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A loading station for Mercedes electric cars at the IAA Car Show in Frankfurt, Germany. Germany's Daimler AG announced Thursday Sept. 21, 2017, says its Mercedes-Benz luxury car division will invest US dlrs 1 billion to set up electric vehicle production at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant, also building a new battery plant, adding 600 new jobs in the region.
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Water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Harvey rise in Houston. Allstate expects $593 million in insurance losses for August due to Hurricane Harvey. That marks a spike from $181 million in July. The estimates do not include Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in September.
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Lawyers for Mehdi Nemmouche, a French suspect in the Brussels Jewish museum attack, Henri Laquay, center, and Sebastien Courtoy, right, speak with the media at the Palace of Justice in Brussels on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Mehdi Nemmouche, who is suspected of shooting dead four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on May 24, 2014, has complained to his lawyers that his health is deteriorating in custody.
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Workers clean up the sea next to a floating boom at the site where the small tanker Agia Zoni II sank off the island of Salamina near Athens, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Greek authorities said that the captain and chief mechanic of a ship commissioned for an oil-spill cleanup operation outside Athens have been arrested on fuel smuggling charges. It further complicates efforts to contain the oil that has polluted the Greek capital's coastline.
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ATMs Turn 50, Embracing New Technology
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Researchers and invited dignitaries watch gathered at the University of Nevada, Reno's new Earthquake Engineering Laboratory in Reno, Nev., on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, before a series of tests on new bridge designs intended to better withstand violent temblors. Scientists say the 100-ton, 70-foot-long concrete bridge subjected to violent motions on a giant ''shake table'' held up better than expected using new innovations to connect prefabricated pieces with ultra-high performance concrete and could prove pivotal in earthquake-prone places like Mexico and the western U.S.
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Nevada Quake Lab Tests New Bridge Design
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Workers clean up the sea next to a floating boom at the site where the small tanker Agia Zoni II sank off the island of Salamina near Athens, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Greek authorities said that the captain and chief mechanic of a ship commissioned for an oil-spill cleanup operation outside Athens have been arrested on fuel smuggling charges. It further complicates efforts to contain the oil that has polluted the Greek capital's coastline.
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Marine explorer Captain Jacques Cousteau is seen with his newly-refurbished Calypso in Miami, Fla.. A fire on marine explorer Jacques Cousteau’s iconic ship, Calypso, has delayed the vessel’s restoration by between six to eight months, the Cousteau Society said Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The fire only damaged the ship’s newly fitted portions, and the damage will not derail the restoration of the ship, which was due to be completed in early 2019.
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Pope Francis holds up the holy host as he celebrates Mass at the Santa Marta residence at the Vatican, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
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The iPhone 8 Plus rests on a wireless charger in New York.
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A worker from a cleaning company uses a hose to suck up polluted water from an oil spillage in front of a floating boom in Glyfada, suburb of Athens, on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. The World Wildlife Fund has filed a lawsuit in Greece over extensive pollution along Athens' coastline following the sinking of a tanker near the country's largest port of Piraeus..
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A worker with a cleaning company adjusts a hose to suck up polluted water from an oil spillage in Glyfada, suburb of Athens on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. The World Wildlife Fund has filed a lawsuit in Greece over extensive pollution along Athens' coastline following the sinking of a tanker near the country's largest port of Piraeus.
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Parents of Ga. Tech Student Outraged by Killing
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Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele, centre, leaves the pitch injured during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and Barcelona at the Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, outside Madrid, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Barcelona won 2-1.
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Passengers inside Marseille-Saint-Charles railway station in Marseille, France on Sunday Sept. 17, 2017. Four young US tourists were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille.
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Tom Dumoulin, of the Netherlands, holds up the trophy after winning the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, in Milan. On Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 organizers of the Giro unveiled in Jerusalem details of the 2018 race, which will mark the first time a cycling Grand Tour is held outside of Europe. Winding its way around the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, through modern Tel Aviv then the Negev desert down to the Red Sea, the start of next year’s Giro d’Italia will highlight Israel’s history, culture and varied topography.
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A sea louse with an extruding attached. The tiny lice attach themselves to salmon and feed on them, killing or rendering them unsuitable for dinner tables. (Dr. Shawn Robinson/Cooke Aquaculture via AP)
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The exhaust pipe of a Diesel engine car is pictured in Leipzig, Germany. Researchers say there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed. The study comes two years after Volkswagen was caught cheating on emissions tests in the U.S. The tiny particles emitted are hazardous to human health and contribute to 425,000 estimated annual premature deaths from air pollution in the European Union, Norway and Switzerland. (Hendrik Schmidt/dpa via AP)
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Emergency workers stand next to a fallen tree in Timisoara, Romania, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, following a deadly storm that affects the west part of the country. Authorities say six people have died and at least 30 were injured during a violent storm in western Romania that produced winds of up to 100 kilometers (60 miles) an hour.
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A sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building in New York. U.S. stock indexes are inching mostly higher in early trading on Wall Street, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, as more gains for Boeing send the Dow Jones industrial average above the record high it reached a day earlier.
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People stand on a beach where an oil spillage has been washed-up at Glyfada suburb, near Athens, on Thursday,Sept. 14, 2017. Greek authorities insist they are doing everything they can to clean up pollution caused by an oil spill following the sinking of a small oil tanker that has left large sections of the Greek capital's coastal areas coated in viscous, foul-smelling oil.
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Bright-and-dark bands in the atmosphere of Saturn, as seen from the Cassini spacecraft. This image was taken in wavelengths of light that are absorbed by methane. Dark areas are regions where light travels deeper into the atmosphere, passing through more methane. The moon Dione is at right. At bottom are shadows of the planet's rings. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute via AP)
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NASA Space Subjects Ending 8 Months of Isolation
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Asian stocks were mostly lower Friday after North Korea fired off another missile over Japan, ratcheting up geopolitical tensions and denting investor sentiment.