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Millions in UK face water restrictions amid hot, dry weather

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Millions in northern England are facing a ban on using garden hoses or sprinklers amid one of the longest spells of hot and dry weather in years

EPA proposal to limit science studies draws opposition

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Democratic lawmakers are joining scientists in denouncing an industry-backed proposal to dramatically limit what kind of science the Environmental Protection Agency can consider

Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'

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Scientists have found more moons circling Jupiter, bringing the total to 79 at the giant gas planet.

Amazon upbeat on Prime Day, despite early glitches

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Amazon is hoping customers don't see any more dogs, after early problems on Prime Day meant people trying to shop got only images of the cute canines delivering an apologetic message

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Amazon workers strike in Europe to coincide with Prime Day

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Amazon workers in Spain are holding their second of a three-day strike over salary and working conditions coinciding with the online retailing giant's major shopping holiday

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WATCH: Netflix falls short of expected subscriber growth

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The streaming company's shares fell sharply in after-hours trading after expected subscriber growth came up short.

EU security chief: 'far too much' online extremist content

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The European Union's security chief has urged the bloc's 28 members to work together to combat illegal extremist content on the internet, saying there is "far too much" of it online

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San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless

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San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services in a city struggling with income inequality

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Netflix drops dud on Wall St. as subscriber growth flops

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Netflix's second-quarter subscriber growth disappoints investors, causing stock to fall 14 percent.

Amazon's Prime Day runs into early snags

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Amazon runs into early snags on its much-hyped Prime Day

Monday, Jul 16

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Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for his business

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Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for business, could land him in court facing defamation lawsuit

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Source: Uber facing probe into alleged gender discrimination

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Source says government regulators are investigating whether Uber's pay structure discriminated against the ride-hailing service's women workers

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FCC head has 'serious concerns' with Sinclair-Tribune deal

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The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is raising "serious concerns" about Sinclair's $3.9 billion deal for Tribune's television stations.

AP Exclusive: Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement

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Billionaires like Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and heirs to the Walmart retail fortune are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain the charter schools movement across…

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EU says Airbnb must change booking system after complaints

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The European Union is giving Airbnb until the end of August to answer some EU complaints that the U.S. company's pricing presentation does not meet EU consumer standards

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Financial forum: Virtual currencies need close monitoring

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An international forum on financial regulation say virtual currencies such as Bitcoin do not now pose a threat to global stability but cautions that "vigilant monitoring" is needed in light of a rapidly changing market

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WATCH: Amazon Prime Day kicks off

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The massive annual online shopping event runs for 36 hours.

Sunday, Jul 15

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Sea turtle found dead with beach chair string around neck

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An endangered sea turtle has been found dead on an Alabama beach with a beach chair string tangled around its neck

Saturday, Jul 14

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Long-hidden hackers unmasked by US special counsel

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One of the Russian military intelligence officers indicted Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller was Lt. Aleksey Lukashev, an email phishing specialist who went by the alias Den Katenberg

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12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 US election

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Indictment ties US election interference to Russian government for first time, charging 12 Russian military intelligence officers with hacking Democrats

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Rights group questions DEA exploit of encrypted cellphones

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Human-rights group questions DEA use of rigged smartphones designed to defeat encryption

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Microsoft raises alarms about face recognition

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Microsoft is calling on Congress to regulate the use of facial recognition technology to protect people's privacy and freedom of expression

Friday, Jul 13

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Pennsylvania reveals cyber intrusion in birth, death records

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Pennsylvania officials have revealed they had to shut down the state's online system for birth and death records for about a week after someone with apparent inside knowledge made unauthorized changes

Coast Guard Academy to offer new major in cyber systems

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The U.S. Coast Guard Academy beginning this fall is offering a new major in cyber systems

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Russia blasts Greece over cybercrime suspect's extradition

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A Greek court has agreed to extradite a Russian cybercrime suspect to France, a decision the Russian government protested and which could further sour relations between the two countries after Greece expelled two Russian diplomats

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8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation

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8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation; loss is called 'a complete disaster'

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Iceberg 4 miles wide breaks off from Greenland glacier

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Scientists have watched an iceberg four miles wide break off from a glacier in eastern Greenland

South Africa unveils new telescope aimed at galaxies

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South Africa unveils powerful new telescope with aim to give clearest views yet of galaxies

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WATCH: Apple MacBook Pro 2018 upgraded

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Apple's new line of MacBook computers billed as 70 percent faster than previous models.

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AP sources: Army chooses Austin for new Futures Command HQ

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U.S. officials say Army leaders will announce on Friday that they've chosen Austin as the location for a new command headquarters that will focus on how to modernize the service and prepare for future wars