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Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will fight with smaller gloves, though not nearly as small as the ones McGregor is used to wearing. More>>

5 researchers share $500,000 prize for work on gene editing

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Five researchers will share a $500,000 medical prize for their roles in developing a ground-breaking gene-editing tool that lets scientists alter the DNA of living cells. More>>

Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots

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Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean. More>>

Wildlife officials determine bald eagle had lead poisoning

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Pennsylvania wildlife officials say a bald eagle that is suffering from lead poisoning is in guarded condition. More>>

Accidental deaths of endangered whale threatens its survival

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Marine conservation groups say accidental deaths this year among the endangered North Atlantic right whales threaten the species' survival. More>>

SeaWorld veterinarians euthanize sick orca

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SeaWorld veterinarians euthanize orca suffering from lung disease at San Diego park. More>>

Neutron beams, x-rays reveal more about T. rex relative

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Researchers at one of the nation's top federal laboratories have used neutron beams and high-energy X-rays to produce the highest resolution scan ever done of the inner workings of a fossilized tyrannosaur skull. More>>

Researchers to study chemical contamination of US waters

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Professors at the University of Rhode Island and Harvard University are studying chemicals that have contaminated water at sites nationwide. More>>

Egypt archaeologists discover tombs dating back 2,000 years

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Egyptian archaeologists discover tombs dating back more than 2,000 years, from the Ptolemaic Period. More>>

SpaceX Dragon delivers scientific bounty to space station

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A SpaceX shipment has arrived at the International Space Station, delivering a bonanza of science experiments. More>>

On a chaotic day in DC, Trump goes after Amazon, again

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President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on Amazon, and he says the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers.". More>>

US stocks edge higher as retailers rally; oil companies fall

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US stocks are rising as retailers including Urban Outfitters recover from their stumble a day ago. More>>

Call the fashion cops: 'Jorts-wearing bandit' hits St. Louis

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Law enforcement are urging anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing St. Louis-area Walgreens stores while wearing jean shorts to call "the fashion police.". More>>

Facebook bans white nationalist's accounts over hate speech

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Facebook has banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist who attended a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence. More>>

Protests at Google offices over worker's firing are canceled

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Protests planned at Google offices around the country over the firing of an employee who questioned company diversity efforts have been postponed. More>>

Science Says: Lightning is zapping fewer Americans, not more

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Lightning _ once one of nature's biggest killers _is claiming far fewer lives in the United States, mostly because we've learned to get out of the way. More>>

Indian company regrets leak of 'Game of Thrones' episode

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An India-based media technology company says it regrets the recent leak of an episode of the popular HBO series "Game of Thrones" by four of its current and former employees. More>>

Neo-Nazi site sued for defamation, struggles to stay online

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A federal lawsuit accuses the publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website of defaming a Muslim-American radio host by falsely labeling him the "mastermind" behind a deadly bombing at a concert in England. More>>

Prosecutors seek records related to Inauguration Day protest

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The U.S government is asking a court to force a web hosting company to turn over what the company says is a vast amount of information related to a website used to organize Inauguration Day protests that turned destructive. More>>

World's biggest shipper: cyberattack cost up to $300 million

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Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk says the June cyberattack that chiefly paralyzed its core shipping business is estimated to have cost $200 million-$300 million. More>>

New UK aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives at port

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Britain's new flagship aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has arrived at its home port in southern England to great fanfare. More>>

Scottish Parliament under cyberattack, no systems breached

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Officials at the Scottish Parliament say the legislature's IT systems are under sustained cyberattack but have not been breached. More>>

Woman gets OK for license plate inspired by 'covfefe' tweet

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Ohio officials have granted a woman's request to have President Donald Trump's mysterious tweeted typo, "covfefe," on her license plate. More>>

German Chancellor Merkel's favorite emoji is a smiley

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's favorite emoji is a smiley _ and on a good day it's one with a heart. More>>

