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US candidate to lead UN telecoms agency after US-Russia race

Doreen Bogdan-Martin of the United States has been elected to head the U.N.’s telecommunications agency
12 minutes ago
Doreen Bogdan-Martin of the United States, candidate for secretary general, smiles during the opening session of The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies, in Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 will run in the Romanian capital until Oct. 14 and will elect a new Secretary General. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
2 hours ago

Australia flags tough new data protection laws this year

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus says Australia could have tough new data protection laws in place this year in an urgent response to a cyberattack that stole from a telecommunications company the personal data of 9.8 million customers
2 hours ago
FILE - An Optus phone sign hangs above its store in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Australia’s federal and state governments on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, called for Optus to pay for replacing identification documents including passports and driver’s licenses to avoid identity fraud after 9.8 million of the telecommunications company’s customers had personal data stolen by computer hackers. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
4 hours ago

Scientists honored for COVID-19 tracker, prenatal test

A scientist who built a global COVID-19 website received this year's Lasker award for public service
4 hours ago
September 28

Amazon to raise average hourly pay by $1 to $19 in October

Amazon says it’s raising its average starting pay for frontline workers from $18 to $19 a hour
September 28
FILE - An Amazon worker delivers boxes in Los Angeles on Oct. 1, 2020. Amazon said Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, that it is raising its average starting pay for frontline workers from $18 to $19 a hour, a boost that could help it attract more employees in a tight labor market as the holiday season approaches. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
September 28

Rohingya seek reparations from Facebook for role in massacre

For years, Facebook, now called Meta, has pushed the narrative that it was a neutral platform in Myanmar that was misused by malicious people and failed to moderate violent and hateful material adequately
September 28
FILE - A car passes Facebook's new Meta logo on a sign at the company headquarters on Oct. 28, 2021, in Menlo Park, Calif. For years, Facebook, now called Meta, has pushed a narrative that it was a neutral platform in Myanmar that was misused by bad actors and failed to moderate violent and hateful material adequately. But a new report by Amnesty International says Facebook was not merely a passive site with insufficient content moderation. Rather, Meta’s algorithms “proactively amplified" material that incited violent hatred against the Rohingya beginning as early as 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
September 28

Amazon to release bedside sleep tracker later this year

Soon enough, an Amazon device might know whether you’re sleeping — or not
September 28
September 28

New report: Oil spills from offshore transportation way down

A new government report says oil spills from tankers and pipelines in U.S. dropped dramatically from the last decade of the 1990s to the one from 2010 through 2019
September 28
September 28

Category 1 to 5: The meaning behind each hurricane category

NWS uses a system that only measures a hurricane's sustained wind speeds
September 28
In this satellite image from NOAA, Hurricane Ian is shown on Sept. 26, 2022.
September 28

Meta pulls down fake accounts originating from Russia and China

More than 1,700 fake accounts have been removed, the company said.
September 28
VIDEO:  Meta pulls down fake accounts originating from Russia and China
September 28

Australia demands Optus pay for new customer ID documents

Australia’s federal and state governments have called for Optus to pay for replacing passports and driver’s licenses after 9.8 million of the telecommunications company’s customers had personal data stolen by computer hackers
September 28
FILE - An Optus phone sign hangs above its store in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Australia’s federal and state governments on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, called for Optus to pay for replacing identification documents including passports and driver’s licenses to avoid identity fraud after 9.8 million of the telecommunications company’s customers had personal data stolen by computer hackers. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
September 27

Attorneys for Musk, Twitter argue over information exchange

A Delaware judge heard more arguments over the exchange of information by lawyers in the Twitter lawsuit that seeks to force billionaire Elon Musk to carry through with his $44 billion acquisition of the social platform
September 27
FILE - Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington. A Delaware judge is hearing arguments, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 over the exchange of information by lawyers in Twitter's lawsuit seeking to force billionaire Elon Musk to carry through with his $44 billion acquisition of the social media giant. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 27

NASA moon rocket back in hangar, launch unlikely until Nov.

