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January 15

Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists say

Scientists warn that omicron’s whirlwind spread across the globe practically ensures it won’t be the last worrisome coronavirus variant
January 15
FILE - People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site in Times Square, New York, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Scientists are warning that omicron’s lightning-fast spread across the globe practically ensures it won’t be the last worrisome coronavirus variant. And there’s no guarantee the next ones will cause milder illness or that vaccines will work against them. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 14

Thieves raiding rail cargo containers in Los Angeles

Thieves have been raiding cargo containers aboard trains nearing downtown Los Angeles for months, leaving the tracks blanketed with discarded packages
January 14
Shredded boxes and packages are seen at a section of the Union Pacific train tracks in downtown Los Angeles Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. Thieves have been raiding cargo containers aboard trains nearing downtown Los Angeles for months, leaving the tracks blanketed with discarded packages. The sea of debris left behind included items that the thieves apparently didn't think were valuable enough to take, CBSLA reported Thursday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
January 14

Lawsuit: Google, Facebook CEOs colluded in online ad sales

Newly unredacted documents from a state-led antitrust lawsuit against Google accuse the search giant of colluding with rival Facebook to manipulate online advertising sales
January 14
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks in Washington. Newly unredacted documents from a state-led antitrust lawsuit against Google accuse the search giant of colluding with rival Facebook to manipulate online advertising sales. The CEOs of both companies were aware of the deal and signed off on it, the complaint alleges. The original redacted lawsuit, filed in December 2021, accused Google of “anti-competitive conduct” and teaming up with the social networking giant. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 14

Twitter allows all users to record ‘spaces’

The recording will be available for the public to playback for up to 30-days.
January 14
VIDEO:  Twitter allows all users to record ‘spaces’
January 13

By the Numbers: One-third of waking hours spent on mobile devices

A new study finds that Americans spend on average more than four hours on mobile devices, and that time keeps increasing.
January 13
VIDEO: By the Numbers: One-third of waking hours spent on mobile devices
January 13

Microsoft opens harassment investigation sought by investors

Microsoft says it is opening an inquiry into how it responds to workplace sexual harassment and gender discrimination
January 13
Arjuna Capital co-founder and managing partner Natasha Lamb speaks with a reporter from The Associated Press in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Lamb talked with The Associated Press about Microsoft and investors' growing interest in environmental, social and governance assets, known as ESG. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 13

Virgin Orbit successfully launches 7 satellites into orbit

A Virgin Orbit rocket released from a jet flying off the California coast has carried seven small satellites into space
January 13
January 13

Study nixes Mars life in meteorite found in Antarctica

Scientists have concluded that a meteorite from Mars contains no evidence of ancient Martian life
January 13
January 13

The heat stays on: Earth hits 6th warmest year on record

2021 was the sixth hottest year on record globally,
January 13
Cracks can be seen on dried out soil surface of Lake Van basin in Turkey's eastern Van province on June 25, 2021.
January 13

UK virus hunting labs seek to bolster global variant network

British scientists hunting down coronavirus variants have a new mission: sharing their expertise with others around the world
January 13
January 12

Judge weighs pausing Georgia spaceport land deal for voters

A judge is weighing whether a Georgia county can move ahead with buying land for a commercial spaceport or must first give voters a shot at a special election to approve the deal
January 12
January 12

Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in Britain, US

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically
January 12
FILE - Maya Goode, a COVID-19 technician, performs a test on Jessica Sanchez outside Asthenis Pharmacy in Providence, R.I., Dec. 7, 2021. Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
January 11

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The top 10 books on the Apple Store for week ending 1/9/22
January 11
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Apple-Apps-Top-10 for week ending 1/9/2022
January 11
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Apple movies for week ending 1-9-22
January 11
January 11

Samsung expected to reveal new Galaxy smartphones

The company will host an event on Feb. 8, 2022.
January 11
VIDEO:  Samsung expected to reveal new Galaxy smartphones
January 10

Rare snowy owl soars over Washington, thrills crowds

A snowy owl apparently touring iconic buildings of the nation’s capital is captivating birdwatchers who manage to get a glimpse of the rare, resplendent visitor from the Arctic
January 10
An American Flag flies in the distance as a rare snowy owl looks down from its perch atop the large stone orb of the Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain at the entrance to Union Station in Washington, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Far from its summer breeding grounds in Canada, the snowy owl was first seen on January 3, the day a winter storm dumped eight inches of snow on the city. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 10

Man arrested in Alabama accused of using app to arrange rape

A man arrested in Alabama is accused of using a phone app in an attempt to hire someone to kidnap and rape a woman in Wisconsin
January 10
January 10

Take-Two buys Zynga in $12.7B deal, carving out gaming space

Take-Two Interactive, maker of Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption, is buying Zynga, maker of FarmVille and Words With Friends, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $12.7 billion
January 10
FILE - A pedestrian walks in front of a sign at Zynga in San Francisco, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Take-Two Interactive, maker of Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption, is buying Zynga, maker of FarmVille and Words With Friends, in a cash-and-stock deal with an enterprise value of about $12.7 billion. Take-Two said Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, it anticipates $100 million in annual cost savings. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
January 10

Apple is reportedly poised to add 5G to its most affordable iPhone

Bloomberg reports the latest iPhone SE may also get a new processor, but overall design will likely stay the same.
January 10
VIDEO: Apple is reportedly poised to add 5G to its most affordable iPhone
January 09

Why was there less lightning during COVID lockdowns?

