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Carrie Underwood announces pregnancy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher chose the Labor Day holiday to announce they are expecting their first child. Underwood and Fisher posted the announcement on their social media accounts on Monday. Underwood’s publicist confirmed the couple will be expecting their first child in the spring. The 31-year-old [...]

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Iran president urges clerics to tolerate Internet

  TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president urged the country’s clerics Monday, Sept. 1, to be more tolerant of the Internet and new technologies, which are often the target of criticism by influential hard-liners in the Islamic Republic. Hassan Rouhani made the appeal during a meeting with clerics in Tehran, where he said that the [...]

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Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies

  VERONA, Wis. (AP) — There’s a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While plant breeders at many public universities focus on improving field corn, soybeans and other crops used in food manufacturing or [...]

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In Ferguson fallout, calls grow for police to wear ‘body cameras’ — but with caveats

  NEW YORK (AP) — What if Michael Brown’s last moments had been recorded? The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of law enforcement’s interactions with the public. Proponents say the devices add a new [...]

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AP-US-Tesla-Giant-Factory

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors’ plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. It’s not just the project’s massive scale, the cutting-edge technology, or even the bonanza of 6,500 good-paying jobs. It’s how Tesla is deciding where [...]

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Government wants to make cars talk to each other

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions. A research report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the technology could eventually [...]

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Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change [...]

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No. 23 Tar Heels host Flames in season opener

  CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The week started at North Carolina with the focus on who would start at quarterback for the No. 23 Tar Heels in Saturday night’s opener against Liberty. By midweek, however, the attention had shifted to the suspension of four defensive players — a moment that overshadowed the preseason optimism [...]

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Ebola arrives in Senegal as outbreak accelerates

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing the disease to that country for the first time in an outbreak that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday. The infected person, a university student from Guinea, sought treatment [...]

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Reds, blues dominate Emmy Awards red carpet

  NEW YORK (AP) — Lena Dunham showed up for the Emmys in an awkward pink confection and Kerry Washington went for a bright orange dress with dark sparkle peeking out from underneath, but it was the reds and blues that dominated the carpet Monday. And neutrals, too. On Team Red were best actress in a comedy winner Julia [...]

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FSU-Oklahoma State headlines ACC opening weekend

  A look at things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference during Week 1 of the season: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 1 Florida State vs. Oklahoma State. The reigning national champion Seminoles and Heisman winner Jameis Winston face the Cowboys in the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys on Saturday night. The Seminoles [...]

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