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The Latest: Fans mourning Franklin in Detroit, New York

Aug. 16, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of Aretha Franklin. (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Fans are mourning Aretha Franklin at some of the places where the legendary singer performed. Several people, some visibly mourning, walked or drove by New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit Thursday morning after news...

Kroger rolls out driverless cars for grocery deliveries

Aug. 16, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — At a time when big-box retailers are trying to offer the same conveniences as their online competitors, the biggest U.S. grocery chain is testing the use of driverless cars to deliver groceries in a Phoenix suburb. Kroger's pilot program launched Thursday morning with a robotic...

Elon Musk proposes Los Angeles tunnel to Dodger Stadium

Aug. 16, 2018 3:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Traffic-weary baseball fans could someday travel to and from Dodger Stadium on a public transportation system underneath Los Angeles — if Elon Musk's latest bold plan comes to fruition. The billionaire's Boring Company tweeted a proposal Wednesday for autonomous, zero-emissions...

Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

Aug. 15, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska's Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil. The explosion, which ripped the stern off the USS Abner Read,...

After Alex Jones timeout, Twitter CEO mulls deeper changes

Aug. 15, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Twitter gave right-wing conspiratorialist Alex Jones a weeklong timeout, CEO Jack Dorsey is mulling deeper changes to the social media service that might limit the spread of fake news, misinformation and hate speech. Twitter joined other prominent tech companies in muzzling...

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Musk tells newspaper he's cracking under stress of Tesla job

Aug. 17, 2018 10:32 AM EDT

What do you do when your CEO confesses that he's cracking under the stress of his job? That's the question that the nine board members of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. must answer after Elon Musk, the company's impulsive leader, admitted to The New York Times that work is rattling his nerves in...

Birth control app highlights emerging health tech market

Aug. 17, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The condom, the pill and now, the smartphone? Natural Cycles, a mobile fertility app, this month became the first ever digital contraceptive device to win FDA marketing approval. Women take their temperatures and track their menstrual cycle on the app, which uses an algorithm to determine...

US stocks dip following weak forecasts from chip companies

Aug. 17, 2018 10:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Friday morning as chipmakers slide, leading losses for technology companies. Energy companies are rising with oil prices. Tesla is falling further on reports of a growing government investigation into the company. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index slipped 1...

The Latest: Tesla shares fall as Musk says stress takes toll

Aug. 17, 2018 9:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Tesla CEO Elon Musk (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Tesla shares are falling as investors deal with another surprising development surrounding CEO Elon Musk. Musk admitted in an interview with The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll on him. The company has been...

More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search

Aug. 17, 2018 3:21 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship. The letter calls on executives to review ethics and transparency at the company. The letter's contents were confirmed...

Kroger rolls out driverless cars for grocery deliveries

Aug. 16, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — At a time when big-box retailers are trying to offer the same conveniences as their online competitors, the biggest U.S. grocery chain is testing the use of driverless cars to deliver groceries in a Phoenix suburb. Kroger's pilot program launched Thursday morning with a robotic...

Uber driver charged with assaulting woman in San Francisco

Aug. 16, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Uber driver from San Francisco is accused of picking up a woman while off-duty and sexually assaulting her, police said Thursday. Kevin Barillas-Saballas, 30, was charged Thursday by the Alameda County district attorney's office with sexual assault, sexual battery, kidnapping,...

APNewsBreak: Google clarifies location-tracking policy

Aug. 16, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying that it continues to track users even if they've disabled the setting. The change came three days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that several Google apps...

What Google changed in its location-tracking explanation

Aug. 16, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

Days after an AP investigation, Google has changed a help page that erroneously explained how its "Location History" setting works. The page now acknowledges that Google still tracks user location even if they turn the setting off. On Monday, The Associated Press revealed that several Google apps and websites...

Tesla files lawsuit against Ontario government

Aug. 16, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors said Thursday it is suing Ontario's new government, claiming it was treated unfairly in the cancellation of a program providing rebates to residents who bought electric vehicles. Tesla Motors Canada said in court documents that the decision by Premier Doug...