IS-linked terror group leader shot dead in Indonesia's jungle | Inquirer News

The leader of an Islamic State-linked militant network in Indonesia was killed in a shootout with security forces, police said Sunday.

Foreign tourists may be allowed to visit India soon

Formal announcement to come in the next few days, says a home ministry official Amid a decline in Covid cases in the country, India may soon reopen its doors for foreign tourists for the first time in one-and-a-half years, officials said.

Former PLA colonel says China will retaliate if name of Taiwan office changes | Taiwan News | 2021-09-19 12:30:00

Yue Gang believes more military exercises, incursions into air defense zone likely if name change proceeds in Washington | 2021-09-19 12:30:00

Mainland China bans Taiwan wax and sugar apple imports

Beijing says plant pests have been found in sugar and wax apples imported from Taiwan, but the island’s authorities say no proof was provided.

India: What does Amarinder Singh’s exit as Punjab Chief Minister mean?

The Captain has resigned but clearly the game is not over in Punjab

Pro-Putin party heads for Russian parliamentary election win

United Russia party is set to win the polls after Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny’s allies barred from running in June.

DTEK agrees with US company on supply of 150,000 tonnes of coal to Ukraine - KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice

DTEK on Sept. 16 agreed with the American company HC Trading (Heidelberg Cement Group) on the supply to Ukraine of two shiploads of American thermal coal with a total volume of 150,000 tonnes, the company said in a press release. It is expected that coal…

India reports 30,773 coronavirus cases

India reported 30,773 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, the federal health ministry said on Sunday, taking its COVID-19 tally to 33.4 million cases.

Google Blocks Russian Opposition Voting Recommendations

The U.S. tech giant faces mounting criticism from the Russian opposition and abroad for backing down to demands from Russian authorities.

11th Punjab CM who couldn’t complete term

Since Punjab’s reorganisation in 1966, Capt Amarinder Singh is the 11th Chief Minister who has failed to complete the full term in office.

Indonesia retrieves most-wanted militant's body from jungle

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The bodies of Indonesia’s most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group and a follower, who were killed in a jungle shootout with security forces, were evacuated early Sunday to a police hospital for further investigation, police said.

Russia Votes | Sept. 19

Russia heads to the polls in the country’s parliamentary elections in which most vocal Kremlin critics have been barred from running.

Punjab Congress awaits final nod from Sonia Gandhi on Capt Amarinder’s successor

Ambika Soni ‘refuses’ top job | Resolution asks Sonia to take final call The suspense over the successor to Capt Amarinder Singh just got a little longer with the CLP awaiting the final nod from Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Voters choose new Hong Kong electors under pro-Beijing laws

Select Hong Kong residents are voting for members of the Election Committee that choose the city’s leaders

Voters choose new Hong Kong electors under pro-Beijing laws

HONG KONG (AP) — Select Hong Kong residents voted for members of the Election Committee that choose the city's leader in polls Sunday that Chief Executive Carrie Lam called “very meaningful” as the first under reforms meant to ensure candidates with Beijing loyalty.

Hong Kong few select powerful new ‘patriots only’ committee

Some 4,800 people will select the Election Committee following China’s changes, compared with 233,000 five years ago.

China halts Taiwan sugar apple, wax apple imports to prevent disease

China will suspend sugar apple and wax apple imports from Taiwan to prevent disease carried by a pest found on the fruits from entering the country, its customs office said on Sunday.

China halts Taiwan sugar apple, wax apple imports to prevent disease By Reuters

China halts Taiwan sugar apple, wax apple imports to prevent disease

Israel Captures Last 2 Palestinian Inmates Still Free After Prison Break

Six prisoners had tunneled out of a maximum-security facility on Sept. 6, in an embarrassment for Israel.

Hong Kong Police Out in Force as Elite Group Set to Cast Ballots

Hong Kong voters will be outnumbered by riot trained-police as an elite group elects the committee of Beijing loyalists that will next year pick the financial hub’s leader.

‘Puppet showmen’: Hong Kong elite vote in ‘patriots only’ election process

The formation of the election committee on Sunday is the first poll to be held under the patriots rule imposed by Beijing

Pro-Putin party heads for Russian election win after Navalny clampdown

Russians vote on Sunday in the final stretch of a three-day parliamentary election that the ruling party is expected to win after a sweeping crackdown that crushed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's movement and barred opponents from the ballot.

