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Ruling could dampen government efforts to rein in Big Tech

Jul. 03, 2022 05:22 AM EDT

The Supreme Court’s latest climate change ruling could dampen efforts by federal agencies to rein in the tech industry, which went largely unregulated for decades as the government tried to catch up to changes wrought by the internet. In the 6-3 decision that was narrowly tailored...

‘Unseen Oceans’ makes waves with immersive experience

Jul. 03, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — You enter Discovery Place’s new grotto atop a gentle slosh of surf projected beneath your feet, so realistic and unexpected that you might fight the urge to prance in retreat to keep your toes dry. But you’ve only reached the shallows of “Unseen...

Californians to vote on 7 ballot measures this November

Jul. 02, 2022 23:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will weigh in on seven ballot measures this fall, the fewest to appear on a statewide general election ballot since 2014. Thursday was the deadline to qualify measures for the November ballot. Secretary of State Shirley Weber confirmed...

Gully grows near Flagstaff after flood mitigation conflict

Jul. 02, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Twelve years ago, a handful residents in the Timberline neighborhood east of Flagstaff declined to grant Coconino County the easements required for the completion of flood mitigation projects. Now, current residents are bearing the consequences. ...

Prosecutor: Man sentenced on gun charge in officer shooting

Jul. 02, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a hunter has been sentenced to just under a decade in prison for illegal possession of a weapon used to shoot and seriously wound an Ohio Department of Natural Resources officer investigating a deer poaching complaint in 2020. The...

US testing new fire retardant, critics push other methods

Jul. 02, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials are testing a new wildfire retardant after two decades of buying millions of gallons annually from one supplier, but watchdogs say the expensive strategy is overly fixated on aerial attacks at the expense of hiring more fire-line digging ground crews. ...

From AM to PM, the fickle force of government is with you

Jul. 02, 2022 09:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When you groggily roll out of bed and make breakfast, the government edges up to your kitchen table, too. Unlike you, it's perky. It's an unseen force in your morning. The government makes sure you can see the nutrients in your cereal. It fusses over your toast,...

Acres of Whidbey Island farmland, forest, beach, preserved

Jul. 02, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Staff at the Whidbey Camano Land Trust in Washington state knew they had to act quickly when a 226-acre (91-hectare) beachfront property south of Coupeville came on the market last December. From the water, boaters may have seen the red house, old windmill,...

Slaughter Beach reaches ecotourism enthusiasts

Jul. 02, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

SLAUGHTER BEACH, Del. (AP) — As many Delawareans flock to Rehoboth and Dewey beaches this time of year, one of the state’s lesser-known coastal towns is experiencing revived tourism. For some, Slaughter Beach’s horseshoe crabs, red knots and other wildlife win out over...

Rescuers recover 26 dead from mudslide in India's northeast

Jul. 02, 2022 04:39 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Fresh rain and falling boulders on Saturday hampered rescuers who have so far pulled out 26 bodies from the debris of a mudslide that wiped out a railroad construction site in India’s northeast, officials said. Rescue work is expected to continue for a...