming up with Waymo to help support its self-driving car program. More>>

Facebook now deleting 66K posts a week in anti-hate campaign

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Facebook says it deleted about 600,000 posts in the last two months as the social media giant seeks to crack down on what it considers to be hateful posts. More>>

Engineers use replica to pinpoint California dam repairs

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California water officials are relying hydrology tests performed in Utah on a replica of the Oroville Dam spillway to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S for a spillway that was torn apart in February. More>>

The Latest: Ukraine premier: Cyberattack 'unprecedented'

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Ukraine's prime minister says that a cyberattack affecting his country is "unprecedented," but "vital systems haven't been affected". More>>

New cyberattack causes mass disruption in Europe

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Hackers have caused widespread disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard. More>>

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren departs

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Pandora, under intensifying pressure from Spotify and Apple Music, says that CEO Tim Westergren has stepped down. More>>

Germany's Merkel doesn't tweet, but checks Trump on Twitter

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she doesn't really do Twitter, but sometimes visits the site to check out what U.S. President Donald Trump has to say. More>>

"Explicit" show at South African prison ignites scandal

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AT least 13 South African officials face possible suspension after photos showing scantily clad female entertainers with inmates at a Johannesburg prison circulated on social media. More>>

Modi meets Trump with his usual greeting _ bear hugs

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President Donald Trump should have been ready for a bear hug from Narendra Modi. More>>

Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years

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The co-founder of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy is set to be sentenced in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people and sickened hundreds more. More>>

Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

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Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads. More>>

UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

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British officials are investigating a cyberattack on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts.". More>>

SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

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SpaceX is going for a weekend double-header with a planned launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, just two days after a successful satellite launch from Florida. More>>

California big tunnels win early approval. Questions remain

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Federal officials say they'll provide an update on California Gov. Jerry Brown's ambitious plan to build two massive tunnels to ship water from the northern part of the state to the south. More>>

New Zealand law student launches climate change court case

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A New Zealand law student is taking the government to court over its climate change policies in hopes of forcing it to set more ambitious targets. More>>

Subway digging uncovers 'Pompeii-like scene' in Rome

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Digging for Rome's new subway has unearthed the charred ruins of a 3rd century building and the 1,800-year-old skeleton of a dog that apparently perished in a fire. More>>

Toshiba gets earnings report extension, faces delisting risk

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Money-losing Japanese electronics and nuclear company Toshiba Corp. has until Aug. 10 to get auditors to sign off on its earnings statements, or else it faces the risk of getting delisted. More>>

China tightens online video controls, jolting investors

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Chinese censors have ordered three popular internet services to stop streaming video, prompting a sell-off in the U.S.-trade shares of Sina Corp. and its microblog service, Sina Weibo. More>>

Asian stocks mostly higher after Wall Street closed mixed

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U.S. stock indexes are moving higher in early trading, led by gains in banks and other financial companies. More>>

Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. More>>

Eclipse chasers blaze trail to Oregon for view of a lifetime

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In the shadow of the moon: The first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States in 99 years will first be visible in Oregon, and Madras is predicted to be among the country's best viewing spots. More>>

Ex-CEO's reputation precedes him, affects jury selection

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A former pharmaceutical CEO who became a pariah after raising the cost of a life-saving medication 5,000 percent can't keep quiet ahead of his fraud trial. More>>

Trump, Modi exchange hugs during Rose Garden statements

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President Donald Trump found out Monday that India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a hugger. More>>

Team New Zealand routs Oracle Team USA to win America's Cup

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Helmsman Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand have won the America's Cup by routing software tycoon Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA. More>>

Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groups

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Facebook is nearing 2 billion users and as it does, it wants to be a more 'meaningful' force in their lives. More>>

The Latest: Baby Doe's mother to be sentenced this week

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The mother of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains were found on a Boston Harbor island will be sentenced this week in connection with the girl's death. More>>

FIFA accepts video reviews must improve after Russia

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FIFA's head of refereeing Massimo Busacca says video review has not always looked good in tests at the Confederations Cup. More>>

Albuquerque TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime story

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While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, someone stole the station's SUV. More>>

Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well

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A massive sequoia in Idaho that grew over more than a century from a seedling sent by naturalist John Muir has been uprooted and is poised to travel about two blocks Sunday morning to a new location. More>>

Polish protesters demand halt to logging in primeval forest

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Hundreds of people have marched in central Warsaw to protest widespread logging in Europe's last large primeval forest, one of the most controversial steps taken by Poland's conservative government. More>>

US investigates after lab improperly ships nuclear material

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Federal regulators are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from Los Alamos National Laboratory to other federal facilities this week. More>>

CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks the disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden. More>>

Melania Trump takes to Washington in her own understated way

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Out of New York, first lady Melania Trump quietly slips into full-time life in nation's capital. More>>

Burling, Team New Zealand reach match point in America's Cup

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Helmsman Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand benefited from another mistake at the start by skipper Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA to win Race 7 of the America's Cup on the Great Sound. More>>

Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in Japan

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A strong earthquake has shaken residents in a mountainous region of central Japan, injuring at least two people and knocking roof tiles off homes. More>>

It's a girl: Japan zoo's star panda baby gets a checkup

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The baby panda, who has become an overnight celebrity in Japan, is a girl. More>>

Uber knew fired exec had info at center of Google theft case

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Uber says former CEO Travis Kalanick knew a self-driving car expert accused of stealing trade secrets from Google possessed information that didn't belong to him before he joined Uber last year. More>>

Founder of Russian messaging app defies official ultimatum

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The founder of a Russian encrypted messaging app is defying the government's request to provide information about his company. More>>

Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities, now that President Donald Trump has withdrawn the country from the Paris climate accords. More>>

A risky fix to repair a city's gutted streetlight grid

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After years in the dark, crews in Tulsa are finally scrambling to rewire the city's decimated lighting grid after copper thieves stole 33 miles (53 kilometers) of the precious metal. More>>

Group votes to protect some Atlantic corals, balk on others

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A federal panel is considering new protections for deep-sea corals in the Atlantic Ocean that would impact commercial fishing interests off of New England. More>>

Big catch: Fisherman finds camera, returns it to owner

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A man who was fishing in the Tennessee River reeled in a waterlogged camera and then used social media to track down its owner in Florida. More>>

Experts: US exiting climate pact may doom some small islands

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With the US pulling out of Paris climate accord, scientists and government leaders say some small island nations may not survive. More>>

Uber searches for a new CEO in wake of Kalanick's departure

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As Uber searches for a new CEO, at least one candidate _ Sheryl Sandberg _ says no. More>>

Uber CEO is pushed out as company tries to clean up its act

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Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick said in a statement to The New York Times that he has accepted a request from investors to step aside. More>>

Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for move

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A sequoia tree seedling sent more than a century ago by naturalist John Muir to Idaho and planted in a Boise medical doctor's yard has become an obstacle to progress. More>>

Fake quake: Report of major California temblor a false alarm

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A report of a major earthquake off the California coast has turned out to be a false alarm based on a quake from 1925. More>>

It's time for No. 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners

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Markelle Fultz made his official welcome to Philadelphia. More>>

EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illnesses without proof

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The highest court of the European Union says that even in cases where there is no scientific proof to suggest a vaccine is defective, courts may conclude in individual cases that the vaccines are to blame in certain circumstances. More>>

Line messaging digital theme park to open in Thai capital

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The text-messaging service Line plans to inaugurate an indoor digital theme park in Thailand's capital, seeking to squeeze maximum advantage from its popularity in the country, its second biggest market after Japan. More>>

Video of gaming Seattle officer discussing shooting removed

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After an online outcry, a Seattle Police Department video in which an officer playing a video game discussed the recent fatal police shooting of a pregnant mother has been removed from social media. More>>

Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit

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A federal jury in Kansas has awarded nearly $218 million to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over the company's introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed. More>>

Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin

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Brazilian President Michel Temer says he has built warm ties with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. More>>

Clarification: Science Says-Too Hot To Fly story

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Triple-digit heat is baking the American Southwest and keeping some planes grounded because of simple physics. More>>