Shape Up or Ship Out: After Amarinder Singh, Ashok Gehlot Could Be Next for Gandhis

Developments in Chandigarh have shown that essentially Congress MLAs are loyal to Gandhis than to any regional satraps.

Israeli forces arrest last 2 of 6 Palestinian fugitives

The last two of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped a maximum-security Israeli prison two weeks ago were rearrested early Sunday, the Israeli military said. The two were captured during an Israeli army raid in their hometown of Jenin in the occupied West Bank, closing an…

On street, Captain Amarinder Singh looks down from posters but his is an absence amid talk of many crises

For the Amarinder Singh government, on government schools, it may have been a matter of too little too late. But in Amritsar, his is a wan and besieged presence in other conversations about other crises, too.

Hong Kong elite votes for new 'patriots only' committee

Pro-democracy candidates are almost absent from Hong Kong's first election since Beijing overhauled the city's electoral system to ensure that "only patriots" rule China's freest city.

Hong Kong's first 'patriots-only' election kicks off

Fewer than 5,000 Hong Kong people from mostly pro-establishment circles vote on Sunday for candidates vetted as loyal to Beijing, who will pick the city's next China-backed leader.

Hong Kong elite selects powerful new 'patriots only' committee

Hong Kong's political elite will select a powerful committee on Sunday which will choose the city's next leader and nearly half the legislature under a new "patriots only" system imposed by Beijing.

Merkel era ends with a whimper, not a bang

Germany's departing chancellor leaves a vacuum on world stage

OP-ED: Bangladesh and Afghanistan: A tale of contrasting trajectories

With the Taliban in power in Kabul, the gap will now only widen

Opinion | Trudeau’s miscalculation has been a gift for Erin O’Toole

The usual Liberal approach during elections, which is to paint the Conservatives as extreme, isn’t resonating.

America Samoa reports first case of COVID from Hawaiian airline...

Following American Samoa’s COVID protocols, the infected person was transported to a government isolation facility, health officials said.

khan:  Biden faced 'unfair criticism' over US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, say Pak PM Imran Khan - Times of India

Pakistan News: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said he believed US President Joe Biden was targeted with "unfair criticism" over troops withdrawal from Afghan

Pakistan begins talks with Taliban over 'inclusive' Afghan government

"I have initiated a dialogue with the Taliban for an inclusive Afghan government to include Tajiks, Hazaras and Uzbeks," says PM Imran Khan without giving more details on the dialogue with Afghanistan's new rulers.

Election Committee polls must be clean, credible and safe

Although the polls to form the high-powered committee that chooses the future chief executive and some lawmakers are beyond the reach of millions of people, it would be wrong to say they are of no concern to the wider community.

Trudeau Seeks a Fresh Start, but Many Voters See a Power Grab

A snap election that was supposed to be a show of strength has instead allowed opponents to highlight the prime minister’s weak points.

Indonesia's most wanted militant killed in jungle shootout

Indonesia's military says security forces have killed the country's most wanted militant with ties to the Islamic State group

Islamic State affiliate leader killed in raid, says Indonesian military

Central Sulawesi province’s military chief says Ali Kalora of East Indonesia Mujahideen shot during gun battle with security forces

Biden faced ‘unfair criticism’ over Afghanistan troop withdrawal: PM Imran

Asks US to devise a strategy if a humanitarian crisis breaks out in Afghanistan.

Pakistan PM says he has started dialogue with Taliban over inclusivity

Imran Khan says his initiative follows talks with leaders of Afghanistan’s neighbours

Canada election in dead heat; Liberals drop candidate

Canada's election is in a dead heat two days before the Sept. 20 vote, according to a new poll on Saturday, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Conservative rival both campaigned in the same seat-rich region to scour up votes.

The Best Photo We Didn’t Use This Week: Guess Who’s on These Cookies!

That’s one way to commemorate an outgoing head of state.

