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China's leaders say tech growth top priority amid US tension

Dec. 18, 2020 8:39 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party called Friday for faster technology development to increase the country's economic independence amid tensions with Washington that have disrupted access to computer chips and other high-tech components. China also needs to improve control over its industrial...

This photo provided by Virgin Galactic, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Unity, attached to mothership, VMS Eve, takes off on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico.   Saturday morning’s test flight marks the third space flight overall for Virgin Galactic as the company looks to begin commercial flights next year.  (Virgin Galactic via AP)

'Lost connection' hampers Virgin Galactic's test flight

Dec. 12, 2020 7:31 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Virgin Galactic test flight Saturday ended prematurely as the spacecraft's rocket motor failed to ignite and it then glided down safely to its landing site in southern New Mexico. The spacecraft’s engine is supposed to ignite moments after the craft is released from a...

FILE - This Nov. 12, 2020 selfie photo provided by the Renown Regional Medical Center shows Dr. Jacob Keeperman, the Renown Transfer and Operations Center medical director who made the photo on the opening day of the Renown Regional Medical Center's alternative care site located in a parking garage. On Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting this photo at an auxiliary care site for COVID-19 patients proves that the coronavirus pandemic is a hoax. The photo, which shows empty hospital beds, was taken the day the site was opened, and patients had yet to arrive. (Jacob Keeperman/Renown Regional Medical Center via AP)

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

Dec. 4, 2020 2:32 PM EST

A look at false and misleading claims and videos circulating one month after the 2020 election and as COVID-19 cases surge. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Nevada doctor’s selfie used to claim...