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    Parts of unmanned Russian spaceship burn up over Dubai

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Parts of an unmanned Russian cargo spaceship burned across the night sky of the Arabian Peninsula, drawing gasps from Dubai to Riyadh before breaking up in the Earth’s atmosphere and scattering in the Indian Ocean. The fiery end Monday night to parts of Progress MS-07 came as planned after […]
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    Greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The environmental group Greenpeace issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans including Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact. Many of the biggest technology companies failed to deliver on commitments to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and are still reluctant to commit fully to renewable […]
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    Correction: Self-Driving Cars Report story

    BOSTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 17 about a Boston self-driving car study, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a computer simulation showed that the advent of self-driving cars would likely add vehicles to the roads. The analysis showed that while vehicles would travel longer distances, there would be fewer of them on roads. […]
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    What cosmic crash confirmed: Einstein was as good as gold

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When two extremely dense neutron stars crashed together in a distant galaxy, astronomers struck scientific gold, confirming previously unproven theories, including some from Albert Einstein. Scientists announced Monday that after picking up two faint signals in mid-August, they were able to find the location of the long-ago crash and see the end […]
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    Netflix sinking deeper into debt to fuel subscriber growth

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world’s biggest video subscription service. The big burden that Netflix is shouldering hasn’t been a major concern on Wall Street so far, as CEO Reed […]
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    Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed overhaul of New Mexico’s state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth. Comments at the hearing overwhelmingly sided against state revisions […]
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    Fact-checking fake news on Facebook works – just too slowly

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s effort to limit the spread of fake news using outside fact-checkers appears to be having an effect — although that finding comes with a major caveat. Once a story receives a false rating from a fact-checker, Facebook says, subsequent “impressions” can fall off by 80 percent. Impressions count the number […]
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    Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security

    Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device. A report published Monday said the breach could only happen if an attacker is within range of the potential victim, but the weakness could affect […]
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    Yahoo can provide dead man’s emails to family, court says

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ highest court says federal law does not prohibit Yahoo from providing a deceased man’s family members access to his email account. The Supreme Judicial Court said Monday that a lower court was wrong to conclude that the Stored Communications Act prohibited Yahoo from giving Robert and Marianne Ajemian access to their […]
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    Asian stocks little-changed after Wall Street hits new highs

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were little-changed Tuesday after Wall Street’s major indexes rose to new highs as China prepared to open a key political meeting. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index was off 0.1 percent at 3,374.66 while Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 was unchanged at 21,260.89. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng held steady at 28,707.80 and […]
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    Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created. Astronomers around the world reacted to the signal quickly, focusing telescopes located on every continent and even in orbit to […]
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    Court agrees to take on US-Microsoft dispute over emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take on a major dispute over the government’s authority to force American technology companies to hand over emails and other digital information sought in criminal probes but stored outside the U.S. The justices intervened in a case of a federal drug trafficking investigation that sought emails […]
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    Russian supply ship docks at International Space Station

    MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, delivering supplies to its six-member crew. The Progress MS-07 ship, carrying 2.5 metric tons (2.75 tons) of water, food and scientific equipment, moored at the space outpost in automatic mode Monday two days after its launch from the Russian-leased […]
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    Group: Orangutan orphans a sign of habitat destruction

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The discovery last week of two orphaned baby orangutans on Borneo is further evidence that deforestation and illegal hunting are threatening survival of the great apes, an Indonesian conservation group said Monday. Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation spokesman Nico Hermanu said the two orangutans were rescued in separate locations by a joint […]
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    Roman theater uncovered at base of Jerusalem’s Western Wall

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists on Monday announced the discovery of the first known Roman-era theater in Jerusalem’s Old City, a unique structure around 1,800 years old that abuts the Western Wall and may have been built during Roman Emperor Hadrian’s reign. The edifice’s elegant masonry was found during excavations carried out in the past […]