The Latest: Bombs kill at least 3 in eastern Afghanistan

Witnesses say a series of three explosions that targeted Taliban vehicles in the capital of Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province has left at least three dead and 20 wounded, No one immediately took responsibility for the attack Saturday in Jalalabad, but the increasingly violent Islamic State…

Poll shows where in Ukraine residents most satisfied with quality of services - KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice

Residents of Vinnytsia are most satisfied with the level of spheres and services among all cities of Ukraine, according to the results of a study conducted by the Rating sociological group on behalf of the Center for Analysis and Sociological Research of the International Republican…

Opinion: Facebook is too secretive. Its oversight board should change that

Documents reported by The Wall Street Journal earlier this week revealed a secret system at Facebook to coddle the posts of politicians and celebrities, as well as internal stats on the full extent of psychological harm that Instagram causes teen girls.

Evergrande Gave Workers a Choice: Loan Us Cash or Lose Your Bonus

The Chinese property giant owes $300 billion and is on the hook for as many as 1.6 million apartments. It may owe tens of thousands of its employees money, too.

Evergrande begins repaying investors with discounted properties - Bloomberg News

China Evergrande Group (3333.HK) kicked off a process on Saturday to repay investors in its overdue investment products with discounted properties, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday.

China defends clampdown on tech firms in a meeting with Wall St execs - Bloomberg News

China's top securities regulator defended their crackdown on various industries in a private meeting with Wall Street executives, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday.

Black women who fought NYC hostess say they were racially profiled

Three Texas women who were seen in a video allegedly attacking a NYC restaurant hostess after their vaccination cards were questioned said they were racially profiled and called the n-word.

Cancer concerns lead to ‘precautionary’ recall of anti-smoking drug

A popular drug to curb smoking habits is being recalled over consumer safety concerns.

Facebook rebuffs reports that say Instagram damaging mental health of teens

The issues of content moderation, mental health risks and misinformation are complex and defy simple policy solutions, according to a statement from Nick Clegg, Facebook’s head of global affairs

Texas tourists accused of roughing up hostess at Carmine’s were racially profiled: attorney

Three Texas tourists accused of attacking a hostess at an Upper West Side restaurant for questioning their COVID-19 vaccination cards claim they were racially profiled and demand the hostess — who they say was the aggressor — be fired. “This hostess clearly has some anger…

Evergrande Moment of Truth Arrives With Bond Payment Deadlines

(Bloomberg) -- China Evergrande Group bondholders are about to find out if the property giant’s liquidity crisis is as dire as it appears.Interest payments on two Evergrande notes come due Thursday, a key test of whether the developer will continue meeting obligations to bondholders even…

Evergrande Moment of Truth Arrives With Bond Payment Deadlines

China Evergrande Group bondholders are about to find out if the property giant’s liquidity crisis is as dire as it appears.

Moderna vaccine is most effective against hospitalization from COVID-19, CDC study finds

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday compares how effective each of the three COVID-19 vaccines are in preventing hospitalization from the virus.

Boston's 'Skinny House,' known as the narrowest home in the city, sold for more than $1.2 million

Boston's "Skinny House" -- an iconic structure and must-see tourist attraction known as the narrowest home in the city -- just sold for more than $1.2 million.

Boston’s famous Skinny House sells for a nice fat price

Boston’s famous Skinny House has sold for a nice fat price.

Texas tourists accused of roughing up hostess at Carmine’s were racially profiled: attorney

Police say the three attacked a 24-year-old white hostess at Carmine’s on Broadway near W. 91st St. Thursday afternoon.

Facebook slams Wall Street Journal reports as ‘deliberate mischaracterisations’

The company’s vice-president of global affairs said the paper had not presented the whole picture on the ‘difficult issues’

Facebook says WSJ allegations are 'mischaracterizations,' confer 'false motives'

Facebook Inc on Saturday slammed a Wall Street Journal series of articles about the social media company's platform as containing "deliberate mischaracterizations" and said the articles "conferred egregiously false motives to Facebook's leadership and employees."

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day at these 5 restaurants in Birmingham

Can't wait to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day this year! 🍔

Powell Is Moving Closer to a Dial-Back in Stimulus: Eco Week

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell faces a communication challenge in the coming week as he leans toward paring back stimulus while trying to avert speculation that such a shift presages future interest-rate increases.

Earnings Alarm Bells Ringing for Market Showing Signs of Fatigue

An alarming number of companies have warned that profits won’t meet expectations when they report in a month.

Powell Is Moving Closer to a Dial-Back in Stimulus: Eco Week

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up for the New Economy Daily newsletter, follow us @economics and subscribe to our podcast.Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell faces a communication challenge in the coming week as he leans toward paring back stimulus while trying to avert speculation that such a…

What comes next after FDA panel’s rejection of Pfizer’s third booster shot?

