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Portable test helps identify refugees at risk of outbreaks

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Cheap, portable test may help identify people susceptible to disease outbreaks in refugee camps, other remote locations. More>>

Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searches

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A new technique that relies on genetics is revolutionizing food poisoning investigation and identifying common causes in scattered and seemingly unrelated illnesses. More>>

Toronto van attack throws spotlight on anti-woman vitriol

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A Facebook message posted before a van plowed onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk is raising the possibility the suspect nursed grudges against women and it has recalled a 1989 massacre of 14 women that remains one of Canada's most traumatic acts of violence. More>>

Patton Oswalt credits late wife in Golden State Killer case

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Comedian Patton Oswalt proudly and tenderly praises his late wife for her work on the Golden State Killer case. More>>

Oh, Yeezus: Trump and Kanye West trade Twitter love

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Oh, Yeezus: President Donald Trump tweets his thanks to Kanye West for his recent online support. More>>

Geologists say North Korea's nuclear test site has collapsed

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A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. More>>

Samsung's profit exceeds expectations thanks to memory chips

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Samsung Electronics says its first-quarter earnings jumped 52 percent over a year earlier thanks to its mainstay memory chips that posted another record-high quarterly profit. More>>

Facebook advertisers shrug off its privacy scandal

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What privacy scandal? Facebook advertisers shrug off concerns. More>>

Comcast challenges Murdoch with rival bid for UK-based Sky

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U.S. media conglomerate Comcast has made a 22 billion pound ($30 billion) bid for London-based pay TV operator Sky in move that threatens a rival bid by Rupert Murdoch. More>>

European Space Agency satellite rides to orbit from Russia

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A Russian rocket has carried into orbit a satellite that is part of the European Space Agency's earth observation program. More>>

Scientists release most detailed star chart of the Milky Way

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The European Space Agency is releasing the most detailed star chart yet made for the Milky Way and neighboring galaxies. More>>

Asian elephants said at risk from Chinese demand for skin

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A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing a threat to Asia's wild herds even greater than the ivory trade. More>>

Mysterious mummy found in Iran could be father of last shah

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Discovery of mummified body in Tehran raises speculation it could be missing remains of late monarch Reza Shah Pahlavi. More>>

Uganda counts gorillas amid tourism-boosting 'baby boom'

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Uganda counts endangered mountain gorillas amid tourism-boosting 'baby boom'. More>>

Scientists find lots of gorillas in census, also see decline

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A new study shows there are more gorillas and chimps in West Africa than scientists initially thought, but that may not last. More>>

Museum realizes collection's rare elephant bird egg is real

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A Buffalo museum has made a rare discovery within its own collection: a rare elephant bird egg that was mislabeled as a model. More>>

US officials slam Washington state nuke waste site problems

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U.S. investigators say problems first identified six years ago at a Washington state site where deadly nuclear waste is treated continue to plague the multi-billion dollar plant. More>>

Medicare will require hospitals to post prices online

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Medicare will require hospitals to post prices online and make electronic medical records more readily available to patients. More>>

Venues reject Cynthia Nixon campaign event. She blames Cuomo

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Democratic candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon thinks two-time incumbent Andrew Cuomo is behind two venues refusing to host her campaign's first stop Buffalo. More>>

For Trump lookalike, crops mean more than social media fame

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A woman in Spain has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to U.S. President Donald Trump. More>>

Trump meets with Apple CEO at White House to talk trade

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President Donald Trump says he's "looking forward" to meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the White House Wednesday. More>>

How Comcast is trying to change the cable game

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How Comcast is trying to change the cable game. More>>

Miranda, "Game of Thrones" #MeToo figure take Webby Awards

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and a key figure in the #MeToo movement are among the winners of this year's Webby Awards. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: For many online Americans, Facebook is a habit

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Nearly half of Americans who use the internet say they use Facebook at least several times a day, with Facebook-owned Instagram coming in No. 2 among social media sites. More>>

