AP Top News at 10:35 a.m. EDT

AP Top News at 10:35 a.m. EDT

War crimes trial for Russian soldier in Ukraine adjourned until Thursday after he pleads guilty

The war crimes trial of a 21-year-old Russian soldier has been adjourned until Thursday because too many members of the media were crowding the courtroom in Kyiv.

RePower EU: Landmark plan falls short in supporting energy storage deployment

The European Union’s plan to transition away from dependency on Russian fossil fuel imports has been released in draft form.

Russian soldier pleads guilty at Ukraine war crimes trial

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A 21-year-old Russian soldier facing the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded Ukraine pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing an unarmed civilian.

Showers & evening storms Wednesday

QUICK WEATHER FORECAST: Today: Rain & PM storms, high 73Tonight: Showers tapering, low 61Thursday: Partly cloudy, high 82Friday: Mostly sunny, hot, windy, humid, high 90Saturday: Rain & sto…

EU rushes out $300 billion roadmap to ditch Russian energy

The European Union’s executive arm is moving to jump-start plans for the EU to abandon Russian energy amid the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine

Russian soldier pleads guilty at Ukraine war crimes trial

A 21-year-old Russian soldier facing the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded Ukraine pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing an unarmed civilian. Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin could get life in prison for shooting a a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head through an open car window…

European Union Sets Out Plan to End Russian Energy Imports

The $317 billion plan seeks to end the region’s dependence on Russian energy within five years, testing the bloc’s political will to overhaul its energy policy and infrastructure in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

EU to map out escape route from Russian fossil fuels

The European Commission will on Wednesday unveil a 210 billion euro plan for how Europe can end its reliance on Russian fossil fuels by 2027, and use the pivot away from Moscow to quicken its shift to green energy.

Russian soldier pleads guilty at Ukraine war crimes trial

A 21-year-old Russian soldier facing the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded Ukraine has pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed civilian

TIMING: When we'll see rain and the chance for torrential downpours

Rounds of rain are possible today as a warm front sits over the Tri-State.

Grieving the death of Shireen Abu Aqleh | Letter

Letter: Shernaz Choksi responds to an opinion piece on the Palestinian-American journalist who was killed during an Israeli raid on a refugee camp

Russia says 959 Ukrainian fighters surrendered from Azovstal so far

Russia said on Wednesday that a total of 959 Ukrainian fighters, including 80 wounded, had surrendered from the bunkers and tunnels below Mariupol's Azovstal steelworks since Monday.

Ukraine hopes to swap steel mill fighters for Russian POWs

Ukrainian fighters extracted from the last bastion of resistance in Mariupol were taken to a former penal colony in enemy-controlled territory, and a top military official hoped they could be exchanged for Russian prisoners of war

Ukrainian president Zelenskyy is special guest at Cannes

The 75th Cannes Film Festival has excluded all Russian participants except dissident director Kirill Serebrennikov.

Amber Heard said James Franco made a late-night visit to her apartment after a fight with Johnny Depp because she 'exhausted' her support network

"I quite literally exhausted my support network with my usual friends and I was happy to welcome as much friendship at that time as I could possibly get."

Russia-Ukraine War: Latest News and Live Updates

Full coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

North Korea Not Seeking Help for Covid ‘Crisis,’ Aide Groups Say

While North Korea is reporting hundreds of thousands of “fever cases” a day, several international aid organizations say they’ve not heard from Pyongyang seeking Covid-19 help to combat one of the country’s worst crises in years.

Head of Luhansk Oblast Military Administration: Russians already scared to advance on Bilohorivka and no longer force their way across Siverskyi Donets

Anastasiya Kalatur - Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 04:25 Russian military personnel are refusing to approach Bilohorivka (Luhansk Oblast) and they are no longer attempting to force their way across the Siverskyi Donets river, because it is "scary" for them.

AP Top News at 5:28 a.m. EDT

AP Top News at 5:28 a.m. EDT

From storage to transport, hurdles to getting COVID vaccine to N.Koreans

As North Korea battles its first known COVID outbreak, a lack of storage, chronic power shortages and inadequately trained medical staff pose acute challenges to inoculating its 25 million people - even with outside help, analysts said.

UK cost of living crisis to peak later this year, BoE to press on with rate rises: Reuters poll

Britain's worst cost of living crisis in three decades won't peak until the tail end of this year but the Bank of England will be more aggressive in raising interest rates than was thought as it battles soaring inflation, a Reuters poll found.

UK inflation hits 9%, highest since 1980s

British consumer price inflation hit an annual rate of 9.0% in April, the highest since official estimates began in the late 1980s, data showed on Wednesday.

Moments after Johnny Depp and Amber Heard tied the knot he said, 'We're married now. I can punch her in the face and nobody can do anything about it,' Heard's former friend testifies

iO Tillett Wright described several verbal fights he witnessed between Heard and Depp in Tuesday testimony but said he never saw the two get physical.