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel on Friday rejected Pfizer’s request to administer a third COVID-19 booster shot to the general public.

Big gap between Pfizer, Moderna vaccines seen for preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations

LOS ANGELES — Amid persistent concerns that the protection offered by COVID-19 vaccines may be waning, a report released Friday by the Centers for...

Hefty price: Boston’s famous ‘Skinny House’ sells for $1.25 million

Boston’s famous “Skinny House” sold for a hefty price tag on Thursday.

National Cheeseburger Day: Freebies, deals from McDonald’s, Wendy’s, more

Here's where you can satisfy your cheeseburger cravings on Saturday.

Moderna vaccine is most effective against hospitalization from COVID-19, CDC study finds

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday compares how effective each of the three COVID-19 vaccines are in preventing hospitalization from the virus.

Oregon ready to administer vaccine booster shots if approved, health authority says

A federal advisory panel has recommended Pfizer booster shots, but only for people 65 or older, or those who run a high risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

America Samoa reports first case of COVID from Hawaiian airline...

Following American Samoa’s COVID protocols, the infected person was transported to a government isolation facility, health officials said.

Exhausted restaurant workers now face the risk of vicious anti-vaxxers

Three-fourths of restaurant employees report lower tips as a result of having to enforce COVID restrictions.

Naftali Bennett’s 5 reasons for giving a third COVID-19 shot in Israel

PM Naftali Bennett went against the WHO's recommendation by approving the booster shot for the COVID-19 vaccine.

As China's property giant Evergrande veers toward collapse, its unpaid debts spark protests

China Evergrande is struggling with more than $300 billion in debt. At its Shenzhen headquarters, angry suppliers and investors demand overdue pay.

As China's property giant Evergrande veers toward collapse, its unpaid debts spark protests

China Evergrande is struggling with more than $300 billion in debt. At its Shenzhen headquarters, angry suppliers and investors demand overdue pay.

F.D.A. Panel Rejects Biden’s Push for Universal COVID-19 Booster Shots

Expert advisers said the Pfizer boosters should be available for people older than 65 and for those at risk of severe illness.

3 tourists allegedly attack NYC restaurant hostess over proof of vaccination

The mayor's executive order mandating proof of vaccination in order to dine inside took effect on Sept. 13.

Elizabeth Holmes Trial: Theranos employees were ‘sleeping in their cars’ trying to fix bad blood tests

Elizabeth Holmes’ biotech company was once considered the hottest startup in Silicon Valley. But for lab techs working in Theranos’ blood lab, it didn’t exactly feel like a dream job.

It's National Cheeseburger Day! Here's where you can score deals in Charlotte

Several fast food places in our area have special deals going on to commemorate the occasion.

Boston's famous 'Skinny House,' reportedly built after a feud between 2 brothers, sells over asking price for $1.25 million

The 10.4-foot-wide house is Boston's skinniest home, and legend has it that it was built after two brothers feuded over a piece of inherited land.

Pfizer recalls all lots of anti-smoking drug Chantix over carcinogen presence

Long-term ingestion of the drug can lead to a "potential increased cancer risk in humans, but there is no immediate risk to patients taking this medication."

An F.D.A. panel’s vote deals the Biden administration’s push for universal booster shots a setback.

The panel recommended against blanket access to Pfizer boosters for those 16 and older, but urged offering them to those 65 and older and “at high risk,” a term that offers the White House some room to expand access.

$1 million Mega Millions ticket bought in N.J. as jackpot rises to $432M

The estimated Mega Millions jackpot is now at $432 million.

Booster-shot fight between Biden, FDA, CDC another blow to trust in COVID-19 vaccines (opinion)

What are ordinary Americans to do when the scientists and the experts don’t agree?

Mega Millions jackpot climbing; Powerball drawing tonight

CLEVELAND (WJW) — No one has claimed a winning ticket for last night’s Mega Millions drawing and now the jackpot climbs to $432 million. The numbers were: 17-32-40-59-61, Mega Ball: 18,…

COVID-19 booster shots: former acting HHS secretary weighs in after FDA advisory board endorsement

Former HHS Acting Secretary and Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan says the FDA has been rightfully cautious about approving COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.

