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Senegal's government suspends mobile internet access amid days of deadly clashes

Senegal’s government has temporarily suspended mobile phone data as the country reels from days of deadly clashes between police and supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko
3 hours ago
Police in riot gear stand guard during clashes with demonstrators in Dakar, Senegal, Saturday, June 3, 2023. The clashes first broke out, later this week, after opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was convicted of corrupting youth and sentenced to two years in prison. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 04

Apple is expected to unveil a sleek, pricey headset. Is it the device VR has been looking for?

Apple appears poised to unveil a long-rumored headset that will place its users between the virtual and real world
June 04
File - People stand outside of the Steve Jobs Theater before an event on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Cupertino, Calif. If Apple unveils a widely anticipated headset equipped with mixed reality technology at the theater on Monday, it will be the company's biggest new product since the introduction of the Apple Watch nearly a decade ago.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 03

Twitter executive responsible for content safety resigns after Elon Musk criticism

An executive responsible for safety, content moderation is leaving the company.
June 03
FILE - Twitter logos hang outside the company's offices in San Francisco, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Ella Irwin, a top Twitter executive responsible for safety and content moderation, has left the company. Her departure came after owner Elon Musk publicly complained about the platform’s handling of posts about transgender topics. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 03

Honeybee health blooms at federal facilities across the country

While judges, lawyers and support staff at the federal courthouse in Concord, New Hampshire, keep the American justice system buzzing, thousands of humble honeybees on the building’s roof are playing their part in a more important task: feeding the world
June 03
Spencer Mangiacotti, left, and, Anthony Zunino, beekeepers for Best Bees, inspect two hives on the roof of the Warren Rudman U.S. Court House, Monday, May 15, 2023, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
June 02

Report: Buffalo's snow-removal equipment, communications fell short during deadly blizzard

A new report finds several shortcomings in Buffalo's response to a historic December blizzard in which 31 city residents died
June 02
FILE - A person removes snow from the front of his driveway a few days after a winter storm rolled through western New York Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. A new report finds several shortcomings in Buffalo's response to a historic December blizzard in which 31 city residents died. The report was released Friday, June 2, 2023, by the New York University Wagner School for Public Service. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
June 02

YouTube changes policy to allow false claims about past US presidential elections

YouTube says it will stop removing content that falsely claims the 2020 election and other past U.S. presidential elections were marred by widespread fraud, errors or glitches
June 02
FILE - The YouTube app is displayed on an iPad on March 20, 2018, in Baltimore. YouTube will stop removing content that falsely claims the 2020 election or other past U.S. presidential elections were marred by “widespread fraud, errors or glitches," the platform announced Friday, June 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
June 02

First-of-its-kind Mars livestream by ESA spacecraft interrupted at times by rain on Earth

A European spacecraft around Mars has sent its first livestream from the red planet to Earth to mark the 20th anniversary of its launch
June 02
This image provided by the European Space Agency and taken with the ESA's High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) aboard the Mars Express spacecraft shows Mars as the spacecraft approaches the planet from a distance of 5.5 million kilometers. Launched in 2003, the spacecraft marked it's 20th anniversary, Friday, June 2, 2023. (European Space Agency via AP)
June 02

Tropical Storm Arlene, 1st of season, forms in Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Arlene, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico
June 02
In a satellite image provided by NOAA, a tropical depression is seen in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida late Thursday, June 1, 2023, the first official day of the hurricane season. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph) and was located about 290 miles (465 kilometers) west-northwest of Fort Myers, Florida, as of late Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. (NOAA via AP)
June 02

Tropical Storm Arlene, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Arlene, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, has formed in the Gulf of Mexico
June 02
June 02

Why are people in Britain talking about Boris Johnson’s WhatsApp messages?