The Latest: Syngenta to appeal $218M verdict in seed case

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Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta says it will appeal a Kansas federal jury's awarding of nearly $218 million to Kansas farmers who sued the company over its introduction of a genetically modified corn seed variety. More>>

German parties salvage vote on social media hate posts bill

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Germany's governing parties have cleared the way for parliament to vote on legislation designed to get illegal content such as hate speech or defamatory fake news removed quickly from social networking sites. More>>

Bear in fatal Alaska mauling killed

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Alaska wildlife officials say a black bear believed to have fatally mauled a 16-year-old during a weekend mountain race has been shot and killed along with three other black bears. More>>

Uber allows riders to tip drivers via app, matching Lyft

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Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. More>>

Scrutiny intensifies over safety at US nuclear weapons lab

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The safety record at Los Alamos National Laboratory is facing intensifying criticism as work ramps up to produce a key component for the U.S. nuclear weapons cache. More>>

In Iowa, boisterous Trump turns back the clock to campaign Video included

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President Donald Trump has traveled to the Midwest for a raucous rally with his loyal supporters _ the kind of event he relished before winning the White House. More>>

Ringing the changes: Dutch bike lock blocks rider's phone

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Dutch telecom company teams up with the country's traffic safety authority to develop a bicycle lock that also locks mobile phones, in a move aimed at protecting young riders who regularly pedal through busy streets while looking at their phone. More>>

One of Africa's largest wildlife relocations begins

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One of Africa's largest wildlife relocations begins; 7,500 animals set to move to Mozambique. More>>

Intercept attempt fails in missile defense test off Hawaii

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The U.S. Missile Defense Agency says it failed to intercept a ballistic missile during a test off Hawaii. More>>

Trump publicly doubting that Russia meddled in election

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President Donald Trump is questioning why the Obama administration didn't try to stop Russia from interfering in the 2016 election if it happened on his predecessor's watch. More>>

Amazon aiming to be the dressing room in your house

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Amazon tests new clothing service that lets customers try on clothes at comfort of their home before they buy. More>>

Intel signs up as top Olympic sponsor through 2024

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The International Olympic Committee says it has signed a deal with technology provider Intel, one week after McDonald's ended its long-standing sponsorship three years early. More>>

Perry tells senators he did not write Trump energy budget

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Senators from both parties are denouncing President Donald Trump's proposed energy budget, and even Trump's energy secretary is distancing himself from the plan. More>>

Jerry Nelson, astronomer who built advanced telescopes, dies

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Jerry Nelson, an astronomer who designed advanced telescopes that help scientists glimpse far reaches of the universe, has died in California. More>>

Foxconn founder: US expansion might top $10 billion

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The chairman of Foxconn says there is 'still a chance' the Taiwanese electronics giant might be able to buy Toshiba's chip business despite the Japanese company's choice of another bidder as its preferred buyer. More>>

All that's cool and quirky at the Paris Air Show

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A guide to some of the cool and quirky things on show at the Paris Air Show this week. More>>

The Latest: Pelosi confident of her caucus' support

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President Donald Trump is lashing out at top Democrats on Twitter. More>>

Transformer stamp released by US Postal Service

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The US Postal Service has officially unveiled a first-of-its kind stamp that transforms with the touch of a finger and is dedicated to this summer's total solar eclipse. More>>

Mayor seeks climate job instead of 3rd term, blames Trump

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A mayor in New Jersey says that she will focus on climate change rather than running for a third term in office because of President Donald Trump. More>>

Well-known names surface as possible Uber CEO candidates

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As Uber searches for a new CEO, at least one candidate _ Sheryl Sandberg _ says no. More>>

In Iowa, Trump rallies base, celebrates GOP resilience

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President Donald Trump is heading to the Midwest in search of his supporters' warm embrace _ and to celebrate a Republican congressional victory in an election viewed as an early referendum on his presidency. More>>

Leaders of Russia, Brazil agree to expand ties

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Leaders of Russia and Brazil have agreed to expand their dialogue on international issues. More>>

Canadian charged in US airport attack investigated as terror

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Officials say the airport in Flint, Michigan, has been evacuated after a police officer was injured. More>>

