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Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

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Officials from around the world are still working to agree on the fine print of the Paris climate accord after two weeks of talks, even as workers busily dismantle sections of the conferenced venue around them. More>>

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Bug may have exposed photos from 7M Facebook users

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Facebook says a software bug may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than users had granted permission for. More>>

China suspends tariff hikes on US cars, auto parts

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China suspends tariff hikes on $126 billion of U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its trade cease-fire with Washington. More>>

Stocks plunge to 8-month lows on growth fears; J&J nosedives

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Global stocks are down Friday after Chinese authorities said industrial output and retail sales both slowed in November, the latest warning sign from the second-largest economy in the world. More>>

Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China's policies

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China's detentions of Canadians worries executives, raises doubts about commitment to reform. More>>

Former nicotine research monkeys now at primate sanctuary

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More than two dozen monkeys that were test subjects in nicotine addiction research have been moved from an Arkansas lab to a Florida primate sanctuary. More>>

California is first state to mandate zero-emission bus fleet

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California is moving to eliminate fossil fuels from its fleet of 14,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road. More>>

Scientists scour WWI shipwreck to solve military mystery

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100 years later, researchers conclude underwater mine sank World War I warship off the coast of New York. More>>

Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

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Branson's Virgin Galactic gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space. More>>

States cite climate worries in push to stop US coal sales

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Four states that say burning coal will hurt their residents as it makes climate change worse are trying to stop the Trump administration from selling vast reserves of the fuel that are beneath public lands. More>>

Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

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Science, ethics and politics spark clash at a House hearing on using fetal tissue for critically important medical research. More>>

Congress OKs bill to allow killing sea lions to help salmon

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Congress has agreed to make it easier to kill sea lions threatening fragile runs of salmon in the Northwest. More>>

Record number of Mexican gray wolves found dead in 2018

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Wildlife managers have confirmed that a record number of Mexican gray wolves have been reported dead this year. More>>

Alaska groups sue EPA to enforce clean air laws in Fairbanks

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Three Alaska groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to demand it enforce the cleanup of polluted air around the state's second-largest city. More>>

Climate talks extended as island nations demand action

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Negotiators at the U.N. climate meeting in Poland are gathering to discuss the first comprehensive draft agreement to emerge after almost two weeks of talks. More>>

The Latest: Chile to host next year's UN climate summit

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Germany says failure to curb climate change would cost the world "a lot more" than the trillions of dollars President Donald Trump's claim he's saving by quitting the 2015 Paris accord. More>>

Kanye reignites Drake feud on Twitter, alleges threats

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Kanye West appeared to reignite a feud with fellow rapper Drake in which he claimed Drake had called trying to threaten him. More>>

Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

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China has Canada in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the U.S. States. More>>

Facebook hosts offline privacy 'pop-up' in New York City

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Facebook hosts one-day 'pop-up' event in New York City's Bryant Park. More>>

Verizon loses bet on digital ads, takes $4.6B accounting hit

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Verizon takes a $4.6B hit related to its Oath media business. More>>

Billionaire builds beach access app after violating rules

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A tech billionaire whose wedding violated California rules has helped create a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 spots where people can get to the coastline. More>>

Canada says entrepreneur feared detained in China

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Chinese are cheering a Canadian court's decision to release a top Huawei Technologies executive on bail. More>>

Malaysia's Proton launches 1st SUV with China's Geely

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Malaysian national car maker Proton has launched its first SUV in a bid to turn around its fortunes, more than a year after China's Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd. bought a key stake in the company. More>>

Weather agency chief: I've never briefed Trump on warming

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The head of the government agency that monitors climate change says that in nearly two years he has never talked about the issue with President Donald Trump. More>>

Markets Right Now: S&P 500 sinks to lowest level since April

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Stocks are falling sharply on Wall Street on new concerns about slowing growth in China's economic engine and disarray surrounding plans for Britain to exit the European Union. Johnson & Johnson plunged. More>>

Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations

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Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations without a circus-like contest pitting cities against each other. More>>