Critics accuse the British administration of running “government by WhatsApp” due to the popularity of the messaging app with politicians and officials
June 02
FILE - Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leaves a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street after the general election in London, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The British government is facing a Thursday deadline to hand over a sheaf of former Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s personal messages to the country’s COVID-19 pandemic inquiry. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
June 02

P2P apps may not be protected by the FDIC

Federal watchdogs say users risk losing their money if the companies behind those apps fail.
June 02
VIDEO:  P2P apps may not be protected by the FDIC
June 02

Clashes in Senegal kill at least 9; government bans social media platforms and closes university

Senegal's government says at least nine people have been killed in violent clashes between police and supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko
June 02
Demonstrators clash with riot policemen at a neighborhood in Dakar, Senegal, Friday, June 2, 2023. Clashes between police and supporters of Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko left nine people dead, the government said Friday, with authorities issuing a blanket ban on the use of several social media platforms in the aftermath of the violence (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 02

Restoration lags for Syria's famed Roman ruins at Palmyra and other war-battered historic sites

At the height of the Islamic State group's rampage across Syria, the world watched in horror as the militants blew up an iconic arch and temple in the country’s famed Roman ruins in Palmyra
June 02
Tourists visit Roman ruins in Palmyra, Syria, Tuesday, May 11, 2023. Palmyra was captured by the Islamic State militants in 2015, who blew up some of the most iconic structures. (AP Photo/Omar Sanadiki)
June 01

Meta tests blocking news content on Instagram, Facebook for some Canadians

Meta is preparing to block news for some Canadians on Facebook and Instagram in a temporary test that is expected to last through the end of June
June 01
FILE - Facebook's Meta logo sign is seen at the company headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. on Oct. 28, 2021. Meta said Thursday, June 1, 2023 is prepared to block access to news content for some Canadians on Facebook and Instagram as part of a temporary test that is expected to last through the end of June.(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
June 01

Woman walking on California beach finds ancient mastodon tooth

A woman taking a Memorial Day weekend stroll on a California beach found something unusual sticking out of the sand: a tooth from an ancient mastodon
June 01
This May 26, 2023, photo provided by the Jennifer Schuh shows a Mastodon Tooth in the sand at an Aptos, Calif., beach. A Northern California woman taking a Memorial Day weekend stroll on the beach has discovered a mastodon tooth that's at least 5,000 years old. Schuh found the foot-long (.30-meter) tooth sticking out of the sand on Friday at the mouth of Aptos Creek on Rio Del Mar State Beach, located off Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz County. (Jennifer Schuh via AP)
June 01

Soaring rhetoric: NASA mission will carry Poet Laureate Ada Limón's words to Jupiter

A new work by U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón, written for an upcoming NASA mission, is a glance at outer space that returns back to Earth
June 01
U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón is seen at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Limón wrote a new poem for an upcoming NASA mission to Jupiter's moon Europa. "In Praise of Mystery: A Poem for Europa" will be engraved on the Europa Clipper spacecraft. NASA expects to launch the mission in October 2024. (Gregory M. Waigand/NASA via AP)
June 01

Boeing's astronaut capsule faces more launch delays after latest problems

Boeing's astronaut capsule faces more launch delays after new problems cropped up
June 01
FILE - Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft mounted on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is rolled out of the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 ahead of the Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission, Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. On Thursday, June 1, 2023, Boeing and NASA announced that the astronaut capsule faces more launch delays, this time because of flammable tape and weak parachute lines. (Joel Kowsky/NASA via AP, File)
June 01

Boeing's astronaut capsule faces more launch delays after latest problems

Boeing's astronaut capsule faces more launch delays after new problems cropped up
June 01
FILE - Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft mounted on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is rolled out of the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 ahead of the Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission, Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. On Thursday, June 1, 2023, Boeing and NASA announced that the astronaut capsule faces more launch delays, this time because of flammable tape and weak parachute lines. (Joel Kowsky/NASA via AP, File)
June 01

California bill requiring Big Tech to pay for news gains momentum

A bill that would force Big Tech companies to pay news agencies for using their content passed its first big test in the state Legislature on Thursday
June 01
Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks, left, D-Oakland, is congratulated by Assemblywoman Eloise Gomez Reyes, D-Colton, after Wicks' measure that would force Big Tech companies to pay media outlets for using their news content was approved by the Assembly at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2023. The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 01

