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California regulators investigating worker safety at Tesla

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Workplace safety regulators say they are investigating two incidents at automaker Tesla's factory in Northern California

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Environmentalists ask court to restore oil-gas emission rule

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Environmentalists are asking an appeals court to reinstate a rule restricting harmful methane emissions on U.S. lands, at least temporarily

02

DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

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The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T and Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers

Legendary scientist at lab that developed atomic bomb dies

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Scientist Nerses "Krik" Krikorian, who became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed, has died

Friday, Apr 20

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Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

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Cities and even countries now such as Great Britain are looking at banning straws because plastic pollution is a huge global problem

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UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief's phone, email

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A British teenager has been jailed for two years for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of "cyber-terrorism."

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WATCH: Netflix may be expanding to the big screen

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Reports say Netflix is considering buying and owning movie theaters.

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Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks

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Audit of Facebook's privacy practices found no problems, though company knew a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users

09

Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

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A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain

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As doors close in the US, China's Huawei shifts to Europe

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As doors close in the US, Chinese telecoms and smartphone giant Huawei shifts focus to Europe

Thursday, Apr 19

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The Latest: British cybersecurity expert's US case delayed

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Attorneys for a British cybersecurity expert credited with stopping a computer virus got more time to prepare for arguments on whether to suppress statements he made to the FBI after his arrest on criminal indictment

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Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

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The Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run NASA

Social media helps fuel teacher activism across the country

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Social media is helping fuel activism by teachers seeking better wages and improved funding for education across the country

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Officials eye ways to protect squirrels near Idaho dam

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Officials are eyeing ways to protect a threatened squirrel species amid plans to expand a dam in western Idaho

Los Angeles port commission approves SpaceX rocket facility

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Los Angeles harbor commissioners have approved a permit for Space Exploration Technologies to build a facility to manufacture a Mars rocket that will be so big it will require an oceangoing barge for transport to launch sites

Cybersecurity expert's case delayed as new details emerge

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Attorneys for a British cybersecurity expert credited with stopping a computer virus got more time to prepare for arguments on whether to suppress statements he made to the FBI after his arrest on a criminal indictment

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WATCH: Furniture-building robot assembles IKEA chair in less than 9 minutes

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Scientists in Singapore designed the robot to do the delicate work quickly.

Musk's LA transport tunnel proposal takes step forward

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A Los Angeles City Council committee has approved an environmental review exemption for a tunnel Elon Musk wants to dig to test a novel underground transportation system

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Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political ads

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A measure approved by Maryland lawmakers would create more transparency for online political ads on social media platforms like Facebook to help stop foreign influence in the state's elections

Hubble's 28 years marked by shot of wild stellar nursery

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NASA marks Hubble Space Telescope's 28th launch anniversary with peek into a wild stellar nursery

WATCH: Amazon reveals it now has more than 100 million Prime members

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Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos revealed for the first time a specific number of Prime memberships.

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WATCH: Man accused of millions of robocalls grilled on Capitol Hill

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Adrian Abramovich is accused of making nearly 100 million fake calls in three months and faces a proposed $120 million fine by the Federal Communications Commission.

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Belarus to require internet comments to be authorized

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The parliament in Belarus has passed a measure prohibiting internet users from commenting on forums without authorization and requiring online publications to register with the government as mass media

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China: Qualcomm plan 'has difficulty' resolving concerns

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The Chinese government says Qualcomm Inc.'s plan for its $44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors 'has difficulty' resolving concerns of anti-monopoly regulators

03

Amazon's reveals its Prime service has 100 million members

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Amazon has persuaded more than 100 million shoppers to subscribe to its Prime service as its empire and ambitions expand

02

The Latest: SpaceX rocket booster lands on floating platform

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NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft rockets away; SpaceX booster lands on floating platform

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NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets

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NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find planets around neighboring stars that might support life

Wednesday, Apr 18

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Brain science institute at Brown receives $100M gift

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Brown University's brain science institute has been given $100 million to advance the understanding of the brain and what causes Lou Gehrig's disease, Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases

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EU renews call for Zuckerberg to testify over data scandal

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The European Parliament is repeating a call for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the internet giant's data privacy scandal, after Zuckerberg offered to send someone else in his place

Russia takes heavy hand to internet to block messaging app

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The chief of the Russian communications watchdog has admitted to blocking access to millions of IP addresses in a so far futile attempt to block a popular messaging app