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Goodbye console? Google launches game-streaming platform

NEW YORK — Google this week unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business. The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud and lets players jump across devices operating on Google’s Chrome browser and Chrome OS, such as Pixel phones and Chromebooks. Google didn’t say [...]

By | 2019-03-21T14:29:37+00:00 Friday, March 22, 2019|

Lawsuit claims Harvard ‘shamelessly’ profits from photos of slaves

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has “shamelessly” turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves’ descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut., is suing the Ivy League school for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation” of images she says [...]

By | 2019-03-21T14:46:04+00:00 Friday, March 22, 2019|

Congress’ inaction endangers black lung fund

COEBURN, Va. — Former coal miner John Robinson’s bills for black lung treatments run $4,000 a month, but the federal fund he depends on to help cover them is being drained of money because of inaction by Congress and the Trump administration. Amid the turmoil of the government shutdown this winter, a tax on coal [...]

By | 2019-03-21T14:45:23+00:00 Friday, March 22, 2019|

Sorrow revisited: Re-creating Katrina’s muck in New Orleans through art projects

NEW ORLEANS — Patches of black mold on the ceiling. Water marks on the dingy walls. Toys, furniture and a baby grand piano tossed about and covered in a gray muck. The busted floodwall behind the long-abandoned house in New Orleans’ Gentilly neighborhood was mended over a decade ago but the house looks, again, as [...]

By | 2019-03-21T14:44:25+00:00 Friday, March 22, 2019|

Shifting hopes as Republicans and Democrats await Mueller report

WASHINGTON — It’s a witch hunt, a vendetta, the worst presidential harassment in history. That’s what President Donald Trump has shouted for two years about the special counsel’s Russia probe. Now, barring an eleventh-hour surprise, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as something potentially very different: a political opportunity. With Robert Mueller’s [...]

By | 2019-03-21T14:30:28+00:00 Friday, March 22, 2019|

Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants to reduce waste going into the ocean

HONOLULU — Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. Dozens of cities across the country have banned plastic foam containers, but Hawaii’s measure would make it the first to do so statewide. The liberal [...]

By | 2019-03-20T14:23:03+00:00 Thursday, March 21, 2019|

Fort Worth’s $1.2B Panther Island raises questions

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth’s nearly $1.2 billion Panther Island project is pitched as a flood control measure that would bring a vibrant riverfront neighborhood to the city, but critics are questioning whether it’s disguised as a flood plan to tap into federal money. The Army Corps of Engineers quietly excluded the project [...]

By | 2019-03-20T14:16:16+00:00 Thursday, March 21, 2019|