Tropical depression forms in Gulf of Mexico on 1st day of hurricane season

A tropical depression has formed in the Gulf of Mexico
June 01
June 01

Tropical depression forms in Gulf of Mexico on 1st day of hurricane season

A tropical depression has formed in the Gulf of Mexico
June 01
June 01

Airbnb sues New York City over restrictions on short-term rentals

Airbnb is suing New York City over rules that the company says would make it much more difficult for people to turn their property into short-term rentals
June 01
FILE — Supporters of Airbnb hold a rally outside City Hall in New York, Jan. 20, 2015. Airbnb sued New York City, Thursday, June 1, 2023, over an ordinance that the company says imposes arbitrary restrictions that would greatly reduce the local supply of short-term rentals. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
June 01
This undated photo provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Thursday, June 1, 2023 shows researchers on the sides of an open coal mine in Megalopolis, southern Greece. The Culture Ministry said that a five-year international project in Megalopolis has uncovered the oldest-known archaeological site in the country that dates to about 700,000 years ago, pushing back the dawn of Greek archaeology by up to 250,000 years. (Greek Culture Ministry via AP)
June 01
This undated photo provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Thursday, June 1, 2023 shows researchers on the sides of an open coal mine in Megalopolis, southern Greece. The Culture Ministry said that a five-year international project in Megalopolis has uncovered the oldest-known archaeological site in the country that dates to about 700,000 years ago, pushing back the dawn of Greek archaeology by up to 250,000 years. (Greek Culture Ministry via AP)
June 01

Some 'Diablo IV' players report invalid license error message after early access launch

Early access for “Diablo IV” began Thursday night — but the rollout of the highly anticipated action role-playing video game didn’t come without speedbumps, notably for PlayStation users
June 01
FILE - The Activision Blizzard Booth appears during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles on June 13, 2013. The release of “Diablo IV” is right around the corner. Early access for the highly anticipated action role-playing game begins Thursday night — ahead of next week’s official launch. “Diablo IV” marks the latest installment of Blizzard Entertainment’s “Diablo” series. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 01

Group Chat: Experts warn of 'risk of extinction' from AI

More on why experts are raising the flag on artificial intelligence and how improvements and regulations in these systems could make it a tool for good.
June 01
VIDEO: Group Chat: Experts warn of 'risk of extinction' from AI
June 01

New AI tool assists with grocery shopping

Instacart has launched an AI grocery shopping assistance program called "Ask Instacart."
June 01
VIDEO: New AI tool assists with grocery shopping
June 01

In the Amazon region where pair was killed, neglect and allegations of harsh justice

One year after the killings of British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, some people in the remote Javari Valley region of the Brazilian Amazon have seen their lives change, but not for the better
June 01
Maria de Fatima da Costa walks in the Sao Gabriel community, Amazonas state, Brazil, March 1, 2023. She is the mother of Amarildo da Costa de Oliveira, who confessed to the killings of Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips. Pereira was an expert on Indigenous communities and Phillips a British journalist. Da Costa is also the mother of Oseney da Costa de Oliveira, also arrested and accused of the murders. The brothers are in maximum-security prisons thousands of kilometers away from Javari. (AP Photo/Fabiano Maisonnave)
June 01

In the Amazon region where pair was killed, neglect and allegations of harsh justice

One year after the killings of British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, some people in the remote Javari Valley region of the Brazilian Amazon have seen their lives change, but not for the better
June 01
Maria de Fatima da Costa walks in the Sao Gabriel community, Amazonas state, Brazil, March 1, 2023. She is the mother of Amarildo da Costa de Oliveira, who confessed to the killings of Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips. Pereira was an expert on Indigenous communities and Phillips a British journalist. Da Costa is also the mother of Oseney da Costa de Oliveira, also arrested and accused of the murders. The brothers are in maximum-security prisons thousands of kilometers away from Javari. (AP Photo/Fabiano Maisonnave)
June 01

In the Amazon region where pair was killed, neglect and allegations of harsh justice

One year after the killings of British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, some people in the remote Javari Valley region of the Brazilian Amazon have seen their lives change, but not for the better
June 01
Maria de Fatima da Costa walks in the Sao Gabriel community, Amazonas state, Brazil, March 1, 2023. She is the mother of Amarildo da Costa de Oliveira, who confessed to the killings of Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips. Pereira was an expert on Indigenous communities and Phillips a British journalist. Da Costa is also the mother of Oseney da Costa de Oliveira, also arrested and accused of the killings. The brothers are in maximum-security prisons thousands of kilometers away from Javari. (AP Photo/Fabiano Maisonnave)
June 01

