Technology infuses ancient hajj rites tailored for pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The vast, white-marble floors surrounding Islam’s holiest site, the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca, would normally be packed with hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world the day before the hajj. On Tuesday, however, only a few officials and workers putting last-minute preparations in place were seen at […]

Trade, technology and security at risk in US-China feud

BEIJING (AP) — They have the largest economies in the world. They spend more than anyone else on their militaries. From high-tech chips to control of the high seas, their interests are closely intertwined. The ongoing sharp deterioration in U.S.-China ties poses risks to both countries and the rest of the world. In the latest […]

NASA confirms SpaceX Crew Dragon will splashdown in Pensacola

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — NASA confirmed on their blog that SpaceX Crew Dragon will splashdown in Pensacola Florida on Sunday, August 2, 2020. Weather conditions according to NASA are a “Go” but Hurricane Isaias will still be monitored and evaluate any impact the storm may have on the splashdown sight. SpaceX will monitor weather conditions […]

Teen ‘mastermind’ charged in high-profile Twitter hack

TAMPA (WFLA) – A Florida teenager is in jail, accused of being the “mastermind” behind a hack on the social media website Twitter that caused limited access to the site and high-profile accounts, according to jail records and the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office. Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren filed 30 felony charges against 17-year-old Graham Clark this […]

CT joins multi-state, bi-partisan effort to eliminate emissions from larger vehicles by 2050

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut is taking a big step to become greener and reduce air pollution. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced Wednesday the state is joining 14 other states and Washington D.C. to eradicate the emissions of larger vehicles. DEEP said many states including Connecticut have signed a Memorandum […]

Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the Trump administration’s decision to bar international students from staying in the U.S. if they take classes entirely online this fall.

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