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NOAA Removes Most Humpback Whales From Endangered Species List

But four distinct populations are still listed as endangered and one as threatened.<p>Humpback whales have made an epic return after being hunted to the brink of extinction in several areas.<p>Most of world’s humpback populations have finally been removed from the endangered species list, the National …

Latest: Sheriff: Shooting suspect was trying to flee

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a western Michigan courthouse (all times local):<p>9 p.m.<p>A Michigan sheriff says all indications …

‘My conscience bothered me’: Army captain sues Obama over ‘illegal war’ on the Islamic State

By Niraj Chokshi<p>Niraj Chokshi<p>Reporter<p>Bio<p>An Army captain filed suit against President Obama on Wednesday, claiming that the president is engaged in an “illegal war” against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.<p>Nathan Michael Smith, who is deployed to Kuwait as an intelligence officer at Camp Arifjan, …

Middle East

Google reportedly planning a ‘watershed’ quantum computing announcement for December 8

According to Steve Jurvetson, venture capitalist and board member at pioneer quantum computing company D-WAVE (as well as others, such as Tesla and SpaceX), Google has what may be a “watershed” quantum computing announcement scheduled for early next month. This comes as D-WAVE, which notably also …

Moore's Law

Italian wiretaps suggest that Toronto is on the verge of a mafia war

The long tentacles of the infamous Calabrian mafia are causing trouble in Canada. According to Italian prosecutors, the Toronto outposts of the ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate may be preparing for armed confrontation.<p>Wiretaps recorded by Italian investigators show that following a high-profile mob …

Taxis get a tech update to compete with Uber and Lyft

Taxis are about to get a technology makeover.<p>Flywheel, the Redwood City, Calif., technology company that works with the taxi industry, announced Thursday it will begin piloting in San Francisco an all-in-one GPS-based smartphone taxi meter, which will replace existing technology in participating …