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Amazon aims to cut its carbon footprint

Amazon, which ships millions of packages a year to shopper’s doorsteps, says it wants to be greener. The online retail giant announced plans to make half of all its shipments carbon neutral by 2030. Read More

Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti after more than a week of violent demonstrations over prices that have doubled for food, gas and other basic goods in recent weeks and allegations of government corruption. Read More

Rare owls thrive in ghost town near L.A. airport

Researchers have discovered a group of rare owls thriving in a nature preserve near Los Angeles International Airport. The 10 burrowing owls are the most seen at LAX Dunes Preserve in 40 years. Read More

Lee Radziwill, 85, was stylish sister of Jackie Kennedy

Lee Radziwill, the stylish jet setter and socialite who found friends, lovers and other adventures worldwide while bonding and competing with her sister Jacqueline Kennedy, has died. She was 85. Read More

Candy company exec who mass-produced Peeps gets his own day

With prime Peeps season about to get underway, the Pennsylvania city where they’re “born” is honoring the man who brought marshmallow chicks to the masses. Read More

Where glaciers melt away, Switzerland sees opportunity

For hikers looking for a daylong outing in central Switzerland, the Trift Glacier footbridge is a popular destination. It’s a short gondola ride from the village of Gadmen, followed by a few miles’ trek up a rocky path overlooking a granite gorge. Read More

Push on last Islamic State enclave blunted by discovery of civilians

The offensive on the last enclave held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria has been blunted by the discovery of hundreds of civilians still living there, a commander with the Kurdish-led force fighting the extremists said today. Read More

Mexican president announces bailout for cash-strapped Pemex

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced a $3.9 billion bailout for the country’s cash-strapped, state-owned oil company today and promised it an additional $1.6 billion in revenue, making it a rescue package of up to $5.5 billion. Read More

Haiti to unveil economic measures to quell violent protests

Haitians today vowed to keep protesting until President Jovenel Moise resigns, despite his announcement of upcoming economic measures designed to quell more than a week of violent demonstrations across the country. Read More

India warns of ‘crushing response’ to Kashmir suicide attack

India’s prime minister warned of a “crushing response” to the suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 41 people and was the deadliest in the divided region’s volatile history. Read More

U.S. seeks ways to recycle lithium batteries in cars, phones

The U.S. government will lead an ambitious effort to develop technologies to recycle lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, cellphones and other sources to ensure a reliable and affordable supply of metals crucial to battery production in anticipation of soaring global demand and potential shortages, Department of Energy officials said today. Read More

EPA hits chemical maker for not notifying on new compounds

A chemical maker’s North Carolina plant may have broken federal law by failing to notify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before it started manufacturing and repurposing new industrial compounds, the agency said this week. Read More

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are engaged

There’s a new reason for Katy Perry to sing with joy. Read More

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