Michael Moore leads audience of Broadway play to Trump Tower

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Michael Moore has led the audience of his Broadway play to Trump Tower to protest President Donald Trump's comments about last weekend's deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

Netflix wins 'Scandal' creator Rhimes in blow to Disney, ABC

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Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the popular television series "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy," has signed a deal to make new series for Netflix. More>>

Tyson's solar eclipse tip: Don't video it, experience it

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a suggestion for anyone with a view of next week's solar eclipse: Put down your smartphones and take in the phenomenon yourself. More>>

Judge orders LinkedIn to stop blocking data-scraping firm

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A federal judge has ordered LinkedIn to stop blocking a startup firm from scraping users' personal profiles for data. More>>

New Facebook data center a boost to Ohio's technology sector

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Facebook plans to invest $750 million in a new data center in central Ohio, marking additional growth in the state's technology sector. More>>

Social media harnessed to expose white nationalists at rally

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Social media harnessed to expose white nationalists who attended violent rally in Charlottesville. More>>

More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can you

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Next week's stunning solar eclipse in the United States will generate as much science as oohs and aahs. More>>

SpaceX launches experiments, ice cream to space station

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SpaceX is about to launch several-thousand pounds of research to the International Space Station _ plus ice cream. More>>

The Latest: Paul Ryan tweets 'white supremacy is repulsive'

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The leaders of four minority House caucus groups have written a letter on President Donald Trump calling for the removal of White House staff aides Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka. More>>

Google, GoDaddy boot neo-Nazi site that mocked rally victim

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A leading neo-Nazi website that promoted a Virginia rally that ended in deadly violence Saturday is losing its internet domain host. More>>

British cybersecurity expert pleads not guilty to US charges

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A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack is expected in court Monday to hear federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information in 2014. More>>

Music service Pandora names Dish streaming exec Lynch as CEO

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Music service Pandora has named Roger Lynch, the head of Dish's streaming video service, as its CEO as it wrestles with competition from Spotify and other newer music apps. More>>

Rare crocodile eggs hatched at Cambodian conservation center

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Nine eggs of an endangered crocodile species found in the wild in June and taken to a conservation center in southern Cambodia have hatched. More>>

Missouri woman fired after post against police support sign

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Missouri woman says she was fired from her job after criticizing a coffee shop on social media for displaying a 'Back the Blue' sign supporting police. More>>

US retail sales jumped 0.6 percent in July

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US retail sales rose 0.6 percent in July amid strong auto demand, best gain in 7 months. More>>

Pressured by government, Uber agrees to protect rider data

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Ride-hailing service Uber has agreed to protect customer data and audit the use of rider information in order to settle a complaint filed by the federal government. More>>

Oops? Trump retweets critic saying 'he's a fascist'

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President Donald Trump appears to have mistakenly retweeted a message from one of his critics saying "he's a fascist.". More>>

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

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

No 'Game of Thrones' in latest HBO hacker leak

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Hackers continue to pester HBO, leaking 3 episodes from the upcoming season of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' airing this fall, Sunday night's episode of 'Insecure' and episodes of several lower-profile HBO shows. More>>

Water agency hires firm to evaluate Niagara Falls discharge

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The public agency that was responsible for black, smelly water being discharged into water below Niagara Falls says it's hired an engineering firm to evaluate the discharge. More>>

Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals

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Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on historic Northwest Passage's sea ice, wildlife, native communities. More>>

Ukraine rocket maker denies leaking know-how to North Korea

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The head of Ukraine's top rocket-making company is rejecting claims that its technologies might have been shipped to North Korea. More>>

Facebook anonymously launched an app in China

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Facebook has launched a photo-sharing app in China that does not carry the company's name. More>>

Science Says: Trump team garbles climate science

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When it comes to the actual science of climate change, what President Trump and his cabinet say conflicts with what science, data and peer-reviewed studies show. More>>

China says US trade probe would violate international rules

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China says it will "resolutely safeguard" its interests in response to a possible trade probe ordered by President Donald Trump into Beijing's technology policies. More>>

