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Apple had talks to buy automaker McLaren

McLaren's cars are of the luxury sport variety, but it is an expert in engineering, on-board computer systems, and automotive materials like aluminum (or "ah-loo-min-eee-um", as Apple design chief Jony Ive calls it). The question, said William Blair & Co. analyst Anil Doradla, is whether Apple uses McLaren as a "tech incubator" or for "rolling out a auto". It also brought back former executive Bob Mansfield to run the secretive auto project, and recently reports emerged claiming the ... Read More

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"Blair Witch" and "Snowden" Both Disappoint at Box Office

It was a hugely disappointing result for Blair Witch , which came in second and fell well short of tracking heading into the weekend when it was expected to earn $20 million, according to Variety . The 2001 original grossed over $210 million internationally while the sequel generated over $222 million outside the United States. " Sully ", $ 22 million ($7 million international). Read More

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Dead humpback whale washes up in Sea Isle City

Dead humpback whale washes up in Sea Isle City

Officials from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) in Brigantine also told 6ABC that the whale had been hit by a ship after it had died. Schoelkopf believes that the young animal may have been ill or its mother died. Schoelkopf said this was the second whale to beach themselves along the Jersey coast this year. Meanwhile, a separate report from the Cape May Whale Watcher Facebook account suggests that two humpback whales were found off Cape May on Friday morning. Read More

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Google Street View 'blurs cow's face' to protect iidentity

Google Street View 'blurs cow's face' to protect iidentity

The picture was first tweeted by The Guardian's David Shariatmadari a few daisy-go and has since been retweeted almost 10,000 times and "liked" over 13,000 times. The Google Street View's face-blurring typically blurs license plates and human faces, but it was an editor for the Guardian that recently discovered it also respects the privacy of cows. Read More

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Syrian military begins to withdraw from vital Aleppo road

He said 40 aid trucks are ready to move, and that the United Nations would prioritize the embattled, rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of the northern city of Aleppo. The convoy of aid was supposed to head towards the Aleppo, which is home to some 300,000 people, on Wednesday and Ban said the security arrangements, that would ensure the trucks' safe arrival, were still not in place. Read More

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Merkel and Hollande meet in Paris about EU's future

Merkel and Hollande meet in Paris about EU's future

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose for photographers prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, Sept. Hollande and Merkel want to create a permanent EU military headquarters which could dispatch European troops quickly when necessary - a long-standing project opposed by Britain. Read More

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Flash flood watch extended as Tropical Storm Julia heads toward the Lowcountry

Isolated spots could get up to 10 inches. Tropical storm warnings for the Florida and Georgia coasts were dropped Wednesday morning but the hurricane center said tropical storm force wind gusts would still be possible there today. Forecasts keep Julia parallel to Georgia and SC for the next 48 hours, posing threats such as heavy rain, gusty wind and an isolated tornado as it continues moving northeast at 6 miles per hour. Read More

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Pierzynski goes on DL; future with Braves still uncertain

This guy wants to win. "I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but if this is it, it's been fun". The Mets are a confident bunch that hasn't lost two straight games in almost two weeks. I hope he is OK obviously". Albies, 19, was injured while fouling off an inside pitch for Double-A Mississippi. Slugger Yoenis Cespedes seems to have picked the opportune moment to get hot at the plate. Read More

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One Day Remains to Launch of UA Asteroid Mission

The analysis of any organic material found on Bennu will give scientists an inventory of the materials present at the beginning of the solar system that may have had a role in the origin of life. In this real life story, NASA's OSIRIS-REx space probe will spend two years flying through space to catch up to an asteroid named Bennu , a big, roundish space rock that has made it onto NASA's list of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids. Read More

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Remnants of Hermine to dissipate near New England coast

Remnants of Hermine to dissipate near New England coast

According to the National Weather Service, an area of low pressure in the Straits of Florida has a 40 percent chance of developing more over the next 48 hours. Cloudiness along Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico is Invest 93L , and has a low chance of development. The three storms serve as a reminder that we are now at the peak of Atlantic hurricane season (peak is actually September 10) and we still have more than two months to go! The system is expected to move west into the ... Read More

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EU to give money to refugees in Turkey for food, housing

EU to give money to refugees in Turkey for food, housing

EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini spoke of a "window of more than hope" that a Cyprus accord can be achieved. In return, Turkey is bounded to receive benefits including visa-free travel for its citizens to the EU's Schengen zone, which in the accord is promised at the latest by June 2016, together with receiving a total of 6 billion euros up to the end of 2018 to spend on meeting Syrian refugees' needs in Turkey . Read More

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John Stossel To Hold Town Hall with Jill Stein

The Green Party says Stein has qualified in 40 states and has hopes for seven others through a mix of petitions and litigation. "I wish we had the resources of the other candidates". Clinton received 45 percent of the vote and Trump received 38 percent in a question that asked about all four candidates. The same criticism, however, is made of Libertarians, whose small-government conservatism appeals to non-interventionist Republicans looking to break from the Grande Ole Party on social ... Read More

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Giant Panda no longer endangered, conservation group says

Giant Panda no longer endangered, conservation group says

On one side, experts have announced that the giant panda is no longer considered an endangered species, but on the other side, they announced that eastern Gorillas are now in danger of going extinct. There are now around 1,860 giant pandas in the wild-nearly 17 percent more than in 2003. China has also partnered with several global conservation organizations that have spread conservancy efforts as well as breeding programs. Read More

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NASA Ready To Launch Asteroid-Sampling Mission On Thursday

Forecasters say the chance that weather postpones the launch is minimal. The launch will happen this Thursday, Sept. 8, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Chock full of carbon and nearly black in color, asteroid Bennu is a 4.5-billion-year-old time capsule dating back to the dawn of our solar system. Read More

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