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May 24

Bird flu virus detected in beef from an ill dairy cow, but USDA says meat remains safe

Bird flu has been detected in beef for the first time, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the meat from a single sickened dairy cow was not allowed to enter the nation's food supply and beef remains safe to eat
May 24
FILE - Dairy cattle feed at a farm on March 31, 2017, near Vado, N.M. Bird flu has been detected in beef for the first time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday, May 24, 2024, but officials said the meat from a single sickened dairy cow was not allowed to enter the nation's supply and beef remains safe to eat. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
May 24

Cats on the moon? Google's AI tool is producing misleading responses that have experts worried

Google’s search engine used to spit out a ranked list of websites that might help you figure out an answer to your question
May 24
FILE - Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at a Google I/O event in Mountain View, Calif., May 14, 2024. Bloopers — some funny, others disturbing — have been shared on social media since Google unleashed a makeover of its search page that frequently puts AI-generated summaries on top of search results. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 24

'Generation Swipe': What a new era of social media regulation means for young people

A look at how social media affects kids, and the calls for oversight.
May 24
May 24

Boeing's 1st astronaut flight now set for June after review of small leak

Boeing is now aiming for its first astronaut launch at the beginning of June
May 24
FILE - Boeing's Starliner capsule atop an Atlas V rocket is seen at Space Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station a day after its mission to the International Space Station was scrubbed because of an issue with a pressure regulation valve, Tuesday, May 7, 2024, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Boeing is now aiming for its first astronaut launch at the beginning of June. Officials for the company and NASA said Friday, May 24, that weeks of review show that the capsule can safely fly with two test pilots, despite a small propulsion system leak.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
May 24

Uvalde families sue Meta and Call of Duty maker on second anniversary of school attack

The families of a group of victims of the Uvalde school shooting have announced new lawsuits against Instagram parent company Meta Platforms, the maker of the video game Call of Duty and the gun company that made the assault rifle used in the shooting
May 24
FILE - A heart-shaped balloon flies decorating a memorial site outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Monday, May 30, 2022. The 19 fourth-graders and two teachers killed at the elementary school are being remembered, Friday, May 24, 2024 as the second anniversary of the one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history is marked. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
May 24

The Shiba Inu that became meme famous as the face of dogecoin has died. Kabosu was 18

The dog that skyrocketed to internet fame and became the face of the cryptocurrency dogecoin has died
May 24
FILE - This mobile phone app screen shot shows the logo for Dogecoin, in New York, April 20, 2021. Kabosu, the Siba Inu that rose to meme fame after becoming the face of the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, has died. She was 18. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 24

China's latest AI chatbot is trained on President Xi Jinping's political ideology

China’s latest artificial intelligence chatbot is trained on President Xi Jinping’s doctrine in a stark reminder of the ideological parameters that Chinese AI models should abide by
May 24
FILE - Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Thursday, May 16, 2024. China’s latest artificial intelligence chatbot is trained on President Xi Jinping’s doctrine, in a stark reminder of the ideological parameters that Chinese AI models should abide by. (Sergei Guneyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
May 24

UN countries adopt treaty to better trace origins of genetic resources under global patent system

U.N. member countries have concluded a new treaty to ensure that genetic resources used in inventions, like new medicines derived from exotic plants in the Andes mountains, are properly traced
May 24
FILE - Andean farmers take part in a ceremony honoring Mother Earth and Father Snowy Mountain, in Pitumarca, Peru, April 4, 2018. U.N. member countries on Friday concluded a new treaty to help ensure that traditional knowledge about genetic resources – like medicines derived from exotic plants in the Andes mountains – is properly traced. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)
May 24

Big change reportedly coming to X, formerly known as Twitter

According to online tech reports, X is preparing to hide likes in order to encourage "edgy" engagement meaning posts can still be liked, but only the author can see who has liked it.
May 24
VIDEO: Big change reportedly coming to X, formerly known as Twitter
May 23

Generation Swipe

Are states proposing laws to regulate the social media use of teens going too far? ABC News' Elizabeth Schulze speaks with grieving parents and young people advocating for their generation.
May 23
VIDEO: Generation Swipe
May 23

NBA great Dwyane Wade launches Translatable, an online community supporting transgender youth

