Forest Service suggests Trump could reopen uranium mining near Grand Canyon

Canyon Uranium Mine Tower, Arizona, 2013. Kaibab National Forest reader comments 33 Share this story The US Forest Service recently submitted a report (PDF) to the Trump Administration, suggesting that an Obama-era order could be revised to allow uranium mining on National Forest land, reopening old tensions in an area that sustains tribal interests, mining operations, […]

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Puerto Rico’s governor seeks to end deal with small Montana grid repair company [updated]

Enlarge / On Sept. 22, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority staff start emergency power restoration plans in the utility’s command center. Western Area Power reader comments 129 Share this story On Sunday, Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Rosselló demanded that the state-owned utility end its $300 million grid-repair deal with a small, Montana-based energy company called Whitefish […]

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Lawsuit accuses Facebook of scheming to weasel out of paying overtime

Enlarge / The Facebook sign and logo at its Menlo Park, California headquarters. Josh Edelson/Getty Images reader comments 57 Share this story Facebook is being hit with a proposed class-action federal lawsuit alleging that the social-networking company purposely misclassifies employees to exempt them from overtime pay. The suit (PDF) was brought Friday by a former salaried client […]

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Head, limbs of Kim Wall found, sinking story of suspect in submarine murder

Enlarge / Peter Madsen, inventor and submarine and space enthusiast, after his rescue from the waters off Copenhagen. It appears he sank his sub to destroy evidence of the murder of his passenger. BAX LINDHARDT/AFP/Getty Images reader comments 247 Share this story Danish investigators have announced that divers discovered bags containing the head, arms, legs, […]

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FBI may keep secret the name of vendor that cracked terrorist’s iPhone

Enlarge Kārlis Dambrāns reader comments 3 Share this story A federal judge ruled Saturday that the FBI does not have to disclose the name of the vendor, and how much it was paid by the government for a hacking tool that unlocked the iPhone of a terrorist behind the San Bernardino, California attacks that left […]

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EFF: Stupid patents are dragging down AI and machine learning

Enlarge EFF reader comments 30 Share this story Each month, the patent lawyers at the Electronic Frontier Foundation shine a spotlight on one particular patent they believe is a drag on innovation. This month, they’re looking at one of the fastest-growing sectors of technology: machine learning and artificial intelligence. EFF lawyer Daniel Nazer has picked out an artificial […]

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Jared Kushner conducted White House business with personal e-mail

Enlarge / U.S. President Donald Trump, at right, with son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner at a recent White House meeting. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images reader comments 45 Share this story Don’t expect President Donald Trump to be tweeting “Crooked Jared” anytime soon. Trump called his presidential rival, Hillary Clinton, “Crooked Hillary” during the presidential campaign and […]

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