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Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama's Roy Moore

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Roy Moore's staunchest supporters say they won't quit him in the Alabama Senate rate because he never quit them. More>>

10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

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The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African-Americans, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. More>>

Reaction from the country music world on Mel Tillis' death

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A look at reaction from the country music world on Mel Tillis, who died Sunday at age 85. More>>

The Latest: Ruling party says Mugabe impeachment to go ahead

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The Latest: Zimbabwe's parliament 'definitely' will seek Mugabe's impeachment, lawmaker says. More>>

The Latest: Keselowski: Ford could 'take a drubbing' in '18

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. started his final race day with an early morning PB&J and the feeling that "this is gonna be a weird day.". More>>

Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance

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Negotiators worked through the night on the technical details of the Paris climate accord before two weeks of global talks on climate change finally ended in Bonn. More>>

100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky

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Finnish experts were scrambling to calculate the trajectory of a blazing fireball which lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds in an attempt to find the celestial body. More>>

Fotis Kafatos, distinguished Greek biologist, dies at 77

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Fotis Kafatos, a molecular biologist who had a distinguished academic career in both the United States and Europe, dies at age 77. More>>

After Bonn: where next for the global climate caravan?

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After Bonn: where next for the global climate caravan?. More>>

New US weather satellite launched from California

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An advanced U.S. weather satellite designed to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts has been launched into polar orbit from California. More>>

Climate talks wrap up with progress on Paris rulebook

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Global talks on curbing climate change are wrapping up Friday, with progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord. More>>

20 years of changing seasons on Earth packed into 2½ minutes

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NASA has captured 20 years of seasonal changes in a striking new global map of the home planet. More>>

Experts: Idaho hatchery built to save salmon is killing them

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Fisheries biologists in Idaho say they think they know why a relatively new $13.5 million hatchery intended to save Snake River sockeye salmon from extinction is instead killing thousands of fish before they ever get to the ocean. More>>

Magnitude 3.7, 2.9 quakes rattle Oklahoma town early Sunday

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The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two earthquakes that struck near a central Oklahoma town early Sunday. More>>

Retailers rise again, but tech leads other US stocks lower

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US stocks are slightly lower as technology companies return some of the previous day's gain and banks also fall. More>>

Ohio candidate doesn't regret sexual conquest Facebook post

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An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate says he deleted a Facebook post outlining his sexual history after being criticized in part for potentially identifying some of the women. More>>

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

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Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the hard rock band AC/DC, has died. More>>

List of US students named as Rhodes scholars for 2018

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List of US students named as Rhodes scholars for 2018. More>>

US health agency to crack down on risky stem cell offerings

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U.S. health authorities say they will crack down on doctors pushing stem cell therapies that pose the gravest risks to patients. More>>

UN panel agrees to move ahead with debate on 'killer robots'

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A U.N. panel is moving ahead with efforts to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, but not as quickly as some human rights groups and other opponents think is necessary to keep up with technological advances. More>>

Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions Video included

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Tesla looks to enter the trucking business with new electric semi. More>>

VW to spend $40B on electric cars, technology through 2022

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Volkswagen says it plans to spend more than 34 billion euros ($40 billion) over the next five years on developing electric cars, autonomous driving and other new technologies. More>>

FCC relaxes limits on owning newspapers, TV stations

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Federal regulators are loosening rules meant to support independent local media. More>>

California may limit liability of self-driving carmakers

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California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help automakers avoid paying for accidents and other trouble caused by self-driving cars, raising concerns that the proposal will put an unfair burden on vehicle owners. More>>

Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls

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Tens of millions of "robocalls" pester Americans every day. But some tools can help. More>>

Germany bans children's smart watches with listening app

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German regulators have issued a ban on certain types of smartwatches marketed to children, which they say run afoul of the country's surveillance restrictions and have been used, among other things, to listen in on classrooms. More>>

Federal "extreme vetting" plan castigated by tech experts

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Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial-intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants. More>>

Candidate for Ohio governor reveals sexual past on Facebook

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A state Supreme Court justice running for Ohio governor has volunteered explicit details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying he was trying to de-legitimize the national "media frenzy" over politicians' sexual indiscretions. More>>

