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  • Blind children in Chile get solar eclipse experience

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A group of children at a Chilean school for the blind used sound and braille Tuesday to experience conditions that resemble a total solar eclipse. The project at the Hellen Keller school in Santiago comes a week before a July 2 solar eclipse that will plunge parts of South America into […]
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    ___ Possible outcome of Trump-Xi meeting: A truce in trade war WASHINGTON (AP) — If history repeats itself — and most analysts are betting it will — Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping will agree to some kind of cease-fire when they meet late this week at a Group of 20 international summit in Osaka, […]
  • UN expert: Millions face dire poverty from climate change

    BERLIN (AP) — A United Nations expert on poverty says hundreds of millions of people around the world face hunger, displacement, disease and death because of climate change. In a report released Tuesday, the U.N.’s independent expert on extreme poverty and human rights said current measures to cope with global warming fall far short of […]
  • FedEx sues US government over export rules in Huawei case

    DALLAS (AP) — A lawsuit filed by FedEx against the U.S. government over export rules follows a dispute over diverted shipments that were intended for Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecommunications-equipment giant. The lawsuit challenges changes to export rules designed to keep technology out of the hands of entities or people that the U.S. government considers […]
  • Possible outcome of Trump-Xi meeting: A truce in trade war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American businesses are bracing for a painful escalation in President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. Yet they might just get a reprieve. If history repeats itself — and most analysts are betting it will — Trump and President Xi Jinping will agree to some kind of cease-fire when they meet late […]
  • GM to upgrade assembly plants ahead of new pickup, SUV lines

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — General Motors Co. has announced it’s investing more than $4.2 billion in assembly plants in Indiana, Michigan and Texas to prepare for the launch of its next generation of pickups and SUVs. The company said Tuesday that it’s increasing capacity, improving operating efficiencies and making other upgrades at plants in Fort […]
  • The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

    Apple Book charts for week ending June 23, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher Apple Books US Bestseller List – Paid Books 1. Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand – 9780316419994 – (Little, Brown and Company) 2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – 9780735219113 – (Penguin Publishing Group) 3. City […]
  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending June 23, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. iSchedule, HotSchedules 5. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 6. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd. 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 9. […]
  • E-bikes, growing in popularity, befuddle regulators

    BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Gordon Goodwin and his wife are rediscovering their passion for bicycling in their senior years thanks to new electric-assist bikes. The electric motors provide a gentle kick, making it easier for them to pedal up hilly roads around Maine’s Acadia National Park. “We’re getting older,” said Gordon, who turns 69 […]
  • Scientists on Madeira see new ‘plasticrust’ sea pollution

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Researchers say they may have identified a new kind of plastic pollution in the sea and they’re calling it “plasticrust.” Scientists working in Madeira, a volcanic Portuguese island off northwest Africa, have found small patches of what looks like melted plastic encrusted on rocks along the shoreline. They first spotted the […]
  • Tribes to get more documents sought in Dakota Access lawsuit

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to turn over more documents that four Native American tribes say could bolster their lawsuit seeking to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg directed the federal agency to give up the documents by […]
  • Cryptocurrencies need close scrutiny, monitor warns

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — An international financial monitor warned world leaders Tuesday that wider use by retail shoppers of cryptocurrencies like Libra, unveiled last week by Facebook, would need “close scrutiny” by regulators. The chief of the Financial Stability Board made the statement in a letter to the heads of state and government who will […]
  • Search of trash facility for evidence of missing mother ends

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say they have completed their search of a trash-to-energy plant for evidence in the disappearance of a mother of five who’s been missing for a month. New Canaan police in a statement Tuesday say the search through tons of trash at the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority […]
  • US issues Turkey new warning over Russian missile purchase

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. envoy to NATO said Tuesday that Turkey will be axed from the high-tech F-35 fighter jet program if it goes ahead with plans to buy Russian S-400 air defense missiles. U.S. Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison said “there will be a disassociation with the F-35” if NATO member Turkey buys the […]
  • Scientists successfully transfer 1st test tube rhino embryo

    BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Europe said Tuesday they’ve successfully transferred a test tube rhino embryo back into a female whose eggs were fertilized in vitro, as part of an effort to save another nearly extinct sub-species of the giant horned mammal. The procedure was performed last month on a southern white rhino at Chorzow […]