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The World Health Organization and partners say there are about 2 million stillbirths every year, according to its first-ever global estimates

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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2011, file photo, a doctor examines a pregnant woman at the district women's hospital, in Allahabad, in India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh. The World Health Organization, UNICEF and partners said there are about 2 million stillbirths every year, according to its first-ever global estimates published on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. The U.N. health agency said that last year, three in four stillbirths occurred in sub-Saharan Africa or Southern Asia; it defined a stillbirth as a baby born with no signs of life at 28 weeks of pregnancy or later. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declared the Eastern black rail a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act

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In this June 2017 photo taken in the ACE Basin region of South Carolina and provided by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, a male black rail offers an insect to a female as part of their courtship behaviors. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the Eastern black rail a threatened species on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, but stopped short of the stronger protections some environmentalists were seeking for the elusive bird now imperiled by habitat destruction, sea level rise, and the increasing frequency and intensity of storms with climate change. (Christy Hand/South Carolina Department of Natural Resources via AP)

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The Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to two researchers for a gene-editing tool that has revolutionized science by providing a way to alter DNA, the code of life

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 file photo, Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, Germany, speaks on a panel at the National Academy of Sciences international summit on the safety and ethics of human gene editing in Washington. The 2020 Nobel Prize for chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing.” A panel at the Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm made the announcement Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

October 07

The commander of Boeing’s first astronaut flight has pulled himself off the crew

October 07

In this Nov. 29, 2018 photo made available by NASA, Commercial Crew Program & Boeing Crew Flight Test astronauts Butch Wilmore, left, and Chris Ferguson participate in a flight control simulation for a Boeing CST-100 Starliner capsule at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. On Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, Ferguson removed himself from the first Starliner crew, citing his daughter’s wedding in 2021. He has been replaced on the crew by Wilmore. (James Blair/NASA via AP)

October 07

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna earned a historic first for women in Nobel science prize history

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FILE - This Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 file combo image shows Emmanuelle Charpentier, left, and Jennifer Doudna, both speaking at the National Academy of Sciences international summit on the safety and ethics of human gene editing, in Washington. The 2020 Nobel Prize for chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing.” A panel at the Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm made the announcement Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

October 07

Plus, Petco will stop selling shock collars, and Apple could announce a new iPhone soon.

October 07

VIDEO: Facebook bans QAnon

October 07

A computer hacker who gave the Islamic State group the personal data of more than 1,300 U.S. government and military personnel will remain in a federal prison after a judge rejected his request for compassionate release

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October 07

Nobel Prize in chemistry goes to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for developing a method for genome editing

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October 07

Tasmanian devils are roaming mainland Australia again after 3,000 years

October 07

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2012, file photo, Big John the Tasmanian devil growls from the confines of his tree house as he makes his first appearance at the Wild Life Sydney Zoo in Sydney. Tasmanian devils, the carnivorous marsupials whose feisty, frenzied eating habits won the animals cartoon fame, have returned to mainland Australia for the first time in some 3,000 years. Conservation groups have recently released some cancer-free devils in a wildlife refuge on the mainland, and they plan to release more in the coming years. Their hope is that the species will thrive and improve the biodiversity.  (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

October 06

The Food and Drug Administration has released its updated safety standards for developers of COVID-19 vaccines after the White House previously blocked their formal release

October 06

FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, Nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. The Food and Drug Administration laid out updated safety standards Tuesday, Oct. 6, for makers of COVID-19 vaccines after the White House blocked their formal release, the latest political tug-of-war between the Trump administration and the government’s public health scientists. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

October 06

The move is a major step up from only removing QAnon posts promoting violence.

October 06

A person wears a QAnon sweatshirt during a pro-Trump rally on Oct. 3, 2020, in the borough of Staten Island in New York City.

October 06

The 2020 Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to Briton Roger Penrose, German Reinhard Genzel and American Andrea Ghez for advancing our understanding of black holes

October 06

Reinhard Genzel, right, astrophysicist at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, celebrates his Nobel Prize in Physics with his team in Garching, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)

October 06

he top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store for week ending 10/4/2020

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Twitter, meanwhile, slapped a label calling the same post “misleading.”

October 06

President Donald Trump walks to Marine One prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 2, 2020, as he heads to Walter Reed Military Medical Center, after testing positive for COVID-19.

