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UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold in 5 years

The U.N. weather agency says the world could see average global temperatures rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average for the first time in the coming five years
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FILE - In this June 27, 2019 file photo a man runs on a small path as the sun rises in Frankfurt, Germany. The world could see average global temperatures 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) above the pre-industrial average for the first time in the coming five years, the U.N. weather agency said Thursday. The 1.5-C mark is a key threshold that countries have agreed to limit global warming to, if possible. Scientists say average temperatures around the world are already at least 1 C higher now than during the period from 1850-1900 because of man-made greenhouse emissions. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
July 09

Amazon removes Washington Redskins merchandise from store

The football team is under mounting pressure to change its name because it is considered an offensive slur to Native Americans.
July 09
VIDEO: Amazon removes Redskins merchandise from online store
July 08

Appeals court: Judge was right to revive grizzly protections

A U.S. appeals court says a federal judge was right to restore protections for about 700 grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region of the Rocky Mountains
July 08
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013 file photo, a grizzly bear cub searches for fallen fruit beneath an apple tree a few miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Mont. Wyoming and U.S. officials are urging an appeals court to reverse much of a judge's ruling that blocked state-sponsored hunting of the animals. (Alan Rogers/Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)
July 08

Facebook civil rights audit: 'Serious setbacks' mar progress

A two-year audit of Facebook's civil rights record found “serious setbacks” that have marred the social network's progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias
July 08
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Paley Center in New York. Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with civil rights leaders Tuesday, July 7, 2020, including the organizers of a widespread advertising boycott of the social network over hate speech on its platform, in an effort to convince critics that it is doing everything it can to rid its service of hate, abuse and misinformation. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
July 08

'Desperation science' slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

Six months after COVID-19 started spreading around the globe, desperation rather than information is still driving many decisions about how to treat the disease
July 08
July 08

How tech can help schools reopen safely

Smart thermometers for teachers to monitor student’s symptoms could potentially help schools reopen safely in the fall.
July 08
Smart thermometers for teachers to monitor student’s symptoms could potentially help schools reopen safely in the fall.
July 08

After barraging an Asian family with a racist rant, tech CEO apologizes

"Trump is going to f--- you," he can be heard saying to an Asian family.
July 08
In a screen grab from a video posted to Instagram, a tech CEO was caught on camera yelling racist taunts at an Asian family at a restaurant in Carmel Valley, Calif., on July 4, 2020.
July 08

As ad boycott wages on, Facebook civil rights audit reveals a 'long road ahead'

Organizers of the boycott called a meeting with Facebook execs "disappointing."
July 08
Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., Oct 23, 2019.
July 08

Instagram users can now pin favorite comments on posts

The feature is designed to help users manage their profiles better and improve control of the comments thread.
July 08
VIDEO: Users can now pen favorite comments on Instagram posts
July 08

Civil rights groups denounce Facebook over hate speech

Facebook keeps telling critics that it is doing everything it can to rid its service of hate, abuse and misinformation
July 08
FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President Derrick Johnson faces reporters during a news conference in Boston. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with civil rights leaders, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, including the organizers of a widespread advertising boycott of the social network over hate speech on its platform. Johnson, who was present on the Zoom meeting, said Facebook’s executives only delivered cheap talk, filled with little commitment to new rules or actions that would curb racism and misinformation. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
July 08

Hong Kong grappling with future under national security law

Hong Kong's leader has provided scant reassurance over the city's future under a new national security law that critics say undermines liberties and legal protections promised when China took control of the city
July 08
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to reporters' questions during a press conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. TikTok said Tuesday it will stop operations in Hong Kong, joining other social media companies in warily eyeing ramifications of a sweeping national security law that took effect last week.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 07

NASA adds more safety fixes for Boeing's crew capsule

NASA has added more safety fixes for Boeing's crew capsule following a pair of close calls during last year's test flight
July 07
FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 photo made available by NASA, Boeing, NASA, and U.S. Army personnel work around the Boeing Starliner spacecraft shortly after it landed in White Sands, N.M. On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, NASA officials said they have identified 80 corrective actions for safety, mostly involving software, that must be implemented before the Starliner capsule launches again. The previous count was 61. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
July 07

Russian space official charged with treason

An ex-journalist who worked as an adviser to the director of Russia’s state space corporation has been arrested and jailed on charges of passing military secrets to Czech intelligence
July 07
In this photo taken on Sunday Jan. 10, 2016, Ivan Safronov looks at a photographer in his working place in Kommersant Publishing House in Moscow, Russia. Safronov, an adviser to the director of Russia's state space corporation Roscosmos, has been detained on treason charges by the nation's top security agency, Tuesday July 7, 2020. (Peter Kassin, Kommersant Photo via AP)
July 07