NASA's moon rocket is safely back inside its hangar as Hurricane Ian approaches Florida, its launch now unlikely before mid-November
September 27
The NASA moon rocket, right, slated for the Artemis mission to the moon rolls back to the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The launch of the rocket was postponed due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Ian. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
September 27

What is storm surge, and more to know about hurricanes

Here are some of your questions on hurricanes, answered by ABC News experts.
September 27
Local residents fill sandbags, as Hurricane Ian spins toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, at Ben T. Davis Beach in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 26, 2022.
September 27

Apple-Apps-Top-10

The top 10 apps on the Apple Store for week ending 9/25/2022
September 27
September 27

Amazon announces 2nd Prime Day event

The "Prime early access sale" is a 2-day extravaganza promising Prime members hundreds of thousands of deals ahead of the holiday season.
September 27
VIDEO: Amazon announces 2nd Prime Day event
September 27

Attorneys for Musk, Twitter argue over information exchange

A Delaware judge is hearing arguments over the exchange of information by lawyers in Twitter's lawsuit seeking to force billionaire Elon Musk to carry through with his $44 billion acquisition of the social media giant
September 27
September 27

Australian police probe purported hacker's ransom demand

Australia's second-largest wireless carrier says police are investigating the release by a purported hacker of stolen personal data from its customers and demanding a $1 million ransom in cryptocurrency
September 27
September 26

Bam! NASA spacecraft crashes into asteroid in defense test

A NASA spacecraft has rammed an asteroid in an unprecedented test to see if a potentially menacing space rock could be knocked off course
September 26
This illustration made available by Johns Hopkins APL and NASA depicts NASA's DART probe, center, and Italian Space Agency's (ASI) LICIACube, bottom right, at the Didymos system before impact with the asteroid Dimorphos, left. DART is expected to zero in on the asteroid Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, intent on slamming it head-on at 14,000 mph. The impact should be just enough to nudge the asteroid into a slightly tighter orbit around its companion space rock. (Steve Gribben/Johns Hopkins APL/NASA via AP)
September 26

Musk, Twitter CEO delay questioning ahead of October trial

Tesla CEO Elon Musk won a reprieve from questioning by Twitter lawyers Monday, according to several press reports citing anonymous sources
September 26
September 26

NASA spacecraft successfully collides with asteroid

Mission tested devices that could stop a future asteroid impact with Earth.
September 26
This screengrab made from NASA live feed shows Dimorphos just before the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) made impact with the asteroid, as watched by the NASA team (bottom L) at DART headquarters in Laurel, Md., Sept. 26, 2022.
September 26

Hurricane forces NASA moon rocket to shelter; launch on hold

Hurricane Ian is prompting NASA to move its moon rocket off the launch pad and into shelter
September 26
FILE - The NASA moon rocket stands on Pad 39B before a launch attempt for the Artemis 1 mission to orbit the moon at the Kennedy Space Center on Sept. 2, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA mission managers decided Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, to move its moon rocket off the launch pad and into shelter due to Hurricane Ian's uncertain path. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
September 26

Amazon to hold holiday shopping event in October

Amazon says it is holding a second Prime Day-like shopping event in October
September 26
September 26

Pfizer seeks to expand omicron booster to 5- to 11-year-olds

Pfizer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11
September 26
FILE - A Jackson, Miss., resident receives a Pfizer booster shot from a nurse at a vaccination site Feb. 8, 2022. Pfizer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11, Monday, Sept. 26. Already 4.4 million Americans have received one of the updated boosters since they rolled out earlier this month for anyone 12 and older. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
September 26

Hurricane forces NASA moon rocket to shelter; launch on hold

Hurricane Ian is prompting NASA to move its moon rocket off the launch pad and into shelter
September 26
FILE - The NASA moon rocket stands on Pad 39B before a launch attempt for the Artemis 1 mission to orbit the moon at the Kennedy Space Center on Sept. 2, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA mission managers decided Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, to move its moon rocket off the launch pad and into shelter due to Hurricane Ian's uncertain path. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
September 26

Apple Inc will manufacture iPhone 14 in India

Apple Inc. has announced it will make its iPhone 14 in India
September 26
FILE- New iPhone 14 models on display at an Apple event on the campus of Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Sept. 7, 2022. Apple Inc. will manufacture its latest iPhone 14 in India, the company said on Monday, as it seeks to curb its production in China. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
September 26