China says US trade probe would violate international rules

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China says it will respond to a possible trade probe ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump with "all appropriate measures" to protect Chinese interests. More>>

Reward offered to catch Nevada lake invasive fish dumper

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Nevada game wardens who spend most their time hunting for big-game poachers have turned their sights on an even more serious threat to nature in the mountains around Great Basin National Park near the Utah line. More>>

Wisconsin Assembly committee approves Foxconn incentives

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A Wisconsin state Assembly committee is set to vote on a $3 billion tax incentive package for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group. More>>

Asian stocks rise after Koreas, US make diplomatic overtures

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Stocks are rising broadly as the international tensions that affected the market last week appear to ease. More>>

The Latest: Student leaders say campuses should be safe

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A Virginia judge has denied bond for an Ohio man accused of plowing his car into a crowd at a white nationalist rally until he has an attorney. More>>

Target moves to shore up grocery, improve delivery service

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Target buying delivery software maker Grand Junction to help it offer same-day delivery service to in-store shoppers. More>>

The Latest: Intel CEO resigns from Trump business council

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says "too much has been read into" President Donald Trump's statement Saturday in the aftermath of violence at a demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

Washington state utility's nuclear waste shipments suspended

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Officials in Washington state indefinitely suspended a public utility's authority to ship low-level radioactive waste after the utility mislabeled a shipment. More>>

The TV-streaming paradox: Why you may miss the cable bundle

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The future of TV may well be a mishmash of streaming packages that wind up costing pretty close to a $100 cable bundle but are more difficult to use. More>>

California official sues EPA over records on administrator

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California's attorney general is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to provide records he contends could show conflicts of interest by Administrator Scott Pruitt. More>>

Officer on fatal Charlottesville crash: 'Hahahaha love this'

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A Massachusetts police department is investigating a Facebook comment purportedly made by an officer "mocking" the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, that killed one person and injured at least 19 others. More>>

Google CEO Pichai cancels 'town hall' on gender dispute

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai has canceled a town hall meant to address gender discrimination Thursday after leaks of the company's internal message platform began to appear online. More>>

China appeals to Trump to avoid 'trade war'

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A Chinese state newspaper has warned President Donald Trump "could trigger a trade war" if he goes ahead with plans to launch an investigation of whether China is stealing U.S. technology. More>>

Snap stock hits lowest level since IPO after paltry earnings

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Shares of Snap Inc. are down sharply following paltry earnings results. More>>

2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

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The U.S. weather agency said last year's weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal. More>>

The Latest: Attorney: British cyber expert will be cleared

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A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack has pleaded not guilty to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information in 2014. More>>

Snapchat's not-growing pains are a boom for Instagram

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Snap Inc. should be very worried about Facebook's Instagram Stories, which now has more users than Snapchat itself. More>>

The Latest: Experiments, ice cream launched to space station

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SpaceX launches science experiments to the International Space Station _ plus ice cream. More>>

A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now

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A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now. More>>

Crash suspect's ex-teacher says he idolized Hitler, Nazism

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A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a helicopter crashed into the woods as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally that left three dead and this usually quiet college town a bloodied symbol of the nation's roiling racial divisions. More>>

No longer king of the jungle: New fund to aid Africa's lions

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No longer king of the jungle: Fund launches to save Africa's lions as poaching remains threat. More>>

Perseid meteor shower 'warm-up act' for this month's eclipse

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Consider this weekend's Perseid meteor shower an opening act for this month's total solar eclipse. More>>

White House scrambles to explain Trump's response to clashes

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Trump blames "many sides" for the violent clashes between protesters and white supremacists in Virginia. More>>

Taylor Swift groping trial draws attention to hidden outrage Video included

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Taylor Swift's allegation that a former morning radio host reached under her skirt and grabbed her backside during a photo session is bringing attention to a common but largely hidden outrage for many women. More>>

Trump administration urged to avoid salmon protection rules

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A group that represents farmers says saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest is too costly and is turning to the Trump administration. More>>