The decrease coincided with a drop in humans emitting aerosols.
January 09
In this undated file photo, lightning strikes near Phoenix.
January 08

CES gadget show turnout falls more than 70% thanks to COVID

Attendance at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas fell more than 70% compared to its previous in-person event two years ago, its organizer said Saturday
January 08
An attendee stands in an empty booth area near the TCL booth during the CES tech show Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Joe Buglewicz)
January 08

Space telescope's 'golden eye' opens, last major hurdle

NASA's new space telescope has opened its gold-plated, flower-shaped mirror, the largest and most sensitive ever launched
January 08
Engineering teams at NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Mission Operations Center at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore monitor progress as the observatory's second primary mirror wing rotates into position, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. The last portion of the 21-foot (6.5-meter) mirror swung into place at flight controllers’ command, completing the unfolding of the James Webb Space Telescope _ the riskiest part of the mission. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
January 08

Webb telescope spreads its wings, completes final deployment measures

The telescope will operate 1 million miles away from Earth.
January 08
In this still picture from a NASA TV broadcast, the James Webb Space Telescope separates from Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket after launching from Europes Spaceport, the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. The James Webb Space Telescope completed its two-week-long deployment phase on Jan. 8, 2022.
January 07

Tallest Galapagos volcano erupts, spewing lava, ash

The tallest mountain in the Galapagos islands is erupting, spewing lava down its flanks and clouds of ash over the Pacific Ocean
January 07
This photo released by the the National Galapagos Park communications office shows lava spreading from the eruption of Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. (Wilson Cabrera/National Galapagos Park communications office via AP)
January 07

CES gadget show turnout falls more than 75% thanks to COVID

Attendance at this week’s CES gadget show in Las Vegas fell more than 75% compared to its previous in-person event two years ago, according to the event’s organizer
January 07
People walk across an empty booth spot during the CES tech show Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Joe Buglewicz)
January 07

New Apple's iPhone to have biggest changes in years

Plus, WhatsApp’s new feature notifies you every time your name is mentioned and Black & Decker’s new alcohol mixing machine makes drinks in 30 seconds.
January 07
VIDEO: New Apple's iPhone to have biggest changes in years
January 07

Japan tycoon Maezawa returns from space with business dreams

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has returned from space with hopes of new celestial investments
January 07
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa waves during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Maezawa has returned from space with hopes of new celestial investments. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 06

Hunters kill 20 Yellowstone wolves that roamed out of park

Twenty of Yellowstone National Park’s renowned gray wolves roamed from the park and were shot by hunters in neighboring states in recent months
January 06
FILE - This March 21, 2019 file photo provided by the National Park Service shows the Junction Butte wolf pack taken from an aircraft in Yellowstone National Park. Park officials say 20 Yellowstone wolves have been killed by hunters in recent months including 15 just across the park border in Montana. (National Park Service via AP, File)
January 06

Environmental justice in spotlight as WH official departs

The White House’s top official on environmental justice is stepping down a year after President Joe Biden took office with an ambitious plan to help disadvantaged communities and overhaul policies that have historically hurt them
January 06
This 2020 photo shows Cecilia Martinez. On Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, Martinez, the White House's top official on environmental justice, is stepping down a year after President Joe Biden took office with an ambitious plan to help disadvantaged communities and overhaul policies that have historically hurt them. Colleagues at the White House and in Congress say her departure is a loss since she played a pivotal role in centering disadvantaged communities in President Biden’s environmental and climate policies. (Cecilia Martinez via AP)
January 06

Instagram testing new feeds for users

The three new feeds will allow users to sort accounts they follow and are expected to roll out by July.
January 06
VIDEO: Instagram testing new feeds for users
January 06

China plans space station completion, many launches in 2022

China has recommitted to completing its orbiting space station by year's end.
January 06
FILE - A Long March-2F Y12 rocket carrying a crew of Chinese astronauts in a Shenzhou-12 spaceship lifts off at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan in northwestern China, Thursday, June 17, 2021. China has recommitted itself to completing its orbiting space station by the end of the year and says it is planning more than 40 launches for 2022, putting it roughly level with the United States. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
January 05

Scaled-back CES gadget show returns to Las Vegas Strip

Thousands of people have gathered in Las Vegas for a tech conference that’s been scaled back because of COVID-19 precautions
January 05
The Sony Vision-S 02 electric SUV is debuted during the Sony news conference at the CES tech show, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Joe Buglewicz)
January 05

Blood test may one day predict severe pregnancy complication

A blood test may one day be able to predict whether someone who is pregnant will develop a serious blood pressure disorder months before symptoms show up
January 05
Bekah Bischoff plays Pictionary Man with her children, Henry and Ady, on Feb. 8, 2018 in Louisville, Ky. Bischoff, who developed preeclampsia during two pregnancies and now helps other moms who’ve had the condition, said she was diagnosed late in the third trimester both times. While pregnant with Henry in 2012, she found out she had a very severe type called HELLP Syndrome at 36 weeks. He was delivered that day. She nearly died. (Marty Pearl/Courier Journal via AP)
January 05

Experts puzzled by continuing South Carolina earthquakes

More earthquakes have struck near South Carolina’s capital city
January 05
January 05

NASA nails trickiest job on newly launched space telescope

NASA has aced the most complicated, critical job on its newly launched space telescope: unrolling and stretching a sunshade the size of a tennis court
January 05
FILE - This combination of images from a computer animation made available by NASA in December 2021 depicts the unfolding of the components of the James Webb Space Telescope. Webb is so big that it had to be folded origami-style to fit into the nose cone of the Ariane rocket. (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab via AP)
January 05

Sony unveils OLED TVs at 2022 CES

Sony breaks new ground with its latest models.
January 05
VIDEO:  Sony unveils OLED TVs at 2022 CES
January 04

BlackBerry devices hit the end of the line

Devices using the company's legacy operating system will no longer work as of today.
January 04
VIDEO: BlackBerry devices hit the end of the line