Oldest Australian human returned to 42,000-year-old grave

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The oldest human remains found in Australia have been returned to the Outback desert that he roamed some 42,000 years ago. More>>

AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body

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Scientists for the first time have tried gene editing inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease. More>>

Kaspersky Lab releases report into upload of NSA documents

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Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kasperksy Lab is releasing more details about how its software uploaded classified U.S. documents several years ago. More>>

Interstellar visitor shaped like giant fire extinguisher

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A newly discovered object from another star system that's passing through ours is shaped like a giant pink fire extinguisher. More>>

The Latest: Economic adviser talks tax bill with GOP foe Video included

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President Donald Trump says the Democrats could exert greater sway over the shape of tax overhaul legislation if they weren't focused wholly on defeating it. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

Cisco stock up on upbeat earnings, revenue growth forecast

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Cisco stock up on better-than expected earnings; company projects revenue growth. More>>

Texas county sues chemical plant owner over fires, blasts

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The county that is home to Houston has asked a state court to order safeguards and fine the owner of a chemical plant that partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey. More>>

Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link? Video included

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A new analysis says a surge in suicide rates and depression among U.S. teens may be linked with rising social media use. More>>

Walmart's online bets paying dividends in the age of Amazon

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Walmart tops third-quarter earnings and revenue expectations. More>>

Close new Earth-size world, where year lasts under 10 days

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Astronomers have discovered a close new world the size of Earth, where a year lasts just under 10 days. More>>

Envoy says US to keep fighting greenhouse gas emissions

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A Norwegian investment fund that manages assets worth over $80 billion is pulling investments from ten companies over their involvement in the coal sector. More>>

Germany's Merkel dodges coal deadline at climate talks

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World leaders are arriving at the global climate talks in Germany on Wednesday to give the negotiations a boost going into the final stretch. More>>

European court rules against Greece over wiretap death

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European court orders Greece to pay damages to relatives of a Vodafone telecoms executive who was found dead in 2005 on the eve of the government's discovery of a major wiretapping scandal. More>>

Asian shares mostly higher on US earnings, tax progress

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U.S. stocks are moving higher in early trading, led by gains in technology companies. More>>

The Latest: US says Washington to remain engaged on climate

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Britain and Canada are launching a new alliance aimed at encouraging countries to phase out the use of coal as part of efforts to curb climate change. More>>

The Latest: African Union backs regional efforts in Zimbabwe

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The Latest: Zimbabwe opposition group wants transitional authority to take over. More>>

Space Delivery: Astronauts get ice cream, make-own pizzas

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Space station astronauts are in in for a treat with this latest special delivery. More>>

Britain's cyber security chief warns of Russian interference

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Britain's Cyber security chief is warning that Russian hackers are targeting telecoms, media and the UK energy network. More>>

US restarts nuclear testing facility in Idaho after 23 years

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U.S. officials have restarted an Idaho nuclear fuel testing facility amid efforts to boost the nation's nuclear power generating capacity. More>>

Nebraska to build wind farm to power Facebook data center

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Utility officials say a new wind farm being built in northeastern Nebraska will provide 200 megawatts of power a planned Facebook data center. More>>

The Latest: Merkel: coal phaseout will be in coalition talks

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World leaders are arriving at the global climate talks in Germany on Wednesday to give the negotiations a boost going into the final stretch. More>>

Trump: China agrees NKorea nuclear weapon freeze not enough

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Just back from Asia, President Donald Trump has resumed his morning tweeting routine _ this time citing what he's calling a "successful" trip and lobbing shots at the media. More>>

Missouri attorney general investigating Google

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Missouri's attorney general says his office is investigating Google for potential violations of the state's consumer-protection and antitrust laws. More>>

Couples sue fertility clinic over eggs with genetic defect

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2 couples that gave birth to children with a genetic defect later traced back to donated eggs are suing a New York fertility doctor and his clinic. More>>

Australia senator starts gay marriage debate day after poll

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A gay marriage opponent has urged the Australian Senate to protect religious, speech and parental rights when legislating for gay marriage. More>>

Asian stocks, oil prices steady

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U.S. stocks are down in early trading, led by declines in technology companies, banks and retailers. More>>