A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now

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A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now. More>>

Bolt gets the cheers, and Americans get the medals at worlds

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The walks set the pace for a furious final day at the world championships with 11 finals and a final tribute to Usain Bolt. More>>

More Uber woes: Exec resigns, investor sues ousted CEO

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Uber Technologies Inc. faced a fresh round of turmoil Thursday, with its chief of global operations resigning and investors suing the company's former CEO. More>>

Leaked email shows HBO negotiating with hackers

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An email sent by HBO to a group of hackers shows the entertainment company expressed willingness to pay $250,000 to the hackers as they threatened to release electronic data swiped from HBO's servers. More>>

TV confidential: Signs of season to come at critics' meeting

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After the stardust had settled, the just-ended Television Critics Association's annual summer meeting revealed a lot, if not everything, about the 2017-18 TV season. More>>

The Latest: 3 arrested in connection to violent clashes

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Authorities are on the scene after a vehicle plows into a group of people marching peacefully through downtown Charlottesville. More>>

Danish police say no body found inside sunken submarine

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Danish police: no body of missing Swedish journalist found inside sunk submarine. More>>

Trump blames 'many sides' for violent clashes in Virginia

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President Donald Trump says there's "no place" in the United States for the kind of violence that's broken out at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. More>>

For electric cars to take off, they'll need place to charge

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Electric cars are gaining momentum, but charging infrastructure needs to catch up. More>>

The Latest: Trump's remarks on clashes draw strong reactions

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Trump condemns "in the strongest possible terms" what he's calling an "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides". More>>

Lawyer: Livestreamed, deadly crash caused by blown tire

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The defense attorney for a teenage driver accused of driving drunk while livestreaming the crash that killed her younger sister says a mechanical problem may have caused the accident in California. More>>

New hope for endangered eels, Japanese summer delicacy

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The endangered Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, may get a new lease on life with commercial farming. More>>

Submarine owner detained over journalist's disappearance

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A judge will decide if the owner of an amateur-built submarine should be held in custody during an investigation into whether he is responsible for the disappearance of a Swedish woman who had been onboard his submarine that sank off Denmark's east coast. More>>

US stocks snap 3-day losing streak in roller coaster week

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U.S. stocks are edging higher in early trading, recouping some of the losses after the market's biggest single-day drop in nearly three months. More>>

Walmart says gun-display back-to-school promotion was prank

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Walmart says an internal investigation shows that it was the victim of a prank when a photograph showed up on social media purporting to show a sign reading "Own The School Year Like A Hero" atop a case filled with guns. More>>

Loggerhead sea turtle released after rehab

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A loggerhead sea turtle that was rescued in Virginia has been released back into the ocean after undergoing rehabilitation in New Jersey. More>>

Facebook envisions Watch feature as TV for social media

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Facebook is launching a new section dedicated to live and recorded video. More>>

California court orders billionaire to reopen beloved beach

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A California appeals court says a San Francisco Bay-area billionaire needs to open an access road to a beloved beach in Half Moon Bay, upholding a lower court's ruling against Vinod Khosla. More>>

The Latest: Sub owner ordered held in woman's disappearance

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A Danish court has ordered the owner of an amateur-built submarine to be held in pre-trial detention for 24 days while police investigate the disappearance of a Swedish journalist who had been on the ship. More>>

James Cameron says 'Terminator 2' as 'timely as it ever was' Video included

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Director and writer James Cameron returns to 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' 26 years after it came out and finds it 'timely as it ever was'. More>>

Merkel emphasizes German prosperity, security at rally

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the final phase of her election campaign, focusing her record, emphasizing the growth in economic security and prosperity achieved in her dozen years at the helm. More>>

Senate GOP rallies behind McConnell in feud with Trump

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President Donald Trump is suggesting that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might have to think about stepping aside if he doesn't deliver on the president's agenda of health care, taxes and infrastructure. More>>

Kenyatta declared winner of disputed Kenya presidential vote

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Kenya waits to hear final results of already disputed presidential vote; could be within hours. More>>