FDA advisers did not recommend COVID-19 booster shots for everyone. Here are 5 reasons why

Boosters have been only been recommended for certain groups of people. Here's why.

Elizabeth Holmes's Theranos Trial in Pictures: Inside a Courthouse Saga

The company founder’s family and other supporters have been attending the proceedings to hear lawyers and witnesses lay out the case.

California Wildfires Make A Run Toward A Giant Sequoia Grove

A shift in the weather accelerated the fires in the Sequoia National Park on Friday. The flames scorched a grouping of sequoias that mark the entrance to a grove of 2,000 sequoias.

California's Giant Forest — and world's largest tree — still...

General Sherman, the world's largest tree, is from the raging KNP Complex wildfire in California — for now.

‘Never going to be like it was’ | Hurricane Ida decimates 107-year-old  Chauvin grocery

Cecil Lapeyrouse's grocery has been through two world wars, depressions, storms and pandemics, but it’s never see anything like Ida.

California wildfires make run toward giant sequoia groves

Crews are watching the weather this weekend as they battle two California wildfires that have burned into groves of gigantic sequoia trees

Wildfire reaches Giant Forest; fate of giant sequoias unknown

The KNP Complex fire reaches the edge of the Giant Forest, which is home to about 2,000 giant sequoias.

Wildfire reaches Giant Forest; fate of giant sequoias unknown

The KNP Complex fire reaches the edge of the Giant Forest, which is home to about 2,000 giant sequoias.

Drought tests centuries-old water traditions in New Mexico

ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) — At the edge of a sandstone outcropping, Teresa Leger Fernández looks out on the Rio Chama. The river tracks a diverse landscape from the southern edge of the Rocky Mountains through rugged basalt hillsides, layers of volcanic tuff, and the red…

Midday Update: Rain, Rain, Rain, and More Rain

The tropical air mass in place continues to produce a cloudy sky and wet conditions across much of Alabama. We have been dealing with very heavy rainfall across the area already this morning, and t…

Fossil Fuel Extraction Must be Kept Bare Minimum to Meet Paris Agreement Goal: Study

Global Warming, a pressing issue, was proliferated in the discourse surrounding the planet’s health through the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.

More than a third of shark species threatened with extinction

More than a third of the world's sharks and rays are threatened with extinction, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

California wildfires burn into some groves of giant ancient sequoias

National Weather Service issues weather watch for critical fire conditions in Sequoia national park

Firefighters desperate to save world's largest sequoia amid wildfires

Flames from a growing wildfire reached the Giant Forest, the most famous grove of giant sequoias in California, late Friday night.

The world's largest tree has been wrapped with protective foil to guard it from California wildfires

The initial fire was caused by lightning on Sept. 9 and prompted Sequoia National Park to close its doors to visitors.

The world's largest tree has been wrapped with protective foil to guard it from California wildfires

The initial fire was caused by lightning on Sept. 9 and prompted Sequoia National Park to close its doors to visitors.

Fighting fire with fire: How prescribed burns could help save the world's largest trees

Officials are banking on a history of prescribed burns in Sequoia National Park to help keep destructive flames from reaching the towering trees of Giant Forest.

The companies polluting the planet have spent millions to make you think carpooling and recycling will save us

The plastics industry kickstarted recycling to avoid bans on plastic packaging. Decades later, BP invented the carbon-footprint calculator.

There’s a Hole in the Ozone Layer Bigger Than Antarctica, Scientists Sigh

Scientists with the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service announced that the hole in the ozone layer over the South Pole is now larger than Antarctica.

Axios-Ipsos poll: People of color face more environmental threats

Most Americans aren't aware of the consistent environmental disparities between white Americans and Americans of color..

Evacuations Are Admissions of Failure

When mass evacuation becomes the primary response to hurricanes and wildfires, leaders are admitting that they cannot protect their citizens from threats of climate change.

High temperatures, wildfire smoke and drought: The politics of climate change in one California congressional district

The changing climate is everywhere Gustavo Carranza looks when he walks through his undulating citrus farm here in this tiny town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

More weekend rain, more rain next week!

Isolated showers are still possible for the morning, but most of our activity will occur in the afternoon

The Covid Crisis Is Now a Garbage Crisis, Too

Overblown fears that the coronavirus could be transmitted through surfaces have created a stigma around handling nonhazardous trash, experts say. Some recyclable waste has been junked or burned.

