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Pressure mounts on UNC in Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure dispute

Jun. 04, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The pressure on trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to grant tenure to investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones continued to mount Friday as a major funding partner joined the call to change her status and a sought-after chemistry...

Fun, foul-mouthed reunion for Turner, Douglas on ‘Kominsky’

May. 27, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly four decades ago, “Romancing the Stone” introduced audiences to the crackling chemistry between Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. Now at 76 and 66 years old, Douglas and Turner are back on screen together in the third and final season of...

Lawmakers endorse bill to curb future PFAS contamination

May. 13, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative committee has voted unanimously to require manufacturers to notify state environmental regulators about products containing chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS and to ban the sale of carpeting and fabric...

Ford is betting that solid-state batteries will cut EV costs

May. 05, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford has raised its stake in a manufacturer of solid-state batteries — a move that its chief product and operations officer, Hau Thai-Tang, says will strengthen the company's effort to increase the range and reduce the costs of its next generation of electric vehicles. ...

EPA rule to phase out gases used in refrigerators, coolants

May. 03, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. ...

The 12 jurors deliberating in the trial of Derek Chauvin

Apr. 19, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jury deliberating in the trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd 's death, is a racially diverse group that pledged before testimony began that they could set aside any preconceptions and decide the case based on the...

Bill targets PFAS firefighting foam but allows continued use

Mar. 30, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Senate has passed a bill that purports to restrict the use of firefighting foam containing certain chemical compounds associated with cancer and other health problems while allowing continued use of the foam to fight fires. The...

The 15 jurors selected for the trial of Derek Chauvin

Mar. 23, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fifteen jurors have been selected for the case against Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death. Twelve jurors and two alternates will actually hear the evidence, but a 15th person was chosen in case one of...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Mar. 19, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

New London Day. March 18, 2021. Editorial: Legislative approval of deal looks like a good bet The deal announced Thursday that will allow the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to offer sports betting and online casino gaming can help shore up...