AP-NORC poll: Privacy debacle prompts social-media changes

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AP-NORC poll: Facebook's privacy debacle prompts social-media cutbacks. More>>

House Democrats talk to Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

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Former Cambridge Analytica employee Christopher Wylie has arrived on Capitol Hill, where he is talking to House Democrats about his time with the data mining firm affiliated with President Donald Trump's campaign. More>>

YouTube overhauls kids' app after complaints about content

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YouTube is overhauling its kid-focused video app to give parents the option of letting humans, not computer algorithms, select what shows their children can watch. More>>

Strong 1st quarter from Comcast, and a $30B bid for Sky

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Comcast: 1Q Earnings Snapshot. More>>

Twitter is profitable again in 1Q, Wall Street not impressed

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Twitter has second profitable quarter with strong profit and revenue, sending shares up sharply. More>>

Poll: Younger Americans less apt to use unique passwords

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AP-NORC Poll: Younger Americans less apt to use unique passwords across online services _ or to write them down on paper. More>>

Dream job: Harley-Davidson paid interns get a motorcycle too

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Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its paid summer internship program. More>>

New NASA boss gets 'hearty congratulations' from space

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NASA's new boss is already getting cheers from space. More>>

Ex-Yahoo paying $35M to settle SEC charges over 2014 hack

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The company formerly known as Yahoo is paying a $35 million fine to resolve federal regulators' charges that the online giant deceived investors by failing to disclose one of the biggest data breaches in internet history. More>>

Alexa, make my kid polite: Echo to get child-friendly update

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Amazon will soon roll out new parental controls for its Echo speakers in the hopes of getting more of the listening devices inside children's bedrooms. More>>

GOP unsettled by narrow win in US House race in Arizona

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It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state's current and former governors, but the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. House seat they would have never considered endangered in any other year. More>>

Michigan water activist, 6 others win environmental prize

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A woman who played a key role in exposing the lead-tainted water disaster in Flint, Michigan, is among seven people to win a Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots environmental activism. More>>

EPA chief signs proposal limiting science used in decisions

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed a proposed rule that would restrict the types of scientific studies regulators can use. More>>

Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortage

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Robots that can weld and bolt are being developed for construction sites. More>>

For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

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For the first time, Facebook spells out how it decides whether to delete your posts. More>>

Facebook launches transparency tool before Irish referendum

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Facebook is launching a pilot program in Ireland ahead of a referendum on abortion which it hopes will ensure greater transparency in political advertising. More>>

Cambridge Analytica fights back on data scandal

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A Cambridge University professor at the heart of the Facebook privacy scandal says that the former CEO of data firm Cambridge Analytica lied to a British parliamentary committee investigating fake news. More>>

Census finds increase in Mekong River's Irrawaddy dolphins

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Cambodia's government and a major conservation group say the number of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins along a stretch of the Mekong River has increased for the first time in 20 years but the animals still face serious threats. More>>

Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

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Cities and even countries now such as Great Britain are looking at banning straws because plastic pollution is a huge global problem. More>>

EU wants 28-nation bloc to invest $24b in AI by end 2020

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The European Union executive wants the public and private sectors in the bloc to invest at least $24 billion in Artificial Intelligence through 2020 in an attempt to remain globally competitive. More>>

California university won't punish professor who jeered Bush

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A California State University, Fresno professor who called Barbara Bush "an amazing racist" and cheered her death won't be punished. More>>

Senate confirms new director of National Security Agency

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Senate votes to confirm Paul Nakasone to lead National Security Agency, US Cyber Command. More>>

Chinese automaker plans electric car production in SAfrica

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Chinese automaker BAIC announces plans to produce electric cars in South Africa as Beijing auto show highlights China's growing role in the emerging technology. More>>

Ireland to collect billions from Apple in back taxes

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Ireland will start collection more than 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes from Apple some 19 months after the European Commission decision concluding the tech giant had been given an unfair advantage. More>>

