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    Police: Phone tracking app used to locate woman’s body

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a man used the tracking application on a cellphone to help locate the body of his missing girlfriend. Area media report police were flagged down near a wooded area in southwest Atlanta early Wednesday by a man who said his girlfriend was missing. The man had used a tracking […]
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    Trump has chosen nominee to lead NSA, US Cyber Command

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has picked Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone to be the next director of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command. Trump’s cyber adviser, Rob Joyce, announced the president’s pick in a tweet late Tuesday, praising Nakasone for having a strong background in cyber issues. If confirmed by the Senate, […]
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    Sales tax breaks to lure data centers booming in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Virginia has emerged as a top global market for data centers, tax breaks to attract some of the world’s richest companies to the state have exploded, new records show. Enacted a decade ago, sales and use tax exemptions for the large warehouses full of computers that function as the brains […]
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    Girl, Planned Parenthood sticker stay at Catholic school

    GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Roman Catholic school in Connecticut that told a student she would have to leave school if she kept a Planned Parenthood sticker on her laptop has reversed course. The parents of Sacred Heart Greenwich sophomore Kate Murray told the Greenwich Time their daughter will be allowed to stay at the […]
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    How to get cleaner air? Germany considers free mass transit

    BERLIN (AP) — How best to get cleaner air? Some officials in Germany want residents to leave their polluting cars at home. German ministers have discussed considering offering free public transportation to get more people to use environmentally friendly mass transit, but their idea has run into opposition by some German cities and towns, who […]
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    Offshore drilling foes, denied microphone, hold rallies

    HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — With giant inflatable whales, signs that read “Drilling Is Killing” and chants of “Where’s our meeting?” opponents of President Donald Trump’s plan to open most of the nation’s coastline to oil and natural gas drilling have staged boisterous rallies before public meetings held by the federal government on the topic. That’s […]
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    Trump fights releasing details on national monument decision

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government says it does not have to release documents involving legal arguments for President Donald Trump’s decision to shrink national monuments because they are protected presidential communications. The Department of Justice made a more detailed request of a federal judge in Idaho last week to dismiss a lawsuit from […]
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    Leaping elk crashes low-flying research helicopter in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday. The elk jumped into the chopper’s tail rotor as the aircraft flew about 10 feet (3 meters) above ground in a […]
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    How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose for the third day in a row Tuesday, led by banks, retailers and technology companies. The rebound over the last few days follows a harrowing drop of more than 10 percent over the previous two weeks. On Tuesday: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index climbed 6.94 points, or […]
  • Lifestyle

    The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US

    iBook charts for week ending February 11, 2018: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher : iBooks US Bestseller List – Paid Books 1. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen – 9781250130938 – (St. Martin’s Press) 2. The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn – 9780062678447 – (William […]
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    The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending February 11, 2018: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Pocket Build, MoonBear LTD 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 5. HYPERSPEKTIV, Phantom Force 6. Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 9. iSchedule, […]
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    Apple CEO leaves investors dangling on future dividend hike

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s next big thing will likely be a large dividend increase financed by a tax cut on its overseas profits, but the famously secretive company isn’t giving any clues about how big it might be. CEO Tim Cook had an opportunity to address the issue Tuesday at Apple’s annual meeting, when […]
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    Experts: What states can do to secure their elections

    Newly released “playbooks” from a bipartisan team at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government aims to help state and local elections officials protect against hacking and disinformation. Here are the group’s key findings and recommendations. KEY FINDINGS — Elections officials generally lack the resources to secure their operations, especially in smaller counties. Many can’t even afford […]
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    Second bald eagle hatches in Southern California mountains

    BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — The second of two bald eagle eggs laid last month in Southern California has hatched in a nest watched for weeks by nature lovers via an online live feed . The first fluffy white chick made its on-camera debut when it poked its head out of the shell Sunday […]
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    Russians launch cargo ship to space station after 2-day halt

    MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has blasted off for the International Space Station two days after the original launch was scrubbed. The Progress capsule is carrying 2.7 metric tons (3 U.S. tons) of food, fuel and other supplies. It entered orbit eight minutes after liftoff Tuesday from the Russian space complex in […]