Agricultural groups challenge California weed-killer warning

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A coalition of national and Midwestern agricultural groups is suing to overturn a California declaration that the popular weed-killer Roundup can cause cancer. More>>

Silence from Trump as Moore-Alabama storm grows louder

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Washington Republicans are cranking up pressure on Alabama's GOP to keep a defiant Roy Moore from being elected to the Senate next month. More>>

Australian Senate debates gays rights in marriage bill

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A senator has introduced a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Australia and allow only churches and ministers of religion to boycott such weddings. More>>

California launch of new US weather satellite postponed

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Officials have postponed the California launch of a new type of U.S. weather satellite intended to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts. More>>

US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system in an unprecedented step to ensure patients with mental disorders take medicine prescribed for them. More>>

Washington Post didn't pay Roy Moore accusers

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The Washington Post didn't offer money to women in exchange for accusing Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of abusing them, despite a series of widely-shared articles on social media. More>>

New internet TV service has $16 monthly tab and no sports

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The latest company to launch an internet TV service is called Philo, and its hook is a low price and no sports. More>>

The Latest: Police block migrants' march to Greek border

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Dozens of asylum seekers are gathering in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki following a call through social media for a march to Greece's northern border to protest their inability to move to other European countries. More>>

Extradition hearing for Russian cybercrime suspect postponed

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Greece's Supreme Court has postponed until December an extradition hearing for Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, wanted in the United States on charges of laundering $4 billion worth of bitcoin. More>>

GM says next-gen electric cars will cost less, go farther

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General Motors is telling investors its next generation of electric vehicles will cost the company 30 percent less than current ones, making them profitable after the new version debuts in 2021. More>>

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $103 billion offer

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Chipmaker Qualcomm has rejected Broadcom's unsolicited $103 billion offer, saying that their rival's proposal "significantly undervalues" its market position and future growth prospects. More>>

Feds charge man they say worked for 'darknet' marketplace

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An Illinois man who federal prosecutors say worked as a spokesman for a "darknet" internet marketplace used for illicit internet commerce has been charged in Atlanta. More>>

Talk about vintage: Pottery shards show 8,000-year-old wine

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Pieces of pottery found in the nation of Georgia reveal the earliest known evidence for the origins of today's winemaking industry. More>>

Data firm CEO: Reached out to WikiLeaks about Clinton emails

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The CEO of a data firm that worked for President Donald Trump's campaign says he reached out to WikiLeaks during the campaign about obtaining emails related to Democrat Hillary Clinton. More>>

Harvey's 'Biblical' rainfall is getting more likely

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A new study says the type incredible rainfall that Hurricane Harvey caused was Biblical in a sense and is six times more likely to drench Texas than a quarter century ago. More>>

Global carbon pollution rises after 3 straight flat years

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A team of scientists say global carbon pollution went up 2 percent in 2017 after three straight years when it didn't go up at all. More>>

IBM says it's reached milestone in quantum computing

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IBM has announced a milestone in its race against Google and other big tech firms to build a powerful quantum computer. More>>

Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer's

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Bill Gates says he's giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer's disease. More>>

UK panel rules Uber drivers have rights on wages, time off

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Britain's employment appeals tribunal is set to rule on whether Uber drivers are employees of the ride-hailing service in a decision with broad implications for the so-called gig economy. More>>

Climate negotiators look to leaders to boost talks

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Negotiators look to arriving political leaders to boost global climate talks in Germany. More>>

AP Exclusive: Russia Twitter trolls deflected Trump bad news

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AP Exclusive: AP analysis details how Russian agents on Twitter tried to deflect bad news around Trump's election campaign in 2016 and refocused criticism on mainstream media and Clinton campaign. More>>

Asian shares fall, tracking Wall St, drop in oil prices

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U.S. stocks are down modestly in early trading, giving up small gains from a day earlier as investors weigh quarterly earnings from several companies. More>>

Shuttle-like Dream Chaser spacecraft makes glide test flight

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Sierra Nevada Corp says its Dream Chaser spacecraft had a successful free-flight drop test in the Mojave Desert during the weekend. More>>

