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Japan's Mitsubishi, energy body join Gates' nuclear project

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency say they have signed an agreement to participate in a next-generation nuclear energy project with TerraPower, a company started by Bill Gates
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Ghostly monkey, succulent bamboo among new species in Mekong

A monkey with ghostly white circles around its eyes is among 224 new species listed in the World Wildlife Fund's latest update on the Mekong region
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In this undated photo, a Popa langur moves along a forest floor. The Popa langur is among 224 new species listed in the World Wildlife Fund's latest update on the Mekong region. The conservation group's report released Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, highlights the need to protect the rich biodiversity and habitats in the region, which includes Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. (World Wildlife Foundation via AP)
January 26

EU court annuls Intel's 2009 billion euro antitrust fine

Chipmaker Intel scored a decisive legal victory.
January 26
FILE - An Intel logo on the box containing an HP desktop computer on sale at a Costco in Pittsburgh, Jan. 1, 2018. Chipmaker Intel scored a decisive legal victory Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in a long-running battle against European Union competition watchdogs after a court reversed itself and threw out a billion euro antitrust fine issued more than a decade ago. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 26

SpaceX rocket segment on course to hit the moon

The rocket was launched seven years ago and is expected to crash into the moon in March.
January 26
The rocket was launched seven years ago and is expected to crash into the moon in March.
January 26

‘Sold by Amazon’ program ends following state investigation

Amazon will end its “Sold by Amazon” program after an investigation by Washington state’s attorney general found it was anticompetitive and violated antitrust laws
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Los Angeles City Council approves phaseout of oil drilling

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a measure to ban new oil and gas wells and phase out existing ones
January 26
FILE - Q.C. Kelker, 83, stands at her home across the street from the Jefferson oil drill site Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles doesn't have pumpjacks dotting a desolate desert like western Texas. Its oil and gas operations are near places where people live and gather. On Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, the Los Angeles City Council approved a measure to ban new oil and gas wells and phase out existing ones. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 26

SpaceX rocket segment on course to hit the moon 7 years after it launched

The crash likely will occur on the far side of the moon on March 4.
January 26
A SpaceX Falcon9 rocket blasts off the launch pad, Feb. 11, 2015, carrying the NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft.
January 26

General Motors to add 8,000 technical workers this year

General Motors says it wants to add more than 8,000 technical workers this year
January 26
FILE - This Oct. 16, 2019, file photo shows a sign at a General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pa. General Motors says, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, it wants to fill more than 8,000 technical job openings this year. The Detroit automaker is looking for software, computer, mechanical and electrical engineers, as well as battery engineers, cybersecurity experts and others. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
January 26

Hot stuff: Lab hits milestone on long road to fusion power

Scientists say they have been able to spark a fusion reaction that briefly sustained itself, a significant milestone on the long path to fusion power
January 26
This illustration provided by the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory depicts a target pellet inside a hohlraum capsule with laser beams entering through openings on either end. The beams compress and heat the target to the necessary conditions for nuclear fusion to occur. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory via AP)
January 26

Americans' trust in science now deeply polarized, poll shows

Republicans’ faith in science is falling as Democrats rely on it even more, with a trust gap in science and medicine widening substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic
January 26
FILE - People march alongside the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool before a rally against COVID-19 vaccine mandates, Jan. 23, 2022, in Washington. Republicans' faith in science is falling as Democrats rely on it even more with a trust gap in science and medicine widening substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic, new survey data shows. It’s the largest gap in nearly five decades of polling by the General Social Survey, a widely respected trend survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago that has been measuring confidence in institutions since 1972. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 26

Report: Ghostly monkey among 224 new Mekong region species

A monkey with ghostly white circles around its eyes is among 224 new species listed in the World Wildlife Fund's latest update on the Mekong region
January 26
In this undated photo, a Doi Phu Kha newt sits on a branch. The Doi Phu Kha newt is among 224 new species listed in the World Wildlife Fund's latest update on the Mekong region. The conservation group's report released Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, highlights the need to protect the rich biodiversity and habitats in the region, which includes Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. (World Wildlife Foundation via AP)
January 26

Baby whale genetic testing may help save species, study says

Authors of a new scientific study say greater reliance on genetic testing of baby whales and their mothers may help save a rare species from extinction
January 26
FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, a North Atlantic right whale feeds on the surface of Cape Cod Bay off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. Authors of a new scientific study published in January 2022 say greater reliance on genetic testing of baby whales and their mothers may help save the rare species from extinction. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
January 26

Why Americans should care about the global chip shortage as it upends the economy

