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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2016, file photo, Kate Evans, a lead scientist at Washington State University's Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center in Wenatchee, Wash., tastes a slice of a Cosmic Crisp apple, a new trademarked and focus group-tested apple variety developed by the WSU lab over the last 20 years. The Cosmic Crisp, the first-ever bred in Washington state, will be available beginning Dec. 1 and is expected to be a game changer in the apple industry. Already, growers have planted 12 million Cosmic Crisp apple trees, a sign of confidence in the new variety. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Move over, Honeycrisp: New apple to debut at grocery storesA new variety of apple called the Cosmic Crisp is coming to grocery stores Dec. 1.
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Andy Sansom walks on his property as he talks about a proposed new natural gas pipeline that would pass through his ranch in the Texas Hill Country near Stonewall, Texas Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. A proposed pipeline is a 430-mile, $2 billion natural gas expressway that pipeline giant Kinder Morgan has mapped from the booming West Texas oil patch to Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Unlikely alliance fighting pipeline in Texas Hill CountryOpposition to one of the nation's longest proposed new natural gas pipelines in the U.S. has grounded an unlikely alliance determined to stop the current project.
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He Lost His Wallet. Then He Noticed His Bank AccountWhen Tim Cameron lost his wallet on the way home from work on Monday, the London resident assumed it was gone for good, particularly as it contained little identifying information. Then he looked at his bank account. Enter an ingenious Good Samaritan by the name of Simon. As Mashable reports,...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 file photo, a bystander watches the Saddleridge fire in Sylmar, Calif. California's largest utility Pacific Gas & Electric Corp pledged to improve communications but reminded state regulators that its "difficult decision" to pre-emptively shut off power to more than 2 million people last week may have prevented deadly wildfires. (AP Photo/David Swanson, File)
California regulator slams PG&E over electricity shut-offCalifornia's top regulator excoriated top executives of the state's largest utility even as Pacific Gas & Electric officials said they know they failed to meet public expectations when the company cut the power to more than 2 million people last week
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The sun rises over the Pacific from the research vessel Petrel nearly 200 miles off Midway Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. The crew of the Petrel found the sunken remains of the Japanese aircraft carrier Kaga, which sank in the historic Battle of Midway, and are searching the vast area for other sunken warships in the coming days. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
Deep-sea explorers find Japanese ship that sank during WWIIA crew of researchers scanning the seafloor of the Pacific has found the final resting place of a warship lost during the historic World War II Battle of Midway
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FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo a worker walks past a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for Oman Air at Boeing's assembly facility in Renton, Wash. Passengers who refuse to fly on a Boeing Max won’t be entitled to compensation if they cancel. However, travel experts think airlines will be very flexible in rebooking passengers of giving them refunds if they’re afraid to fly on a plane that has crashed twice. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Messages from former Boeing test pilot reveal Max concernsFAA raps Boeing for delay in disclosing employees' instant messages about the now-grounded Max jet
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Wing's drones have specially designed propellers to minimize noise in Christiansburg Va., Friday, Oct. 18 2019. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
Google affiliate begins drone deliveries in Virginia townA Google affiliate has started delivering packages with drones in a test being run in a Virginia town
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Huawei Chief Technology Officer Paul Scanlan, during an interview with the Associated Press in Washington, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Scanlan says the company wants to be open and transparent in persuading the U.S. government that national security concerns about its technology are unfounded.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Huawei exec: Chinese tech giant wants to be 'transparent'A top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei says the company wants to be open and transparent
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Director of governance and strategic initiatives Andy Pergam talks during a University of Utah speech Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Pergam, a Facebook executive says a new quasi-independent oversight board will soon be weighing decisions on some of the most difficult questions on what material belongs on the platform in a "very public way." (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
New Facebook oversight board results to be public, exec saysA Facebook executive says a new quasi-independent oversight board will soon be weighing decisions on some of the platform's most difficult content questions in a "very public way."
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette is interviewed on stage at the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. President Donald Trump says he is nominating Brouillette to replace Rick Perry in the top job at the Energy Department. Trump tweets that Brouillette’s experience in that area is “unparalleled” and calls him a “total professional.” (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
Trump taps Perry deputy to replace him at Energy DepartmentPresident Donald Trump says he is nominating Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to replace Rick Perry in the top job at the Energy Department.
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FILE - In this June 30, 2011 file photo, Oracle president Mark Hurd at an Oracle event in Redwood City, Calif.   Oracle as confirmed Hurd has died, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. He was 62. Hurd had led two high-profile Silicon Valley companies, computer maker Hewlett-Packard as well as software company Oracle. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd is dead at 62Oracle CEO Mark Hurd dies at 62
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event where he congratulated astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch as they conduct the first all-female spacewalk, from the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
First all-female spacewalking team makes historyThe world's first female spacewalking team has made history high above Earth
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New Zealand sale announcement highlights TV's strugglesNew Zealand broadcaster MediaWorks announces plans to sell its struggling television business, leaving hundreds of workers wondering if they'll still have jobs if a buyer can't be found
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Zuckerberg Limits Press, Then Gives Address on Free SpeechMark Zuckerberg's address Thursday extolling the virtues and importance of free speech prompted a number of examples of it, many of them highly critical. Zuckerberg was defending Facebook's decision to not censor lies and misinformation in political ads and content when he stepped to the microphone at Georgetown University, CBS...
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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2013 file photo Seismologist, Dr. Lucy Jones, describes how an early warning system would provide advance warning of an earthquake, at a news conference at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif. The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services says earthquake early warning alerts will publicly available statewide starting Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. The warnings produced by the ShakeAlert system will be pushed through a smartphone app called MyShake and the same wireless notification system that issues Amber Alerts. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File)
Study: California's big July quakes strain major faultScientists say the earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert near the town of Ridgecrest last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby fault that has begun to slowly move
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