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Trying gene therapy to create biological pacemaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014

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After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

TOKYO (AP) — Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014

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Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft is cutting up to 18,000 jobs, about 14 percent of its staff, over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April and cut down on management layers.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014

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Gaza rocket hits Israel as humanitarian lull ends

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel Thursday just as a five-hour U.N. humanitarian cease-fire expired, the Israeli military said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014

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Maria Shriver launches program honoring her dad

NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Shriver is launching a new U.S. volunteer initiative called the Shriver Corps, named in part to honor the legacy of her late father, Sargent Shriver, who founded the Peace Corps.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014

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3 dead in California bank robbery, gunbattle

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Robbers fleeing a California bank took three women hostage and threw two of them from their getaway vehicle, as they fired repeatedly at police during a high-speed chase. Police shot out their tires but the shooting continued, fatally wounding two suspects and the last hostage.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014

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What happens to your online accounts when you die?

WASHINGTON (AP) — When you die, should your loved ones have access to your Facebook, Gmail and other online accounts?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

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Lush photos and flavors help teach budget cooking

Leanne Brown didn't set out to write a buzz-worthy cookbook for people who want fine-dining taste on a food stamp budget.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014

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