Outdoor recreation industry gearing up for summer surge |

CLARKSBURG — As warmer weather gradually becomes more common with summer approaching, West Virginia’s outdoor recreation industry is getting ready for summer. Among the long list of outdoor activities that are available in the state, one of the most sought after is whitewater rafting. Cheat River Outfitters in Albright is a whitewater rafting company that … Read more

Hong Kong police release Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charges

HONG KONG, May 11 (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia’s top Catholic clerics, and three other people who helped run a now disbanded fund for protesters in Hong Kong have been arrested for “collusion with foreign forces”. , then released on bail. Zen, a 90-year-old former Hong Kong bishop, was interrogated for several … Read more

Google faces internal battle over AI research to speed up chip design

The Google app logo is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OAKLAND, Calif., May 2 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Monday it had recently fired a senior engineering manager after colleagues, whose landmark research on artificial … Read more

Legislative scandals, dark money and the impact of ethics laws | News

Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, and Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville, were getting pushback last week from special interest groups over their legislation to overhaul the state’s ethics and campaign financing laws. “The bill in question does not censor or otherwise curtail conservative activism or free speech in any way,” McNally said in … Read more

The Bahamas tourist hub is seeing an increase in the smuggling of migrants by boat to the United States

CORAL HARBOUR, Bahamas, April 29 (Reuters) – Patrol boats piloted by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force depart from a former luxury hotel each day as the archipelago nation struggles to control rising number of migrants attempting to reach the United States. often rickety and overloaded boats. An increasingly popular hub for smugglers is the Bimini … Read more

Judge Blocks 4 New Voting Laws Backed by MT GOP | Crime and courts

A Yellowstone County District Court judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked four new Republican-backed election laws that a coalition of Native American tribes, suffrage groups and Democrats believe unconstitutionally restrict Montanans’ right to vote. Judge Michael Moses granted a preliminary injunction to the coalition of plaintiffs, shelving controversial legislation that added new voter ID restrictions and … Read more