Asian stocks higher after Wall Street declines

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U.S. stock indexes held steady in early trading Wednesday after the price of oil stabilized. More>>

The Latest: Former Homeland boss outlines Russia threat

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U.S. officials have outlined the threat Russia posed to the 2016 vote for the White House, describing efforts to hack into election systems in 21 states and to fill the internet with misinformation. More>>

The Latest: Trump ponders solar panels on border wall

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President Donald Trump is getting a tour of the agricultural technology being developed at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa. More>>

Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina

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In a hidden room in a house in Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history, including busts of Adolf Hitler and even a macabre medical device used to measure head size. More>>

Apple seeks to void patent claims, fees in Qualcomm dispute

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Apple is seeking to void some of Qualcomm's patent claims and licensing agreements, intensifying its legal battle with the chip maker over the technology in iPhones and iPads. More>>

AP-NORC poll: Few favor Trump move to ditch Paris accord

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A new poll finds that Americans are more likely to oppose than support President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. More>>

Trump thanks 2 whose yearbook references to him were altered

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President Donald Trump is weighing in on a New Jersey high school that had yearbooks altered to remove three students' references to him. More>>

The Latest: Montana Republican newest member of Congress

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Montana Republican Greg Gianforte has been sworn in as the newest member of Congress, a month after he body slammed a reporter who asked him a question about the GOP health care bill. More>>

The Latest: Senators upbeat about special counsel meeting

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Johnson: Not alerting American public that Russians hacked Democrats' emails would have been 'unforgiveable'. More>>

Kia tops new car quality survey for second straight year

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Kia tops J.D. Power's new car quality survey for the second straight year. More>>

Science Says: DNA shows early spread of cats in human world

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A DNA study is showing how cats spread in the ancient human world. More>>

NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

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NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope found 10 new planets that are not too hot or cold and just the right size to have life on them. More>>

Toshiba prefers US-Japan bidder for memory chip biz sale

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Troubled Japanese electronics giant Toshiba Corp. has chosen a U.S.-Japan consortium as the preferred bidder in its attempt to sell its lucrative memory chip business. More>>

Google's search engine aims to become employment engine

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Google is trying to turn its search engine into an employment engine. More>>

Toshiba chooses US-Japan bidder for memory chip biz sale

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Money-losing Toshiba Corp. has chosen a U.S.-Japan consortium as the preferred bidder in the sale of its lucrative memory chip business. More>>

Whole Foods CEO calls deal with Amazon 'whirlwind courtship'

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Whole Foods CEO says deal with Amazon was the result of a 'whirlwind courtship.'. More>>

3-year global coral bleaching event easing, but still bad

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US scientists determine that record bad three year global bleaching event is over with improving. More>>

Harvard freshmen's ouster over posts draws broad response

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Harvard University's recent decision to rescind admission offers to 10 incoming freshmen because of offensive Facebook posts is drawing attention from far beyond the Ivy League school's halls. More>>

Coke tweet targeting Pittsburghers uses map of Philadelphia

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Coca-Cola is apologizing for using a map of Philadelphia in an advertising tweet aimed at encouraging residents of Pittsburgh to drink Coke as temperatures climbed into the high 80s. More>>

2 Dutch journalists remain in captivity in Colombia

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Two Dutch journalists believed kidnapped by leftist rebels in a volatile region of northeastern Colombia remain in captivity as authorities vowed to secure their safe return. More>>

Trump tweetstorms wash away White House press briefings

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Trump's White House is swapping traditional forms of White House transparency for Twitter and political rallies. More>>

Clamping down, Trump team puts the 'brief' in press briefing

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President Donald Trump's White House is putting the "brief" in press briefings. More>>

Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

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The most expensive House race in U.S. history heads to voters Tuesday in suburban Atlanta. More>>

EU considers sanctions to respond to cyberattacks

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European Union foreign ministers have agreed to prepare a joint response to cyberattacks in the 28-nation bloc, including imposing sanctions on offenders. More>>

Prodigy, half of rap duo Mobb Deep, dead at 42

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Prodigy, the skilled rapper and member of the New York hip-hop duo Mobb Depp, has died. More>>

