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US clean coal program fails to deliver on promised smog cuts

Champions of coal say the superabundant fossil fuel can be made environmentally friendlier by refining it with chemicals – a “clean coal” technology backed by a billion dollars in U.S. government tax subsidies annually. But refined coal has a dirty secret. It regularly fails to deliver on its environmental promises, as electric giant Duke Energy Corp found. Duke   began using refined coal at two of its North Carolina power plants in August 2012. The decision let the company tap a lucrative federal subsidy designed to…

Digital assistants hone skills to deliver the news

"What's the news?" has become a familiar refrain for consumers with smart speakers, opening up a new channel for publishers but also raising concerns about the growing influence of tech platforms in media. Devices such as Amazon's Alexa-powered speakers, Google Home and Apple HomePod are increasingly delivering news flashes and summaries, and giving users the option to get more in-depth news, just by asking. For beleaguered news organizations, voice could be a new channel to connect with consumers seeking updates or…

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ask US bishop to deliver wedding address

LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle have asked a senior US bishop to deliver the address at their wedding next Saturday. Harry, grandson of Queen Elizabeth and sixth-in-line to the throne, and Markle, star of US TV drama “Suits”, will tie the knot next Saturday at Windsor Castle, home to British royals for nearly 1,000 years. Kensington Palace said the Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry would join Justin Welby, the spiritual head of the Anglican communion, for the wedding which is expected…

In a sudden flurry, Trump looks to deliver for his voters

WASHINGTON: For the moment, US President Donald Trump is going it alone. After weeks of seeing his agenda imperiled by Republican divisions and infighting among his aides, Trump has been a whirl of activity this week, reasserting his campaign priorities and trying to deliver wins for his fervent but frustrated base of supporters. Trump took steps to dramatically undercut the Obamacare health system, sent notice he was willing to scuttle the nuclear deal with Iran, moved to roll back coal-plant limits, and again…

WATCH: Man delivers pizza during G20 riots

HAMBURG: A pizza delivery rider is taking over the internet after pictures of him riding through horde of G20 protesters to deliver a pizza. Footage appears to show the moped rider weaving, unperturbed, through the "Welcome to Hell" protests that saw dozens injured. "That guy needs a raise," said one Twitter user after watching the employee, who had also approached the riot police's defensive line in his determination to make his delivery. "Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear pizza boxes," said a viewer on Reddit. …