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NATO nations ready to jointly respond to attacks in space

NATO is expanding the use of its all for one, one for all, collective defense clause to include attacks in space
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Leaders pose during a family picture at the NATO headquarters where the 30-nation alliance hopes to reaffirm its unity and discuss increasingly tense relations with China and Russia, as the organization pulls its troops out after 18 years in Afghanistan, Monday June, 14, 2021. (Jacques Witt, Pool via AP)
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Operator says China nuclear plant facing 'performance issue'

The French joint operator of a Chinese nuclear plant near Hong Kong says it is dealing with a “performance issue” but is currently operating within safety limits, following a report of a potential radioactive leak
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2013, file photo, then British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, left, chats with Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture Co. Ltd. General Manager Guo Liming as he inspects a nuclear reactor under construction at the nuclear power plant in Taishan, southeastern China's Guangdong province. The French joint operator of the Chinese nuclear plant near Hong Kong said Monday it is dealing with a “performance issue” but is currently operating within safety limits, following a report of a potential radioactive leak. (AP Photo/Bobby Yip, Pool, File)
June 14

Lordstown Motors' rough road continues; CEO and CFO are out

The top two executives at Lordstown Motors have resigned as problems at the Ohio electric truck startup continue to mount
June 14
FILE - In this June 25, 2020 file photo, the electric Endurance pick-up truck at Lordstown Motors Corporation is shown, in Lordstown, Ohio. Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns and Chief Financial Officer Julio Rodriguez have resigned from the startup commercial electric vehicle maker. The announcement comes less than a week after Lordstown cautioned that it may not be in business a year from now as it tries to secure funding to start full production of the electric pickup truck. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
June 14

Apple reportedly ending mask requirements for vaccinated customers at most stores

The tech giant is also ditching mask requirements at some corporate offices in California.
June 14
VIDEO: Apple is reportedly ending mask requirements for vaccinated customers at most stores
June 13

Google researchers show AI can design microchips better and faster than humans

AI is better than other automated methods "because it learns from experience."
June 13
June 12

$28M bid wins seat on Blue Origin’s 1st human space flight

The live auction lasted under 10 minutes after opening at $4.9 million, with over 20 bidders.
June 12
The live auction lasted under 10 minutes after opening at $4.9 million, with over 20 bidders.
June 12

Winning auction bid to fly in space with Jeff Bezos: $28M

The price to rocket into space next month with Jeff Bezos and his brother is a cool $28 million
June 12
FILE - This undated file illustration provided by Blue Origin shows the capsule that the company aims to take tourists into space. The price to rocket into space next month with Jeff Bezos and his brother is a cool $28 million. That was the winning bid during the live online auction on Saturday, June 12, 2021. (Blue Origin via AP, File)
June 12

AMA doctors meet amid vocal backlash over racial equity plan

The nation's largest doctors' group is holding its annual policymaking meeting amid backlash over its sweeping plan to eliminate structural racism and bias in health care
June 12
This November 2018 photo provided by the American Medical Association shows Gerald Harmon at the Interim Meeting of the AMA in National Harbor, Md. The nation’s largest, most influential doctors’ group is holding its annual policymaking meeting starting Friday, June 11, 2021, amid backlash over its most ambitious plan ever — to help dismantle centuries-old racism and bias in all realms of the medical establishment. Harmon, the group's incoming president, knows he isn’t the most obvious choice to lead the AMA at this pivotal time. But he seems intent on breaking down stereotypes and said pointedly in a phone interview, “This plan is not up for debate.’’ (Ted Grudzinski/American Medical Association via AP)
June 11

Ice shelf protecting Antarctic glacier is breaking up faster

Satellite video shows the ice shelf holding the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica back from the sea is breaking up much faster than before
June 11
This January 2010 photo provided by Ian Joughin shows the area near the grounding line of the Pine Island Glacier along its west side in Antarctica. According to a study published in the Friday, June 11, 2021 issue of Science Advances, the critical Antarctic glacier is looking more vulnerable as satellite images show the ice shelf that blocks it from collapsing into the sea is breaking up much faster than before and spawning huge icebergs. (Ian Joughin via AP)
June 11

