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American tries to learn from United's mistakes in incident

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American Airlines says it has grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger after taking a baby stroller away from another passenger. More>>

Funeral services held for Ohio victim of Facebook killer

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Funeral services have been held for a Cleveland retiree whose shooting death was posted on Facebook. More>>

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

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Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science as well as defending it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts. More>>

The Latest: Thousands join global rallies for science

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The March for Science has attracted several thousand people in Berlin, and those supporters of sciences have walked from one of the city's universities to the Brandenburg Gate. More>>

Social media timeout as French election reaches final stage

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The final hours of many electoral campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and massive social media campaigns aimed at drumming up turnout. More>>

Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life

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Astronomers find another nearby planet that may be just right for life. More>>

Harvard museum marking 150 years with new exhibit

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A Harvard University museum is marking its 150th anniversary with a new exhibit showcasing its role developing the study of anthropology. More>>

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it

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The revered Icelandic language, seen by many as a source of identity and pride, is being undermined by the widespread use of English both for mass tourism and in the voice-controlled artificial intelligence devices coming into vogue. More>>

Once critical of global deals, Trump slow to pull out of any

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The "America First" president who vowed to extricate America from onerous overseas commitments appears to be warming up to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal's a deal. More>>

Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station

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A supply ship bearing John Glenn's name has arrived at the International Space Station. More>>

As orbit becomes more crowded, risk from space debris grows

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Experts consider decades' worth of man-made junk that is cluttering up Earth's orbit, posing a threat to spaceflight and the satellites we rely on for weather reports, air travel and global communications. More>>

American, Russian cheered as they reach Intl Space Station

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A Soyuz space capsule has blasted off for the International Space Station, carrying an American astronaut making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut. More>>

Last adventure ahead for NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft faces one last perilous adventure around Saturn. More>>

GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020

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General Motors Co. says it plans to launch 10 electric vehicles in China by 2020 as the government presses the industry to promote alternatives to gasoline. More>>

Trump says he will release tax reform package next week

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President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week. More>>

Russian accused of running spam ring is indicted in US

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A Russian man described by U.S. authorities as one of the world's most notorious criminal spammers has been indicted by a federal grand jury. More>>

Pioneering computer scientist Harry Huskey dies at 101

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One of the last surviving members of the team that created the pioneering ENIAC computer in the 1940s has died. More>>

Russian man sentenced to 27 years in hacking case

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Federal prosecutors want the Russian man convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data to be sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay about $170 million in restitution. More>>

Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

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Google's voice-activated assistant can now recognize who's talking to it on the Google's Home speaker. More>>

Drones used for first time in major search at Grand Canyon

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The desperate search for two people who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon last weekend marked the National Park Service's most extensive use yet of drones for a search-and-rescue operation. More>>

Oklahoman author, Texas dispute ownership of 'lunar Bibles'

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Ten microfilm Bibles that traveled to space on board the Apollo NASA missions are locked in an Oklahoma court vault while a legal battle rages in two states over their rightful owner. More>>

Hawaii bill giving equal access to fertility treatment dies

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Hawaii lawmakers have killed a bill that sought equal access to fertility treatments for gay and lesbian couples and single women. More>>

The Latest: French campaigns halt prior to presidential vote

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The final hours of many election campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and social media campaigns. More>>

Starbucks barista has meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino

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A Starbucks barista has taken to social media hoping to make orders for the coffee chain's much buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear. More>>

Report: Can't blame El Nino as global temps spike in March

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Earth hit a new milestone for warmth in March. More>>

Turkey's justice minister: Time to contest vote results over

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Turkey's justice minister has slammed the main opposition party for contesting the outcome of Sunday's referendum on expanding presidential powers and said there is no judicial path to reverse the ruling. More>>

Gunfire sensors credited with quick arrest in Fresno rampage

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The arrest of a gunman accused of going on a deadly rampage against white people in Fresno, California, was made with the help of technology that can detect the sound of gunfire and help police zero in on the source. More>>

China launches its 1st unmanned cargo spacecraft

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Preparations are underway for the launch of China's first unmanned cargo spacecraft on a mission to dock with the country's space station. More>>

Police arrest man with knife at Paris' Gare du Nord station

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A man with a knife has been arrested by police at Paris' Gare du Nord station, sending a brief ripple of concern over social media a day before the French presidential vote. More>>

Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

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Donald Trump Jr. will target more than just Montana's Republican voters when he helps technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte campaign for an open U.S. House seat. More>>

Trump to call commander of International Space Station

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President Donald Trump will speak next week to the commander of the orbiting International Space Station. More>>

EPA seeks to derail cleanup of coal power plant pollution

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The Trump administration is once again seeking to scuttle cuts to pollution from coal-fired power plants. More>>

GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020

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General Motors Co. says it plans to launch 10 electric vehicles in China by 2020 as the government presses the industry to promote alternatives to gasoline. More>>

The Latest: Trump says charges against Assange would be 'OK'

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Trump says the latest Islamic State group attack in Paris will have a "big effect" on France's upcoming presidential election. More>>

AP Exclusive: Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study

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Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. More>>

Amid competition, Verizon loses key customers for first time

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Verizon, the once-unstoppable cellphone leader in the U.S., lost key wireless customers for the first time, even as it brought back unlimited data plans to counter smaller rivals. More>>

Trump's cybersecurity review misses deadline

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President Donald Trump vowed he would have a team present him with a review of the nation's cybersecurity efforts within 90 days of taking office. More>>

John Glenn honored with launch of space station supply ship

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A NASA delivery service is paying tribute to John Glenn, as it gets set to launch a space station supply ship. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Black teens most active on social media apps

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A new poll shows that black teens are the most active on social media, messaging apps and video. More>>

Correction: Monaco-Flying Car story

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A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light frame plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine and rear propeller. More>>

Regulators sue Ocwen Financial, say it mishandled mortgages

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State and federal authorities are suing Ocwen Financial Corp., saying the mortgage servicing company botched the handling of millions of mortgage accounts. More>>

Asian stocks advance after US markets rally

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US stocks are rising as industrial and materials companies and banks all move higher. More>>

Health care lobby pushes back on Hawaii LGBT fertility bill

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Health care lobbyists in Hawaii are pushing lawmakers to kill part of a bill that would expand access to fertility treatments to same-sex couples who want to have a child. More>>

Ex-commissioner David Stern tells AP he's bullish on NBA

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David Stern hasn't left the NBA far behind. More>>

Facebook wants to augment your reality

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg now sees the future of augmented reality in your smartphone camera _ and not in special goggles like he did just a few years ago. More>>

Live video feed that showed giraffe birth to be taken down

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A livestreamed video of a pregnant giraffe that has enthralled millions of YouTube viewers since February is coming to an end. More>>

APNewsBreak: Baby orca! Last killer whale born at SeaWorld

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The last killer whale has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park, a calf whose birth in Texas follows the company's 2016 decision to stop breeding killer whales. More>>

Correction: Trump-Wisconsin story Video included

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President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers. More>>

Johnson & Johnson says pricing competition squeezed 1Q sales

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Johnson & Johnson's first-quarter profit dipped due to slightly higher spending and a bigger tax bill, but the health care giant gave a rosier financial forecast for the year. More>>

EPA seeks to scuttle cleanup of coal power plant pollution

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The Environmental Protection Agency is asking a federal appeals court in Washington to postpone consideration of 2012 rules requiring energy companies to cut emissions of toxic chemicals. More>>

How your selfie could affect your life insurance

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A company has developed facial analytics technology to help estimate life expectancy by analyzing your face from a photo you upload online. That could help insurers reduce your wait for life insurance coverage and boost their sales. More>>

Yahoo bows out as public company with revenue shrinking

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Yahoo is bowing out as a public company with its revenue still declining, a chronic problem that culminated in its sale to Verizon Communications. More>>

Buying drinks for a band: the birth of payment service Venmo

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Venmo can trace its roots back to two guys trying to find a better way to buy drinks for a band. More>>

Ex Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer offers facts on government

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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has created a new organization to analyze government spending and revenue to make it easier to understand. More>>

Google Earth invites you to 'get lost' exploring the planet

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Google Earth is getting a revival as the mapping service becomes more of a tool for adventure and exploration. More>>

China says Interpol notice issued for outspoken tycoon Guo

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A billionaire who publicly threatened to expose high-level corruption in China's ruling Communist Party was named in an Interpol arrest notice before he appeared on a U.S. broadcaster, which abruptly cut the interview. More>>

