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USGS: 6.6-magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy

The red brick Amatrice city hall resisted the devastating August 24 quake that collapsed buildings all around it, only to crumble under the one-two punch of lesser jolts Wednesday night. The German Research Centre for Geosciences put the magnitude at 6 .5 and said it had a depth of 10km, a relatively shallow quake near the surface but in the norm for the quake-prone Apennine Mountain region. Read More

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Warm, Windy Friday and Saturday, Cool Sunday

Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies on Saturday . Saturday Night: Cloudy. Chance of showers in the evening.then showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 86. Thursday . Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Chance of precipitation is 50%. A cold front will arrive late Saturday bringing more seasonable temperatures to the area on Sunday . Read More

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Nissan to manufacture new Qashqai and X-Trail at Sunderland Plant

Nissan to manufacture new Qashqai and X-Trail at Sunderland Plant

Earlier on Thursday, Nissan said it will build its new Qashqai model in Sunderland after warning last month that it could halt new spending unless the government guaranteed it would be protected as the country leaves the EU. TODAY's pledge by Nissan to keep manufacturing at its Sunderland plant and bring more work there despite Britain voting to leave the European Union has had a widespread positive reaction from the prime minister downwards. Read More

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AT&T plans to buy Time Warner for $109b

The two companies hope to close the deal by the end of 2017, but are already facing scrutiny over the impact a combined AT&T and Time Warner. Amid the heightened skepticism from analysts and consumer rights advocates alike, AT&T and Time Warner have maintained that they don't plan to limit the availability of the content produced by Time Warner to the consolidated offerings alone. Read More

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Apple investigating iPhone 7 catching fire

Apple investigating iPhone 7 catching fire

It will also try to rule out if the fire was elicited by a defective iPhone. Nevertheless, according to multiple reports in Australia, Apple is still investigating the matter. Now it seems to be the turn of Apple iPhone 7 . A spokeswoman for Apple said the firm was investigating the criticism. Considering this is the only know iPhone 7-related fire in the weeks since its launch, odds are this is a fluke and not a trend. Read More

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Trump says he will totally accept election results "if I win"

Donald Trump has said he will accept a "clear election result" from next month's USA presidential election but will reserve the right to file a legal challenge if he feels the outcome is "questionable". And I very politely replied, "Let me talk to you about that after I get into office". "She used these questions, studied the questions, got the flawless answer for the questions and never said that she did something that was totally wrong and inappropriate", Trump said of Clinton. Read More

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Chinese astronauts enter space station following docking

Chinese astronauts enter space station following docking

With Shenzhou 11 and Tiangong 2 docked, the two spacecraft form a mini-space station extending more than 60 feet (18 meters) long and 13 feet (4 meters) in diameter, bigger than a London double-decker bus. In 2012, China's astronauts boarded the Tiangong 1, in what was a historic achievement at the time. One of the experiments is described as an attempt to transport silkworms into space. Read More

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Scientists in Europe downplay likely loss of Mars lander

Its remains were finally spotted in a Nasa photograph previous year. The pair comprise phase one of the ExoMars mission through which Europe and Russian Federation seek to join the United States in probing the alien Martian surface. And then it went silent as the lander's signal stopped. "This ejection itself appears to have occurred earlier than expected, but analysis is not yet complete", ESA said in a statement . Read More

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Google's Pixel phone: Not much new, but still a standout

This is surprising, especially since Apple and Samsung have been making a song-and-dance about their smartphones' respective IP ratings this year, and it seems odd that Google hasn't followed suit. Mind you , this is for the 5-inch Pixel. The thing is though, it hasn't inherited its predecessor's price point, with the new Pixel sporting a decidedly more premium tag. Read More

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Apple cancels self-driving vehicle plans

Apple cancels self-driving vehicle plans

Apple Car employees were told that the technology development will move forward until late 2017, at which time decisions will be made concerning the feasibility and official direction of the project. Bloomberg says Apple executives have put Titan on a deadline. Earlier this year, Apple cuts more than 120 engineers and have redirected its strategy to build software for the automotive industry. Read More

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AirAsia bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on all its flights

AirAsia bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on all its flights

Singapore Airlines said on Saturday it has banned Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones from all its flights and any passenger carrying one will not be allowed to board its planes. At first, Samsung said a minor manufacturing error in the batteries for the Note 7 was causing the phones to overheat. In a recent interview with The Korea Times, the CPSC said the commission did not have a timeframe to complete the investigation but added that CPSC staff were "working expeditiously". Read More

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China launches manned mission to experimental space station