Finland, Sweden apply to join NATO as Russia pummels Ukraine

Finland and Sweden formally applied to join NATO on Wednesday, prompted by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and triggering one of the most significant changes in Europe's security architecture in decades.

LONDON — British inflation leapt last month to its highest annual rate since 1982, piling pressure on finance minister Rishi Sunak to step up help for…

North Korea hails recovery as WHO worries over missing data

North Korea says a million people have already recovered from suspected COVID-19 a week after disclosing an outbreak it appears to be trying to manage in isolation

Finland, Sweden submit NATO membership application

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that Finland, Sweden have officially applied to join the world’s biggest military alliance, a move driven by security concerns over Russia’s war in Ukraine.

UK inflation hits highest for 40 years as energy bills soar

UK inflation, the rate at which prices rise, jumped to 9% in the year to April, up from 7% in March.

UK inflation surges to 40-year high of 9% in April, as soaring energy and food prices deepen cost-of-living crisis

April's UK inflation figures lift the chances of more interest-rate increases from the Bank of England, analysts said.

When is the UK inflation and how could it affect GBP/USD?

The cost of living in the UK as represented by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for April month is due early on Wednesday at 06:00 GMT. Given the recent

Ukraine Live Updates: Finland and Sweden Apply to Join NATO

Approval would mark the largest expansion of the military alliance in two decades. Public opinion tilted heavily in favor of joining the alliance after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Guatemala president says won't attend U.S. summit after political tension

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Tuesday he would not attend next month's Summit of the Americas, a day after the United States criticized the Central American country for appointing its attorney general to serve another term.

Guatemala leader won't attend summit in LA after US critique

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei says he will not attend the Summit of the Americas next month in Los Angeles, following criticism from the Biden administration for reappointing an attorney general the U.S. accuses of protecting the corrupt

Biden says will keep up efforts to curb gun violence

U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday said it will be difficult to push through any gun control measures but that he will not give up on enacting changes to curb such violence, saying he and fellow Americans have got to press lawmakers to act.

Finland, Sweden submit application to join NATO

Finland and Sweden formally applied to join the NATO alliance on Wednesday at allied headquarters, setting in motion an accession process that is expected to take only a few weeks.

On a Russian Talk Show, Retired Colonel Stuns Colleagues by Saying Invasion Isn't Going Well

A military analyst on one of Russian state television’s most popular networks left his fellow panelists in stunned silence Monday when he said that the conflict in Ukraine was deteriorating for Russia, giving the kind of honest assessment that is virtually banished from the official…

Ukraine will get worse for isolated Russia, analyst says on state TV

One military analyst had a brutally frank message for viewers of Russian state television: The war in Ukraine will get much worse for Russia, which is facing a mass mobilisation supported by the United States while Russia is almost totally isolated. Since President Vladimir Putin…

North Korea hails recovery as WHO worries over missing data

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday more than a million people have already recovered from suspected COVID-19 just a week after disclosing an outbreak it appears to be trying to ma…

Live updates: Russia's war in Ukraine

The evacuation mission at the Azovstol steel plant in Mariupol continues, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said. It follows the end of Ukrainian forces' "combat mission" at the complex. Follow here for live news updates.

All they did was cut off his ear. They couldve quartered him with an armoured vehicle: The Security Service of Ukraine intercepts another conversation

VALENTYNA ROMANENKO - Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 18:27 The Security Service of Ukraine has received new evidence of brutalities committed by the aggressors in the Kharkiv region: they brag about torturing Ukrainian soldiers and bombarding peaceful settlements.

Turkey threatens to block Finland and Sweden Nato bids

Turkish President Erdogan accused the Nordic nations of harbouring terrorists wanted by Ankara.

North Korean leader Kim slams officials' 'immaturity' in response to COVID outbreak

The country has not started mass vaccinations and has limited testing capabilities.

Mariupol: Ukraine doing everything to save remaining fighters

But Kyiv refuses to say how many soldiers are still trapped, saying such information is "sensitive".

Another occupying forces soldier identified as a rapist - Prosecutor General

IRYNA BALACHUK - TUESDAY, 17 MAY, 2022, 11:40 Police have identified another Russian soldier who raped women in the Kyiv region as Bulat Fassakhov, a 20-year-old radio operator from the 30th Separate Motorised Rifle Brigade.

A Ukrainian TikToker funded 100 abortions for Ukrainian women, citing laws that make it hard to get treatment if Russian soldiers rape them

Max Klymenko donated to the Abortion Support Network to help Ukrainian refugees access abortions. Many are in Poland, which has a near-total ban.