Ring doorbell videos accessible to employees: FTC

The FTC alleges that Ring didn't notify consumers of the broad access to cameras.
June 01
The FTC alleges that Ring didn't notify consumers of the broad access to cameras.
June 01

AI chips are hot. Here's what they are, what they're for and why investors see gold

The hottest thing in technology is an unprepossessing sliver of silicon closely related to the chips that power video game graphics
June 01
This photo provided by the chipmaker Nvidia shows the company’s HGX H100 module, which can use as many as eight AI chips to train artificial intelligence systems and perform other tasks. Such AI chips are tiny slivers of silicon designed to simplify and speed up the development of artificial intelligence systems such as ChatGPT, making them one of the hottest items in technology. (Nvidia via AP)
June 01

Toyota debuts hydrogen-fueled Corolla race car as auto racing begins shift away from gas guzzlers

A humble Corolla running on liquid hydrogen has made its racing debut, part of a move to bring the futuristic technology into the racing world and to demonstrate Toyota Motor Corp.’s resolve to develop hydrogen vehicles
June 01
Toyota Chairman Akio Toyoda, center, stands next to the racing car powered by liquid hydrogen he drove during a 24-hour race at Fuji International Speedway in Oyama town, some 100 kilometers (62 miles) southwest of Tokyo, Saturday, May 27, 2023. The hydrogen-fueled Corolla has made its racing debut, part of a move to bring the futuristic technology into the racing world and to demonstrate Toyota’s resolve to develop green vehicles. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)
May 31

Amazon to pay $31 million in privacy violation penalties for Alexa voice assistant and Ring camera

Amazon has agreed to pay a $25 million civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations it violated a child privacy law and deceived parents by keeping for years kids’ voice and location data recorded by its Alexa voice assistant
May 31
FILE - Amazon Echo and Echo Plus devices, behind, sit near illuminated Echo Button devices during an event by the company in Seattle, Sept. 27, 2017. In a vote Wednesday, May 31, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission is ordering Amazon to pay more than $30 million in fines over privacy violations involving its voice assistant Alexa and its doorbell camera Ring. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
May 31

French Open hopes AI can help tennis players block death threats, other abuse

The group that runs the French Open tennis tournament has hired an artificial intelligence company to monitor players' social media accounts in a bid to try to protect athletes from cyberbullying
May 31
FILE - Frances Tiafoe of the U.S. plays a shot against Serbia's Filip Krajinovic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, May 29, 2023. The group that runs the French Open tennis tournament has hired an artificial intelligence company to monitor players' social media accounts in a bid to try to protect athletes from cyberbullying. (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard, File)
May 31

Researchers link death in gene-editing study to a virus used to deliver the treatment, not CRISPR

The lone volunteer in a gene-editing study targeting a rare form of Duchenne muscular dystrophy most likely died after having a reaction to the virus that delivered the therapy in his body
May 31
FILE - This undated photo shows Terry Horgan with his parents at home in Montour Falls, N.Y. Horgan, 27, the lone volunteer in a gene-editing study targeting a rare form of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, likely died after having a reaction to the virus that delivered the therapy in his body, researchers concluded in an early study released in May 2023. (Kate Collins/The Journal via AP, File)
May 31

The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season is now underway. Here's what to know.

It’s time for residents along the southeastern U.S. coastline to get plans in place as the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season gets underway on Thursday
May 31
In a satellite image provided by NOAA, a tropical depression is seen in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida late Thursday, June 1, 2023, the first official day of the hurricane season. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph) and was located about 290 miles (465 kilometers) west-northwest of Fort Myers, Florida, as of late Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. (NOAA via AP)
May 31

Ring security cameras gave every employee 'full access' to all customer video: FTC

Ring's parent company, Amazon, said it "promptly addressed the issues at hand."
May 31
Ring home security system display at Costco, Queens, N.Y., Feb. 10, 2023.
May 31

Tech community sounds alarm on threat of artificial intelligence

ABC News contributor Mike Muse discusses the more than 350 influential tech industry professionals who sounded the alarm on the threat of artificial intelligence to humans.
May 31
VIDEO: Tech community sounds alarm on threat of artificial intelligence
May 31

