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Rebuilt Hawaii town offers look at life after lava

    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there’s another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago. Today, a few dozen recently built homes sit on Kalapana’s rolling black fields [...]

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Orbital Sciences’ stock plummets after explosion

  NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Orbital Sciences tumbled in Wednesday, October 29, morning trading after the aerospace company’s unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff on Tuesday evening. No injuries were reported. The Orbital Sciences’ Antares commercial supply rocket blew up over the beachside launch complex at Wallops [...]

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After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom _ and glut

  TOKYO (AP) — Like other Japanese who were banking on this country’s sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry. Oba, a consultant, had hoped to supplement his future retirement income in a guilt-free way and invested $200,000 in a 50 kilowatt solar-panel facility, set up earlier this year in a former rice [...]

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Report: Dangerous lab fires show lack of training

    DENVER (AP) — Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires, according to a recommendation Thursday from a federal board charged with investigating such accidents. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board reviewed three fires stemming from science demonstrations during the last two months. The [...]

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Nurse: I’ll go to court if Maine quarantines me

  FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who was confined against her will at a New Jersey hospital after returning from West Africa where she treated Ebola patients said Wednesday that she’s prepared to go to court if the state of Maine tries to quarantine her. Kaci Hickox spoke to NBC’s “Today” show and [...]

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FTC says AT&T misled customers over unlimited data

  WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers who were promised unlimited data but had their Internet speeds cut by the company — slowing their ability to open web pages or watch streaming video. The Federal Trade Commission filed its complaint against AT&T Mobility [...]

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Cloning whistleblower: Little changed in S. Korea

    CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The whistleblower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero. In an interview with The Associated Press after almost a decade of silence, Ryu Young-joon, one of [...]

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Meetings set on Norfolk light rail extension

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Hampton Roads Transit is holding public meetings in Norfolk on extending light rail to Norfolk Naval Station. The first meeting will be held Monday at Ted Constant Convocation Center at Old Dominion University. Another meeting is scheduled Thursday at the Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch library. Other meetings will be held Oct. 27 at [...]

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Obama announces plan to tighten card security

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying more must be done to stop data breaches affecting consumers, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a government plan to tighten security for the debit cards that transmit federal benefits like Social Security to millions of Americans. Cards issued by the federal government will now have an internal chip replacing magnetic strips [...]

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Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions

  JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment. Israel’s Antiquities Authority said the stone bears the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian and the year [...]

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Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?

  CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week’s launch of Apple Pay — the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet. The service, which goes live Monday and has hundreds [...]

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