N. Korea reports another jump in suspected COVID-19 cases – KION546

By KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday reported 232,880 new cases of fever and another six deaths as leader Kim Jong Un accused officials of “immaturity” and “slackness” in their early handling of the COVID-19 outbreak ravaging across…

EU rushes out $300 billion roadmap to ditch Russian energy

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive arm moved Wednesday to jump-start plans for the 27-nation bloc to abandon Russian energy amid the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine , proposing a nearly 300 billion-euro ($315 billion) package that includes more efficient use of fuels and faster…

European Union Sets Out Plan to End Russian Energy Imports

The $317 billion plan seeks to end the region’s dependence on Russian energy within five years, testing the bloc’s political will to overhaul its energy policy and infrastructure in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

EU rushes out $300 billion roadmap to ditch Russian energy

The European Union’s executive arm is moving to jump-start plans for the EU to abandon Russian energy amid the Kremlin’s war in Ukraine

Inflation smacks Target hard, sending profit sharply lower

Target shares are down more than 20% in pre-market trading after the retailer was hit by higher costs and reduced customer spending.

Futures slip after sharp Wall Street rally

U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Wednesday following a sharp rally in megacap growth stocks in the previous session that fizzled out on fears of aggressive monetary policy tightening and slowing economic growth.

Target Corporation Reports First Quarter Earnings

Comparable sales grew 3.3 percent, on top of 22.9 percent growth last year.

Global stocks mixed after US retail data offset rate fears

Global stock markets are mixed and Wall Street futures lower after positive U.S. retail sales data helped to offset concern the Federal Reserve might consider more rate hikes to cool inflation

GrubHub NYC Free Lunch Promo Turns Fiasco Amid 6,000 Orders a Minute

Grubhub offered free lunches up to $15 to people in the NYC and surrounding area who placed orders through their app or website within a three-hour window on Tuesday — and too many people got the message.

Grubhub Reminds NYC There Is No Such Thing As Free Lunch

The delivery app’s promotion overwhelmed restaurant workers and angered hungry New Yorkers.

Netflix lays off 150 staffers amid slowdown in revenue growth

Streaming service platform Netflix has laid off up to 150 employees as it continues to see a downturn in revenue and subscriber growth.

Purchase and Refinance Applications Tumble

Mortgage application activity, which had been on the rebound this month, suffered its largest loss since mid-February during the week ended May 13. Applications for both refinancing and home purchase took double digit hits. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its Market Composite Index, a measure…

Why this investor who paid $650,000 to lunch with Buffett isn't buying or selling right now

How a fund manager justifies doing absolutely nothing with his portfolio

UK cost of living crisis to peak later this year, BoE to press on with rate rises: Reuters poll

Britain's worst cost of living crisis in three decades won't peak until the tail end of this year but the Bank of England will be more aggressive in raising interest rates than was thought as it battles soaring inflation, a Reuters poll found.

Stocks rise on Wall Street; report shows strong retail sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in afternoon trading on Wall Street Tuesday as investors review an encouraging report on retail sales and a mixed batch of earnings updates from several big retailers. T…

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Target took a big hit from higher costs during the first quarter despite brisk sales. Profits for major retailers has come under pressure from both surging inflation and stubborn clogs in the global supply chain.…

Opening Bell: Futures Slip As Traders Digest Solid Economic Data Vs. Hawkish Fed | Investing.com

Market Overview Analysis by Investing.com (Pinchas Cohen/Investing.com) covering: EUR/USD - Euro Dólar Americano, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, Nasdaq 100. Read Investing.com (Pinchas Cohen/Investing.com)'s latest article on Investing.com

Euro and sterling helped by improved market sentiment

Overnight surges left the euro and pound sitting pretty in early Asia helped by good U.K. jobs data and a general improvement in investor sentiment on solid U.S. retail sales and hopes of easing lockdowns in China.

Target profit halves on rising costs, warns of bigger margin hit

Target Corp's first-quarter profit halved and it warned of a bigger margin hit on Wednesday due to rising fuel and freight costs, in a clear sign that deep-pocketed U.S. retailers are no longer immune to surging inflation.

Tech Shares Rebound, Leading Stock Rally

U.S. stock indexes climbed, rebounding from a choppy session Monday, as investors snapped up beaten-down shares in technology, banking and other sectors.

Euro and sterling helped by improved market sentiment

Overnight surges left the euro and pound sitting pretty in early Asia helped by good U.K. jobs data and a general improvement in investor sentiment.

Stocks Extend Rally as Bonds Hold Post-Powell Drop: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- Stocks in Asia extended a rally Wednesday after a jump in US equities, while Treasuries held most of a slide induced by hawkish comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.Most Read from BloombergOnetime Richest Singapore Tycoon Has Lost 80% of His FortuneMeet the…

European Stocks Edge Lower;  Soaring U.K. Inflation Weighs By Investing.com

European Stocks Edge Lower; Soaring U.K. Inflation Weighs

Overall Technical Action Improves, but a Disaster Is Hitting the Retail Sector

The macro environment is still full of land mines, and the disappointing results from big retailers definitely hint at the potential for a recession.

