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October 19

Microsoft says it warned Bill Gates about flirting in 2008

Microsoft has confirmed that executives in 2008 warned Bill Gates to stop sending flirtatious emails to a female employee but dropped the matter after he told them he would stop
October 19
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, file photo, Bill Gates, former CEO and co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation, arrives for a meeting in Berlin. Microsoft executives in 2008 warned Gates to stop sending flirtatious emails to a female employee but dropped the matter after he told them he would stop, the company revealed Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
October 19

COVID-19 and pregnancy: Women regret not getting the vaccine

Two women from Georgia and Alabama who contracted COVID-19 during their pregnancies are urging other pregnant women to get vaccinated
October 19
Kyndal Nipper, of Midland, Ga., who suffered a stillbirth after becoming ill with COVID-19 in her third trimester, holds an ultrasound image of the son she lost while standing outside her home on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Nipper, who was unvaccinated, is encouraging women to get vaccinated. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)
October 19

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Apple-Apps-Top-10 for week ending 10/17/2021
October 19
October 19

UK courts green investment to fuel carbon-cutting plans

The United Kingdom is hosting a meeting aimed at attracting billions of dollars in foreign investment for green projects in Britain
October 19
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, appears on stage in conversation with American Businessman Bill Gates during the Global Investment Summit at the Science Museum, London, Tuesday, Oct, 19, 2021. (Leon Neal/Pool Photo via AP)
October 19

Google flagship phones to be unveiled Tuesday

The Pixel 6 will reportedly cost around $600 with the Pro model, which has a better camera, costing $300 more.
October 19
VIDEO: Google flagship phones to be unveiled today
October 19

China says moon rocks offer new clues to volcanic activity

A Chinese researcher says moon rocks brought back to Earth by a robotic spacecraft last year have provided new insights into ancient lunar volcanic activity
October 19
Li Xianhua speaks near a screen showing the volcano activities on the moon during a press briefing on Chang'e 5 Moon Mission, at the Chinese Academy Science in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Moon rocks that a Chinese robotic space craft brought back to Earth last year have provided new insights into ancient lunar volcanic activity, a researcher said Tuesday. Li said an analysis of the samples revealed new information about the moon's chemical composition and the way heat affected its development. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 19

Chinese users have mixed feelings about LinkedIn departure

After nearly seven years in China, LinkedIn says it will stop operating its localized version of the platform, replacing it with a jobs listing site
October 19
Foto tomada el 22 de septiembre del 2016 del logo de LinkedIn en una presentación en San Francisco. (Foto AP/Eric Risberg, File)
October 19

Automakers step up pace on electric vehicle battery plants

Global automakers are stepping up the pace when it comes to building factories to prepare for what many believe will be a fast-moving transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles
October 19
FILE - The Toyota logo is shown on a dealership in Manchester, N.H., in this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, file photo. Toyota plans to build a new $1.29 billion factory in the U.S. to manufacture batteries for gas-electric hybrid and fully electric vehicles. The plant location wasn't announced, but the company said it eventually will employ 1,750 people and start making batteries in 2025, gradually expanding through 2031. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 19

Data shows ship crossed over oil pipeline that ruptured

Data shows a massive cargo ship that was supposed to be at anchor repeatedly crossed over an undersea oil pipeline during a January storm
October 19
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct.6, 2021 aerial image taken with a drone, workers in protective suits clean the contaminated beach after an oil spill in Newport Beach, Calif. California's uneasy relationship with the oil industry is being tested again by the latest spill to foul beaches and kill birds and fish off Orange County. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
October 19

US formally removes Colorado River fish's endangered status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reclassified a rare Colorado River Basin fish called the humpback chub from endangered to threatened status after a decades-old effort to stabilize its populations
October 19
FILE - This undated photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a humpback chub in the Colorado River in Colorado near the Utah border. The humpback chub, a rare fish found only in the Colorado River basin, has been brought back from the brink of extinction after decades of protection, though continued work is needed to ensure its survival, federal authorities said Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, in reclassifying the species from endangered to threatened status. (Travis Francis/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
October 18

China calls missile launch 'routine test' of new technology

China says its launch of a new spacecraft was merely a test to see whether the vehicle could be re-used
October 18
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2021, file photo, a visitor takes photos of replicas of space launch rockets Airshow China 2021 in Zhuhai, southern China's Guangdong province. China said Monday its launch of a new spacecraft was merely a test to see whether the vehicle could be re-used. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
October 18

Apple to unveil new products

The company is expected to unveil redesigned MacBook Pros along with next generation AirPods at its Oct. 18 event.
October 18
VIDEO: Apple to unveil new products
October 17

