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Turkish leader acknowledges 'shortcomings' in quake response

Feb. 08, 2023 21:35 PM EST

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) — The president of Turkey on Wednesday acknowledged “shortcomings” in his country's response to the world’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade as hope dwindled that more survivors would emerge from the rubble of thousands of toppled buildings. ...

How long can people survive in the rubble of an earthquake?

Feb. 08, 2023 18:54 PM EST

How long can trapped people survive in the rubble of an earthquake? Up to a week or more, experts say, but it depends on their injuries, how they are trapped and weather conditions. Search teams from around the world have joined local emergency personnel in Turkey and...

Owl who escaped from zoo is NYC's latest avian celebrity

Feb. 08, 2023 18:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An owl who escaped from the Central Park Zoo after someone damaged his cage has become New York City's latest avian celebrity, attracting gawkers as he surveys the park from one tall tree or another but stoking fears that he can't hunt and will starve. The owl, a...

Review: Digital tech advances, AI spur hacking of society

Feb. 08, 2023 11:38 AM EST

“A Hacker’s Mind: How the Powerful Bend Society’s Rules, and How to Bend Them Back” by Bruce Schneier (W.W. Norton & Company) Hacking is universally understood as the exploitation of a software vulnerability by a malicious actor. But hacking encompasses...

Landowner help sought to protect endangered animals, plants

Feb. 08, 2023 09:58 AM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Biden administration called for regulatory changes Wednesday to encourage voluntary conservation projects on private land, partly by shielding owners from punishment if their actions kill or harm small numbers of imperiled species. The proposed U.S....

In Spain, storks' trash diet driven by climate change

Feb. 07, 2023 23:30 PM EST

COLMENAR VIEJO, Spain (AP) — The storks float and swoop in formation, circling over a landfill in the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama mountains north of Madrid. Then a garbage truck pulls up and disgorges its contents. One by one, they dive to the ground: breakfast is here. ...

Fears grow for untold numbers buried by Turkey earthquake

Feb. 07, 2023 22:51 PM EST

NURDAGI, Turkey (AP) — Rescuers raced against time early Wednesday to pull survivors from the rubble before they succumbed to cold weather two days after an earthquake tore through southern Turkey and war-ravaged northern Syria. The death toll climbed above 7,700 and was expected to rise further....

A glance at the world's deadliest quakes in past 25 years

Feb. 07, 2023 21:54 PM EST

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Turkey and Syria on Monday, killing thousands of people in the two countries. The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers working in cold and snow look for trapped people in the rubble of toppled buildings. Here are some of the world’s...

Microsoft bakes ChatGPT-like tech into search engine Bing

Feb. 07, 2023 19:53 PM EST

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft is fusing ChatGPT-like technology into its search engine Bing, transforming an internet service that now trails far behind Google into a new way of communicating with artificial intelligence. The revamping of Microsoft’s second-place search engine...

Study: 15 million people live under threat of glacial floods

Feb. 07, 2023 11:04 AM EST

As glaciers melt and pour massive amounts of water into nearby lakes, 15 million people across the globe live under the threat of a sudden and deadly outburst flood, a new study finds. More than half of those living in the shadow of the disaster called glacial lake outburst floods...