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Google to spend $2.1 billion on Manhattan campus acquisition

Google is planning to buy New York’s St.  John’s Terminal for $2.1 billion, making it the anchor of its Hudson Square campus
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, a man using a mobile phone walks past Google offices in New York. Google is planning to buy New York's St. John’s Terminal for $2.1 billion, making it the anchor of its Hudson Square campus. Alphabet and Google Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, that the company is looking to invest more than $250 million in its New York campus this year. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, FILE)
37 minutes ago

Biden bets on rapid COVID tests but they can be hard to find

President Joe Biden is betting on millions more rapid, at-home tests to help curb the latest deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic
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2 hours ago

J&J: Booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response

Johnson & Johnson says a booster dose to its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a strong immune response months after people receive a first dose
2 hours ago
FILE - In this March 26, 2021, file photo a member of the Philadelphia Fire Department prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site setup in Philadelphia. Religious objections, once used only sparingly around the country to get exempted from various required vaccines, are becoming a much more widely used loophole against the COVID-19 shot. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
2 hours ago

Nerves on edge on Spanish island as quakes, lava threaten

Several small earthquakes have shaken the Spanish island of La Palma off northwest Africa
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A molten rock from volcano lava sits in the middle of a road near El Paso on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, Spain, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Giant rivers of lava are tumbling slowly but relentlessly toward the sea after a volcano, seen in the backround, erupted on a Spanish island off northwest Africa. The lava is destroying everything in its path but prompt evacuations helped avoid casualties after Sunday's eruption. (Kike Rincon, Europa Press via AP)
September 21

Apple launches a healthy update for iPhones

The launch of iOS 15 will give some users the option to share health data directly with their doctors.
September 21
VIDEO:  Apple launches a healthy update for iPhones
September 21

Twitter to pay $809.5 million to settle shareholder lawsuit

Twitter said Monday it will pay $809.5 million to settle a consolidated class action lawsuit alleging that the company misled investors about how much its user base was growing and how much users interacted with its platform
September 21
FILE - This April 27, 2021 file photo shows the login/sign up screen for a Twitter account on a laptop computer in Orlando, Fla. Twitter said Monday, Sept. 20, it will pay $809.5 million to settle a consolidated class action lawsuit alleging that the company misled investors about how much its user base was growing and how much users interacted with its platform. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
September 21

Concern or entertainment? Gabby Petito case goes viral on social media

Young people are sharing their reactions to the investigation online.
September 21
Police confirmed that they have been looking into TikTok user Miranda Bakers claim, but have yet to officially confirm her story.
September 20

Iowa farm cooperative hit by ransomware, systems go offline

A ransomware attack hit a cooperative of Iowa corn and soy farmers.
September 20
September 20

UN climate talks: Faint progress on money, none on pollution

Officials are touting faint progress on money, but little on pollution at a United Nations world leader summit on climate change
September 20
The United Nations headquarters is reflected in a window Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, on 1st Ave. in New York. The 76th Session of the UN General Assembly begins this week. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
September 20

Nobody hurt but much damage in Spanish volcano eruption

Giant rivers of lava are tumbling slowly but relentlessly toward the sea after a volcano erupted on a Spanish island off northwest Africa
September 20
Lava flows from an eruption of a volcano near El Paso on the island of La Palma in the Canaries, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. Lava continues to flow slowly from a volcano that erupted in Spain’s Canary Islands off northwest Africa. The head of the islands' regional government says Monday he expects no injuries to people in the area after some 5,000 were evacuated. (Europa Press via AP)
September 20

The AP Interview: UN chief warns China, US to avoid Cold War

The head of the United Nations is warning of a potential new Cold War if the United States and China don't repair their relationship
September 20
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres talks to media at a press conference, during the High-Level Ministerial Event on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan, at the European headquarters of the United Nation, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
September 20

4 famous giant trees unharmed by Sequoia National Park fire

Authorities say four famous giant sequoias were not harmed by a wildfire that reached the edge of Giant Forest in California’s Sequoia National Park
September 20
Firefighters battling the Windy Fire extinguish a spot fire near the Trail of 100 Giants grove of Sequoia National Forest, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
September 20

