The Latest: Telescope staff secure facilities before storms
Jul31

The Latest: Telescope staff secure facilities before storms

The Latest on a protest against the construction of a new telescope in Hawaii (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Staffers from existing telescopes on Hawaii’s tallest peak traveled up the mountain to secure their facilities as two storms approach the islands. East Asian Observatory Deputy Director Jessica Dempsey says seven vehicles carried staff to the telescopes on Wednesday. She says the observatories negotiated access through law...

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Jason Momoa visits protesters blocking new Hawaii telescope
Jul31

Jason Momoa visits protesters blocking new Hawaii telescope

“Aquaman” star Jason Momoa is visiting Native Hawaiian protesters blocking the construction of a giant telescope on Hawaii’s tallest mountain. The Native Hawaiian Hollywood actor wore green leaf lei around his neck and the crown of his head as he attended a ceremony at the protest site on Wednesday. Honolulu television stations livestreamed dancers in jeans and windbreakers performing hula in chilly weather. Momoa...

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Scientists say 10 warmest UK years have all been since 2002
Jul31

Scientists say 10 warmest UK years have all been since 2002

Britain’s weather service says the country’s 10 hottest years since the 19th century have all occurred since 2002, as climate change makes the U.K. warmer and wetter. The Met Office said in its State of the U.K. Climate report Wednesday that 2014 was the warmest year in records going back to 1884. The runners-up are 2006, 2011, 2007, 2017, 2003, 2018, 2004, 2002 and 2005. The 10 coldest years were all before 1964....

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Apple’s quarterly profit falls as iPhone sales sputter
Jul30

Apple’s quarterly profit falls as iPhone sales sputter

Apple’s iPhone sales are still sputtering while the company tries to offset the decline by milking more money from digital services such as music. The latest evidence of the iPhone’s waning popularity had been expected. Even so, the confirmation in Tuesday’s fiscal third-quarter earnings report underscored the challenge facing a company that has been riding the smartphone revolution for the past decade. The...

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Events look at balancing security, ambiance after shooting
Jul30

Events look at balancing security, ambiance after shooting

Event organizers should review their emergency plans after a deadly shooting at a California food festival to see if they can make additional safety improvements as the peak of summer and fair season culminates with a series of open-air events that are notoriously difficult to secure, law enforcement experts said. The weekend shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival left three dead — including two children — and a dozen injured at the...

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