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Encrypted-Phone Purveyors Charged With Aiding International Drug Trafficking

March 16
By City News Service

A federal grand jury in San Diego Thursday returned indictments charging the head of a Canada-based marketer of encrypted mobile communication devices and four of his associates with using the untraceable handsets to aid in international drug dealing.

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Broadcom Officially Drops Qualcomm Bid After Trump Decision

March 14
By Associated Press, Jade Hindmon

Two days after President Donald Trump blocked Broadcom in its hostile takeover bid of U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm, the Singapore company is officially withdrawing its $117 billion bid.

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Trump Blocks Broadcom Takeover Of Qualcomm

March 12
By Associated Press

President Donald Trump is blocking Singapore-based Broadcom's takeover of U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm on national security grounds.

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What Sound Does A Fish Make? Scripps Scientist Wants To Know

March 7
By Claire Trageser

Ana Širović, an oceanographer at the Marine Bioacoustics Lab at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is trying to find out what sounds fish make in the kelp beds off La Jolla Shores.

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High-Tech Battery Research Comes With Ethical Dilemmas

March 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

When you think about battery research, ethical issues may not be the first to come to mind. But scientists who work with batteries know better.

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Federal Regulators Ask Qualcomm To Postpone Broadcom Bid Vote

March 5
By City News Service, Jade Hindmon

Federal regulators have ordered San Diego-based Qualcomm to postpone a stockholders vote on whether to sell the company to rival chip maker Broadcom, due to national security concerns raised by several members of Congress.

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Granddaughter Of NASA 'Human Computer' To Speak In San Diego

Feb. 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The contributions of the black women of NASA's space program were hidden no more after the movie "Hidden Figures," documenting the lives of three of the women, came out last year. But there were more than three black women who worked on the math which helped get astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

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SpaceX Launches Spanish Satellite From California

Feb. 22
By Associated Press

An Earth-observation satellite built for Spain was successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn Thursday, creating a brief light show as it arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles.

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Broadcom Is Adjusting Its Buyout Offer For Qualcomm

Feb. 21
By Associated Press

Broadcom is adjusting its buyout offer for Qualcomm, a day after that chipmaker raised its bid for NXP Semiconductors to approximately $43.22 billion.

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Qualcomm Raises Bid For NXP To About $43.22B

Feb. 20
By Associated Press

Qualcomm is raising its takeover bid for NXP Semiconductors by nearly 16 percent to about $43.22 billion, citing in part NXP's strong results since the companies first announced their merger in October 2016.