Aggressive seaweed smothers one of world's most remote reefs

Researchers say a newly discovered species of seaweed is killing large areas of historically pristine coral reef in one of the most protected ocean environments on earth
July 07
In this Aug. 4, 2019 photo provided by Taylor Williams, a new species of seaweed covers dead a coral reef at Pearl and Hermes Atoll in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Researchers say the recently discovered species of seaweed is killing large patches of coral on once-pristine reefs and is rapidly spreading across one of the most remote and protected ocean environments on earth. A study from the University of Hawaii and others says the seaweed is spreading more rapidly than anything they've seen in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, a nature reserve that stretches more than 1,300 miles north of the main Hawaiian Islands. The algae easily breaks off and rolls across the ocean floor like tumbleweed, scientists say, covering nearby reefs in thick vegetation that out-competes coral for space, sunlight and nutrients. (Taylor Williams/College of Charleston via AP)
July 07

Heat will stay stuck on extra high for July in most of US

The United States is baking through an extra hot week and it's only going to get hotter
July 07
July 07

US nuclear lab investigates breach at plutonium facility

Officials at one of the nation's premier nuclear labs are investigating the potential exposure of employees to plutonium
July 07
FILE - This undated file aerial view shows the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. Several groups are asking state and federal officials to hold semi-annual public meetings as Los Alamos National Laboratory prepares to resume and ramp up production of key components for the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. (Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
July 07

Twitter says it will add edit button if everyone wears a mask

Users of the social media platform have requested an edit button since Twitter launched in 2006.
July 07
Users of the social media platform have requested an edit button since Twitter launched in 2006.
July 07

The top Apple apps on App Store

The top Apple iPhone and iPad apps on App Store for week ending 7/5/20
July 07
July 07

Household robots can help with chores

While the household robots sci-fi experts imagined have yet to come to fruition, there are robots that can help with some household tasks.
July 07
While the household robots sci-fi experts imagined have yet to come to fruition, there are robots that can help with some household tasks.
July 07

Data-mining firm Palantir files for stealth public offering

The Silicon Valley data-mining firm Palantir Technologies confidentially filed to go public, setting up what could be the biggest stock offering from a technology company since Uber’s debut last year
July 07
FILE - In this July 21, 2016, file photo, entrepreneur Peter Thiel speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The Silicon Valley data-mining firm Palantir Technologies says it has confidentially filed to go public, setting up what could be the biggest public stock offering of a technology company since Uber’s debut in 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 07

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July 07

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July 07
July 07

The US may ban TikTok over privacy concerns

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he wouldn’t recommend downloading the app unless you “want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.”
July 07
VIDEO: The US may ban TikTok over privacy concerns
July 07

TikTok to leave Hong Kong as security law raises worries

TikTok says it will stop operations in Hong Kong after the city enacted a sweeping national security law last week
July 07
FILE - This March 29, 2018, file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Social media site and messaging services Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram will suspend processing law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong, as they assess the impact of the new national security law enacted in the city last week. Facebook and its popular messaging app subsidiary WhatsApp said in separate statements Monday, July 6, 2020, that they would pause the review of government requests for user data in Hong Kong, “pending further assessment of the National Security Law, including formal human rights due diligence and consultations with international human rights experts. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 07

Facebook, others block requests on Hong Kong user data

Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, Google and Twitter say they will deny law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong as they assess the effect of a new national security law enacted last week
July 07
FILE - This March 29, 2018, file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Social media site and messaging services Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram will suspend processing law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong, as they assess the impact of the new national security law enacted in the city last week. Facebook and its popular messaging app subsidiary WhatsApp said in separate statements Monday, July 6, 2020, that they would pause the review of government requests for user data in Hong Kong, “pending further assessment of the National Security Law, including formal human rights due diligence and consultations with international human rights experts. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 06

Uber buys Postmates, ups delivery game in $2.65 billion deal

Uber has acquired Postmates in a $2.65 billion all-stock deal, expanding its footprint in the fiercely competitive delivery market
July 06
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, a restaurant advertises Uber Eats in the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Miami. Some app-based delivery companies have announced hiring sprees to cope with a surge in orders from millions of people stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Uber has an internal app that helps its ride-hailing drivers find work for Uber Eats and other jobs. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
July 06