NBA great Dwyane Wade has launched Translatable, a nonprofit online community dedicated to supporting transgender youth
May 23
NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade, center, poses with Carolina Garcia Jayaram, left, CEO of the Elevate Prize Foundation, and Joseph Deitch, right, founder of the foundation, after having received the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award, Thursday, May 23, 2024, at the Make Good Famous Summit in Miami Beach, Fla. Wade has launched Translatable, a nonprofit online community dedicated to supporting transgender youth. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
May 23

NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade brings the fight back to Florida, launching an online community for transgender youth

NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade brings the fight back to Florida, launching an online community for transgender youth
May 23
May 23

With a new War Rig and a fleet of motorbikes, 'Furiosa' restarts the motorized mayhem of 'Mad Max'

Returning to the world of “Mad Max” meant resurrecting the motorized army of “Fury Road,” getting it back into running condition and building an entire new fleet of gas-guzzling, mutant machines of apocalyptic doom
May 23
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Chris Hemsworth in a scene from "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
May 23

General Sherman passes health check but world's largest trees face growing climate threats

Researchers climbed the world’s largest tree to inspect for bark beetles and descended the giant sequoia with good news this week
May 23
Visitors walk in a giant sequoia grove near General Sherman, the world's largest tree, in Sequoia National Park, Calif. on May 21, 2024. A research team inspected the 275-foot tree for evidence of bark beetles, an emerging threat to giant sequoias. (AP Photo/Terry Chea)
May 23

Judge weighs proposed changes to Google's Android app store to prevent anticompetitive tactics

Google is confronting the latest in a succession of legal attacks on its digital empire on Thursday as a federal judge began to address anticompetitive practices in the app market for smartphones powered by its Android software
May 23
FILE - The Google sign is shown on the company's building on Sept. 6, 2023, in New York. Google will confront the latest in a succession of legal attacks on its digital empire on Thursday, May 23, 2024, when a federal judge will begin to address anticompetitive practices in the app market for smartphones powered by its Android software. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
May 23

OpenAI to start using news content from News Corp. as part of a multiyear deal

OpenAI will start using news content from News Corp. as part of a multiyear deal between the two companies
May 23
FILE - The OpenAI logo is seen displayed on a cell phone with an image on a computer monitor generated by ChatGPT's Dall-E text-to-image model, Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, in Boston. OpenAI will start using news content from News Corp. as part of a multiyear deal between the two companies. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, file)
May 23

Massive cradle of baby stars revealed in new space telescope images

A European space telescope is thrilling scientists with its latest peek at stars and galaxies
May 23
This image provided by European Space Agency on Thursday, May 23, 2024, shows Euclid’s new image of galaxy cluster Abell 2390. The European Space Agency released the photos from the Euclid observatory on Thursday. They were taken following the telescope's launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, last year, as a warm-up act to the real job now under way: surveying the so-called dark universe. (European Space Agency via AP)
May 23

Nvidia's stock market value is nearly $2.6 trillion. How it rose to AI prominence, by the numbers

Nvidia’s stock price has more than doubled this year, increasing the company’s market value by more than $1.3 trillion
May 23
FILE - CEO Jensen Huang walks on stage before the keynote address of Nvidia GTC in San Jose, Calif., Monday, March 18, 2024. Nvidia’s stock price has jumped 92% this year as of Wednesday, May 22, increasing the company’s market value by more than $1 trillion. Those numbers are headed higher again Thursday after the company reported better-than-expected quarterly results. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 23

TikTok rolls out new rules to limit the reach of state-affiliated media accounts on its platform

TikTok said Thursday its putting in place new rules to limit the reach of state-affiliated media accounts
May 23
FILE - A TikTok sign is displayed on their building in Culver City, Calif., March 11, 2024. TikTok said Thursday, May 23, its putting in place new rules to limit the reach of state-affiliated media accounts. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
May 23

Dangerous brew: Ocean heat and La Nina combo likely mean more Atlantic hurricanes this summer

Get ready for what nearly all the experts think will be one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record thanks to unprecedented ocean heat and a brewing La Nina
May 23
FILE - A home which came off its blocks sits partially submerged in a canal, in Horseshoe Beach, Fla., Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, two days after the passage of Hurricane Idalia. Nearly all the experts think 2024 will be one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
May 23

