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Coming to store shelves: cameras that guess your age and sex

Apr. 23, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eyeing that can of soda in the supermarket cooler? Or maybe you're craving a pint of ice cream? A camera could be watching you. But it's not there to see if you're stealing. These cameras want to get to know you and what you're buying. It's a new technology being trotted out to retailers,...

Tech firm VMware faces DACA discrimination lawsuit

Apr. 23, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A participant in the federal program shielding young immigrants from deportation is suing a Silicon Valley company, saying she was denied a job she was qualified for despite being authorized to work in the U.S. The case is one of several filed recently against major U.S. corporations...

Ex-GE engineer charged with stealing trade secrets for China

Apr. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former General Electric engineer and his business partner in China were indicted Tuesday on charges they stole the company's trade secrets from a New York plant for the Chinese government in what federal prosecutors called "a textbook example" of industrial espionage. The Department...

Tesla CEO plans to hand the car keys to robots next year

Apr. 22, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects to start converting the company's electric cars into fully self-driving vehicles next year as part of an audacious plan to create a network of robotic taxis to compete against Uber and other ride-hailing services. The vision sketched out Monday during an...

Google's Wing Aviation gets FAA OK for drone deliveries

Apr. 23, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google affiliate Wing Aviation has received federal approval allowing it to make commercial deliveries by drone. It's the first time a company has gotten a federal air carrier certification for drone deliveries. The approval from the Federal Aviation Administration means that Wing can...

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New Zealand and France to call for an end to online terror

Apr. 23, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online. Ardern says she and Macron will ask world leaders and chief...

Future of Northwest e-recycler unclear after fraud sentences

Apr. 23, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The future of one of the Northwest's largest electronics recyclers is uncertain after a judge sentenced its founders to prison for what prosecutors described as the largest known fraud of its type in the nation: a seven-year scheme to ship dangerous waste to Hong Kong, rather than safely...

Tech firm VMware faces DACA discrimination lawsuit

Apr. 23, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A participant in the federal program shielding young immigrants from deportation is suing a Silicon Valley company, saying she was denied a job she was qualified for despite being authorized to work in the U.S. The case is one of several filed recently against major U.S. corporations...

"Ghost gun" limits clear Washington Legislature

Apr. 23, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Legislature on Tuesday approved new limits on untraceable, undetectable firearms, including the 3D-printed guns at the center of a high-profile federal case. The proposal would ban outright undetectable guns and would limit — but not ban —...

S&P 500, Nasdaq close at record highs as earnings roll in

Apr. 23, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

The S&P 500 hit an all-time high Tuesday, marking the stock market's complete recovery from a nosedive at the end of last year. The benchmark index's previous record was set last September, shortly before the market sank in the fourth quarter amid fears of a recession, an escalating trade war between the U.S....

Google's Wing Aviation gets FAA OK for drone deliveries

Apr. 23, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google affiliate Wing Aviation has received federal approval allowing it to make commercial deliveries by drone. It's the first time a company has gotten a federal air carrier certification for drone deliveries. The approval from the Federal Aviation Administration means that Wing can...

Evers: Foxconn proposed renegotiating Wisconsin deal

Apr. 23, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said in a letter his office released Tuesday that Foxconn Technology Group approached the state last month about wanting to renegotiate its contract for a project that could yield the global electronics giant more than $4 billion in state and local tax...

Indiana teacher shortage includes STEM subjects, languages

Apr. 23, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Education says the state faces teacher shortages in nearly 15 subjects including exceptional needs and STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math). The department said Tuesday the list it will submit to the U.S. Department of Education this week...

Trump meets with Twitter CEO amid bias complaints

Apr. 23, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he had a "great meeting" Tuesday with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, hours after bashing the company and accusing it of not treating him well because he's a Republican. Trump uses Twitter extensively to get his message out, particularly since the release of special...

US expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles

Apr. 23, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles equipped with bags that may not inflate in a crash. The problem could be responsible for as many as eight deaths. Vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai,...