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Expedition hauls tons of plastic out of remote Hawaii atolls

A crew has returned from the northernmost islands in the Hawaiian archipelago this week with a boatload of marine plastic and abandoned fishing nets that threaten to entangle endangered Hawaiian monk seals and other animals
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In this April 5, 2021 photo provided by Matthew Chauvin, a juvenile Hawaiian monk seal rests on top of a pile of ghost nets on the windward shores of Laysan Island in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. A crew has returned from the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands with a boatload of marine plastic and abandoned fishing nets that threaten to entangle endangered Hawaiian monk seals and other marine animals on the tiny, uninhabited beaches stretching for more than 1,300 miles north of Honolulu. (Matthew Chauvin, Papahānaumokuākea Marine Debris Project via AP — NOAA/NMFS Permit No. 22677)
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Consumer Reports tricks Tesla to drive with no one at wheel

Consumer Reports says it was able to easily trick a Tesla into driving in the car's Autopilot mode without a person in the driver’s seat
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2021 file photo, a Tesla electric vehicle emblem is affixed to a passenger vehicle in Boston. Consumer Reports said Thursday, April 22, it was able to easily trick a Tesla into driving in the car's Autopilot mode with no one at the wheel. Its test came just days after a Tesla crashed in Texas, killing the two men in the car. Authorities say neither of the men were in the driver's seat at the time of the crash. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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Research on shaken baby syndrome helps free 15-year inmate

A California man imprisoned for 15 years in the death of his month-old son is free after prosecutors and a judge agreed that the scientific research underlying what was once called “shaken baby syndrome” has changed significantly in recent years
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In this photo provided by LaDonna Thomas, Clifton Jones poses in Fort Mitchell, Ala., on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Jones, a man imprisoned for 15 years for shaking his month-old son to death, is free after prosecutors and a judge agreed that the scientific research underlying what was once called "shaken baby syndrome" has changed significantly in recent years. Jones, 45, was released this month from Soledad State Prison in California after a judge agreed to resentence him to a lesser offense. (Courtesy of LaDonna Thomas via AP)
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SpaceX aims for 3rd crew launch hour before Friday's sunrise

SpaceX is aiming for its third crew launch an hour before sunrise Friday
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In this Wednesday, April 21, 2021 photo provided by NASA, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard sits on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., at sunset. NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide are scheduled for a Friday launch. (NASA/Joel Kowsky)
3 hours ago

EXPLAINER: How come nations' climate targets don't compare?

This week’s climate change summit features lots of talk from different nations about their goals for reducing carbon emissions
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in attends at the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 22, 2021. (Lee Jin-wook/Yonhap via AP)
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NASA's Mars helicopter soars higher, longer on 2nd flight

NASA's little Mars helicopter has aced its second test flight
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In this image made available by NASA, the Mars Ingenuity helicopter hovers above the surface of the planet during its second flight on Thursday, April 22, 2021. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS via AP)
April 22

NASA's Perseverance rover makes oxygen on Mars

An experiment converted some of Mars' atmosphere into breathable oxygen.
April 22
NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover took a selfie with the Ingenuity helicopter, seen here about 13 feet from the rover in this image taken April 6, 2021, by the WATSON (Wide Angle Topographic Sensor for Operations and eNgineering) camera, located at the end of the rover's long robotic arm.
April 22

AT&T shares rise after Q1 results top analyst estimates

Shares of AT&T Inc. rose Thursday after the telecom giant’s first-quarter results topped analyst expectations
April 22
FILE - In this July 18, 2019 photo, a sign is displayed at an AT&T retail store in Miami. Shares of AT&T Inc. rose Thursday, April 22, 2021 after the telecom giant’s first-quarter results topped analyst expectations. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
April 22

Japan raises emissions reduction target to 46% by 2030

Japan’s prime minister has announced an ambitious new target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, hours before he was to join a virtual climate summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden
April 22
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga wearing a face mask meets COP26 President Alok Sharma at the prime minister's official residence Monday, April 19, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
April 22

