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Former CIA agent wants to buy Twitter to kick Trump off

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Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can't use it. More>>

Studies: Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes

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Researchers say safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes. More>>

Up from the ashes: Samsung unveils successor to Note 7 phone

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Samsung is trying to move past last year's disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking _ and lower battery capacity. More>>

Walmart joins forces with Google on voice-activated shopping

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Walmart dives into voice-activated shopping in partnership with Google. More>>

Report: Iran says Twitter ready to talk on unblocking site

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Iran's new telecommunications minister says Twitter is ready to talk about unblocking access to the microblogging site. More>>

Verizon tweaks prices, cuts video quality on unlimited plans

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Verizon is raising the price on its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version of it as wireless carriers battle each other for customers. More>>

Judge allows money laundering charges against Backpage execs

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A judge is allowing money laundering charges against the creators of a website that prosecutors have labeled an online brothel. More>>

Glam shot gets ugly: Mnuchin wife touts style, slams critic

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Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, blasted as "adorably out of touch" a person who criticized her Instagram post in which Linton depicted her designer-label outfit. More>>

SpaceX unveils sleek, white spacesuit for astronaut travel

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SpaceX has unveiled a sleek white spacesuit for its Dragon manned flights, coming up next year. More>>

Tanzania to use drone network to deliver critical medicines

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Drones will soon be used in Tanzania to deliver medicines to health facilities across the East African country. More>>

Top court says privacy the fundamental right of every Indian

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India's top court has ruled that the right to privacy is a fundamental right of every citizen of the country. More>>

Study: Arsenic poisoning a risk for 50M in Pakistan

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A new study suggests some 50 million Pakistanis could be at risk of drinking arsenic-tainted groundwater. More>>

Star Wars toy launch to unveil new 'Last Jedi' character

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Star Wars toy-launch to unveil new 'Last Jedi' character. More>>

Taylor Swift ends intrigue, announces new album in November

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Taylor Swift ended a week of fan frenzy with social media announcement of new album in November. More>>

'Hellboy' casting prompts backlash over 'whitewashing'

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A Hollywood film yet again finds itself responding to a social-media outcry over the casting of a Caucasian actor in a role that was originally Asian-American. More>>

China criticizes US trade probe as protectionism

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China has criticized the U.S. government's decision to launch a trade investigation of Beijing's technology policy as protectionist and an attack on the global trading system. More>>

Meaning of 'clean coal' mentioned by Trump unclear

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President Donald Trump invoked "clean coal" at his rally in Phoenix, repeating a phrase that's used often by coal industry supporters to put a positive spin on the heavily polluting fuel. More>>

APNewsBreak: Utah to obey order for DEA drug database search

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Utah will obey a court order to let the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration search a prescription-drug database without a warrant despite a state law designed to protect patient privacy. More>>

Regulators, Whole Foods shareholders approve Amazon deal

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Whole Foods shareholders to get their say on Amazon's $13.7 billion takeover bid of the organic grocer. More>>

The Latest: Police say white nationalist turns himself in

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Workers in Charlottesville are starting to shroud a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in black as a way of symbolizing the city's mourning for a woman killed after a white nationalist rally earlier this month. More>>

HUD says Carson did nothing wrong by appearing with Trump

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Legal experts say it doesn't look like Housing Secretary Ben Carson broke federal law by appearing with President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Phoenix. More>>

California pollution permits sell at highest price ever

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State data released Tuesday says California raised more than $640 million this month auctioning off permits for businesses to emit greenhouse gases as part of a program aimed at fighting climate change. More>>

Judge: Bears near US-Canada border merit endangered status

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A judge has ruled that grizzly bears in Montana and Idaho near the Canadian border can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink of extinction. More>>

Dutch activists in legal battle to urge action on pollution

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Environmentalists have gone to court to demand that the Dutch government take urgent action to improve air quality, arguing that authorities have not done enough to meet European Union-mandated targets. More>>

Eclipse science: From galloping giraffes to solar wisps

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From zoo visitors to professional astronomers, people across the United States gathered science from total solar eclipse. More>>

South African rhino breeder starts online auction of horns

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South African rhino breeder starts online auction of horns; conservationists watch with alarm. More>>

'A primal experience': Americans dazzled by solar eclipse Video included

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Americans are staking out prime viewing spots along a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the sun Monday. More>>

North Korea photos suggest new solid-fuel missile designs

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North Korea's state media have released photos showing the designs for one and possibly two new missiles. More>>