US official: 15 percent of agencies used Kaspersky software

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Computer systems at 15 percent of U.S. government agencies were running Kaspersky Lab software that's been banned because of concerns about the company's ties to the Kremlin and Russian spy operations. More>>

Trump Jr.'s WikiLeaks exchange adds intrigue to Russia probe

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President Donald Trump's oldest son has released a series of direct messages he received from the Twitter account behind the WikiLeaks website. More>>

The Latest: US delegation to climate talks gets new leader

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Brazil says the rate of deforestation in its Amazon conservation areas fell by 28 percent over the past year, the second lowest level in decades. More>>

Macron unveils plan to boost French youth, fight extremism

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President Emmanuel Macron says the French state fueled homegrown extremism by abandoning its poorest neighborhoods, and is promising tough and "sometimes authoritarian" new measures to combat the problem. More>>

1st alligator snapping turtle in decades spotted in Illinois

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Researchers are reporting the first sighting of a wild alligator snapping turtle in Illinois in 30 years. More>>

US cities, states defy Trump, still back Paris climate deal

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A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities say they are committed to curbing global warming even as the Trump administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord. More>>

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

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The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US. 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>>

Key contacts between Trump campaign and Russia

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President Donald Trump's campaign and his family had several contacts with intermediaries for the Russian government during the 2016 presidential campaign and the presidential transition. More>>

Spain warns EU about cyber-meddling suspicions in Catalonia

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Spain's foreign minister says he will brief European Union counterparts on alleged cyber-meddling from Russian territory and elsewhere aimed at spreading misinformation about the independence push in its northeastern region of Catalonia. More>>

The Latest: Spain analyzing source of fake news on Catalonia

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Spain's defense minister says the government is analyzing who is behind a disinformation campaign targeting the region of Catalonia amid suspicions that Russia and Venezuela might be involved. More>>

'Hannity' fans smash Keurig brewers over pulled ads

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A decision by coffee maker manufacturer Keurig to stop advertising on Sean Hannity's Fox News program has supporters of the conservative host destroying the company's products. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during 2016 campaign; Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq earthquake killed more than 400; Republicans continue abandoning Alabama Senate candidate Moore after new accusations. More>>

The Latest: Protesters disrupt US event at climate talks

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Environmental campaigners say new figures showing global carbon emissions hitting a record high this year mean tougher measures are needed to curb climate change. More>>

Pakistan cleric gets bail in model's murder case

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A defense lawyer says a Pakistani court has granted bail to a Muslim cleric arrested for alleged involvement in the 2016 murder of social media model Qandeel Baloch. More>>

Toshiba sells TV, visual solutions unit to Hisense of China

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Troubled Toshiba Corp. is selling 95 percent of its TV and other visual products subsidiary to Chinese electronics maker Hisense Group. More>>

Rural areas at risk as water levels drop in massive aquifer

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The draining of a massive aquifer that underlies portions of eight states is drying up steams, causing fish to disappear and threatening the livelihood of farmers who rely on it to water their crops. More>>

Frozen treats, other supplies rocketing toward space station

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A load of supplies is headed to the International Space Station, this time from Virginia. More>>

Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during 2016 campaign

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The Atlantic reports that President Donald Trump's oldest son communicated with the Twitter account behind WikiLeaks, exchanging direct messages during the 2016 election about leaked emails from Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign. More>>

The Latest: Trump's son releases messages Twitter messages

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The Atlantic reports that President Donald Trump's oldest son communicated with the Twitter account behind WikiLeaks, then Trump Jr. releases messages exchanged with the account. More>>

The Latest: Merkel calls for all to fight climate change

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Pope Francis is blasting "shortsighted human activity" for global warming and rising sea levels and is urging leaders at climate talks in Germany to take a global outlook as they negotiate ways to curb heat-trapping emissions. More>>

Schwarzenegger calls on climate activists to change methods

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Movie star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants environmental activists to give more attention to immediate health hazards like air and water pollution. More>>

US sage grouse policy heading back to square one

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Federal scientists and land managers who've been crafting strategies to protect sage grouse habitat across much of the West for nearly two decades are going back to the drawing board under a new Trump administration edict to reassess existing plans. More>>

Uber seals multibillion-dollar investment from Softbank

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A person briefed on the deal says Uber is close to finalizing a multibillion-dollar investment by Japan's Softbank. More>>

