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Biden to create cybersecurity standards for nation's ports as concerns grow over vulnerabilities

Feb. 21, 2024 06:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order and create a federal rule Wednesday aimed at better securing the nation's ports from potential cyberattacks. The administration is outlining a set of cybersecurity regulations that port operators must...

China-born Australian democracy blogger won't appeal suspended Chinese death sentence

Feb. 21, 2024 02:48 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A China-born Australian democracy blogger will not appeal his suspended death sentence imposed by a Beijing court, with his family saying Wednesday a legal challenge would be detrimental to his welfare. Yang Hengjun was found guilty of espionage...

Nikki Haley is sharpening contrasts with Donald Trump in the South Carolina primary's closing days

Feb. 19, 2024 20:55 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley is using the closing days of her South Carolina Republican primary matchup with Donald Trump to hone her argument that she is the lone remaining candidate who can unite Americans, despite the former president's electoral wins thus far and his popularity in her...

US rivalry with China expands to biotech. Lawmakers see a failure to compete and want to act

Feb. 19, 2024 00:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers are raising alarms about what they see as America’s failure to compete with China in biotechnology, warning of the risks to U.S. national security and commercial interests. But as the two countries' rivalry expands into the biotech industry, some say that...

Top diplomats from US, China hold 'constructive' talks on issues dividing them

Feb. 16, 2024 22:05 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Top diplomats from the U.S. and China on Friday held a “candid and constructive” discussion on issues vexing their strained relations over Taiwan, the situation in the South China Sea, Russia’s war against Ukraine and synthetic opioids, the State Department said. ...

Americans divided on TikTok ban even as Biden campaign joins the app, AP-NORC poll shows

Feb. 16, 2024 11:33 AM EST

President Joe Biden’s campaign is embracing TikTok to court younger voters ahead of the presidential elections, but U.S. adults have mixed views about whether the video-sharing app should even operate in the country. A new poll by The Associated Press and NORC Center for Public...

OpenAI CEO warns that 'societal misalignments' could make artificial intelligence dangerous

Feb. 13, 2024 10:03 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The CEO of ChatGPT-maker OpenAI said Tuesday that the dangers that keep him awake at night regarding artificial intelligence are the “very subtle societal misalignments” that could make the systems wreak havoc. Sam Altman, speaking at the...

Biden campaign trumpets joining TikTok, despite his own administration's security concerns

Feb. 12, 2024 17:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ’s reelection campaign on Monday defended its new TikTok account as a vital way to boost its appeal with young voters, even as his administration continued to raise security concerns about whether the popular social media app might be sharing user data with...

Biden's campaign joins TikTok, even as administration warns of national security concerns with app

Feb. 11, 2024 22:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's 2024 campaign is now on TikTok, even though he has expressed national security concerns over the platform and banned it on federal devices. Biden isn't expected to personally join the platform, aides said, nor the others in his...

Ships from US, Australia and Japan conduct joint drills in South China Sea in defiance of Beijing

Feb. 08, 2024 06:56 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Warships from the United States, Australia and Japan have held joint drills in the South China Sea in defiance of Beijing, which claims sovereignty over virtually the entire strategic waterway. The U.S. 7th Fleet that oversees most U.S. Navy operations in the...