"It is both an economic and national security imperative to solve this crisis."
January 26
An image of a semiconductor chip at the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) Museum of Innovation in Hsinchu, Taiwan on Jan. 11, 2022. TSMC reported a sixth straight quarter of record sales, buoyed by unrelenting demand by Apple Inc. and other customers for chips produced by the worlds largest foundry.
January 25

US plans more wild horse roundups this year than ever before

The U.S. government plans to capture more wild horses on federal lands this year than ever before
January 25
FILE - A livestock helicopter pilot rounds up wild horses from the Fox & Lake Herd Management Area on July 13, 2008, in Washoe County, Nev., near the town on Empire, Nev. The U.S. government plans to capture more wild horses on federal lands this year than ever before, drawing sharp criticism from mustang advocates who hoped the Biden administration would curtail widespread gathers of thousands of horses annually across the West. (AP Photo/Brad Horn, File)
January 25

Microsoft profits up 21%, giving cushion for gaming push

Demand for Microsoft’s cloud-computing services and work software helped boost its quarterly profits by 21% as the pandemic continued to keep many office workers at home
January 25
A sign for Microsoft offices, Thursday, May 6, 2021 in New York. Microsoft stunned the gaming industry when it announced, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, it would buy game publisher Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, a deal that would immediately make it a larger video-game company than Nintendo. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 25

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible best-sellers for week ending Jan. 21
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The top 10 books on the Apple Store for week ending 1/23/22
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Apple-Apps-Top-10 for week ending 1/23/2022
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Apple movies for week ending 1-23-22
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Number of data breaches rose in 2021

2021 was a record year for cyberattacks, according to one report.
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VIDEO:  Number of data breaches rose in 2021
January 24

Internet to Tonga's main island could be restored in 2 weeks

Tonga’s main island could have its internet service restored within two weeks, although it may take much longer to repair the connection to the smaller islands
January 24
In this photo released by the Tonga Red Cross Society, Red Cross teams set up a temporary shelter in Kanokupolu, western Tongatapu, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, as the Tonga island group grapples with the aftermath from the recent underwater volcanic eruption. (Tonga Red Cross Society via AP)
January 24

New space telescope reaches final stop million miles out

The world's biggest and most powerful space telescope has reached its final destination 1 million miles away
January 24
FILE - This 2015 artist's rendering provided by Northrop Grumman via NASA shows the James Webb Space Telescope. On Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, the world’s biggest and most powerful space telescope reached its final destination 1 million miles away, one month after launching on a quest to behold the dawn of the universe. (Northrop Grumman/NASA via AP)
January 24

Facebook parent Meta creates powerful AI supercomputer

Facebook's parent company Meta says it has created what it believes is among the fastest artificial intelligence supercomputers running today
January 24
Facebook employees take a photo with the company's new name and logo outside its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Oct. 28, 2021. Facebook’s parent company Meta on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 said it has created what it believes is among the fastest artificial intelligence supercomputers running today. The social media giant said it hopes the machine will help lay the groundwork for its building of the metaverse, a virtual reality construct intended to supplant the internet as we know it today. Facebook said it believes the computer will be the fastest in the world once it is fully built around the middle of the year. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
January 24

Lee Enterprises asks investors to help fight off hedge fund

Newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises is asking its shareholders to help it fight off a hostile takeover offer from “vulture hedge fund” Alden Global Capital
January 24
FILE - The Omaha World Herald building is seen in downtown Omaha, Neb. Nov. 30, 2011. Newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises is asking its shareholders to help it fight off a hostile takeover offer from Alden Global Capital. The publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Buffalo News and dozens of other newspapers, including nearly every daily newspaper in Nebraska, sent a letter to shareholders Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 asking them to support its board nominees in the dispute with Alden. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
January 24

Some iPhone 13 users say device screens randomly go pink

Apple is advising users to backup their data and to update their software.
January 24
VIDEO: Some iPhone 13 users reported that screens of their devices randomly go pink
January 24

Australian prime minister loses control of WeChat account

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has lost control of his Chinese-owned social media platform WeChat account and a lawmaker has accused China’s leaders of political interference
January 24
FILE - Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivers an address, during the COP26 Summit, at the SECC in Glasgow, Scotland, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. A newspaper has reported Morrison’s account on Chinese-owned social media platform WeChat has been taken over and renamed. Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported Morrison’s 76,000 WeChat followers were notified his page has been renamed “Australian Chinese new life” earlier this month. The change was made without the government’s knowledge. (Ian Forsyth/Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 23

Here's how scientists are using machine learning to listen to fish

"I get to spy on critters in the ocean, without disturbing them."
January 23
In this undated file photo, a school of tropical fish swim in the South Pacific Ocean.
January 23

All 100 lab monkeys accounted for after several escape crash

Federal authorities say the last of the escaped monkeys from a Pennsylvania highway crash of a truck towing a trailer load of the animals has been accounted for
January 23
January 22

