Megan Murphy

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Refugees Are Fleeing Trump's America for This Tiny Canadian Town

EMERSON, Manitoba — The mayor, one of three patrons in this small town bar on a Monday night, lights his cigarette. He knows it’s illegal to smoke in here.<p>“I don’t give a s--t,” says the honorable Greg Janzen.<p>The town is Emerson, Manitoba. The bar is a literal two minute walk to the United States …

Microsoft's new version of Windows 10 doesn't let you make Google your default search engine

In an FAQ page for Windows 10 S, as the just-announced variant is called, Microsoft notes that its Edge web browser will be the default in the new operating system.<p>That much was known already, as the main thing that makes Windows 10 S "lightweight" is the fact that it only runs apps from Windows' …

Finnish tiremaker Nokian to build $360M plant in Tennessee

Finnish tiremaker Nokian plans to build a new $360 million plant in Tennessee, creating 400 new jobs.<p>State economic development officials said Wednesday the project in Dayton represents the largest investment in the history of southeastern Tennessee's Rhea County.<p>Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says …

Mount Everest is so crowded this year, there is a risk of ‘traffic jams’

KATHMANDU, Nepal — British mountaineer Tim Mosedale was descending Mount Everest’s treacherous Khumbu Icefall after a recent acclimatization run when he came across a large group of inexperienced climbers struggling with their gear. One even had his crampons on the wrong feet.<p>Such big groups, along …

Mountaineering

US company turned blind eye to wild behavior on Iraq base

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two American investigators felt a sense of foreboding that Sunday as they headed to an emergency meeting with their boss on the …

China's first big jetliner to make its maiden flight

China's first big passenger jet is set to take to the skies this week.<p>The first test flight of the C919 airliner is scheduled to take place Friday from Shanghai Pudong International Airport, China's official news agency Xinhua reported Wednesday.<p>With the C919, China is aiming to become one of the …

Aviation

NSA collected 151 million phone records in 2016, despite surveillance law changes

New report shows the difficulty in reining in bulk surveillance programs<p>In 2016, the National Security Agency collected more than 151 million records about Americans’ phone calls, despite Congress passing a law the previous year — the USA Freedom Act — intended to curb bulk surveillance. These …

Surveillance