White House pushes tech industry to shut down market for sexually abusive AI deepfakes

President Joe Biden’s administration is pushing the tech industry and financial institutions to shut down a growing market of abusive sexual images made with artificial intelligence technology
May 23
Arati Prabhakar, left photo, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Jennifer Klein, Director of the White House Gender Policy Council, are shown in 2023 file photos. Klein and Prabhakar are co-authors of a Thursday announcement calling on the tech industry and financial institutions to commit to new measures to curb the creation of AI-generated nonconsensual sexual imagery. (AP Photo, file)
May 23

Biden administration pushes tech industry to disrupt growing market of abusive sexual images made with AI

Biden administration pushes tech industry to disrupt growing market of abusive sexual images made with AI
May 23
May 23

Takeaways: How intelligence agencies' are cautiously embracing generative AI

U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to embrace the AI revolution, convinced they’ll otherwise be smothered in data as sensor-generated surveillance tech further blankets the planet
May 23
May 23

US intelligence agencies' embrace of generative AI is at once wary and urgent

U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to embrace the AI revolution, believing they’ll otherwise be smothered by an avalanche of data as surveillance tech further blankets the planet
May 23
John Beieler, chief AI officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, speaks at a conference of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance on Thursday, April 4 , 2024, in Arlington, Virginia. U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to embrace the AI revolution, believing they'll otherwise be smothered by exponential data growth as sensor-generated surveillance tech further blankets the planet. (AP Photo/Frank Bajak)
May 23

EV maker Tesla breaks ground on Megapack energy storage battery factory in Shanghai

Chinese state media have reported that electric vehicle maker Tesla has begun construction of a factory in Shanghai to make its Megapack energy storage batteries
May 23
FILE - A Model X sports-utility vehicle sits outside a Tesla store in Littleton, Colo., June 18, 2023. Electric vehicle maker Tesla has begun construction of a factory in Shanghai to make its Megapack energy storage batteries, Chinese state media reported Thursday, May 23, 2024. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 23

T-Mobile raising rates on some plans

Starting June 5, the increases will be up to $5 per line, per month, the company says.
May 23
VIDEO: T-Mobile raising rates on some plans
May 23

Attempts to regulate AI’s hidden hand in Americans’ lives flounder in US statehouses

State lawmakers first attempts at regulating discrimination from artificial intelligence have floundered in states across the country
May 23
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. State lawmakers’ first attempts at curtailing discrimination in artificial intelligence programs that play a hidden role American's lives are floundering across the country. Only Colorado's bill has been signed by the governor. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 23

Sony says focus is on creativity, with games, movies, music, sensors, IP, and not gadgets

Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony says it's focusing on creativity in movies, animation and video games, rather than old-fashioned gadgetry
May 23
FILE - A logo of Sony is seen at the headquarters of Sony Corp. on May 10, 2022, in Tokyo. Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony says it’s focusing on creativity in movies, animation and video games, rather than old-fashioned gadgetry. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
May 22

Top Apple exec acknowledges shortcomings in effort to bring competition in iPhone app payments

Longtime Apple executive Phil Schiller has acknowledged a court-ordered makeover of the U.S. payment system in its iPhone app store hasn’t done much to increase competition — a shortcoming that could result in a federal judge demanding more changes
May 22
Apple executive Phil Schiller, left, goes through courthouse security in Oakland, Calif., on May 22, 2024 before testifying in an ongoing legal battle over the fees the iPhone maker is charging for digital transactions completed in apps using independent payment systems. (AP Photo/Mike Liedtke)
May 22

Nvidia's results top Wall Street estimates as profit soars, bolstering its dominance in chips fueling the AI boom

Nvidia's results top Wall Street estimates as profit soars, bolstering its dominance in chips fueling the AI boom
May 22
May 22

Cybersecurity labeling for smart devices aims to help people choose items less likely to be hacked

Smart devices like baby monitors, fitness trackers and internet-connected appliances will soon be eligible for labels certifying that they meet federal cybersecurity standards
May 22
FILE - White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre talks about a cybersecurity certification and labeling program at the White House in Washington, July 18, 2023. Smart devices like baby monitors, fitness trackers and internet-connected appliances will soon be eligible for labels certifying that they meet federal cybersecurity standards. Federal officials said Wednesday that the first “Cyber Trust” labels could appear in time for the holiday shopping season. The White House announced the labels last year to help consumers avoid devices that are vulnerable to hacking. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 22