Idaho man gets life in prison in cold-case murder and rape

Eighteen-year-old Angie Dodge was raped and killed in her Idaho home a quarter-century ago and an innocent man wrongly served 20 years in prison for the crime
June 11
Brian Leigh Dripps Sr. glances over to members of the Dodge family as he makes a statement during his sentencing in Idaho Falls, Idaho on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Eighteen-year-old Angie Dodge was raped and killed in her Idaho home a quarter-century ago and an innocent man wrongly served 20 years in prison for the crime. On Tuesday, the man authorities say is the real killer was sentenced to life in prison. Fifty-five-year-old Brian Leigh Dripps Sr. must serve at least 20 years in prison before he will be eligible for parole. (Monte LaOrange/Post Register via AP)
June 11

Journalists demanding more action against online harassment

The recent firing of Associated Press reporter Emily Wilder for violating social media policies has unexpectedly turned attention to the flip side of social media engagement — the abuse that many journalists face routinely
June 11
June 11

McDonald's latest company to be hit by a data breach

McDonald’s is the latest company to be hit by a data breach after unauthorized activity on its network exposed the personal data of some customers in South Korea and Taiwan
June 11
A sign is displayed outside a McDonald's restaurant, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. McDonald’s is the latest company to be hit by a data breach, saying there was unauthorized activity on its network that exposed the personal data of some customers in South Korea and Taiwan. McDonald’s Corp. said in a statement Friday, June 11, that it quickly identified and contained the incident and that a thorough investigation was done. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 11

For love of birds: Backyard sleuths boost scientists' work

The pandemic that put much of normal life on pause — stopping travel and shutting people in their homes — also afforded more time for many families to study the wildlife in their own backyards
June 11
June 11

Google offers UK watchdog role in browser cookie phase-out

Google has promised to give U.K. regulators a role overseeing its plan to phase out existing ad-tracking technology from its Chrome browser
June 11
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, a woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai. Google has on Friday, June 11, 2021 promised to give U.K. regulators a role overseeing its plan to phase out existing ad-tracking technology from its Chrome browser as the tech giant seeks to resolve a competition investigation. The U.K. competition watchdog has been investigating Google's proposals to remove so-called third-party cookies over concerns they would undermine digital ad competition and entrench the company's market power. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
June 11

2-year sentence for man convicted of insider Amazon trading

A Washington state man who admitted using inside information from his wife about Amazon to trade the company's stock has been sentenced to 26 months in prison
June 11
June 11

Video game company falls victim to cyberattack

Video game giant Electronic Arts claimed no player data was stolen from the breach.
June 11
VIDEO:  Video game company falls victim to cyberattack
June 11

Photos show Chinese rover on dusty, rocky Martian surface

The dusty, rocky Martian surface and a Chinese rover and lander bearing small national flags were seen in photos the rover took on the red planet
June 11
In this image released by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Friday, June 11, 2021, the Chinese Mars rover Zhurong is seen near its landing platform taken by a remote camera that was dropped into position by the rover. China on Friday released a series of photos taken by its Zhurong rover on the surface of Mars, including one of the rover itself taken by a remote camera. (CNSA via AP)
June 11

China says US revoking of China apps ban a 'positive step'

China’s Ministry of Commerce has said a U_S_ move to revoke Trump administration’s executive orders intended to ban apps like TikTok and WeChat was a “positive step.”
June 11
FILE - Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, in a Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo. Officials say the White House has dropped Trump-era executive orders that attempted to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China. A new executive order directs the Commerce Department to undertake what officials describe as an “evidence-based” analysis of transactions involving apps that are manufactured or supplied or controlled by China. Officials are particularly concerned about apps that collect users’ personal data or have connections to Chinese military or intelligence activities. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
June 10

UN: Don't forget to save species while fixing global warming

A new United Nations report says the world needs to tackle the climate change and extinction crises together, not separately
June 10
FILE - In this Monday, July 16, 2012 file photo, corn stalks struggling from lack of rain and a heat wave covering most of the U.S. lie flat on the ground in Farmingdale, Ill. To save the planet, the world needs to tackle twin crises of climate change and species loss together, using solutions that fix both not just one, two different teams of United Nations scientists said in a joint report released on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
June 10

