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Internet companies winding up for a fight on ‘net neutrality’

NEW YORK — Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality. Net neutrality basically prevents broadband providers from playing favorites or steering users toward (or away from) particular internet sites. Under rules enacted during the Obama administration, the likes [...]

By | 2017-04-27T15:45:21+00:00 Friday, April 28, 2017|

Dutch architecture students turn Detroit blight into affordable green home

DETROIT — Three architecture students from the Netherlands are on a mission to fight climate change, and they plan to do so by rehabbing a blighted, vacant home in the heart of the city. The 23-year-olds graduated from the Technological University of Delft last year and decided to put their knowledge to use by designing [...]

By | 2017-04-27T15:45:35+00:00 Friday, April 28, 2017|

Bad beasts, good treats: Feral hog slaughterhouse takes off in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a region that takes food seriously, feral hogs are despised as destructive, but their rich, dark meat is winning fans among Louisiana chefs. A small slaughterhouse is butchering the wild pigs, which cause the state $76 million-plus in annual damage, and selling sausage to grocery stores and meat to restaurants, [...]

By | 2017-04-27T15:46:32+00:00 Friday, April 28, 2017|

Boston police make little progress on race gap

BOSTON (AP) — The rate at which minorities are subjected to stops, searches and frisks by police doesn't appear to be improving in Boston in the year since the department claimed it was narrowing racial disparities in its tactics. At least 71 percent of all street level, police-civilian encounters from 2015 through early 2016 involved [...]

By | 2017-04-27T15:46:46+00:00 Friday, April 28, 2017|

Colleges confront a new era of sometimes-violent protest

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Fearing a return to violent protests that roiled campuses in the 1970s, colleges and universities are re-examining how to protect free speech while keeping students and employees safe in a time of political polarization. Campus police are trying new tactics to try to keep events peaceful, while other schools have abruptly [...]

By | 2017-04-27T15:47:00+00:00 Friday, April 28, 2017|

Is attacking Trump the ticket? Democrats are trying it out

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In New Jersey, a candidate running for governor compared the Trump camp to Nazis. In Virginia, a doctor running for governor fired up a gathering of Democrats by calling Trump a “narcissistic maniac,” while his primary opponent called Trump’s victory a “political and constitutional Sept. 11.” Former first lady Michelle Obama [...]

By | 2017-04-28T00:00:11+00:00 Thursday, April 27, 2017|

Google targets ‘fake news,’ offensive search suggestions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has sprinkled some new ingredients into its search engine in an effort to prevent bogus information and offensive suggestions from souring its results. The changes have been in the works for four months, but Google hadn’t publicly discussed most of them until now. The announcement in a blog post Tuesday [...]

By | 2017-04-28T00:00:09+00:00 Thursday, April 27, 2017|

Coca-Cola in North Korea? It’s (usually not) the Real Thing

PYONGYANG, North Korea — Coca-Cola is possibly the world’s most recognizable brand, an almost inescapable symbol of the global appeal of American-style consumer culture. There are only two countries in the world where Coke doesn’t officially operate, and one of them is North Korea. But even the North is developing quite a taste for cola [...]

By | 2017-04-28T00:00:03+00:00 Thursday, April 27, 2017|