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Flight headed to Las Vegas diverted to nearby military baseAmerican Airlines says one of its jets inbound to Las Vegas' airport was diverted to a nearby military base to refuel after experiencing weather-related delays in the area
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
This Technology Is Too Good —and Scary—to Be ReleasedMakers of a new AI system say it's so good they're keeping it hidden away—for our own protection, the Guardian reports. Called GPT2, the text generator ably produces news articles and fiction stories when fed only a few words; it can also summarize long articles (uh-oh!), translate text...
Newser3 hours ago
Bengals RB Mark Walton arrested on battery charge in MiamiCincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton is facing a battery charge after police say he got into an argument with a couple in Miami
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Tech Giant's Plan Gets Leaked, City ReelsToronto got an eye-popper Friday when it learned that Google—which is aiming to transform 12 acres of Waterfront land with tech-friendly development—actually wants to develop 350 acres and draw profit from sources including higher property taxes and a share of developer fees, the Toronto Star reports. Politicians at...
Newser6 hours ago
Talos, a Rottweiler, is dressed with a pair of sunglasses to look like Elvis Presley during the "meet the breeds" companion event to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past weekPHOTO GALLERY: Costumed canine contestant in run-up to Westminster Dog Show in New York; visitors walk across dunes at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico; goalie protects puck during hockey game in Nashville.
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Flamengo fan Sonia Maria Mendes cries during a mass in honor for the 10 teenage soccer players who were killed by a fire at the Flamengo training center last Friday, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. The victims were between 14 and 16 years old. Police are still investigating what caused the fire. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Flamengo soccer club fire in Brazil: bad luck or negligence?Was the fire at the training facility of soccer club Flamengo just a question of bad luck, or did negligence play a role
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington. Amazon has had a complicated few weeks with its cancellation of a New York headquarters Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, and extortion claims last week related to intimate photos taken by its founder. Experts say the events are unlikely to pose much of a threat to Amazon’s business. But the company will continue to face more challenges as it grows larger. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
Amazon's stormy week will blow over, but the debris may stayIt's been a complicated few weeks for Amazon, what with its abrupt pullout from a massive New York City development and extortion claims related to intimate selfies taken by its founder Jeff Bezos
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017 file photo, passengers check in for Delta Air Lines flights at kiosks at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers an option to identifying themselves as male or female. The gender option on airline sites will soon include choices such as "Mx." or "undisclosed." American, Delta and United confirmed Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, that they are in the process of updating their booking tools to add such an option. They said the change will be made in the next several weeks.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Airlines to give customers 'nonbinary' choice under genderMajor airlines plan to expand gender options to include more than male and female
The Associated Press1 day ago
Facebook Considers Change as Measles Cases SpreadWith cases of the measles spreading in Washington state, Facebook says it will try to reduce the spread of misinformation about health, especially vaccinations, on its platform. Facebook tells USA Today it is looking into making anti-vaccination content less visible and has "taken steps" to reduce false health news but...
Newser1 day ago
Correction: Lithium Ion Batteries-Recycling storyCorrection: Lithium Ion Batteries-Recycling story
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this June 10, 2016, file photo, sailboats practice in front of the downtown Chicago skyline during practice for an America's Cup World Series sailing event. Chicago was one of the 18 finalists that Amazon rejected in November when it announced it would split its HQ2 between New York and northern Virginia. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
Amazon dumped New York, but cities still wooing the companyAmazon's breakup with New York was still fresh when other cities started sending their own valentines to the online giant
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 photo, Spokane County Sheriff's deputies respond to a call where a Spokane County plow driver said a local man brandished a firearm and told him to step out of his plow in Spokane, Wash. Unusually heavy snow in the Spokane area has caused snow plow rage: Two plow drivers clearing streets this week were threatened by people enraged after their driveways ended up blocked with mounds of snow. (Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
Washington state snow plow rage: 2 plow drivers threatenedThere's snow plow rage in Spokane after storms dropped 21 inches of snow so far in February
The Associated Press1 day ago
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