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US Army study: Iraq's Mosul dam at 'higher risk' of failure

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s Mosul Dam has long been branded the world’s most dangerous dam, at risk of collapsing and sending water crashing over millions of people. That prospect is even greater than was previously believed after the Islamic State group captured the dam briefly in 2014, according to a…

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An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters

An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters

WASHINGTON (AP) — When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.

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TV producers may start making you wait for new shows online

TV producers may start making you wait for new shows online

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Age of Online Television may be in peril.

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An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters

An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters

WASHINGTON (AP) — When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.

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TV producers may start making you wait for new shows online

TV producers may start making you wait for new shows online

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Age of Online Television may be in peril.

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Roach-like robots may help in disasters

Roach-like robots may help in disasters

WASHINGTON — When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.

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Trial opens for Utah businessman at center of scandal

Trial opens for Utah businessman at center of scandal

Jeremy Johnson arrives at federal court, in Salt Lake City, in June. Johnson who was a key figure in an influence-peddling scandal that ensured two former attorneys general is expected to be his own attorney in a trial that starts Monday. Johnson is facing allegations that he set up a series…

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Trial opens for Utah businessman at center of scandal

Trial opens for Utah businessman at center of scandal

FILE - In this June 13, 2013, file photo, Jeremy Johnson walks to the federal courthouse before a hearing, in Salt Lake City. Johnson who was a key figure in an influence-peddling scandal that ensured two former attorneys general is expected to be his own attorney in a trial that starts Mond…

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Trial opens for Utah businessman at center of scandal

Trial opens for Utah businessman at center of scandal

FILE - In this March 12, 2013, file photo, Jeremy Johnson walks from the Federal Courthouse following a hearing, in Salt Lake City. Johnson who was a key figure in an influence-peddling scandal that ensured two former attorneys general is expected to be his own attorney in a trial that start…

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Trial opens for Utah businessman at center of scandal

Trial opens for Utah businessman at center of scandal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah businessman who made headlines as a helicopter-flying philanthropist before he became a key figure in an influence-peddling scandal that ensnared two former attorneys general went on trial for fraud on Monday, acting as his own attorney.

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Over $570M to be used for faster Internet in rural Wisconsin

Over $570M to be used for faster Internet in rural Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) — More than $570 million in government subsidies will be used to bring faster Internet service to rural Wisconsin.

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TV producers may start making you wait for new shows online

TV producers may start making you wait for new shows online

Studios fear that streaming services like Netflix may bring widespread cord-cutting.

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TV producers may start making you wait for new shows online

TV producers may start making you wait for new shows online

This June 27, 2015, file photo shows the Hulu logo on a window at the Milk Studios space in New York, where a replica of the “Seinfeld” set was on display. Some television companies are balking as more people watch shows online.

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TV producers looking at delaying access to online programs

TV producers looking at delaying access to online programs

NEW YORK — The Golden Age of Online Television may be in peril.

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Apollo Education to go private in $1.1B deal

NEW YORK — Apollo Education is being taken private in a $1.1 billion deal by a consortium led by private investment firm The Vistria Group.

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Jeep Cherokee shifters can confuse drivers, feds say

Jeep Cherokee shifters can confuse drivers, feds say

DETROIT — Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have gotten out of the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and injuries, safety investigators have determined.

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Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters

Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday.

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Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters

Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday.

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License plate readers a double-edged sword for NY village

License plate readers a double-edged sword for NY village

FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — When this Long Island village switched on its "ring of steel" last fall, it knew it was getting a potent policing tool. The system of 27 cameras would scan the license plate of every single vehicle that rolled into town. If a wanted criminal drove through, the system wo…

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Nevada awards $626K to train workers for high-tech jobs

Nevada awards $626K to train workers for high-tech jobs

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada is offering more than a half a million dollars in grants to prepare the state's workers for high-paying science and technology jobs.

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