Sun's magnetic field may form close to the surface. This finding could improve solar storm forecasts

New research indicates the sun's magnetic field originates much closer to the surface than previously thought
May 22
This image provided by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a solar flare, right, on May 14, 2024, captured in the extreme ultraviolet light portion of the spectrum colorized in red and yellow. An international team of mathematicians and scientists reported Wednesday, May 22, 2024, that the sun's magnetic field originates much closer to the surface than previously thought. (NASA/SDO via AP)
May 22

Nvidia's profit soars, underscoring its dominance in chips for artificial intelligence

Nvidia overshot Wall Street estimates as its quarterly profit skyrocketed, bolstered by the chipmaking dominance that has made the company an icon of the artificial intelligence boom
May 22
FILE - Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang makes the keynote address at Nvidia GTC in San Jose, Calif. on March 18, 2024. Nvidia reports earnings on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 22

Former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy takes a 7.7% stake in BuzzFeed

Former Republican presidential candidate and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy has purchased a minority stake in BuzzFeed
May 22
FILE - Vivek Ramaswamy speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2024, at National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. Ramaswamy had purchased a 7.7% stake in Buzzfeed, the Pulitzer Prize winning digital media outlet that went into restructuring last year. Shares skyrocketed more than 50% before the market open on Wednesday, May 22. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 22

Kickstarter now allows pledges after campaigns end

The feature lets backers support projects post campaign, boosting funding by 35%.
May 22
VIDEO:  Kickstarter now allows pledges after campaigns end
May 22

How is the violent unrest in New Caledonia impacting global nickel prices?

Global nickel prices have been soaring since violence erupted in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia last week
May 22
FILE - A burnt car store is pictured in Noumea, New Caledonia, on May, 14, 2024. Global nickel prices have soared since deadly violence erupted in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia. (AP Photo/Cedric Jacquot, File)
May 22

Most of passengers from battered Singapore Airlines jetliner arrive in Singapore from Bangkok

Singapore Airlines says most of the passengers who were on one of its jetliners that was battered by severe turbulence have been flown to Singapore from Bangkok
May 22
The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft of Singapore Airlines, flight SQ321 from Heathrow is seen on tarmac after requesting an emergency landing at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International airport, Thailand, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. One person has died aboard a London-Singapore flight that encountered severe turbulence, Singapore Airlines said Tuesday, in which the plane apparently plummeted for a number of minutes before it was diverted to Bangkok, where emergency crews rushed to help injured passengers amid stormy weather. (Pongsakorn Rodphai via AP)
May 21

New cars in California could alert drivers for breaking the speed limit

A bill before California lawmakers would require new cars sold in the state in coming years to beep a warning whenever drivers exceed the speed limit by at least 10 mph
May 21
FILE -- A person watches as traffic drives across the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, Calif., on March 1, 2024. The California Senate passed a bill on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, that would eventually require all new cars sold in California to alert drivers once they exceed the speed limit by 10 miles per hour. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu,File)
May 21

Mastercard to use AI to find compromised cards

Mastercard says it expects to be able to discover that your credit or debit card number has been compromised well before it ends up in the hands of a cybercriminal
May 21
FILE - A sign indicating MasterCard credit cards are accepted is posted at a New York business, Jan. 21, 2015. Mastercard said Wednesday, May 21, 2024, that it expects to be able to discover that your credit or debit card number has been compromised well before it ends up in the hands of a cybercriminal. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 21

Scarlett Johansson denounces OpenAI's 'Sky' assistant for sounding like her

After a scathing rebuke from Johansson, OpenAI said it has suspended the release of "Sky" on its platforms.
May 21
VIDEO: Scarlett Johansson denounces OpenAI's 'Sky' assistant for sounding 'eerily similar' to her
May 21

Apple releases iOS update to fix bug that causes old photos to reappear

The company recommends updating iPhones and iPads to resolve the issue.
May 21
VIDEO:  Apple releases an iOS update to fix a bug which caused old photos to reappear
May 21