Judge blocks drilling plans in 2 states, citing bird habitat

A judge has halted plans for oil and gas drilling in vast areas of Wyoming and Montana, citing concerns about a sagebrush-dwelling bird
June 10
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2015, file photo, sage grouse gather on the prairie near Pinedale, Wyo. A judge has halted plans for oil and gas drilling on vast areas of Wyoming and Montana, citing concerns about a sagebrush-dwelling bird. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management didn't adequately consider how the drilling would affect the greater sage grouse, nor an option to defer drilling in the bird's prime habitat, Idaho U.S. District Judge Ronald E. Bush ruled Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)
June 10

Amazon now says remote work OK 2 days a week

Corporate and tech employees at Amazon won’t have to work in offices full time after coronavirus restrictions are lifted
June 10
FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, the Amazon campus outside the company headquarters in Seattle sits nearly deserted on an otherwise sunny and warm afternoon. Corporate and tech employees at Amazon won't have to work in offices full time after coronavirus restrictions are lifted. The online retail giant said in a company blog post Thursday, June 10, 2021, that those workers can work remotely two days a week. In addition, the employees can work remotely from a domestic location for four full weeks each year. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 10

Venus hotter than ever: 3rd new robotic explorer on horizon

Venus is hotter than ever, with a third new robotic explorer on the horizon
June 10
FILE - This image made available by NASA shows the planet Venus made with data produced by the Magellan spacecraft and Pioneer Venus Orbiter from 1990 to 1994. On Thursday, June 10, 2021, the European Space Agency said it will launch a Venus-orbiting spacecraft in the early 2030s. Named EnVision, the orbiter will attempt to explain why Venus is so “wildly different” from Earth, even though the two planets are similar in size and composition. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)
June 10

Rocket on pad, China ready to send 1st crew to space station

The rocket that will send the first crew members to China’s new space station has been moved onto the launch pad ahead of its planned blastoff next week
June 10
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship with its Long March-2F carrier rocket is being transferred to the launching area of Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China's Gansu province, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. A three-man crew of astronauts will blast off in June for a three-month mission on China's new space station, according to a space official who was the country's first astronaut in orbit in May. (Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua via AP)
June 10

Biden revokes Trump era executive orders that attempted to ban TikTok and WeChat

President Joe Biden signs new order requiring a review to identify any national security risks associated with apps tied to China.
June 10
VIDEO:  Biden revokes Trump era executive orders that attempted to ban TikTok and WeChat
June 10

Meat company JBS confirms it paid $11M ransom in cyberattack

The world’s largest meat processing company says it paid the equivalent of $11 million to hackers who broke into its computer system
June 10
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2020 file photo, a worker heads into the JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colo. The world’s largest meat processing company says it paid the equivalent of $11 million to hackers who broke into its computer system late last month. Brazil-based JBS SA said on May 31 that it was the victim of a ransomware attack, but Wednesday, June 9, 2021 was the first time the company’s U.S. division confirmed that it had paid the ransom. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 09

China denounces US bill aimed at boosting competitiveness

Beijing has denounced a U.S. bill aimed at boosting U.S. technology to improve American competitiveness, calling it a thinly veiled attack on China's political system and an attempt to hinder its development
June 09
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters after the Democrats' policy luncheon, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 09

Own an Echo? Amazon may be helping itself to your bandwidth

Do you own an Amazon smart device
June 09
David Limp, senior vice president of Devices and Services at Amazon, displays a new Echo, left, and an Echo Plus during an event announcing several new Amazon products by the company, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Seattle. On Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Amazon launched a program that forces users of many Echo smart speakers and Ring security cameras to automatically share a small portion of their wireless bandwidth with neighbors. The only way to stop it is to turn it off yourself. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 09

Oklahoma prison inmates to begin receiving computer tablets

Inmates at an Oklahoma prison began receiving special computer tablets this week
June 09
In a photo provided by the North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre, Oklahoma on Tuesday, June 9, 2021, inmate Byron Robinson works on a new Securus tablet, which are being provided for free to Oklahoma inmates as part of a new program by the Department of Corrections. Robinson, who has been incarcerated since 2005, the same year YouTube was founded, said it was the first time he'd ever held a computer tablet. The devices will include free content like access to a law library, along with some podcasts, books and educational materials. (Lance West/Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP)
June 09