Lithuanian court OKs extradition in US phishing case

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A Lithuanian court says a businessman suspected of tricking more than $100 million out of Google and Facebook in an elaborate cybercrime case should be extradited to the United States. More>>

Billionaire suggests black senator worse than Ku Klux Klan

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A billionaire hedge fund executive has apologized for suggesting that a black New York state senator has done "more damage to people of color than anyone who has ever donned a hood.". More>>

NBC moves 130 Premier League games to streaming service

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NBC experiments by moving 130 Premier League games from cable to streaming service. More>>

The Latest: GOP defends Senate leader against Trump attacks

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Senate Republicans are rallying in support of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, pushing back against the onslaught of criticism from President Donald Trump. More>>

Experimental defense unit funds new tech but faces skeptics

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President Donald Trump's administration is endorsing a Barack Obama-era effort enlisting startup companies to develop solutions for the military's toughest technology challenges. More>>

Scientists name prehistoric croc after Lemmy from Motorhead

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Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as "one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth" after Motorhead frontman and heavy metal icon Lemmy Kilmister. More>>

Consumers Reports pulls Microsoft laptop recommendation

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Consumer Reports is pulling its recommendation of four Microsoft laptops after a survey found that users were complaining about problems with the devices. More>>

Asian stocks slump on profit-taking after US-NKorea tensions

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Technology companies are leading a broad slide in U.S. stocks in early trading as investors pore over the latest batch of corporate earnings reports. More>>

Merkel rival Schulz calls for electric car quotas in Europe

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's main rival in Germany's upcoming election is calling for a Europe-wide quota for electric cars. More>>

A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now

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A snapshot of Guam before US-North Korea conflict and now. More>>

Disney to launch streaming services for movies, live sports

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Disney is launching a new streaming service for its movies, and an ESPN service for some - but not all - sports. More>>

Google CEO Pichai cancels 'town hall' on gender dispute

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai has canceled a town hall meant to address gender discrimination Thursday after leaks of the company's internal message platform began to appear online. More>>

Kenya election dispute intensifies with conflicting claims Video included

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An international observer mission is urging Kenyans to be calm as they await final election results following opposition allegations of vote-rigging and the deaths of several people in election protests. More>>

Soggy no more: Seattle turns switch with record dry streak

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Residents in Seattle are soaking up the sunshine as the city known for its overcast days experiences its longest dry streak in more than six decades. More>>

The Latest: Kisner joins Olesen in share of the lead at PGA

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The Latest: South Africa's Ernie Els was hoping to make a splash in his 100th major championship, but the "Big Easy" is off to a rocky start at PGA Championship at Quail Hollow playing the first seven holes in 5 over. More>>

Meet the new heavyweight champion of dinosaurs: Patagotitan

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A new study describes the biggest dinosaur ever, a plant-eater that made T. Rex look like a munchkin. More>>

Spray can stunt prompts Twitter to act on hateful tweets

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Angry artist manages to get Twitter to remove hateful tweets _ by spray painting them in front of the company's German headquarters. More>>

Science Says: Solar specs needed for safe viewing of eclipse Video included

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Ahead of eclipse, eye doctors warn: You can damage your eyes staring at the sun, even the slimmest sliver. More>>

New supercomputer seen as big boost for science, Wyoming

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One of the world's fastest supercomputers has been crunching numbers for science for months but got a formal welcome to its namesake city in Wyoming. More>>

Q&A: What does the US military do on the island of Guam?

