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A SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., early Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The Falcon rocket has a payload military and scientific research satellites. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
June 25, 2019 - 2:52 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes. It was the third flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket, but...
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June 24, 2019 - 12:42 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A major telephone outage hit the Netherlands on Monday, taking down the country's emergency number and leaving many businesses and municipalities unreachable by phone for hours. More than three hours after it began, telecom provider KPN was still searching for a...
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FILE - This March 28, 2018, file photo shows a Facebook logo at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook’s plan to create a digital currency used across the world is already raising concern with financial regulators and privacy experts. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 24, 2019 - 4:05 am
LONDON (AP) — A senior Facebook executive says the social media site is in favor of regulation to address some of the dark problems of the internet. Nick Clegg, the former leader of the U.K. Liberal Democrat party who now heads global affairs for Facebook, says it is not "for private companies" to...
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Numerous environmental activists walk to the site of the Garzweiler open-cast mine in Garzweiler, Germany, Saturday, June 22, 2019. The protests for more climate protection in the Rhineland continue. ( David Young/dpa via AP)
June 23, 2019 - 5:01 am
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of climate activists are keeping up their protest inside one of Germany's biggest open-pit mines despite police orders to leave the place immediately, citing life-threatening danger. Authorities pulled out some of the protesters from the Garzweiler lignite coal mine in...
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In this Thursday, June 20, 2019 photo, Christy Banda, a representative for the Jack Herer cannabis company, displays their latest marijuana flower during the networking expo, WeedCon West 2019 in Los Angeles. Marijuana shoppers are going to be getting a message from California regulators: Go legal. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
June 21, 2019 - 7:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is planning to intensify its enforcement against the state's thriving illegal marijuana market, including launching an ad campaign Friday that urges consumers to seek out licensed shops with safe products. The state has been under pressure by the legal industry to do...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019 file photo, a man walks past a Huawei retail store in Beijing. On Friday, June 21, 2019, the United States blacklisted five Chinese organizations, calling them national security threats and cutting them off from critical U.S. technology. In May, the U.S. Commerce Department blacklisted telecommunications giant Huawei, heightening tensions with Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 21, 2019 - 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is blacklisting five Chinese organizations involved in supercomputing with military-related applications, citing national security as justification for denying its Asian geopolitical rival access to critical U.S. technology. The move Friday by the U.S. Commerce...
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June 21, 2019 - 4:11 pm
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A flock of ducklings is safe in suburban Denver after a firefighter used a recording of duck calls to coax some of them from a storm drain. A video from South Metro Fire Rescue shows how a firefighter was able to scoop out four of the birds in the water at the bottom of the...
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In this photo provided by Pi'ikea Keawekane-Stafford, state and county officials remove Native Hawaiian structures from Mauna Kea, Thursday, June 20, 2019. After years of protests and legal battles, Hawaii officials announced Thursday that a massive telescope which will allow scientists to peer into the most distant reaches of our early universe will be built on a volcano that some consider sacred. The state has issued a "notice to proceed" for the Thirty Meter Telescope project, Gov. David Ige said at a news conference. Ige said four unauthorized structures were removed from the Mauna Kea mountain earlier in the day. (Pi'ikea Keawekane-Stafford via AP)
June 20, 2019 - 6:25 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — After years of protests and legal battles, Hawaii officials announced Thursday that a massive telescope which will allow scientists to peer into the most distant reaches of our early universe will be built on a volcano that some consider sacred. The state has issued a "notice to...
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Norma Butterfield, mother of Slack Technologies CEO Stewart Butterfield, rings a ceremonial bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the Slack IPO begins trading, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 20, 2019 - 4:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Slack's newly public shares aren't slacking off. The work messaging service grew 49% in value after its stock started trading Thursday under the ticker "WORK." Slack's debut is the latest in several highly anticipated initial public offerings of stock for tech companies. While some...
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Slack co-founders Cal Henderson, left, and Stewart Butterfield pose for photos outside the New York Stock Exchange before their company's IPO, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 20, 2019 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Slack's IPO (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Slack's newly public shares aren't slacking off. The work messaging service's shares debuted on the New York Stock Exchange at $38.50 and rose slightly to close at $38.62. That's 49% above the $26 reference price set by the...
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