OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Google is blocking some Canadian users from viewing news content in what the company said Wednesday is a test run of a potential response to a Canadian government’s online news bill. The company said it is temporarily limiting access to news content for under 4% of its Canadian users as it assesses possible responses to the bill. All types of news content are being affected by the test, which will run for about five weeks, the company said. The company runs thousands of tests each year to assess any potential changes to its search engine, he added. A spokeswoman for Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez said Canadians will not be intimidated and called it disappointing that Google is borrowing from Meta’s playbook.
NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle and Immanuel Quickley each scored 23 points, and the surging New York Knicks knocked the Boston Celtics out of the top spot in the NBA with their sixth straight victory, 109-94 on Monday night. Jalen Brunson added 17 points for the Knicks (36-27), who inched ahead of Brooklyn into fifth place in the Eastern Conference. Boston Celtics guard Malcolm Brogdon (13) shoots over New York Knicks center Isaiah Hartenstein (55) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS/John Minchillo Previous NextNew York took control in the second quarter and never gave it up. Brunson’s three-point play capped an 8-0 run and gave the Knicks a 47-27 lead midway through the second quarter.28 days ago KSTP
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you get health care coverage through Medicaid, you might be at risk of losing that coverage over the next year. A look at why so many people may no longer qualify for the Medicaid program over the next year and what you need to know if you’re one of those people who relies on the program. Before the pandemic, people would regularly lose their Medicaid coverage if they started making too much money to qualify for the program, gained health care coverage through their employer or moved into a new state. But sending mass texts on Medicaid eligibility will be new, McEvoy said. More than half of U.S. children receive health care coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.29 days ago KSTP
Biden to meet eastern flank NATO leaders amid Russia worriesWARSAW (AP) — President Joe Biden is wrapping up his whirlwind, four-day visit to Poland and Ukraine. Jimmy Carter enters hospice care. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has entered home hospice care after a series of short hospital stays. The Carter Center said in a statement Saturday that Carter, 98, “decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention.” Hospice care is treatment designed to make patients comfortable and to reduce pain and suffering in their final days. Hospice care may include medicine but only to reduce symptoms, not with the intent to cure any illness.1 month ago KSTP
As Russia’s war on Ukraine approaches its first anniversary on Friday, Russian money continues to flood into Dubai’s red-hot real estate market. Chechen regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov, himself now deeply involved in the Ukraine war, came in both 2019 and 2021. Russian salespeople stand by a tent for Russian weapons manufacturers at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 20, 2023. Just outside of the tent, Russian Helicopters displayed several of its civilian aircraft, flanked by attractive young women in silver flight caps. In contrast, a giant armed drone by Baykar was parked next to the Russian tent.1 month ago KSTP
The five-time All-Star and the Cavs completed a buyout of his contract Saturday, freeing the forward to sign with another team. Love is strongly considering a move to the Miami Heat, two people with knowledge of the matter said. Unhappy that he had been dropped from the Cavs’ rotation this season, the 34-year-old formally requested a buyout earlier this week. However, over time he began to blend in as Cleveland won four consecutive conference titles after James returned as a free agent. Love battled injuries while the Cavs won just 60 games over a three-year span.1 month ago KSTP
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyrese Maxey provided a huge boost off the bench, scoring 27 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers rally from a 13-point deficit for a 119-108 win over the New York Knicks on Friday night. Maxey was part of a key stretch late in the third quarter that changed the momentum of the contest. Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, left, goes to the basket as New York Knicks' Isaiah Hartenstein, right, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS/Chris Szagola New York Knicks' Immanuel Quickley, left, drives as Philadelphia 76ers' Paul Reed, right, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS/Chris Szagola Previous NextThe Sixers were a plus-27 with Maxey on the floor Friday.1 month ago KSTP
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James took the microphone at center court under a spotlight Thursday night, and all the fans who guessed wrong rose to unleash a mighty roar. Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James speaks during a ceremony honoring him as the NBA's all-time leading scorer before an NBA game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, in Los Angeles. James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to earn the record during Tuesday's NBA game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to earn the record during Tuesday's NBA game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to earn the record during Tuesday's NBA game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.1 month ago KSTP