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in EU to build 'metaverse'

Facebook says it plans for workers in the EU to work on a new computing platform
October 17
October 17

Nun imprisoned over peace activism, Megan Rice, dies at 91

Megan Rice broke into a government security complex to protest nuclear weapons.
October 17
October 17

Russian filmmakers land after shoot aboard space station

A Soyuz space capsule carrying a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has landed after a 3 1/2-hour trip from the International Space Station
October 17
FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2021, file photo taken from video footage released by Roscosmos Space Agency, actress Yulia Peresild, left, film director Klim Shipenko, center, and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov speak with the Moscow Mission Control Center from the International Space Station, ISS. A Soyuz space capsule carrying a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has separated from the International Space Station and is heading for the Earth. The separation took place on schedule at 0115 GMT Sunday, Oct. 17, with Oleg Novitskiy, Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko aboard for a descent of about 3 1/2 hours. (Roscosmos Space Agency via AP, File)
October 16

University offers to rehire prof acquitted of ties to China

He allegedly hid relationship with Chinese university while getting NASA grants.
October 16
October 16

NASA's asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds

A NASA spacecraft named Lucy has rocketed into the sky with diamonds on a 12-year quest to explore a record-setting eight asteroids
October 16
In this photo released by NASA, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Lucy spacecraft stands ready to launch from Space Launch Complex 41, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Lucy will be the first spacecraft to study Jupiter's Trojan Asteroids. Like the mission's namesake – the fossilized human ancestor, "Lucy," whose skeleton provided unique insight into humanity's evolution – Lucy will revolutionize our knowledge of planetary origins and the formation of the solar system. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
October 16

New crew docks at China's first permanent space station

Chinese astronauts have begun their six-month mission on China’s first permanent space station, after successfully docking aboard their spacecraft
October 16
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, China, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 shows three Chinese astronauts, from left, Ye Guangfu, Zhai Zhigang and Wang Yaping waving after entering the space station core module Tianhe. China's Shenzhou-13 spacecraft carrying three Chinese astronauts on Saturday docked at its space station, kicking off a record-setting six-month stay as the country moves toward completing the new orbiting outpost. Chinese characters, left, read "Platform Camera B." (Tian Dingyu/Xinhua via AP)
October 15

China's Shenzhou-13 spacecraft docks for 6-month mission

China has sent three astronauts to its space station for a record-setting six-month stay for the country
October 15
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the crewed spaceship Shenzhou-13, atop a Long March-2F carrier rocket, is launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert, Oct. 16, 2021. (Li Gang/Xinhua via AP)
October 15

Company behind Tether 'token' fined $41M by US regulators

The company behind a digital token called Tether has agreed to pay $41 million to settle charges that it misled investors for years by falsely claiming its token was fully backed at all times by U.S. dollars and other fiat currencies
October 15
October 15

California OKs new protections for leatherback sea turtles

California has added the Pacific leatherback sea turtle to its endangered species list
October 15
FILE - In this July 30, 1999 file photo, Michael Coffman of The Marine Mammal Center, inspects a endangered leatherback sea turtle which washed ashore on Pismo Beach, Calif. The giant leatherback sea turtle was found dead floating in a kelp bed. The California Fish and Game Commission voted Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to add the leather back sea turtle to the state's Endangered Species Act. (AP Photo/Phil Klein, File)
October 15

White House plans to address economic risk of climate change

Biden administration taking steps to address economic risks from climate change.
October 15
President Joe Biden delivers an update on the COVID-19 response and vaccination program, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 15

Japanese billionaire gets ready for December space mission

A forthcoming flight to space by a Japanese billionaire will let the public have a closer look at life on board the International Spacer Station
October 15
Space flight participant Yusaku Maezawa attends a training session ahead of the expedition to the International Space Station at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Center in Star City outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. A Japanese fashion tycoon who's booked a SpaceX ride to the moon is going to try out the International Space Station first. Yusaku Maezawa announced that he's bought two seats on a Russian Soyuz capsule. He'll blast off in December on the 12-day mission with his production assistant and a professional cosmonaut. (Shamil Zhumatov/Pool Photo via AP)
October 15

China launches 3-person crew for six-month mission aboard space station in longest-yet mission for Chinese astronauts

China launches 3-person crew for six-month mission aboard space station in longest-yet mission for Chinese astronauts
October 15
October 15

With latest mission, China renews space cooperation vow

Shortly ahead of sending a new three-person crew to its space station, China has renewed its commitment to international cooperation in the peaceful use of space
October 15
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Shenzhou-13 manned spaceship onto of a Long March-2F carrier rocket prepares to be transferred to the launching area of Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China, Oct. 7, 2021. China is preparing to send three astronauts to live on its space station for six months — a new milestone for a program that has advanced rapidly in recent years. (Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua via AP)
October 15

