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    Indian authorities break up police test-cheating gang

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police in northern India have broken up a gang that promised professional test-takers and high-tech listening devices to help applicants pass a two-day test to become police constables, officials said Tuesday. The Uttar Pradesh state Special Task Force made 23 arrests Monday and Tuesday, said police official Amitabh Yash, and police […]
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    Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits. Another caveat: if healthy people flock to the new plans as expected, premiums will rise for those who need comprehensive coverage. President Donald Trump and Labor Secretary […]
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    IBM pits computer against human debaters

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — IBM pitted a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it’s been working on for more than five years. The company unveiled its Project Debater in San Francisco on Monday, asking it to make a case for government-subsidized space research — a topic it […]
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    EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought. Coal ash is the residue left after burning coal to generate power. Utilities around the country have reported groundwater contamination with […]
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    Report says over 1 billion small arms in world, up from 2007

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday. The Small Arms Survey says 393 million of the civilian-held firearms, 46 percent, are in the United States, which is […]
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    Utah officials months away from medical marijuana rules

    Utah officials say they're several months away from finalizing rules for narrow medical marijuana laws passed by the Legislature this year.
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    Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

    DETROIT (AP) — If President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on imported automobiles and parts, experts say it will cut auto sales and cost jobs in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Trump has asked the Commerce Department to study the tariffs on national security grounds, hoping to bring back jobs. […]
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    Survey: Gas prices in Salt Lake City continue to increase

    GasBuddy.com reports the average retail price of a gallon of gas in the Salt Lake area is $3.16.
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    How the Audi CEO’s arrest fits into the VW diesel scandal

    BERLIN (AP) — The arrest of the CEO of Volkswagen’s Audi division is another milestone in the German automaker’s three-year scandal over diesel emissions cheating. Rupert Stadler, who was detained in Germany on Monday, is the highest-level executive at Volkswagen to have been arrested since the scandal erupted in 2015. While he has not been […]
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    Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country’s airport operator took off Monday for a short flight … aboard a Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane. Dag Falk-Petersen, head of Avinor, sat at the commands of the white Pipistrel Alpha Electro G2 while Ketil Solvik-Olsen sat in the passenger seat. They […]