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Take 2: Spacewalking astronauts tackle solar panel work

Jun. 20, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts ventured out on their second spacewalk in less than a week Sunday to install powerful new solar panels outside the International Space Station. France’s Thomas Pesquet and NASA’s Shane Kimbrough picked up where they left off...

Mississippi students’ time travel film competing nationally

Jun. 20, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — If you could go back in time and provide crucial information to your past self, what would it be? That is the plot of a short film titled “Jimmie’s Time Quest,” being submitted under the Video on Demand category to the national...

New classroom helps Wyoming workers learn virtual reality

Jun. 19, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — It took a few minutes to get used to. The classroom full of city of Gillette workers, not students, sat in desks facing the front of the Gillette College Technical Education Center classroom, but they also were faced in all different directions,...

School went all in for families to keep kids engaged

Jun. 19, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

PHILADEPHIA (AP) — Lisanne Brown stood in her classroom and studied the map she’d printed out and attached to a clipboard. It showed the North Philadelphia homes of William Dick Elementary students learning remotely who had near perfect attendance, and it would be her guide that day when...

AP FACT CHECK: Putin's twisted tale on rival; Biden GOP jab

Jun. 19, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin faulted his imprisoned political rival for leaving Russia without legal permission, omitting the vital detail that the departure was, literally, an unconscious decision: Alexei Navalny was in a coma. After meeting...

Hit by a ransomware attack? Your payment may be deductible

Jun. 19, 2021 07:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As ransomware attacks surge, the FBI is doubling down on its guidance to affected businesses: Don't pay the cybercriminals. But the U.S. government also offers a little-noticed incentive for those who do pay: The ransoms may be tax deductible. The IRS...

Appeals court upholds FCC subsidy ban for Huawei purchases

Jun. 18, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court refused Friday to hear Chinese tech giant Huawei's request to throw out a rule used to bar rural phone carriers on national security grounds from using government funds to purchase its equipment. The 5th Circuit Court of...

NSA to NSO: NY filmmakers explore circles of surveillance

Jun. 18, 2021 18:37 PM 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...

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...