California mulls texting fee to help poor people get phones

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California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor. More>>

Apple to build new Austin hub, expand in other tech hotbeds

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Apple says it plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas. More>>

Walker: Partial vetoes possible on some lame-duck bills

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Gov. Scott Walker says the powers of his Democratic replacement will remain among the strongest of any governor in the country, even if he signs bills passed in a lame-duck session. More>>

UN climate talks inch forward, appear headed for overtime

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Negotiators from almost 200 countries are making a last-minute effort to resolve differences on the rules that will govern the 2015 Paris climate accord. More>>

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

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A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies has arrived at the International Space Station. More>>

China summons US envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec

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China demands release of Huawei executive, summons US ambassador. More>>

The Latest: Huawei awaits 'right conclusion' in CFO's arrest

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A Japanese official has cast doubt over reports that Japan plans to exclude Chinese telecoms equipment makers Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. from government purchases due to security concerns. More>>

Report: Uber files preliminary papers for Wall Street debut

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Report: Ride-hailing giant Uber has filed confidential preliminary paperwork for selling stock to the public. More>>

Photos from Japan space rovers show rocky asteroid surface

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Japan's space agency says more than 200 photos taken by two small rovers on an asteroid show no signs of a smooth area for the planned touchdown of a spacecraft early next year. More>>

Scary warming at poles showing up at weird times, places

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Melting in the Arctic and Antarctica is getting worse, showing up at the oddest times, like winter, and in unexpected places. More>>

The Latest: Ex-VP Gore thinks Trump may help climate cause

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U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres has flown back to Poland in an effort to support struggling talks on ways of fighting climate change. More>>

Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans

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Hertz partners with Clear to speed car rental process with biometric scanning. More>>

Ethiopia sets 2022 for Nile dam's completion amid delays

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An Ethiopian official says the country's controversial Nile River dam will not be completed until 2022, more than four years behind schedule, because of possible defects with the hydro-electrical plant's equipment. More>>

Business owners need to teach staffers about password safety

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It may seem obvious: Companies' computers, mobile devices and accounts need very secure passwords. More>>

Pelosi's triumph: A reminder why she's set to be speaker

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Pelosi appears to have sealed her return as House speaker by agreeing to limit her future tenure to no more than four years. More>>

Spain plans to spend $8 billion on military hardware upgrade

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Spain's government has announced a plan to spend 7.3 billion euros ($8.2 billion) over the next 10 years on improving its military defense capabilities. More>>

Detention of Canadians raises stakes in China-US-Canada row

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The apparent detentions of two Canadian men in China this week have raised the stakes in a three-way international dispute with the United States. More>>

Report: 'High-tech' robot on Russian TV was man in suit

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Russian media say a contraption presented by Russian state television as a high-tech robot was in fact a man in costume. More>>

Asian shares fall on poor Chinese economic data

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US stocks are broadly higher for the third time in four days as technology companies rebound from their losses in recent months, and high-dividend real estate and utility companies also rise. More>>

The Latest: Climate delegate: 'What's the point?' of talks

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Vulnerable countries are warning against a "mediocre" outcome at the U.N. climate talks in Poland. More>>

Hints of Democratic agenda as Google CEO testifies

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Google's CEO faces grilling from U.S. House lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands in tailoring search results. More>>

5 charged with running massive movie piracy ring

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A Los Angeles federal grand jury has indicted five men who allegedly ran a piracy ring that offered hundreds of stolen movies and TV shows online, including "Fifty Shades of Grey," "Godzilla" and "The Walking Dead.". More>>

Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming

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Health insurance sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act are down with just a few days left to enroll, and it's happening even though premiums are stable, consumers have more choice and millions of uninsured people can still get financial help. More>>

Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves

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Jersey City is teaming up with Amazon to try and thwart the thefts of packages during the Christmas season. More>>

Brands born on the internet embrace physical stores Video included

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Brands born on the internet embrace physical stores and head to the suburban malls. More>>