1st gray wolf pups since 1940s spotted in Colorado

State wildlife officials say the first gray wolf pups since the 1940s have been spotted in Colorado
June 09
FILE - This June 3, 2020, file image released by Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows a wolf on a state game camera in Moffat County, Colo. Colorado wildlife officials say the first gray wolf pups since the 1940s have been spotted in the state. Gov. Jared Polis' office said in a news release Wednesday, June 9, 2021, that a state biologist and district wildlife manager each spotted the litter of at least three wolf pups over the weekend. (Colorado Parks and Wildlife via AP, File)
June 09

DNA, forensic genealogy close 65-year-old double homicide

Investigators in Montana says evidence preserved on a microscope slide after a 1956 double homicide helped them close the books on the 65-year-old case
June 09
June 09

Fastly blames global internet outage on software bug

Fastly, the company that was hit by a major outage that caused many of the world’s top websites to go offline briefly,  blamed the problem on a software bug that was triggered when a customer changed a setting
June 09
The Fastly home page is seen on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Los Angeles. Dozens of websites briefly went offline around the globe Tuesday, including CNN, The New York Times and Britain's government home page, after an outage at the cloud service Fastly. The incident illustrates how vital a small number of behind-the-scenes companies have become to running the internet. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 09

Journalists demanding more action against online harassment

The recent firing of Associated Press reporter Emily Wilder for violating social media policies has unexpectedly turned attention to the flip side of social media engagement — the abuse that many journalists face routinely
June 09
June 09

Ferrari taps European chip-maker executive as new CEO

Luxury sports carmaker Ferrari has tapped Benedetto Vigna, an Italian executive at Europe’s largest semiconductor chipmaker, as its new CEO
June 09
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 8, 2013 file photo a Ferrari logo is displayed on a wheel in the department Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy. Luxury sports carmaker Ferrari has tapped Benedetto Vigna, an Italian executive at Europe’s largest semiconductor chipmaker, as its new CEO, the company announced Wednesday, June 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini, File)
June 09

Amazon rolls out new bandwidth-sharing feature called ‘Sidewalk’

The feature uses Echo and Ring devices to share Wi-Fi with your neighbors.
June 09
VIDEO:  Amazon rolls out a new bandwidth-sharing feature called ‘Sidewalk’
June 08

Senate passes bill to boost US tech industry, counter rivals

The Senate has overwhelmingly approved legislation aiming to boost semiconductor production in the U.S. The bill is a bid to protect economic and national security in the face of growing international competition, most notably from China
June 08
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Schumer warned his Democratic colleagues that June will "test our resolve" as senators return Monday to consider infrastructure, voting rights and other priorities. Six months into Democrats' hold on Washington, the senators are under enormous pressure to make gains on Democrats' campaign promises. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 08

Global sting began by creating message service for crooks

Criminal gangs that used a secure-messaging app called ANOM unwittingly allowed the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to eavesdrop on their conversations
June 08
In this undated photo supplied by the New Zealand police, a box containing a large amounts of cash is seen after being discovered during a police raid as part of Operation Trojan. Authorities in Australia and New Zealand Tuesday, June 8, 2021, say they’ve dealt a huge blow against organized crime after hundreds of criminals were tricked into using a messaging app that was being secretly run by the FBI. (New Zealand Police via AP)
June 08

Biden nominee for public lands boss faces GOP opposition

President Joe Biden’s nominee to oversee vast expanses of public land in the U.S. West is being criticized by Republicans because of her involvement in partisan politics as a longtime Democratic aide and environmentalist
June 08
Tracy Stone-Manning listens during a confirmation hearing for her to be the director of the Bureau of Land Management, during a hearing of the Senate Energy and National Resources Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 08

EXPLAINER: Just how vulnerable is the internet?