Tropical Storm Odette slogs offshore of mid-Atlantic coast

Tropical Storm Odette slogged off the mid-Atlantic coast Saturday morning and was expected to weaken Saturday night as it approaches eastern Canada. Odette was traveling northeast at 15 mph (24 kph) and was centered about 225 miles (360 kilometers) south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, according to…

Prince William has fans in giggles over relatable video clip

The Duke of Cambridge tried out his typing skills on a typewriter to announce some news about his Earthshot Prize on Friday.

Crews Watching Weather as Wildfire Burns Near Sequoias

Crews are watching the weather this weekend as they battle a California wildfire that has burned into groves of gigantic sequoia trees.

Floating House Yacht Ocean Community Imagines a Fancy But Sustainable Future

Any half-decent near- or post-apocalyptic movie imagines the world of tomorrow as something out of Mad Max. With all the basics gone, what sense is there for comfort, let alone luxury?

HUD secretary seeks to prevent Katrina-like racial inequities in rebuilding

“The Road Home program, which was designed by the state (after Katrina), was inherently discriminatory and inherently unfair because it limited the reimbursement.”

Ozone Hole Over South Pole Has Become Larger than Antarctica

The hole in the ozone layer that reemerges with the changing of the seasons has now grown bigger than the size of Antarctica.

Coalition proposes to scrap recovery plans for 200 endangered species and habitats

Environment groups decry protection ‘downgrade’ that would affect Tasmanian devil, whale shark and Kangaroo Island glossy-black cockatoo

KNP Complex fire reaches Giant Forest inside Sequoia National Park, threatens world's largest tree

General Sherman, the world's largest tree, now wrapped in a fire-resistant blanket, is among the giant sequoias threatened by the KNP Complex.

Toss, Repair, or Recycle Solar Panels? How Human Behavior Affects Fate of Old Solar Panels

Analysts Apply New Approach To Understand Consumer Decisions About Aging Modules, Identify Secondary Markets Toward a Circular Economy

Summerlike Warm Weekend; Few T'Showers Saturday

Temperatures stay unseasonably warm this weekend with chances for a few afternoon and evening thundershowers Saturday. Humidity drops Sunday.

California firefighters wrap base of world's largest tree in fireproof blankets as blaze approaches

California firefighters are wrapping the bases of several sequoias, including the world's largest tree, in fireproof aluminum blankets as a blaze approaches.

Prince William Says He Wants to Leave a Better Planet for His Children

His new initiative aims to reward "the best ideas to confront the urgent environmental problems facing the world."

Countries Promised To Cut Greenhouse Emissions, The UN Says They Are Failing

Most countries are failing to follow through on promises to meaningfully cut greenhouse gas emissions. A UN analysis shows that actions so far will allow emissions to keep increasing

Here's when wildfire could reach the Giant Forest and the foil-wrapped General Sherman tree

The KNP Complex Fire on Friday continued to race toward the General Sherman, the...

Opinion | The Disaster We Must Think About Every Day

Climate changes is a global problem that we must address in our own lives.

BLM Headquarters And Top Officials Will Move Back To Washington, DC

The Bureau of Land Management relocated its headquarters to the Western Slope in 2020. The decision was widely questioned.

Enbridge fined $3M for breach of Minnesota environmental laws during Line 3 construction  | Globalnews.ca

Enbridge has been ordered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to pay $3.32 million for breaching an aquifer containing groundwater during construction of a trench.

Line 3 Pipeline Construction Damaged a Sensitive Wetland, State Says

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has ordered Enbridge Energy to pay more than $3 million and is recommending prosecution.

U.N. report predicts climate catastrophe, absent major action

A United Nations report released Thursday compiles the latest scientific findings on climate change and shows a gathering disaster unless nations take swift, dramatic action to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Biden introduces new forum to bring down emissions

The president announced new global emissions goals ahead of the Glasgow climate conference.

United Nations Warns of ‘Catastrophic Pathway’ With Current Climate Pledges

An accounting of promises made by countries in the years since the Paris accord found that they are not enough to avoid drastic impacts from climate change.

