Director of MIT’s Media Lab steps down over Epstein ties
Sep07

Director of MIT’s Media Lab steps down over Epstein ties

The director of a prestigious research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Massachusetts resigned Saturday following uproar over his financial ties with financier Jeffrey Epstein. Joi Ito sent an email to the Cambridge university’s provost saying he’s stepping down, The New York Times reported Saturday. Ito shared the email with the newspaper. Ito’s resignation comes after The New Yorker reported late...

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NOAA assailed for defending Trump’s Hurricane Dorian claim
Sep07

NOAA assailed for defending Trump’s Hurricane Dorian claim

Former top officials of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are assailing the agency for undermining its weather forecasters as it defends President Donald Trump’s statement from days ago that Hurricane Dorian threatened Alabama. They say NOAA’s action risks the credibility of the nation’s weather and science agency and may even risk lives. Dismay came those who served under Republican and Democratic...

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Stranded North Carolinians take stock of Dorian’s damage
Sep07

Stranded North Carolinians take stock of Dorian’s damage

As the sky cleared and floodwaters receded Saturday, residents of North Carolina’s Outer Banks began to assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian. Steve Harris has lived on Ocracoke Island for most of the last 19 years. He’s ridden out eight hurricanes, but he said he’d never seen a storm bring such devastation to his community, which is accessible only by boat or air and is popular with tourists for its...

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The Latest: Rare hurricane likely to be felt in Canada
Sep07

The Latest: Rare hurricane likely to be felt in Canada

The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Weather forecasters expect a weakening Hurricane Dorian to arrive off the southeastern Canada coast with hurricane-force winds, heavy rain, and dangerous storm surge. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 8 a.m. EDT that even if the Category 1 hurricane downgrades to a tropical storm, hurricane conditions are expected in portions of eastern Nova Scotia and western...

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