2 E-Commerce Stocks You Won't Believe Are Lower Now Than 2 Years Ago @themotleyfool #stocks $AMZN $MA $V $SHOP $PYPL

Amazon and Shopify have seen their stock prices get crushed in recent months.

Target feels inflation’s sting in first quarter, shares slip

NEW YORK (AP) — Target took a big hit from higher costs during the first quarter despite brisk sales. Profits for major retailers has come under pressure from both surging inflation and stubborn cl…

EU to map out escape route from Russian fossil fuels

The European Commission will on Wednesday unveil a 210 billion euro plan for how Europe can end its reliance on Russian fossil fuels by 2027, and use the pivot away from Moscow to quicken its shift to green energy.

EU unveils escape route from Russian fossil fuels by 2027

The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled a 210 billion euro plan for Europe to end its reliance on Russian fossil fuels by 2027, and to use the pivot away from Moscow to quicken its transition to green energy.

The Green Brief: Quitting Russian fossil fuels is only half the challenge

Faced with war, high energy prices and a climate crisis, Europe needs to untangle itself from Russian fossil fuels asap. But ultimately, it needs to reduce its reliance on all fossil fuels as much as possible.

Target feels inflation's sting in first quarter, shares slip

Target's first-quarter profit took a big hit from higher costs, despite strong sales growth. Target's results Wednesday reflect the pressure on retailers' profits coming from surging inflation and persistent clogs

Target's Earnings Will Be Another Test for Retailers

Target’s report comes a day after Walmart delivered mixed first-quarter results. If results show shoppers pulling back, it could mean inflation is having an impact.

World’s Richest Family Loses $19 Billion in Walmart Wipeout

(Bloomberg) -- The Walton family fortune tumbled almost $19 billion on Tuesday after Walmart Inc. slashed its profit outlook.

The Housing Market Is Cooling and 2 Other Takeaways From Real Estate Earnings

Investors will get the latest indication of how rising prices and mortgage rates have affected demand this week.

European Stock Futures Edge Higher; U.K. Inflation Hits 40-Year High By Investing.com

European Stock Futures Edge Higher; U.K. Inflation Hits 40-Year High

European shares flat as inflation woes offset earnings cheer, China recovery hopes

European shares were flat in early trade on Wednesday, as some strong earnings and hopes about China's economic recovery were offset by worries about inflation and monetary policy tightening.

Target profit halves on rising costs, warns of bigger margin hit

The bleak results come a day after larger rival Walmart Inc cut its annual profit view, even though both retailers clocked better-than-expected quarterly sales.

Target feels inflation's sting in first quarter, shares slip

Target’s first-quarter profit took a big hit from higher costs, despite strong sales growth

Stocks rebound stops as inflation harms sentiment

A UK inflation reading of 9% underlines just how much higher interest rates might be headed

Stock Futures Trade Lower as Powell Says Fed Has 'Resolve' to Cool Inflation

The Fed chairman says the Federal Reserve will keep boosting interest rates until it sees inflation 'coming down in a convincing way.'

UK inflation hits highest for 40 years as energy bills soar

UK inflation, the rate at which prices rise, jumped to 9% in the year to April, up from 7% in March.

Grubhub 'free lunch' deal frustrates hungry customers

NEW YORK (PIX11) — The saying goes “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Grubhub offered that to New Yorkers Tuesday, but the perk wasn’t without complications. “Re…

Grubhub’s ‘Free Lunch’ Promo Went Predictably Haywire

The Grubhub app and website both began crashing and glitching minutes into a promotional campaign that promised New Yorkers a free lunch

Bitcoin shakes of Fed volatility as analysts remain split on return under $24K

Bitcoin revolves around $30,000 while BTC price outlooks still include a lower low than last week's $23,800 Terra LUNA drop.

UK inflation surges to 40-year high of 9% in April, as soaring energy and food prices deepen cost-of-living crisis

April's UK inflation figures lift the chances of more interest-rate increases from the Bank of England, analysts said.

When is the UK inflation and how could it affect GBP/USD?

The cost of living in the UK as represented by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for April month is due early on Wednesday at 06:00 GMT. Given the recent

Bernanke Skewers Powell as Market Pauses, VIX Falls and Commodities Pop

Bernanke blasts Powell for being too accommodative and not willing to 'shock the market.' He also added a few words on the future of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Meanwhile, stocks hesitate, the VIX falls sharply and the commodity rally is reignited. Also, a look at what…

Mooners and Shakers: Bitcoin fights hard to hold $30k; big investors buy dip; Fed plans to use its tools - Stockhead

It's a two-pronged defensive effort at the top of the crypto league table. Can Bitcoin and Ethereum hang on to US$30k and US$2k respectively?

