Saturday, October 23, 2021

Library and Archives Canada service cuts hindering research, historians complain

October 22, 2021 4:26 pm OTTAWA — Researchers say recent service cuts at Canada's national archives are making their work — already hampered by COVID-19 — even more challenging. In a...

DNA match IDs Alaska serial killer’s victim after 37 years

October 22, 2021 3:46 pm ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman known for 37 years only as Horseshoe Harriet, one of dozen or so victims of a notorious Alaska serial...

Big tech data centers spark worry over scarce Western water

October 22, 2021 12:06 pm THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — Conflicts over water are as old as history itself, but the massive Google data centers on the edge of this...

US intel warns China could dominate advanced technologies

October 22, 2021 8:46 am WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials are issuing new warnings about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give...

Amid air quality concerns, districts embrace electric buses

October 22, 2021 12:16 am BOSTON (AP) — For several years, the Miami-Dade County Pubic Schools had toyed with replacing some of its 1,000 diesel buses with cleaner electric vehicles....

Consumer watchdog to probe Big Tech payment systems

October 21, 2021 3:46 pm NEW YORK (AP) — In its first significant action under a new director, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ordering Apple, Amazon, PayPal and other...

Bid to unionize Amazon workers in New York nears milestone

October 21, 2021 3:11 pm NEW YORK (AP) — A bid to unionize Amazon workers at a distribution center in New York City neared an important milestone, as organizers prepared...

Why no tusks? Poaching tips scales of elephant evolution

October 21, 2021 2:41 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — A hefty set of tusks is usually an advantage for elephants, allowing them to dig for water, strip bark for food and...

Trump plan for new media venture gets investors’ thumbs up

October 21, 2021 2:16 pm NEW YORK (AP) — Some investors aren’t waiting to see if former President Donald Trump’s plans for a media company to challenge the likes of...

Billions in environmental justice funds hang in the balance

October 21, 2021 1:26 pm Tens of billions of dollars for U.S. environmental justice initiatives originally proposed in a $3.5 trillion domestic spending package now hang in the balance as...

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States mostly defer to union guidance for on-set gun safety

October 23, 2021 11:11 am Safety standards developed by film studios and labor unions are the primary protection for actors and film crews when a...

No ‘blank slate’ jurors in county shaken by Arbery slaying

October 23, 2021 10:11 am BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — No. 218 joined a bike ride supporting Ahmaud Arbery's family after the young Black man was...

Harrison Ford reunited with lost credit card in Sicily

October 23, 2021 10:06 am MILAN (AP) — Harrison Ford lost his credit card during a stay in a beach town near Palermo, Sicily, but...