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Fox rescued from storm tank at sewage treatment plant

Firefighters and animal rescuers in Britain came to the rescue of a young fox that fell into a storm tank at a sewage treatment plant and was unable to climb back out. The RSPCA said inspector Grace Harris-Bridge responded alongside personnel from Kent Fire and Rescue Services when the fox was spotted about 30 feet […]

Sport

Washington releases Marcus Baugh

Washington has released tight end Marcus Baugh, the club announced on Monday. Baugh appeared in eight games for Washington last season with one start. He played 79 offensive snaps and 28 special teams snaps, making one reception for two yards. After beginning his career with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio […]

Lifestyle

Novel structure found in tumor cells may open door to new kinds of cancer therapies

In 2015, researchers at UC San Francisco found a structure inside of tumor cells that biologists had never seen before. Even more surprising, a closer examination of the structure revealed that it contained signaling proteins known as receptor tyrosine kinases, or RTKs, which were thought to reside exclusively on the cell’s surface. The researchers reported the […]

Business

UBS seeking to boost stake in China JV, CEO tells newspaper

UBS wants to boost its stake in its securities joint venture in China, Chief Executive Ralph Hamers told Swiss newspaper NZZ in an interview published on Friday, as the world’s biggest wealth manager looks to Asia for growth. “If you want to grow faster in Asia, for example, China plays an important role. We want […]

Technology

Google is trying to make Assistant more useful for your family this Mother’s Day

Google is announcing some improved Assistant features for families, including improved broadcasts, new bells, and some new stories that can be read to kids. Google says it’s rolling out the features for Mother’s Day, but a few of them could be useful for everyone, not just moms. The first is an expansion of its Broadcast […]

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Rebar impales truck in Florida, driver uninjured

A truck driver in Florida walked away uninjured when several pieces of construction rebar pierced the front of the vehicle. Brevard County Fire Rescue said two work trucks were involved in a crash in West Melbourne, causing rebar being carried by one of the trucks to pierce the front of the other vehicle. Photos from […]

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Chargers agree to terms with Christian Covington

The Chargers are adding another player to their defensive line. Defensive tackle Christian Covington has agreed to terms with Los Angeles, according to his agent David Canter. Covington spent last season with the Bengals, starting 14 of the 16 games he played. He was on the field for 53 percent of the team’s defensive snaps, […]

Lifestyle

Lighting and noise contribute to kids’ sleep deprivation in hospitals

Most hospitalized children experience significant sleep deprivation—and light and sound are two major culprits. That’s the finding of researchers at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) who measured, minute by minute, how well children sleep in the hospital—as well as their exposure to light and sound. The study was recently […]

Business

Tax cut drives biggest jump in UK house prices since 2004

British house prices jumped by 2.1% in April, their biggest monthly rise in more than 17 years, after finance minister Rishi Sunak unexpectedly extended a tax break on property sales, mortgage lender Nationwide said on Friday. House prices are now 7.1% above their level last April, a growth rate which is just shy of the […]

Technology

Google Play’s app listings will require privacy info next year, just like the App Store

Starting next year, apps on Google Play will show details about what data they collect, as well as other information about their privacy and security practices, in a new safety section in their listing. The announcement comes just a few months after Apple started displaying similar privacy information in the App Store. In the same […]