Stocks rise on Wall Street; report shows strong retail sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in afternoon trading on Wall Street Tuesday as investors review an encouraging report on retail sales and a mixed batch of earnings updates from several big retailers. T…

Why Boulder and Flagstaff are enlisting cities to suck carbon out of the atmosphere

Local governments are the latest buyers in the carbon removal market.

Laura Ingraham Names 'The Real Accomplices' In Buffalo Mass Shooting And We Can't Even

The Fox News host was all over the place in her hot take on the racist massacre that killed 10 in a New York state supermarket.

Extreme right-wing ideologies are becoming an increasingly big problem for the US

Online extremism is nothing new, but who calls it out is becoming contentious, writes Holly Baxter

Pollution Killed 9 Million People Worldwide in 2019

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pollution from varied sources caused 9 million deaths worldwide in 2019, accounting for 1 in 6 of all deaths, a new study says.

Bad news for the 2022 hurricane season: The Loop Current, a fueler of monster storms, is looking a lot like it did in 2005, the year of Katrina

A satellite image of ocean heat shows the strong Loop Current and swirling eddies. Christopher Henze, NASA/AmesThe Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1, and the Gulf of Mexico is already warmer than average. Even more worrying is a current of warm tropical water that…

Earth's Atmospheric CO2 Hasn't Been This High In Millions of Years

"Either we drive the fossil fuel industry into extinction—or the human race."

By By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter, HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pollution from varied sources caused 9 million deaths worldwide in 2019, accounting for 1 in 6 of all deaths, a new study says. Of those pollution-related deaths, three-quarters -- close…

Four key measures of climate change set records in 2021

Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean temperatures and ocean acidification all hit their highest recorded levels, a U.N. report found.

Oceans are hotter, higher and more acidic, climate report warns

The world's oceans in 2021 grew to their warmest and most acidic levels on record, while melting ice sheets helped push sea levels to new heights, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday.

Do Airline Climate Offsets Really Work? Here’s the Good News, and the Bad.

Carbon credits could eventually play an important role in fighting climate change, but right now a few dollars’ worth won’t change much.

‘World is at boiling point’: humanity must redefine relationship with nature, says report

Stockholm institute calls for ‘bold science-based decision-making’ to tackle climate, social and economic crises

Divest fossil fuels — the time for engagement is over

News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication

Solving the net-zero equation in the United States

Achieving net-zero carbon emissions will require investment and action on a massive scale. How can the United States meet the challenge of this moment?

Gardeners should look out for this invasive species

Gardeners should be on the look out for an invasive species. It’s called a jumping worm, and they have been spotted all over New England.

The Green Brief: Quitting Russian fossil fuels is only half the challenge

Faced with war, high energy prices and a climate crisis, Europe needs to untangle itself from Russian fossil fuels asap. But ultimately, it needs to reduce its reliance on all fossil fuels as much as possible.

Let’s save forests to fight climate change

An often-overlooked climate solution: forest conservation.

Newsom’s electric car nirvana collides with reality

California’s vaunted shift to electric cars may turn out to be one of the state government’s many high-concept programs that become managerial disasters.

It's now cheaper to switch from coal to renewables instead of coal to gas, report shows

Record-high coal and gas prices have pushed prices up for consumers and businesses alike, but there could be a silver lining.

Guest post: How 12 key industries can cut emissions in line with 1.5C - Carbon Brief

work representing 71 institutional investors with over $10.4tn in assets, shows for the first time how much carbon dioxide (CO2) each sector can emit while likely keeping warming below 1.5C.

Readers' most-tipped stocks, ETFs and funds for the charge to net-zero

Well, well, well. We have seen an absolute bloodbath to start 2022 - and it doesn't look to be stopping anytime soon. The S&P 500 has fallen nearly 16% year to date, while the domestic index has tumbled 6.8%.  Whether this is just a blip…

An Urban Wildlife Bridge Is Coming to California

The crossing will span Route 101, providing safe passage for mountain lions and other animals hemmed in by the freeways that surround the Santa Monica Mountains.

Pollution responsible for 1 in 6 deaths worldwide: study

Pollution was responsible for about 9 million deaths across the world in 2019 — equivalent to 1 in 6 deaths — with little improvement from previous years, a new report has found. Although the numbe…

Water in the West: Is growth at risk due to drought, climate change?

The West is grappling with acute growing pains, creating challenges when it comes to balancing the different needs of urban centers and rural life. In a time of unprecedented drought, wise water management is top of mind. Can states in the West learn from one…

1 in 6 deaths worldwide attributed to pollution: Review

The analysis, led by an international team of scientists, indicates that pollution played a role in 9 million deaths globally in 2019.

Maui Now : ‘This is your lucky day;’ Two Hawaiian monk seals sunbathing on Kīhei Beach

On a North Kīhei beach Tuesday morning, two endangered Hawaiian monk seals were sunbathing and getting some rest.

