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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
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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 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)
January 19

EXPLAINER: Why Tonga eruption was so big and what's next

The eruption of the undersea volcano near Tonga over the weekend was incredibly explosive but also relatively brief
January 19
FILE - This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows an overview of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano in Tonga on Jan. 6, 2022, before a huge undersea volcanic eruption. (Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies via AP, File)
January 19

Verizon, AT&T delay 5G rollout near some airports

Airlines warned of flight cancelations and said the signals could interfere with critical instruments.
January 19
VIDEO:  Verizon and AT&T agree to delay rollout of 5G near some airports
January 18

AT&T, Verizon pause some new 5G after airlines raise alarm

AT&T and Verizon say they will delay some new 5G wireless service after the airline industry raised alarms about potential interference with important systems on planes
January 18
FILE - A Dreamliner 787-10 arriving from Los Angeles pulls up to a gate at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Federal safety officials are directing operators of some Boeing planes to adopt extra procedures when landing on wet or snowy runways near impending 5G service because, they say, interference from the wireless networks could mean that the planes need more room to land. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, that interference could delay systems like thrust reversers on Boeing 787s from kicking in, leaving only the brakes to slow the plane. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 18

Despite huge volcano blast, Tonga avoids widespread disaster

Despite sitting almost on top of the volcano that erupted so violently, the Pacific nation of Tonga appears to have avoided the widespread devastation that many initially feared
January 18
This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows ash covered homes and buildings in Tonga Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 after a huge undersea volcanic eruption. (Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies via AP)
January 18

US plans $50B wildfire fight where forests meet civilization

The Biden administration says it will significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have been torching areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around “hot spots” where nature and neighborhoods collide
January 18
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack speaks during a visit to Wheat Ridge Poultry and Meats, a locally-owned and operated butcher shop and meat processor, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, in Wheat Ridge, Colo. Vilsack made the stop to talk about the Biden administration's ongoing efforts to create more and better market opportunities for American farmers, ranchers and consumers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 18

Ford, ADT form venture to make vehicle security products

Ford and security company ADT have formed a joint venture that will help businesses protect vehicles and expensive equipment they carry from theft
January 18
FILE - In this April 25, 2021 file photograph, the blue oval logo of Ford Motor Company is shown in east Denver. Ford and security company ADT have formed a joint venture that will help businesses protect vehicles and expensive equipment they carry from theft. The first product from the venture called Canopy is a system that uses cameras, radar, global positioning and artificial intelligence to spot a potential thief and notify ADT, which will monitor the feeds and notify the customer or authorities if needed. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 18

Europe narrows hunt for next astronauts, eyes crewed flights

The European Space Agency has narrowed the candidate list for its next generation of astronauts, including dozens who have a physical disability
January 18
FILE - Astronaut Luca Parmitano of Italy, seen on screen, flashes a thumbs up, as he controls the Space Rover, rear, which successfully picked up a rock during a training exercise of the European Space Agency, ESA, in Katwijk, near The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. The agency announced last year that it had received a record number of 22,589 applicants from people hoping to become the continent’s next generation of space travelers. ESA said Tuesday it has reduced these to fewer than 1,400 — including 29 of whom have a physical disability — and hoped to cut the shortlist down to several tens of candidates by the end of the year for the four to six positions on its astronaut training program.( AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
January 18

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Apple-Apps-Top-10 for week ending 1/16/2022
January 18
January 18

Airline executives warn 5G rollout could affect flights

ABC News' transportation correspondent, Gio Benitez, discusses how cellular providers are responding to the 5G rollout and how this could affect travel plans this week.
January 18
VIDEO: Airline executives warn 5G rollout could affect flights
January 18

Apple's next device may be called 'iPhone SE Plus 5G'

It's expected to launch in a few months, according to reports, and have 4.7-inch screen.
January 18
VIDEO: Apple's next device may be called 'iPhone SE Plus 5G'
January 18

Microsoft to buy gaming company Activision Blizzard in a deal valued at $68.7 billion

Microsoft to buy gaming company Activision Blizzard in a deal valued at $68.7 billion
January 18
January 17

Yellowstone bison species decision questioned by US judge

The FWS has not protected Yellowstone's bison as an endangered species.
January 17
FILE - A mother bison leads her calf through deep snow toward a road in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., on Feb. 20, 2021. In January 2022, a federal judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to revisit part of its decision not to protect Yellowstone National Park's bison as an endangered species. Buffalo Field Campaign and Western Watersheds Project have been fighting since 2014 to have Yellowstone's bison declared endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act. (Ryan Dorgan/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP, File)
January 17

