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FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange greets supporters outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been in self imposed exile since 2012. Ecuador has formally ordered Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests if he wants to be reconnected to the internet, according to a memo published in a local media outlet Monday Oct. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)

Report: Ecuador tells Assange to curb speech, look after cat

- Associated Press

Ecuador has formally ordered Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests if he wants to be reconnected to the internet, according to a memo published in a local media outlet Monday.

Google Pixel 3 phone aims to automate more daily tasks

- Associated Press

There's not much about the physical details of Google's new Pixel 3 phone that you can't find elsewhere. That bigger display and curved design? Apple and Samsung phones already have that.

In this Oct. 1, 2018 photo, Stormy Nichole Day, left, sits on a sidewalk on Haight Street with Nord (last name not given) and his dog Hobo while interviewed about being homeless in San Francisco. A measure on San Francisco's Nov. 6 ballot would levy an extra tax on hundreds of the city's wealthiest companies to raise $300 million for homelessness and mental health services. It's the latest battle between big business and social services advocates who say that companies such as Amazon, Google and Salesforce can afford to help solve severe inequities caused by business success. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Salesforce vs. Twitter in San Francisco homeless tax fight

- Associated Press

San Francisco has come to be known around the world as a place for aggressive panhandling, open-air drug use and sprawling tent camps, the dirt and despair all the more remarkable for the city's immense wealth.

DuPage County getting $471,000 for mental health program

Associated Press

A program in a suburban Chicago county that helps people with drug problems or suffering from mental illness stay out of the criminal justice system is getting $471,000 from the federal government.

Young Iowans in 1 small town could land jobs paying $75K

- Associated Press

This north-central Iowa town of about 4,200 people faces many of the problems other rural communities face: shrinking population, deteriorating downtowns, aging homes and consolidating schools.

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018 file photo, New Orleans Pelicans' head coach Alvin Gentry calls out to his team during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. "You've got to take it and use it as best you can," said  Gentry, who said he resisted using some data that he was presented several years ago when he coached in Phoenix, and wound up taking that Suns team to the Western Conference finals. "But at the end of the day, I think the instincts that you have as a coach become just as important, really."(AP Photo/Jim Young, File)

Looking for an edge: Teams trying to turn data into wins

- Associated Press

Data is pored over by coaches and staff of the Orlando Magic on a regular basis. They'll dissect how far a player runs during practice, how quickly that player accelerates and decelerates, how his performance changes as the workout goes along, biometric measurements like his heartbeat or when his workload is particularly heavy.