The Latest: Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight

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Branson's Virgin Galactic rocket ship takes off on test flight to reach the edge of space. More>>

Google grilled in Congress: What's ahead for tech companies

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Lawmakers pepper Google CEO with questions that give inkling of the issues facing tech next year. More>>

2 technicians killed at Antarctica science station

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The National Science Foundation says two technicians performing fire system maintenance at an Antarctica scientific station were found unconscious and died. More>>

Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket

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Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space. More>>

China suspected in huge Marriott data breach, official says

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U.S. national security officials say China's cyber threats and the theft of intellectual property from American companies poses one of the largest economic and national security challenges. More>>

The Latest: China confirms holding 2 Canadians

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China has confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, saying they were being detained on suspicion of "endangering national security.". More>>

For retailers, the smartphone is future of store experience

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Retailers give shoppers more control of the store experience with high tech features on mobile apps, but there's still room for improvement. More>>

NASA's Mars lander takes selfie from above with robotic arm

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NASA's new Mars lander takes selfie from above, using camera on its long robotic arm. More>>

UN chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talks

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Germany's environment minister wants more European Union funds to support regions affected by the closure of coal mines. More>>

Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak

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Two Russian cosmonauts are preparing to venture outside the International Space Station to inspect a section where a mysterious leak has been discovered. More>>

Tencent Music shares rise on first trading day

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Shares in Chinese streaming music giant Tencent Music Entertainment rise 8 percent on first day of trading. More>>

The Latest: Official IDs Canadian missing in China

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An official familiar with the matter says the Canadian man missing in China and feared detained is entrepreneur Michael Spavor. More>>

Washington state builds bridge to keep wildlife off highway Video included

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Washington state is finishing construction on its largest wildlife bridge: a 35-foot-tall, 66-foot-wide span that will carry myriad migrating animals over busy Interstate 90. More>>

Russian official offers to unveil correspondence with US

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A top official at Russia's cybersecurity agency has offered to publish its communications with American counterparts during the 2016 U.S. election campaign. More>>

NASA's first look: Tiny asteroid is studded with boulders

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NASA's first look: Tiny asteroid Bennu has more boulders, moister than scientists initially thought. More>>

Wall Street ends higher with help from tech and health care

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Global stock indexes are climbing as the market changes course again, reversing some of its losses from last week. More>>

NASA's Voyager 2 becomes 2nd craft in interstellar space

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NASA's Voyager 2 becomes only 2nd human-made object to reach space between the stars. More>>

Google accelerates Plus closure after another privacy lapse

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Google to close Plus service earlier planned after privacy flaw exposed personal information of 52.5 million users. More>>

Artificial dyes fading, but food will still get color boosts

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Artificial dyes are falling out of favor, but foods get color boosts in other unexpected ways. More>>

Croak to croon: City frogs sing more alluring love songs

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A new study finds that city frogs and rainforest frogs don't sing the same tune. More>>

Chinese court bans some iPhones over Qualcomm dispute

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U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm says it's won an order in a Chinese court banning some Apple phones in China over alleged patent infringements. More>>

Climate group: 14 activists banned by conference host Poland

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An environmental group says at least 14 foreigners have been detained or deported by Poland's Border Guard since the start of the U.N. climate conference in the south of the country. More>>

Big shareholder at Yelp wants a board reshuffle

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Large shareholder at Yelp, citing missteps, wants seeks a board reshuffling. More>>

China and US discuss plans for trade talks

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China, US discuss plans for trade talks in sign negotiations going ahead despite tension over Huawei arrest. More>>

Christmas tree farmers aim to boost sales via social media Video included

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Christmas tree farmers nationwide are fighting back against the growing popularity of the artificial Christmas evergreen with a social media ad campaign. More>>

GoPro to move production out of China over tariff concerns

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Action-camera maker GoPro says it will move production of U.S.-bound cameras out of China by the summer over tariff-related concerns. More>>