Eclipse watchers: 'Really, really, really awesome' Video included

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Eclipse watchers: 'Really, really, really awesome'. More>>

Studies: Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes

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Researchers say safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes. More>>

College football on Facebook: Site to stream 15 games in '17

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Facebook has struck a deal for exclusive rights to 15 college football games this season that will be live streamed over the social media network. More>>

Appeals court revives suit over US military base in Japan

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A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit that seeks to block construction of a U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan. More>>

Steelers holdout Bell hints at Sept. 1 return in Tweet

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Steelers star Le'Veon Bell has suggested on Twitter that he will return to the team on Sept. 1, the day after Pittsburgh's final preseason game. More>>

Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis

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Researchers find wreckage of USS Indianapolis, ship that carried critical components of Hiroshima bomb and became worst maritime disaster in Navy's history. More>>

Google to serve next version of Android as 'Oreo"

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An upcoming update to Google's Android software finally has a name: Oreo. More>>

Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

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American Indian tribes hope for renewal in the upcoming solar eclipse, though not all will watch. More>>

UK promises to prosecute online hate crimes vigorously

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British prosecutors are promising to prosecute hate crimes as vigorously online as in person. More>>

Asian markets rise modestly after Wall Street's sharp gains

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Stocks around the world pushed higher Tuesday, as markets firmed following a shaky run the last couple of weeks. More>>

NFL, Electronic Arts unveil Madden '18 competition

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NFL fans and gamers can play their way to the Super Bowl _ if they're good enough at the newest edition of "Madden NFL 18.". More>>

Hong Kong shuts down in preparation for powerful typhoon

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A powerful typhoon has forced offices and schools to close and canceled hundreds of flights on Hong Kong, where residents were hunkering down as the storm passes by. More>>

Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson

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In towns and cities along the path of the solar eclipse, some school districts are seizing the opportunity for ready-made science lessons. More>>

It goes to 11: Florida lab sets new magnet strength record

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The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is reclaiming its status as home to the world's strongest magnet. More>>

Trump watches eclipse from White House

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President Donald Trump plans to watch the solar eclipse from a White House balcony. More>>

Anger over rally violence boils over in Charlottesville

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Anger boiled over Monday at the first Charlottesville City Council meeting since a white nationalist rally in the city descended into violent chaos. More>>

A reptilian tail? A solar eclipse. Taylor Swift teases fans

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Taylor Swift, Round 2: She returns to social media with video of a snake's tail. More>>

Boeing, Northrop get contracts for nuclear missile work

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Air Force picks Boeing and Northrop to continue work on long-range nuclear missile program. More>>

Get Started: FBI warns of spreading W-2 email theft scheme

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The IRS is warning of a sharp increase in email phishing scams involving employees' W-2 forms _ scams that can put staffers' Social Security numbers in the hands of thieves. More>>

Attack victims came from around world to celebrate Barcelona

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The victims of vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort came from around the world and across generations. More>>

The Latest: Spain says man slain by cops was terror driver

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A Sydney school is mourning the loss of a 7-year-old student who was killed when a van plowed into pedestrians in Barcelona. More>>

Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

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If you want good eclipse watching weather, Oregon and Idaho look like the best spot. More>>

Former Uber CEO lashes out at VC firm suing company

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Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is skewering a lawsuit filed by a former ally, describing it as a malicious attempt to sever his remaining ties to the ride-hailing service that he co-founded. More>>

Tech companies continue efforts to banish extremist accounts

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Tech companies continue efforts to banish extremist accounts. More>>

Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

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Major tech companies are taking a firmer stand against white supremacists in the wake of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

Wisconsin Assembly passes $3 billion for Foxconn

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The Wisconsin Assembly is preparing to approve a $3 billion tax break bill for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a new display panel factory in the state. More>>

Can't be there? How to watch solar eclipse on TV, online

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Can't be there to see total solar eclipse? How to watch on TV, online. More>>

The Latest: US coast-to-coast total eclipse comes to an end Video included

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Forecasters say it looks like a big chunk of the nation on the path of the total eclipse will get clear viewing for the sky show. More>>

Neo-Nazi site's publisher says he's got no home on internet

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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>>

HBO regains control of hacked social media accounts

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HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company. More>>

NFL signs 3-year deal to stream games in China

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The NFL has signed a three-year deal to make its games available through digital streaming in China. More>>

Iran approves nearly all of Rouhani's Cabinet picks

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Iran parliament approves all but one of Rouhani Cabinet picks, including defense minister. More>>

Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark Video included

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Millions of eclipse watchers are converging on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the sun Monday. More>>

Report of Ukraine witness to DNC hacking stirs confusion

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Report of Ukraine 'witness' to Democratic National Committee hack stirs confusion. More>>

Senator who hoped for Trump assassination in post apologizes

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Missouri lawmaker who temporarily posted Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated apologizes to Trump and his family, but says she has no plans to resign. More>>

Revamped Milan wins 3-0 at Crotone, Inter beats Fiorentina

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Roma's new era without Francesco Totti got off to a winning start with a 1-0 victory at Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday. More>>

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84

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Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health has died. More>>

Taylor Swift left 'a blank space, baby' on social media

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Taylor Swift's social media streams went dark Friday and fans went nuts speculating about a possible sixth album. More>>

NASA, PBS marking 40 years since Voyager spacecraft launches

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NASA and PBS are marking 40 years since the back-to-back launches of the Voyager spacecraft. More>>

Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

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Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years. More>>

From age 3 to 80, Barcelona victims represent a wide world

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An Italian father, an American groom, and a Portuguese grandmother were but a few of the more than 100 people from around the world killed or injured in Barcelona's attacks. More>>

The Latest: About 20 protesters linger near Dallas cemetery

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Demonstrators are arriving at a counterprotest ahead of a conservative rally that's getting underway on Boston Common. More>>

The Latest: French police say arrest unrelated to attack

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Representatives from the Spanish and Catalan government are meeting to determine the terrorist threat level for the country and its Catalan region. More>>

'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest

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Conservative activists and leftist counter-protesters are preparing for a rally on Boston Common that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly. More>>

Greek federation accuses Bucks of staging player's absence

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Greece's basketball federation has reacted sharply to an announcement by Milwaukee Bucks star and Greece international Giannis Antetokounmpo that he would miss the Eurobasket because of a knee injury. More>>

The Latest: Gov. takes case from non-death-penalty lawyer

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Florida authorities say 4 police officers shot in two cities. More>>

A midday rally fades as sporting goods stocks are penalized

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US stocks fall further as weak results from Deere hurt industrial companies while sporting goods companies sink again after disappointing results from Foot Locker and Hibbett Sports. More>>

NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites

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NASA has launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites. More>>

Charlottesville exposes new threat for college campuses

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Colleges are bracing for more violence on campus after a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia became the latest example of hatred migrating from the internet to the streets. More>>

Grand Teton park to escape Yellowstone's shadow for eclipse

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Grand Teton National Park sits in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. More>>

The lore and lure of eclipses: Blood, sex and some snacking

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For thousands of years, people have made up stories to explain why the sun suddenly disappears during the middle of the day. More>>

Asian carp found near Lake Michigan got past barriers

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Officials: An Asian carp found in a Chicago waterway this summer apparently got past an electric barrier system intended to keep invasive fish out of Great Lakes. More>>

Eclipse concerns cause school district to cancel classes

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A school district in Ohio has canceled classes on Monday over concerns about students damaging their eyes while looking at the solar eclipse. More>>

The Latest: Trump offers support to Kissimmee PD

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Florida gov. 'heartbroken' after 4 officers shot. More>>

The Latest: Young Australian boy missing after van attack

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French officials say 25 French nationals were injured in a van attack in Barcelona, and Australia says one of its citizens is unaccounted for. More>>

Barcelona's victims include US man celebrating anniversary

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The dead and injured in Barcelona were a snapshot of the world _ men, women and children from at least two dozen nations _ testifying to the global appeal of the sun-kissed city with its bounty of must-visit sites and star-studded football team. More>>

Lawmaker who made Trump assassination remark may face ouster

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Missouri lawmaker who temporarily posted Facebook comment hoping for President Donald Trump's assassination could face effort to remove her from office. More>>

Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some

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Eclipse chasers from around the globe will be watching again when the sun goes dark in the US. More>>

Skeptics dismiss Bannon's call for economic war with China Video included

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Advocates of a measured approach by the U.S. in dealing with China as an economic rival are dismissing White House adviser Steve Bannon's call for economic war. More>>

Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers

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Archaeologists say DNA from ancient bones of domesticated turkeys provides a clue into the mysterious exodus of cliff dwellers from southwestern Colorado 700 years ago. More>>

The Latest: Finland looks for more suspects in fatal attack

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Police in Finland say they are looking for more potential suspects in the stabbing of several people in the western city of Turku. More>>

