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Germany rejigs reconnaissance system plan, drops US dronesGermany says it is abandoning plans to install a new reconnaissance system on U.S.-made drones and will instead install it on manned aircraft
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Boris Johnson's 5G Decision Doesn't Make US HappyThe UK said Tuesday it will let the Chinese tech firm Huawei build part of its 5G network, and the US isn't happy about it. The White House, worried the company will use its access to spy for Beijing, had wanted Huawei blackballed from the job. Coverage: Compromise: Boris Johnson's...
Newser7 hours ago
Mobile network phone masts are visible in front of St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.The Chinese tech firm Huawei has been designated a "high-risk vendor" but will be given the opportunity to build non-core elements of Britain's 5G network, the government has announced. The company will be banned from the "core", of the 5G network, and from operating at sensitive sites such as nuclear and military facilities, and its share of the market will be capped at 35%. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
In snub to US, Britain will allow Huawei in 5G networksBritain has decided to let Huawei have a limited role in supplying new high-speed mobile gear to wireless carriers
The Associated Press13 hours ago
US investigator: Final transmission from pilot of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter said he was climbing to avoid cloud layerUS investigator: Final transmission from pilot of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter said he was climbing to avoid cloud layer
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, two women smoke cannabis vape pens at a party in Los Angeles. California officials announced Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, that marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives, including a thickening agent blamed for a national outbreak of deadly lung illnesses tied to vaping. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
California tests find illegal vapes tainted with additivesCalifornia state officials say marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, filer photo, a man uses his smartphone as he stands near a billboard for Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. British and American officials are meeting as U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government prepares to decide on whether there's a future for Chinese equipment maker Huawei in the country's next-generation telecom networks, his spokesman said Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
UK faces choice on Huawei with global implicationsBritain faces a crucial choice over whether to allow China's Huawei Technologies to build its next-generation wireless networks
The Associated Press1 day ago
German privacy watchdog investigates clothing retailer H&MA German privacy watchdog says it has opened an investigation into clothing retailer H&M amid evidence that the Swedish retailer had committed “massive data protection breaches” by spying on its customer service representatives in Germany
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo, members of the United Auto Workers Local 22 take to the streets during a national strike following stalled contract talks outside General Motor' Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant in Hamtramck, Mich. GM said in a statement Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, that the factory will start building the company's first electric pickup late in 2021, followed by a funky-looking self-driving shuttle for GM's Cruise autonomous vehicle unit. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press via AP, File)
GM to invest $2.2B in Detroit to build electric vehiclesGeneral Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,200 people
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, attends the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from the collection of her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angola's foreign minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
'I did it': Portugal hacker says he exposed African tycoonA Portuguese hacker is claiming responsibility for leaking confidential documents implicating the billionaire daughter of a former prominent African leader in alleged murky business deals
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, rush-hour traffic heads east, left, and west, right, along the Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia. A spokesman for Pennsylvania's governor said the state was committed to being a part of Transportation and Climate Initiative conversations. But a growing number of Northeast governors have concerns the TCI could increase gas prices, and raise doubts about how effective it would be in capping pollution. The initiative is aimed at a dozen Northeast and mid-Atlantic states and would take effect in 2022. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)
Northeast governors slow to embrace regional climate pactA growing number of governors in the Northeast are raising doubts about a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions
The Associated Press1 day ago
National Transportation Safety Board member Jennifer Homendy comments on the helicopter crash that killed former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and eight others, at the Lost Hills substation in Calabasas, Calif., Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. At left is Elizabeth Espinoza, executive communication director for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Kobe helicopter tried to climb to avoid clouds before crashA federal investigator says the pilot of the helicopter that crashed outside Los Angeles, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, told air traffic controllers in his last message that he was climbing to avoid a cloud layer before the aircraft plunged more than 1,000 feet into a hillside
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Hundreds of employees are openly criticizing Amazon's record on climate change despite what they say is a company policy that puts their jobs at risk for speaking out. On Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, more than 300 employees of the online retail giant signed their names and job titles to statements on blog post on Medium. The online protest was organized by a group called Amazon Employees For Climate Justice, an advocacy group founded by Amazon workers that earlier this month. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
Workers criticize Amazon on climate despite risk to jobsHundreds of employees are openly criticizing Amazon's record on climate change despite what they say is a company policy that puts their jobs at risk for speaking out
The Associated Press1 day ago
Gas prices fall 4 cents a gallon to $2.60 in past 2 weeksThe average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has declined 4 cents a gallon to $2.60 over the past two weeks
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this  Dec. 10, 2019,  file photo, the Capitol is seen in Washington. It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 2020 vote, but challenges remain. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new election threatsIt’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 2020 vote, but challenges remain
The Associated Press2 days ago
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