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  • China auto show highlights industry’s electric ambitions

    BEIJING (AP) — The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China’s ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry’s multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers. Auto China 2018, which opens this week, follows Beijing’s decision to allow full foreign ownership of Chinese […]
  • Robot designed for faster, safer uranium plant pipe cleanup

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio crews cleaning up a massive former Cold War-era uranium enrichment plant in Ohio plan this summer to deploy a high-tech helper: an autonomous, radiation-measuring robot that will roll through miles of large overhead pipes to spot potentially hazardous residual uranium. Officials say it’s safer, more accurate and tremendously faster than […]
  • After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has taken the lion’s share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it’s far from alone. YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in more videos, posts and pages than any set […]
  • California regulators investigating worker safety at Tesla

    FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Workplace safety regulators say they are investigating two incidents at automaker Tesla’s factory in Northern California. The New York Times reported Friday that the investigations come after the Center for Investigative Reporting catalogued a series of workplace injuries at Tesla. California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health said Friday that it […]
  • Environmentalists ask court to restore oil-gas emission rule

    DENVER (AP) — Environmentalists are asking an appeals court to reinstate a rule restricting harmful methane emissions on U.S. lands, at least temporarily. Attorneys for 13 groups on Friday asked a federal appeals court in Denver to block an order by a lower court that halted the regulation. The rule required energy companies to capture […]
  • Legendary scientist at lab that developed atomic bomb dies

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Scientist Nerses “Krik” Krikorian, who was born a refugee and later became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed, has died. He was 97. Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory confirmed that Krikorian died Wednesday at his home in Los Alamos, the mountain […]
  • Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world’s plastic pollution problem. The problem is so large, though, that scientists say that’s not nearly enough. Australian scientists Denise Hardesty and Chris Wilcox estimate, using trash collected on U.S. coastlines during cleanups over five years, […]
  • Texas appeals court dismisses revenge porn law

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court says a state law that punishes those who post intimate images from previous or current relationships online without consent is unconstitutional. The 12th Court of Appeals in Tyler ruled Wednesday that the revenge porn law violates the U.S. Constitution by restricting expression based on the content of […]
  • UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief’s phone, email

    LONDON (AP) — A British teenager has been sentenced to two years in a youth detention center for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of “cyber-terrorism.” Prosecutors say Kane Gamble conned call centers during 2015-16 into revealing information that got him into the accounts […]
  • Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks

    NEW YORK (AP) — An audit of Facebook’s privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users — raising questions about the usefulness of such audits. Facebook agreed to outside audits every two years […]
  • Slumping tech companies weigh on US stocks

    A steep slide in technology companies weighed on U.S. stocks Friday, pulling the market lower for the second day in a row. Losses among retailers, packaged food and beverage makers and other consumer goods companies also helped weigh down the market. Banks rose as bond yields continued to climb, reflecting increasing investor concerns of higher […]
  • Markets Right Now: Slumping tech stocks weigh on US indexes

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. A slump in big technology stocks helped pull U.S. indexes lower on Wall Street, extending the market’s modest losses from a day earlier. Apple lost 4.1 percent Friday, its third loss in a row. Health care stocks and consumer […]
  • SunTrust says ex-worker may have stolen data on 1.5M clients

    NEW YORK (AP) — SunTrust Banks Inc. says accounts for 1.5 million clients could be compromised following a potential case of data theft. The Atlanta bank said Friday that a former employee may have stolen the data and an investigation is ongoing. Compromised information could include names, addresses, phone numbers and account balances. SunTrust says […]
  • Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

    TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain. Mount Io spewed smoke and ash high into the sky Thursday in its first eruption since 1768. Japan’s Meteorological Agency on Friday expanded a no-go zone to the […]
  • As doors close in the US, China’s Huawei shifts to Europe

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — As trade disputes simmer, Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, the No. 3 smartphone brand, is shifting its growth efforts toward Europe and Asia in the face of mounting obstacles in the U.S. market. Shenzhen-based Huawei, the world’s largest maker of telecoms equipment, has long coveted access to the U.S. but recently laid […]