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From left, Alex Clark, Carolyn Milner, Audrie Clark and Lucinda Clark dance near their car outside of the Storm Area 51 Basecamp event Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Hiko, Nev. The event was inspired by the "Storm Area 51" internet hoax. (AP Photo/John Locher)
The Latest: Earthling visitors dwindling at Area 51 eventEarthling visitors are dwindling at an "Alienstock" festival in the remote Nevada desert, and the lights are off where an evening music program was canceled at "Area 51 Basecamp"
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FILE - This May 25, 2017 file photo shows a view of the world-famous hoodoos, also called tent rocks, fairy chimneys and earth pyramids, at Inspiration Point in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Officials say a tour bus has crashed near a national park in southern Utah, killing at least four people. Utah Highway Patrol troopers said Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 that the crash on a highway near Bryce Canyon National Park also left a number of people seriously injured. (AP Photo/Eva Parziale, Fila)
4 die after bus with Chinese tourists crashes in UtahFour people died after a tour bus carrying them and other visitors from China crashed, rolling onto a guard rail and leaving carnage and debris in its wake on a highway running through the red-rock landscape of southern Utah
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Facebook Probe Leads to a Big ChangeLooks like Facebook is cleaning house. The social media giant says its "app developer investigation" has led the company to suspend tens of thousands of apps, TechCrunch reports. Some were banned outright "for any number of reasons including inappropriately sharing data obtained from us, making data publicly available without protecting...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018  file photo shows a Chevrolet Volt hybrid car charging at a ChargePoint charging station at a parking garage in Los Angeles.  If U.S. consumers ever ditch fuel burners for electric vehicles, then the United Auto Workers union is in trouble. Gone would be thousands of jobs at engine and transmission plants across the industrial Midwest, replaced by smaller workforces at squeaky-clean mostly automated factories that mix up chemicals to make batteries. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
GM electric car push could mean fewer and lower paying jobsGeneral Motors' transition from gas-powered vehicles to an all-electric future is becoming an issue in contract talks aimed at ending a six-day-old strike by union workers that has paralyzed the company's factories
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History buff finds ships that sank in 1878 in Lake MichiganA diver and maritime history buff has found two schooners that collided and sank into the cold depths of northern Lake Michigan more than 140 years ago
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FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook says it has suspended tens of thousands of apps made by about 400 developers as part of an investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Starting in March 2018, Facebook started looking into the apps that have access to its users' data. The probe came after revelations that data mining firm Cambridge Analytica used ill-gotten data from millions of Facebook users through an app, then used the data to try to influence U.S. elections.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
Facebook suspends thousands of apps but user impact unclearFacebook says it has suspended "tens of thousands" of apps made by about 400 developers as part of its investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal
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Levi Hess, of Hershey, wears a Three Mile Island shirt from the 1980's, before a press conference on the shut down of the power plant at the training center across the street on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Harrisburg, Pa. (Joe Hermitt/The Patriot-News via AP)
Goodbye, Three Mile Island: Remaining reactor shuts downThe money-losing Three Mile Island, site of the United States' worst commercial nuclear power accident, has been shut down by its energy giant owner
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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao speaks to reporters about President Donald Trump's decision to revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, at EPA headquarters in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
23 states sue Trump to keep California's auto emission rulesTwenty-three states have sued to stop the Trump administration from revoking California's authority to set emission standards for cars and trucks
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Microsoft: Free Windows 7 security updates for 2020 electionMicrosoft will offer free security updates for users of soon-to-be outdated Windows 7 software through the 2020 election in the U.S. _ and in other interested democratic countries with national elections next year
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks to reporters after the panel met behind closed doors with national intelligence inspector general Michael Atkinson about a whistleblower complaint, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House intel chief says Facebook working on election threatsThe head of the House Intelligence Committee says he believes Facebook is keenly aware of the threat from technologies that could help foreign actors disrupt next year's elections and is working on solutions.
The Associated Press1 day ago
Twitter: Accounts targeting Ecuador's president deletedTwitter says it's taken down 1,019 accounts in Ecuador, saying they're mostly fake and aimed at undermining President Lenín Moreno
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In this Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, photograph, monitors check their screens in the Governor's Office of Information Technology in downtown Denver. Some cybersecurity professionals are concerned that insurance policies designed to limit the damage of ransomware attacks might actually be encouraging hackers. “We don’t know what that ransom payment is going to fund,” said Brandi Simmons, a spokeswoman for the office. “As a state government, we don’t want to be in a position of funding cyberterrorists.” (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Payouts from insurance policies may fuel ransomware attacksSome cybersecurity professionals are concerned that insurance policies designed to limit the damage of ransomware attacks might actually be encouraging hackers
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Twitter, Facebook close accounts linked to Spanish partyTwitter and Facebook say they have removed 365 fake accounts linked to Spain's conservative Popular Party that were used to influence public opinion and spread spam
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Google plans to invest 3 billion euros in EuropeGoogle is planning to invest 3 billion euros to expand its data centers across Europe in the next two years
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