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May 22

EXPLAINER: What are the key climate themes at Davos?

Climate change will be one focus of the World Economic Forum's first in-person gathering of business and government leaders in two years
May 22
A view of Davos and its congress center prior to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, Switzerland, Sunday, May 22, 2022. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
May 22

Breach exposed data of half-million Chicago students, staff

Chicago Public Schools says the personal information of more than a half-million district students and staff was compromised in a ransomware attack on a district vendor last December
May 22
May 21

This is what it looks like in a shipwreck beneath the Atlantic Ocean

The Valor of the Atlantic is exploring several shipwrecks off the East Coast.
May 21
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is exploring shipwrecks surrounding the National Marine Sanctuary off the East coast of the U.S. state-of-the-art, remotely-piloted submersibles and other technologies.
May 20

Boeing docks crew capsule to space station in test do-over

Boeing's astronaut capsule has arrived at the International Space Station in a critical repeat test flight
May 20
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft launches from Space Launch Complex 41, Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. (Joel Kowsky/NASA via AP)
May 20

'Elon Musk Crash Course' director discusses Tesla's autopilot

ABC News' Phil Lipof speaks with New York Times technology correspondent and director of the documentary "Elon Musk's Crash Course" about the ongoing safety saga of Musk's self-driving Tesla.
May 20
VIDEO: 'Elon Musk Crash Course' director discusses Tesla's autopilot
May 20

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Musk, Tesla and Twitter fan

A federal judge has dismissed a securities fraud and defamation lawsuit filed by a Tesla investor against CEO Elon Musk, the company and a Musk supporter
May 20
FILE - Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer media award in Berlin on Dec. 1, 2020. A federal judge in California has dismissed a securities fraud and defamation lawsuit on Thursday, May 19, 2022, that a Tesla investor had filed against CEO Elon Musk, the company and a supporter of Musk. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool Photo via AP, File)
May 20

Driver must stand trial for deadly Tesla crash in California

A judge says a driver who used a Tesla on autopilot must stand trial for a crash
May 20
FILE - A Tesla Model S is plugged in at a vehicle Supercharging station in Seabrook, N.H., Aug. 24, 2018. The driver of a Tesla operating on autopilot must stand trial for a crash that killed two people in a Los Angeles suburb, a judge ruled Thursday, May 19, 2022. There is enough evidence to try Kevin George Aziz Riad, 27, on two counts of vehicular manslaughter in a 2019 crash, a Los Angeles County judge said. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 20

Twitter cracks down on misleading information

The company says it will place warning notices on content deemed to be misleading from highly visible accounts.
May 20
VIDEO:  Twitter cracks down on misleading information
May 19

Boeing crew capsule launches to space station on test redo

Boeing's crew capsule has blasted off on a repeat test flight to the International Space Station
May 19
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft launches from Space Launch Complex 41, Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Boeing’s crew capsule rocketed toward orbit Thursday on a repeat test flight without astronauts, after years of being grounded by flaws that could have doomed the spacecraft. (Joel Kowsky/NASA via AP)
May 19

Proposed Nebraska mine has sizeable deposit of rare elements

The mining company that wants to extract a rare heat-resistant element from the ground under southeast Nebraska says a new report shows the deposit it plans to mine holds a significant amount of other rare elements
May 19
FILE -NioCorp Developments CEO Mark Smith talks to a group of investors during a tour on Oct. 6, 2021, about the prospects for a proposed mine the company hopes to build near Elk Creek in southeast Nebraska, to extract critical minerals NioCorp Developments, the mining company that wants to extract a rare heat-resistant element from the ground under southeast Nebraska says a new report shows the deposit it plans to mine holds a significant amount of other rare elements, Thursday, May 19, 2022..(AP Photo/Josh Funk, File)
May 19

Apple previews accessibility features on GAAD

Thursday is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and Apple marked the occasion by unveiling new features to make its devices more inclusive.
May 19
VIDEO: Apple previews accessibility features on GAAD
May 19

WhatsApp adds messaging tools to attract businesses

WhatsApp parent Meta is moving forward with its push to attract businesses to its popular chat app
May 19
FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp app icon on a smartphone in New York. WhatsApp parent Meta is moving forward with its push to attract businesses to its popular chat app. Its part of an effort to find new ways to make money beyond targeted advertisements on its other platforms, Facebook and Instagram. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
May 19

New Twitter policy aims to pierce fog of war misinformation

Twitter is stepping up its fight against misinformation with a new policy cracking down on posts that spread potentially dangerous false stories
May 19
FILE - A destroyed tank near the village of Malaya Rohan, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Monday, May 16, 2022. Twitter is stepping up its fight against misinformation with a new policy cracking down on posts that spread potentially dangerous false stories. Under the new rules, which take effect Thursday, May 19, 2022, Twitter will no longer automatically recommend posts that mischaracterize conditions during a conflict or make misleading claims about war crimes or atrocities. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
May 19