Flights sent to assess Tonga damage after volcanic eruption

New Zealand and Australia have sent military surveillance flights to assess the damage caused by a huge undersea volcanic eruption in Tonga
January 17
In this photo provided by the New Zealand Defense Force, an Orion aircraft is prepared at a base in Auckland, New Zealand, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, before flying to assist the Tonga government after the eruption of an undersea volcano. (NZDF via AP)
January 17

Security concerns for Apple users

Plus, Samsung's new tablet lineup and Google celebrates Betty White in today's techbytes.
January 17
VIDEO: Security concerns for Apple users
January 16

Correction: Virgin Orbit-Launch story

In a story published January 13, 2022, about a Virgin Orbit launch, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Richard Branson said 480 countries can use Virgin Orbit
January 16
January 16

How did birds like penguins evolve into some of the world's best swimmers?

"Basically we tried to understand how flapping wings work in the water."
January 16
Penguins swimming.
January 15

Expect more worrisome variants after omicron, scientists say

Scientists warn that omicron’s whirlwind spread across the globe practically ensures it won’t be the last worrisome coronavirus variant
January 15
FILE - People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site in Times Square, New York, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Scientists are warning that omicron’s lightning-fast spread across the globe practically ensures it won’t be the last worrisome coronavirus variant. And there’s no guarantee the next ones will cause milder illness or that vaccines will work against them. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 14

Thieves raiding rail cargo containers in Los Angeles

Thieves have been raiding cargo containers aboard trains nearing downtown Los Angeles for months, leaving the tracks blanketed with discarded packages
January 14
Shredded boxes and packages are seen at a section of the Union Pacific train tracks in downtown Los Angeles Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. Thieves have been raiding cargo containers aboard trains nearing downtown Los Angeles for months, leaving the tracks blanketed with discarded packages. The sea of debris left behind included items that the thieves apparently didn't think were valuable enough to take, CBSLA reported Thursday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
January 14

Lawsuit: Google, Facebook CEOs colluded in online ad sales

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
January 14
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 14

Twitter allows all users to record ‘spaces’

The recording will be available for the public to playback for up to 30-days.
January 14
VIDEO:  Twitter allows all users to record ‘spaces’
January 13

By the Numbers: One-third of waking hours spent on mobile devices

A new study finds that Americans spend on average more than four hours on mobile devices, and that time keeps increasing.
January 13
VIDEO: By the Numbers: One-third of waking hours spent on mobile devices
January 13

Microsoft opens harassment investigation sought by investors

Microsoft says it is opening an inquiry into how it responds to workplace sexual harassment and gender discrimination
January 13
Arjuna Capital co-founder and managing partner Natasha Lamb speaks with a reporter from The Associated Press in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Lamb talked with The Associated Press about Microsoft and investors' growing interest in environmental, social and governance assets, known as ESG. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 13

Virgin Orbit successfully launches 7 satellites into orbit

A Virgin Orbit rocket released from a jet flying off the California coast has carried seven small satellites into space
January 13
January 13

Study nixes Mars life in meteorite found in Antarctica

Scientists have concluded that a meteorite from Mars contains no evidence of ancient Martian life
January 13
January 13

The heat stays on: Earth hits 6th warmest year on record

2021 was the sixth hottest year on record globally,
January 13
Cracks can be seen on dried out soil surface of Lake Van basin in Turkey's eastern Van province on June 25, 2021.
January 13

UK virus hunting labs seek to bolster global variant network

British scientists hunting down coronavirus variants have a new mission: sharing their expertise with others around the world
January 13
January 12

Judge weighs pausing Georgia spaceport land deal for voters

A judge is weighing whether a Georgia county can move ahead with buying land for a commercial spaceport or must first give voters a shot at a special election to approve the deal
January 12
January 12

Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in Britain, US

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically
January 12
FILE - Maya Goode, a COVID-19 technician, performs a test on Jessica Sanchez outside Asthenis Pharmacy in Providence, R.I., Dec. 7, 2021. Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
January 11

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The top 10 books on the Apple Store for week ending 1/9/22
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Apple-Apps-Top-10 for week ending 1/9/2022
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Apple movies for week ending 1-9-22
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Samsung expected to reveal new Galaxy smartphones

The company will host an event on Feb. 8, 2022.
January 11
VIDEO:  Samsung expected to reveal new Galaxy smartphones