As Biden struggles, Harris touts California wildfire aid

Vice President Kamala Harris returned to her home state during challenging times for the White House to highlight funding for federal wildfire programs
January 22
FILE - Then California State Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks to California Democrats at the California Democrats State Convention in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Vice President Kamala Harris is returning to California to highlight federal wildfire programs. Harris will be in San Bernardino on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, to spotlight federal dollars for disaster relief, including $600 million from the Forest Service for California. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
January 21

Los Angeles weighs phasing out oil and gas drilling

Los Angeles, the second most populous U.S. city, is weighing whether to ban new oil and gas drilling and phase out hundreds of existing wells
January 21
January 21

Search on for humpback whale entangled in debris off Hawaii

A marine mammal rescue team is searching for an adult humpback whale that's entangled in debris off the coast of Hawaii
January 21
This Jan. 18, 2022 photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows heavy-gauge line removed from a humpback whale in Lihue, Hawaii . A marine mammal rescue team is looking for an adult humpback whale entangled in debris off the coast of Hawaii. (Jamie Thomton/NOAA Fisheries via AP)
January 21

US, Colorado reach proposed settlement in 2015 mine spill

Colorado, the U.S. government and a gold mining company have agreed to resolve a longstanding dispute over who’s responsible for cleanup at a Superfund site that was established after a massive 2015 spill of hazardous mine waste
January 21
FILE - Wastewater flows through a series of retention ponds built to contain and filter out heavy metals and chemicals from the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colo,. on Aug. 12, 2015. Colorado, the U.S. government and a gold mining company have agreed to resolve a longstanding dispute over who’s responsible for cleanup at a Superfund site that was established after a massive 2015 spill of hazardous mine waste. The proposed settlement announced Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, would direct $90 million to cleanup at the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Denver-based Sunnyside Gold Corp.(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
January 21

US academics use radar to help seek missing in split Cyprus

U.S. academics who help locate Holocaust mass graves and execution sites in Eastern Europe have used high-tech, ground-penetrating radar to identify potential burial sites of people who disappeared amid war and interethnic strife in Cyprus decades ago
January 21
FILE - A bulldozer and workers of Cyprus Missing Persons of the two communities work together during an excavation in a field for missing persons in the Turkish breakaway northern part of divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, May 31, 2017. U.S. academics who help locate Holocaust mass graves and execution sites in Eastern Europe have used high-tech, ground-penetrating radar to identify potential burial sites of people who disappeared amid war in Cyprus nearly a half century ago. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
January 21

Demand for Peloton bikes, treadmills fall

The CEO of Peloton denied a report that the company was idling factories.
January 21
VIDEO:  Report claims a drop in demand for Peloton products
January 20

Native American tribe, New Mexico ink water leasing deal

A Native American tribe has agreed to lease more of its water to help address dwindling supplies in the Colorado River Basin
January 20
FILE - The Colorado River in the upper River Basin is pictured in Lees Ferry, Ariz., on May 29, 2021. A Native American tribe has agreed to lease more of its water to help address dwindling supplies in the Colorado River Basin. The agreement involves the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission and The Nature Conservancy. The water would be released from the Navajo Reservoir in northwestern New Mexico to feed the San Juan River, which flows into the Colorado River. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
January 20

Amazon set to launch its 1st in-person clothing store

Amazon Style fashion retail space will open later this year in California, the company announced Thursday.
January 20
Amazon Style fashion retail space will open later this year in California, the company announced Thursday.
January 20

Online deception campaigns on the rise, new Meta report shows

It comes as amateurs enter a space once dominated by government-linked groups.
January 20
In this Dec. 13, 2021, file photo, the logo of Meta Platforms, Inc. can be seen on the display of an iPhone.
January 20

New vehicles to be rated on how they make drivers stay alert

Two organizations that influence many Americans’ automobile buying decisions will begin rating vehicles on how well they track behavior of motorists who use partially automated driver-assist systems
January 20
FILE - In this April 22, 2021 file photo, cars wait at a red light during rush hour at the Las Vegas Strip, in Las Vegas. Two organizations that influence many Americans’ automobile buying decisions will begin rating vehicles on how well they track behavior of motorists who use partially automated driver-assist systems. Consumer Reports and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety say the ratings will factor into scores for new models starting this year. The new ratings, announced Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 come as the auto industry struggles with how to make sure drivers stay alert as the systems take on more driving functions. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
January 20

