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United States

Deborah M. Todd

Evacuees from California dam allowed home even as storms near

Feb 15 2017

OROVILLE, Calif. Californians who were ordered to evacuate due to a threat from the tallest dam in the United States can now return home after state crews working around the clock reinforced a drainage channel that was weakened by heavy rain. | Video

Thousands remain in shelters as crews work to fix California dam channel

Feb 14 2017

OROVILLE, Calif., Feb 14 Tens of thousands of Northern California residents remained in shelters on Tuesday as engineers worked to shore up a crumbling overflow channel and drain the rain-swollen reservoir at the United States' tallest dam before new storms sweep the region.

California crews rush to fix dam before new storms hit

Feb 13 2017

OROVILLE, Calif. Stormwaters receded on Monday behind the nation's tallest dam, in Northern California, as engineers raced to drain the rain-swollen reservoir and shore up a crumbling overflow channel before new storms sweep the region this week. | Video

Quarter of U.S. tech workers perceive discrimination: survey

Feb 08 2017

About a quarter of U.S. workers in the technology sector, which has faced criticism for a lack of diversity, said they felt discrimination at their workplace in a survey released on Tuesday by job site Indeed.com.

Wife of Florida nightclub gunman pleads not guilty to aiding attack

Jan 18 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. The wife of the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges she assisted him ahead of the fatal shooting of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida and later misleading authorities.

Yahoo Japan defies calls to rethink ivory sales as Yahoo Inc CEO weighs in

Jan 17 2017

TOKYO/SAN FRANCISCO Yahoo Japan, the country's biggest online auction site, is rebuffing calls to end online ivory trading despite Yahoo Inc CEO Marissa Mayer's misgivings over facilitating a business blamed for the illegal slaughter of African elephants.

Ellen Pao, once at center of gender case, joins Kapor in diversity role

Jan 10 2017

SAN FRANCISCO Former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Ellen Pao, whose 2012 gender discrimination lawsuit against the venture firm fueled a debate over tech industry diversity, has joined Oakland-based Kapor Center for Social Impact as an investor and diversity advocate, Kapor announced Tuesday.

Ellen Pao, once at center of gender case, joins Kapor in diversity role

Jan 10 2017

SAN FRANCISCO Former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Ellen Pao, whose 2012 gender discrimination lawsuit against the venture firm fueled a debate over tech industry diversity, has joined Oakland-based Kapor Center for Social Impact as an investor and diversity advocate, Kapor announced Tuesday.

Virtual butler 'Jarvis' takes up residence in Facebook founder's home

Dec 19 2016

Mark Zuckerberg on Monday introduced the world to "Jarvis", an artificial intelligence system the Facebook chief created in his spare time, which can choose and play music, turn on lights, and recognize visitors, deciding whether to open the front door.

Virtual assistants expected to top virtual reality in holiday sales

Dec 18 2016

Virtual assistants are set to pummel virtual reality headsets in the fight for consumer dollars this holiday season, while smartwatches drive wearable sales. Drones may fly under the radar, though.

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