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Google clarifies policy on location-tracking
Google has revised a help page that erroneously described how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off.
On Monday, an Associated Press investigation revealed several Google apps and websites store user location even if users have turned off Location History. Google has not changed its location-tracking practice in that regard. But its help page now states: "This setting does not affect other location services on your device." It also acknowledges that "some location data may be saved as part of your activity on other services, like Search and Maps."
Previously, the page stated: "With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored."
US OKs generic competitor to EpiPen
U.S. health officials on Thursday approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication that triggered a public backlash due to its rising price tag.
The new version from Teva Pharmaceuticals is the first that will be interchangeable with the original penlike injector sold by Mylan. The Food and Drug Administration announced the approval.
Teva's generic shot will be the first version that pharmacists can substitute even when doctors prescribe the original EpiPen.
Pentagon delays veterans parade
The Defense Department said Thursday that the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018.
Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said the military and the White House "have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019."
The announcement came several hours after The Associated Press reported that the parade would cost about $92 million, according to U.S. officials citing preliminary estimates more than three times the price first suggested by the White House.
Police: Boy stabbed girl during assembly
A boy stood up and repeatedly stabbed a 14-year-old girl during an assembly at an Oklahoma high school on the first day of classes Thursday, and she was airlifted to a hospital, a sheriff's spokesman said.
Mark Opgrande, spokesman for the Oklahoma County sheriff, said the unidentified 14-year-old suspect is in custody.
Opgrande said the girl, who was not identified, was in stable condition after being stabbed"multiple times ... five, six, seven times" by the boy at Luther High School. Opgrande said he did not know what weapon was used.
Luther Police Chief David Randall said there was no known relationship between the boy and girl or any indication that they knew each other.
Remains in tunnel are missing boy
SANTA FE, N.M.
Forensic investigators said Thursday they identified the remains of a Georgia boy whose father is accused of abducting him and performing purification rituals on the child as he died at a remote New Mexico desert compound. The cause of the child's death remained unknown.
The body of Abdul-ghani Wahhaj was found Aug. 6 in an underground tunnel. It was so severely decomposed that investigators could not determine how the severely disabled boy reported missing in December had died, New Mexico's Office of the Medical Examiner said.
The office did not immediately respond to emailed questions on what else the office will do to try to determine the cause of death.