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Microsoft’s TechSpark project to expand tech in Mississippi

May. 21, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Long Beach native and Jackson resident JJ Townsend will spearhead a new effort in Mississippi by Microsoft called TechSpark. The program is part of an effort to expand technology education and business development in regions like Mississippi that are short on...

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

May. 20, 2022 12:33 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: ___ Experts: Mars ‘doorway’ just...

Today in History: May 18, Mount St. Helens erupts

May. 18, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 18, the 138th day of 2022. There are 227 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 18, 1980, the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing. ...

Buffett's firm reveals new stakes in Paramount, Citigroup

May. 16, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company on Monday revealed all the investment moves it made in the first quarter, when it spent more than $51 billion on stocks. But Buffett had already shared the biggest investments with Berkshire Hathaway shareholders at the company's recent...

North Dakota governor's own funds target fellow Republicans

May. 16, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota GOP Gov. Doug Burgum has shelled out nearly $1 million ahead of the state’s primary election largely to a political action campaign that historically has focused on defeating Republican far-right candidates or those who do not agree with his spending...

Stocks rally, but still mark their 6th straight losing week

May. 13, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street closed out another volatile week of trading with a broad rally Friday, though it wasn't nearly enough to keep the market from its sixth straight weekly drop, the longest such streak since 2011. The S&P 500 climbed 2.4%. More than 90% of the companies...

Elon Musk, an erratic visionary, revels in contradiction

May. 11, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

As the uproar over Elon Musk’s $44 billion buyout of Twitter reaches a crescendo, another Musk drama, still chaotic four years after it began, has been back in court. Ironically, that spectacle started with a Musk tweet about doing an audacious deal. Then, with Wall Street awaiting...

Bill Gates says he has COVID, experiencing mild symptoms

May. 10, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. Via Twitter, the billionaire philanthropist said he will isolate until he is again healthy. “I’m fortunate to be vaccinated and...

Face-scanner Clearview agrees to limits in court settlement

May. 09, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Facial recognition startup Clearview AI has agreed to restrict the use of its massive collection of face images to settle allegations that it collected people's photos without their consent. The company in a legal filing Monday agreed to permanently stop selling...

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

May. 06, 2022 10:52 AM 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: ___ Posts misrepresent outdated UK...