HP, Procter & Gamble join companies pledge to cut emissions

Computer-maker HP, consumer goods business Procter & Gamble and coffee capsule company Nespresso have joined a corporate pledge to sharply cut their greenhouse gas emissions over nearly two decades
September 20
FILE - This July 9, 2015, file photo, shows signage outside Procter & Gamble corporate headquarters in downtown Cincinnati, USA. Computer-maker HP, consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble and coffee capsule company Nespresso have joined a corporate pledge to sharply cut their greenhouse gas emissions over the coming 20 years.The Climate Pledge, a grouping of companies and organizations spearheaded by Amazon, said Monday that it has signed up 86 new members for its voluntary measures. In total they now have 201 members with global annual revenues of more than $1.8 trillion. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
September 20

UN agency: Innovation continued even as coronavirus emerged

The U.N.’s intellectual property agency says innovation marched forward last year despite the impact of the coronavirus outbreak
September 20
September 20

Apple iOS 15 has arrived

The company's latest operating system for iPhones and iPads offers new features like the ability to Facetime Android users.
September 20
VIDEO: Apple iOS 15 has arrived
September 19

Volcano erupts on Atlantic island; lava destroys some homes

A volcano on Spain’s Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma has erupted after a weeklong buildup of seismic activity, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of residents
September 19
Lava flows from an eruption of a volcano at the island of La Palma in the Canaries, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. A volcano on Spain's Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma erupted Sunday after a weeklong buildup of seismic activity, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands as lava flows destroyed isolated houses and threatened to reach the coast. New eruptions continued into the night. (AP Photo/Jonathan Rodriguez)
September 19

Spanish scientists say the volcano on La Palma island in the Canary Islands Atlantic archipelago has erupted

Spanish scientists say the volcano on La Palma island in the Canary Islands Atlantic archipelago has erupted
September 19
September 19

Smoke from massive wildfires in Australia led to algae bloom

Iron-laden nutrients in algae were seen thousands of kilometers away.
September 19
A satellite image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission shows wildfires smoke on the east coast of Australia, Dec 31, 2019.
September 19

Same goal, different paths: US, EU seek max vaccine rates

Officials in both the U.S. and the European Union are struggling with the same question
September 19
September 18

Trailblazing tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown

A trailblazing tourist trip to orbit has ended safely with a splashdown in the Atlantic
September 18
In this image taken provided by SpaceX, a capsule carrying four people parachutes into the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The all-amateur crew was the first to circle the world without a professional astronaut. (SpaceX via AP)
September 18

SpaceX's 1st tourists splash down in the Atlantic off Florida after 3 days in orbit

SpaceX's 1st tourists splash down in the Atlantic off Florida after 3 days in orbit
September 18
September 18

Aluminum wrap used to protect homes in California wildfires

Aluminum wraps designed to protect homes from flames are getting attention as wildfires burn in California
September 18
Dan Hirning, founding president of Firezat Inc., reaches for some of the material that protects homes, his company uses as a gust of wind passes, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Del Mar, Calif. Aluminum wraps designed to protect homes from flames are getting attention as wildfires burn in California. During a fire near Lake Tahoe, some wrapped houses survived while nearby homes were destroyed. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
September 18

California wildfires burn into groves of giant sequoia trees

California wildfires have burned into at least four groves of gigantic ancient sequoias in national parks and forests
September 18
A member of the Roosevelt Hotshot Crew clears a firebreak while battling the Windy Fire on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, on the Tule River Reservation, Calif. His crew, which travelled from Colorado, has been battling California wildfires. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
September 17

Cambodian leader boasts he barged into opposition video call

Cambodia’s prime minister has boasted of barging uninvited into a video conference call hosted by his political opponents
September 17
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2021, file photo, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen delivers a speech during a handover ceremony at Phnom Penh International Airport, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Hun Sen boasted Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, of barging uninvited into a video conference call hosted by his political opponents.(AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
September 17