Enbridge fined for breaching Minnesota environmental laws during Line 3 construction

CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. has been fined for breaching Minnesota environmental laws during the construction of its Line 3 pipeline replacement. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has ordered Enbridge to pay $3.32 million for breaching an aquifer containing groundwater during construction of a trench…

The planet is on a 'catastrophic' global warming path, UN report shows

Under current emissions commitments, the world is careening toward warming of 2.7 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to the UN.

This year's ozone hole over the South Pole is already larger than Antarctica

Despite the hole's size in 2021, the ozone layer is still on a long-term path to healing.

Drought offers rare chance to study phosphorus pollution from Minnesota sewers

Stricter discharge limits have never been tested under low river conditions.

New model could help predict hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico

Researchers have developed a new hurricane model that could help predict storms in the...

Mossad assassinated Iran's top nuclear scientist using an AI-powered, remote-controlled machine gun, report says

Israel assassinated nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh using an AI-powered weapon that required no on-site operatives, per The New York Times.

AI can help with the diagnosis of B-cell lymphomas and related leukemias

The presence of cancer of the lymphatic system is often determined by analyzing samples from the blood or bone marrow.

Report: Iranian nuclear scientist slain with remote-control robot gun

Iran's top nuclear scientist was assassinated by Israel's national intelligence agency using a high-tech remote-controlled machine gun, according to a report published Saturday in The New York Times.

Mossad assassinated Iran’s chief nuke scientist with remote AI gun

Some would say that the operation succeeded in throwing Iran’s nuclear program into chaos for some months, but that Tehran has long since recovered.

Computer vision can help spot cyber threats with startling accuracy

In 2019, cybersecurity researchers created a machine learning model that could detect malware based on images created from the content of application files.

Israel reportedly used a remote-controlled gun to assassinate an Iranian scientist | Engadget

Israel allegedly used a remote-controlled, AI-boosted gun to assassinate an Iranian nuclear scientist..

Israel reportedly used a remote-controlled gun to assassinate an Iranian scientist

Israel allegedly used a remote-controlled, AI-boosted gun to assassinate an Iranian nuclear scientist.

Artificial intelligence success is tied to ability to augment, not just automate | ZDNet

Stanford's latest release of its ongoing 'One-Hundred-Year Study on Artificial Intelligence' urges a greater blending of human and machine skills.

Celebrating AI-infused talent management at the Eightfold conference

A recent Eightfold user conference outlined trends in applying AI to talent management and employee development.

Major study finds AI is at an "inflection point"

The decisions made now could determine AI's trajectory — for good and for ill

Major study finds AI is at an "inflection point"

A new report about artificial intelligence and its effects warns AI has reached a turning point and its negative effects can no longer be ignored.The big picture: For all the sci-fi worries about ultra-intelligent machines or wide-scale job loss from automation — both of which…

AI’s Islamophobia problem

GPT-3 is a smart and poetic AI. It also says terrible things about Muslims.

The Scientist and the A.I.-Assisted, Remote-Control Killing Machine

Israeli agents had wanted to kill Iran’s top nuclear scientist for years. Then they came up with a way to do it with no operatives present.

More Gran Turismo 7 Details: Classic Original Circuits, AI Improvements, and GT Sport Content Confirmed

GTPlanet met with Gran Turismo series creator Kazunori Yamauchi earlier this week to ask some of the GT community's questions about Gran Turismo 7, but we weren't the only outlet invited for an interview. A handful of our colleagues from the wider gaming industry were…

There's an ugly history buried beneath A.I.

Colonialism’s painful legacy can be found everywhere—from tech to attempts at allyship.

COSO, Deloitte offer AI risk management guide

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission has teamed up with Deloitte on a new guide to help organizations combine their risk management efforts with their artificial intelligence initiatives.

AI Disruption:  What VCs Are Betting On

Some include cybersecurity, talent management and even software development.

Israel Isn’t Strong Enough to Attack Iran

The Israeli government is ramping up its rhetoric, but political and military constraints are too great.

Gran Turismo 7 Has Ray Tracing On PS5, But It's Restricted To Replays - PlayStation Universe

The studio behind Gran Turismo 7 has revealed that ray-tracing is going to be included for PS5, but only during replays.

Artificial intelligence is taking over real estate – here's what that means for homebuyers

Real estate companies are increasingly using artificial intelligence in every aspect of buying, selling and home financing.

