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Google and Walmart Partner With Eye on Amazon

“We are trying to help customers shop in ways that they may have never imagined,” said Marc Lore, who is leading Walmart’s efforts to bolster its e-commerce business. He came to Walmart last year after the retailer bought the company he founded, Jet.com. Google is a laggard in e-commerce. Since starting a shopping service in 2013, it has struggled to gather significant momentum. Initially, it offered free same-day delivery before scrapping it. It also tried delivery of groceries before abandoning that, too. If Amazon is a department store with just…

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New report shows how many accidents, injuries collision avoidance systems prevent

Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images A Toyota Motor Corp. Prius hybrid vehicle, equipped with the Pre-collision System (PCS) and the Pedestrian-avoidance Steer Assist safety features, is demonstrated during a media briefing on the company’s advanced technologies in Tokyo, Japan. The next time you are driving and a lane departure warning system or blind spot alert keeps you from steering into another vehicle, count your blessings. A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found collision avoidance systems dramatically cut the number of accidents and injury-related crashes….

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New wearable tracker can transmit vital signs from a soft, tiny package

Body sensors have long been bulky, hard to wear, and obtrusive. Now they can be as thin as a Band-Aid and about as big as a coin. The new sensors, created by Kyung-In Jang, professor of robotics engineering at South Korea’s Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, and John A. Rogers, Northwestern University, consists of a silicone case that contains “50 components connected by a network of 250 tiny wire coils.” The silicone conforms to the body and transmits data on “movement and respiration, as well as electrical activity…

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Commander of Naval Fleet to Be Relieved of Duty Following Collisions

Divers have found remains of missing American sailors in the flooded compartments of the Navy destroyer John S. McCain, which collided with an oil tanker on Monday off the coast of Singapore, Admiral Swift said. He declined to say how many bodies had been located in the ship, which is docked at Changi Naval Base in Singapore. He also said that the Malaysian Navy, which is part of the search effort, had reported recovering a body at sea that might be one of the 10 missing sailors. “We have discovered…

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Jon Jones’s U.F.C. Title in Jeopardy After Failed Drug Test

Photo Jon Jones, right, defeated Daniel Cormier for the U.F.C. light heavyweight title in July. Credit Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Jon Jones defeated Daniel Cormier at U.F.C. 214 in Anaheim, Calif., last month to claim the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light heavyweight title, but his victory may be short-lived. According to the U.F.C., the organization was informed by the United States Anti-Doping Agency of a potential violation stemming from “an in-competition sample” collected from Jones the day before the fight. According to TMZ, which first reported the potential violation, Jones tested…

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On Soccer: For a Price, a Chance to Go Beyond a Premier League Curtain

It is an idea City has imported from the United States — most notably from the Dallas Cowboys, whose AT&T Stadium boasts a similar facility. City sent a team to observe it a couple of years ago and tweaked its own so that it did not contravene the cultural mores of European soccer. At AT&T Stadium, the players walk through the bars and the cheering crowds on their way to the field. That is anathema here; in soccer, the tunnel, like the dressing room, has always qualified as sacred space,…

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Trump Rally in Phoenix Puts a City on Edge

Photo Hugo Torres, center, protested President Trump’s rally in Phoenix on Tuesday. Credit Conor Ralph for The New York Times PHOENIX — Hours before President Trump landed here on Tuesday for a campaign-style rally, hundreds of supporters and opponents gathered around the Phoenix Convention Center, where he was scheduled to speak. They shouted at one another, chanted slogans, hoisted placards and complained about the 108-degree heat. Some expressed worries that the event would set off the kind of deadly violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Va., this month. Waving an…

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Market Rally Continues as Shares of Technology and Retail Firms Rise

“We’ve seen these blips of volatility this year, and we have tended to calm down very quickly afterward,” said Jon Adams, senior investment strategist at BMO Global Asset Management. He pointed in particular to increased optimism that Washington would avoid a default on the federal debt. The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, said on Monday that there was “zero chance” that Congress would vote against increasing the country’s borrowing limit. The Dow Minute by Minute Position of the Dow Jones industrial average at 1-minute intervals on Tuesday….

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