Huawei CFO gets bail; China detains ex-Canadian diplomat

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China's foreign minister vows to defend its citizens as Huawei executive arrested in Canada awaits bail decision. More>>

The Latest: German minister stresses future for coal workers

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Scientists are increasingly finding the fingerprints of climate change in droughts, storms and heatwaves, according to research published Tuesday. More>>

UN science panel chief calls for more action to curb warming

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National leaders and ministers are preparing for the final stretch of U.N. climate talks, with just days left to break through thorny issue that diplomats have struggled to resolve. More>>

Attack at Christmas market in French city kills 3, wounds 12

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French media have reported a shooting in Strasbourg and the Interior Ministry has called on the public to remain indoors amid a "serious security event" in the city center. More>>

China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

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Rising space power China is preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission to soft-land an unmanned spacecraft on the far side of the moon. More>>

New NASA lander captures 1st sounds of Martian wind

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NASA's new Mars lander has captured the first sounds of the Martian wind. More>>

US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

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The Trump administration is advancing plans to ease restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activities on huge swaths of land in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species. More>>

The Latest: Google CEO says no plans 'right now' for China

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Google's CEO faces grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands. More>>

Study: Social media surpasses newspapers as news source

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Survey finds that more Americans say they often get news from social media web sites than newspapers. More>>

Tech execs at White House field ideas for US dominance

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Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are planning to meet at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump's administration and the tech industry. More>>

Global stocks buoyed by US-China trade talks

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Asian markets mixed on concerns over US-China trade row, economic outlook. More>>

China ups pressure as tech exec's hearing goes into Tuesday

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China ups pressure on US, Canada for release of top Chinese technology executive. More>>

Protesters disrupt US fossil fuel event at UN climate talks

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More than 450 asset managers, including major pension funds and insurance companies, are calling on governments to phase out coal-fired power plants and put a meaningful price on carbon to help tackle climate change. More>>

California inferno gives rise to family-reuniting 'Angels' Video included

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In the aftermath of California's catastrophic wildfire, online sleuths known as 'angels' bring their skills to Paradise to reconnect friends and family with survivors. More>>

GM fights government to retain tax credit for electric cars

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General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers. More>>

Australia anti-encryption law rushed to passage

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Australian leader says new cybersecurity laws urgently needed. More>>

EKG, other heart health features come to Apple Watch

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The latest software update to the newest Apple Watch, the Series 4, will now let people take EKGs of their heart and notify them when they have an irregular heartbeat. More>>

Musk suggests Tesla's new chairwoman won't rein him in

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Elon Musk dismisses the idea that Tesla's new chairwoman will have much control over his behavior. More>>

Asian shares mixed on concerns over trade, economic outlook

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Major global stock indexes are mostly lower Monday morning following steep losses the week before. More>>

Internet access via mobile phones starts for all Cubans

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For the first time, average Cubans are now able to sign up for internet service for their mobile phones, a development long awaited on the communist-ruled island. More>>

US backers of Paris accord set up camp at climate talks

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Hundreds of U.S. states, cities, businesses and churches are establishing a presence at the U.N. climate talks to show many Americans remain committed to curbing global warming. More>>

What caused ancient mass extinction? Hot ocean water blamed

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Scientists have figured out how the Great Dying of 250 million years ago happened, and global warming puts Earth on vaguely the same path. More>>

Customs officers searching more travelers' devices

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A new watchdog report has found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are increasingly searching the electronic devices of travelers and did not always follow proper protocol. More>>

The Latest: Catholic pilgrims bear climate change warning

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An environmental group says at least 14 foreigners have been detained or deported by Poland's Border Guard since the start of the U.N. climate conference in the Polish city of Katowice. More>>

Lyft aims to beat Uber to US stock market with IPO

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Lyft says it's confidentially submitted a draft registration statement for a proposed IPO of its shares. More>>

With Kevin Hart's downfall, hosting the Oscars got harder

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Hart's fallout raises questions about the Oscars host problem and the liability of social media. More>>

