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Power back in Nova Scotia post-Arthur, outages persist in New Brunswick

Power has been restored to the remaining homes and businesses in Nova Scotia affected by a powerful post-tropical storm, but thousands of New Brunswickers remained without power more than a week after the system hit the Maritimes.<p>Nova Scotia Power said it reconnected the final 500 customers late …

Rio Grande border to US sees 57,000 young migrants in nine months

Surge in number of unaccompanied children crossing border from Central America poses a humanitarian challenge<p>When the gang came for him, Ceferino decided he had three choices: join them, refuse to join and risk being killed, or flee the country.<p>The teenager left his family in Guatemala and headed …

Facing High Demand, Seattle's Only Legal Pot Shop Already Out of Stock

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Associated Press News

Associated Press News

Vantablack: Firm Shows Off ‘World’s Darkest Material’

British engineering firm Surrey NanoSystems is showing off the latest (and blackest) version of what's described as the "world's darkest material," which it calls Vantablack. The material absorbs up to 99.965 percent of incoming radiation, including visible light and other common frequencies like …

Nanotech

Officials: Gasoline caused mystery odor in homes

SKIPPACK, Pa. (AP) — Gasoline-tainted groundwater caused the mysterious smell that led to a voluntary evacuation of more than 150 homes in suburban Philadelphia, authorities said Monday.<p>The noxious odor primarily affected three townhouses in Skippack after contaminated water got into the sump …

Uber's Search for Key Comms Hire Shows Just How Serious It Is About Fighting "Asshole" Taxi

The key pick will say a lot about Uber's future intentions.<p>In an interview with me at the Code Conference in May, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was pretty clear that one of his key goals for the year was to hire a big-gun communications and public relations strategy person for the transportation …