1st Mexican gray wolf litter born at Phoenix Zoo in 20 years
Jun04

1st Mexican gray wolf litter born at Phoenix Zoo in 20 years

Phoenix Zoo officials say the first litter of endangered Mexican gray wolf pups has been born there in 20 years. Zoo spokeswoman Linda Hardwick says a wolf named Tazanna delivered a litter of six pups in early May. Tazanna and the pups’ father Tulio are both 3 years old and arrived at the zoo the same day in 2017. Zoo carnivore collection manager Angela Comedy says the wolves are caring well for the pups and veterinarians are...

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Is ‘Big Tech’ too big? A look at growing antitrust scrutiny
Jun04

Is ‘Big Tech’ too big? A look at growing antitrust scrutiny

Is Big Tech headed for a big breakup? The U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are moving to investigate Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple over their aggressive business practices, and the House Judiciary Committee has announced an unprecedented antitrust probe , promising “a top-to-bottom review of the market power held by giant tech platforms.” In addition, at least two 2020 presidential hopefuls...

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The Latest: Young climate activists get ready for court test
Jun04

The Latest: Young climate activists get ready for court test

The Latest on young people suing the U.S. government over climate change (all times local): 12 p.m. Young people who sued the U.S. government over climate change are preparing for a key court test as the Trump administration tries to prevent the case from moving forward. Nathan Baring of Fairbanks, Alaska, wants the government to stop throwing up legal obstacles to try to prevent a trial on whether U.S. energy policies are causing...

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Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640M photographs
Jun04

Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640M photographs

A government watchdog says the FBI has access to about 640 million photographs — including from driver’s licenses, passports and mugshots — that can be searched using facial recognition technology. The figure reflects how the technology is becoming an increasingly powerful law enforcement tool, but is also stirring fears about the potential for authorities to intrude on the lives of Americans. It was reported by the Government...

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Students stage ‘die-in’ climate protest in German parliament
Jun04

Students stage ‘die-in’ climate protest in German parliament

Students have disrupted a youth event in the German parliament, lying down in the chamber in a “die-in” to protest the government’s climate policies. About 20 of the students attending the “Youth and Parliament” event Tuesday lay on the floor in front of parliamentary speaker Wolfgang Schaeuble, while others held up a makeshift banner reading “Your Climate Policies=Catastrophe.”...

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