Beijing Auto show highlights e-cars designed for China

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Automakers showcase e-vehicles designed for Chinese at Beijing auto show. More>>

Toronto van attack suspect was student, ex-military recruit

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Details have begun to emerge about the man suspected of mowing down people on a Toronto sidewalk in one of the deadliest mass killings in modern Canadian history. More>>

Asian stocks slip following sell-off on Wall Street

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US stocks are rising as strong reports from companies including Caterpillar and Whirlpool put investors in a buying mood. More>>

Supreme Court upholds challenged patent review practice

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The Supreme Court has upheld a challenged practice that is used to invalidate patents without the involvement of federal courts. More>>

The Latest: Crowd gathers at memorial for van attack victims

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says authorities see no national security element in the seeming attack on pedestrians in Canada's largest city. More>>

Legendary scientist at lab that developed atomic bomb dies

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Scientist Nerses "Krik" Krikorian, who became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed, has died. More>>

Toronto van attack suspect was student, ex-military recruit

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Details have begun to emerge about the man suspected of mowing down people on a Toronto sidewalk in one of the deadliest mass killings in modern Canadian history, but his motivations remain uncertain. More>>

Online post suggests rampage suspect may have resented women

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Police in Canada's biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliberate attack. More>>

Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

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A new scientific study shows that gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015. More>>

Nielsen data shows binging for Netflix's 'Lost in Space'

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Nielsen says an estimated 6.3 million people saw the premiere of Netflix's 'Lost in Space' remake within three days after it was posted earlier this month. More>>

Strong ad sales boost Google parent Alphabet's 1Q earnings

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Google parent Alphabet has reported a jump in first-quarter net income on the back of further strong digital ad sales and an accounting adjustment. More>>

Environmentalists ask court to restore oil-gas emission rule

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Environmentalists are asking an appeals court to reinstate a rule restricting harmful methane emissions on U.S. lands, at least temporarily. More>>

Lawyers wrap up case blaming pork giant for ghastly smells

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Lawyers are wrapping up their case in a lawsuit pitting neighbors of an industrial-scale swine operation against the hog-production division of Virginia-based Smithfield Foods. More>>

Researcher in Facebook data scandal apologizes

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A researcher at the center of the Facebook privacy scandal apologized, but added that he didn't think he did anything wrong. More>>

Kansas makes case for visit from 'Star Wars' actor

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Kansas is rolling out the welcome mat after "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill tweeted about his interest in visiting. More>>

Markets Right Now: Big tech, industrials lead stocks lower

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Stocks are falling sharply on Wall Street as big technology and industrial companies take heavy losses. More>>

First lady Melania Trump greets the Macrons with a hat

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More Olivia Pope or Joan Collins: first lady Melania Trump's big white hat wins the day. More>>

Leader of German governing party backs Amazon protest

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The new leader of one of Germany's governing parties says she plans to join a protest against working conditions at Amazon as company CEO Jeff Bezos receives a prize in Berlin. More>>

Hubble's 28 years marked by shot of wild stellar nursery

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NASA marks Hubble Space Telescope's 28th launch anniversary with peek into a wild stellar nursery. More>>

Twitter blocks Israeli lawmaker for wishing Palestinian shot

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Hard-line Israeli lawmaker mocks Twitter, says it highlighted his stance on teen Palestinian protester as 'terrorist'. More>>

Bucks' Giannis says inability to score lunch not a big deal

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After fan's post goes viral, Bucks' Giannis says inability to score lunch at Mexican restaurant not a big deal. More>>

Trump's tariffs risk jobs and profits in working-class areas

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President Donald Trump's escalating dispute with China over trade and technology is threatening jobs and profits in working-class communities where his "America First" agenda hit home with American voters. More>>

Committee hits pause on solar project over visual concerns

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A regional planning committee has refused to sign off on a proposed solar project in Rutland amid concerns over visuals. More>>