Scientists say 'alien' fungus threatens European salamanders

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Scientists say Europe's salamanders could be decimated by an alien invader that has already wreaked havoc in some parts of the continent. More>>

Asian shares gain on oil price rebound, strong Japan exports

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US stocks rise as banks and other financial companies recover some of their recent losses thanks to strong results from Morgan Stanley and rising bond yields. More>>

Milestone on way to switching on world's biggest X-ray laser

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Scientists say they have reached a milestone on the way to switching on the world's biggest X-ray laser. More>>

Pilot, meteorologist vying to be 1st German female astronaut

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A fighter pilot and a meteorologist have made the finals in the race to become Germany's first female astronaut. More>>

The Latest: Volkswagen unveils electric concept vehicle Video included

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Volkswagen has unveiled an electric crossover concept vehicle, the I.D. Crozz, on the eve of the Shanghai auto show. More>>

Nation by nation, how Trump has shaken up Koreas, neighbors

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No matter whether Trump succeeds at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programs, his actions, comments and tweets have changed how the region views the long-running conflict. More>>

Prosecutors move to toss more than 21,000 tainted drug cases

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District attorneys in Massachusetts are facing a key deadline as they continue to deal with the damage caused by a former state drug lab chemist. More>>

Richard Simmons addresses fans in Facebook statement

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After an absence from the spotlight, Richard Simmons is speaking out directly to his fans, saying, "Hope to see you again soon!" Simmons issued a statement to People magazine Wednesday, and his spokesman, Tom Estey, confirmed its authenticity. More>>

Canada glacier melt rerouted in rare case of 'river piracy'

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A new study documents the first modern case of 'river piracy.'. More>>

Archaeologists find 1,000 statues in tomb in Egypt's Luxor

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Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered more than 1,000 statues and 10 sarcophagi in an ancient noble's tomb on the west bank of the Nile River in Luxor. More>>

White House cancels meeting to decide stance on climate pact

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President Donald Trump's top aides will huddle Tuesday to discuss whether or not the U.S. should remain part of the Paris Climate accord _ a global effort to cut down on climate-warming carbon emissions. More>>

Experts: Ship may have hit endangered whale found dead

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Researchers say preliminary findings show a North Atlantic right whale may have been struck by a ship before the animal was found dead in Massachusetts waters. More>>

McDonald's order trips up Facebook slaying suspect Video included

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Facebook slaying suspect Steve Stephens was undone by a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and an order of fries. More>>

California utility launches first hybrid power systems

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A California utility has launched hybrid battery and gas turbine systems to produce and store electricity for use during hot summer months when power demand soars. More>>

Geese that died in Montana mine pit had lesions in throats

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Necropsies found geese that died late last year after landing in the toxic waters of a former open pit copper mine in Montana had severe internal tissue damage caused by a corrosive substance. More>>

The Latest: Georgia congressional race heads to runoff

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Democrat Jon Ossoff has dropped below the majority vote he needs to avoid a runoff in Georgia's nationally watched special congressional election. More>>

The Latest: Brother of Fresno suspect shocked by killings

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Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says the suspect in a shooting that killed three people in downtown Fresno told police he hates white people and shouted "God is great" in Arabic before the killings. More>>

The Latest: Ford unveils 1st gasoline-electric hybrid Video included

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Ford Motor Co.'s luxury brand, Lincoln, has unveiled its first gasoline-electric hybrid, a version of its MKZ midsize sedan, at the Shanghai auto show. More>>

Volvo announces plans to export China-made electric car

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Volvo Cars, the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker, has announced plans to manufacture an electric car in China for sale worldwide. More>>

The latest from the Shanghai auto show

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Ford Motor Co.'s luxury brand, Lincoln, has unveiled its first gasoline-electric hybrid, a version of its MKZ midsize sedan, at the Shanghai auto show. More>>

GM announces China version of hybrid Volt

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General Motors Co. has announced plans to manufacture and sell a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its Chevrolet Volt in China. More>>

Fresno shooter wanted to kill many white people, police say

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Police say a man shot and killed three people on the streets of downtown Fresno on Tuesday, shouting "God is great" in Arabic during at least one of the slayings and later telling police that he hates white people. More>>

Facebook killer takes his own life as police close in Video included

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The multistate manhunt for the suspect in a random killing that police say he recorded and posted to Facebook is entering its third day. More>>