Amazon expands palm-scanning technology to Whole Foods

Amazon has expanded its system where customers can place their palm over a scanner to pay for items.
April 22
VIDEO:  Amazon expands palm-scanning technology to Whole Foods
April 22

Georgia Tech structure certified as 'living building'

Georgia Tech is announcing that its $25 million Kendeda Building has won certification as the 28th “living building” worldwide
April 22
Air conditioning mechanic Dexter Harper talks about his experience at Georgia Tech's Kendeda Building on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Atlanta. The $25 million structure has been certified as a living building, meaning it helps the environment more than it hurts it. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)
April 21

Amazon begins rollout of pay-by-palm at Whole Foods near HQ

Amazon is rolling out pay-by-palm technology at some Whole Foods grocery stores near its headquarters to make paying quicker and more convenient
April 21
FILE - In this March 4, 2020 file photo, people walk out of an Amazon Go store, in Seattle. Amazon said Wednesday, April 21, 2021 that it is rolling out its pay-by-palm technology to some of its Whole Foods supermarkets. The technology, called Amazon One, lets shoppers scan the palm of their hand and connect it to their credit card or Amazon accounts. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
April 21

California governor declares drought emergency in 2 counties

Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a drought emergency in two Northern California counties as the state grapples with depleted water supplies after a dry winter
April 21
FILE - In this July 8, 2014, file photo, is a sign alerting visitors to water conservation efforts at the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared an emergency executive order in two Northern California counties in response to drought conditions affecting much of the state. The announcement Wednesday, April 21, 2021, affects Mendocino and Sonoma counties, where Newsom says drought conditions are especially bad. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 21

Women join fight against climate change

It’s crucial to empower women and girls in the fight against climate change as they experience the worst impacts of changing temperature in many parts of the world.
April 21
It’s crucial to empower women and girls in the fight against climate change as they experience the worst impacts of changing temperature in many parts of the world.
April 21

US takes new aim at ransomware after costly year for attacks

The Justice Department has assembled a task force to confront ransomware after what officials say was the costliest year on record for the crippling cyberattacks
April 21
FILE - In this March 22, 2019 file photo, an American flag flies outside the Department of Justice in Washington. The Justice Department has assembled a task force to confront ransomware after what officials say was the most costly year on record for the crippling cyberattacks. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 21

Lawmakers propose bill to ban feds from buying people's private data

Bipartisan lawmakers proposed 'The Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act.'
April 21
Stock photo of person working on a laptop.
April 21

Florida House overwhelmingly approves consumer privacy bill

The Florida House has resoundingly approved a consumer privacy bill that gives the public an opportunity to regain ownership of the personal data collected by companies
April 21
April 21

As extreme weather increases, climate misinformation adapts

As the impact of climate change becomes more apparent, misinformation about it is shifting to focus more and more on extreme weather
April 21
FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2020, file photo, Bruce McDougal watches embers fly over his property as the Bond Fire burns through the Silverado community in Orange County, Calif. As the impact of climate change becomes more apparent, misinformation about it is shifting to focus more and more on extreme weather. The storm that walloped Texas in February and last year’s wildfires in California both led to a wave of false claims seeking to link the events to energy regulation or politics. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
April 21

Robot barman serves up cocktails for pandemic era

The autonomous bartender, complete with terrible jokes, aims to reduce human contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 21
The autonomous bartender, complete with terrible jokes, aims to reduce human contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 21

US sets aside habitat critical for survival of rare songbird

U.S. wildlife managers have set aside areas in seven states as habitat that's critical to the survival of a rare songbird that migrates each year from Central and South America to breeding grounds in Mexico and the United States
April 21
FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo provided by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, shows a yellow-billed cuckoo. U.S. wildlife managers have set aside vast areas across several states as habitat critical to the survival of a rare songbird that migrates each year from Central and South America to breeding grounds in Mexico and the United States. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the final habitat designation for the western yellow-billed cuckoo on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (Peter Pearsall/United States Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
April 21