Financial expert taking Facebook to UK court over fake ads

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A personal finance expert is suing Facebook at Britain's High Court, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name. More>>

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson announces birth of third girl

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson takes to Instagram with adorable skin-to-skin moment baby announcement. More>>

Get Into My Car ... Amazon begins delivery to vehicles

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Amazon begins delivering packages to newer General Motors and Volvo vehicles owned by Prime members. More>>

Icelandic fugitive in bitcoin heist arrested in Amsterdam

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Police in Amsterdam have arrested an Icelandic fugitive suspected of masterminding the theft of hundreds of computers used to mine bitcoins and other virtual currencies. More>>

Russia adds Google IPs to registry of banned sites

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Russia's communications watchdog agency says it is adding some Google IP addresses to the state register of banned sites, as a dispute over a banned messaging app intensifies. More>>

Chipmaker SK Hynix reports 64 percent jump in 1Q earnings

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SK Hynix Inc. says its first-quarter net profit has surged 64 percent over a year earlier thanks to robust memory chip prices. More>>

EU launches probe of Apple's takeover of digital app Shazam

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The European Union is opening a probe into the acquisition by Apple of song-recognition app Shazam because it wants to make sure consumers will still have a wide choice of streaming music. More>>

UK calls on social media firms to better protect children

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Britain's health secretary has threatened to introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don't do more to protect children. More>>

Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

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The Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run NASA. More>>

DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

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The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T and Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers. More>>

Asian shares advance as US bond yields push dollar higher

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Gains for health care and industrial companies are offsetting losses for energy companies as stocks start little changed. More>>

Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

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A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain. More>>

Whistleblower: School used software to get more state money

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Regulators are reviewing a whistleblower's claims that Ohio's largest online charter school used new software that it installed in 2016 to intentionally inflate attendance figures. More>>

Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks

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Audit of Facebook's privacy practices found no problems, though company knew a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users. More>>

NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets

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NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft is back on the pad for another shot at launch. More>>

Cybersecurity expert's case delayed as new details emerge

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A British cybersecurity expert once hailed as a hero for stopping a computer virus will be in federal court in Milwaukee to try to weaken a criminal case against him by having his post-arrest statements tossed. More>>

Travel ban case is justices' first dive into Trump policy

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Supreme Court justices' first deep dive into a Trump administration policy comes in a dispute over the administration's ban on travel from some countries with majority Muslim populations. More>>

Musk's LA transport tunnel proposal takes step forward

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A Los Angeles City Council committee has approved an environmental review exemption for a tunnel Elon Musk wants to dig to test a novel underground transportation system. More>>

Turin fixes legal loophole, registers babies of gay parents

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The Italian city of Turin has moved to fill a legal loophole by registering three babies born to gay parents who conceived abroad via artificial insemination. More>>

'A Quiet Place,' 'Rampage' lead newcomers at box office

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"A Quiet Place" and "Rampage" are fighting it out again for the top spot at the domestic box office this weekend and easily beating newcomers like Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty" and "Super Troopers 2.". More>>

Global stocks looking for direction in flat start to week

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Asian shares mostly lower, tracking tech sell-off on Wall Street. More>>

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, has died

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Actor Verne Troyer from the "Austin Powers" films has died at age 49. More>>

Social media helps fuel teacher activism across the country

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The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. More>>

UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief's phone, email

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A British teenager has been jailed for two years for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of "cyber-terrorism.". More>>

Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile Video included

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A prominent biomedical ethics expert predicts that in 20 to 40 years, many parents will choose babies from dozens of embryos, after examining DNA information on each. More>>

Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political ads

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A measure approved by Maryland lawmakers would create more transparency for online political ads on social media platforms like Facebook to help stop foreign influence in the state's elections. More>>

China auto show highlights industry's electric ambitions

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Global automakers are showcasing their efforts to create electric cars for China's fast-growing but crowded market at their industry's biggest show of the year. More>>