Australia mulls tougher cybersecurity laws after data breach

The Australian government says it's considering tougher cybersecurity rules for telecommunications companies and blamed the nation’s second-largest wireless carrier, Optus, for an unprecedented breach of personal data from 9.8 million customers
September 26
September 26

Apple reportedly delays 'buy now pay later' feature

According to a report from Bloomberg, the feature was supposed to debut on Sept. 12, but its rollout may be pushed back until spring.
September 26
VIDEO: Apple reportedly delays 'buy now pay later' feature
September 24

US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

A classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office has launched into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket
September 24
In this photo released by United Launch Alliance, a classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office is launched into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California's Santa Barbara County. It was the last launch of a Delta 4 from the West Coast. (United Launch Alliance via AP)
September 24

Artemis I launch attempt scrubbed as possible hurricane looms

It comes after two previous launch attempts were delayed.
September 24
The NASA moon rocket for the Artemis mission stands on Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center, on Sept. 21, 2022.
September 24

NASA delays moon rocket launch due to potential hurricane

NASA is skipping next week's launch attempt of its new moon rocket because of a tropical storm that's expected to become a major hurricane
September 24
FILE - The NASA moon rocket stands on Pad 39B before a launch attempt for the Artemis 1 mission to orbit the moon at the Kennedy Space Center, Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. On Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, a storm in the Caribbean is threatening to delay NASA's third attempt to launch the rocket. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
September 23

Fight to end virus pandemic takes place on UN's sidelines

While the coronavirus pandemic was not the main focus of the U.N. General Assembly, the conversations were still happening on the sidelines
September 23
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the 77th session of the General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 23

Artemis I launch attempt set for Tuesday, possible hurricane could delay plans

Tropical Depression Nine heads towards Florida and may make landfall as a major hurricane next week.
September 23
Tropical Depression Nine heads towards Florida and may make landfall as a major hurricane next week.
September 23

Afraid and anxious, young protesters demand climate action

Young activists have staged a coordinated “global climate strike” to highlight their fears about the effects of global warming and demand more aid for poor countries hit by wild weather
September 23
Environmental activists hold up posters read " we are worried about the climate crisis " during a protest calling for the government to take immediate action against climate change in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
September 23

Approaching storm may delay launch try for NASA moon rocket

NASA's new moon rocket could face more launch delays, this time by tropical weather
September 23
FILE - The NASA moon rocket stands on Pad 39B before a launch attempt for the Artemis 1 mission to orbit the moon at the Kennedy Space Center, Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. On Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, a storm in the Caribbean is threatening to delay NASA's third attempt to launch the rocket. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
September 23

Tesla recalls 1 million vehicles

Windows on affected Tesla vehicles may cause bodily injury when automatically closing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, cautioned.
September 23
VIDEO:  Tesla recalls 1 million vehicles
September 23

2 more whales die in Australia as stranding deaths reach 200

Two more whales have died in Australia after a handful that had been refloated a day earlier stranded themselves again
September 23
September 22

Tonga volcano blast was unusual, could even warm the Earth

Scientists are still trying to understand the effects of the Tongan volcano eruption earlier this year
September 22
September 22

Why is a NASA spacecraft crashing into an asteroid?

A NASA spacecraft is about to clobber a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away
September 22
This illustration made available by Johns Hopkins APL and NASA depicts NASA's DART probe, foreground right, and Italian Space Agency's (ASI) LICIACube, bottom right, at the Didymos system before impact with the asteroid Dimorphos, left. DART is expected to zero in on the asteroid Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, intent on slamming it head-on at 14,000 mph. The impact should be just enough to nudge the asteroid into a slightly tighter orbit around its companion space rock. (Steve Gribben/Johns Hopkins APL/NASA via AP)
September 22

Why Puerto Rico's power grid is struggling 5 years after Hurricane Maria

Days after Hurricane Fiona, power had not been restored for most people.
September 22
People walk on a street with power lines downed by the passing of Hurricane Fiona in Penuelas, Puerto Rico, Sept. 19, 2022.
September 22