WhatsApp announces new, secured feature

The instant messaging service now allows users to encrypt their chat history in the cloud.
October 15
VIDEO:  WhatsApp announces new, secured feature
October 15

Lava flow from Spanish island volcano likened to a tsunami

A second 4.5-magnitude earthquake in two days has rattled the Spanish island of La Palma
October 15
People clean up the ash off a house from the volcano in Las Manchas on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain on Thursday Oct. 14, 2021. Hundreds of people in Spain's Canary Islands are fearing for their homes and property after a new lava stream from an erupting volcano threatened to engulf another neighborhood on the island of La Palma. (AP Photo/Saul Santos)
October 15

TSMC plans chip plant in Japan, says supply shortages easing

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. says it plans to build a computer chip factory in Japan
October 15
FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2005, file photo, the logo of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is displayed during a third quarter press conference in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. confirmed Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 it is planning to build a computer chip factory in Japan. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
October 14

Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn app in China amid scrutiny

Microsoft says it is shutting down its main LinkedIn app in China later this year following tighter government rules on internet companies
October 14
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, file photo, the LinkedIn logo is displayed during a product announcement in San Francisco. Microsoft says it is shutting down its LinkedIn service in China later this year following tighter government censorship rules. The company said in a blog post Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, it has faced “a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China.” (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
October 14

Q&A: La Nina's back and it's not good for parts of dry West

Federal meteorologists say there's another La Nina, which can be bad news for parts of the parched West
October 14
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 file photo, County of Santa Barbara Fire Department firefighters extinguish a roadside fire next to train tracks off of the U.S. 101 highway in Goleta, Calif. On Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that a La Nina has formed, which can be bad news for parts of the parched West. It also could mean a more active Atlantic hurricane season. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
October 14

Dozens of US nuclear lab workers sue over vaccine mandate

Scientists and other workers at one of the nation’s premier nuclear weapons laboratories face a deadline Friday — be vaccinated or prepare to be fired
October 14
October 14

Lucy in the sky: Spacecraft will visit record 8 asteroids

NASA is on an asteroid roll as it gets set to launch a series of spacecraft to visit and even bash some of the solar system's most enticing rocks
October 14
This image provided by the Southwest Research Institute depicts the Lucy spacecraft approaching an asteroid. It will be first space mission to explore a diverse population of small bodies known as the Jupiter Trojan asteroids. (SwRI via AP)
October 14

Dutch climate scientist Geert Jan van Oldenborgh dies at 59

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute says that respected Dutch climate scientist Geert Jan van Oldenborgh has died at age 59
October 14
October 14

Strongest quake since volcano erupted shakes Spanish island

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake has shaken Spain’s La Palma island off northwest Africa in what was the strongest recorded since a local volcano began erupting 26 days ago
October 14
Military Emergency Unit personal clear black ash from volcano as it continues to erupt lava behind a church on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain on Wednesday Oct. 13, 2021. A new lava stream from an erupting volcano threatened to engulf another neighborhood on its way toward the Atlantic Ocean. Island authorities have ordered the evacuation of around 800 people from a section of the coastal town on Tuesday after the lava took a new course and put their homes in its probable path of destruction. (AP Photo/Saul Santos)
October 14

EA drops Jon Gruden from Madden

Game maker Electronic Arts is removing the former Las Vegas Raiders coach from its Madden NFL 2022 game. He will be replaced by a generic likeness.
October 14
VIDEO: EA drops Jon Gruden from Madden
October 14

China set to send 3 astronauts on longest crewed mission yet

China is preparing to send three astronauts to live on its space station for six months — a new milestone for a program that has advanced rapidly in recent years
October 14
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Shenzhou-13 manned spaceship atop a Long March-2F carrier rocket is transferred to the launching area of Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China, Oct. 7, 2021. China is preparing to send three astronauts to live on its space station for six months — a new milestone for a program that has advanced rapidly in recent years. (Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua via AP)
October 13

Wildfire rages in Southern California coastal mountains

A historic drought tied to climate change is making wildfires harder to fight.
October 13
In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a deer scurries near a recently burned area off Refugio Rd., in Goleta, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
October 13