Asian shares mostly lower, tracking tech sell-off on Wall St

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Asian shares mostly lower, tracking tech sell-off on Wall Street. More>>

Study: Diamond from the sky may have come from 'lost planet'

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Scientists say fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system. More>>

China's ZTE says it's seeking a solution to US tech ban

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ZTE Corp., one of China's biggest tech companies, says it is taking steps to comply with a ban on U.S. technology and is actively seeking a solution to an issue it says threatens its survival. More>>

Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery

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A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery. More>>

Amazon's reveals its Prime service has 100 million members

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Amazon has persuaded more than 100 million shoppers to subscribe to its Prime service as its empire and ambitions expand. More>>

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

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North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. More>>

Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rules

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Facebook is introducing more privacy safeguards to users in Europe to comply with new rules meant to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data. More>>

WiFi network named 'remote detonator' prompts gym evacuation

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A Michigan gym patron looking for a WiFi connection reported finding one named "remote detonator," prompting an evacuation and precautionary search of the facility by a bomb-sniffing dog. More>>

Russia takes heavy hand to internet to block messaging app

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The chief of the Russian communications watchdog has admitted to blocking access to millions of IP addresses in a so far futile attempt to block a popular messaging app. More>>

Bat key to tequila trade gets off US endangered species list

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Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list. More>>

EU renews call for Zuckerberg to testify over data scandal

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The European Parliament is repeating a call for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the internet giant's data privacy scandal, after Zuckerberg offered to send someone else in his place. More>>

Prague zookeepers use puppet to raise endangered magpie

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Zookeepers in Prague have turned into puppeteers in an effort to save the critically endangered Javan green magpie. More>>

Trump administration defends Obama's Atlantic monument

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The federal government wants to judge to toss a lawsuit from fishermen trying to eliminate former President Barack Obama's Atlantic Ocean monument. More>>

Global warming is mixing up nature's dinner time, study says

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A new study says that global warming is putting predators and prey, pollinators and plants more out of sync than ever. More>>

Slumping tech companies weigh on US stocks

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The major U.S. stock indexes are down in early trading, adding to the market's modest losses a day earlier. More>>

SunTrust says ex-worker may have stolen data on 1.5M clients

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SunTrust says 1.5 million clients' data potentially compromised in following employee theft. More>>

ZTE protests US penalty, says it is seeking solution

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Chinese tech company ZTE protests 'unfair' US penalty, says it's seeking legal solution. More>>

NBA mourns death of Gregg Popovich's wife, a 'real star'

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The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. More>>

Wayfair follows Amazon with its own made-up holiday: Way Day

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Wayfair follows Amazon with its own made-up holiday: Way Day. More>>

Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

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While students across US plan walkouts for Columbine anniversary, a quiet day of service planned for students at Colorado school. More>>

Tiger reported running through streets of New York _ or not

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A false report of a tiger in the streets of Manhattan briefly causes a social media frenzy; it was a raccoon. More>>

Asian shares fall back on trade worries, tech outlook

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U.S. stocks are broadly lower in early trading, weighed down by losses in technology companies and makers of consumer products. More>>

US regulators float ideas for boosting medical device safety

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US health officials propose steps to improve the government's oversight of medical devices. More>>

Student says Confederate flag theft sparked protests

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A student who led a two-day demonstration outside of his central Michigan high school says it was in response to the unpunished theft of a Confederate battle flag from his pickup truck. More>>

Iceland: Bitcoin heist suspect has likely fled to Sweden

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A man suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoins and other virtual currencies has likely fled to Sweden after breaking out of a prison in Iceland. More>>

Archaeologists find silver treasure on German Baltic island

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Archaeologists on the German Baltic island of Ruegen have uncovered hundreds of 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets that they say are linked to the era of the Danish King Harald Gormsson. More>>

Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel suits

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President Donald Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and investigation firm Fusion GPS. More>>

Alabama mayor: 'Poop train' finally empty; sludge gone

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An Alabama mayor says the last train car full of New York City sewage sludge that has stunk up her town has finally been emptied. More>>