Japan to donate $2 million to IAEA for Ukraine nuke safety

Japan has announced it will donate $2.1 million to the International Atomic Energy Agency for its efforts to ensure the safety of Ukrainian nuclear facilities that have come under Russian attack
May 19
Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi, left, speaks as Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi listens during a news conference at the Iikura guesthouse in Tokyo, Thursday, May 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
May 19

'Twitter philanthropy' reveals chasms in social safety net

Practically every minute of every hour, someone sends a tweet to Bill Pulte, a 33-year-old private-equity investor and heir to the mammoth PulteGroup homebuilding company
May 19
May 19

Netflix is losing more of its long-term subscribers

Millions of users have cancelled their subscriptions, the company said.
May 19
VIDEO:  Netflix is losing more of its long-term subscribers
May 18

New inquiry into Australian mother convicted of 4 homicides

An Australian state attorney general has declined to pardon a mother convicted almost 20 years ago of smothering her four children to death and instead ordered a new inquiry into whether there could be a medical explanation for the tragedies
May 18
Kathleen Folbigg appears via video link during a convictions inquiry at the New South Wales Coroners Court in Sydney, May 1, 2019. An Australian state attorney general has refused to pardon Folbigg who was convicted of smothering her four children to death over a decade but has announced, Wednesday, May 18, 2022, a new inquiry into whether her offspring could have died of natural causes. (Joel Carrett/AAP Image via AP)
May 18

Biden warns of 'another tough hurricane season' this year

Federal officials are bracing for another difficult hurricane season
May 18
President Joe Biden speaks during a briefing on preparing for and responding to hurricanes this season at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 18

Hawaii hurricane season forecasted to be slow with La Nina

Federal forecasters say Hawaii and the Central Pacific basin should expect two to four hurricanes, tropical depressions or tropical storms this year
May 18
FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018 file photo, provided by NASA, Hurricane Lane approaches Hawaii as seen from the International Space Station. Hawaii and the Central Pacific basin should expect two to four hurricanes, tropical depressions or tropical storms this year, federal forecasters said Wednesday, May 18, 2022. There is a 60% chance of a below average season. (NASA via AP, File)
May 18

NY agency files discrimination complaint against Amazon

A state agency in New York has filed an administrative complaint against Amazon, alleging the e-commerce giant discriminated against pregnant and disabled workers by denying reasonable accommodations and forcing them to take unpaid leave
May 18
May 18

Mars lander losing power because of dust on solar panels

NASA's Mars lander, called Insight, is slowly losing power because its two solar panels are covered in dust and it will need to mostly shut down by the end of May.
May 18
NASA's Mars lander, called Insight, is slowly losing power because its two solar panels are covered in dust and it will need to mostly shut down by the end of May.
May 18

Mars lander losing power because its solar panels are covered in dust

The spacecraft landed in 2019 to study the deep interior of the planet.
May 18
One of the dust-covered solar panels on NASA's InSight Mars lander in an image captured on April 24, 2022. After about four years of probing the interior of Mars, the InSight spacecraft will have to end its operations this summer because of dust that has accumulated on its solar panels.
May 18

Apple previews features to help elderly users

The new series of features will include door detection for the blind and Apple Watch mirroring with voice control.
May 18
VIDEO:  Apple previews features to help elderly users
May 18

Japan OKs plan to release Fukushima nuclear plant wastewater

Japan’s nuclear regulator has approved plans to release treated wastewater.
May 18
FILE - Tanks storing treated radioactive water after it was used to cool the melted fuel are seen at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, run by Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO), in Okuma town, northeastern Japan, on March 3, 2022. Japan’s nuclear regulator on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, approved plans by the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to release its treated radioactive wastewater into the sea next year, saying the outlined methods are safe and risks to the environment minimal. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae, File)
May 17

Dusty demise for NASA Mars lander in July; power dwindling

A NASA spacecraft on Mars is losing power and is headed for a dusty demise
May 17
FILE - This Dec. 6, 2018 image made available by NASA shows the InSight lander. The scene was assembled from 11 photos taken using its robotic arm. The spacecraft is losing power because of all the dust that's accumulated on its solar panels. NASA said Tuesday, May 17, 2022, it will keep using the spacecraft's seismometer to detect marsquakes until its power peters out. Officials expect operations to cease in July, almost four years after InSight's arrival at Mars. (NASA via AP, File)
May 17