October 06

The European Union’s Earth observation program says the ozone hole over Antarctica has swelled to its largest size and deepest level in years

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October 06

The company is expected to launch its own headphones and smart-speaker soon.

October 06

VIDEO: Apple prepares to launch new line of audio products

October 06

Nobel Prize for physics awarded to Roger Penrose for black hole discovery; and to Reinhard Genzel, Andrea Ghez

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October 05

Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering the liver-ravaging hepatitis C virus, a breakthrough that led to cures for the deadly disease and tests to keep the virus out of the blood supply

October 05

Charles M. Rice, professor of virology at Rockefeller University, poses for a portrait in his laboratory office, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in New York. Rice was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus along with fellow American Harvey J. Alter and British-born scientist Michael Houghton. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

October 05

Graphics chip maker Nvidia plans to build Britain’s fastest supercomputer that healthcare researchers can use to work on medical problems including COVID-19

October 05

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 30, 2017 file photo, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang delivers a speech about AI and gaming during the Computex Taipei exhibition at the world trade center in Taipei, Taiwan. Graphics chip maker Nvidia said Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 it plans to build Britain's fastest supercomputer that healthcare researchers can use to work on medical problems including COVID-19. Santa Clara, California-based Nvidia said it will spend 40 million pounds ($52 million) on the supercomputer, dubbed Cambridge-1, which will consist of 80 Nvidia systems and is expected to be online by the end of the year. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)

October 05

The increasing number of seals off New England waters has set off a debate over whether there are just too many of these resilient mammals

October 05

October 05

The site is working on a new feature called “Birdwatch” which allows users to attach a note to a misleading tweet.

October 05

VIDEO: Twitter's new experiment in fighting misinformation

October 05

Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice win Nobel medicine prize “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus”

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October 04

Indigenous persons in the Pacific Northwest used it to make blankets.

October 04

Dogs tussle and play on the cobblestones of Wall Street in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., Oct. 2, 2020.

October 03

The Nobel Prizes show how slow basic science pays off, even though everyone wants quick fixes to global problems

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October 02

A space station cargo ship is chasing after the International Space Station with a special food delivery

October 02

In this June 18, 2020 photo provided by NASA, astronaut Kate Rubins, center, and support personnel review the Universal Waste Management System, a low-gravity space toilet, in Houston. The new device is scheduled to be delivered to the International Space Station on Oct. 1, 2020. (Norah Moran/NASA via AP)

October 02

Expected powerful winds didn’t materialize, allowing fire crews a chance to make some gains against a blaze in California’s wine country

October 02

A firefighter battles the Glass Fire burning in a Calistoga, Calif., vineyard Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

October 02

Officials are trying to find and destroy a nest of Asian giant hornets believed to be near a Washington state farm town

October 02

FILE - In this May 7, 2020, file photo, Washington State Department of Agriculture entomologist Chris Looney displays a dead Asian giant hornet, a sample brought in from Japan for research in Blaine, Wash. Washington state agriculture workers have trapped their first Asian giant hornet. The hornet was found July 14 in a bottle trap set north of Seattle near the Canadian border, and state entomologists confirmed its identity Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, Pool, File)

October 02

Tesla’s third-quarter sales rose 44% from a year ago as global demand for its electric vehicles proved stronger than most other automakers

October 02

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, the company logo appears on an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Investors betting that the stock market will continue to notch gains are increasingly doing so by trading options. The volume of option contracts to buy or sell Microsoft and Tesla shares is up more than twofold from 2019, while Apple option contract volume is up more than 86%. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

October 02

The euro could be going digital

October 02

A woman walks over a bridge near the European Central Bank, left, in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

October 02

Amazon was under pressure to disclose how many employees contracted COVID-19.

October 02

VIDEO: Amazon said nearly 20,000 of its workers got coronavirus

October 01

Cities across the U.S. Southwest recorded their driest monsoon season on record this year

October 01

Cactus flanks the banks of the Rio Grande as boaters in the distance navigate the shallow river as it flows through Rio Rancho, New Mexico, on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. New Mexico and other southwestern states have been dealing with dry conditions and warmer temperatures this summer. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

October 01

An ambitious international project to deliver coronavirus vaccines to the world’s poorest people is facing potential shortages of money, cargo planes, refrigeration and vaccines themselves