Man sentenced to 12 years in $200 million phone-fraud scheme

A Pakistan resident has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a conspiracy to “unlock” phones from AT&T's network, a scheme that the company says cost it more than $200 million
September 17
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, the AT&T logo is positioned above one of its retail stores, in New York. A Pakistan resident has been sentenced on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, to 12 years in prison for a conspiracy to "unlock" phones from AT&T's network, a scheme the company says cost it more than $200 million. Muhammad Fahd, 35, of Karachi, recruited an employee of an AT&T call center in Bothell, Wash., via Facebook in 2012, and began bribing that employee and his coworkers to use their credentials to unlock phones. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 17

SpaceX's 1st private crew motivates cancer kids from orbit

SpaceX's first private crew is taking in sweeping views of Earth that few have witnessed
September 17
This photo provided by SpaceX shows the passengers of Inspiration4 in the Dragon capsule on their first day in space. They are, from left, Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Chris Sembroski and Sian Proctor. SpaceX got them into a 363-mile (585-kilometer) orbit following Wednesday night’s launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. That's 100 miles (160 kilometers) higher than the International Space Station. (SpaceX via AP)
September 17

Colombian teen draws, donates bird guide to raise awareness

Jacobo Rendon knows dozens of birds by name and grew up drawing them
September 17
In this Aug. 2020 photo provided by Johana Reyes Herrera, Jacobo Rendon, 14, poses with his illustration of an Acorn Woodpecker in his backyard in El Camino de Viboral, Colombia. Rendon has been working on a photographic and illustrated bird guide that he plans to donate to a local cultural center. (Johana Reyes Herrera via AP)
September 17

Chinese astronauts return after 90 days aboard space station

A trio of Chinese astronauts have returned to Earth after a 90-day stay aboard their nation’s first space station in China’s longest mission yet
September 17
A visitor looks at a mural showing an artist's rendering of China's space station at the World Robot Conference in Beijing, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Three Chinese astronauts have departed from the country’s orbiting space station in preparation for returning to Earth after 90 days in orbit, the national space agency reported Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 17

China sets up platform to police gaming firm violations

Chinese regulators have set up a platform that allows the public to report on gaming companies they believe are violating restrictions on online game times for children
September 17
A child wearing a face mask plays game on a smartphone next to his relative in Beijing Sept. 12, 2021. Chinese regulators have set up a platform that allows the public to report on gaming companies they believe are violating restrictions on online game times for children. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 17

Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 90-day stay aboard nation's space station in China's longest mission yet

Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 90-day stay aboard nation's space station in China's longest mission yet
September 17
September 16

National park's giant trees at risk as wildfires grow

Elsewhere, two California fires that have caused extensive destruction.
September 16
Flames from the KNP Complex Fire burn a hillside above the Kaweah River in Sequoia National Park, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. The blaze is burning near the Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
September 16

Future of Lake Tahoe clarity in question as wildfires worsen

With a wildfire no longer threatening Lake Tahoe, residents, tourists and scientists drawn to its clean alpine air, clear blue waters and fragrant pine trees now wonder about the long-term effects that remain
September 16
FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, Freya Mayo, left, and her sister Evie, of London, try out a paddle board on Lake Tahoe near South Lake Tahoe, Calif. With wildfire no longer threatening Lake Tahoe, residents, tourists and scientists drawn to its clean alpine air, clear blue waters and fragrant pine trees now wonder about the long-term effects that will remain after wildfire season ends. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 16

Facebook bans German accounts under new 'social harm' policy

Facebook has removed nearly 150 accounts and pages linked to anti-lockdown demonstrators in Germany Thursday under a new policy focused on addressing groups that work together to spread harmful content
September 16
September 16

Threat of volcanic eruption puts Spanish island on alert

An earthquake swarm in Spain’s Canary Islands has put authorities on alert for a possible volcanic eruption
September 16
September 16

Drought haves, have-nots test how to share water in the West

Oregon farmers who grow 60% of the world’s carrot seed have been without irrigation water for weeks as drought ravages the American West
September 16
September 16

Southwest China earthquake collapses homes, kills at least 3

Chinese state media say an earthquake destroyed homes, killed at least three people and injured dozens in the southwestern province of Sichuan
September 16
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, residents injured in the aftermath of an earthquake get treated at the Luxian People's Hospital in Luxian County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. An earthquake collapsed homes, killed some and injured others Thursday in southwest China's Sichuan province, state media reported. (Gu Youcong/Xinhua via AP)
September 16