The Latest: Handel thanks Trump for support in key GOP win

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Republican Karen Handel has won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia and avoided a major upset after the most expensive House campaign in U.S. history. More>>

Energy chief: Carbon dioxide not prime driver of warming

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus but in line with EPA chief Scott Pruitt. More>>

Google promises YouTube crackdown on online extremism

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Google is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related to terrorism and hate groups. More>>

'Human Project' study will ask 10,000 to share life's data

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Researchers are gearing up to start recruiting 10,000 New Yorkers early next year for a study so sweeping it's called "The Human Project.". More>>

Cheering 1st day of summer? Not in Phoenix when 120 expected

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The first day of summer is forecast to bring some of the worst heat the southwestern U.S. has seen in years. More>>

Italy says G-20 a chance to pressure Trump on climate pact

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Italy is pledging to keep up the pressure on President Donald Trump to re-think his opposition to the Paris climate pact. More>>

Uber adds option to tip drivers as it heads in new direction

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Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. More>>

Delta adds facial recognition kiosks at Twin Cities airport

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Delta Airlines says it is the first airline to use facial recognition technology to speed the process of checking baggage. More>>

Radio host says his criticisms of Trump cost him his job

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A Pennsylvania radio host has resigned after being asked by radio management not to criticize President Donald Trump on air. More>>

Religious, indigenous leaders demand rainforests be saved

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Religious, indigenous leaders call for end to deforestation in an international multi-faith and multi-cultural plea to reduce emissions that fuel climate change that is killing tropical rainforests. More>>

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

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This week's top 10 paid and free apps for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. More>>

EU ministers back climate pact, regret Trump withdrawal

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EU foreign ministers say they regret the decision by President Donald Trump to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement and plan to push ahead with it. More>>

Timberwolves sign 3-year deal with Fitbit for jersey patch

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Minnesota Timberwolves get into the jersey advertisement game with Fitbit patch in 3-year deal. More>>

Tech CEOS visit White House to talk modernizing government Video included

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Top technology CEOS are expected at the White House Monday for an event focused on modernizing government. More>>

Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis: NFL's been cagey on concussions

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Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis says the NFL had taken advantage of its players by not sharing with them all the information it had about the risk of concussions. More>>

Supreme Court strikes down sex offender social media ban

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The Supreme Court has struck down a North Carolina law that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites. More>>

The Latest: Boeing, Airbus compete for orders at air show

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Boeing has landed a string of new plane deals while Airbus has won lucrative promises at the Paris Air Show, as both plane makers stressed the growing importance of digital technology in aviation. More>>

How the AP-NORC poll on climate change was conducted

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The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on climate change and the Paris climate accord was conducted by NORC on June 8-11. More>>

Nikkei rises on Wall Street gains, other Asian indexes fall

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U.S. stock indexes drifted higher in early trading Monday, led by technology companies, to again clinch record heights. More>>

Conservationists: Imperiled Atlantic salmon decline worsens

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An international conservation group says fewer of North America's Atlantic salmon are making it back to rivers to spawn, which bodes poorly for the future of the imperiled fish. More>>

If it flies or hovers, it will be at the Paris Air Show

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Airbus and Boeing will again hog the spotlight at the Paris Air Show with their battle for ever-larger slices of the lucrative pie in the sky. More>>

Merkel: Pope wants her to fight to save Paris climate deal

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she and Pope Francis discussed the need to preserve the Paris climate accord despite the U.S. withdrawal and her aim to "bring down walls," and not build them. More>>

The Latest: Technology CEOs urged to join Trump initiative

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Technology CEOs are being urged by White House officials to pitch in on President Donald Trump's effort to modernize government. More>>

Anti-Trump groups stick to resist tactics despite shooting

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Liberal groups resistant to Republican policies say they have no plans to change their tactics or approach after shooting. More>>

London fire may have destroyed DNA needed to ID victims

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The devastating fire that struck a high-rise tower in London this week may have been so powerful that it destroyed much of the DNA evidence needed to identify victims. More>>

To post or not to post: Internet tips for college hopefuls

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High schools and colleges offer tips on the role of social media in the admissions process. More>>

