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Texas governor meets with tech officials about quelling hateTexas Gov. Greg Abbott is meeting in Austin with officials from Google, Twitter and Facebook to discuss ways of combatting extremism in light of the recent mass shooting in El Paso that reportedly targeted Mexicans
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE- In this March 25, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, speaks about the Apple Card at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products in Cupertino, Calif. Apple tried to make the new Apple-branded credit card attractive, copying the heft and sleekness of higher-end cards like the Chase Sapphire. But cardholders are discovering that with such a design, they’ll have to give it special care. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
Leather wallets, loose change pose danger for new Apple CardApple has detailed instructions for taking care of its new credit card
The Associated Press3 hours ago
The burned out remains of a twin-engine Cessna Citation sits at the end of a runway after the pilot aborted the takeoff at the Oroville Airport in Oroville, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. The plane carried two pilots and eight passengers, who all escaped injury. Firefighters were able to quickly control a grass fire that broke out and temporarily closed Highway 162. No cause of the crash has been listed. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Jet catches fire in Northern California; 10 aboard unhurtSmall jet bursts into flames while taking off from small Northern California airport; all 10 on board escape injury
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this July 25, 2019, photo, a worker walks past a cargo train bound for Europe at a train station in Dalian in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. Authorities in China's rust-belt region are looking for support for its revival from Beijing's multibillion-dollar initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad. (AP Photo/Olivia Zhang)
China's rust belt looks abroad as growth slows, tariffs biteChina's northeastern rust-belt region is trying to capitalize on the government's Belt and Road Initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, Jerred Kiloh, owner of the licensed medical marijuana dispensary Higher Path, stocks shelves with with cannabis products in Los Angeles. Weedmaps a major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace announced Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, that it will no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site, a decision that could boost California's efforts to rein in its vast illegal market. Kiloh, who heads the United Cannabis Business Association, an industry group, projected that half of California's illegal operations could dry up once they are denied access to Weedmaps ads. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businessesThe major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps says it will no longer allow unlicensed marijuana businesses to advertise on its site
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announces he's ending 2020 Democratic presidential bid, saying it's become clear he won't winWashington Gov. Jay Inslee announces he's ending 2020 Democratic presidential bid, saying it's become clear he won't win
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - This July 25, 2013, file image provided by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows financier Jeffrey Epstein. The judge presiding over the federal sex trafficking charges against Epstein has invited his accusers and their lawyers to a hearing  where he'll consider prosecutors' request to dismiss the indictment. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019  he'll conduct a brief hearing Tuesday to consider the dismissal since the financier killed himself in his prison cell Aug. 10. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP, File)
2 top researchers quitting MIT Media Lab over Epstein tiesTwo prominent researchers are quitting MIT's Media Lab over revelations that the technology research hub and its director took money from Jeffrey Epstein
The Associated Press17 hours ago
President Donald Trump speaks to the 75th annual AMVETS National Convention in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Aug.21, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false claims on fuel economy rulesAP FACT CHECK: President Trump is misrepresenting the facts about his proposal to freeze Obama-era fuel economy requirements at 2021 levels by inflating the cost savings and minimizing the potential environmental harm
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Congressman: Space Command's initial home will be ColoradoA Colorado congressman says the initial headquarters for the Pentagon's new Space Command will be in his home state
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defense projectThe Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon to destroy incoming missiles
The Associated Press19 hours ago
In this Aug. 20, 2019 image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues two people after their plane went down near Half Moon Bay, Calif. A self-professed thrill seeker and pilot was forced to bring down his new plane safely into the ocean off Northern California as it lost power, recording dramatic videos as he and his passenger treaded water in the chilly ocean awaiting rescue. Pilot David Lesh embarked on a flight Tuesday evening over Half Moon Bay south of San Francisco. He's a 34-year-old globe-trotting skier and the founder of a Colorado-based outerwear company Virtik. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)
Pilot says he had to bring down plane while cameras rolledA pilot and self-professed thrill seeker said he was forced to bring his new plane down into the ocean off Northern California as it lost power
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Spill revelation raises questions about North Dakota systemThe North Dakota Health Department's acknowledgment this week that a pipeline leak of liquid natural gas is hundreds of thousands of gallons larger than reported raises questions about how many other spills and leaks are underreported
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo sales associate Larry Wardford, of Holliston, Mass., places items on selves at a Lowe's retail home improvement and appliance store, in Framingham, Mass. Lowe's Companies, Inc. reports financial results Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Retailers' results show sharp divide between losers, winnersRetailers' results show sharp divide between losers, winners.
The Associated Press22 hours ago
In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown.  Bowles is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019,  for the murder of Walter Hinton in Jacksonville Beach in November 1994. (Florida Department of Corrections via AP)
Detectives: 1994 technology slowed search for serial killerDetectives who investigated a string of 1994 slayings committed by serial killer Gary Ray Bowles say they probably could have stopped him sooner if they had had today's technology
The Associated Press1 day ago
Walmart Blames Tesla Solar Panels for 7 Store Fires"To state the obvious, properly designed, installed, inspected, and maintained solar systems do not spontaneously combust," a Walmart lawsuit against Tesla states. The retail giant says solar panels installed on store rooftops caused at least seven fires between 2012 and 2018, reports Reuters . The lawsuit filed in New York State...
Newser1 day ago
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