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In a rural California region, a plan takes shape to provide shade from dangerous heat

Elected officials, community leaders and farmworkers on Saturday launched a project to significantly increase the amount of shade in unincorporated areas in the Eastern Coachella Valley, a major agricultural area in southern California where temperatur...
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FILE - Farm workers wait in line at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, Calif., Jan. 21, 2021. Every year, heat kills more people than floods, hurricanes and tornadoes combined, and experts warn that extreme heat will become more intense, frequent and lethal with climate change. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 02

Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence

When it comes to artificial intelligence, the sports analytics crowd may be outnumbered
March 02
Philadelphia 76ers' Daryl Morey pauses while speaking at a news conference before an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 02

Lawyers who successfully argued Musk pay package was illegal seek $5.6 billion in Tesla stock

The lawyers who successfully argued that a massive pay package for Tesla CEO Elon Musk was illegal and should be voided are asking the presiding judge to award company stock worth $5.6 billion as legal fees
March 02
FILE - A Tesla electric vehicle emblem is affixed to a passenger vehicle Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, in Boston. The lawyers who successfully argued that a massive pay package for Tesla CEO Elon Musk was illegal and should be voided have asked the presiding judge to award them company stock worth $5.6 billion as legal fees. The attorneys, who represented Tesla shareholders in the case decided in January, made the request of the Delaware judge in court papers filed Friday, March 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 02

In Rio, rife with dengue, bacteria-infected mosquitoes are making a difference

Since Rio de Janeiro declared a public health emergency after an outbreak of dengue fever last month, the city has ramped up testing capacities, opened up a dozen of dengue health centers and trained medical staff to attend the ever-growing needs of it...
March 02
A nurse gives a coagulation test to Amanda Victoria, who is suspected of having dengue, in the screening area of the Rodolpho Rocco Municipal Polyclinic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, March 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)
March 02

In Senegal's capital, Nicaragua is a hot ticket among travel agents as migrants try to reach US

In Senegal's capital, Nicaragua is a hot ticket among travel agents serving people who want to live in the United States
March 02
Gueva Ba sells used cell phones in Dakar's Colobane market Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Ba, who tried to reach Europe via Morocco eleven times, flew legally to Nicaragua and made the rest of the journey illegally by land to Mexico's northern border, before being repatriated from the United States to Senegal in September 2023. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui)
March 01

California authorizes expansion of Waymo's driverless car services to LA, SF peninsula

California regulators have authorized Waymo to expand services of its fleet of robotaxis into Los Angeles and to cities on the peninsula south of San Francisco
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March 01

Colorado paramedic gets five years in prison for death of Elijah McClain in rare prosecution of medical responders

Colorado paramedic gets five years in prison for death of Elijah McClain in rare prosecution of medical responders
March 01
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Georgia's largest county is still repairing damage from January cyberattack

Georgia's largest county is still repairing damage inflicted on its government offices by a cyberattack a month ago
March 01
FILE - People cross the street near the Fulton County Courthouse, Aug. 14, 2023, in Atlanta. Court and other systems in Fulton County, Georgia's largest county is still repairing damage inflicted on its government offices by a cyberattack a month ago. Hackers in late January 2024 shut down online systems and phone service in Fulton County, which includes most of Atlanta.(AP Photo/Alex Slitz, File)
March 01

Elon Musk sues OpenAI. Some legal experts cast doubt on the case.

"It's a little hard to take Elon Musk's lawsuit seriously."
March 01
Tesla and SpaceX's CEO Elon Musk during an in-conversation event with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in London, Nov. 2, 2023.
March 01

Where will you be for the April 8 total solar eclipse? There's still time to plan

In just a few weeks, you could see the total solar eclipse.
March 01
FILE - Tyler Hanson, of Fort Rucker, Ala., watches the sun moments before the total eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse in North America first hits land at Mexico’s Pacific coast, cuts diagonally across the U.S. from Texas to Maine and exits in eastern Canada. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 01

Elon Musk sues maker of Chat GPT

The lawsuit marks a major escalation in Musk's contentious relationship with Open-AI and its CEO Sam Altman.
March 01
VIDEO: Elon Musk sues maker of Chat GPT
March 01