Musk wars with Twitter over his buyout deal - on Twitter

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter can’t “move forward” unless the company shows public proof that less than 5% of the accounts on the platform are fake or spam
May 17
FILE - Part of the Twitter page of Elon Musk is seen on the screen of a computer in Sausalito, Calif., on Monday, April 25, 2022. The Tesla CEO gave the strongest hint yet Monday, May 16, 2022, that he would like to pay less for Twitter than his $44 billion offer made the previous month. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
May 17

Environmentalists oppose more life for California nuke plant

Dozens of environmental and anti-nuclear organizations are opposing any attempt to extend the operating life of California's last running nuclear power plant
May 17
FILE - This Nov. 3, 2008 file photo shows one of Pacific Gas and Electric's Diablo Canyon Power Plant's nuclear reactors in Avila Beach, Calif. Facing possible electricity shortages, California Gov. Gavin Newsom raised the possibility that the state's sole remaining nuclear power plant might continue operating beyond a planned closing by 2025, an idea that could revive a decades-old fight over earthquake safety at the site. Dozens of environmental and anti-nuclear groups are opposing an extension of the plant's life. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File)
May 17

Argo touts driverless operations in Miami and Austin, Texas

An autonomous vehicle technology company that partners with Ford and Volkswagen says it has started driverless operations in two of eight cities where it is developing its technology
May 17
May 17

DA: DNA from fingernails helped solve 1988 cold case killing

Authorities say a suspect in a 1988 sexual assault and killing of a 79-year-old woman in a small Northern California community has been identified thanks to advanced DNA testing on scrapings from the victim’s fingernails
May 17
May 17

Congress dives into UFOs, but no signs of extraterrestrials

Congress held its first hearing in half a century Tuesday on unidentified flying objects
May 17
Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray points to a video display of a UAP during a hearing of the House Intelligence, Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee hearing on "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena," on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 17

Livestreamed carnage: Tech's hard lessons from mass killings

Experts are calling for a broader discussion around livestreams after a white gunman killed 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket
May 17
Wayne Jones, left, looks on as his aunt JoAnn Daniels, holds a photograph of his mother Celestine Chaney, who was killed in Saturday's shooting at a supermarket, during an interview with The Associated Press in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, May 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 17

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May 17
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May 17
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Conspiracy theorists flock to bird flu, spreading falsehoods

An outbreak of avian flu is forcing farmers to cull their flocks and leading to concerns about even higher food prices
May 17
May 17

Rate hike for Verizon

Verizon will increase its prices for consumer and business customers.
May 17
VIDEO:  Rate hike for Verizon
May 16

Musk hints at paying less for Twitter than his $44B offer

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has given the strongest hint yet that he would like to pay less for Twitter than his $44 billion offer made last month
May 16
FILE - Part of the Twitter page of Elon Musk is seen on the screen of a computer in Sausalito, Calif., on Monday, April 25, 2022. The Tesla CEO gave the strongest hint yet Monday, May 16, 2022, that he would like to pay less for Twitter than his $44 billion offer made the previous month. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
May 16

Wyoming senator booed for sex identity remarks at graduation

A U.S. senator is apologizing after getting booed and heckled for remarks she made on sexual identity during a university graduation speech
May 16
FILE - Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., speaks during a Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee hearing, Tuesday, April 5, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lummis apologized Monday, May 16, 2022, after getting booed and heckled for remarks she made on sexual identity during a University of Wyoming graduation speech. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhai, File)
May 16

US deaths from COVID hit 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years in

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has hit 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years into the outbreak
May 16
Sara Atkins poses for a photo, in Wynnewood, Pa., Tuesday, May 10, 2022, while holding a pillow with an image of her father Andy Rotman-Zaid, who died of COVID-19 in December 2020. She channels her grief into fighting for global vaccination and better access to health care to honor her father. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 16

Bezos and Biden spar over corporate taxes and inflation

Jeff Bezos this weekend became the latest centibillionaire to launch a political fight on Twitter by denouncing a tweet by President Joe Biden about corporate taxes as “disinformation” and “misdirection.”
May 16
FILE - Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks during his news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Sept. 19, 2019. Bezos became the latest centibillionaire to launch a political fight on Twitter by denouncing a tweet by President Joe Biden about corporate taxes as “disinformation” and “misdirection.” The White House quickly retorted Monday, May 16, 2022, that Bezos “opposes an economic agenda for the middle class.” (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 16

Netflix is reportedly looking at offering live feeds

Rival Disney+ offered a livestream of the Academy Awards in February.
May 16
VIDEO: Netflix is reportedly looking at offering live feeds
May 15

