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Vast wildfires in Siberia linked to warming Arctic

Vast wildfires in Siberia linked to warming Arctic

WASHINGTON — This year's vast wildfires in far northeastern Russia were linked to broader changes in a warming Arctic, according to a report Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
UK, EU leaders to meet Wednesday amid Brexit no-deal signals

UK, EU leaders to meet Wednesday amid Brexit no-deal signals

LONDON — The leaders of Britain and the European Commission will make a last-minute push for a post-Brexit U.K.
Steven Soderbergh among producers of upcoming Academy Awards

Steven Soderbergh among producers of upcoming Academy Awards

Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is going behind the scenes for the next Academy Awards.
High tide floods Venice as dike-on-demand wasn't activated

High tide floods Venice as dike-on-demand wasn't activated

High tides flooded St. Mark’s Square in Venice on Tuesday, propelled by winds that were stronger than predicted, and an experimental system of inflatable barriers wasn’t activated to prevent water from invading the lagoon city.
Q&A: Soderbergh on his 'boat movie' & the blockbuster's fate

Q&A: Soderbergh on his 'boat movie' & the blockbuster's fate

NEW YORK — Steven Soderbergh calls it “the boat movie” even though he’s not supposed to call it “the boat movie.
Research: Millions of smart devices vulnerable to hacking

Research: Millions of smart devices vulnerable to hacking

BOSTON — Researchers at a cybersecurity firm say they have identified vulnerabilities in software widely used by millions of connected devices — flaws that could be exploited by hackers to penetrate business and home computer networks and disrupt the
Gary Oldman on finding the frequency of 'Mank'

Gary Oldman on finding the frequency of 'Mank'

NEW YORK — The first time Gary Oldman and David Fincher met was in London 1990, when Fincher was looking to cast him in “Alien 3.” “And he had the sense to say no,” Fincher recalls.
Tone deaf? Prince William's tour criticized amid pandemic

Tone deaf? Prince William's tour criticized amid pandemic

LONDON — A national train tour by Prince William and his wife Kate has received a frosty welcome from leaders in Wales and Scotland, with one Welsh official saying he would rather “no one was having unnecessary visits” during the coronavirus pandemic
Studies suggest AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safe, 70 per cent effective

Studies suggest AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safe, 70 per cent effective

New results on a possible COVID-19 vaccine from Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca suggest it is safe and about 70 per cent effective. Some experts say that shows it is likely to win approval.

Marijuana is now Maine's biggest agricultural commodity

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine is known for its wild blueberries and potatoes but marijuana has surpassed them to become the state’s most valuable crop. Medical marijuana sales totalled $221.