The ‘carbon bombs’ set to blow up the world’s climate pledges

A Guardian investigation has revealed 195 oil and gas projects known as ‘carbon bombs’ that could trigger catastrophic climate breakdown if allowed to continue. Damian Carrington reports

‘You don’t see this everyday, folks’: Fishermen spot orca swimming off coast of Cape Cod - The Boston Globe

Two fishermen in the waters off Cape Cod on Sunday afternoon took video and photographs of a large orca — better known as a killer whale — swimming nearby.

Europe Rethinks Its Reliance on Burning Wood for Electricity

A new proposal would significantly rewrite E.U. rules on renewable energy, ending subsidies for biomass like wood pellets.

At Los Angeles County Water Recycling Facility, Governor Newsom Highlights State and Local Action to Combat Drought | California Governor

CARSON – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom visited a Metropolitan Water District of Southern California water recycling facility to discuss the administration’s response to the ongoing megadrought…

EU to map out escape route from Russian fossil fuels

The European Commission will on Wednesday unveil a 210 billion euro plan for how Europe can end its reliance on Russian fossil fuels by 2027, and use the pivot away from Moscow to quicken its shift to green energy.

Nevada homes have new wildfire risk rating

Washoe County is in the severe risk category.

Newsom discusses drought plans, water use in Carson

Gov. Gavin Newsom was in Carson on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing drought in California and what officials plan to do about it. Appearing at the Joint Water Pollution Control Plant, Newsom made cle…

Here’s the first-ever map showing wildfire risk to American homes

The nation’s wildfire risk is widespread, severe and accelerating quickly, according to new data, which comes as rising housing prices in cities and suburbs push Americans deeper into fire-prone areas.

The Latter-day Saint ghost town that keeps emerging from Lake Mead

The severe drought conditions around Lake Mead have revealed the ghost town of St. Thomas.

Global pollution kills 9 million people a year, study finds

A new study blames pollution of all types for 9 million deaths a year globally, with the death toll attributed to dirty air from cars, trucks and industry rising 55% since 2000. That increase is offset by fewer pollution deaths from primitive indoor stoves and…

Pollution’s fatal threat gains urgency after 9 million died in one year

Pollution is causing many people to die earlier than they would otherwise, both globally and in the U.S., according to two new studies.

Pollution killing 9 million people a year, Africa hardest hit - study

Worsening outdoor air pollution and toxic lead poisoning have kept global deaths from environmental contamination at an estimated 9 million per year since 2015 – countering modest progress made in tackling pollution elsewhere, a team of scientists reported Tuesday.

New tool gives every Sonoma County home a wildfire risk score

Researchers have created an online tool that allows users to search by address for a wildfire risk assessment.

Sierra Club presses Senate Democrats for climate investments

The Sierra Club is poised to launch an ad campaign in nine states as part of an effort to encourage Senate Democrats to take climate-related action by investing in communities facing systemic injus…

SDG&E proposing rate hikes beginning in 2024

San Diego Gas & Electric is proposing to increase electricity and gas rates starting in 2024.

Hydrovolt, The Largest Battery Recycling Facility In Europe, Begins Operations

Hydrovolt expects to recycle 12,000 tons of depleted batteries in its first year of operation.

Gov. Newsom holds drought event at Southland water recycling facility to highlight conservation

As the state deals with the historic drought, Governor Gavin Newsom will be in the Southland Tuesday to visit a water recycling facility.

Waters with high heat content expected in Gulf of Mexico this hurricane season » Yale Climate Connections

An eddy is poised to break off from the Loop Current this summer, providing high heat content waters conducive for rapid intensification of hurricanes.

'Like we're all commie as f***': Project Veritas exposes political bias at Twitter - Rebel News

The employee, identified as Siru Murugesan, said that Twitter often censors tweets from conservative users if they believe the tweet constitutes as harassment, admitting that Twitter does not hold liberals and leftists to the same standard.

Hydropower is 53% of the renewable energy supply in the West. Drought is slowing down production.

Tri-State Generation, the largest hydropower customer on the Colorado River system, says it has enough other sources of energy to make up for less hydro production.

As pollution worsens on Cape Cod, some are investing in hopes in a new type of septic system - The Boston Globe

A coalition of groups in Cape Cod is pressing local and state officials to consider installing a new kind of septic system that they say would curb the vast majority of nitrogen that leaks from traditional systems.

S.F. waste giant Recology made millions more in profits than allowed, according to new report

San Francisco waste hauler Recology pulled in $23.4 million more in profits over a...

Buildup of solar heat likely contributes to Mars' dust storms, researchers find

A seasonal imbalance in the amount of solar energy absorbed and released by the planet Mars is a likely cause of the dust storms that have long intrigued observers, a team of researchers reports.

Most homes in America face at least some wildfire risk, research shows

Some homes have more than a one in four chance of wildfire in the next three decades

AI programs can tell race from X-rays, but scientists don't know how. Here's why that's bad.

