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American plans orders for small, electric-powered aircraft

Jun. 10, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines said Thursday it plans to invest $25 million in U.K.-based Vertical Aerospace Group and consider a $1 billion order for small, electric-powered aircraft that can take off and land like helicopters. The American announcement...

Amazon now says remote work OK 2 days a week

Jun. 10, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Corporate and tech employees at Amazon won’t have to work in offices full time after coronavirus restrictions are lifted. The Seattle Times reports the online retail giant said in a company blog post Thursday that those workers can work remotely two...

Asian shares advance as investors await US inflation data

Jun. 10, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares are higher after Wall Street logged modest losses, as investors await key U.S. inflation data. Benchmarks rose across the region, but stayed in a narrow range. Investors will get closely watched U.S. inflation data on Thursday. The focus is...

EXPLAINER: Just how vulnerable is the internet?

Jun. 08, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An outage at a little-known firm that speeds up access to websites knocked a lot of top internet destinations offline on Tuesday, disrupting business and leisure for untold millions globally. The problem was quickly resolved. The company, Fastly, blamed a configuration error...

Microsoft says "tank man" image blocking due to human error

Jun. 05, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Microsoft Corp. blamed “accidental human error” for its Bing search engine briefly not showing image results for the search term “tank man” on the anniversary of the bloody military crackdown in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989. Users in...

Bill Gates company to build reactor at Wyoming coal plant

Jun. 02, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A next-generation, small nuclear plant will be built at a soon-to-be retired coal-fired power plant in Wyoming in the next several years, business and government officials said Wednesday. The plant featuring a sodium reactor and molten salt energy...

Microsoft program aims to close digital divide in Detroit

Jun. 02, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

Microsoft is expanding a program designed to improve high-speed internet access in Detroit and seven other U.S. cities. The technology giant said Wednesday that its Airband Initiative is working to provide affordable broadband, devices and other resources in Black and...

US seizes 2 domain names used in cyberespionage campaign

Jun. 01, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday that it has seized two domain names used in a cyberespionage campaign that targeted U.S. and foreign government agencies, think tanks and humanitarian groups. The campaign was disclosed last week by Microsoft, which...

US says agencies largely fended off latest Russian hack

May. 28, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it believes U.S. government agencies largely fended off the latest cyberespionage onslaught blamed on Russian intelligence operatives, saying the spear-phishing campaign should not further damage relations with Moscow ahead of next month’s planned...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 28, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ No evidence...