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Simulator helps experts understand how whales get entangled
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Simulator helps experts understand how whales get entangled
Scientists have developed a video simulation of how whales become entangled in fishing lines, and say the technology could help lead to new and safer gear designs

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Court: Reds exempt from tax on promotional bobbleheads
Court: Reds exempt from tax on promotional bobbleheads
Quoting the Cincinnati Reds' long-time play-by-play announcer, the Ohio Supreme Court declared Tuesday that "this one belongs to the Reds"
Retailers aim to pick up business from defunct, dying rivals
Retailers aim to pick up business from defunct, dying rivals
Companies from Target to online mattress company Casper are creating playbooks to go after dollars left by dead and dying retailers
Isolated tribesmen kill American on remote Indian island
Isolated tribesmen kill American on remote Indian island
Police say an American adventurer was killed by an isolated Indian island tribe known to shoot at outsiders with bows and arrows
As Ghosn heads for Nissan exit, Renault merger hopes fade
As Ghosn heads for Nissan exit, Renault merger hopes fade
The arrest of Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn could extinguish any remaining hopes for a merger with key shareholder Renault, which the Japanese company's CEO has publicly opposed.
Do these 5 things by Dec. 31 to cut your tax bill
Do these 5 things by Dec. 31 to cut your tax bill
Here are five tax moves tax pros say can save you a lot of money - if you do them by Dec. 31
Attorney: Rapper 6ix9ine innocent of racketeering charges
Attorney: Rapper 6ix9ine innocent of racketeering charges
The defense attorney for Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine says his client is "completely innocent" of federal racketeering and firearms charges
Poland moves to reinstate retired judges to Supreme Court
Poland's parliament passed legislation Wednesday to reinstate Supreme Court judges who were recently forced to retire, a step that could significantly ease a standoff with the European Union
Dolce&Gabbana accused of insulting China; blames hackers
Dolce&Gabbana accused of insulting China; blames hackers
Dolce&Gabbana has apologized for insulting remarks about China it allegedly made in exchanges on Instagram but denied that it was responsible
Peacekeepers left more than 6,000 children in Liberia
Peacekeepers left more than 6,000 children in Liberia
'Children they left behind': More than 6,000 Liberians fathered by peacekeepers come of age
British, EU leaders meet as Brexit deadline looms
British, EU leaders meet as Brexit deadline looms
British Prime Minister Theresa May told skeptical lawmakers on Wednesday that rejecting her divorce deal with the European Union would mean uncertainty and division.
Company can be ordered to drill to end 14-year-old oil leak
A federal regulatory board has ruled that a New Orleans company can be required to perform more underwater drilling and excavation work to end a 14-year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico
Light rain falling in N California could hurt search effort
Light rain falling in N California could hurt search effort
Light rain falling in some areas of Northern California could aid crews fighting a deadly wildfire while raising the risk of flash floods and complicating efforts to recover the remains of those killed
Greece: Creditors approve U-turn on pension cuts
Greece: Creditors approve U-turn on pension cuts
Greece's bailout creditors approve request to scrap pension cuts planned in 2019 following strong budget performance
Stocks move higher on Wall Street after 2 days of big losses
Stocks move higher on Wall Street after 2 days of big losses
Stocks are moving higher on Wall Street Wednesday after two days of sharp losses erased the market's gains for the year.
The Latest: Talks trying to ease Spain's Brexit concerns
The Latest: Talks trying to ease Spain's Brexit concerns
A top Spanish diplomat says negotiations are underway to find ways to formally address Madrid's demands about Gibraltar's future relation with the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc.
European privacy search engines aim to challenge Google
Europe's privacy-focused search engines aim to snatch users from Google amid greater public awareness of data privacy
Ludwig Goransson is having the best year ever. Period.
Ludwig Goransson is having the best year ever. Period.
Though he's virtually unknown to the larger public, Ludwig Goransson was part of two of the biggest pop culture moments in 2018 with "Black Panther" (he composed the score) and Childish Gambino's "This Is America" (he produced the track)
UAE sentences British academic to life in prison for spying
UAE sentences British academic to life in prison for spying
British academic sentenced to life in prison in United Arab Emirates on charges of spying
Italy woman volunteering with Kenya kids kidnapped by gunmen
Italy woman volunteering with Kenya kids kidnapped by gunmen
Gunmen kidnap Italian volunteer along Kenya's coast; she begged for help according to witnesses
Brother jailed over blaze possibly linked to mansion deaths
Brother jailed over blaze possibly linked to mansion deaths
Authorities have arrested the brother of the man that records indicate owned the New Jersey mansion where authorities found two adults and two children dead after a fire
Kosovo sets tariffs on Serbia, Bosnia as ties strain
Kosovo sets tariffs on Serbia, Bosnia as ties strain
Kosovo's government has introduced a 100 percent import tax on all goods imported from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
It may be harder to find the perfect Christmas tree
It may be harder to find the perfect Christmas tree
A tight supply of tannenbaums this holiday season means some shoppers will be paying more or searching longer for that perfect Christmas tree.
Utilities encourage energy savings with smart thermostats
As winter chills loom, homeowners are going beyond traditional winterizing by installing smart thermostats to lower utility bills
Small business tax planning looms. Tips to make it easier
Year-end tax planning, something that should be part of a business owner's annual routine, is particularly important now because of the tax law enacted last year
Businesses must learn new tax law or pay the price in 2019
Businesses must learn new tax law or pay the price in 2019
Small business owners who don't take time to understand the new tax law now may have a painful filing season next spring

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