New Zealand to help pay for cleaner cars to reduce emissions

New Zealand will help pay for lower-income families to scrap their old gas guzzlers and replace them with cleaner hybrid or electric cars as part of a sweeping plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
May 15
New Zealand Climate Change Minister James Shaw announces the government's emissions reduction plan at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand Monday, May 16, 2022. New Zealand will help pay for lower-income families to scrap their old gas guzzlers and replace them with cleaner hybrid or electric cars as part of a sweeping plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Mark Mitchel/ NZ Herald via AP)
May 15

Buffalo shooting: Sites yank videos faster, but not by much

Social platforms have learned to remove violent videos of extremist shootings more quickly over the past few years
May 15
FILE - The logo of live streaming video platform Twitch is shown at the Paris games week in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. The shooting in Buffalo has put a spotlight on how social media companies are monitoring content that appears on their platforms. The suspected gunman shot 11 Black and two white victims in an attack that was shared on the live-streaming platform Twitch, echoing a deadly attack in a German synagogue broadcast on the platform in October 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
May 14

French scientist leading nuclear fusion project dies at 72

Bernard Bigot, a French scientist leading a vast international effort to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of energy, has died
May 14
Director-General of the ITER Organization, Bernard Bigot speaks to representatives and journalists in the assembly hall of the ITER ( the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), where components for the ITER Tokamak will be pre-assembled before integration into the machine in Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance, southern France, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Bernard Bigot, a French scientist leading a vast international effort to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of energy, has died. He was 72. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole, File)
May 13

SpaceX launches Starlink satellites from California

A SpaceX rocket has carried 53 satellites for the Starlink internet constellation into orbit
May 13
This video image provided by SpaceX, a SpaceX Falcon 9 mission to launch 53 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E), takes off from Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., on Friday, May 13, 2022. (SpaceX via AP)
May 13

Menaced by flames, nuclear lab peers into future of wildfire

Lighter winds allowed for the most intense aerial attack this week on multiple wildfires in New Mexico, including the biggest U.S. wildfire burning northeast of Santa Fe
May 13
A haze of wildfire smoke hangs over the Upper Rio Grande valley and the mesa-top city of Los Alamos, N.M., on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Public schools and many businesses were closed as a wildfire crept closer to the city and companion national security laboratory. Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are using supercomputers and ingenuity to improve wildfire forecasting and forest management amid drought and climate change in the American West. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
May 13

Bracing for her future: Baby giraffe fitted with orthotic

She has an unusual disorder that caused her front limb to bend the wrong way.
May 13
This Feb. 10, 2022, image released by the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance shows Msituni, a giraffe calf born with an unusual disorder that caused her legs to bend the wrong way, at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, north of San Diego. (San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance via AP)
May 13

Moon goes blood red this weekend: 'Eclipse for the Americas'

A total lunar eclipse will grace the night skies this weekend, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America
May 13
FILE - Light shines from a total lunar eclipse over Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, Calif., Wednesday, May 26, 2021. A total lunar eclipse will grace the night skies this weekend, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America. The celestial action unfolds Sunday night, May 15, 2022 into early Monday morning, with the moon bathed in the reflected red and orange hues of Earth’s sunsets and sunrises for about 1 1/2 hours, the longest totality of the decade. It will be the first so-called blood moon in a year.(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
May 13

No sea serpents, mobsters but Tahoe trash divers strike gold

Scuba divers at Lake Tahoe are sorting through their haul.
May 13
In this photo provided by Clean Up The Lake, CUTL diver Colin West shows debris found in the lake from an initial dive in 2020, at Lake Tahoe, Nev. They found no trace of a mythical sea monster, no sign of mobsters in cement shoes or long-lost treasure chests. But scuba divers who spent the past year cleaning up Lake Tahoe's entire 72-mile (115-kilometer) shoreline have come away with what they hope will prove much more valuable: tons and tons of trash. (Ludovic Fekete/Clean Up The Lake via AP)
May 13

Twitter executives leave company amid staff shake-up

Two top executives are leaving Twitter as a temporary hiring freeze goes into effect and Elon Musk tries to raise $44 billion to buy the company.
May 13
VIDEO: Twitter executives leave company amid staff shake-up
May 13

Nissan mulling third auto plant in the US to meet EV demand

Nissan is considering adding a new auto plant in the U.S. to keep up with growing demand for electric vehicles
May 13
FILE - A visitor walks near a Nissan logo at Nissan headquarters on May 12, 2022, in Yokohama near Tokyo. Nissan is considering adding a new auto plant in the U.S. to keep up with growing demand for electric vehicles, a top executive at the Japanese automaker said Friday, May 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)