Ocean world near Saturn top contender for life beyond Earth

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A tiny, ice-encrusted ocean world orbiting Saturn is now a hotter-than-ever candidate for potential life. More>>

Volkswagen plans all-electric car for China next year

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Volkswagen plans to launch its first all-electric car in China next year with a local partner as Beijing steps up pressure on automakers to reduce reliance on gasoline. More>>

The Latest: Trump vows to solve dairy dispute with Canada

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President Donald Trump is promising to find a solution to a trade dispute with Canada that has left dairy farmers in Wisconsin and New York without a market for their product. More>>

Netflix standing on the threshold of 100 million subscribers

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Netflix is on the verge of surpassing 100 million subscribers, a testament to how much the video streaming service has changed the entertainment landscape since its debut a decade ago. More>>

The Latest: White House cancels meeting on Paris accords

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A White House meeting where President Donald Trump's aides were to hash out whether to keep the U.S. in an international climate agreement has been canceled. More>>

Target of online trolls suing neo-Nazi website's publisher

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A Montana woman is suing the publisher of a popular neo-Nazi website for orchestrating an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against her family over the internet. More>>

Uber banned in Czech Republic's 2nd biggest city

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A court has banned the ride-sharing service Uber from operating in Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic. More>>

The Latest: Facebook slaying suspect shot self as car spun Video included

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Pennsylvania State Police say the suspect in the random killing of a Cleveland retiree posted on Facebook has shot and killed himself after a brief pursuit. More>>

Cleveland shooting the latest crime video on Facebook Video included

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A Facebook video of an Ohio man shooting a 74-year-old retiree in Cleveland was up for three hours Sunday after it was posted, raising questions about the social-media network's process for taking down objectionable content posted by its users. More>>

YouTube channel showing giraffe birth 2nd most live-viewed

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The long-awaited offspring of internet sensation April the Giraffe is being described as strong and "very independent.". More>>

NASA providing 1st live 360-degree view of rocket launch

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NASA providing 1st live 360-degree view of rocket launch. More>>

China defends N. Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles

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China is defending its trade practices with North Korea after Chinese-made vehicles were seen carrying ballistic missiles during a military parade despite international sanctions against selling military hardware to Pyongyang. More>>

Record-setting astronaut thrilled with bonus time in space

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The world's most experienced spacewoman says she's thrilled to get an extra three months off the planet. More>>

Business group: China backtracking on market opening

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An American business group says China's push to develop its own technology and other industries has "narrowed the space" for foreign companies to compete in its market. More>>

Russia, Google reach $7.8 million settlement on Android case

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Russian officials and Google have reached agreement to settle a two-year-old case against Google for requiring the pre-installation of some of its apps on mobile devices using the Android system. More>>

Trump rallies Georgia Republicans ahead of special election Video included

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President Donald Trump is rallying voters in Georgia's 6th Congressional District to "get out and vote" Republican ahead of Tuesday's special election. More>>

Computer pioneer Robert W. Taylor dies at 85

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Robert W. Taylor, who was instrumental in creating the internet and the modern personal computer, has died in California. More>>

Trump order would target high-skilled worker visa program Video included

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President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers. More>>

Man accused of Facebook video killing said he 'just snapped' Video included

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Police in Ohio are urging residents in surrounding states on Monday to be on alert for a man who they say shot and killed an elderly passerby and then posted a gruesome video of the killing on Facebook. More>>

Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

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Microsoft says the recent dump of purported National Security Agency spying tools doesn't affect up-to-date users of Windows, puncturing claims that the digital arsenal was poised to create chaos across the internet. More>>

Asian stock markets mixed as North Korea tensions lessen

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Technology and consumer-focused companies are leading US stocks higher after a long holiday weekend. More>>

Critics worry 'junk science' to reign as forensic panel ends

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Defense attorneys say they will step up their challenges to certain forensic practices now that the Justice Department has disbanded an independent commission that was studying how to improve their reliability. More>>

The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race

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Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that a company that has already re-shaped culture with its iPhone may try to transform transportation, too. More>>

Rare white wolf in Yellowstone park euthanized over injuries

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One of only three white wolves roaming Yellowstone National Park has been put down by park staff after it was found with severe injuries. More>>

Hunter's find leads to discovery of prehistoric sea creature

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A fossil found by a hunter in Montana nearly seven years ago has led scientists to discover a new species of prehistoric sea creature. More>>