October 01

FILE - In this Monday, May 25, 2020 file photo, a vile of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate on a shelf during testing at the Chula Vaccine Research Center, run by Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Refrigeration, cargo planes, and, above all, money: All risk being in short supply for the international initiative to get coronavirus vaccines to the world’s most vulnerable people. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

October 01

Google says it will pay publishers $1 billion over the next three years for their news content

October 01

FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google said Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, it will pay publishers $1 billion over the next three years for their news content. The internet search giant said it has signed agreements for its news partnership program with nearly 200 publications in Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, the U.K. and Australia. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

October 01

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that retail giant Amazon is not liable in the 2014 death of a high school senior who ingested powdered caffeine

October 01

FILE-This Jan. 16, 2014 file photo shows Keystone High School Logan Stiner during a wrestling match in Sheffield Village, Ohio. The coroner said Stiner, who died May 27, 2014, had more than 70 micrograms of caffeine per milliliter of blood in his system. The Ohio Supreme Court plans Wednesday, April 29, 2020 to hear arguments for and against a lawsuit brought by Stiner's family arguing that Amazon, the online retail giant, as the company that shipped the product, should be held responsible under Ohio product liability law. (AP Photo/Steve Manheim, The Chronicle Telegram, File)

October 01

The device is said to have a 12.5-inch screen and fingerprint reader.

October 01

VIDEO: Microsoft expected to unveil Surface Laptop Go

October 01

A self-appointed watchdog lashed out at the “flow of poison” on Facebook.

October 01

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, Oct. 23, 2019.

September 30

A Russian man convicted of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox and now-defunct Formspring and stealing the personal information of more than 100 million customers has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison

September 30

September 30

At the first presidential debate, President Donald Trump publicly acknowledged some human blame for climate change

September 30

President Donald Trump during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

September 30

The tiny leak was isolated to a Russian module on the space station.

September 30

The International Space Station in low Earth orbit.

September 30

Health insurer Anthem has agreed to another multimillion-dollar settlement over a cyberattack on its technology that exposed the personal information of nearly 79 million people

September 30

FILE - In this May 14, 2019, file photo signage on the outside of the corporate headquarters building of health insurance company Anthem is shown in Indianapolis. Anthem has agreed to another multi-million dollar-settlement over a cyberattack on its technology that exposed the personal information of nearly 79 million people. The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer said Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 that it will pay $39.5 million to settle an investigation by a group of state attorneys general. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

September 30

A bright flash lit up the skies over parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio in the wee hours, and officials aren’t yet sure what it was

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September 29

Amazon is introducing new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees broader uses in places like stadiums and offices

September 29

FILE - In this March 4, 2020 file photo, people walk out of an Amazon Go store, in Seattle. Amazon is rolling out a new device for contactless transactions that will scan an individual’s palm. The Amazon One, which will initially launch in two Amazon Go stores in Seattle, is being viewed as a way for people to use their palm to make everyday activities like paying at a store easier. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

September 29

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Microsoft took five hours to resolve a major outage of its workplace applications on Monday, but has not clarified what caused the outage

September 29

FILE - This April 12, 2016 file photo shows the Microsoft logo in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, France. Microsoft took five hours to resolve a major outage of its workplace applications on Monday, but has not clarified what caused the outage. The company said the outage, which affected users’ ability to log into Office 365 applications, began early evening Monday Eastern time. Microsoft did not reply to questions Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 about what caused the outage, but said on its service-status Twitter account that it had identified a “recent change” that caused problems. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

September 29

A small air leak at the International Space Station has finally been traced to the Russian side, following a middle-of-the-night search by astronauts

September 29

FILE - This July 19, 2011 photo of the International Space Station was taken from the space shuttle Atlantis. On Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, NASA said that the two Russians and one American on board were awakened late Monday to hurriedly seal hatches between compartments and search for the ongoing leak, which appeared to be getting worse. It was the third time in just over a month that the crew had to isolate themselves on the Russian side, in an attempt to find the growing leak. (NASA via AP)

September 29

US–Apple Books-Top-10 for week ending 9//27/20

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store for 9/27/20

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French police have arrested 29 people around the country in a vast operation to break a complex scheme financing Islamist extremists in Syria via cryptocurrencies

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The top 10 movies on the Apple TV app for week ending 9/27/20

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The outage was not part of a coordinated campaign, the government’s cybersecurity unit said.

September 29

VIDEO: Microsoft resolved an incident which blocked users from Microsoft 365 services

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