Team backed by Microsoft co-founder locates USS Helena wreck

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Nearly 75 years after the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an expedition team backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reported finding its wreckage. More>>

Cell phones, biometrics fuel jump in bank account ownership

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Roughly seven out of every 10 adults worldwide now has some form of a bank account, the World Bank said, fueled by the proliferation of cell phone-based bank accounts and other simple bank account programs in places like India and Sub-Saharan Africa. More>>

GAO says EPA violated spending law on Pruitt's privacy booth

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An internal government watchdog says the Environmental Protection Agency violated federal spending rules when purchasing a $43,000 soundproof privacy booth for Administrator Scott Pruitt's office. More>>

China: Qualcomm plan 'has difficulty' resolving concerns

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The Chinese government says Qualcomm Inc.'s plan for its $44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors 'has difficulty' resolving concerns of anti-monopoly regulators. More>>

San Francisco to require permits for rental scooters

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San Francisco's city attorney has issued cease-and-desist orders to three companies that last month began deploying scooters in the city that is often at the forefront of tech innovation. More>>

Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO refuses to testify in UK

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The British Parliament's media committee says Cambridge Analytica's former CEO, Alexander Nix, says he'll no longer testify at un upcoming session on fake news, citing an ongoing investigation by the information commissioner's office. More>>

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba sets plans for Thailand

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to step up investments in Thailand. More>>

A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380

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The terrifying string of events on Flight 1380 brought out acts of bravery among passengers and crew and drew across-the-board praise for the pilot. More>>

Asian shares higher on optimism about global growth

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U.S. stocks are wavering between small gains and losses as investors size up the latest company earnings and deal news. More>>

Russia denies 'feeble' US, UK charges of internet tampering

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Russia denies 'feeble' US, UK charges of subverting internet equipment for espionage, possible attacks. More>>

Saving the bison: Polish bison off to help Spanish herd grow

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Head of a bison reserve in eastern Poland says that seven young female animals are traveling to Spain to help grow a herd there. More>>

The Latest: SpaceX rocket booster lands on floating platform

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NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft rockets away. More>>

The Latest: Rubio calls pick of new Cuba leader a 'charade'

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Cuba's legislature has opened a two-day session that is to elect a successor to President Raul Castro. More>>

Amazon partners with Best Buy on smart TVs, a "win-win"

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Amazon opens the door to potential customers overseas, cuts deal with Best Buy. More>>

Merkel condemns attack on 2 men wearing skullcaps in Germany

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Berlin police say two men wearing Jewish skullcaps were attacked and insulted by a group of three other men, who whipped one with a belt in an apparent anti-Semitic assault. More>>

Waze causing LA traffic headaches, city council member says

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A Los Angeles councilman is asking the city to consider legal action against Waze over complaints that the navigation app is recklessly guiding motorists off thoroughfares and into residential neighborhoods in search of shorter or quicker routes. More>>

Iran bans government bodies from using foreign message apps

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Iranian state TV says government bodies have been barred from using foreign messaging apps. More>>

Launch delay for NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft

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NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft is poised for an early evening launch. More>>

TaskRabbit offline after security breach

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TaskRabbit says it's investigating a cybersecurity incident that has caused it to shut down its online on-demand services platform. More>>

Global stocks rise after Wall Street gains for 2nd day

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Asian stock markets follow Wall Street higher despite Chinese tariff hike on U.S. sorghum in worsening trade dispute. More>>

Netflix is proving to be a tough act for copycats to follow

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Netflix success in video streaming won't be easily duplicated by Spotify, other wanna-be clones. More>>

Online charter school heads back to court in funding case

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Ohio online charter school makes another appeal to the state Supreme Court over order to repay $60 million in state aid. More>>

Mayor says SpaceX to build new rocket in Port of Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says SpaceX will build a big, new rocket in the city's port. More>>

Suspect in Iceland's 'Big Bitcoin Heist' escapes prison

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A prisoner in Iceland suspected of masterminding the theft of about 600 computers used to mine bitcoin has managed to escape custody and flee the remote North Atlantic nation on a passenger plane. More>>

Mudslide survivors find hope in recovered belongings

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Months after the mudslides nearly wiped the small community of Montecito off the map and killed 23 people, those who survived are still looking for and finding their belongings in the deep and hardened sludge. More>>

Starbucks to close stores for an afternoon for bias training Video included

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Through the looking glass: Arrest of black men is a blow to the inclusive image Starbucks has cultivated. More>>

Jet with engine, window damage makes emergency landing

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A Southwest Airlines plane has made an emergency landing at Philadelphia's airport, and video from the scene appears to show a damaged engine. More>>

Egypt's mufti issues fatwa against buying Facebook 'likes'

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Egypt's top mufti issues fatwa, says buying Facebook 'likes' is prohibited under Islam because it's fraud, deception. More>>

Supreme Court dismisses Microsoft search case

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The Supreme Court has dismissed a dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails the government as part of a drug trafficking investigation. More>>

Senator wants info on EPA chief's multiple email accounts

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The Republican chairman of a Senate committee is pressing Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt over his use of multiple government email addresses. More>>

Asian stocks rise after Wall Street gains for 2nd day

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U.S. stocks are moving solidly higher in early trading, adding to the market's gains from a day earlier. More>>

Hawaii board delays decision on location for giant telescope

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A key decision on where to place a $1.4 billion giant telescope in Hawaii has been delayed. More>>

Microsoft turns to former rival to improve internet security

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Microsoft is turning to a former rival, Linux, to improve the security of computing devices. More>>

NASA spacecraft aims to put mystery planets on galactic map

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NASA's newest spacecraft is about to embark on a two-year quest to find and identify mystery worlds thought to be lurking in our cosmic backyard. More>>

US, UK say Russia targets internet hardware for espionage

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US, UK accuse Russia of planting malware on internet equipment for espionage, possible attacks. More>>

Russia blocks some Google, Amazon servers after Telegram ban

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Russia's communications watchdog says it is blocking access to the servers owned tech giants Google and Amazon in order to comply with a court order to block a popular messaging app. More>>

$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids

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Groundbreaking national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded by the National Science Foundation to the professor leading the project. More>>

Radioactive sludge barrel ruptures at Idaho nuclear site

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Federal officials say a barrel containing radioactive sludge ruptured at an eastern Idaho nuclear site but there are no injuries and the public is not in danger. More>>

Amid trade rift, China to allow full foreign auto ownership

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  • E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases

    E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases

    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:21 AM EDT2018-04-26 05:21:45 GMT
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    U.S. health officials say the E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states.More >>
    U.S. health officials say the E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states.More >>
  • Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searches

    Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searches

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    (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda). In this April 12, 2018 photo, scientist Karen Xavier holds a petri dish containing a stool sample of small bacteria colonies in Denver. DNA from samples like these are extracted and sequenced to help health investigators mo...(AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda). In this April 12, 2018 photo, scientist Karen Xavier holds a petri dish containing a stool sample of small bacteria colonies in Denver. DNA from samples like these are extracted and sequenced to help health investigators mo...
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    A new technique that relies on genetics is revolutionizing food poisoning investigation and identifying common causes in scattered and seemingly unrelated illnesses.More >>
  • Tears flow as victims of Waffle House shooting remembered

    Tears flow as victims of Waffle House shooting remembered

    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:21 AM EDT2018-04-26 05:21:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Waffle House employee Stan Brudnicki wears a ribbon on his uniform to honor shooting victims Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The restaurant re-opened Wednesday after four people were killed by a gunman Sunday.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Waffle House employee Stan Brudnicki wears a ribbon on his uniform to honor shooting victims Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The restaurant re-opened Wednesday after four people were killed by a gunman Sunday.
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