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Uber shows a big rise in government requests for rider information

Uber shows a big rise in government requests for rider information

MCT Campus

November 21, 2019

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Uber said on Wednesday that the number of requests for data on its riders from government officials in the United States and Canada rose sharply last year due, in part, to a “rising interest” in information on the ride-hailing company’s users. In its latest transparency report, Uber said...

2 teens killed in Calif. school shooting; attack came on suspect’s birthday, officials say

2 teens killed in Calif. school shooting; attack came on suspect’s birthday, officials say

MCT Campus

November 14, 2019

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Two students were killed and three other teens were wounded in a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita on Thursday morning, authorities said. Shots rang out just after 7:30 a.m. when students at the school at were scheduled to be in their first-period class. Los An...

How do wildfires get their names?

How do wildfires get their names?

MCT Campus

October 31, 2019

LOS ANGELES — Their names are seared into the collective consciousness of California: The Griffith Park fire of 1933. The Bel-Air fire of 1961. The Tunnel fire of 1991. The Camp fire of 2018. Spurred by high winds, low humidity and an abundance of fuel, California’s most destructive fires remake its cities ...

Northeast gets ranked as #16 of most affordable colleges nationally

Northeast gets ranked as #16 of most affordable colleges nationally

Wash Kirkland

October 17, 2019

SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher founded in 2004, has just released their 2020 rankings for the best online colleges. Northeast Community College was listed as #16. The company researched 1,943 online colleges in order to determine the best online schools in the nation. The...

Impeach Trump? An America filled with anger and animosity digs in

Impeach Trump? An America filled with anger and animosity digs in

MCT Campus

September 26, 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa — It was a day like many across the divided states of America, brimming with anger, resentment and festering grudges. For just the fourth time in history, the House of Representatives — the people’s house — began formally weighing impeachment of a president and, in El Paso, Texas, Re...

Alexa, don’t store this recording: California bill targets smart home speakers

Alexa, don’t store this recording: California bill targets smart home speakers

June 25, 2019

A bill making its way through the California Legislature would prohibit makers of smart home speakers from saving or storing recordings without users’ explicit consent. The Anti-Eavesdropping Act, which cleared its first committee Wednesday, would also ban smart speaker device manufacturers from s...

Responding to college scandal, California lawmakers propose sweeping reforms

Responding to college scandal, California lawmakers propose sweeping reforms

April 2, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Reacting to widespread allegations of cheating in the college admissions process, California lawmakers Thursday proposed a sweeping package of bills aimed at closing loopholes that officials said gave the children of wealthy parents a side door into elite universities. The six measures would ba...

Think Trump can’t use emergency powers to build the border wall? Here’s why he could

Think Trump can’t use emergency powers to build the border wall? Here’s why he could

Special to the Viewpoint, Reporter

January 10, 2019

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump intensified threats Thursday to invoke his “emergency powers” to build his border wall if Democrats don’t cooperate, saying his lawyers have looked into the matter and “they tell me 100 percent” he can. Critics have denounced the idea as abusive and un...

Northeast named one of the most affordable colleges in the country

Northeast named one of the most affordable colleges in the country

Special to the Viewpoint, Reporter

October 25, 2018

SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher founded in 2004, has just unveiled their 2019 rankings on GuidetoOnlineSchools.com. The new best online colleges lists are the first to offer all-encompassing rankings of online colleges using up-to-date alumni salary data from PayScale and tu...

Big Peter Thiel donation shows he’s still with Trump

Big Peter Thiel donation shows he’s still with Trump

October 17, 2018

Tech billionaire investor Peter Thiel has again put his money where his mouth is: He’s still with Trump. With $250,000, Thiel was the biggest donor to the Trump Victory Committee in the most recent quarter, a new Federal Election Commission filing shows. The donation, dated July 10, appears to be the f...

College endowments hit record values — and maybe the ire of lawmakers

College endowments hit record values — and maybe the ire of lawmakers

October 17, 2018

NEW YORK — Harvard University’s $39.2 billion endowment has reached a record value. So did Yale. And Brown. And Dartmouth. As many wealthy U.S. universities report bulging assets and strong investment gains for the latest fiscal year, the timing isn’t ideal. Their fat coffers may draw the ire...

The mushroom dream of a ‘long-haired hippie’ could help save the world’s bees

The mushroom dream of a ‘long-haired hippie’ could help save the world’s bees

October 9, 2018

SEATTLE—The epiphany that mushrooms could help save the world’s ailing bee colonies struck Paul Stamets while he was in bed. “I love waking dreams,” he said. “It’s a time when you’re just coming back into consciousness.” Years ago, in 1984, Stamets had noticed a “continuous convoy of bees...

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