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Robotic buoys developed to keep Atlantic right whales safe

May. 28, 2022 07:32 AM EDT

A Cape Cod science center and one of the world’s largest shipping businesses are collaborating on a project to use robotic buoys to protect a vanishing whale from lethal collisions with ships. A lab at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution developed the technology, which uses buoys...

17 years post-Katrina, New Orleans-area protections complete

May. 27, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Seventeen years after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers has completed an extensive system of floodgates, strengthened levees and other protections. The 130-mile (210-kilometer) ring is designed to hold out storm surge of about 30...

Officials: Texas shooter talked about guns in private chats

May. 27, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

Texas authorities said Friday that the gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers inside an elementary school discussed his interest in buying a gun in private online conversations, but backed away from earlier descriptions that he made public threats less than an hour before the attack. ...

California, New Zealand announce climate change partnership

May. 27, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Top officials from California and New Zealand signed a pledge Friday agreeing to help fight climate change by sharing ideas and best practices, including how to put millions more electric vehicles on the road. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, and New Zealand...

Big Lots, American Eagle fall; Dell, Ulta Beauty rise

May. 27, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Gap Inc., up 48 cents to $11.60. The clothing chain gave investors a mixed financial report, with solid revenue during the first quarter but a slashed profit forecast for the year. ...

Indy 500 drivers find crypto craze fuels needed sponsorship

May. 27, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Should he win one of auto racing’s crown jewel races, Conor Daly would gladly take the seven-figure payout awarded to the Indianapolis 500 champion and deposit traditional American cash straight in his bank. Oh, and throw in some digital dollars, too. ...

Shooter warning signs get lost in sea of social media posts

May. 27, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The warning signs were there for anyone to stumble upon, days before the 18-year-old gunman entered a Texas elementary school and slaughtered 19 children and two teachers. There was the Instagram photo of a hand holding a gun magazine, a TikTok profile that...

Arrington ad aims to draw South Carolina contrast with Mace

May. 27, 2022 08:32 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Trump-backed Republican challenger has taken to South Carolina’s coastal airwaves with a “six-figure” digital and television ad buy seeking to contrast herself against incumbent Rep. Nancy Mace. Katie Arrington's 30-second spot, provided to The...

Ex-Danish police employee charged in huge hacking case

May. 27, 2022 05:51 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A former employee with the Danish police has been charged with hacking and attempted hacking of 140 employees’ mobile phones, and accessing more than 100 cases of investigative material, investigators said Friday. The material included images of child...

Stars and royalty watch ABBA's return in digital stage show

May. 27, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — “ABBA Voyage” is certainly a trip. Four decades after the Swedish pop supergroup last performed live, audiences can once again see ABBA onstage in an innovative digital concert where past and future collide. The show opens to the public in London on...