Fossils reveal dinosaur forerunner smaller than a cellphone

Scientists have discovered a pocket sized dinosaur forerunner that was just 4 inches tall
July 06
This illustration provided by the American Museum of Natural History in July 2020 depicts a Kongonaphon kely, a newly described reptile near the ancestry of dinosaurs and pterosaurs, shown to scale with human hands. Kongonaphon lived roughly 237 million years ago. (Frank Ippolito/American Museum of Natural History)
July 06

Waste-watching: Sewage can help track pandemic virus trends

Research is indicating that sewage can help reveal trends in pandemic virus outbreaks, and health officials are taking note
July 06
In this undated photo provided by Biobot in June 2020 technicians take a sewage sample. Across the U.S. and in Europe, researchers and health officials say they can track the course of a community outbreak by studying the waste flushed from its bathrooms. And that can provide a valuable addition to public health tools, they say. (Biobot via AP)
July 06

Uber buys Postmates for $2.65 billion as food delivery companies try to survive a crowded, intensely competitive field

Uber buys Postmates for $2.65 billion as food delivery companies try to survive a crowded, intensely competitive field
July 06
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, a restaurant advertises Uber Eats in the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Miami. Some app-based delivery companies have announced hiring sprees to cope with a surge in orders from millions of people stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Uber has an internal app that helps its ride-hailing drivers find work for Uber Eats and other jobs. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
July 06

Uber buys Postmates for $2.65 billion as food delivery companies try to survive a crowded, intensely competitive field

Uber buys Postmates for $2.65 billion as food delivery companies try to survive a crowded, intensely competitive field
July 06
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, a restaurant advertises Uber Eats in the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Miami. Some app-based delivery companies have announced hiring sprees to cope with a surge in orders from millions of people stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Uber has an internal app that helps its ride-hailing drivers find work for Uber Eats and other jobs. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
July 06

Uber is buying food delivery app Postmates

The company hopes the new deal will expand its on-demand food delivery service.
July 06
VIDEO: Uber is buying food delivery app Postmates
July 06

India bans TikTok, other Chinese apps amid border standoff

India is banning dozens of Chinese apps amid a military standoff in the remote Karakoram mountain border region
July 06
FILE - This Feb. 25, 2020, photo shows the icon for TikTok taken in New York. India is banning 59 apps with Chinese links, saying their activities endanger the country’s sovereignty, defense and security. India’s decision comes as its troops are in a tense standoff with Chinese soldiers in eastern Ladakh in the Himalayas that started last month. India lost 20 soldiers in a June 15 clash. The government says the banned apps include TikTok, UC Browser, WeChat and Bigo Live, as well as the e-commerce platforms Club Factory and Shein, that are used in mobile and non-mobile devices connected to the Internet.(AP Photo, File)
July 05

Indians keep their distance in mass tree planting campaign

More than 2 million people have gathered in northern India while trying to practice social distancing to plant 250 million trees as part of a government plan to tackle climate change
July 05
July 05

White-throated sparrows' new tune 'going viral'

Researchers speculate that female sparrows may be attracted to it.
July 05
Researchers have discovered white-throated sparrows singing a new tune.
July 03

Geofence warrants to be tested in Virginia bank robbery case

A controversial investigative technique is getting its first real legal test in a federal courtroom in Richmond, where a judge is being asked to toss out evidence gathered through a geofence warrant in a Virginia bank robbery
July 03
In this June 11, 2020, photo provided by Samuel Jones, his friend Zachary McCoy pauses on his bicycle in Gainesville, Fla. Local authorities considered McCoy a suspect in a house burglary because his Google location data showed he was near the house three times on the day the burglary occurred. McCoy said he rides his bike by the house regularly for exercise. Authorities were using geofence search warrants that allow law enforcement to gather data from Google on cellphone users and other devices near the scene of a crime. (Samuel Jones via AP)
July 03

Advocacy groups try to stop Google’s Fitbit acquisition

Plus: Kobe Bryant's image will be featured on the cover of upcoming "Mamba Forever" 2K21 games and Captain America’s available in the Fortnite store.
July 03
VIDEO: 20 advocacy groups attempt to block Google from purchasing Fitbit
July 03

Want to be able to edit your Tweets? Convince 'everyone' to wear a mask

Earlier this year, CEO Jack Dorsey said, "we'll probably never do it."
July 03
The Twitter logo is seen on a phone in this photo illustration in Washington, DC, on July 10, 2019.
July 03

UN agency: North Europe radiation likely linked to reactor

The U.N. nuclear agency says that slightly elevated levels of radioactivity detected in northern Europe likely were related to a nuclear reactor that was either operating or undergoing maintenance, but it’s still unclear where it is located
July 03
July 02