Bad offshore weather delays SpaceX crew launch until Friday

SpaceX has bumped its next astronaut launch by a day because of dangerously high waves and wind offshore
April 21
This Sunday, April 18, 2021 photo made available by SpaceX shows, from left, NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide during a dress rehearsal at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., for their Thursday, April 22 launch. For the first time, NASA is putting its trust in a recycled SpaceX rocket and capsule for a crew. (SpaceX via AP)
April 21

Apple unveils new generation of products

The company rolled out AirTags, which help you track lost items.
April 21
VIDEO:  Apple unveils new generation of products
April 21

Meituan raises $10 bln for self-driving cars, drone delivery

Chinese food delivery giant Meituan says it has raised nearly $10 billion in a sale of convertible bonds and additional shares, with plans to invest in and develop delivery technologies
April 21
FILE - In this March 1, 2016, file photo, food delivery workers from Meituan, an E-commerce company, prepare to deliver orders placed online from a center in Beijing. Chinese food delivery giant Meituan said this week it raised nearly $10 billion in a sale of convertible bonds and additional shares and plans to invest those funds in developing and expanding delivery technologies. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
April 20

Japan says Chinese military likely behind cyberattacks

Tokyo police are investigating cyberattacks on about 200 Japanese companies and research organizations, including the country’s space agency, by a hacking group believed to be linked to the Chinese military
April 20
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2019, file photo provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA, staff of the Hayabusa2 Project watch monitors for a safety check at the control room of the JAXA Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in Sagamihara, near Tokyo. The Japanese government said Tuesday that Tokyo police are investigating cyberattacks on about 200 companies and research organizations in Japan, including one on the country’s JAXA space agency by a hacking group linked to the Chinese military. (ISAS/JAXA via AP, File)
April 20

Apple unveils new products, schedules privacy crackdown

Apple is sprucing up its own product line as it prepares next week’s rollout of a long-awaited software update could hurt other companies by preventing apps from tracking the online activities and whereabouts of iPhone users
April 20
FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2020 file photo, an Apple logo adorns the facade of the downtown Brooklyn Apple store in New York. Epic Games said Tuesday March 30, 2021, it filed a complaint about Apple to the U.K. competition watchdog, which is investigating the iPhone maker over concerns it has a dominant position in app distribution. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 20

Facebook prepares for Chauvin verdict by enforcing its rules

Facebook is stepping up the enforcement of its rules ahead of the verdict in former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial in George Floyd’s death
April 20
Cole Bond, left, and Mike Jack, from Fence Consultants of West Michigan, put up barricades in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday, April 20, 2021, as a jury deliberates fate of Derek Chauvin in death of George Floyd. Grand Rapids had some of Michigan's worst violence last May after the death of Floyd. (Cory Morse/MLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
April 20

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

he top iPhone and iPad apps on Apple App Store for week ending  4/18/21
April 20
April 20

Climate change creates migrants. Biden considers protections

No nation offers asylum or other protections to people displaced because of climate change
April 20
FILE - This March 30, 2004, file photo, shows Tarawa atoll, Kiribati. Ioane Teitiota and his wife fought for years to be allowed to stay in New Zealand as refugees, arguing that rising sea levels caused by global warming threaten the very existence of their tiny Pacific nation of Kiribati, one of the lowest lying countries on Earth. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
April 20

UN seeks $29M for St. Vincent amid new volcanic threats

The United Nations says it is seeking $29.2 million to help St. Vincent recover from ongoing volcanic eruptions that have destroyed homes and crops, contaminated water supplies and displaced up to 20% of people in the eastern Caribbean island
April 20
Ash rises into the air as La Soufriere volcano erupts on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Orvil Samuel)
April 20

Apple unveils AirTags, new iPad Pro and more at its 1st event of 2021

The tech giant's "Spring Loaded" event kicked off at 1 p.m. ET.
April 20
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a virtual event to announce new Apple products, April 20, 2021.
April 20

