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Database will give police info on people with disabilities

A new database will alert Ohio law enforcement officers about motorists and passengers with communication disabilities who could be mistaken for someone impaired or a threat. 118 more words

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The Latest: Hawaii lava flow may cross highway within hours

The Latest on the eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

Hawaii County civil defense officials are warning residents that lava may cross a highway in the coming hours. 857 more words


'Shocking' human impact reported on world's protected areas

One third of the world’s protected lands are being degraded by human activities and are not fit for purpose, according to a new study.

Six million sq km of forests, parks and conservation areas are under “intense human pressure” from mining, logging and farming. 578 more words

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NASA launches Mars-bound InSight to study quakes

NASA has launched its latest Mars lander, InSight, designed to perch on the surface and listen for “Marsquakes” in advance of eventual human missions to explore the Red Planet. 541 more words

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US worried about Chinese technological advances


Trump administration officials say China’s technological advances often rely on technology stolen from US firms.

The third round of talks aimed at averting a trade war between the world’s two largest economies is under way in Washington. 42 more words