DeSantis vetoes social media ban for kids under 16. Florida lawmakers offer new option

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has vetoed what would have been one of the most far-reaching social media bans for minors
March 01
FILE - Rep. Erin Grall, R-Vero Beach Rep. asks a question in the Florida House of Representatives, May 25, 2022 at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida is on the verge of passing one of the nation’s most restrictive bans on minors’ use of social media. The state Senate passed a bill Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 that would keep children under the age of 16 off popular platforms regardless of parent approval. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Grall. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
March 01

Russian disinformation is about immigration. The real aim is to undercut Ukraine aid

Russian state media and online accounts tied to the Kremlin have begun pushing misleading and incendiary claims about U.S. immigration
March 01
FILE - Phill Cady holds a sign during a "Take Our Border Back" rally on Feb. 3, 2024, in Quemado, Texas. Online actors tied to the Kremlin have begun pushing misleading and incendiary claims about U.S. immigration in an apparent bid to target American voters ahead of the 2024 election. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 01

Elon Musk sues OpenAI, CEO, claiming betrayal of its goal to benefit humanity

Elon Musk is suing OpenAI and its CEO Sam Altman over what he says is a betrayal of the ChatGPT maker’s founding aims of benefiting humanity rather than pursuing profits
March 01
FILE - OpenAI CEO Sam Altman participates in the "Technology in a turbulent world" panel discussion during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 18, 2024. Elon Musk is suing OpenAI and its CEO Sam Altman over what he says is a betrayal of the ChatGPT maker's founding aims of benefiting humanity rather than pursuing profits. In a lawsuit filed Thursday Feb. 29, 2024 at San Francisco Superior Court, billionaire Musk said that when he bankrolled OpenAI's creation, he secured an agreement with Altman and Greg Brockman, the president, to keep the AI company as a non-profit that would develop technology for the benefit of the public. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
March 01

Apple expands its self-service repair program

The company now allows users with the latest MacBook Pro and iMac models to fix their own devices.
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VIDEO:  Apple expands its self-service repair program
March 01

Paramedic gets 5 years in prison for Elijah McClain’s death in rare case against medical responders

A Colorado paramedic was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man whose name became part of the rallying cries for social justice that swept the U.S. in 2020
March 01
Lawyers console Paramedic Peter Cichuniec after his sentence is read on Friday, March 1, 2024 in Brighton, Colo. Cichuniec was sentenced to five years in prison for the death of Elijah McClain in a rare prosecution of medical responders that has left officials rethinking how they treat people in police custody.(Colorado State Court via AP, POOL)
March 01
FILE - Jon Stewart, center, poses with the cast and crew, of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," winners of the Emmy award for outstanding variety talk series, at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 20, 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
February 29

New Zealand tour operators told to pay $7.8 million in fines and reparations over volcanic eruption

Tourist operators of a New Zealand island where a volcanic eruption killed 22 people have been ordered to pay nearly $7.8 million in fines and reparations
February 29
FILE - In photo provided by Michael Schade, tourists on a boat look at the eruption of the volcano on White Island, New Zealand, Dec. 9, 2019. Tour booking agents and managers of a New Zealand island where a volcanic eruption killed 22 people in 2019 were ordered Friday, March 1, 2024 to pay nearly $13 million (US$7.8 million) in fines and reparations. (Michael Schade via AP, File)
February 29

First US moon lander in half a century stops working a week after tipping over at touchdown

The first U.S. spacecraft to land on the moon since the Apollo astronauts has fallen silent, a week after breaking a leg and tipping over near the lunar south pole
February 29
This image provided by Intuitive Machines shows a broken landing leg on the Odysseus lander. The lander touched down near the moon's south pole on Feb. 22, 2024, but then fell over on its side, hampering communications. (Intuitive Machines via AP)
February 29

Using AI to help shooting survivors heal

Kai Koerber was a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when a gunman went on a deadly shooting rampage. Now, he's using artificial intelligence to help other mass shooting survivors heal.
February 29
VIDEO: Using AI to help shooting survivors heal
February 29

Musk's X asks judge to penalize nonprofit researchers tracking rise of hate speech on platform