How Square Is Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Improve Cash App @themotleyfool #stocks $SQ

Square acquired this Toronto-based AI technology firm that helps combat deepfake AI cybercrime. Can it also help Square build its next-gen Cash App products?

AI: Ban the algorithms that threaten our human rights, says UN chief | ZDNet

From surveillance technology to content moderation, AI is a high-risk game. UN commissioner Michelle Bachelet is pushing for a ban where the technology is contrary to human rights.

AI will ‘exacerbate’ wealth inequality and help ultra-rich: Ex-Google exec

In a new interview, artificial intelligence expert Kai Fu-Lee attributed the rise of wealth inequality in part to the tech boom in recent decades, predicting that the trend will worsen in coming years with the continued emergence of AI.

Gran Turismo 7 Online Requirement Will Prevent Save Data Modification

Polyphony Digital has said that its Gran Turismo 7 online requirement is to prevent save data modification and cheating.

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AI Can Help Address Inequity — If Companies Earn Users’ Trust

Airbnb built an algorithm to close the earnings gap between Black and white hosts. But Black hosts were significantly less likely to use it.

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UN Warns Artificial Intelligence May Pose 'Negative, Even Catastrophic' Threat to Human Rights

The United Nations has warned that artificial intelligence (AI) systems may pose a "negative, even catastrophic" threat to human ...

UN Says AI Tech Potentially Risky For Human Rights, If We Aren't Careful

Artificial intelligence is the future, you and I believe. Artificial intelligence could ruin the future is what UN believes. Read on

Hobbling Computer Vision Datasets Against Unauthorized Use

Researchers from China have developed a method to copyright-protect image datasets used for computer vision training, by effectively ‘watermarking’ the images in the data, and then decrypting the ‘clean’ images via a cloud-based platform for authorized users only. Tests on the system show that training…

How Chinese Strategists Think AI Will Power a Military Leap Ahead

The U.S. military should ready itself for a warfighting environment in which the PLA’s realizes its vision of "intelligenization."

BetterUp Acquires Leading Emotion AI and People Technology Companies to Accelerate Growth

BetterUp, the inventor of virtual coaching and global leader in whole person transformation for the enterprise, has acquired two advanced technology s

The UN Just Warned Countries to Ban All AI That Threatens Human Rights

The UN just called for nations of the world to halt all AI applications that threaten human rights! And without naming countries, the risk is growing.

Sea Machines Sets Out to Prove AI Potential with Tugboat Voyage

A remotely commanded tugboat is set to circumnavigateDenmark in a multi-week, 1,000 nautical mile vo...

GSK teams with King’s College to use AI to fight cancer

Artificial intelligence will be used to develop personalised treatments while investigating role of genetics

Walmart, Ford plan multi-city pilot of self-driving delivery vehicles

Partnership with Argo AI to test autonomous technology in dense urban settings

Gran Turismo 7 Will Be Pretty Much Unplayable If You Lose Internet

The always-online requirement prevents cheating, GT7 producer Kazunori Yamauchi says.

Bachelet calls for major re-think over impact of sanctions on human

Unilateral and coercive sanctions imposed by governments can create severe and undue suffering for innocent people who bear no responsibility for alleged misconduct, the UN rights chief warned the

Gran Turismo 7’s campaign is always-online, and fans are not thrilled

Studio president says it’s to prevent cheating and save file manipulation

Israel is ramping up and manipulating Iran-US tensions again in order to stop a new nuclear deal — RT Op-ed

After the IAEA struck a breakthrough agreement with Iran last weekend, Israel quickly sought to escalate tensions by accusing Iranian-backed forces of using drones to attack US forces in Iraq.

The U.N. Warns That AI Can Pose A Threat To Human Rights

A new report by the U.N. human rights office warns that artificial intelligence has the potential to facilitate "unprecedented level of surveillance across the globe by state and private actors."

The Shortcomings of Amazon Mechanical Turk May Threaten Natural Language Generation Systems

A new study from the University of Massachusetts Amherst has pitted English teachers against crowdsourced workers at Amazon Mechanical Turk in assessing the output of Natural Language Generation (NLG) systems, concluding that lax standards and the ‘gaming’ of prized tasks among AMT workers could be…

UN calls for immediate halt to use of facial recognition

The UN Human Rights chief called for a moratorium on the sale and use of artificial intelligence systems including facial recognition.