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The Latest: Trump signing directive to clean up space junk

Jun. 18, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump announcing new "Space Force," other space initiatives. (all times local): 12:50 p.m.: President Donald Trump is signing a new space policy directive at the White House that aims to reduce satellite clutter in space. Trump said Monday that the...

Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuit

Jun. 18, 2018 9:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone apps can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of the apps. The court said Monday that it will take a case from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which ruled in January that...

Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls

Jun. 18, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. If it lives up to Apple's promise, the iPhone's next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to about 6,300...

Radio reporter regains a voice with new technology

Jun. 16, 2018 12:41 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two years ago, longtime radio reporter Jamie Dupree encountered what others in his profession might see as an insurmountable challenge: He lost his voice. The 54-year-old veteran political newsman for Cox media found a workaround: He focused on text-based reporting and communicated with...

White House aims to reduce satellite clutter in space

Jun. 18, 2018 10:59 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The White House is establishing a new policy for reducing satellite clutter in space. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the new space policy directive Monday, as the National Space Council convenes. The new policy calls for providing a safe and secure environment up in...

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The Latest: Lukaku scores twice as Belgium beats Panama 3-0

Jun. 18, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 7:53 p.m. Belgium broke lose in the second half to defeat newcomer Panama 3-0 in its opening World Cup game in Sochi. After struggling to find the net in the first half, the talented Belgian squad comfortably reached victory with a goal...

The Latest: Trump signing directive to clean up space junk

Jun. 18, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump announcing new "Space Force," other space initiatives. (all times local): 12:50 p.m.: President Donald Trump is signing a new space policy directive at the White House that aims to reduce satellite clutter in space. Trump said Monday that the...

Apple sets up iPhones to relay location for 911 calls

Jun. 18, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is trying to drag the U.S.'s antiquated system for handling 911 calls into the 21st century. If it lives up to Apple's promise, the iPhone's next operating system will automatically deliver quicker and more reliable information pinpointing the location of 911 calls to about 6,300...

Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway

Jun. 18, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country's airport operator took off Monday for a short flight ... aboard a Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane. Dag Falk-Petersen, head of Avinor, sat at the commands of the white Pipistrel Alpha Electro G2...

White House aims to reduce satellite clutter in space

Jun. 18, 2018 10:59 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The White House is establishing a new policy for reducing satellite clutter in space. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the new space policy directive Monday, as the National Space Council convenes. The new policy calls for providing a safe and secure environment up in...

Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

Jun. 18, 2018 10:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will likely miss its goal of cutting emissions by 40 percent by 2020, the country's environment minister said Monday, an embarrassing admission for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change. Official estimates project that Europe's biggest economy will trim...

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

Jun. 18, 2018 10:44 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday...

Small businesses vulnerable to cyberattacks, then don't act

Jun. 18, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

Small businesses suffered a barrage of computer invasions last year but most took no action to shore up their security afterward, according to a survey by insurer Hiscox. It found that 47 percent of small businesses reported that they had one attack in 2017, and 44 percent said they had two to four attacks. The...

Supreme Court to take up iPhone app lawsuit

Jun. 18, 2018 9:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone apps can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of the apps. The court said Monday that it will take a case from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which ruled in January that...

Portuguese regulators thwart Altice bid for media company

Jun. 18, 2018 5:50 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Telecoms company Altice has given up its attempt to buy control of Portugal's Media Capital after failing to win approval for the deal from regulators. The two companies said in statements to the Lisbon stock exchange Monday they have ended their efforts to pull off the deal worth...