Attorneys for X Corp. and a research organization that studies online hate speech have traded arguments in court in a legal battle over the organization's reports on the increase in hate speech on the site since it was purchased by Elon Musk in 2022
February 29
FILE - Computer monitors and a laptop display the X, formerly known as Twitter, sign-in page, July 24, 2023, in Belgrade, Serbia. Attorneys for X Corp. and a research organization that studies online hate speech traded arguments in court Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, after the social media platform sued the non-profit Center for Countering Digital Hate for documenting the recent increase in hate speech on the site since it was purchased by Elon Musk. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
February 29

Zyn nicotine pouches are all over TikTok, sparking debate among politicians and health experts

A small nicotine pouch called Zyn has sparked a big debate among politicians, pundits and experts
February 29
Containers of Zyn, a Phillip Morris smokeless nicotine pouch, are stacked for sale at a newsstand Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, in New York. It has stoked debate among politicians, parents and pundits that reflects an increasingly complex landscape in which Big Tobacco companies are aggressively pushing alternative products while experts are divided about their potential benefits and risks. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
February 29

Some doorbell cameras sold on Amazon and other online sites have major security flaws, report says

Consumer Reports says some doorbell cameras sold by Amazon and other online retailers have security flaws that could allow bad actors to view footage from the devices or control them completely
February 29
FILE - An EKEN doorbell camera, along with other models, are shown on display at CES International, Jan. 10, 2019, in Las Vegas. Some doorbell cameras sold by Amazon and other online retailers have security flaws that could allow bad actors to view footage from the devices or control them completely, according to an investigation published Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, by Consumer Reports. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 29

The jobs market is hot, but layoffs keep coming in a shifting economic environment

The U.S. economy is humming and there are hundreds of thousands of jobs being added every month
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MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference continues to make strides in data acceptance

Jessica Gelman has become an influential leader and innovator in the sports industry
February 29
This March 2023 photo provided by the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference shows Sue Bird, center, posed with Jessica Gelman, left and Daryl Morley, right, after presenting Bird with the Lifetime Achievement Alpha Award at the 2023 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. Jessica Gelman has become an influential leader and innovator in the sports industry. She co-founded the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. She teamed with Philadelphia 76ers President Daryl Morey to not only found Sloan, but guide it into the preeminent forum for number-crunchers. (Jeff Pinette/Sloan Sports Analytics Conference via AP)
February 29

Climate change cost U.S. ski industry billions, study says, and future depends on emissions

A new study says U.S. ski areas lost $5 billion from 2000 to 2019 as a result of human-caused climate change
February 29
FILE - Snow is blown from snowmaking equipment near the summit of Pleasant Mountain ski resort, Dec. 21, 2023, in Bridgton, Maine. A new study says U.S. ski areas lost about $5 billion from 2000 to 2019 as a result of human-caused climate change. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
February 29

Electronic Arts cutting about 5% of workforce with layoffs ongoing in gaming and tech sector

Electronic Arts is cutting about 5% of its workforce, or approximately 670 employees, as layoffs in the technology and gaming sector continue after a surge of hiring in recent years
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First drone probe of melted fuel inside Fukushima Daiichi reactor halted due to equipment glitch

Japanese authorities say they had to abandon plans to send in drones for a second day to probe one of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant because of equipment failure
February 29
FILE - This aerial view shows the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, northeastern Japan, on Aug. 24, 2023. A drone small enough to fit in one's hand flew inside one of the damaged reactors at the wrecked nuclear power plant Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, in hopes it can examine some of the molten fuel debris in areas where earlier robots failed to reach. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
February 29

President Biden issues executive order to protect Americans' personal information

The president's order restricts sales of American’s personal data to China, Iran, North Korea and Russia.
February 29
VIDEO:  President Biden issues executive order to protect Americans' personal information
February 29

US to investigate national security risks posed by Chinese-made 'smart cars'

The Biden administration will investigate potential national security risks posed by Chinese-made “smart cars” that can gather sensitive information about Americans driving them
February 29
FILE - Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo listens during a House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hearing on Capitol Hill Sept. 19, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)
February 29

One Tech Tip: Don't use rice for your device. Here's how to dry out your smartphone