Hundreds in Hollywood march against sexual harassment

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Harvey Weinstein accuser Lauren Sivan and Oscar-winning producer Cathy Schulman are among the hundreds of women, men and children who gathered in the heart of Hollywood Sunday afternoon for a pair of dual marches protesting sexual harassment. More>>

'Hannity' fans smash Keurig brewers over pulled ads

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A decision by coffee maker manufacturer Keurig to stop advertising on Sean Hannity's Fox News program has supporters of the conservative host posting videos of themselves destroying the company's products. More>>

US and them: America, the elephant in room at climate talks

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Awkward: The US has a delegation at international climate talks working to implement a treaty Trump wants no part of. More>>

Only if it serves the state: North Korea's online experience

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North Korea, ever so cautiously, is going online. More>>

Minnesota, Poland and Argentina compete to host World's Fair

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Minnesota is hoping to host the first World's Fair on U.S. soil in nearly 40 years. More>>

Zuckerberg nears end of US tour, wants to boost small biz

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his biggest takeaway of his year traveling to dozens of states is the importance of 'community.'. More>>

Supreme Court takes a technological step forward

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The Supreme Court is making new legal filings available online starting Monday, years behind the rest of the federal court system. More>>

Minnesota, Poland and Argentina compete to host World's Fair

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Minnesota is hoping to host the first World's Fair on U.S. soil in nearly 40 years. More>>

George Takei, Richard Dreyfuss respond in harassment scandal

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"Star Trek" icon George Takei takes to Twitter to deny groping a struggling actor and model in 1981. More>>

Here comes La Nina, El Nino's flip side, but it will be weak

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Forecasters say La Nina, the flip side to El Nino, is returning for a second straight winter. More>>

US stocks on two-day losing streak as health stocks fall

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US stocks are down for a second day as health care and technology companies post losses. More>>

Coach quits over racist tweets aimed at black NASCAR driver

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A Wisconsin high school golf coach has resigned and apologized for a series of racist tweets aimed at NASCAR driver Darrell Wallace Jr. More>>

China signs on to Alaska gas pipeline, but it's far from set

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The latest push in a decadeslong effort to commercialize Alaska's natural gas got a boost from a deal with three Chinese companies, but the $43 billion project is far from reality. More>>

From graffiti to Snapchat, schools react to racial incidents

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Racial incidents are appearing to pop up at an alarming rate in the nation's public schools; officials are responding more publicly and intensely. More>>

Q&A: US, Saudi Arabia accuse Iran over Yemen missile launch

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Q&A: U.S., Saudi Arabia accuse Iran of giving ballistic missiles to Yemen's Shiite rebels. More>>

Tax split between House, Senate poses a big challenge

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Split between House, Senate on tax poses political challenge. More>>

Sheep can recognize Baaaa-rack Obama's face, new study shows

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A new study shows that sheep have the ability to recognize human faces from photographs on computer screens. More>>

The Latest: 2 Texas church shooting victims buried Video included

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A line of first responders and law enforcement personnel stood with heads bowed in Sutherland Springs for a Veterans Day ceremony that also was meant to honor the more than two dozen people killed a block away at a church. More>>

Will it be AT&T vs the government in $85B Time Warner deal?

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AT&T now says it's "uncertain" when its $85 billion Time Warner purchase will close. More>>

Supply run to space station delayed by stray plane

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A supply run to the International Space Station has been delayed a day because of a stray plane. More>>

The Latest: Producer denies 'ER' actor's molestation claim

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BBC pulling mystery thriller featuring Ed Westwick after sexual harassment allegations. More>>

Congressman and climate change activist awarded JFK honor

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A Florida congressman and the leader of a national campaign to address climate change have been named recipients of this year's John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards. More>>

US Air Force official: Missile targeting Saudis was Iranian

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The top U.S. Air Force official in the Mideast says that the ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels that targeted the Saudi capital was from Iran and bore "Iranian markings". More>>

Space station getting delivery from Virginia for a change

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International Space Station is getting a delivery shipped from Virginia for a change. More>>