Astronauts flying reused SpaceX rocket, capsule for 1st time

For the first time, NASA is putting its trust in a recycled SpaceX rocket and capsule for a crew
April 20
This Sunday, April 18, 2021 photo made available by SpaceX shows, from left, NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide during a dress rehearsal at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., for their Thursday, April 22 launch. For the first time, NASA is putting its trust in a recycled SpaceX rocket and capsule for a crew. (SpaceX via AP)
April 20

US lab looks to boost power supply ahead of nuclear mission

The U.S. government plans to build a new transmission line and make other upgrades to ensure its northern New Mexico nuclear weapons laboratory has enough electricity for current and future missions
April 20
FILE - In this undated file aerial photo is the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. The U.S. government plans to build a new transmission line and make other upgrades to ensure its northern New Mexico nuclear weapons laboratory has enough electricity for current and future missions. Officials say one of the existing lines feeding Los Alamos National Laboratory is expected to reach capacity in summer 2021. (The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
April 20

Daily Mail owner files antitrust suit against Google in US

The owner of the Daily Mail website is suing Google, saying the tech company’s dominance in online advertising has harmed its business
April 20
April 20

Facebook announces live audio rooms

The social media giant is looking to launch a clubhouse competitor this summer.
April 20
VIDEO:  Facebook announces live audio rooms
April 20

Last day to post on Yahoo Answers before it shuts down for good

It's the end of an era for advice seekers -- and internet culture, too.
April 20
A Yahoo billboard lights up atop the Hard Rock Cafe Marquee in New York during an event to promote Yahoo Answers, June 13, 2006.
April 20

Apple signals return of right-wing 'free speech' app Parler

Apple said it has an agreement to reinstate Parler, the social network popular with supporters of former President Donald Trump it kicked off its app store in January over ties to the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol
April 20
FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2021, file photo, the website of the social media platform Parler is displayed in Berlin. Amazon has accused Parler, the social network known as a conservative alternative to Twitter, of trying to conceal its ownership amid a legal dispute between Amazon and Parler stemming from the U.S. Capitol riots. The Seattle Times reported Tuesday, April 13 that Angelo Calfo, an attorney representing Parler, disputed the claim. (Christophe Gateau/dpa via AP, File)
April 19

Scrutiny of Tesla crash a sign that regulation may be coming

A fiery crash near Houston with no one behind the wheel of a Tesla is drawing scrutiny from federal agencies that could bring new regulation of electronic systems that take on some driving tasks
April 19
FILE - This Feb. 9, 2019, file photo shows a sign bearing the company logo outside a Tesla store in Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. Federal safety regulators have sent a team to investigate the fatal crash of a Tesla electric car near Houston in which local authorities say no one was behind the wheel.T he National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Monday, April 19, 2021, it has sent a Special Crash Investigation team to Spring, Texas, to look into the fiery Saturday night, April 17 crash that killed two men. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 19

Mass fossil site may prove tyrannosaurs lived in packs

New research shows ferocious tyrannosaur dinosaurs may not have been solitary predators as long envisioned, but more like social carnivores such as wolves
April 19
In this photo provided by the Bureau of Land Management, researchers prepare fossils to be airlifted from the Rainbows and Unicorns Quarry on Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to the Paria River District paleontology lab in Kanab, Utah, on Sept. 4, 2018. Ferocious tyrannosaur dinosaurs may not have been solitary predators as long envisioned, but more like social carnivores such as wolves, new research unveiled Monday, April 19, 2021, found. (Dr. Alan Titus/Bureau of Land Management via AP)
April 19

NASA's Mars helicopter takes flight, 1st for another planet

It is the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.
April 19
In this image from NASA, NASA's experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity lands on the surface of Mars Monday, April 19, 2021. The little 4-pound helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into the thin Martian air Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. (NASA via AP)
April 19

