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Facebook enabled advertisers to reach 'Jew haters'

Want to market Nazi memorabilia, or recruit marchers for a far-right rally? Facebook’s self-service ad-buying platform had the right audience for you. After being contacted, Facebook removed several anti-Semitic ad categories and promised to improve monitoring.... Read more»

Video: Wild jaguar 'Sombra' seen again in S. Az mountains, confirmed to be male

Video of a endangered wild jaguar released Thursday shows a big cat that was first photographed by a trail camera late last year. Dubbed "Sombra" by Tucson schoolkids, the jaguar was captured on tape in the Chiricahua Mountains. Later in the day, officials announced the cat is a male.... Read more»

Az business leaders say DACA repeal could have millions in economic impact

The Cato Institute predicted the repeal of DACA and the expense of immediate deportation would cost the federal government more than $60 billion, and the resulting loss of economic growth in the next decade will amount to $280 billion.... Read more»

As ‘gig economy’ grows, labor experts split on whether it’s good or bad

Many workers will get holiday pay if they clock in on Labor Day, but for a rapidly growing sector of the labor force it could be just another day on the job. Uber drivers, TaskRabbit handymen, Rover dog-walkers, Airbnb hosts and countless others in the new “gig economy” are all considered independent contractors and not employees.... Read more»

Az 'Hyperloop' team doesn’t win international competition, but vows to continue

Dozens of students from several Arizona universities spent the weekend in Hawthorne, California, competing at the SpaceX headquarters to build a high-speed transportation pod.... Read more»

Az group wants $57M VW settlement to pay for electric school buses

A local grassroots environmental group gathered outside the Arizona state Capitol on Thursday to draw attention to diesel pollution. They want state officials to use the nearly $57 million the state will receive from the national Volkswagen settlement to replace diesel school buses with electric buses.... Read more»

Raytheon awarded $900M to develop new nuclear cruise missile

Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson will work on plans for a new nuclear cruise missile, competing with Lockheed Martin for a contract that could be worth $10 billion in the future. The development competition will pay each defense contractor about $900 million over 4.5 years.... Read more»

Johnson & Johnson hit with $417M talc-ovarian cancer verdict

A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay damages of $417 million to a 62-year-old woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on years of using the company’s baby powder for feminine hygiene.... Read more»

China's TuSimple taps Tucson as test site for self-driving trucks

A bit of written serendipity led TuSimple to pick Tucson as a testing site for its planned fleet of driverless commercial trucks — the Chinese characters for the company's name are the exactly the same as for the name of our city.... Read more»

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Photos: Tucson kids watch solar eclipse

Kids at Borton Magnet Elementary School watch the partial eclipse of the sun on Monday morning. ... Read more»

Chinese company TuSimple to develop self-driving trucks in Tucson

A Chinese company with more than $20 million in recent backing will bring as many as 100 engineering jobs to Tucson as it develops driverless trucks. Beijing-based TuSimple, which tested a vehicle in Arizona in June, is set to announce Monday that it's setting up shop here.... Read more»

ATMs with digital currency popping up all over Phoenix metro

Cryptocurrency, or more simply virtual cash, allows users to pay for goods and services without physical currency and because it is decentralized it bypasses bank fees. The use of digital cash in collaboration with blockchain technology provides added security and transparency features that current financial institutions don’t have.... Read more»

'Elvis of academia': Noam Chomsky joins University of Arizona faculty

Noam Chomsky, a pioneer in cognitive science and noted linguist, philosopher and social critic, has joined the UA. Chomsky, an MIT professor emeritus, has been a leading American intellectual since the 1950s, and co-taught a UA course last spring. "We fell in love with Tucson — the mountains, the desert," he said.... Read more»

Rural schools face challenges in teaching STEM

Less than 10 percent of students at 174 rural charter and public schools passed the math section of the AzMERIT test last year, according to the Arizona Department of Education.... Read more»

Arizona edges to front of states eyeing blockchain technology

Arizona is one of a half-dozen states to embrace blockchain legislation, and lawmakers here hope it will bring new business to the state.... Read more»

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