The findings of the study suggest that AI diagnostic systems could produce racially biased results with adverse health outcomes.

AI Can Identify Race From Just X-Rays And Scientists Have No Idea How

In another display that AI can see things that humans inherently can’t, researchers have discovered that AI may be able to identify race from X-ray images,

McMaster says AI can help beat adversaries, overcome ‘critical challenges’

His remarks were made at the Nexus 22 symposium, a daylong event focused on autonomy, AI and the defense policy that underpins it.

Google's AI-Powered 'Interview Warmup' Helps With Job Prep

The tool lets you practice answering potential interview questions in various fields.

Miami's First Fleet of Driverless Cars Hits the Streets

Argo AI announced it has "begun driverless operations" on public roads in Miami.

Ford-backed Argo AI launches driverless car testing

The removal of human safety drivers in Miami and Austin is a milestone for the Pittsburgh-based autonomous vehicle technology.

DeepMind's Gato is the Swiss Army Knife of AI models

Gato is a multi-modal, multi-task, multi-embodiment generalist policy.

Argo touts driverless operations in Miami and Austin, Texas

An autonomous vehicle technology company that partners with Ford and Volkswagen says it has started driverless operations in two of eight cities where it is developing its technology

ZMO.ai secures $8M led by Hillhouse to create AI generated fashion models

With breakthroughs in machine learning, it’s no longer uncommon to see algorithmically generated bodies that can move and talk authentically like real humans. The question is now down to whether startups offering such products can achieve a sustainable business model. Some of them have demonstrated…

Buildots Raises $60 Million in Series C Funding - FinSMEs

London, UK-based construction management startup leveraging AI and computer vision, raised $60M in Series C funding

Tractian Raises $15M in Series A Funding - FinSMEs

Tractian, an Atlanta, GA-based machine intelligence company focused on advanced industrial monitoring systems, raised $15M in Series A funding

ON1 Has Announced the Latest Update: ON1 Photo Raw 2022.5 | Fstoppers

Twice yearly, ON1 produces free upgrades to their Photo Raw program. The newest version is just over the horizon, and it has some expected features to add, plus improvements to its existing arsenal

McMaster says AI can help beat adversaries, overcome ‘critical challenges’

His remarks were made at the Nexus 22 symposium, a daylong event focused on autonomy, AI and the defense policy that underpins it.

Apple Machine Learning Director Who Left Over Office Return Policy Joins Google

Earlier this month, former Apple director of machine learning Ian Goodfellow made headlines when he resigned from his position due to Apple's...

Apple exec who departed over office return policy joins up with Google | AppleInsider

After his split, Apple's former director of machine learning has already moved on and has found employment with Google's DeepMind.

Tableau adds data storytelling to its revamped cloud platform

The Salesforce company wants to make data more accessible with a set of self-service tools built into its new-look Tableau Cloud platform.

Tesla may make its Full Self-Driving Beta tester pool ten times larger

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta gives owners the opportunity to test the company’s most recent developments in semi-autonomous driving technology. With 100,000 drivers already in the Beta fleet, Tesla is considering expanding the pool of testers to 1 million, and it could happen by the end…

Elon Musk provides insight into number of customers who have purchased FSD, predicting ~1 million FSD Beta testers by the end of year [Video]

For the first time Tesla CEO Elon Musk has given us an idea about the number of customers who have purchased the Full Self-Driving (FSD) Capability option for their vehicles. Musk has previously said there

Argo touts driverless operations in Miami and Austin, Texas

NEW YORK (AP) — An autonomous vehicle technology company that partners with Ford and...

Argo touts driverless operations in Miami and Austin, Texas

An autonomous vehicle technology company that partners with Ford and Volkswagen says it has started driverless operations in two of eight cities where it is developing its technology

Delivering a Personalized Shopping Experience with AI

What’s next for fashion shopping app, THE YES: improving the algorithm or investing in customer acquisition?

Argo touts driverless operations in Miami and Austin, Texas

NEW YORK (AP) — An autonomous vehicle technology company that partners with Ford and Volkswagen says it has started driverless operations in two of eight cities where it is developing its technolog…

Argo AI launches driverless testing in Miami

MIAMI (WSVN) - You may be seeing some driverless vehicles riding the streets of Miami. On Tuesday, autonomous vehicle technology company Argo AI announced the...

Revolut CEO Nik Storonsky to launch new VC fund that will “disrupt” the venture world - AltFi

Seven months after opening his own family office in London, Storonsky is entering into another new field: venture capital.

Tableau Deepens Cloud Capabilities, Salesforce Integration

Data analytics software developer Tableau debuted Tableau Cloud and integrations with Salesforce Einstein and Slack.

Google's AI-powered 'Interview Warmup' lets you practice answering job questions

As parts of its Grow with Google and Career Certificates initiatives, Google has launched a new  Interview Warmup website...