Correction: Dino Discovery story

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University officials say they've named a dinosaur that they found hidden in Utah. More>>

Help wanted: Commercial drone boom opens door for mechanics

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With the number of commercial drones expected to soar into the millions in the next few years, operators whose unmanned aircraft malfunction or crash will be looking for places to get them fixed. More>>

Tensions spike over N. Korea, but Pyongyang barely notices Video included

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Tensions have spiked in recent weeks over North Korea's advancing nuclear technology and missile arsenal, but in Pyongyang, few people seemed to care much at all. More>>

Facebook targets 30,000 fake France accounts before election

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Facebook says it has targeted 30,000 fake accounts linked to France ahead of the country's presidential election, as part of a worldwide effort against misinformation. More>>

$19.8 billion airwaves auction may mean better cell service

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Government raises $19.8 billion in its latest auction transferring airwaves from TV broadcasters to companies interested in wireless networks. More>>

Oman's mountains may hold clues for reversing climate change

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Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are drilling in search of the holy grail of reversing climate change: an efficient and cheap way to remove carbon dioxide from the air and oceans. More>>

Aspiring tech prodigy tries to re-route self-driving cars

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Austin Russell, now 22, was barely old enough to drive when he set out to create a safer navigation system for robot-controlled cars. More>>

Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over' Video included

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in South Korea at the start of a 10-day trip to Asia that comes amid turmoil along the Korean Peninsula over North Korea's threats to advance its nuclear and defense capabilities. More>>

Police urge man who posted video of murder to turn self in

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Cleveland police say they are searching for a man they say showed the fatal shooting of another man live on Facebook. More>>

The Latest: Facebook: Killing uploaded, not broadcast live Video included

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Facebook is now saying that a man suspected of fatally shooting another man in Cleveland posted a video of the killing on Facebook, but did not broadcast it live. More>>

Trump: 'Who paid for' rallies seeking release of tax returns

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Thousands of sign-waving, chanting protesters have marched through streets across America demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns. More>>

North Korean medium-range missile test fails, US says

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Officials from the U.S. and South Korea say a North Korean missile has exploded during launch, a high-profile failure that comes as a powerful U.S. aircraft supercarrier approaches the Korean Peninsula. More>>

US: North Korean test missile explodes on launch Video included

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South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says that North Korea has attempted to launch a missile from an eastern coastal city, but the launch appeared to end in failure. More>>

North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in birthday parade Video included

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North Korea has rolled out intercontinental ballistic missiles and other military hardware at a massive parade to celebrate the birthday of the country's late founder, as third-generation leader Kim Jong Un looked on in delight. More>>

Report: Uber used secret program to track Lyft drivers

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A new report says Uber used a secret program dubbed 'Hell' to track Lyft drivers. More>>

CNN commentator Lord defends his likening of Trump to King

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CNN commentator Jeffrey Lord compared President Donald Trump to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday, setting off a storm at CNN. More>>

Indian green watchdog: Festival massively damaged river bank

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An expert panel appointed by India's top environmental watchdog has said that damage caused by a cultural festival held on the banks of the Yamuna River a year ago would need at least a decade to be fixed. More>>

US launches qualification tests for upgraded nuke bomb

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Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories are claiming success with the first in a new series of test flights that are part of an effort to upgrade one of the nuclear weapons that has been in the U.S. arsenal for decades. More>>

N. Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it Video included

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North Korea's vice foreign minister is blaming President Donald Trump for escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula through his tweets and expansion of military exercises. More>>

Uber's PR head resigns amid tumultuous time for company

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Uber says its head of communications, Rachel Whetstone, has decided to leave the ride-hailing company. More>>

Russia blocks app used to organize protests

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Russia has banned the use on its territory of a smartphone app widely used like a walkie-talkie to organize demonstrations and other gatherings. More>>

Fears, scars of extremism loom over French presidential vote

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The scars of extremist violence run deep in today's France, and the threat of new attacks hangs heavy over the upcoming presidential election. More>>

The Latest: Japan says it must remain on alert over N. Korea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made an appearance at an immense military parade celebrating the birthday of his late grandfather and North Korea founder Kim Il Sung. More>>

New leak suggests NSA penetrated Mideast banking networks

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A new set of documents published by a group calling itself TheShadowBrokers suggests that the U.S. National Security Agency has burrowed deep into the Middle East's financial network. More>>