Whales have worse than average year for entanglement in gear

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Federal officials say last year was slightly worse than average for the entanglement of large whales, which is a major threat to the animals' populations. More>>

Ontario government fires 3 directors after Google deal

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The chairwoman of a government organization that signed an agreement with a Google affiliated company to create a smart-city development says she and two other appointed board members have been fired. More>>

Paris riots over fuel taxes dim hopes for climate fight

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The 'yellow vests' protests in France highlight a problem with fighting global warming with taxes on fossil fuels. More>>

Documents show Facebook used user data as competitive weapon

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The British Parliament's media committee has a release a cache of documents that shows Facebook considered charging developers for data access. More>>

GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit's rebound

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General Motors' planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city, but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit's remarkable comeback. More>>

Bull's eye on US' Permian Basin as oil prices rise

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Some of the largest energy companies in the U.S. have already invested billions of dollars on claims up and down the Texas-New Mexico state line, tapping one of the nation's richest and most prolific oil and natural gas regions. More>>

Climate reality check: Global carbon pollution up in 2018

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Global carbon pollution rose sharply this year after several years of little growth. More>>

How to plan your smart home - and weigh privacy risks

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Technology companies are pushing the "smart home" in selling appliances and gadgets that offer internet-connected conveniences you didn't know you need. More>>

Chinese executive facing US extradition appears in court

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Huawei arrest complicates US-China trade talks, illustrating an underlying clash over technology. More>>

Nobel chemistry winners regret fear of new developments

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Winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry say that excessive concerns about genetically modified foods and other substances can inhibit mankind from benefiting from developments in the field. More>>

Study that took aim at 'Joy of Cooking' is retracted

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Another study by a prominent food researcher is being retracted. More>>

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray apologizes for anti-gay tweets

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Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray apologizes for anti-gay tweets posted when he was 14 and 15. More>>

Kevin Hart quits as Oscars host over his anti-gay tweets

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Kevin Hart's response to criticism over earlier homophobic tweets has further inflamed the backlash to the newly minted Oscar host. More>>

China exports weaken ahead of US trade talks

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China's export growth decelerates in November amid tariff battle with Washington, cooling global demand. More>>

Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms

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Negotiators at the U.N. climate summit are resting after the first week of talks ended on a sour note when the U.S. sided with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in blocking endorsement of a key scientific report on global warming. More>>

Stocks drop 4 percent in rocky week on trade, growth worries

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U.S. stocks are down in morning, adding to modest losses from a day earlier. More>>

Protesters march as UN climate talks hit fossil fuel snag

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Campaign group Climate Action Network says one of its employees has been allowed to enter Poland after earlier being stopped by border guards citing unspecified security threats. More>>

Markets Right Now: US stocks dive again, extending losses

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Major indexes are sinking again as traders continue to unload stocks, extending dismal streak for the stock market. Friday's sell-off erased more than 500 points from the Dow. More>>

Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station

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Christmas turkey rockets toward the International Space Station, along with cranberry sauce and fruitcake. More>>

Thousands of emails stolen from Republican committee's aides

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AP source: Emails stolen from GOP committee during midterm campaign. More>>

The Latest: Carbon dioxide emissions see steep jump in 2018

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Environmental activists are questioning the presence of coal, oil and gasoline companies at this year's U.N. climate talks in Poland. More>>

Should you need to pass a social media check to get a gun?