Ford Backed Argo AI To Ditch Human Safety Drivers In Austin And Miami

Ford backed Argo AI is ditching its human safety drivers in Austin and Miami as the company is confident it can operate its autonomous vehicles safely.

Tractian, which uses AI to monitor industrial equipment, raises $15M

Tractian, which uses AI to monitor and predict the status of industrial equipment, has raised $15M in a venture funding round.

Anthem Looks to Fuel AI Efforts With Petabytes of Synthetic Data

The idea of synthetic data in enterprises has been around for decades, but it’s picking up steam as companies begin making more use of artificial intelligence and have greater need for faster access to better data sets.

Fully autonomous: Argo AI is now operating vehicles without human drivers in Miami and Austin, Texas

Pittsburgh-based autonomous vehicle startup Argo AI announced that it is now operating vehicles without human drivers in Miami and Austin, Texas.

Argo AI introduces non-commercial driverless vehicles

Self-driving startup Argo AI said it had launched driverless vehicles in Miami and Austin for in-house testing, with commercial applications following later.

Argo AI Begins Driverless Vehicle Operations in Miami & Austin

/PRNewswire/ -- Industry-leading autonomous vehicle technology company Argo AI commenced driverless operations in Miami and Austin, two of the eight global...

You can practice for a job interview with Google AI | Engadget

Google has launched an AI tool that helps you practice job interviews..

Buildots raises $60 million for construction process AI solution | Ctech

The Israeli construction tech startup has developed a technological solution that continuously compares the situation at the construction site with construction plans and project schedules

10. Pony.ai

Toyota-backed Pony.ai is a transportation company aiming to become an international leader in autonomous mobility and smart city technology.

Widely Available AI Could Have Deadly Consequences

US researchers' “Dr. Evil project” proves drug discovery AI could be used to create biochemical weapons.

‘The Game is Over’: Google’s DeepMind says it is close to achieving human-level AI

New Gato AI is ‘generalist agent’ that can carry out a huge range of complex tasks, from stacking blocks to writing poetry

Revolut's Nik Storonsky to launch AI-driven VC fund

Revolut co-founder Nik Storonsky is to launch his own venture capital fund, using advances in artificial intelligence to identify potential future unicorns.

Tableau enhances links to Salesforce AI as it works to blend more into ecosystem

When Salesforce spent almost $16 billion to buy Tableau in 2019, it was getting a company with a goal of bringing data to the masses. As a cloud solution, it fits nicely into the growing Salesforce federation of cloud products and services. Over time, it…

Tableau adds automated, plain-language explanations to dashboards | ZDNet

With the new Data Stories feature, Tableau users shouldn't have to spend time repeatedly explaining the dashboards they've built.

Next-Gen Data Analytics Startup Imply Data Raises $100M

Company looks to expand its market reach with its Apache Druid-based software for developing real-time analytical applications.

Revolut founder set to launch venture capital fund powered by artificial intelligence

The fund will be focused mainly on Series B and Series C rounds, based on a software model which eliminates 'human judgement.'

Tom Cruise Explains That He Rallied Hard To Get Val Kilmer Into TOP GUN: MAVERICK — GeekTyrant

Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer will reunite for the first time since the original Top Gun movie in Top Gun: Maverick . Having already seen the movie, I know how this all plays out, and all I’ll say is that it’s a wonderful and moving…

Revolut CEO Nik Storonsky To Launch AI-Led Venture Capital Fund

Nik Storonsky, the billionaire co-founder of the London-based fintech Revolut, aims to disrupt traditional venture investors using machine learning.

On the road to cleaner, greener, and faster driving

MIT researchers developed a technique to control a fleet of autonomous vehicles as they approach and pass through a signalized intersection in a way that reduces fuel consumption and greenhouse emissions from idling and stop-and-go traffic, while improving travel speeds.

Human-Centered AI, book review: A roadmap for people-first artificial intelligence | ZDNet

A focus on developing AI that helps people will dissolve much of the fear of lost jobs and machine control, argues Ben Shneiderman.

SK Telecom continues AI push with new assistant

SK Telecom launched a trial version of a Korean-language virtual assistant named A. for users of Android smartphones

Nanobiotics: New machine learning model predicts how nanoparticles interact with proteins

With antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise and a continually morphing pandemic virus, it's easy to see why researchers want to be able to design engineered nanoparticles that can shut down these ...

DeepMind Researchers Develop 'Gato': A Multi-Modal, Multi-Task, Multi-Embodiment AI Generalist Policy Tool That Can Perform Over 600 Tasks

DeepMind Researchers Develop 'Gato': A Multi-Modal, Multi-Task, Multi-Embodiment AI Generalist Policy Tool That Can Perform Over 600 Tasks

John Deere reorganization aimed at helping farmers easily adopt the right tech for their operation

Not only did the reorganization involve reevaluating how Deere unlocks value for its customers, but it also examined how it viewed those customers.