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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: Shooter's ex-wife saw no indication of court attack

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a western Michigan courthouse (all times local):<p>10:10 p.m.<p>The ex-wife of a western Michigan inmate authorities say shot and killed two bailiffs in an attempt to escape tells a television station she spoke with him Sunday and had no indication he …

Crime
Islamic State (ISIS)

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 …

Quantum Computing

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 …

Crime

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 …

Transportation