Amazon deal for Whole Foods could bring retail experiments Video included

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Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, in a move to expand its growing reach into groceries. More>>

Height of Illinois levees concerning to some in Missouri

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State versus state battle lines are being drawn across the Mississippi River, with a top Missouri official urging Illinois regulators to back away from a plan allowing higher levees that could worsen flooding on the Missouri side of the river. More>>

Microscopic organisms turn Istanbul's shores turquoise

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The waters around Istanbul have turned a striking shade of turquoise. More>>

In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

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In spite of Trump's tweet decrying 'witch hunt,' lawyer says president not under investigation. More>>

High court won't hear appeal over dancing baby video

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The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal in a long-running copyright dispute over a YouTube video that shows a baby dancing to Prince's song, "Let's Go Crazy.". More>>

APNewsBreak: Official says more Hanford nuke mishaps likely

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The U.S. Energy Department's top official at Washington state's severely contaminated Hanford Nuclear Reservation says future accidental nuclear radiation releases are likely because of aging site's infrastructure and inadequate cleanup funding. More>>

Tech stocks trip away from highs, but few expect bigger drop

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Technology stocks just stumbled after reaching their highest levels in more than a decade. More>>

Prada takes inspiration from graphic novels for Milan show

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A fresh breeze buffeted Italy's fashion capital during the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Sunday, both literally, bringing relief from the June heat, and figuratively, as young designers took the spotlight. More>>

Reports swirl about Beyonce's twins, but no confirmation yet

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Mum's the word from Beyonce and Jay Z and their reps, even though reports are flying that the much-anticipated twins have made their arrival. More>>

AP Interview: F-35 fighter show is gesture to US allies

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When the stealthy hi-tech F-35 tears through Paris skies on its first ever acrobatic displays this week, the jet will also be sending a message: NATO allies, the United States is still on your side. More>>

Trump tweets about Democrats, Georgia election

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President Donald Trump is attacking Democrats and promoting the Republican running in a congressional runoff election in Georgia. More>>

The Latest: Qatar Air CEO says blockade leaves lasting wound

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French President Emmanuel Macron is opening the Paris Air Show from the skies. More>>

Facebook deploys AI to fight terrorism on its network

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Facing growing pressure from government leaders to address the spread of terrorism through its platform, Facebook on Thursday outlined some of the ways it works behind the scenes to weed out such content. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Whom to believe, Trump or his lawyer?

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AP FACT CHECK: Whom to believe on special counsel investigation, Trump or his lawyer?. More>>

Celebrity reaction to the mistrial in Bill Cosby's trial

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Celebrity reaction to the mistrial declared in Bill Cosby's trial on sexual assault charges after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision. More>>

Facebook bug may have exposed moderators to extremists

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Facebook has acknowledged that a security hole may have exposed moderators' identities to suspected terrorist groups and others whose pages were removed for inappropriate content. More>>

Rest easy during EU holidays: no more extra roaming costs

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From now on, European Union holiday makers should return home without that sense of high anxiety about their mobile phone bill: extra fees for using it abroad should have gone. More>>

Macron woos tech world, pledges French 'startup nation'

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French President Emmanuel Macron is due to unveil his strategy to transform the country from a land resting on the laurels of its past into a "startup nation". More>>

The Latest: Trump lawyer denies president is a probe target

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A member of President Donald Trump's outside legal team says the president is not under investigation, contradicting a recent tweet from Trump. More>>

Trump attorney says president not under investigation

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President Donald Trump is beginning his day with a stream of tweets defending his record and lashing out at the investigation into Russian interference in the election. More>>

Twitter unveils new look, which users quickly mock

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Twitter unveils a new look, which users quickly mock with memes, jokes and of course, outrage. More>>

US physicists win Spanish prize for work in gravity waves

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Three American astrophysicists whose work helped lead to the ground-breaking detection of cosmic gravitational waves first predicted by Einstein have been awarded Spain's Princess of Asturias 2017 scientific research. More>>

Sweet sizzlin' beans! Fancy names may boost healthy dining

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Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables. More>>