Washington justices uphold $18M fine in GMO-labeling case

The Washington Supreme Court has narrowly upheld an $18 million fine against an association of large food brands that funneled dark money into a state political campaign
January 20
FILE - Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson talks to reporters, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, during a news conference in Seattle. In a 5-4 decision Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, the Washington Supreme Court upheld an $18 million campaign finance penalty against the Consumer Brands Association, formerly known as the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Ferguson sued the group in 2013, alleging that it spent $11 million to oppose a ballot initiative without registering as a political committee or disclosing the source of the money. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 20

Instagram testing feature that allows content creators to charge subscription fees

The move comes amid renewed scrutiny of the tech giant’s influence and reach.
January 20
The move comes amid renewed scrutiny of the tech giant’s influence and reach.
January 20

US researchers test pig-to-human transplant in donated body

U.S. researchers are reporting the latest in a surprising string of experiments in the quest to save human lives with organs from genetically modified pigs
January 20
January 20

Cut off by volcano, Tongans relieved as contact restored

As the massive undersea Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on Saturday, Tongans from around the world gazed on as their relatives livestreamed images of the billowing clouds of ash, gas and steam emerged from beneath the depths
January 20
In this photo provided by Broadcom Broadcasting, people clear debris off the street in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, following Saturday's volcanic eruption near the Pacific archipelago. The first flight carrying fresh water and other aid to Tonga was finally able to leave Thursday after the Pacific nation's main airport runway was cleared of ash left by the eruption. (Marian Kupu/Broadcom Broadcasting via AP)
January 20

First aid flights arrive in Tonga after big volcano eruption

The first flights carrying fresh water and other aid to Tonga finally arrived after the Pacific nation’s main airport runway was cleared of ash left by a huge volcanic eruption
January 20
In this photo provided by the Australian Defence Force, a Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster III aircraft is loaded with aid at an airbase at Amberley, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. The first flights carrying fresh water and other aid to Tonga were finally able to land after the Pacific nation's main airport runway was cleared of ash left by a huge volcanic eruption. (LACW Kate Czerny/Australian Defence Force via AP)
January 20

Rare, pristine coral reef found off Tahiti coast

A team of scientists has explored a rare, pristine coral reef off the coast of Tahiti
January 20
In this photo provided by @alexis.rosenfeld, researchers for the French National Centre for Scientific Research study corals in the waters off the coast of Tahiti of the French Polynesia in December 2021. Deep in the South Pacific, scientists have explored a rare stretch of pristine corals shaped like roses off the coast of Tahiti. The reef is thought to be one of the largest found at such depths and seems untouched by climate change or human activities. (Alexis Rosenfeld/@alexis.rosenfeld via AP)
January 20

Snapchat launches new safeguard designed to block drug dealers

The feature limits the number of friend suggestions offered to teenagers using the platform.
January 20
VIDEO:  Snapchat launches new safeguard designed to block drug dealers
January 20

Airlines cancel some flights after reduced 5G rollout in US

Some flights to and from the U.S. have been canceled even after AT&T and Verizon scaled back the rollout of high-speed wireless service that could interfere with aircraft technology that measures altitude
January 20
January 19

Texas sues Google over local radio ads for its smartphones

Texas’ attorney general is suing Google, alleging the company asked radio DJs to record personal endorsements for smartphones that they hadn’t used or been provided
January 19
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks in Washington. Newly unredacted documents from a state-led antitrust lawsuit against Google accuse the search giant of colluding with rival Facebook to manipulate online advertising sales. The CEOs of both companies were aware of the deal and signed off on it, the complaint alleges. The original redacted lawsuit, filed in December 2021, accused Google of “anti-competitive conduct” and teaming up with the social networking giant. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 19

Celeb-heavy Los Angeles suburb gets tough on water wasters

The local water district for wealthy Southern California communities in an enclave nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains is taking a more aggressive approach to conservation as the drought drags on despite a wet winter start
January 19
Homes are seen from Las Virgenes Reservoir in Westlake Village, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. The community, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the Greater Los Angeles Area, is served by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 19

EXPLAINER: Microsoft's Activision buy could shake up gaming

Microsoft stunned the gaming industry when it announced this week it would buy game publisher Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, a deal that would immediately make it a larger video-game company than Nintendo
January 19
A sign for Microsoft offices, Thursday, May 6, 2021 in New York. Microsoft stunned the gaming industry when it announced, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, it would buy game publisher Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, a deal that would immediately make it a larger video-game company than Nintendo. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 19

German leader champions new tack on climate at Davos event

New German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has called for a “paradigm shift” in the way the world approaches climate policy, saying his country would leverage its presidency of the Group of Seven industrial nations to push for standards to fight global warming
January 19
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz sits in front of a camera as he delivers his speech for the Davos Agenda 2022, at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. The Davos Agenda, which takes place from Jan. 17 to Jan. 21, 2022, is an online edition of the annual Davos meeting of the World Economy Forum due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)