Biden admin agrees to provide $6.4 billion to Samsung for making computer chips

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has reached an agreement to provide up to $6.4 billion in direct funding for Samsung Electronics to develop a computer chip manufacturing and research cluster in Texas. The funding announced Monday by the Commerce Department is part of a total investment in the cluster that, with private money, is … Read more

Biden administration agrees to provide $6.4 billion to Samsung for making computer chips in Texas

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has reached an agreement to provide up to $6.4 billion in direct funding for Samsung Electronics to develop a computer chip manufacturing and research cluster in Texas. The funding announced Monday by the Commerce Department is part of a total investment in the cluster that, with private money, is … Read more

Google removes links to California news sites for some users

[ad_1] SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Google on Friday began removing California news websites from some people’s search results, a test that acted as a threat should the state Legislature pass a law requiring the search giant to pay media companies for linking to their content. Google announced the move in a blog post on Friday, calling … Read more

Faced with possibly paying for news, Google removes links to California news sites for some users

[ad_1] SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Google on Friday began removing California news websites from some people’s search results, a test that acted as a threat should the state Legislature pass a law requiring the search giant to pay media companies for linking to their content. Google announced the move in a blog post on Friday, calling … Read more

One-fourth of people dropped from Medicaid still aren’t insured, survey shows

[ad_1] Almost a quarter of people who were dropped from Medicaid during the post-pandemic eligibility reviews are still uninsured and high costs are preventing them from getting on another plan, a new survey from KFF showed Friday. At least 20 million lower-income Americans have lost their federal health insurance since the provision that kept states … Read more

US-China competition to field military drone swarms could fuel global arms race

[ad_1] As their rivalry intensifies, U.S. and Chinese military planners are gearing up for a new kind of warfare in which squadrons of air and sea drones equipped with artificial intelligence work together like a swarm of bees to overwhelm an enemy. The planners envision a scenario in which hundreds, even thousands of the machines … Read more

School grants, student pronouns and library books among the big bills of Idaho legislative session

[ad_1] BOISE, Idaho — Idaho lawmakers spent much of an unexpectedly long and sometimes contentious legislative session focusing on bills targeting LGBTQ+ residents by limiting health care and reading materials and installing protections for teachers who don’t use the pronouns transgender students use. They also passed a bill that allows the state to spend $2 … Read more

Here’s what we know about Uber and Lyft’s planned exit from Minneapolis in May

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS — The future of Uber and Lyft in Minneapolis has garnered concern and debate in recent weeks after the City Council voted last month to require that ride-hailing companies pay drivers a higher rate while they are within city limits. Uber and Lyft responded by saying they would stop serving the Minneapolis area … Read more

Here’s what we know about Uber and Lyft’s planned exit from Minneapolis in May

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS — The future of Uber and Lyft in Minneapolis has garnered concern and debate in recent weeks after the City Council voted last month to require that ride-hailing companies pay drivers a higher rate while they are within city limits. Uber and Lyft responded by saying they would stop serving the Minneapolis area … Read more

A Dubai company’s staggering land deals in Africa raise fears about risks to Indigenous livelihoods

[ad_1] ABUJA, Nigeria — Matthew Walley’s eyes sweep over the large forest that has sustained his Indigenous community in Liberia for generations. Even as the morning sun casts a golden hue over the canopy, a sense of unease lingers. Their use of the land is being threatened, and they have organized to resist the possibility … Read more