Winners of $20M contest make concrete to trap carbon dioxide

There are two winners of a $20 million contest to make products from carbon dioxide emitted by power plants
April 19
FILE - Tesla CEO Elon Musk, left, shakes hands with XPRIZE founder and Executive Chairman Peter Diamandis during the presentation of the XPRIZE for Children's Literacy in Los Angeles, in this Wednesday, May 15, 2019, file photo. Organizers of a $20 million contest to develop products from greenhouse gas that flows from power plants announced two winners Monday, April 19, 2021, ahead of launching a similar but much bigger competition backed by Elon Musk. Both winners made concrete that trapped carbon dioxide, keeping it out of the atmosphere, where it can contribute to climate change. Production of cement, concrete's key ingredient, accounts for 7% of global emissions of the greenhouse gas, said Marcius Extavour, XPRIZE vice president of climate and energy.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 19

US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

U.S. water officials are projecting the man-made lakes that store water used throughout the American West will fall to historically low levels and trigger an official shortage declaration for the first time
April 19
FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. The Bureau of Reclamation is forecasting first-ever water shortages because of falling levels at Lake Mead and says the reservoir could drop so low that it might not be able to generate electricity at Hoover Dam. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 19

Leadership shakeup continues at GameStop, CEO to depart

The overhaul in the top ranks of GameStop continues with the announced departure of CEO George Sherman at the end of July
April 19
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2021, file photo, a GameStop sign is seen above a store, in Urbandale, Iowa. Video game retailer GameStop says CEO George Sherman will be stepping down from his post by July 31, 2021. Shares of the Grapevine, Texas-based company rose more than 8% before the market open on Monday, April 19. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
April 19

NASA's Mars helicopter makes 1st flight on another planet

The original flight was delayed by more than a week.
April 19
NASA's experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity hovers above the surface of Mars,  April 19, 2021.
April 19

NASA's experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity has achieved the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.

NASA's experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity has achieved the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.
April 19
April 19

Virtual game-playing platform Roblox is developing content rating for games

This will offer parents more information about what kids are seeing on screen.
April 19
VIDEO: Virtual game-playing platform Roblox is developing content rating for games
April 19

India's electric vehicles face practical, technical hurdles

India has ambitions to expand use of electric vehicles to wean itself from polluting fossil fuels, but EVs are still a rarity on its congested highways
April 19
A driver of an electric car charges his vehicle at public charging station in New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 1, 2021. India has ambitions to expand use of electric vehicles to wean itself from polluting fossil fuels, but EVs are still a rarity on its congested highways. A lack of charging stations and poor quality batteries are discouraging drivers from switching over. (AP Photo/Neha Mehrotra)
April 18

US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, have agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with urgency
April 18
In this photo provided by U.S. Embassy Seoul, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, left, talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong upon his arrival for the banquet at the Foreign Minister's residence in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 17, 2021. (U.S. Embassy Seoul via AP)
April 18

Noise pollution may prevent forest growth: Study

Loud sounds may scare away animals that drop seeds.
April 18
A hiker walks through a wooded area in Navajo County, Arizona in an undated stock image.
April 18

Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs dies at age 81

Charles “Chuck” Geschke — the co-founder of the major software company Adobe Inc. who helped develop Portable Document Format technology, or PDFs — died at age 81
April 18
FILE - In this June 24, 1999, file photo, Dr. Charles M. Geschke, president, co-chairman and co-founder of Adobe Systems Inc., delivers his keynote address about the future of workplace information on the final day of PC Expo at New York's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Charles "Chuck" Geschke, the co-founder of the major software company Adobe Inc., who helped develop Portable Document Format technology, or PDFs, died at age 81. Geschke, who lived in the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Los Altos, died Friday, April 16, 2021, the company said. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 17

US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

Officials project that man-made lakes used for water will fall to historic lows.
April 17
FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. The Bureau of Reclamation is forecasting first-ever water shortages because of falling levels at Lake Mead and says the reservoir could drop so low that it might not be able to generate electricity at Hoover Dam. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)