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Should authorities be able to deny handgun licenses for hateful tweets? A New York lawmaker's proposal would require checks of social media posts for potential warning signs of violence. More>>

Largest police force in the US steps into the drone age

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NYPD shows off fleet of 14 new drones; detractors have privacy concerns. More>>

Jury set to deliberate murder case in 2017 fatal car ramming

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Jurors in the trial of a man accused of killing a woman and injuring dozens at a white nationalist rally are expected to hear closing arguments in the case after testimony from final defense witnesses. More>>

NASA spacecraft arrives at ancient asteroid, its 1st visitor

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After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft has arrived at an ancient asteroid called Bennu. More>>

Costa Ricans arrest resort guard in death of Florida woman

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Authorities in Costa Rica say they arrested a security guard at an Airbnb rental villa in the slaying of a Florida woman who was remembered by friends as an avid world traveler and "happy soul.". More>>

Sea reefs and sunsets: Living Coral is color of the year

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The stuff of sea reefs and sunsets: Pantone picks Living Coral as its color of the year. More>>

English couple thanks NYC police for finding lost ring

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The once anonymous English couple who lost an engagement ring down a Times Square utility grate is thanking the New York Police Department for finding it. More>>

Buzzcocks co-founder Pete Shelley dies at 63

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The punk band Buzzcocks has confirmed "with great sadness" the death of the band's co-founder, Pete Shelley, whom it called "one of the UK's most influential and prolific songwriters.". More>>

New study explains creation of deadly California 'firenado'

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A new study says a rare fire tornado that raged during the deadly Carr Fire in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered miles into the atmosphere. More>>

Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment?

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Scientific consensus and regulations in much of the world prohibit making genetic changes that could be passed to future generations. But nothing stopped the Chinese researcher from helping to make the world's first gene-edited babies. More>>

Alaska putting together pieces after massive earthquake Video included

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Life is slowly settling down in Alaska following a powerful earthquake that rattled buildings, disrupted power and caused heavy damage to the only highway that goes north of Anchorage. More>>

Coal question looms large as climate talks begin in Poland

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Negotiators from around the world are meeting in Poland for talks on curbing climate change, three years after sealing a landmark deal in Paris that set a goal of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit). More>>

UK intelligence chief outlines threats, urges more diversity

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The director of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service is set to give a rare public speech detailing the need for "fourth generation espionage" to combat hybrid threats. More>>

Ukrainian authorities: We thwarted 'massive' cyberattack

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Ukrainian authorities say they've thwarted a huge cyberattack, blaming Russia for the alleged digital assault just as tensions between the two countries have flared. More>>

CHP may have used Tesla Autopilot to stop speeding car

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The California Highway Patrol says it may have used the Autopilot system of a Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep. More>>

The Latest: Swiss solar expert backs ideas to save planet

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A Swiss adventurer who flew around the world in a solar-powered plane is using this year's U.N. climate talks to showcase high-tech ideas for saving the planet. More>>

China demands Canada release executive of tech giant Huawei

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China demands Canada release Huawei executive arrested in case that adds to technology tensions with Washington. More>>

EU steps up fight against 'fake news' ahead of elections

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EU authorities step up efforts to fight Russian-backed disinformation campaigns ahead of continent's elections next year. More>>

Netflix maintains high-priced relationship with 'Friends'

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Netflix will still be there for fans of the old TV series "Friends," but maintaining the relationship will come at a steep price. More>>

The Latest: Trump greets tech execs at White House

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Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are planning to meet at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump's administration and the tech industry. More>>

Charlotte Prodger wins Turner art prize for smartphone video

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British artist Charlotte Prodger has won the prestigious Turner Prize for art with a video shot on an iPhone. More>>

Reused rocket takes off carrying 64 satellites

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A SpaceX rocket carrying 64 small satellites has lifted off from California with a first stage that has been used twice before. More>>

Thousands march in Germany to demand quick exit from coal

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Thousands of people are marching in Berlin to demand that Germany make a quick exit from coal-fired energy, a day before a U.N. climate summit opens in neighboring Poland. More>>

The Latest: SpaceX lands rocket's first stage on ship

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For the third time, SpaceX has successfully launched and landed the same first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket. More>>

Brazil warns against sidelining poorer countries on climate

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The United Nations says curbing climate change will have significant benefits for people's health worldwide. More>>

Russian space agency spokesman slams 'information attack'

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The Russian space agency Roscosmos is bemoaning the endless stream of bad publicity that it says is designed to curb its funding. More>>

