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Quebec town leaders, residents unite to decide fate of mine with ties to Pentagon

Quebec town leaders, residents unite to decide fate of mine with ties to Pentagon

MONTREAL — Five Quebec municipalities located by a proposed site for a graphite mine with ties to the Pentagon have created an alliance to accelerate public consultations on the project and pressure the provincial government to listen to what locals
Can AI be an author? Federal Court asked to decide in new copyright case

Can AI be an author? Federal Court asked to decide in new copyright case

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Canada is being asked to declare that only humans — and not artificial intelligence — can be considered authors under Canada’s copyright law.
A Taiwan-based Buddhist charity attempts to take the founding nun's message of compassion global

A Taiwan-based Buddhist charity attempts to take the founding nun's message of compassion global

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — When a 7.4-magnitude earthquake ripped through Taiwan in April, it took about 30 minutes for the region’s most ubiquitous charity to set up an emergency response center.
Who is the Buddhist nun who built a global charity from a tiny apartment in rural Taiwan?

Who is the Buddhist nun who built a global charity from a tiny apartment in rural Taiwan?

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — The Buddhist teacher who founded what is now a global charity and religion with a $283 million operating budget grew up at a time when women could not be ordained as Buddhist nuns.
A Taiwan-based Buddhist charity attempts to take the founding nun's message of compassion global

A Taiwan-based Buddhist charity attempts to take the founding nun's message of compassion global

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — When a 7.4-magnitude earthquake ripped through Taiwan in April , it took about 30 minutes for the region’s most ubiquitous charity to set up an emergency response center.
Alec Baldwin weeps in court as judge announces involuntary manslaughter case is dismissed midtrial

Alec Baldwin weeps in court as judge announces involuntary manslaughter case is dismissed midtrial

The judge's decision ends the criminal culpability of the actor after a nearly three-year saga that began when a revolver he was pointing at Halyna Hutchins during a rehearsal went off, killing her.
What’s next for Alec Baldwin after involuntary manslaughter case dismissal

What’s next for Alec Baldwin after involuntary manslaughter case dismissal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A New Mexico judge dismissed the involuntary manslaughter case against Alec Baldwin over the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in a sudden move Friday.
1 dead, 2 missing after tourist helicopter crashes off Hawaiian island of Kauai

1 dead, 2 missing after tourist helicopter crashes off Hawaiian island of Kauai

HONOLULU (AP) — A tour company helicopter crashed off the Hawaiian island of Kauai, police said, killing one person and leaving two missing in the latest in a series of crashes to plague the industry in recent years.
Federal appeals court says there is no fundamental right to change one's sex on a birth certificate

Federal appeals court says there is no fundamental right to change one's sex on a birth certificate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled 2-1 on Friday that Tennessee does not unconstitutionally discriminate against transgender people by not allowing them to change the sex designation on their birth certificates.
B.C. university gives pro-Palestinian protesters trespass notice, deadline to vacate

B.C. university gives pro-Palestinian protesters trespass notice, deadline to vacate

NANAIMO, B.C. — Vancouver Island University has issued a trespass notice to pro-Palestinian protesters, telling them to vacate their encampment on the campus in Nanaimo, B.C., by Monday.