Microsoft to let users log in to accounts without password

Account holders can use Microsoft's authenticator app or Windows Hello, which uses a fingerprint or facial recognition for access.
September 16
VIDEO: Microsoft to let users log in to accounts without password
September 16

3 crew leave China's space station for Earth after 90 days

The crew's capsule will parachute to a location in the Gobi Desert.
September 16
A man is silhouetted as he watches a TV screen showing CCTV broadcasting a news of Chinese astronauts sit inside the Shenzhou-12 manned spacecraft preparing to return to earth, at a shopping mall in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 15

SpaceX successfully launches 1st all-civilian flight into Earth's orbit

It is expected to be the farthest any civilian has traveled from Earth.
September 15
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Crew Dragon capsule, is launched carrying four astronauts on a NASA commercial crew mission at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sept. 15, 2021.
September 15

Chinese state media say an earthquake collapsed homes, killed at least 2 people and injured dozens in Sichuan province

Chinese state media say an earthquake collapsed homes, killed at least 2 people and injured dozens in Sichuan province
September 15
September 15

Contest winners, health worker orbiting world in SpaceX 1st

The four people on SpaceX's first private flight are fairly ordinary, down-to-Earth types brought together by chance
September 15
September 15

SpaceX launches four amateurs on a private flight to circle Earth for three days.

SpaceX launches four amateurs on a private flight to circle Earth for three days.
September 15
September 15

SpaceX aiming for night launch of 4 on 1st private flight

SpaceX is on the verge of blasting a billionaire into orbit with his two contest winners and a health care worker who survived childhood cancer
September 15
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sits on pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. For the first time in 60 years of human spaceflight, a rocket is poised to blast into orbit with no professional astronauts on board, only four tourists. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
September 15

Tesla builds 1st store on tribal land, dodges state car laws

Tesla has sidestepped car dealership laws by setting up shop on Native American land for the first time
September 15
Tesla owners, Tesla employees and local political leaders gather at the service bay doors during an event on Sept. 9, 2021, to celebrate a partnership between Tesla and the Nambé Pueblo after the electric car company repurposed a defunct casino into a sales, service and delivery center near Santa Fe, N.M. Tesla has opened a store on tribal land in New Mexico, sidestepping car dealership laws that prohibit car companies from selling directly to customers. (Jim Weber/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)
September 15

Man gets over 7 years in prison in cryptocurrency scam

An Australian man who pleaded guilty to securities fraud for cheating investors in his cryptocurrency fund of over $50 million has been sentenced to over seven years in prison
September 15
September 15

Los Angeles County votes to phase out oil and gas drilling

Los Angeles County’s board of supervisors voted unanimously on Wednesday to phase out oil and gas drilling and ban new drill sites in the unincorporated areas of the county
September 15
A truck drives past pump jacks operating at the Inglewood Oil Field, Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
September 15

Tesla builds 1st store on tribal land, dodges state car laws

Tesla has sidestepped car dealership laws by setting up shop on Native American land for the first time
September 15
Tesla owners, Tesla employees and local political leaders gather at the service bay doors during an event on Sept. 9, 2021, to celebrate a partnership between Tesla and the Nambé Pueblo after the electric car company repurposed a defunct casino into a sales, service and delivery center near Santa Fe, N.M. Tesla has opened a store on tribal land in New Mexico, sidestepping car dealership laws that prohibit car companies from selling directly to customers. (Jim Weber/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)
September 15

Walmart to test out self-driving delivery service

The retail giant is partnering with Ford and Argo AI to test out new driverless technology for deliveries.
September 15
The retail giant is partnering with Ford and Argo AI to test out new driverless technology for deliveries.
September 15

FDA strikes cautious tone ahead of vaccine booster meeting

U.S. government advisers will debate Friday if there’s enough proof that a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective
September 15
A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 15

Feds OK plan to cut salmon fishing when needed for orcas

Federal officials have approved a plan that calls for cutting nontribal salmon fishing along the West Coast when the fish are needed to help the Northwest's endangered killer whales
September 15