Oops, you slipped next to the pool and dropped your phone into the water
February 29
A view of a wet smartphone placed in a bowl of rice to dry, in London, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. There's a lot of advice on the internet about what to do if you drop your phone in water, some of it conflicting. So what should you do then? Wipe as much moisture off as you can and leave it to dry. Don't use a hair dryer or put on a radiator. But whatever you do, don't dunk your device into a bowl of rice. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
February 29

Russian rocket successfully puts Iranian satellite into orbit

A Russian rocket has successfully put an Iranian satellite into orbit, a launch that underlines increasingly close cooperation between Moscow and Tehran
February 29
In this photo released by Roscosmos space corporation on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, the Soyuz-2.1b rocket blasts off at the Vostochny cosmodrome outside the city of Tsiolkovsky, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the city of Blagoveshchensk in the far eastern Amur region, Russia. A Russian Soyuz rocket successfully put an Iranian satellite into orbit along with 18 Russian satellites on Thursday. (Roscosmos space corporation via AP)
February 29

A billionaire-backed campaign for a new California city is off to a bumpy start. Again

A billionaire-backed proposal to build an eco-friendly California city from scratch is off to a bumpy start to put their idea before voters this November
February 29
FILE - A map of a new proposed community in Solano County, Calif., is displayed during a news conference in Rio Vista, Calif. on Jan. 17, 2024. A billionaire-backed proposal to build an eco-friendly California city from scratch is off to a bumpy start in qualifying its voter initiative for the Nov. 5 ballot. The deadline for the Solano County counsel's office to give California Forever the ballot title they need to start gathering signatures is Thursday, Feb. 29. (AP Photo/Janie Har, File)
February 29

A brazen iPhone scam in Iran reflects its economic struggles and tensions with the West

A shop in Iran’s capital has been offering consumers in the Islamic Republic one of the hottest products in the country — an iPhone that came out in 2021
February 29
A cellphone vendor waits for customer as he stands outside his shop in downtown Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. Even though Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has denounced American luxury goods amid years of tensions with the West, consumers still want the phones and the prestige associated with them. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
February 28

Fired scientists in Canada failed to acknowledge links to China, newly released records say

Two scientists at a high-security infectious disease laboratory in Canada lost their jobs after security reviews found they failed to protect sensitive material and information and did not acknowledge links with China, newly released records show
February 28
The National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is pictured on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. Newly released records made public Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, show that two scientists at Canada’s top infectious disease laboratory lost their jobs after reviews found they failed to protect sensitive assets and information and failed to acknowledge collaborations with China. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 28

Ford electric vehicle owners can now charge on Tesla's network, but they'll need an adapter first

Owners of Ford electric vehicles can now use much of Tesla’s charging network in the U.S. and Canada, but there’s a hitch
February 28
FILE - A vehicle charges at a Tesla Supercharger station in Detroit, Nov. 16, 2022. Owners of Ford electric vehicles can now use much of Tesla's charging network in the U.S. and Canada, but there's a hitch: they'll need to get an adapter that Ford will provide for free, although the company won't start shipping those until the end of March 2024. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
February 28

Struggling to stop illegal cannabis stores, New York governor asks online sites to hide them

Since New York legalized marijuana in 2021, unlicensed pot shops have proliferated across New York City, with limited pushback from authorities
February 28
A pedestrian passes two unlicensed cannabis shops that are listed on google maps, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, on the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York. Unable to reign in illegal cannabis shops in New York, the state's governor is asking digital mapping and search companies to hide or relabel the many illegal shops. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 28

Visitors line up to see and smell a corpse flower's stinking bloom in San Francisco

Crowds have lined up in San Francisco to see and smell the rare blooming an endangered tropical flower that releases a pungent odor when it opens once every several years
February 28
Visitors line up to see a corpse flower in bloom at the California Academy of Sciences' Osher Rainforest in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 28

Humanoid robot-maker Figure partners with OpenAI and gets backing from Jeff Bezos

ChatGPT-maker OpenAI is looking to fuse its artificial intelligence systems into the bodies of humanoid robots as part of a new deal with robotics startup Figure
February 28
FILE - Figure AI CEO Brett Adcock sits for a photo at the company's test facility in Sunnyvale, Calif., Oct. 3, 2023. ChatGPT-maker OpenAI is looking to fuse its artificial intelligence systems into the bodies of humanoid robots as part of a new deal with robotics startup Figure. Sunnyvale, California-based Figure announced the partnership Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, along with $675 million in venture capital funding from a group that includes Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as well as Microsoft, chipmaker Nvidia and the startup-funding divisions of Amazon, Intel and OpenAI. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 28