An outage at a little-known firm that knocked a lot of top internet destinations offline, disrupting business and leisure for untold millions globally, was quickly resolved Tuesday
June 08
FILE - This file photo shows an LED-illuminated wireless router in Philadelphia. An outage at a little-known firm that helps speed up websites knocked a lot of top internet destinations offline on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, disrupting business and leisure for untold millions globally. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 08

Ohio AG suit seeks declaration of Google as public utility

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed a lawsuit asking a court to declare Google a public utility and to regulate it as one in the latest twist on the escalating legal efforts to rein in the company that runs the internet's dominant search engine
June 08
June 08

Senate overwhelmingly approves bill to boost US technology, scientific research in rare bipartisan vote

Senate overwhelmingly approves bill to boost US technology, scientific research in rare bipartisan vote
June 08
June 08

Idaho man gets life in prison in cold-case murder and rape

Eighteen-year-old Angie Dodge was raped and killed in her Idaho home a quarter-century ago and an innocent man wrongly served 20 years in prison for the crime
June 08
Brian Leigh Dripps Sr. glances over to members of the Dodge family as he makes a statement during his sentencing in Idaho Falls, Idaho on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Eighteen-year-old Angie Dodge was raped and killed in her Idaho home a quarter-century ago and an innocent man wrongly served 20 years in prison for the crime. On Tuesday, the man authorities say is the real killer was sentenced to life in prison. Fifty-five-year-old Brian Leigh Dripps Sr. must serve at least 20 years in prison before he will be eligible for parole. (Monte LaOrange/Post Register via AP)
June 08

Spacecraft buzzes Jupiter's mega moon, 1st close-up in years

NASA's Juno spacecraft has provided the first close-ups of Jupiter's largest moon in two decades
June 08
This June 7, 2021 image made available by NASA shows the Jovian moon Ganymede as the Juno spacecraft flies by. “This is the closest any spacecraft has come to this mammoth moon in a generation,” said Juno's lead scientist, Scott Bolton of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS via AP)
June 08

Global glitch: Swaths of internet go down after cloud outage

The online world has received a lesson on how vital a small number of behind-the-scenes companies have become to running the internet
June 08
FILE - In this Thursday, May 6, 2021 file photo, a sign for The New York Times hangs above the entrance to its building, in New York. Numerous websites were unavailable on Tuesday June 8, 2021, after an apparent widespread outage at cloud service company Fastly. Dozens of high-traffic websites including the New York Times, CNN, Twitch and the U.K. government's home page, could not be reached. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 08

Biden nominee for public lands boss hits GOP opposition

President Joe Biden’s nominee to oversee vast expanses of public land in the U.S. West is being criticized by Republicans because of her involvement in partisan politics as a longtime Democratic aide and environmentalist
June 08
Tracy Stone-Manning listens during a confirmation hearing for her to be the director of the Bureau of Land Management, during a hearing of the Senate Energy and National Resources Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 08

Apple reveals new software update iOS 15

The tech company also announced WatchOS 8 with a new mindfulness app, plus an upgrade to its AirPods.
June 08
VIDEO: Apple reveals new software update iOS 15
June 08

Widespread outage at cloud service company Fastly brings down swaths of the internet

Widespread outage at cloud service company Fastly brings down swaths of the internet
June 08
June 08

Apple previews new software for iPhone, other gadgets

Apple kicked off its second annual all-virtual developer conference with a keynote that outlined new updates to its software for iPhones and other devices
June 08
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2021, file photo, an Apple store employee wears personal protective equipment in New York. At an event on Monday, June 7, 2021, Apple unveiled a variety of incremental improvements to the software that powers iPhones, iPads and Mac computers" would do. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 07

Carbon dioxide levels hit 50% higher than preindustrial time

Scientists say the annual peak of global heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air has reached another dangerous milestone: 50% higher than when the industrial age began
June 07
This 2019 photo provided by NOAA shows the Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory, high atop Hawaii's largest mountain in order to sample well-mixed background air free of local pollution. Heat-trapping carbon dioxide levels in the air peaked in May 2021, in amounts nearly 50% higher than when the industrial age began and they are growing at a record fast rate, scientists reported Monday, June 7, 2021. (Susan Cobb/NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory via AP)
June 07

Jeff Bezos will blast into space on rocket's 1st crew flight

Jeff Bezos will blast into space next month on Blue Origin's first flight with a crew, becoming the first person in the world to ride his own rocket
June 07
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks during his news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. Bezos will be among the people on Blue Origin's first human space flight next month. The company said in a post Monday, June 7, 2021, that Bezos will be joined on the New Shepard flight by his brother Mark and the winner of an online auction. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
June 07

2021 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is kicking off

It could feature iOS 15 as well as new versions of software for most Apple products.
June 07
VIDEO: 2021 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is kicking off