WHO honors Henrietta Lacks, woman whose cells served science

The chief of the World Health Organization has honored the late Henrietta Lacks, an American woman whose cancer cells ended up providing the foundation for vast scientific breakthroughs, including research about the coronavirus
October 13
Henrietta and husband David Lacks shortly after their move from Clover, Virginia to Baltimore, Maryland in the early 1940s. The World Health Organization chief on Thursday honored the late Henrietta Lacks, a Black American woman who died of cervical cancer 70 years ago and whose cells that were taken without her knowledge spurred vast scientific breakthroughs and life-saving innovations such as for vaccines for polio and human papillomavirus, and even in research about the coronavirus. (The Lacks Family via AP)
October 13

History made with Blue Origin Space Launch

"Star Trek" star William Shatner and three other civilian crewmembers were launched into space and returned to Earth after a 10-minute trip.
October 13
VIDEO: History made with Blue Origin Space Launch
October 13

90-year-old actor William Shatner becomes oldest person to venture into space

Shatner was overcome with emotion upon his return to earth.
October 13
William Shatner was overcome with emotion upon his return to earth after his 11-minute flight to the edge of the final frontier.
October 13

Lava from volcano on Spain's La Palma forces 800 to evacuate

Hundreds of people in Spain’s Canary Islands are fearing for their homes and property after a new lava stream from an erupting volcano threatened to engulf another neighborhood on the island of La Palma
October 13
A volcano continues to spew out lava on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain in the early hours of Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. A new river of lava has belched out from the La Palma volcano, spreading more destruction on the Atlantic Ocean island where molten rock streams have already engulfed over 1,000 buildings. The partial collapse of the volcanic cone has sent a new lava stream heading toward the western shore of the island. (AP Photo/Daniel Roca)
October 13

US regulators seek answers from Tesla over lack of recall

U.S. safety investigators want to know why Tesla didn’t file recall documents when it updated Autopilot software to better identify parked emergency vehicles, escalating a simmering clash between the automaker and regulators
October 13
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2019, file photo, a sign bearing the company logo stands outside a Tesla store in Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. U.S. automobile safety regulators have denied petition seeking an investigation into Tesla software updates, saying it's unlikely a probe would show there's a safety defect. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 denied the 2019 petition, which alleged that over-the-internet software updates cut battery range in response to battery fires across the globe. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
October 13

Energy agency urges bigger global push to cut emissions

The International Energy Agency is urging governments to make stronger commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions at an upcoming U.N. climate summit
October 13
FILE - In this Thursday, April 29, 2021 file photo, a coal-fired RWE power plant steams on a sunny day in Neurath, Germany. The International Energy Agency is urging governments to make stronger commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions at an upcoming U.N. climate summit. The 30-country organization said Wednesday, Oct. 13 in its annual world energy outlook that the economic rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic also has seen an increase in the use of coal and oil as well as a leap in emissions. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
October 13

Chip shortages may lead to cut in iPhone 13 production

Plus "Tile" announces world's first tracking tag to work with Android and Apple devices.
October 13
VIDEO: Chip shortages may lead to cut in iPhone 13 production
October 13

Australia plans lunar rover to help NASA find oxygen on moon

Australia has agreed to build a 44-pound semi-autonomous lunar rover for NASA to take to the moon as early as 2026
October 13
In this undated image released by the Australian Space Agency, an imagined scene on the moon is depicted. Australia has agreed to build a 20-kilogram (44-pound) semi-autonomous lunar rover for NASA to take to the moon as early as 2026 in search of oxygen, the Australian government said on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. (Australian Space Agency via AP)
October 12

Climate change: England must 'adapt or die,' agency warns

A government agency says England will be hit hard by floods like those that devastated Germany this summer if the country does not improve its defenses against more extreme weather brought by climate change
October 12
October 12

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Apple-Apps-Top-10 for week ending 10/10/2021
October 12
October 12

Twitter offers more control with new 'soft block' feature

Plus Facebook has launched an audio hub to compete with Twitter Spaces and Clubhouse.
October 12
VIDEO: Twitter offers more control with new 'soft block' feature
October 12

High winds prompt PG&E to shut power to 25,000 in California

Pacific Gas & Electric has started cutting power to about 25,000 customers in northern and central California as high winds toppled trees, downed power lines and ignited at least one of several fires that forced people to flee from their homes
October 12
This early Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, photo provided by CalFire shows one of several vehicles damaged during a wind event in El Granada village in the coastal area of northern San Mateo County, Calif. (CalFire via AP)
October 11

1st executive to head to prison in doomed nuclear project

A former utility executive who lost billions on a failed nuclear project in South Carolina is heading to prison soon
October 11
FILE - In a Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, Kevin Marsh, CEO of SCANA Corp., speaks to the media at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville, S.C. Marsh and prosecutors have agreed to ask for a two-year prison sentence on federal and state charges he lied about the progress of two nuclear plants that were never finished. A judge will sentence Marsh Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)