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Q&A: What does the US military do on Guam, a small island and U.S. territory in the Pacific?. More>>

Science report: Who gets hotter, wetter with climate change

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A draft federal science report details how global warming has affected different U.S. regions and what's projected in the future. More>>

Newborn Hawaiian monk seal to be moved out of Waikiki

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State and federal authorities plan to move a newborn Hawaiian monk seal away from the congested shores of Waikiki so it can remain a wild animal and won't become accustomed to interacting with people. More>>

Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

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An individual using the name "Mr. Smith" posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files, including some apparently related to the show "Game of Thrones," online Monday. More>>

Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

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A Kentucky man and his transgender wife file federal lawsuit against Amazon, alleging that they endured sustained discrimination and harassment during a year as co-workers at an Amazon warehouse in Kentucky. More>>

High-tech ideas to fix opioid crisis compete for Ohio grants

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A call by Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) for scientific breakthroughs to help solve the opioid crisis is drawing interest from dozens of groups with ideas including remote controlled medication dispensers and monitor devices for addicts. More>>

Q&A: What does the US military do on the island of Guam?

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Q&A: What does the US military do on Guam, a small island and U.S. territory in the Pacific?. More>>

Science Says: Trump team garbles climate science

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When it comes to the actual science of climate change, what President Trump and his cabinet say conflicts with what science, data and peer-reviewed studies show. More>>

Asian stocks mostly lower on growing unease over North Korea

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U.S. stocks are headed lower in early trading as traders weigh the growing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. More>>

Trump hits McConnell for Senate crash of Obama health repeal

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A top White House aide and a Fox News host are criticizing Mitch McConnell for saying President Donald Trump has created "excessive expectations.". More>>

Kenya awaits vote results amid violence, hacking allegations Video included

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Partial results from Kenya's election show President Uhuru Kenyatta ahead of challenger Raila Odinga by a significant margin. More>>

Mexico soccer star Marquez among 22 sanctioned for drug ties

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U.S. Treasury says top Mexican soccer player and a band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged drug ties. More>>

Rocket Lab says ground equipment marred New Zealand launch

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A California aerospace company says a rocket it launched from New Zealand last May did not reach orbit because a problem with ground equipment caused a loss of telemetry that forced range safety officials to terminate the flight. More>>

Fired Google engineer files complaint, weighs legal options

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A former Google engineer who was fired over a memo he wrote about gender differences says he's exploring all his legal options and has already filed a labor complaint over his treatment. More>>

Maine governor sued by ACLU for blocking critics on Facebook

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine has filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. Paul LePage for blocking people who disagree with him on his official Facebook page and deleting their comments. More>>

Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

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A Kentucky man and his transgender wife file federal lawsuit against Amazon, alleging that they endured sustained discrimination and harassment during a year as co-workers at an Amazon warehouse in Kentucky. More>>

Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

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A Kentucky man and his transgender wife file federal lawsuit against Amazon, alleging that they endured sustained discrimination and harassment during a year as co-workers at an Amazon warehouse in Kentucky. More>>

Groups propose ocean refuges for captive dolphins, whales

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Animal-rights activists are calling for the creation of ocean-based refuges for captive marine mammals, but some experts question whether such sites could stay afloat. More>>

AP Explains: N. Korea missiles that can potentially hit Guam

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North Korea has taken its military threats to a new level by saying it is examining operational plans for attacking Guam to contain U.S. military bases. More>>

Sage grouse conservation changes draw mix of praise, alarm

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Trump opens door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the West. More>>

US scientists contradict Trump's climate claims

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A draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes the United States is already feeling the negative impact of climate change. More>>

Experts: Lives at risk if no sleep tests for train engineers

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U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for train engineers and truck drivers and safety experts say it puts the lives of millions of motorists and passengers at risk. More>>

Baby whale gets up close with Southern California beachgoers

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Kayakers in Southern California got within a few feet of a baby whale that swam under some paddleboarders. More>>

US scientists contradict Trump's climate claims

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A draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes the United States is already feeling the negative impact of climate change. More>>

US scientists contradict Trump's climate claims

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A draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes that the United States is already feeling the impacts of climate change, with a stark increase in the frequency of extreme weather over the last four decades. More>>

US arraignment of British cybersecurity expert postponed

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An official says a British cybersecurity researcher remains jailed in Nevada, a day before he's due to face charges in federal court in Milwaukee that he created and distributed malicious software designed to steal banking passwords. More>>

