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Amtrak engineer says he didn't recall speed warning before curve, NTSB says

The passenger train carrying 83 passengers and crew was traveling almost 80 miles an hour when it went off the tracks on a curve where the speed limit was 30 miles an hour, landing on an interstate below. The two had never worked together before. The engineer told investigators that he didn't consider having a qualifying conductor in the cab to be a distraction.

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West Coast gets prime view of total lunar eclipse

NASA is calling it a since it's a combination of three distinct events. "If you were out on the moon looking back at the Earth , you would see this handsome red ring around the Earth", says Noah Petro, a lunar researcher with NASA. And the "blood moon" business? During the eclipse, with totality visible from eastern Asia across the Pacific to western North America, the moon will slowly lose its brightness and take on a reddish hue because of the way the atmosphere bends the light, says ...

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Chrome 64 brings site-wide auto-mute, HDR support and Meltdown/Spectre fixes

There are a number of sites on the web that have chose to annoy users by playing videos that follow you while you scroll a page with the sound on. The new feature will let you mute the website for good by going to "Content Settings" or right-clicking on the tab, with the option to change it back in the same fashion.

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Sea Of Thieves Beta Now Available As Rare Continues To Address Issues

The game's developer, Rare, is keen to note that while a wide range of content will be accessible, it still aims to keep a "good selection of things" up its sleeves for players to discover at launch. It wasn't all plain sailing, however, as some players found they were unable to access the beta. The test now runs through January 31 at midnight Pacific time.

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Google teases I/O 2018 location on Twitter with cryptic puzzle

The door codes for each section were " Iwata , 01 60 80, Yam and Aeschylus " which were combined (in order) with the clues "sister, upside-down, mirror, and theatre" to provide the solution. The Google Developers (@googledevs) tweeted that "Plans are coming along for #io18 " with an image of numerous I's and O's. It's there that you're invited to go behind the scenes of Google IO 2018, exploring the Google Developers building through Street View.

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Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta mourns Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela

Between 1964-1966, Masekela was married to singer, actress and activist Miriam Makeba (1932-2008), one of the most important figures fighting the white-ruled apartheid regime outside South Africa . Recounting his fond memories of the South African trumpeter, the host of Jazz on Joy noted that, "Hugh was such an affable person, a true gem". He was nominated for the Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Pop Performance - Instrumental in 1968 for his single " Grazing in the Grass ", an ...


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