Regulators OK $15B merger of troubled South Carolina utility – wpde.com
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Regulators OK $15B merger of troubled South Carolina utility – wpde.com

by MEG KINNARD and JEFFREY COLLINS , Associated PressSCANA Energy logo (PRNewsFoto/SCANA Energy)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A power company’s $15 billion deal to purchase a troubled South Carolina-based utility after a costly nuclear construction failure won approval Friday from state regulators.Following more than an hour of comment and debate, South Carolina’s Public Service Commission approved Virginia-based…

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) review: The rise of the mid-range – Android Authority
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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) review: The rise of the mid-range – Android Authority

To a lot of people, Samsung just makes flagship devices like the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9. However, it also makes a range of mid-tier devices with its “J” and “A” series. The “J” phones are the more competitively priced and the “A” range is designed to be more premium. I recently got…

Here’s the First Image of the Sun from the Parker Solar Probe – Universe Today
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Here’s the First Image of the Sun from the Parker Solar Probe – Universe Today

It’s been 124 days since the Parker Solar Probe was launched, and several weeks since it made the closest approach any spacecraft has ever made to a star. Now, scientists are getting their hands on the data from the close approach. Four researchers at the recent meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Washington, D.C.…

Texas Judge Strikes Down Obama’s Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional – The New York Times
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Texas Judge Strikes Down Obama’s Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional – The New York Times

ImageA protest over changes to the Affordable Care Act in June 2017 in Chicago. On Friday, a judge in Texas struck down the entire law.CreditCreditScott Olson/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — A federal judge in Texas struck down the entire Affordable Care Act on Friday on the grounds that its mandate requiring people to buy health insurance is…

Many Women Don’t Recognize Their Heart Attack Symptoms. Many Doctors Don’t Either. – HuffPost
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Many Women Don’t Recognize Their Heart Attack Symptoms. Many Doctors Don’t Either. – HuffPost

After nearly three decades of raising awareness about heart disease in women, cardiologist Dr. Nieca Goldberg still has female patients who said they hesitated to call for help at the onset of a heart attack. “Often many women I meet tell me they just took an aspirin and checked out the symptoms on the internet,”…

In Battle Over Johnson’s Baby Powder, Asbestos Opens a New Legal Front – The New York Times
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In Battle Over Johnson’s Baby Powder, Asbestos Opens a New Legal Front – The New York Times

The memos were concise and direct.An executive at Johnson & Johnson said the main ingredient in its best-selling baby powder could potentially be contaminated by asbestos, the dangerous mineral that can cause cancer. He recommended to senior staff in 1971 that the company “upgrade” its quality control of talc.Two years later, another executive raised a…

Google Play Games v5.14 enables Dark Theme for all, prepares Minesweeper, and… ( ͡° ͜ʖ a pointless side project? [APK Teardown] – Android Police
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Google Play Games v5.14 enables Dark Theme for all, prepares Minesweeper, and… ( ͡° ͜ʖ a pointless side project? [APK Teardown] – Android Police

Google Play Games is officially going dark. Well, the latest update is making its dark theme accessible to everyone. But that’s not the only thing this update brings, there are now app shortcuts and a new sorting feature for achievements coming soon. A teardown also shows the team is preparing to add Minesweeper to the…

Penguin photos: you can see Adélie penguins’ pink guano from space – Vox.com
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Penguin photos: you can see Adélie penguins’ pink guano from space – Vox.com

The Adélie penguins that live across the coast of Antarctica and nearby islands love to eat tiny pinkish crustaceans called krill. They eat so much krill that it turns their guano (that is, their poop) a vibrant pinkish-red color. That poop stains the ground and, well, just about everything. Even their bodies. Just a bunch…

Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users’ unposted photos to apps – TechCrunch
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Facebook bug exposed up to 6.8M users’ unposted photos to apps – TechCrunch

Reset the “days since the last Facebook privacy scandal” counter, as Facebook has just revealed a Photo API bug gave app developers too much access to the photos of up to 5.6 million users. The bug allowed apps users had approved to pull their timeline photos to also receive their Facebook Stories, Marketplace photos, and…

Apple says it’s adding hundreds of jobs in Boston – Boston.com
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Apple says it’s adding hundreds of jobs in Boston – Boston.com

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions — and offer huge sums of public money — in hopes of landing a gleaming new corporate campus. The other swept in quietly before making its big move.…