North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade

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Amid rising regional tensions, North Korea is preparing for its most important holiday: the 105th birth anniversary of the country's late founder and the grandfather of its current ruler. More>>

Court: Detention of woman during moon rock sting 'degrading'

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An appeals court says a federal agent's 2011 detention of an elderly woman trying to sell a moon rock she said her husband received from astronaut Neil Armstrong was unnecessarily degrading. More>>

Reptile fossils hint at wide diversity of dinosaur ancestors

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Fossils of a four-legged, meat-eating reptile point toward a more complex picture of dinosaur ancestry than scientists thought, according to a study released Wednesday. More>>

The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race

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Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that a company that has already re-shaped culture with its iPhone may try to transform transportation, too. More>>

Cleveland Indians star looks for shin guard via social media

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A Cleveland Indians player has enlisted the help of social media to help him find a discontinued piece of protective gear. More>>

University of Michigan unveils 1,500-pound Rubik's Cube

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Past and present University of Michigan mechanical engineering students have unveiled a 1,500-pound tribute to one of the world's great brain teasers. More>>

Boy, 8, craves burger, drives dad's van a mile to McDonald's

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A craving for a McDonald's cheeseburger apparently prompted an 8-year-old Ohio boy to take his 4-year-old sister for a ride in his dad's van, which he learned to drive by watching YouTube videos. More>>

Amazon aims to help parents monitor - and talk to - kids

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Amazon is introducing new tools to help parents see what their kids are doing on the company's Fire tablets _ and maybe even to spark discussions about the books kids read and the videos they watch. More>>

Dems ask FBI to suspend Kushner's security clearance

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A group of House Democrats is asking the FBI to suspend President Donald Trump's son-in-law's top secret security clearance. More>>

Burger King's Whopper gets prank Wikipedia edits in ad gag

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Burger King's latest ad stunt is highlighting some unflattering definitions of its Whopper. More>>

N. Korean official blames Trump for region's 'vicious cycle' Video included

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned that North Korea may be capable of firing a missile loaded with sarin nerve gas toward Japan. More>>

Yahoo accused of mismanaging fund for dissidents in China

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A new lawsuit accuses Yahoo of turning its back on Chinese dissidents that it had promised to help as penance for previously turning over information about other activists to the Chinese government. More>>

Toyota shows robotic leg brace to help paralyzed people walk

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Toyota is introducing a wearable robotic leg brace designed to help partially paralyzed people walk. More>>

Toshiba's survival in doubt amid Westinghouse troubles

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Toshiba Corp., whose U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection, says it expects a loss of 1.01 trillion yen ($9.2 billion) for the fiscal year that ended in March. More>>

Russian cosmonaut says he has taken relics of saint to space

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A cosmonaut who has returned to Earth after a mission on the International Space Station says he took relics of a Russian Orthodox saint with him. More>>

Second 'Great Spot' found at Jupiter, cold and high up

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Another 'Great Spot' has been found at Jupiter, this one cold and high above the giant planet. More>>

Pakistan mob kills university student over alleged blasphemy

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Police in Pakistan say a mob has killed a university student over alleged blasphemy. More>>

Ancestry.com helps family of dead boy find man posing at him

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Federal prosecutors say the mother of a baby who died in Texas in 1972 discovered that a Pennsylvania man had assumed the child's identity by looking on Ancestry.com. More>>

Slumping PC market shows a glimmer of hope in 1st quarter

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The long-suffering personal computer market may be finally recovering from the damage inflicted by the shift to smartphones and tablets. More>>

Church gets offspring to replace now-dead 600-year-old tree

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A New Jersey church has planted an offspring of a now-dead white oak that was believed to be the oldest in the United States. More>>

Google refutes charges, says there is no gender pay gap

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Google says it is 'taken aback' by the Labor Department's claim that it does not compensate women fairly. More>>

APNewsBreak: NHL adding iPads on benches for playoffs

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The Associated Press has learned that the NHL is adding iPads for coaches and officials starting in the Stanley Cup playoffs. More>>

Chicago-area chef, cancer worker charged in terrorist case

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Two suburban Chicago men who posed for photos holding a black Islamic State flag on a Lake Michigan beach have been arrested on terrorism charges, accused of conspiring to support the militant group. More>>

