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On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that some of the brightest lights of artificial intelligence technology had published a joint statement declaring that the devices they build “may one day pose an existential threat to humanity and should be considered a societal risk on par with pandemics and nuclear wars.” That’s some warning label.

It’s always the big question, when you move to a new home: What are the neighbors like? Noisy, nosy, quiet, friendly? Furry, feathery, carnivorous, vegetarian?

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A lawsuit brought by a former altar boy who said he was raped as a child in the 1960s by a now-deceased Roman Catholic bishop has been settled. The sides announced the settlement Friday. Terms were not disclosed. The plaintiff identified in court papers as John Doe alleged in the suit filed in February 2021 that not only was he abused by the former Diocese of Springfield Bishop Christopher Weldon as well as two other clergy, but also that the church engaged in a yearslong coverup to protect the bishop’s reputation and legacy. The diocese’s current bishop in a statement announcing the settlement apologized.

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The second-largest health insurer in Massachusetts has been targeted by a ransomware attack in which sensitive personal information as well as health information of current and past members may have been compromised. Point32Health said Tuesday that a “cybersecurity ransomware incident” affecting its Harvard Pilgrim Health Care program was detected April 17. Information including members’ addresses, phone numbers, birthdates, Social Security numbers and medical history may have been compromised. The company did not say how many members may have been affected. The company has hired a third-party expert to investigate and informed the FBI.

In November 2022, van Rossum published a second edition of her book "The Green Amendment" which is expanded to include consideration of environmental racism, the climate crisis, the human health devastation caused by environmental degradation, and the importance of protecting future generations from pollution and environmental harm.

While many strawberry-filled baked goods get a little soggy from the raw berries weeping moisture into the crumb or crust, these three new recipes are different. They treat the berries before baking — simmering, roasting or macerating them — to condense their juices and allow them to hold up better in pastries and cakes.


Thousands of milk producers across the country will be receiving surveys from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service as the agency collects information for the 2023 Milk Production reports.

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