Taylor Swift boycotts Apple streaming over payments

Pop superstar Taylor Swift said Sunday she will not allow her latest album on Apple's new streaming service to protest its "shocking" lack of artist compensation during a free trial period.

Japan to resume whaling hunt despite IWC warning

Japan said it would resume its controversial annual whale hunt despite the International Whaling Commission demanding the country provide more information to prove the programme is really for scientific research.

Precarious existence in shadow of Indonesian volcano

When Indonesian farmer Elfi Dalimunthe fled to safety last week as a volcano hurled hot ash and rocks across the sky, it marked the third time she was forced to abandon her home in recent years.

Winners and losers from the E3 video-game show

The video-game industry's annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, which occupied the Los Angeles Convention Center this past week, was an overwhelming, exhausting experience—so many games, so little time. But most of the ...

$700 million plan to help salmon habitat faces new challenge

A massive federal habitat restoration effort in the Columbia River Basin has spent more than $700 million on breaching levies, restoring tidal channels, reconnecting floodplains and other actions meant to boost salmon and ...

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