US, Europe working on voluntary AI code of conduct as calls grow for regulation

The United States and Europe are drawing up a voluntary code of conduct for artificial intelligence, with a draft expected in weeks
May 31
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and EU Commissioner for Competitiveness Margrethe Vestager during a final press conference at a Trade and Technology Conference, in in Lulea, Sweden, Wednesday, May 31, 2023. (Jonas Ekstromer/TT News Agency via AP)
May 31

NASA talks UFOs with public ahead of final report on unidentified flying objects

NASA is publicly addressing the subject of UFOs a year after launching a study into unexplained sightings
May 31
FILE - Workers on scaffolding repaint the NASA logo near the top of the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., May 20, 2020. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
May 31

Earth is 'quite sick' and in danger zone in nearly all ecological ways, study says

A new study says Earth has pushed past seven out of eight scientifically established safety limits and into “the danger zone,” not just for an overheating planet that’s losing its natural areas, but for well-being of people living on it
May 31
FILE - A woman bathes her daughter in the Yamuna River, covered by a chemical foam caused by industrial and domestic pollution as the skyline is enveloped in toxic smog, in New Delhi, India, on Nov. 17, 2021. . A new study says Earth has pushed past seven out of eight scientifically established safety limits and into “the danger zone,” not just for an overheating planet that’s losing its natural areas, but for well-being of people living on it. The study, published Wednesday, May 31, 2023, for the first time it includes measures of “justice,” which is mostly about preventing harm for groups of people. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
May 31

Earth is 'really quite sick now' and in danger zone in nearly all ecological ways, study says

A new study says Earth has pushed past seven out of eight scientifically established safety limits and into “the danger zone,” not just for an overheating planet that’s losing its natural areas, but for well-being of people living on it
May 31
May 31

Experts warn AI poses 'risk of extinction'

ABC News contributor Mike Muse has more on why these experts are raising the flag on AI and how more regulations need to be in place.
May 31
VIDEO: Experts warn AI poses 'risk of extinction'
May 31

Twitter may be worth one-third what Musk paid for it last fall as Fidelity marks down investment

Twitter may now be worth one-third of what Elon Musk paid for the social media platform just seven months ago
May 31
FILE - Twitter logos hang outside the company's offices in San Francisco, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Twitter may now be worth one-third of what Elon Musk paid for the social media platform just seven months ago. Financial services company Fidelity has reduced the market value of its equity stake in Twitter for a third time, now putting it at $6.55 billion. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 31

AI experts warn of human extinction

A public statement from 350 researchers and CEOs expressed concern that artificial intelligence could wipe out humanity if it gets into the wrong hands.
May 31
VIDEO:  AI experts warn of human extinction
May 31

How AP and Equilar calculated CEO pay

For its annual analysis of CEO pay, The Associated Press used data provided by Equilar, an executive data firm
May 31
May 31

For the few women who sit atop S&P 500 companies, thinner paychecks as median compensation slips

Last year was a mixed bag pay-wise for the women who run companies in the S&P 500 -- compensation increased for more than half of them, but the median pay package fell 6%
May 31
FILE - Lisa Su, president and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices, attends the opening bell at Nasdaq on May 1, 2019, in New York. Su was the highest paid female CEO in a survey by AP and Equilar for the fourth year in a row, but she slipped to 26th highest paid overall, from 22nd last year. Her pay package totaled $30.2 million, including stock and option awards. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 31

For the few women who sit atop S&P 500 companies, thinner paychecks as median compensation slips

Last year was a mixed bag pay-wise for the women who run companies in the S&P 500 -- compensation increased for more than half of them, but the median pay package fell 6%
May 31
FILE - Lisa Su, president and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices, attends the opening bell at Nasdaq on May 1, 2019, in New York. Su was the highest paid female CEO in a survey by AP and Equilar for the fourth year in a row, but she slipped to 26th highest paid overall, from 22nd last year. Her pay package totaled $30.2 million, including stock and option awards. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 31

CEOs got smaller raises. It would still take a typical worker two lifetimes to make their annual pay

After ballooning for years, CEO pay growth is finally slowing
May 31
(AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin)