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2 hours ago

China's Baidu races Waymo, GM to develop self-driving cars

Baidu Inc. is China's highest-profile competitor in a multibillion-dollar race with Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo and General Motors Co.'s Cruise to create self-driving cars
2 hours ago
A technician monitors the self-driving taxi developed by tech giant Baidu Inc. on June 14, 2022, in Beijing. Baidu Inc. is China's highest-profile competitor in a multibillion-dollar race with Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo and General Motors Co.'s Cruise to create self-driving cars. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
3 hours ago

Permanent party ban at Airbnb properties

The ban was put in place during the pandemic.
3 hours ago
VIDEO:  Permanent party ban at Airbnb properties
June 29

Italian surgeon gets his sentence appealed in Sweden case

Swedish prosecutors have appealed a sentence given to an Italian surgeon who was prosecuted for causing bodily harm during experimental stem-cell windpipe transplants
June 29
FILE - Dr. Paolo Macchiarini attends a press conference announcing what he called the successful transplant of windpipes using innovative stem cell tissue regeneration, in Florence, Italy, Friday, July 30, 2010. Swedish prosecutors on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 appealed a sentence given to Macchiarini who was put on trial for causing bodily harm during experimental stem-cell windpipe transplants on three patients who died. (AP Photo/Lorenzo Galassi, File)
June 28

Instagram hides some posts that mention abortion

Instagram is blocking posts that mention abortion from public view, in some cases requiring users to confirm their age before letting them view posts offering information about the procedure
June 28
FILE - The Instagram app is displayed on a computer on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in New York. Instagram is blocking posts that mention abortion from public view, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in some cases requiring its users to confirm their age before letting them view posts that offer up information about the procedure. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
June 28

Siemens investing in Volkswagen's Electrify America

The German industrial company Siemens will invest more than $100 million in a network of electric vehicle charging stations in North America operated by Volkswagen
June 28
FILE - A Electrify America Charging Station for electric vehicle is seen at Woodfield Village Green in Schaumburg, Ill., Friday, April 1, 2022. German engineering company Siemens is making an investment in Electrify America, a Volkswagen division that includes a network of electric vehicle charging stations in North America. Electrify America said Tuesday, June 28, 2022, that Siemens is its first outside investor and will have a board seat. Siemens will contribute a low triple-digit million dollar amount, with media reports pegging it at more than $100 million. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File
June 28

NASA hopes New Zealand launch will pave way for moon landing

NASA wants to experiment with a new orbit around the moon.
June 28
In this photo released by Rocket Lab, Rocket Lab's Electron rocket sits on the launch pad on the Mahia peninsula in New Zealand on May 17, 2022. NASA plans to send up a satellite to track a new orbit around the moon which it hopes to use in the coming years to once again land astronauts on the lunar surface. (Rocket Lab via AP)
June 28

G-7 aims to create club of nations to boost climate action

Members of the Group of Seven major economies pledged Tuesday to create a new “climate club" that for nations that wants to take more ambitious action to tackle global warming
June 28
Leaders attend a working session pictured through a window glass, during the G7 leaders summit, at Bavaria's Schloss Elmau castle, in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Tuesday, June 28, 2022 on the last day of the G7 Summit. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Photo via AP)
June 28

Amazon is reportedly gearing up for a second Prime Day

This would mark the first time Amazon would hold two exclusive events within the same year.
June 28
VIDEO:  Amazon is reportedly gearing up for a second Prime Day
June 28

Explorers find WWII Navy ship, deepest wreck discovered

Explorers say they found the wreckage of the USS Samuel B
June 28
In this Wednesday, June 22, 2022, image provided by Caladan Oceanic, the three-tube torpedo launcher that was part of the USS Samuel B. Roberts can be seen underwater off the Philippines in the Western Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Navy destroyer that engaged a superior Japanese fleet in the largest sea battle of World War II in the Philippines has become the deepest wreck to be discovered, according to explorers. (Caladan Oceanic via AP)
June 27

The most optimal Zoom background, straight from the Room Rater experts

ABC News' Alex Presha got some pointers from the pros behind Room Rater, whose rating system for video conference backgrounds took the internet by storm during the pandemic.
June 27
VIDEO: The most optimal Zoom background, straight from the Room Rater experts
June 27

Instagram and Facebook remove posts offering abortion pills

Facebook and Instagram have begun promptly removing posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to access them following a Supreme Court decision that stripped away constitutional protections for the procedure
June 27
FILE - The drug misoprostol sits on a gynecological table at Casa Fusa, a health center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Facebook and Instagram have begun promptly removing posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to access them following a Supreme Court decision that stripped away constitutional protections for the procedure. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
June 27

Pennsylvania House targets colleges' fetal research in bill

A proposal is advancing in the Pennsylvania Legislature to require the four state-related universities to promise they are not conducting research or experiments with fetal tissue from elective abortions
June 27
June 27

Company buying Trump's social media app faces subpoenas

The company planning to buy Donald Trump’s new social media business disclosed Monday that it has received subpoenas from a federal grand jury in New York
June 27
FILE - In this July 24, 2021, file photo former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a gathering in Phoenix. The company planning to buy Donald Trump’s new social media business disclosed Monday, June 27, 2022 that it has received subpoenas from a grand jury in New York. Shares of Digital World Acquisition Corp. dropped 7% in morning trading Monday as the company reported that the subpoenas and related investigations by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission could delay its acquisition of the maker of Trump’s Truth Social app. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
June 27

Why captions are suddenly everywhere and how they got there

People with hearing loss have long adopted technology to navigate the world, especially since hearing aids are expensive and inaccessible to many
June 27
Chelle Wyatt uses her cell phone with the Otter app Friday, April 15, 2022, in Salt Lake City. People with hearing loss have adopted technology to navigate the world, especially as hearing aids are expensive and inaccessible to many. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 27

Apple is reportedly on verge of launching new device

Consumers this fall can reportedly expect to see four new iPhone 14 models, a trio of updated watches and refreshed AirPods Pro.
June 27
VIDEO: Apple is reportedly on verge of launching new device
June 26

Explorers find WWII Navy destroyer, deepest wreck discovered

Explorers say they found the wreckage of the USS Samuel B
June 26
In this Wednesday, June 22, 2022, image provided by Caladan Oceanic, the three-tube torpedo launcher that was part of the USS Samuel B. Roberts can be seen underwater off the Philippines in the Western Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Navy destroyer that engaged a superior Japanese fleet in the largest sea battle of World War II in the Philippines has become the deepest wreck to be discovered, according to explorers. (Caladan Oceanic via AP)
June 26

'Biblical' insect swarms spur Oregon push to fight pests

Oregon farmers are fighting against future grasshopper and cricket infestations.
June 26
April Aamodt holds a Mormon cricket in her hand in Blalock Canyon near Arlington, Ore. on Friday, June 17, 2022. Aamodt is involved in local outreach for Mormon cricket surveying. (AP Photo/Claire Rush)
June 24

NASA asteroid mission on hold due to late software delivery

NASA's plan to explore a strange metal asteroid is on hold
June 24
FILE - Technicians work on the Psyche spacecraft at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, April 11, 2022, in Pasadena, Calif. NASA put an asteroid mission on hold Friday, June 24, 2022, blaming the late delivery of its own navigation software. The Psyche mission to a strange metal asteroid of the same name was supposed to launch this September or October. But the agency’s Jet Propulsion Lab was several months late writing and delivering its software for navigation, guidance and control. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 24

Toyota recalls electric car for faulty wheel that may detach

Toyota is recalling 2,700 of its bZ4X crossover vehicles globally for wheel bolts that could become loose, in a major setback for the Japanese automaker’s ambitions to roll out electric cars
June 24
FILE - A logo of Toyota Motor Corp. at a dealer Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Tokyo. Toyota is recalling 2,700 bZ4X crossover vehicles globally for wheel bolts that could become loose, in a major setback for the Japanese automaker’s ambitions to roll out electric cars. Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday, June 24, the cause is still under investigation, but the whole wheel could come off, risking a crash. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
June 23

NASA: Give us back our moon dust and cockroaches

NASA wants its moon dust and cockroaches back
June 23
June 23

NASA wraps up moon rocket test; to set launch date after fix

A date for the first flight will be set after a leak is fixed, the agency said.
June 23
In this photo provided by NASA, NASA’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion crew capsule are seen on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Monday, June 20, 2022. NASA fueled the rocket for the first time on Monday and completed a countdown test despite a fuel line leak. (NASA via AP)
June 23

Instagram tests using AI, other tools for age verification

Instagram is testing new ways to verify the age of people using its service, including a face-scanning artificial intelligence tool, having mutual friends verify their age or uploading an ID
June 23
June 23

World's biggest bacterium found in Caribbean mangrove swamp

Scientists have discovered the world’s largest bacterium in a Caribbean mangrove swamp
June 23
June 23

Turkey battles wind-driven wildfire near resort for 3rd day

Firefighting crews are battling a wind-driven wildfire that has blackened swaths of pine forest near a popular resort in southwestern Turkey and driven hundreds of people from their homes
June 23
June 23

Obama’s ‘Higher Ground’ podcast moves to Amazon’s Audible

Barack and Michelle Obama make podcasting deal with Audible.
June 23
June 22

Decades later, ‘Torso Killer’ charged in killing at NY mall

More than five decades after Diane Cusick’s lifeless body was discovered in the parking lot of a mall on New York’s Long Island, authorities have linked her death to the so-called “Torso Killer."
June 22
Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly holds a photo of Diane Cusick during an interview with The Associated Press, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Mineola, N.Y. More than 50 years after a woman was found dead in her car at a mall on Long Island, authorities prosecutors are expected to announce that DNA evidence has linked the slaying to Richard Cottingham, a serial killer who has been connected to 11 murders in New York and New Jersey between 1965 and 1980. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 22

American Airlines testing face-scanning at DFW Airport

American Airlines says passengers with PreCheck can now pass through security checkpoints at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport with a face scan and phone app
June 22
June 22

Space chief hopes for 'Kennedy moment' from European leaders

The head of the European Space Agency says Russia's invasion of Ukraine highlights the need for the continent to become less dependent on other nations
June 22
Director General of the European Space Agency Josef Aschbacher attends a press conference of the ESA as part of the ILA Berlin Air Show in Schoenefeld near Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The Berlin Air Show takes place from June 22 until June 26, 2022 at the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport fairground close to the airport Berlin Brandenburg (BER). (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
June 22

Mexico scientist gets 4 years for spying for Russia in Miami

A prominent Mexican scientist who led a double life with two families on separate continents and was co-opted by Russian agents into surveilling a U.S. government informant residing in Miami has been sentenced to four years and one day in federal prison
June 22
June 22

The Obamas’ production company moving from Spotify to Audible

Their company, Higher Ground, produces podcasts for both the former president and first lady, as well as for Bruce Springsteen.
June 22
VIDEO: The Obamas’ production company moving from Spotify to Audible
June 22

Europe wildfire risk heightened by early heat waves, drought

Extended drought conditions in several Mediterranean countries, a heat wave last week that reached northern Germany and high fuel costs for aircraft needed to fight wildfires have heightened concerns across Europe this summer
June 22
A firefighter works in front of flames during a wildfire in the Sierra de la Culebra in the Zamora Provence on Saturday June 18, 2022. Spain is breathing a sigh of relief as a sharp drop in temperatures is helping firefighters contain wildfires across the country that destroyed tens of thousands of acres of wooded land. But it’s still only June. Extended drought conditions in several Mediterranean countries, a heat wave last week that reached northern Germany and high fuel costs needed to operate firefighting aircraft have already heightened concerns across Europe this summer. (Emilio Fraile/Europa Press via AP)
June 21

Tribal leaders and feds reestablish Bears Ears Commission

Federal officials and tribal nations have formally reestablished a commission to jointly govern the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah
June 21
FILE - The "House on Fire" ruins in Mule Canyon, which is part of Bears Ears National Monument, near Blanding, Utah, is seen June 22, 2016. Federal officials and tribal nations have formally reestablished a commission to jointly govern the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
June 21

Facebook and US sign deal to end discriminatory housing ads

The Justice Department says Facebook will change its algorithms to prevent discriminatory housing advertising as its parent company subjects itself to court oversight in a response to a U.S. lawsuit
June 21
FILE - Facebook's Meta logo sign is seen at the company headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. on Oct. 28, 2021. According to a report released Thursday, June 9, 2022, Facebook and parent company Meta once again failed to detect blatant, violent hate speech in advertisements submitted to the platform by the nonprofit groups Global Witness and Foxglove. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
June 21

Google exec to UN: Ukraine 'a crystal ball' for info warfare

A Google executive is warning the U.N. Security Council Tuesday that cyberattacks, disinformation and other forms of information warfare being waged in Ukraine are a “crystal ball” for future problems elsewhere
June 21
Jared Cohen, founder and CEO of Jigsaw at Alphabet Inc and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, speaks during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on maintenance of peace and security in Ukraine, Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
June 21

Google exec to UN: Ukraine 'a crystal ball' for info warfare

A Google executive is warning the U.N. Security Council Tuesday that cyberattacks, disinformation and other forms of information warfare being waged in Ukraine are a “crystal ball” for future problems elsewhere
June 21
Jared Cohen, founder and CEO of Jigsaw at Alphabet Inc and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, speaks during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on maintenance of peace and security in Ukraine, Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
June 21

S. Korea runs 1st successful homegrown space rocket launch

South Korea says it has conducted its first successful satellite launch using a domestically developed rocket
June 21
The Nuri rocket, the first domestically built space rocket, lifts off from a launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. South Korea launched its first domestically built space rocket on Tuesday in the country's second attempt, months after its earlier liftoff failed to place a payload into orbit. (Kim In-chul/Yonhap via AP)
June 21

Elon Musk's $44 billion Twitter deal gets board endorsement

Twitter’s board is recommending that shareholders approve the proposed $44 billion sale of the company to billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk
June 21
ARCHIVO - Elon Musk, director ejecutivo de Tesla, acude a la inauguración de la fábrica de Tesla Berlin Brandenburg en Gruenheide, Alemania, el 22 de marzo de 2022. (Patrick Pleul/Pool vía AP, archivo)
June 21

Trial of former Theranos exec Sunny Balwani nears end

A jury on Tuesday is scheduled to hear closing arguments in the trial of Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, the former Theranos official charged with teaming up with his secret lover, CEO Elizabeth Holmes, to carry out a massive fraud
June 21
FILE - Former Theranos executive Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, right, stands near his legal team outside Robert F. Peckham U.S. Courthouse in San Jose, Calif., on March 1, 2022. A jury on Tuesday, June 21 is scheduled to hear closing arguments in the trial of Balwani, the former Theranos officer charged with teaming up with his secret lover, CEO Elizabeth Holmes, to carry out a massive fraud. (AP Photo/Michael Liedtke, File)
June 21

Former employees file lawsuit against Tesla for allegedly violating federal law

Two employees are claiming the company laid them off without giving required advance notice.
June 21
VIDEO:  Former employees file lawsuit against Tesla for allegedly violating federal law
June 20

NASA fuels moon rocket for 1st time in countdown rehearsal

NASA has fueled its huge moon rocket for the first time and completed a countdown test despite a fuel line leak
June 20
This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and and the Orion space capsule on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Maxar Technologies via AP)
June 20

Arizona wildfires sweep land rich with signs of ancient life

Wildfires in northern Arizona are crossing land rich with signs of human existence through centuries
June 20
This photo shows the remains of a multilevel stone dwelling at Wupatki National Monument outside Flagstaff, Arizona, on Feb. 17, 2014. The monument has been evacuated twice during spring 2022 because of wildfires. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
June 20

Cooler weather helps Spain with fires; rain helps in Germany

Cooler temperatures are helping firefighters stabilize a wildfire in northwestern Spain that reports say is the biggest on record in the country
June 20
A firefighter works in the San Martin de Unx area in northern Spain, Sunday, June 19, 2022. Firefighters in Spain are struggling to contain wildfires in several parts of the country which as been suffering an unusual heat wave for this time of the year. (AP Photo/Miguel Oses)
June 20

Maryland Apple store votes to unionize

It is the first of Apple's 270 US stores to do so and union leaders said workers at about 10% percent of Apple’s locations have expressed interest in unionizing.
June 20
VIDEO: Maryland Apple store votes to unionize
June 19

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake shakes central Taiwan coast

It was felt across most of the island of 24 million people.
June 19
June 19

Maryland Apple workers face hurdles after vote to unionize

The historic vote by employees of a Maryland Apple store to unionize — a first for the technology giant — is a significant step in a lengthy process that labor experts say is heavily stacked against workers in favor of their employers
June 19
FILE - The Apple logo adorns the facade of a retail store. More than 100 employees of an Apple store in a suburb of Baltimore voted to unionize by a nearly 2-to-1 margin Saturday, June 18, 2022, joining a growing U.S. push across tech, retail and service industries to organize for greater workplace protections, a union said. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 19

Spain, Germany battle wildfires amid unusual heat wave

Firefighters in Spain and Germany area struggling to contain wildfires amid an unusual heat wave in Western Europe for this time of year
June 19
A firefighter works in front of flames during a wildfire in the Sierra de la Culebra in the Zamora Provence on Saturday June 18, 2022. Thousands of hectares of wooded hill land in northwestern Spain have been burnt by a wildfire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from nearby villages. Officials said the blaze in the Sierra de Culebra mountain range started Wednesday during a dry electric storm. (Emilio Fraile/Europa Press via AP)