Actor James Woods seeks dismissal of suit over retweet

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Actor James Woods is asking a court to dismiss an Ohio activist's defamation lawsuit against him over a comment he retweeted during the presidential campaign season. More>>

Ex-UK spy chief to parents: Let kids spend more time online

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A former British spy chief says parents should let kids spend more time online so they will learn vital cyber-skills, countering the conventional parenting advice. More>>

Asian stocks lower as US, NKorea nuclear tensions rise

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U.S. stock indexes are edging lower in early trading, pulling back from the market's most recent record highs. More>>

Netflix makes 1st acquisition: comic book maker Millarworld

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Netflix says it made its first acquisition Monday, buying the comic book publisher Millarworld. More>>

Trump has escaped Washington, but don't call it a vacation

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President Donald Trump is out of Washington for 17 days _ but don't call it a vacation. More>>

US already feeling effects of climate change, report says

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A federal climate report says the United States is already feeling the effects of climate change, with temperatures rising dramatically over the last four decades. More>>

Sinead O'Connor pleads for help, says she's living in motel

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Sinead O'Connor has emotionally pleaded for help and opened up about her struggles with mental illness in a rambling Facebook video. More>>

Judge: IBM owes Indiana $78M for failed welfare automation

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A judge has ruled that IBM Corp. owes Indiana $78 million in damages stemming from the company's failed effort to automate much of the state's welfare services. More>>

Justice Dept. tries to shore up forensic science, testimony

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The Justice Department is restarting an effort to develop department-wide standards for what forensics experts can say in court. More>>

Scientists ID tiny prehistoric sea worm with 50 head spines

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New fossils help scientists discover a prehistoric sea worm with 50 spines on its faceless head. More>>

ESPN, facing headwinds, might still reverse its slide

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ESPN faces some major headwinds - but Disney still has a chance to reverse its slide. More>>

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

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

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

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The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US. More>>

State wouldn't break even on Foxconn incentives for 25 years

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Wisconsin taxpayers wouldn't break even on Gov. Scott Walker's incentives to lure Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn to the state for at least 25 years, according to a fiscal analysis. More>>

Google CEO slams memo on gender as employee reportedly fired

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Google's new head of diversity has rejected an internal commentary from an employee who suggested women don't get ahead in tech jobs because of biological differences. More>>

Surveillance drone to fly at Trump golf course during visit

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Golfers and neighbors of President Donald Trump's New Jersey course will have something more than just the president to look out for while he vacations over the next few weeks _ a surveillance drone. More>>

'Yeah, if you could win spreadsheet title, that'd be great'

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John Dumoulin, a 17-year-old high school student, is the world spreadsheet champion after winning an international Microsoft Excel competition. More>>

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Britain plans to strengthen the online 'right to be forgotten' with a law making social media companies delete personal information on request. More>>

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Baby Magellanic penguin makes public debut at Southern California's Aquarium of the Pacific. More>>

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An Israeli think tank has filed suit against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair for a Facebook post it claims is libelous. More>>

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AP Explains: Why HBO hackers demanded payment in bitcoin

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An individual using the name "Mr. Smith" posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files, including some apparently related to the show "Game of Thrones," online Monday. More>>

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A fossil found in northeastern Nevada shows a newly discovered fish species that scientists believe looked, and ate, like a shark. More>>

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EPA chief to reconsider paying claims over mine waste spill

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The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he will consider paying for economic damages from a 2015 mine waste spill triggered by agency crews. More>>

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In a first, scientists safely repair a disease-causing gene in human embryos, a step toward one day preventing inherited diseases. More>>

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Doctor told to stop marketing 3-person baby technique

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US regulators warn New York fertility clinic to stop marketing an experimental procedure. More>>

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A firm connected to a data mining and analysis company says former national security adviser Michael Flynn considered taking an advisory role shortly before Election Day. More>>

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Japan's SoftBank Group Corp. April-June profit down 98 percent on losses from investments in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. More>>

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The remains of a man killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 have been identified nearly 16 years after the terror attacks. More>>

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