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Pentagon sees decision soon on Russian rocket engine waiver

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This October 6, 2015 story was refiled to clarify the number of engines affected by the ban in the seventh paragraph to 9 not 24)<p>The U.S. Defense Department expects to decide "fairly soon" whether to issue a waiver to United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed …

Ancient Ethiopian man's genome illuminates ancestry of Africans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - DNA extracted from the skull of a man buried 4,500 years ago in an Ethiopian cave is providing new clarity on the ancestry of modern Africans as well as shedding light on an influx of people from the ancient Middle East into the Horn of Africa.<p>The man, dubbed "Mota," became …

Experts caution on study citing method to predict sexual orientation

(Reuters) - U.S. researchers on Thursday said they had found a way to predict male sexual orientation based on molecular markers that control DNA function, but genetics experts warned that the research has important limitations and will not provide definitive answers to a potential biological basis …

Sao Paulo mayor proposes regulations for Uber, avoiding ban

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Sao Paulo will introduce new regulations to govern ride-sharing services such as Uber instead of backing an outright ban proposed by local Brazilian lawmakers, the mayor of South America’s biggest city said on Thursday.<p>Taxis are seen parked on the street during a protest …

Brazil

Apple Pay to expand to Starbucks, Chili's, KFC

HALF MOON BAY, Calif (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) coffee shops will begin accepting Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) mobile payment system in a pilot program starting this year, Apple Vice President Jennifer Bailey said on Thursday.<p>An Apple iphone 6 with Apple Pay is shown in this photo illustration in …

Apple Pay

Apple removes some apps from online store over security concerns

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Thursday that it had removed “a few” applications from its App Store, expressing its concern that the security of some users’ personal data could be compromised in certain circumstances.<p>The Apple logo is seen behind new Apple iPad Pros on display during an Apple media …

Apps

China plane maker reveals stealth jet capabilities to lure buyers

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s top aircraft manufacturer has revealed specifications of an advanced stealth fighter jet in a bid to lure foreign buyers, the official China Daily reported on Friday.<p>In a rare disclosure, the state-owned Aviation Industry Corp of China (Avic) unveiled the capabilities of …

Military Aircraft

Twitter plans layoffs next week: Re/code

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) is planning company-wide layoffs next week, technology news website Re/code reported on Friday, citing sources.<p>The Twitter logo is shown at its corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California April 28, 2015. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith<p>The news comes after Jack …

IT

Coyotes start strong with win in L.A.

Coyotes start strong with win in L.A.<p>LOS ANGELES — For Arizona, the season could not have started better. Powered by a precocious rookie winger and bolstered by a veteran goaltender, the Coyotes started the season on high note.<p>Left wingers Tobias Rieder and Max Domi each had a goal and an assist as …

Ice Hockey

Red Wings 4, Maple Leafs 0

DETROIT — Left winger Justin Abdelkader got his second career hat trick and goalie Jimmy Howard stopped 22 shots for his 21st career shutout as the Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 on Friday night at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit’s season opener.<p>It was the NHL debut of Red Wings coach Jeff …

Ice Hockey

Japan-backed fund considering investing in Sharp: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese government-backed fund is considering a range of options to help turn around Sharp Corp including a direct investment, a person familiar with the matter said.<p>A man using his mobile phone walks past a logo of Sharp Corp outside an electronics shop in Tokyo, Japan, July …

IT

The guy who managed to buy Google.com got a huge reward from Google, but he gave it all to charity

Last week, we told you that a former Google employee managed to buy the Google.com domain name via Google’s own Domains service. While Sanmay Ved may have only owned the world’s most-visited domain for just a minute or two before the Mountain View company caught on and cancelled the transaction, it …

Google is conquering in-app searches

Although the tech titan has expanded extensively from its roots, it’s no secret that Google still leans heavily on its core service as a search engine. Unfortunately for them, the mobile revolution has drastically changed the way that people locate information, and just this summer, mobile searches …