Climate activists stage protest at German coal-fired plant

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Environmental activists have staged a protest at a German coal-fired power plant to highlight the country's continued use of heavily polluting fossil fuels. More>>

US, S. Korea start drills in show of force against N. Korea

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The United States and South Korea have started joint naval drills that will involve three U.S. aircraft carriers in what officials describe as a clear warning to North Korea. More>>

Equifax apologizes again, lays out costs going forward

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Equifax lays out costs as it attempts to stabilize the company in the wake of a massive data breach. More>>

Sheriff: Wildfires point to usefulness of old technology

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The sheriff in a remote California county says wildfires last month crippled modern technology including cellphones, land lines and internet. More>>

US woman accused in Zimbabwe of subversion is freed on bail

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US woman accused in Zimbabwe of subversion over Mugabe tweet is set to be freed on bail. More>>

Kindle with your kale? Amazon to open shops in Whole Foods

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Amazon, already selling its voice-activated Echos at Whole Foods, will start to sell Kindles, Fire tablets and other devices at its grocery stores. More>>

Boy with rare disease gets brand new skin with gene therapy

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Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a rare skin disease use gene therapy to create an entirely new skin. More>>

Jumbo air tanker wins protest, may fight more US wildfires

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A giant passenger jet converted to fight wildfires was grounded this year by U.S. officials during much of what turned out to be an especially destructive U.S. fire season, but it could be flying much more next year. More>>

Hydrogen-powered trains to run on German rails from 2021

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Commuters in northern Germany will be able to travel on the world's first hydrogen-powered trains in four years' time. More>>

Stellar encore: Dying star keeps coming back big time

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Death definitely becomes this star; supernova simply won't die despite multiple explosions. More>>

Imitating 'Curb,' St. Louis man ticketed for honking at cop

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In an instance of life imitating art _ in this case a recent episode of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" _ a St. Louis computer programmer says he was ticketed for honking his horn at a police officer. More>>

The Latest: Uber appeals UK ruling on drivers' labor rights

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Britain's Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that drivers of the ride-hailing service Uber are entitled to basic protections such as a guaranteed minimum wage and paid time off. More>>

Chobani grows in 'Silicon Valley of food' despite turmoil

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Greek yogurt giant Chobani has announced a $20 million expansion of the world's largest yogurt plant in south-central Idaho to serve as the company's global research and development center. More>>

Rights groups file case over French spy tech sales to Egypt

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Egyptian and international rights groups have filed a criminal complaint to Paris prosecutors over the sale of French surveillance technology to Egypt. More>>

Senate committee narrowly backs Trump pick for NASA chief

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A Senate panel has advanced the nomination of Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine to serve as the next NASA chief. More>>

Homeland nominee questions human role in climate change

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President Donald Trump's choice to head the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that she believes climate change exists, but said she cannot determine whether humans are the primary cause. More>>

Asian shares follow Wall Street lower on US tax cut delay

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US stocks are down as technology stocks take sharp losses that threaten to end a 10-day winning streak for the sector. More>>

China, US sign more business deals during Trump visit

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China and the United States have signed additional business agreements valued at $206.5 billion during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, though some were less than binding contracts. More>>

Trump cooperates with Chinese effort to control image

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President Donald Trump has made a cooperative partner for sweeping Chinese efforts to control the message of his heavily choreographed visit. More>>

No one is immune from hacks, says former Yahoo CEO

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Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer tells federal lawmakers that the threat from state-sponsored hackers has changed the playing field so dramatically that even the best-defended companies can fall victim. More>>

New looks come to Snapchat and Twitter in bid for more users

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A pair of struggling social-media darlings have decided they need new looks if they want to prosper. More>>

Tencent buys 12 percent stake in Snap

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Chinese tech giant Tencent buys 10 percent stake in Snap, expanding US investments. More>>

Trump environment nominees pressed on federal climate report

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President Donald Trump's nominee to serve as his top White House environmental adviser says she is unconvinced by a recent U.S. government assessment concluding that man-made carbon emissions are the primary cause of climate change. More>>

Uber reaches for the skies with plan for sleek flying taxi

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Commuters of the future are likely to feel pampered if Uber's plans for flying taxis work out. More>>

FBI again finds itself unable to unlock a gunman's cellphone

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The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: the FBI says it can't unlock the gunman's encrypted cellphone. More>>

