The Latest: Cindy, now a tropical depression, moving inland
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The Latest: Cindy, now a tropical depression, moving inland

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Cindy (all times local): 10:00 a.m. Forecasters say Cindy, the onetime tropical storm since downgraded to a depression, is weakening as it heads inland. But bands of heavy rain are continuing — with heavy rain in parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. The National Hurricane … Continue reading

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors
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Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision. Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of vision loss among seniors, gradually … Continue reading

Religious, indigenous leaders demand rainforests be saved
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Religious, indigenous leaders demand rainforests be saved

HELSINKI (AP) — Religious and indigenous leaders worldwide are calling for an end to deforestation in an international multi-faith, multi-cultural plea to reduce the emissions that fuel climate change, which is killing tropical rainforests. Participants from 21 countries at a conference in the Norwegian capital of Oslo are hoping that billions of people of faith … Continue reading

‘Human Project’ study will ask 10,000 to share life’s data
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‘Human Project’ study will ask 10,000 to share life’s data

NEW YORK (AP) — Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years. Researchers are gearing up to start recruiting participants from across the city next year for a study so sweeping it’s called … Continue reading

The Latest: Dutch send refueling plane to anti-IS coalition
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The Latest: Dutch send refueling plane to anti-IS coalition

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The Dutch government is sending a military refueling plane to Kuwait to assist the U.S.-led coalition carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. The government announced the deployment Monday, saying a KDC-10 refueling plane left … Continue reading

New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs
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New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs

SEATTLE (AP) — Ken Shefveland’s body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and unleashed them into his bloodstream. Immune therapy is the hottest trend in cancer care and this is its next frontier — … Continue reading

Drugs score big wins against lung, prostate, breast cancers
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Drugs score big wins against lung, prostate, breast cancers

CHICAGO (AP) — Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There’s even a “uni-drug” that may fight many forms of the disease. What’s striking: The drugs are beneficial in some cases for more than a year, much longer than the few … Continue reading

The Latest: New speaker? Apple hopped on bandwagon before
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The Latest: New speaker? Apple hopped on bandwagon before

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Apple’s annual conference in California (all times local): 9:05 a.m. If Apple unveils a rival to internet-connected speakers from Amazon and Google, it wouldn’t be the first time that Apple hops on the bandwagon of a technology product popularized by a competitor. For instance, Apple’s large-size iPhones … Continue reading

Putin: Russia doesn’t hack but “patriotic” individuals might
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Putin: Russia doesn’t hack but “patriotic” individuals might

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that some “patriotic” individuals may have engaged in hacking but insisted Russia as a country has never done it, and he pledged Thursday to wait out U.S. political battles to forge constructive ties with President Donald Trump. The Russian leader lamented what he described as “Russo-phobic … Continue reading

Trump resisting pressure from Europe, pope on climate deal
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Trump resisting pressure from Europe, pope on climate deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw the United States from a landmark global climate agreement, a White House official said Wednesday, though Trump and aides were looking for “caveats in the language” related to the exit and had not made a final decision. Leaving the deal would fulfill a central campaign … Continue reading

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Governor McAuliffe announces Virginia’s largest municipal utility solar farm to begin construction in August

~ Kentuck Solar Project to power more than 900 homes in the City of Danville ~ DANVILLE – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday, May 30, that the Kentuck Solar project, Virginia’s largest municipal utility solar farm, will begin construction this August. The Kentuck project is a 6 megawatt solar array that will be part … Continue reading

AP FACT CHECK: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?
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AP FACT CHECK: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump’s budget director insists the administration’s spending plans won’t cut Medicaid money, but by any conventional measure of federal financing the health care program for families and the poor is clearly on the chopping block. Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, while introducing the budget Tuesday: “There are … Continue reading

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Military-funded prosthetic technologies benefit more than just veterans

Mark Geil, Georgia State University (THE CONVERSATION) In 1905, an Ohio farmer survived a railroad accident that cost him both of his legs. Two years later, he founded the Ohio Willow Wood company, using the namesake timber to hand-carve prosthetic limbs. The company grew, surviving the Great Depression and a fire that destroyed the plant, … Continue reading

Spacewalking astronauts pull off urgent station repairs
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Spacewalking astronauts pull off urgent station repairs

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts completed urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, replacing equipment that failed three days earlier and restoring a backup for a vital data-relay system. It took commander Peggy Whitson much longer than expected to install the spare unit. Success finally came after her spacewalking partner, Jack … Continue reading

Cyberattack wave ebbs, but experts see risk of more
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Cyberattack wave ebbs, but experts see risk of more

LONDON (AP) — The “ransomware” cyberattack that has hit companies and governments around the world ebbed in intensity on Monday, though experts warned that new versions of the virus could emerge. Thousands more infections were reported Monday, largely in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first struck Friday. The cases were … Continue reading

Mass Communications and Journalism Dept. receives full reaccreditation from ACEJMC
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Mass Communications and Journalism Dept. receives full reaccreditation from ACEJMC

(Chicago) — The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) voted unanimously 21-0 to fully reaccredit the Department of Mass Communications and Journalism at Norfolk State University for another six years. “The unanimous vote reflected ACEJMC’s enthusiastic acceptance of the case for reaccreditation presented in (1) our self-study report of 138 pages and … Continue reading

FDA: Avoid fake ‘miracle’ cancer treatments sold on internet
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FDA: Avoid fake ‘miracle’ cancer treatments sold on internet

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat, diagnose or prevent cancer. The Food and Drug Administration says these products , mostly sold on websites and social media sites, can be harmful, waste money and result in … Continue reading

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McAuliffe announces solar array installation on UVA’s Clemons Library

~ Array will cover more than 7,500 square feet and is estimated to produce almost 200,000 kWh annually ~ CHARLOTTESVILLE – Governor McAuliffe announced Tuesday, April 18, the first large solar project to be owned and operated by the University of Virginia. The 324-panel system covers more than 7,500 square feet and is estimated to … Continue reading