Russian space officials say air leak at International Space Station poses no danger to its crew

Russian space officials have acknowledged a continuing air leak from the Russian segment of the International Space Station, but say it poses no danger to its crew
February 28
FILE - This undated photo released by the Roscosmos State Space Corporation shows the International Space Station (ISS). Russia's Roscosmos state corporation on Wednesday reported an air leak in the Russian segment of the International Space Station, but said it posed no threat to its crew. (Roscosmos State Space Corporation via AP, File)
February 28

Digital outlets The Intercept, Raw Story and AlterNet sue OpenAI for unauthorized use of journalism

News industry lawsuits are piling up for OpenAI, the company behind artificial intelligence-fueled chatbot ChatGPT
February 28
FILE - The OpenAI logo is seen on a mobile phone in front of a computer screen displaying output from ChatGPT, March 21, 2023, in Boston. Digital news outlets The Intercept, Raw Story and AlterNet are joining the fight against unauthorized use of their journalism in artificial intelligence, filing a copyright-infringement lawsuit Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, against ChatGPT owner OpenAI. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
February 28

Private US moon lander still working after breaking leg and falling, but not for long

The first private U.S. spacecraft to land on the moon broke a leg at touchdown before falling over
February 28
This image provided by Intuitive Machines shows a broken landing leg on the Odysseus lander. The lander touched down near the moon's south pole on Feb. 22, 2024, but then fell over on its side, hampering communications. (Intuitive Machines via AP)
February 28

Conservationist Aldo Leopold's last remaining child dies at 97

The last remaining child of famed conservationist and author Aldo Leopold has died
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February 28

Major Amazon merchant aggregator Thrasio files for bankruptcy as it looks to cut debt

A major third-party seller on Amazon has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
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Scientists create new idea on how to hack a warming planet: drying the upper atmosphere

Government scientists have cooked up a new concept for how to potentially cool an overheating Earth: Fiddle with the upper atmosphere to make it a bit drier
February 28
FILE - Light is reflected on part of the Aral Sea outside Muynak, Uzbekistan, June 25, 2023. Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA believe if they can inject ice high up in the air, water vapor, water in its gas form, in the upper atmosphere would get a bit drier and that could cool Earth. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
February 28

US looks at regulating connected vehicles to prevent abusers from tracking victims

The agency that regulates U.S. telecommunications is considering a rule that could stop domestic abusers from tracking their partners through vehicles that are connected wirelessly
February 28
FILE - The seal of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seen before an FCC meeting to vote on net neutrality, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. In a statement Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, the FCC, the agency that regulates U.S. telecommunications, said it is considering a rule that could stop domestic abusers from tracking their partners through vehicles that are connected wirelessly. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
February 28

Our ancient animal ancestors had tails. Why don't we?

Scientists have identified a gene mutation that may explain why we don't have tails
February 28
FILE - Skeletons of a human and a monkey await installation at the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv, Israel on Monday, Feb 19, 2018. Humans’ ancient ancestors had tails, as most vertebrates still do. But somewhere around 20 or 25 million years ago, when apes diverged from monkeys, our branch of the tree of life shed its back appendage. In a paper published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, researchers identify at least one of the key genetic tweaks that led to this change. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
February 28

‘Iron Man’ pilots race in jet suits against a backdrop of Dubai skyscrapers

Pilots lined up on a runway in Dubai and fired up their seven jet engines with an ear-splitting roar
February 28
Jet suit pilots race in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. Dubai on Wednesday hosted what it called its first-ever jet suit race. Racers zipped along a route with the skyscrapers of Dubai Marina looming behind them, controlling the jet engines on their hands and their backs. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
February 28

A New York collector pleads guilty to smuggling rare birdwing butterflies

A New York man has pleaded guilty to charges he illegally trafficked birdwing butterflies and other rare insects
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February 28

Deepfakes spark new fears online

Deepfakes are on the rise, and while some can be funny, others can cause real harm.
February 28
VIDEO: Deepfakes spark new fears online