Walmart to offer Black Friday deals early on its website

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Walmart plans to tempt shoppers with online deals weeks before Black Friday sale. More>>

NASA seeks nickname for tiny, icy world on solar system edge

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NASA seeks nickname for tiny, icy world on solar system edge; next destination for New Horizons spacecraft. More>>

AP Explains: Why smartphones are giving the police fits

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AP Explains: Why tough smartphone security is giving the police fits. More>>

Severe pollution hits Indian capital, causing health worries

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Air pollution in India's capital has hit hazardous levels, prompting local officials to ask that schools shut down and a half marathon scheduled later in November be called off. More>>

The Latest: Tillerson: Trump-Putin talks under consideration

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China pulled out all the stops for Donald Trump's airport arrival in Beijing. More>>

Bill Clinton to speak at Boston green building conference

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Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak at a major conference on environmentally friendly construction in Boston. More>>

Gleeful Democrats see political wave; GOP says not so fast Video included

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Democrat Ralph Northam beat back a late charge from Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for Virginia governor, a bruising election that tested the power of President Donald Trump's fiery nationalism against the energy of the Trump resistance. More>>

Japan's Nikkei at 26-year high, other Asia shares muted

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US stocks take losses in early trading as banks fall along with interest rates and technology and energy companies also slide. More>>

EU pushes cut in car emissions, boost for electric vehicles

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The European Commission is pushing a plan that would reduce car-generated EU carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030, and boost electric car use by making them cheaper and easier to charge. More>>

'Dark Sky' advocates gather in the bright lights of Boston

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Advocates for protecting the night skies from light pollution are gathering in one of the most light-polluted cities in the country: Boston. More>>

Morocco launches first spy satellite, gets strategic boost

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Morocco has launched its first observation satellite, to be used for military activities, surveillance of its borders and coastline and monitoring desertification in the region. More>>

German officials celebrate doubled Twitter character limit

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German bureaucrats _ notorious for their ability to create lengthy tongue twisters consisting of one single word _ are celebrating the doubling of Twitter's character limit. More>>

Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon, who circled moon, dies

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NASA: Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon, who circled moon, has died at 88. More>>

North Korea, trade deficit top Trump's agenda in China

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President Donald Trump's agenda in Beijing is expected to be led by the standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons and demands that China do more to balance trade with America. More>>

Wisconsin board approves $3 billion Foxconn contract terms

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Wisconsin's economic development board has approved a contract to carry out a $3 billion incentive package for a Foxconn Technology Group plant that plans to build a plant in the state. More>>

The Latest: Wisconsin board approves Foxconn contract terms

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Wisconsin's economic development board has approved the key provisions in a contract implementing a massive incentive package for a Foxconn Technology Group plant. More>>

Waymo rolls out autonomous vans without human drivers

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A self-driving car company created by Google is pulling the human backup driver from behind the steering wheel and testing vehicles on public roads with only an employee in the back seat. More>>

Venezuela assembly passes new law clamping down on media

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Venezuela's all-powerful constitutional assembly has passed a wide-reaching law that clamps down on the media and orders prison sentences of up to 20 years for anyone who "instigates hate.". More>>

Mexico's independents: tech problems stop them from running

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Mexico's independents claim tech problems, bureaucracy stop them from running. More>>

Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk meets Erdogan in Turkey

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office says the Turkish leader has met with Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in Ankara. More>>

Syria indicates it will join Paris climate accord

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A Syrian official says the war-ravaged country plans to sign the Paris climate accord, after being the last U.N. member state not to have done so. More>>

Anti-coal protesters march in Germany before climate meet

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More than 2,500 anti-coal demonstrators protested in the western German town of Kerpen and at a nearby surface-mining site ahead of an upcoming global climate conference in Bonn. More>>

Calls for end to Mexico's capture of endangered porpoise

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Calls are mounting for the Mexican government and international experts to stop an operation to capture and enclose the few remaining vaquita porpoises, after one of the animals died soon after being caught over the weekend. More>>

Kenya male lions seen in intimate act; bonding, experts say

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Kenya male lions seen together in intimate act; experts call it an expression of dominance. More>>