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GoFundMe Gives Homeless Veteran $20,000 as Lawyers Fight Over $400,000 Raised for Him

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:05

Johnny Bobbitt's lawyer said the $400,000 raised on GoFundMe last year is all gone


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Sick Passengers and Crew Aboard Emirates Flight Test Positive for Influenza

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 09:43

Ten passengers were taken to the hospital after a plane with more than 500 people aboard was quarantined upon landing at John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday.


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2 Russian Nationals Charged in Salisbury Nerve Agent Poisoning

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 08:51

British officials announced Wednesday that they have charged two alleged Russian military intelligence agents with the nerve agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury.


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10 Sick People Taken to Hospital After Emirates Flight Lands at JFK

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 08:35

It's unclear what the illness is


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How the 'Red Terror' Exposed the True Turmoil of Soviet Russia 100 Years Ago

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 08:30

On Sept. 5, 1918, the Soviet government adopted a decree sanctioning “Red Terror,” which prescribed “mass shooting” to be “inflicted without hesitation.”


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Early results boost hopes for historic gene editing attempt

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 08:17

Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it's too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed. The results announced Wednesday are from the first human test of gene editing in the body, an attempt to permanently change someone's DNA to cure a disease — in this case, a genetic disorder called Hunter syndrome that often kills people in their teens. In two patients who got a medium dose of the treatment, urine levels of large sugar compounds that are hallmarks of Hunter syndrome had fallen by half, on average, four months later — a possible sign the treatment is working.


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Innovation in detection technologies and space image to be boosted

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 06:41

Mexico, Sep. 5 (Notimex).- The ATTRACT initiative will invest 17 million euros, destined to projects that develop innovative ideas in detection and image technologies in Europe. The project will finance 170 innovative ideas that have the potential to reach the market to create products, services, companies and jobs based on new detection and image technologies. In this sense, the European Southern Observatory (ESO), performs and operates cutting-edge terrestrial astronomical telescopes, and as an ATTRACT partner, it expects to benefit from advances in detectors. "ATTRACT aims to create and implement mechanisms and a permanent channel to achieve this transformation in a systematic way," said ATTRACT Special Advisor Henry Chesbrough. The call for ATTRACT funds is open to researchers and entrepreneurs of European organizations until October 31, 2018. The 170 innovative projects funded by ATTRACT will have a year to develop their ideas, in this period, the teams will receive help to transform their disruptive technology into innovative advances, with a strong market potential. The ESO indicates that among the future applications for society are: portable scanners for ambulatory treatment; sensors to help people with visual disabilities to move in a better way. In addition to sensor networks to make agriculture more productive with lower energy consumption; improve the ways of learning online; and new ways to monitor the accuracy of climate change. NTX/ICB/LCH/ASTRO16/BBF


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What to Know About the Russian Nationals Named in the Salisbury Novichok Poison Attack

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 06:04

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov were charged with conspiracy to murder Sergei Skripal


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Blood-Testing Firm Theranos Will Formally Dissolve, Report Says

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 05:29

The Silicon Valley company is accused of defrauding investors


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2 Russian Nationals Charged in Salisbury Nerve Agent Poisoning

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 04:42

The U.K. is not asking Moscow to extradite the men because Russian law forbids extradition of the country's citizens


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Private Chinese space company places satellites in orbit

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 04:37

BEIJING (AP) — A rocket developed by Chinese company iSpace blasted into space Wednesday carrying three miniature satellites in another milestone for the country's budding private spaceflight industry.


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Climate action could add $26 trillion to world economy: study

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 04:17

Ambitious action on climate change could contribute an extra $26 trillion to the world economy by 2030, international experts said on Wednesday, urging nations and businesses to step up their engagement. The economic benefits offered by a shift to a low-carbon economy have been "grossly" underestimated, according to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, a think tank grouping former heads of government and top economic and business leaders. "Bold action could yield a direct economic gain of $26 trillion through to 2030 compared with business-as-usual.


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Top Twitter and Facebook Executives Face a Grilling on Capitol Hill

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 04:00

The Senate will hold the latest of several hearings on social media and foreign influence on Wednesday


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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Arrives in Pakistan Hoping to 'Reset' Strained Relations

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 03:49

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Pakistan as relations between the two countries sinks to a new low.


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Chinese President Xi Jinping Will Send a Close Ally in His Stead to North Korea's Military Parade

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 03:40

Pyongyang could be prepping its biggest military parade yet under Kim Jong Un


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What to Expect From Day Two of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 02:48

A long day of questioning awaits the 53-year-old appellate judge


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The Strange Unreality of Life During Eastern Ukraine's Forgotten War

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 02:00

Four years on from the Minsk Agreements, millions of civilians in Eastern Ukraine have gotten used to a new "normal."


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LeBron James 'Stands With Nike' Amid Controversy Over Colin Kaepernick Ad Campaign

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 01:54

The company's new campaign has already sparked vigorous debate


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'Carnivore' sharks have a stomach for greens: study

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 01:10

The bonnethead shark, a small member of the hammerhead family, was long thought to be a strict carnivore that would occasionally ingest greens purely by accident. The bonnethead follows an omnivorous diet in which seagrass plays a key, nutritional role. Although researchers have long known that Sphyrna tiburo eats copious quantities of seagrass, it was not believed to absorb any nutrients from it.


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