State Department email restored after worldwide outage

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U.S. officials say the State Department has suffered a worldwide email outage affecting its entire unclassified system. The officials said the outage began early Friday morning and that technicians were working to restore email as soon as possible. More>>

Spacewalking cosmonauts release 3-D-printed satellite

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Spacewalking astronauts have set free the world's first satellite made with a 3-D printer. More>>

New Ford CEO says company will balance present with future

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The new CEO of Ford Motor Co. says the company isn't taking its eyes off the present as it prepares for transportation in the future. More>>

The Latest: Wisconsin Assembly passes $3B Foxconn bill

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A $3 billion tax break bill for Taiwan-based electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group is poised to pass the Wisconsin Assembly on a bipartisan vote. More>>

Turner is latest to plan sports streaming service

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Turner is the latest TV company to plan a sports streaming app as traditional television companies chase millennial audiences. More>>

Apple CEO makes $2 million pledge to fight hate

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Apple is donating $2 million to two human rights groups as part of CEO Tim Cook's pledge to help lead the fight against the hate that fueled the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

The Latest: Trump won't back down on Confederate monuments

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford has strongly endorsed the statements by the leaders of the four major U.S. military services, who spoke out against racism and extremism. More>>

Cash family: Keep Johnny's name away from 'hateful ideology'

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The children of Johnny Cash are asking white supremacists and other hate groups not to wear or use the name or image of the country singer. More>>

Loss of sea ice leads walruses to early appearance in Alaska

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Pacific walruses have begun coming ashore along Alaska's northwest coast and it's likely because sea ice in the Arctic Ocean already has receded beyond the outer continental shelf. More>>

SeaWorld veterinarians euthanize orca that had lung disease

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

Indian IT company Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka resigns

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Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka resigns following differences with company's founders. More>>

Lithuanian man brought to US to face $100 million fraud case

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A Lithuanian man has been extradited to the United States to face charges that he duped U.S.-based Google and Facebook into sending him over $100 million. More>>

Under fire _ from GOP _ Trump digs in on Confederate icons Video included

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President Donald Trump has abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils-an apparent attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

'Maniacal' focus on China puts Trump aide out of mainstream

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Steve Bannon isn't alone in pondering China's emerging superpower status, but his call for an "economic war" on the Asian nation puts him far outside the mainstream. 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>>

The Latest: Catalan govt ties attacks in Cambrils, Barcelona

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Spain's El Pais newspaper, citing police sources, says the two perpetrators of the van crash in Barcelona are holed up in a bar. More>>

Asian shares slide as Wall Street fall, Spain attack weigh

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US stocks start lower as Wal-Mart's results weigh on retailers and a disappointing sales forecast from Cisco Systems puts pressure on technology companies. 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>>

Missouri lawmaker posts, deletes Trump assassination comment

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A Missouri lawmaker says she posted and deleted a comment on Facebook saying she hoped for President Donald Trump's assassination. More>>

Neuroscientist who studied Einstein's brain dies at 90

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A founder of modern neuroscience who studied Einstein's brain has died. More>>

Trump isolation growing as business panels dismantled Video included

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President Donald Trump is defiantly blaming "both sides" for the weekend violence between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators in Virginia and rebuffing the widespread criticism of his handling of the emotionally-charged protests. More>>

Gore to give keynote at US clean energy summit in Las Vegas

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Former Vice President Al Gore has agreed to be the keynote speaker at a national clean energy summit in Las Vegas in October. 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>>

Body scanners being piloted in Los Angeles subway system

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Passengers boarding subway trains in Los Angeles may soon be shuffled through airport-style body scanners that are aimed to detect firearms and explosives. More>>

Report: German-backed Arabic website blocked by Egypt

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German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle says an Arabic-language news and culture website it operates has been blocked in Egypt. More>>

Nobel winner shot for promoting education to study at Oxford

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Education activist Malala Yousafzai has gained a place at the University of Oxford. More>>

Hyundai unveils new fuel cell SUV with longer travel range

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Hyundai Motor says its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will travel more than 580 kilometers (360 miles) between fill-ups. 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>>

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>>

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>>

Hyundai unveils new fuel cell SUV with longer travel range

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Hyundai Motor says its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will travel more than 580 kilometers (360 miles) between fill-ups. 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>>

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>>

Former Michigan Rep. Vern Ehlers, a physicist, dies at 83

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Former U.S. Rep. Vern Ehlers, a research physicist who served 17 years representing a district in western Michigan, has died. More>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Asian shares mostly higher following gains on Wall Street

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

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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