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Powerful quake rocks Turkey and Syria, kills more than 2,300

Feb. 06, 2023 11:51 AM EST

ADANA, Turkey (AP) — A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked wide swaths of Turkey and neighboring Syria on Monday, killing more than 2,300 people and injuring thousands more as it toppled hundreds of buildings and trapped residents under mounds of rubble or pancaked floors. ...

Big tech job cuts keep coming; Dell latest to trim headcount

Feb. 06, 2023 11:41 AM EST

The tech industry started the year with a wave of job cuts, around 50,000 in January alone, and there doesn’t appear to be any let up this month. The computer maker Dell said Monday that it's cutting about 6,600 jobs. Large and small tech companies went on a hiring spree in over the past several...

What to know about the big quake that hit Turkey and Syria

Feb. 06, 2023 11:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Monday devastated wide swaths of Turkey and Syria, killing thousands of people. Here's what to know about the quake. WHAT HAPPENED? The quake hit at depth of 11 miles (18 kilometers) and was...

ChatGPT bot channels history to pen State of Union speech

Feb. 06, 2023 05:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you’ve heard it once in a president's State of the Union speech, you’ve heard it 100 times: There is nothing the American people can’t do when they pull together. But you haven’t heard that thought in a State of Union address from William Shakespeare:...

Syria reports multiple buildings collapsed by 7.8 earthquake; Turkey reports 5 deaths in initial tally

Feb. 05, 2023 21:49 PM EST
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Syria reports multiple buildings collapsed by 7.8 earthquake; Turkey reports 5 deaths in initial tally.

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake has shaken central Turkey

Feb. 05, 2023 20:57 PM EST
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A 7.8 magnitude earthquake has shaken central Turkey.

Tribes, researchers debate final fate of P-22, famed LA puma

Feb. 04, 2023 21:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The life of Los Angeles’ most famous mountain lion followed a path known only to the biggest of Hollywood stars: Discovered on-camera in 2012, the cougar adopted a stage name and enjoyed a decade of celebrity status before his tragic death late last year. The...

New science center under construction, aims for change

Feb. 04, 2023 09:12 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — EastSide Charter’s School’s $25 million science hub is no longer just a vision on paper — its construction is underway. Proposed in 2021, the center is intended to remedy a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and...

New England knows winter, but why so dangerously cold?

Feb. 03, 2023 16:34 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New Englanders are used to cold temperatures, but a combination of extreme cold accompanied by powerful winds is downright dangerous, and enough to send even bundled-up skiers scampering indoors. It’s that potentially deadly combination that sparked worries...

Jupiter's moon count jumps to 92, most in solar system

Feb. 03, 2023 16:23 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter, putting the total count at a record-breaking 92. That's more than any other planet in our solar system. Saturn, the one-time leader, comes in a close second with 83 confirmed moons. ...