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    New Zealand space launch scrubbed from remote launch site

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A space launch was scrubbed Tuesday from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort the flight. The command to abort came two seconds after the engine of the Rocket Lab Electron rocket fired on its launch pad at Mahia Peninsula on North […]
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    Some of Facebook’s early friends now its sharpest critics

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some of Facebook’s former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create. Facebook exploits a “vulnerability in human psychology” to addict its users, Sean Parker, the company’s first president, said in a public forum last month. Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook vice president who […]
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    The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending December 10, 2017: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 2. Minecraft, Mojang 3. kirakira+, Kentaro Yama 4. Plague Inc.,Ndemic Creations 5. Bloons TD 5,Ninja Kiwi 6. Toca Life: Pets,Toca Boca AB 7. Reigns: Her Majesty,Devolver Digital 8. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 9. iSchedule, HotSchedules 10. […]
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    US might place Atlantic sea turtle on endangered list

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal wildlife officials say they are reviewing the status of a sea turtle that lives in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean to see if it should be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The National Marine Fisheries Service says it is conducting the review of the Northwest Atlantic population of […]
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    Ancient penguin was as big as a (human) Pittsburgh Penguin

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The creature was slightly shorter in length and about 20 pounds (9 kilograms) heavier than the official stats for hockey star Sidney Crosby. It […]
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    SpaceX delivery delayed few days; 1st reused rocket for NASA

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has delayed its latest grocery run for the International Space Station by at least another few days. The company now aims to launch its first recycled rocket for NASA on Friday. The unmanned Falcon rocket originally flew in June. The Dragon capsule made a space station shipment in 2015. […]
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    Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed rate announcement

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday following overnight gains on Wall Street as investors looked ahead to a likely U.S. interest rate hike. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index was unchanged at 3,279.43 while Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.3 percent to 22,805.80. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.5 percent to 28,925.73 and Seoul’s […]
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    Arctic report card: Permafrost thawing at a faster pace

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Permafrost in the Arctic is thawing at a faster clip, according to a new report released Tuesday. Water is also warming and sea ice is melting at the fastest pace in 1,500 years at the top of the world. The annual report released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]
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    Markets Right Now: Banks lead US stock indexes mostly higher

    The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4 p.m. Big-company stocks notched gains on Wall Street, bringing more records for major indexes, but smaller companies lagged behind. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index and the Dow Jones industrial average closed at all-time highs Tuesday, but indexes tracking smaller companies fell. Banks rose […]
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    Italian prosecutors seek to shelve Hacking Team breach case

    LONDON (AP) — Italian prosecutors want to drop their investigation into the 2015 breach of surveillance company Hacking Team, leaving a question mark over a dramatic release of material that exposed the global market for spy software and embarrassed intelligence figures around the world. A redacted, three-page court document shared with The Associated Press by […]
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    The Latest: Jerry Brown to Trump: “Get out of the way”

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the climate summit taking place in Paris (all times local): 7:10 p.m. California Gov. Jerry Brown is urging President Donald Trump to start fighting climate change or to “get out of the way” and let the rest of the world work on reducing emissions and investing in clean energy. […]
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    Paris hosts major climate summit _ and it’s all about Trump

    PARIS (AP) — The global climate summit in Paris was designed to bypass Donald Trump, but the U.S. president ended up playing a starring role. Trump became the unwitting villain as world leaders, investors and other Americans assailed him Tuesday for rejecting the Paris climate accord. To emphasize their point — and prevent others from […]
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    World stocks turn higher as investors eye Fed decision

    TOKYO (AP) — World stocks turned higher in European trading hours on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to a slew of central bank decisions, including the Federal Reserve, which was expected to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX rose 0.2 percent to 13,146 and the CAC 40 of France gained 0.4 percent to 5,410. […]
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    Federal appeals court considers kids’ climate change lawsuit

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court is weighing in on an unusual lawsuit by a group of young people who say the Trump administration is violating their constitutional rights by failing to address climate change. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday from attorneys for the […]
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    Comcast reportedly no longer in deal talks with Fox

    NEW YORK (AP) — Citing a Comcast statement, the Wall Street Journal reported that the cable company is no longer in discussions to buy pieces of 21st Century Fox . That could open the door to a Disney bid. Comcast declined to provide its statement to the Associated Press. A person familiar with the situation, […]