AI companies make fresh safety promise at Seoul summit, nations agree to align work on risks

Leading artificial intelligence companies made a fresh pledge at a mini-summit Tuesday to develop AI safely, while world leaders agreed to build a network of publicly backed safety institutes to advance research and testing of the technology
May 21
FILE - Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunk, center, speaks during a plenary session at the AI Safety Summit at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, England, on Nov. 2, 2023. South Korea is set to host a mini-summit this week on risks and regulation of artificial intelligence, following up on an inaugural AI safety meeting in Britain in 2023 that drew a diverse crowd of tech luminaries, researchers and officials. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)
May 21

Hong Kong will keep watching internet platforms for non-compliance with ban on protest song

Hong Kong’s leader says his government will keep monitoring for any non-compliance with a court order that bans a popular protest song
May 21
FILE - Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee speaks at a reception following a flag raising ceremony for the celebration of 74th National Day of the People's Republic of China at the Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong on Oct. 1, 2023. Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday, May 21, 2024, his administration would keep monitoring for any non-compliance with a court order that bans a popular protest song, days after YouTube blocked access to dozens of videos of the tune in the city. (AP Photo/Chan Long Hei, File)
May 20

Corn, millet and ... rooftop solar? Farm family’s newest crop shows China’s solar ascendancy

China is the runaway leader in supplying the world with the hardware to gather solar power
May 20
Workers cut metal parts at a factory that produces many things including brackets for rooftop solar panels in the rural outskirts of Jinan in eastern China's Shandong province on March 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
May 20

UN Security Council rejects Russia-backed resolution on banning weapons in space

The United States says that Russia last week launched a satellite that could be part of weaponizing space
May 20
FILE - Russian Permanent Representative to the U.N. Vassily Nebenzia addresses members of the U.N. Security Council during a meeting on Non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, April 24, 2024, at the United Nations headquarters. The United States says that Russia last week launched a satellite that could be part of weaponizing space. That's a possible future global trend that members of the United Nations Security Council condemn, even as they failed on May 20, to pass a measure against it. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)
May 20

Trump Media and Technology Group posts more than $300 million net loss in first public quarter

Trump Media and Technology Group, the owner of social networking site Truth Social, lost more than $300 million last quarter
May 20
FILE - The download screen for Truth Social app is seen on a laptop computer, March 20, 2024, in New York. Trump Media and Technology Group, the owner of former President Donald Trump's social networking site Truth Social, lost more than $300 million last quarter, according to its first earnings report as a publicly traded company Monday, May 20. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
May 20

How cockroaches spread around the globe to become the pest we know today

A new study tracks how cockroaches spread around the globe to become the survival experts we know today
May 20
This photo provided by Qian Tang shows a German cockroach and an Asian cockroach, specimens from Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, Friday, May 17, 2024, in Cambridge, Mass. A new study, published Monday, May 20, in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, tracks how cockroaches spread around the globe to become the survival experts we know today. (Qian Tang via AP)
May 20

Microsoft's AI chatbot will 'recall' everything you do on a PC

Microsoft wants laptop users to get so comfortable with its artificial intelligence chatbot that it will remember everything you’re doing on your computer and help figure out what you want to do next
May 20
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during a showcase event of the company's AI assistant, Copilot, ahead of the annual Build developer conference at Microsoft headquarters, Monday, May 20, 2024, in Redmond, Wash. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
May 20

US says cyberattacks against water supplies are rising, and utilities need to do more to stop them

The Environmental Protection Agency warns that cyberattacks against water utilities around the U.S. are becoming more frequent and more severe
May 20
FILE - This photo provided by the Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa shows the screen of a Unitronics device that was hacked in Aliquippa, Pa., Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023. Cyberattacks against water utilities across the country are becoming more frequent and more severe, the Environmental Protection Agency warned Monday, May 20, 2024, as it issued an enforcement alert urging water systems to take immediate actions to protect the nation's drinking water from electronic threats. (Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa via AP, File)
May 20

EPA warns cyberattacks against water utilities more frequent and severe, urges steps to protect nation's drinking water

EPA warns cyberattacks against water utilities more frequent and severe, urges steps to protect nation's drinking water
May 20