Toyota shows robotic leg brace to help paralyzed people walk

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Toyota is introducing a wearable robotic leg brace designed to help partially paralyzed people walk. More>>

Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dies at 57

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Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comedy stand-up and performer in his own right, has died of leukemia. More>>

Egypt court sentences lawyer to 10 years for Facebook posts

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An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced a rights lawyer to 10 years in prison and five years of house arrest and a social media ban for using Facebook to "destabilize the general order" and "harm national unity and social peace.". More>>

The Latest: Fans cheer Dortmund defender wounded in attack

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German federal prosecutors say they have taken up investigations following the attack on a bus carrying the team of Borussia Dortmund. More>>

Shares in chipmaker Dialog plunge over Apple contract doubts

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Shares in German company Dialog Semiconductor have plunged after an analyst downgrade that cited uncertainty over the future of its relationship with Apple. More>>

Rescued California sea lions showed signs of poisoning

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Marine experts say 12 pregnant female sea lions recently rescued in Southern California waters exhibited signs of domoic acid poisoning. More>>

Reports: Thailand bars online contact with monarchy critics

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Media reports in Thailand say authorities have declared it illegal to exchange information on the internet with three prominent government critics who often write about the country's monarchy. More>>

Teen's quest for Wendy's nuggets gets huge Twitter support

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A teen's joke effort on Twitter to win a year of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's may become the platform's most retweeted post of all time. More>>

BlackBerry wins $815 million in dispute with Qualcomm

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BlackBerry Ltd. says it has been awarded $814.9 million in a binding interim arbitration decision in a dispute with Qualcomm Inc. over royalty overpayments. More>>

United passenger's removal sparks outrage in China Video included

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Images of a bloodied passenger being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight drew widespread condemnation in China following a report by a witness that the man said he was targeted because he was Chinese. More>>

Veteran kills wife at California school after making threats

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Authorities say a brief marriage and quick estrangement came before a man walked into his wife's elementary school class and opened fire, killing her and an 8-year-old student and wounding a 9-year-old student before fatally shooting himself. More>>

New center to combat disinformation to be built in Finland

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A group of European Union and NATO nations have agreed to establish a European "hybrid threat" center in Finland to combat unconventional methods of warfare such as disinformation and fake news. More>>

Asian stocks slip, yen and gold rise as global risks weigh

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U.S. stocks are broadly lower in early trading, led by declines in technology companies and banks. More>>

United CEO issues apology, calls removal 'truly horrific'

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Video of police officers dragging a male passenger from an overbooked United Express flight at Chicago's O'Hare airport has sparked outrage and scorn on social media. More>>

California's solar energy set power supply record in March

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A new estimate from the U.S. government shows that California met about half of the state's electricity demand for three hours on March 11. More>>

Trump tweets for Kansas Republican in competitive House race

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President Donald Trump says a "wonderful guy" is running for Congress whose help he needs on overhauling the health care and tax systems. More>>

Twitter users mock United over overbooked flight incident Video included

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A day after viral videos of a bloodied man being dragged off an overbooked United flight fueled criticism of the airline, Twitter users are using the platform to poke fun at the airline's tactics. More>>

The Latest: Girl recounts seeing friend, teacher get shot

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The police chief of San Bernardino says a shooting at an elementary school appears to be a murder-suicide. More>>

Video of passenger getting dragged off flight sparks uproar Video included

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Video shows three security officials dragging a passenger from a United Airlines flight at a Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. More>>

US says global spam scheme targeted after mastermind nabbed

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An alleged Russian hacker has named has been detained in Barcelona at the request of American authorities, an arrest that set cybersecurity circles abuzz after a Russian broadcaster raised the possibility it was linked to the U.S. presidential election. More>>

Clarification: Google-News Fact Check story

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Google will offer "fact check" tags in search results _ the tech industry's latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories. More>>

Jury returns $454M fraud verdict in hospital gown lawsuit

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Kimberly-Clark and its spinoff medical technology firm Halyard Health have been hit with $454 million in compensatory and punitive damages, after a federal jury found the companies misled California buyers about the impermeability of their surgical gowns. More>>

US regulators aim to keep the ban on in-flight phone calls

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Federal regulators are poised to keep a ban on cellphone calls during flights. More>>

Police investigate after officer throws woman to ground

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A video spreading on social media shows a police officer in Colorado throwing a woman face-first onto a sidewalk after a scuffle. More>>

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