Disney develops face-swap technology

The program can swap in multiple faces with studio-level quality.
July 02
The program can swap in multiple faces with studio-level quality.
July 02

Fish more vulnerable to warming water than first thought

A new study has scientists more worried about survival of the world's fish species with global warming
July 02
This 2014 microscope photo provided by Dr. F. Dahlke shows 1.5 mm diameter eggs of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Global warming looks like it will be a far bigger problem for the world’s fish species than scientists first thought, since a study led by Dahlke released on Thursday, July 2, 2020 shows that when fish are spawning or are embryos they are far more vulnerable to hotter water. (Dr. F. Dahlke via AP)
July 02

Are voting machines safe from hackers?

Professional hackers say election infrastructure is a bigger security concern than voting machines.
July 02
Professional hackers say election infrastructure is a bigger security concern than voting machines.
July 02

Black worker files discrimination complaint against Facebook

A Black Facebook employee, joined by two others who were denied jobs at the social network, has filed a complaint against the company, saying it discriminates against Black workers and applicants in hiring, evaluations, promotions and pay
July 02
FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook has removed hundreds more social media accounts that it says belonged to members of two different white supremacy groups. The company announced the takedowns on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, saying it had removed more than 900 accounts from Facebook and Instagram affiliated with the Proud Boys and American Guard, two hate groups already banned from their platforms. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 02

Big tech heads to Capitol Hill

The CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google will appear before a House panel investigating possible anti-competitive practices online.
July 02
VIDEO:  Big tech heads to Capitol Hill
July 02

Yellowstone park to reconsider controversial bison plan

Federal officials plan to reconsider how they manage Yellowstone National Park’s wild bison herds following longstanding complaints over the thousands of animals killed by hunters or captured and slaughtered as they attempt to migrate into Montana
July 02
July 01

California sues Cisco for bias based on Indian caste system

California regulators have sued Cisco Systems for discriminating against an engineer at the company's headquarters because he is a Dalit Indian
July 01
FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo, the Cisco logo appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. California regulators have sued Cisco Systems for discriminating against an engineer at the company's headquarters because he is a Dalit Indian. India’s caste system has long placed Dalits at the bottom of a social hierarchy. California's lawsuit says Cisco broke the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 01

Workers: Tesla threatens firing if they don't return to jobs

Some Tesla workers and labor activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to the company’s California factory since it reopened because they're afraid of catching the coronavirus
July 01
FILE - This Tuesday, May 12, 2020, file photo shows the Tesla plant, in Fremont, Calif. Some Tesla workers and labor activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to the company’s California factory since it reopened because they're afraid of catching the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
July 01

A pinch where it hurts: Can Facebook weather the ad boycott?

On Wednesday, more than 500 companies kicked off an advertising boycott intended to pressure Facebook into taking a stronger stand against hate speech
July 01
FILE - In this March 25, 2015 file photo CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives the keynote address during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco. Britain's competition watchdog The Competition and Markets Authority took aim at the U.S. tech giants in a report Wednesday July 1, 2020, wanting new rules to foster competition in digital advertising markets and rein in the industry's dominant players, Google and Facebook. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, FILE)
July 01

Astronauts perform 2nd spacewalk to swap station batteries

Astronauts have completed their second spacewalk in under a week to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station
July 01
In this image taken from NASA video, commander Chris Cassidy, right, and NASA astronaut Bob Behnken perform their second spacewalk in under a week Wednesday, July 1, 2020, to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station. (NASA via AP)
July 01

Launch of NASA Mars rover delayed again, 2 weeks left to fly

NASA has delayed the launch of its newest Mars rover yet again, this time for a rocket issue
July 01
FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo made available by NASA, engineers watch the first driving test for the Mars 2020 rover Perseverance. in a clean room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. NASA has delayed the launch of its newest Mars rover yet again because of rocket issues. The space agency has until mid-August to send the Perseverance rover to the red planet to look for signs of ancient microscopic life, before having to wait until 2022. Managers are now targeting no earlier than July 30 for a liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida, eating up half of the month-long launch window. (J. Krohn/NASA via AP, File)
July 01

Celebrating World UFO Day

The July 2 celebration aims to bring awareness to the concept of unidentified flying objects and hopes to encourage governments worldwide to declassify any relevant information on the subject.
July 01
The July 2 celebration aims to bring awareness to the concept of unidentified flying objects and hopes to encourage governments worldwide to declassify any relevant information on the subject.