China will launch the core module of the space station as soon as 2018 on a Long March 5 rocket, a heavy-lift booster scheduled for its maiden test flight next month. This will be his first space mission. But to pull off a month-long mission aboard the prototype station module, China opted to launch just two crew members and to carry additional supplies instead. Read More

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Rumor: Microsoft will unveil a Kaby Lake refresh for Surface devices

Rumor: Microsoft will unveil a Kaby Lake refresh for Surface devices

On another note, speculations about a near release of the Surface Pro 5 are increasing due to the current price drop for the Surface Pro 4 right now. Surface Pro fans can only wait and see. In the event that the next-generation slab of the company would come to fruition, it is most likely to carry the Redstone 2 upgrade for the Windows 10 operating system and a probable fusion of Intel's new Kaby Lake processor as it was reported some weeks ago. Read More

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Wallops Island to launch Antares rocket on Sunday

While these clouds will not be an issue for the launch, it may make viewing the launch more hard, especially for areas far to the west, such as Pittsburgh. Investigators' goal is to put the craft through the same paces that cars, airplanes and other vehicles face in fire-safety tests. This is the sixth commercial resupply mission to the ISS conducted by Orbital Sciences. Read More

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Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX)

The 50 day moving average was up $0.47 and the 200 day average went up by +18.078%. The average volume stands around 4.06 million shares. At present, 8 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 0 recommended sell, according to FactSet data. Read More

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Giants' Ereck Flowers goes out of his way to shove ESPN reporter

Giants' Ereck Flowers goes out of his way to shove ESPN reporter

As far as we can tell, Raanan hasn't been especially mean toward the lineman. "Hey, get out my face man", began Flowers . Raanan didn't move, causing Flowers to move closer to him. While center Weston Richburg and guard Justin Pugh, second and first round picks respectively, have played worthy of praise, Flowers continues to give up sacks and get called for holding penalties due to atrocious technique. Read More

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Matthew triggers severe flooding in NC; US death toll at 15

Matthew triggers severe flooding in NC; US death toll at 15

Matthew - the most powerful hurricane to threaten the Atlantic Seaboard in more than a decade - set off alarms as it closed in on the USA, having left at least 300 people dead in Haiti. From Hilton Head Island to Myrtle Beach residents braced for the storm whose center, according to National Hurricane Center projections, was expected to be just off Charleston Saturday morning as a Category 2 hurricane with 100 miles per hour winds. Read More

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PSVR Processing Unit Disables HDR Functionality of PS4

However, they're not completely essential for the vast majority of VR titles. The launch will be accompanied with 50 games by the end of the year while several times more is in development. Sony ( PlayStation ) and Microsoft (Xbox) go head-to-head in the battle for video gaming supremacy. In the past, Titanfall was also a "console exclusive" but a PC version was released with the Xbox One launch. Read More

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US probes complaints of more F-150 brake failures

US probes complaints of more F-150 brake failures

They totaled 2.4 million vehicles. This reported issue has been linked to one injury. The agency also is investigating 547 reports that power steering can fail in 2010 Fusions. Ford spokeswoman Elizabeth Weigandt said the company is cooperating with federal safety officials. "We continuously evaluate our processes for potential improvements and, when the data indicates a safety recall is needed, we move quickly on behalf of our customers". Read More

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Obama and DiCaprio unit over climate change

Obama and DiCaprio unit over climate change

Monday night, Texas Tech professor Dr. Katherine Hayhoe took center stage with President Barack Obama and actor Leonardo DiCaprio to discuss climate change. "[But] climate change is happening even faster than five years ago or 10 years ago ... which means we're really in a race against time". "I think he'll acknowledge he's insane", Obama added. Read More

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Kerry says U.S. not abandoning peace efforts in Syria

Kerry says U.S. not abandoning peace efforts in Syria

He said that in order to return to the negotiation table, Russian Federation would have to meet global law and fulfil publicly made agreements. U.S. It documented 25 deaths in government-held west Aleppo as a result of rebel shelling. A monitoring group said almost 400 civilians have been killed in and around Aleppo since the collapse of a US - and Russian-brokered cease-fire two weeks ago, mainly in the rebel-held east. Read More

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Yahoo developed NSA email filtering tool

In 2007 or 2008, Yahoo went to court and eventually lost a battle over its refusal to comply with the Protect America Act, which later became part of the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Amendments Act. But Reuters reports that Yahoo decided not to fight the matter because it thought it would lose. Snowden added that Yahoo's transparency report didn't "indicate how every single email was searched for the NSA". Read More

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