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Bail lowered for ex-youth center worker in sex abuse case

Jun. 18, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A judge has reduced bail for a former New Hampshire youth center worker accused of sexually assaulting four teenagers, including one at gunpoint. Jeffrey Buskey, 54, of Quincy, Massachusetts, was one of a group of former workers at the Youth...

California offers digital record of coronavirus vaccination

Jun. 18, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Friday started offering residents a digital record of their coronavirus vaccinations that they can use to access businesses or events that require proof they got the shots. The state’s public health and technology departments...

AI-powered Mayflower, beset with glitch, returns to England

Jun. 18, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, England (AP) — The Mayflower had a few false starts before its trailblazing sea voyage to America more than 400 years ago. Now, its artificial intelligence-powered namesake is having some glitches of its own. A sleek robotic trimaran retracing the 1620...

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

Jun. 18, 2021 12:07 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: ___ Brain waves not a...

Vermont hospital still calculating cost of ransomware attack

Jun. 18, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Officials at Vermont’s largest hospital are still trying to determine the full financial impact of the cyberattack last October that knocked out computers affecting three hospitals in Vermont and three in New York. Scheduling and patient...

NSA to NSO: NY filmmakers explore circles of surveillance

Jun. 18, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — American filmmaker Laura Poitras, known for her award-winning 2014 documentary on former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden and his revelations about the National Security Agency, has once again turned her camera on the watchmen. In an exhibition...

EPA chief reinstates science advisory board he dismantled

Jun. 18, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he has fully reinstated one of two key advisory boards he dismantled earlier this year in a push for “scientific integrity” at the agency. The new seven-member Clean Air Scientific...

Broadband expansion plan approved for Logan, Mingo counties

Jun. 18, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials approved a $61.3 million broadband infrastructure plan to build fiber lines in Logan and Mingo counties. The Public Service Commission announced Thursday it approved the application from Appalachian Power and Wheeling...

Crew starts making China's new space station their home

Jun. 17, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

JIUQUAN, China (AP) — Three Chinese astronauts have begun making China’s new space station their home for the next three months, after their launch and arrival at the station Thursday marked further advances in the country’s ambitious space program. Their...

Cruise giant Carnival says customers affected by breach

Jun. 17, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

Carnival Corp. said Thursday that a data breach in March might have exposed personal information about customers and employees on Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises. In a letter to customers, the company indicated that outsiders might have...