Russia supply ship launched to space station

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Russia's space agency says an unmanned cargo ship has been launched en route to the International Space Station. More>>

Milan menswear designers focus shows on millennials

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Singer Shawn Mendes took a turn on the Emporio Armani runway, showing off the brand's new smart watch line, "Connected.''. More>>

The Latest: Afghan soldier wounds 7 American soldiers

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The U.S. military says that seven America soldiers were wounded in the insider attack by an Afghan soldier. More>>

Indiana to pay firm $100k to handle Pence email requests

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Indiana is paying $100,000 to a law firm for help dealing with an "unusually high" number of public records requests, most of which seek emails from Vice President Mike Pence's tenure as governor. More>>

Scalise doctor hopes for 'excellent recovery' despite risk

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The facility where GOP House Whip Steve Scalise is recovering from a gunshot says he "will be in the hospital for some time.". More>>

Twitter briefly suspends Al-Jazeera Arabic amid Qatar rift

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Social media platform Twitter has suspended the account of Al-Jazeera Arabic amid a wider diplomatic dispute between Qatar and Arab nations. More>>

Georgia official discounts threat of exposed voter records

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Researcher finds gaping network security hole in website of center that manages Georgia's election, leaving state's 6.7 million voter records, other sensitive files, exposed to hackers. More>>

The Latest: Dem lawmaker warns Trump against firing Mueller

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President Donald Trump says it's "sad" that seven months of investigations and hearings into possible links between his campaign and Russia have been fruitless. More>>

Trump acknowledges for first time he's under investigation

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President Donald Trump is lashing out at the investigators driving the Russia investigation as "very bad and conflicted people," responding angrily to reports that the special counsel is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice. More>>

Scalise has more surgery as authorities track shooter's path

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Lawmakers are returning to the Capitol and, they hope, to some semblance of normalcy a day after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers as they practiced for a charity baseball game. More>>

The Latest: Cosby jurors wrap up for night, still at impasse

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Jurors in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial have returned for a fifth day of deliberations. More>>

AP Source: Saints' Armstead needs shoulder surgery

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A person familiar with the situation says Saints starting left tackle Terron Armstead needs surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder and that his rehabilitation is expected to take four to six months. More>>

US blames North Korea for series of cyberattacks

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U.S. officials are blaming the North Korean government for a series of cyberattacks dating to 2009 against media, aerospace, financial sectors and infrastructure in the United States and across the world. More>>

Freewheeling Uber sheds officials, faces more major changes

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Freewheeling Uber is facing major change as its board cracks down and its founder and CEO steps away indefinitely. More>>

APNewsBreak: Ex-VA exec 'astounded' by cost of hospital

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A former VA official who was criticized by Congress for massive cost overruns at a new Colorado veterans hospital says he was never told the price had ballooned to more than $1.7 billion. More>>

US official makes brief appearance at G7 environment summit

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Top environment officials from the Group of Seven met Sunday in Italy amid ongoing differences between the United States and other members of the rich nations' club over how deal with climate change. More>>

America's Cup sailors have social media #battleofbermuda

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The #battleofbermuda is on, mates. More>>

Emails reiterate EPA chief's ties to fossil fuel interests

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Newly released emails underscore just how closely EPA chief Scott Pruitt coordinated with fossil fuel companies while serving as Oklahoma's state attorney general, a position in which he frequently sued the federal agency he now leads. More>>

Emails reiterate EPA chief's ties to fossil fuel interests

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Newly released emails underscore just how closely EPA chief Scott Pruitt coordinated with fossil fuel companies while serving as Oklahoma's state attorney general, a position in which he frequently sued the federal agency he now leads. More>>

Major electronic entertainment show offers glimpse of future Video included

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E3, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, has opened in Los Angeles with thousands of video game enthusiasts, analysts and industry representatives in attendance to play and show off the latest technology that will soon be hitting store shelves. More>>

YouTube star charged with child porn ordered to stay offline

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A federal judge in Chicago has agreed to release a YouTube singer with millions of teenage followers to await trial on charges he instructed fans via social media to send him sexually explicit videos of themselves. More>>

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