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Self-driving boats: The next tech transportation race

Mail.com BOSTON (AP) — Self-driving cars may not hit the road in earnest for many years – but autonomous boats could be just around the pier. Spurred in part by the car industry’s race to build driverless vehicles, marine innovators … Continue reading

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Man accused of killing his mom in hospital to be arraigned

Mail.com NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — A Rhode Island man accused of fatally shooting his mother in the intensive care unit of New Hampshire’s largest hospital was set to be arraigned Wednesday on murder charges. Travis Frink signed into the … Continue reading

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Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

Mail.com NEW YORK (AP) — A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. Vaccine experts think … Continue reading

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Sanders bill expands Medicare for all, lacks details on cost

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans would get health coverage simply by showing a new government-issued card and would no longer owe out-of-pocket expenses like deductibles, according to legislation Sen. Bernie Sanders released Wednesday charting a stem-to-stern reshaping of the country’s … Continue reading

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Syrian troops have liberated 85% of the country – Russian MoD

RT Syria’s military have liberated around 85 percent of the country’s territory from the control of insurgent terrorists, according to the latest statement by the Russian Ministry of Defense. Lieutenant General Aleksandr Lapin, Russian chief of staff in Syria, told … Continue reading

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Senate GOP looking for budget deal to open way to tax redo

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing toward the Republicans’ prime goal of tax legislation, the GOP Senate leader and members of the Budget Committee are scrambling to come up with a budget deal to clear the way for the first tax … Continue reading

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Suspect pleads guilty in 1975 killing of Maryland sisters

Mail.com BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — A 60-year-old man who pleaded guilty in the killing of two young sisters from Maryland was sentenced Tuesday to 48 years in prison, more than four decades after the girls vanished during a trip to … Continue reading

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Engineer in deadly Amtrak crash wants criminal case tossed

Mail.com PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The engineer in a deadly Amtrak derailment is due in court for a preliminary hearing to determine if he’ll face trial on criminal charges that were filed only after a victim’s family intervened and a judge … Continue reading

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‘We take money from Jews to give to the poor’: Family robbed & beaten in Paris

RT A Jewish family was robbed and beaten in their home by several men in Paris, authorities say. The attackers reportedly told their victims that Jews “have money” and that they planned to give it to “the poor.” The incident … Continue reading

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Jury to mull defendant’s mental health in Slender Man attack

Mail.com MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury this week will begin weighing the mental competence of a girl accused in the stabbing of a classmate to please a fictional horror character known as Slender Man. Jury selection begins Monday in … Continue reading

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Suspect in 4 slayings in Massachusetts to appear in court

Mail.com BOSTON (AP) — A 22-year-old recent Oberlin College graduate and jazz drummer from Maine will face murder charges Monday in the slayings of four adults found at a Massachusetts home. Orion Krause, of Rockport, Maine is scheduled for arraignment … Continue reading

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Police: At least 8 dead after shooting in North Texas

Mail.com PLANO, Texas (AP) — At least eight people are dead, including the suspect, after a shooting at a home in Plano, Texas, authorities in North Texas said Sunday night. The shooting occurred around 8 p.m. in the city less … Continue reading

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France plans oil and gas production ban by 2040

RT Starting next year, France intends to stop giving permits for oil and gas exploration on the mainland and its overseas territories, according to a draft bill unveiled by the cabinet. The move aims at ending all oil and gas … Continue reading

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New Myanmar fires in empty Rohingya village raise questions

Mail.com BANGKOK (AP) — Journalists saw new fires burning Thursday in a Myanmar village that had been abandoned by Rohingya Muslims, and pages ripped from Islamic texts that were left on the ground. That intensifies doubts about government claims that … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irma toll hits 10, increasing threat for Florida

Mail.com SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Fearsome Hurricane Irma left at least 10 dead and thousands homeless amid a swathe of smashed buildings and uprooted trees, cutting a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean on Thursday on a … Continue reading

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Syrian army: Israeli air raid on military position kills 2

Mail.com BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck a military position near the Mediterranean coast in western Syria early Thursday, killing two soldiers and causing material damage, the Syrian army said. The airstrike targeted a facility near the town of Masyaf … Continue reading

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‘Huge’ prison riot reported in Kansas, multiple law enforcement agencies responding

RT A riot has reportedly occurred at a state prison in western Kansas. Local law enforcement agencies are on the scene, saying that the situation in the facility is under control. “Huge riot broken out at Norton Correctional Facility. Buildings … Continue reading

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Top senator sees both parties blamed if no health compromise

Mail.com WASHINGTON (AP) — Both parties must give ground to craft a compromise bill shoring up the nation’s individual health insurance markets or they’ll be blamed for hurting millions of consumers, the chairman of the Senate health committee said Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Before start of trial, Menendez says, ‘I will be vindicated’

Mail.com NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez said, “Not once have I dishonored my public office,” before he entered a courthouse for the start of his federal corruption trial Wednesday that could threaten his political career and potentially … Continue reading

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Young immigrants vow to fight Trump’s halt of program

Mail.com PHOENIX (AP) — Immigrants are vowing to fight to stay in the U.S. and advocates are launching campaigns including fundraisers and registration drives after the Trump administration announced it would dismantle a program that protected hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading

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