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Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Jun. 18, 2018 2:42 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Vowing to reclaim U.S. leadership in space, President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space. Trump envisioned a bright future for the U.S. space...

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...

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Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognition

Jun. 18, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Some Amazon company investors are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to halt a powerful face recognition tool used by police. The American Civil Liberties Union is spearheading the effort against Amazon's Rekognition product, delivering to its...

Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

Jun. 18, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray said Monday at a congressional hearing at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself from his...

US stocks recover from sharp early drop and finish mixed

Jun. 18, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks shrugged off early losses and wound up with a mixed finish Monday. Household goods companies took some of the worst losses as the S&P 500 index fell for the third time in four days. The S&P 500 dropped as much as 22 points early on. Consumer products and packaged foods...

2 federal agencies take closer look into Tesla fire

Jun. 18, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One federal safety agency has dispatched an investigator and another says it is gathering information on a Tesla battery fire in Southern California. The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday it is sending a technical specialist to watch Tesla's examination of the Model S that...

Senate bill would block WH deal with Chinese telecom company

Jun. 18, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to pass a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military, but would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. The Chinese company is accused of violating trade laws by selling sensitive...

The Latest: Saudis safe after in-flight drama at World Cup

Jun. 18, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:09 a.m. Saudi team officials say the players have landed safely after a reported engine failure on their flight to Rostov-on-Don for a World Cup game against Uruguay. The Saudi Arabian Football Federation posted a statement on...

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Jun. 18, 2018 2:42 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Vowing to reclaim U.S. leadership in space, President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space. Trump envisioned a bright future for the U.S. space...

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...