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Apple Said to Show Interest in Automotive Testing Facility

August 18, 2015 8:15 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Adding fuel to rumors that Apple is working on designs for a car, local officials say engineers for the giant tech company recently made inquiries about a former navy base that's been converted into a testing ground for self-driving cars and other cutting-edge vehicles.

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Imperfect Test Fuels Alternative Treatments for Lyme Disease

August 18, 2015 8:00 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Lyme disease conjures memories of checking for ticks at camp and fretting over bug bites after hikes in the woods. But far from a summertime nuisance, Lyme is a potentially debilitating disease - and the subject of a vigorous debate in modern medicine.

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China Orders Nationwide Safety Check after Tianjin Blasts

August 18, 2015 7:45 am | by Paul Traynor, Associated Press | News | Comments

The directive from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology lamented the frequency of fatal workplace accidents and demanded a thorough inspection of all safety risks.

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Glaxo: Meds from Plant with Legionnaires' Bacteria are Safe

August 18, 2015 7:30 am | by Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press | News | Comments

The London-based drug maker expects within three days it will reopen the manufacturing plant in Zebulon, about 25 miles east of Raleigh, which makes inhaled medications.

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China, Japan Vie to Build High-Speed Rail for Indonesia

August 18, 2015 7:15 am | by Niniek Karmini, Associated Press | News | Comments

Indonesia's top development official said the government is studying proposals from China and Japan for construction of a high-speed rail line and expects to announce the outcome later this month.

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Argentina Officials Try Damage Control After Flooding

August 18, 2015 7:00 am | by Almudena Calatrava, Associated Press | News | Comments

Argentina's government tried to ease public anger Wednesday over flooding that forced an estimated 11,000 people to flee their homes in Buenos Aires province.

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More Evacuations Ordered as Northern California Blaze Grows

August 13, 2015 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A wildfire that forced some California residents to flee their home for a second time in recent weeks is rapidly growing, prompting authorities to order more evacuations. Read more...

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1st Restocked Iowa Turkey Farmer Talks Lessons from Bird Flu

August 13, 2015 8:30 am | by David Pitt, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thousands of small young turkeys ran around the barns on the Moline family farm Monday near Manson, the first Iowa farm to restock birds after a bird flu outbreak decimated flocks in the Midwest.

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EPA Chief: Colorado Mine Spill 'Pains Me'

August 13, 2015 8:15 am | by Michael Biesecker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gina McCarthy made the comments as her agency comes under increased scrutiny after federal and contract workers accidentally unleashed the spill last week while inspecting the abandoned Gold King mine near Silverton, Colorado.

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Hacking Ring Accused of Making $100M on Stolen News Releases

August 13, 2015 8:00 am | by David Porter, Associated Press | News | Comments

The release undoubtedly was one of many sent by publicly traded companies to business news services for publication.

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Automakers Trying to Prevent Hackers from Commandeering Cars

August 13, 2015 7:45 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

When researchers at two West Coast universities took control of a General Motors car through cellular and Bluetooth connections in 2010, they startled the auto industry by exposing a glaring security gap.

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Google Forms a New Holding Company, 'Alphabet'

August 13, 2015 7:30 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is creating a new company to oversee its highly lucrative Internet business and a growing flock of other ventures, including some - like building self-driving cars and researching ways to prolong human life - that are known more for their ambition than for turning an immediate profit.

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Tent Collapse Raises Question of Permit, Inspection Laws

August 11, 2015 8:56 am | by Rik Stevens, Associated Press | News | Comments

After a circus tent collapse that killed two spectators, questions have arisen about how the circus operator could have prepared for and put on a show at the town's fairgrounds without getting a permit or having the giant canopy inspected.

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NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Up to 10 Dead, 100 Diagnosed

August 11, 2015 8:55 am | by Deepti Hajela, Associated Press | News | Comments

The largest outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in New York City has taken the lives of 10 people and health officials Thursday ordered cooling towers on buildings throughout the city tested for the bacteria that causes the illness.

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After Netflix, Adobe Extends Parental Leave Policy

August 11, 2015 8:55 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Adobe is the latest tech company to extend its paid parental leave policy after Netflix said it would offer corporate employees up to a year of paid leave to care for new babies.

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