6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico, no damage known yet

A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake has struck Mexico, causing at least two deaths, damaging buildings and setting off landslides
September 22
Soldiers walk on a damaged road, a day after an earthquake near Chinicuila, Michoacan state, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico’s central Pacific coast on Monday, centered 37 kilometers (23 miles) southeast of Aquila near the boundary of Colima and Michoacan states and at a depth of 15.1 kilometers (9.4 miles). (AP Photo/Armando Solis)
September 22

Gates Foundation prods UN, honors inspiration as Goalkeepers

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates combined characteristic optimism with sobering questions about persistent gender inequality and hunger at an event the Gateses’ foundation convened on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly
September 22
FILE - Climate activist Vanessa Nakate of Uganda poses for a portrait in New York outside the United Nations headquarters, Sept. 14, 2022. Nakate was a recipient of a Goalkeepers Global Goals Award given by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. The awards recognize the work of four people whose work has helped make progress toward the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted, FILE)
September 22

Saudi Arabia plans to send female astronaut to space in 2023

Saudi Arabia plans to launch a training program with the goal of sending its own astronauts, including a woman, into space next year
September 22
FILE - Saudi Arabia's Prince Sultan bin Salman talks at the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates about his 1985 experience as the first Arab and Muslim to travel to space aboard NASA's Discovery shuttle, March 8, 2016. Saudi Arabia announced Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, plans to launch a training program with the goal of sending its own astronauts, including a woman, into space next year. The kingdom is actively promoting science and technology as part of its wide-ranging Vision 2030 plan to overhaul its economy and reduce its dependency on oil. (AP Photo/Aya Batrawy, File)
September 22

32 pilot whales rescued out of 230 stranded in Australia

Wildlife experts have rescued 32 of 230 whales that were found stranded on the wild and remote west coast of Australia’s island state of Tasmania
September 22
Rescuers attempt to move a stranded whale to open water at Macquarie Harbour on the west coast of Tasmania of Australia, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. A day after 230 whales were found stranded on the wild and remote west coast of Australia's island state of Tasmania, only 35 were still alive despite rescue efforts that were to continue Thursday. (Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania via AP)
September 22

2 tech giants plan to cut staff, report says

Google and Meta plan to cut costs by reducing staff, the Wall Street Journal reported.
September 22
VIDEO:  2 tech giants plan to cut staff, report says
September 22

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has caused buildings to sway in Mexico’s capital

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has caused buildings to sway in Mexico’s capital
September 22
September 21

Climate Migration: Indian kids find hope in a new language

A flood in 2019 in an Indian state started eight-year-old Jerifa, her brother Raju, 12, and their parents on a journey that led the family from their Himalayan village to a poor neighborhood in Bengaluru
September 21
September 21

Some 230 whales beached in Tasmania; rescue efforts underway

A day after 230 whales were found stranded on the wild and remote west coast of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, only 35 are still alive despite rescue efforts that were to continue Thursday
September 21
This photo released by Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania, shows whales stranded on Ocean Beach at Macquarie Harbour on the west coast of Tasmania of Australia, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. (Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania via AP)
September 21

GLIMPSES: Zelenskyy calls out opponents of his video address

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered the lone video speech at the U.N. General Assembly
September 21
September 21

Space station gets 3 new residents after Russian launch

The International Space Station is welcoming three new residents following a smooth Russian launch
September 21
The Soyuz-2.1a rocket booster with Soyuz MS-22 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. The Russian rocket carries NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
September 21

NASA fuels moon rocket in test, hit again with pesky leaks

NASA's new moon rocket sprouted more fuel leaks in a test ahead of a possible launch attempt next week
September 21
FILE - The NASA moon rocket as stands on Pad 39B for the Artemis 1 mission to orbit the Moon at the Kennedy Space Center, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA is fueling its moon rocket in a leak test ahead of a launch attempt as early as next week. Wednesday, Sept. 21 demo will determine whether the 322-foot rocket is ready for its first test flight, a lunar-orbiting mission with mannequins in lieu of astronauts. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)