Major airlines cancel, change flights to US over 5G dispute

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Major airlines cancel, change flights to US over 5G dispute

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Major international airlines have canceled flights heading to the U.S. or changed the planes they're using. The moves Wednesday represented the latest complication in a dispute over concerns that 5G mobile phone service could interfere with aircraft technology. Carriers took widely different approaches to the brewing crisis affecting international travel, from Emirates drastically reducing its U.S.-bound flights to Air France saying it would fly […]

Grammy Awards move ceremony to Las Vegas site in early April

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Grammy Awards move ceremony to Las Vegas site in early April

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2022 Grammy Awards will shift to an April show in Las Vegas after recently postponing the ceremony due to growing concerns with the rise of the omicron variant. The awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, according to a joint statement released Tuesday from the Recording Academy and CBS, which broadcast the ceremony. The show […]

Senate committee endorses new Maryland legislative map

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Senate committee endorses new Maryland legislative map

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Legislators in a key Senate committee endorsed on Tuesday a new map for their own districts for the next election, choosing a map touted by Democratic leaders and rejecting one backed by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. The Baltimore Sun reports that approval went along party lines with 11 Democrats in favor and four Republicans opposed. The proposed map now goes to the full Senate for approval, […]

Race to cut carbon emissions splits U.S. states on nuclear

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Race to cut carbon emissions splits U.S. states on nuclear

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Many states in the U.S. are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources might not be enough to keep the lights on as they seek to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels. Nuclear power is emerging as an answer to fill the gap as they transition away from coal, oil and natural gas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A survey […]

Microsoft buys game maker Activision Blizzard for about $70B

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Microsoft buys game maker Activision Blizzard for about $70B

Microsoft is paying nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of Candy Crush and 'Call of Duty,' as it seeks an edge in the fiercely competitive businesses of mobile gaming and virtual-reality technology. The all-cash $68.7 billion deal will turn Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, into one of the world's largest video game companies and help it compete with tech rivals such as Meta, formerly Facebook, in […]

Netflix upping US, Canada prices with competition growing

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Netflix upping US, Canada prices with competition growing

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is raising prices for customers in the U.S. and Canada. The boost comes less than a year and a half since its last price increase, as competition from other streaming services increases. The Los Gatos, California, company said Friday that prices are going up by $1 to $2, depending on the plan. Price increases are becoming more of a regular feature at Netflix, which is […]

Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies at 102

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Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies at 102

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, Brigadier General Charles McGee, who flew fighter combat missions over three wars, has died. A family member says McGee died on Sunday at age 102 at his home in Bethesda, Maryland. The Tuskegee Airmen is the nickname of the first African American unit to fly combat airplanes in World War II. McGee was among more than 900 men who trained […]

June trial date set for former aide to Maryland governor

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June trial date set for former aide to Maryland governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A former top aide to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to go on trial in June on charges of misconduct in office and illegally recording conversations. The Baltimore Sun reports that Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Stacy McCormack set the trial for June 7 during a hearing Friday in Annapolis. Roy McGrath spent 11 weeks in 2020 as chief of staff to Hogan, a […]

George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy honored by Producer’s Guild

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George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy honored by Producer’s Guild

George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy, stewards of the Star Wars universe and numerous other notable motion pictures, are being honored by the Producers Guild of America for their contributions to the film industry. The PGA said Friday that Lucas and Kennedy will receive the Milestone Award at the Producers Guild Awards in March, joining the ranks of previous honorees that include Louis B. Mayer, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg. Kennedy […]

Maryland to open more testing sites; distribute 20M masks

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Maryland to open more testing sites; distribute 20M masks

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is opening six new hospital-based COVID-19 testing sites. Gov. Larry Hogan made the announcement Thursday at one of the new locations at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health in Easton. The new locations are on track to be fully operational and open each day with no appointment necessary by the end of next week. The other locations are TidalHealth in Wicomico County; Garrett Regional Medical […]

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Race to cut carbon emissions splits U.S. states on nuclear

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Many states in the U.S. are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources might not be enough to keep the lights on as they seek to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels. Nuclear power is emerging as an answer to fill the gap as they transition away from coal, oil and natural gas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A survey […]

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Major airlines cancel, change flights to US over 5G dispute

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Major international airlines have canceled flights heading to the U.S. or changed the planes they're using. The moves Wednesday represented the latest complication in a dispute over concerns that 5G mobile phone service could interfere with aircraft technology. Carriers took widely different approaches to the brewing crisis affecting international travel, from Emirates drastically reducing its U.S.-bound flights to Air France saying it would fly […]

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Grammy Awards move ceremony to Las Vegas site in early April

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2022 Grammy Awards will shift to an April show in Las Vegas after recently postponing the ceremony due to growing concerns with the rise of the omicron variant. The awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, according to a joint statement released Tuesday from the Recording Academy and CBS, which broadcast the ceremony. The show […]

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Senate committee endorses new Maryland legislative map

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Legislators in a key Senate committee endorsed on Tuesday a new map for their own districts for the next election, choosing a map touted by Democratic leaders and rejecting one backed by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. The Baltimore Sun reports that approval went along party lines with 11 Democrats in favor and four Republicans opposed. The proposed map now goes to the full Senate for approval, […]

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Race to cut carbon emissions splits U.S. states on nuclear

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Many states in the U.S. are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources might not be enough to keep the lights on as they seek to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels. Nuclear power is emerging as an answer to fill the gap as they transition away from coal, oil and natural gas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A survey […]

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Microsoft buys game maker Activision Blizzard for about $70B

Microsoft is paying nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of Candy Crush and 'Call of Duty,' as it seeks an edge in the fiercely competitive businesses of mobile gaming and virtual-reality technology. The all-cash $68.7 billion deal will turn Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, into one of the world's largest video game companies and help it compete with tech rivals such as Meta, formerly Facebook, in […]

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Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies at 102

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, Brigadier General Charles McGee, who flew fighter combat missions over three wars, has died. A family member says McGee died on Sunday at age 102 at his home in Bethesda, Maryland. The Tuskegee Airmen is the nickname of the first African American unit to fly combat airplanes in World War II. McGee was among more than 900 men who trained […]

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