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Official: Dam, other designs must consider climate change

- Associated Press

Climate change means engineers must fundamentally change how they design dams and other fail-safe structures to withstand ferocious storms that are increasing in frequency, according to the Texas state climatologist.

FILE - In this March 2, 2016 file photo, a passenger boards a city bus while the driver looks on at the bus station in downtown Reno, Nev. A federal judge has given northern Nevada's largest public transit system the green light to begin recording audio along with video surveillance on city buses despite objections from the bus drivers' union that it's an illegal invasion of privacy. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du said in a ruling this week neither the drivers nor their passengers have a right to privacy because conversations on public buses are not private. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)

Loud talkers beware: Reno buses will be listening

- Associated Press

A federal judge has given northern Nevada's largest public transit system the green light to begin recording audio along with video surveillance on city buses despite objections from the bus drivers' union that it's an illegal invasion of privacy.

In this photo taken on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, Itir Esen, 18, poses in front of the contest jury for Miss Turkey 2017 in Istanbul. Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of some 250 people who were killed while opposing last year's failed military coup. Miss Turkey organizers said Esen was dethroned on Friday - a day after she won the contest and the right to represent Turkey at the Miss World contest in China - over a tweet they described as "unacceptable." (AP Photo)

Miss Turkey dethroned over 'unacceptable' tweet on coup

Associated Press

Organizers have stripped Miss Turkey 2017 of her crown over a social media posting that was deemed insulting to the memory of the 250 people killed while opposing last year's failed military coup.

FILE - In this April 4, 2017 file photo, a roll of "I Voted" stickers sit on a table in front of election officials at a polling place, in Eau Claire, Wis. Wisconsin elections officials are putting together a formal security plan in advance of next fall's election. The Wisconsin Elections Commission plans to work together with federal, state and local elections officials on the plan to prevent any security breaches. The move comes as federal investigators, and the Senate Judiciary Committee, investigate Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. (Marisa Wojcik/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP File)

Wisconsin creating elections security team, plan

- Associated Press

Wisconsin elections officials have created a security team and are putting together a formal security plan amid concerns about Russia's meddling in the U.S. election last year and evolving cyber-security risks.

New Mexico State University to open new innovation lab

Associated Press

New Mexico State University has teamed with White Sands Missile Range to create a new lab aimed at sparking interesting among students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2010 file photo, bottles of Gatorade are on display at a grocery store in Palo Alto, Calif. Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a $300,000 settlement reached Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, with California over allegations it misleadingly portrayed water's benefits in a cellphone game where users refuel Olympic runner Usain Bolt. The dispute between the sports-drink company and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was settled in less than a day after Becerra filed a complaint in Los Angeles County. The game is no longer available. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

California hits Gatorade in court for "anti-water" videogame

- Associated Press

Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a $300,000 settlement reached Thursday with California over allegations it misleadingly portrayed water's benefits in a cellphone game where users refuel Olympic runner Usain Bolt.