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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, one of the test vehicles from Argo AI, Ford's autonomous vehicle unit, navigates through the strip district near the company offices in Pittsburgh. The U.S. government’s road safety agency has set up an online map that will let people track where autonomous vehicles are being tested. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched the tool Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, showing data about testing on public roads in 17 cities. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
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September 02, 2020 - 2:29 pm
DETROIT (AP) — If you've ever seen one of those self-driving vehicles with strange equipment on the roof and wondered where it's going, then there's a website for you. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday launched its autonomous vehicle online tracking tool, a map...
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Ola Kaellenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, presents the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class at the world premiere in the "Factory 56" in Sindelfingen, Germany, Wednesday, Spt.2, 2020. (Silas Stein/dpa via AP)
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September 02, 2020 - 12:04 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler AG on Wednesday unveiled the new version of its Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury sedan, the company's most important model and one it hopes will generate fat profits to help the Stuttgart-based automaker through the COVID-19 recession and wrenching structural changes...
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September 02, 2020 - 4:08 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish toy company Lego saw its half-year sales rise solidly despite headwinds posed by the coronavirus pandemic, as it benefited from long-term investments in e-commerce and product innovations. It said Wednesday that overall sales rose 7% to 15.7 billion kroner ($2.5...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho speaks to the news media at the Frederick Douglass Elementary School in Miami, Fla. Officials say a cyberattack and a software glitch plagued Florida’s largest school district during the first two days of its virtual start to the school year. Carvalho said during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, that the district suffered a distributed denial of service attack Monday morning as a software glitch blocked access to the district’s servers.. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
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September 01, 2020 - 9:58 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A cyberattack and a software glitch plagued Florida's largest school district during the first two days of its virtual start to the school year, officials said Tuesday. Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said during a news conference that the district...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2015, file photo, a pedestrian crossing from Mexico into the United States at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry has his facial features and eyes scanned at a biometric kiosk in San Diego. The Trump administration says it's planning to expand the collection of biometric information as part of immigration enforcement. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
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September 01, 2020 - 8:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday to expand the collection of personal “biometric” information by the agency in charge of immigration enforcement, raising concerns about civil liberties and data protection. In a statement, the Department of Homeland Security said it...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2020, file photo, laboratory technicians work at the mAbxience biopharmaceutical company on an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and the laboratory AstraZeneca in Garin, Argentina. AstraZeneca announced Monday, Aug. 31, its vaccine candidate has entered the final testing stage in the U.S. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
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September 01, 2020 - 1:37 pm
A handful of the dozens of experimental COVID-19 vaccines in human testing have reached the last and biggest hurdle — looking for the needed proof that they really work as a U.S. advisory panel suggested Tuesday a way to ration the first limited doses once a vaccine wins approval. AstraZeneca...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks as President Donald Trump listens during press briefing with the coronavirus task force, at the White House in Washington. The government’s $3 trillion effort to rescue the economy from the coronavirus crisis is stirring worry at the Pentagon. Bulging federal deficits may force a reversal of years of big defense spending gains and threaten prized projects like the rebuilding of the nation’s arsenal of nuclear weapons. Esper says the sudden burst of emergency spending to prop up a stalled economy is bringing the Pentagon closer to a point where it will have to shed older weapons faster and tighten its belt. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
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September 01, 2020 - 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — China likely plans to double its stockpile of nuclear warheads in this decade, including those designed to be carried atop ballistic missiles that can reach the United States, the Pentagon said in a report released Tuesday. Even with such increases, China's nuclear force would be...
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A social distancing sign is seen on the floor as a midshipman walks to class at Luce Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. Under the siege of the coronavirus pandemic, classes have begun at the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. But unlike at many colleges around the country, most students are on campus and many will attend classes in person. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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September 01, 2020 - 12:12 am
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — As eight Navy midshipmen file into their economics class, instructor Kurtis Swope points to the antibacterial wipes on the desk. “Did you grab wipes?” he asks, then tells each one to take two, wipe down the desk when they arrive and again when they leave. “That should be your...
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FILE - The Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo., Friday, July 27, 2018. The Trump administration has weakened an Obama-era rule aimed at stopping coal plant pollution that has contaminated streams, lakes and underground aquifers. The changes finalized Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, will allow utilities to use cheaper wastewater cleanup technologies and take longer to comply with pollution reduction guidelines adopted in 2015. Its the latest in a string of regulatory rollbacks for the coal power industry under Trump. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
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August 31, 2020 - 7:04 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday finalized its weakening of an Obama-era rule aimed at reducing polluted wastewater from coal-burning power plants that has contaminated streams, lakes and underground aquifers The change will allow utilities to use cheaper technologies and...
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August 31, 2020 - 11:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Chinese government is complicating the U.S.-government-ordered sale of U.S. TikTok assets. China on Friday introduced export restrictions on artificial intelligence technology, seemingly including the type that TikTok uses to choose which videos to spool up to its users. That...
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