World Health Organization wants panel to study gene editing

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The chief of the World Health Organization says his agency is assembling experts to consider the health impacts of gene editing. More>>

Climate talks shift to nitty-gritty details of Paris accord

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Negotiators gathered for the U.N. climate talks in Poland are getting down to the nitty-gritty part of the two-week meeting. More>>

The Latest: Trump says Macron's decision justifies his own

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Five international banks are pledging to use the billions at their disposal to steer clients away from businesses that emit large amounts of greenhouse gases. More>>

3 astronauts safely aboard International Space Station

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Three astronauts have blasted off to the International Space Station, a successful launch that follows October's aborted mission. More>>

Whale songs and war: The less talked-about climate impacts

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Climate change is more than rising temps. It also has a hand in altering whale songs, flowering plants and civil war. More>>

Leaders stress need to win support for climate measures

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Leaders from around the world are arriving for the ceremonial opening of the climate conference in southern Poland that will discuss ways of curbing climate change. More>>

The Latest: 3 astronauts enter International Space Station

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A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts has successfully docked with the International Space Station following a launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan six hours earlier. More>>

Trump praises witness who refuses to testify against him

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President Donald Trump sends a clear signal to anyone looking to cooperate against him in the Russia probe. More>>

Trump EPA acts to roll back control on climate-changing coal

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The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to roll back another coal regulation, this one for new coal plants. More>>

Trump and Xi agreement buys time in trade war

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Trump and Xi buy time in trade war. A permanent peace will likely prove much harder. More>>

White House intensifies confusion and fear on US-China deal

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Trump administration lauds China trade deal, yet provides few details, spurring skepticism. More>>

White House intensifies confusion and fear on US-China deal

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Rising doubts over US-China trade deal contribute to sharp market drop. More>>

House GOP campaign arm targeted by 'unknown entity' in 2018

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The National Republican Congressional Committee says it was hit with a "cyber intrusion" during the 2018 midterm campaign, and the breach has been reported to the FBI. More>>

China gets US tariff delay but movement on tech unclear

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US-China trade cease fire does little to narrow differences. More>>

Israeli firm rejects alleged connection to Khashoggi killing

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Saudi dissident sues Israeli surveillance company, says its spyware helped lead to killing of Saudi writer Khashoggi. More>>

China promises action on US trade deal but gives no details

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China promises action on trade deal with Washington but gives no details amid confusion about what Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump committed to in Argentina. More>>

Cuba to begin full internet access for mobile phones

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Cuba says its citizens will be offered full internet access on mobile phones beginning Thursday, becoming one of the last nations to do so. More>>

China promises prompt action on US trade pact

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China promises prompt action on US trade pact. More>>

China promises action on US trade deal but gives no details

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China promises action on trade deal with Washington but gives no details to dispel confusion about what Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump committed to in Argentina. More>>

The Latest: Dutch PM: All must be involved in climate fight

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No global climate summit would be complete without a few celebrities. More>>

Czech spy agency blames Russia for cyberattacks on diplomats

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A Czech spy agency says it is "obvious" that Russia was behind cyberattacks against the foreign ministry, calling them the most serious case of cyber espionage. More>>

Dispute over UN migration pact fractures Belgian government

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Belgium's center-right coalition government is fighting for its survival after the largest partner party said it would not back a global U.N.-backed migration pact. More>>

Poland's Walesa must apologize to rival in slander case

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A Polish court has ruled that Lech Walesa, the anti-communist dissident and former president, must apologize to the head of Poland's ruling party in a slander case. More>>

China again tops UN agency's ranking of top patent filers

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A U.N. agency says China has issued the most international patent applications for an eighth straight year, showing the country's heft in intellectual property amid U.S. President Donald Trump's accusation that the growing Asia power steals it. More>>

Asian shares rise on Wall Street gains amid trade friction

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U.S. stocks tumbled in early trading Thursday following a sell-off in overseas markets, knocking more than 450 points off the Dow Jones Industrials Average. More>>

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