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'Hopeless': Japan's weak opposition no match for ruling LDP

Jul. 07, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections, nearly a dozen opposition parties are trying to topple the Liberal Democratic Party, which has ruled, almost without interruption, since the end of World War II. These include a party whose sole platform is a call to boycott...

Yellowstone flooding reveals forecast flaws as climate warms

Jul. 07, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Yellowstone National Park area's weather forecast the morning of June 12 seemed fairly tame: warmer temperatures and rain showers would accelerate mountain snow melt and could produce “minor flooding." A National Weather Service bulletin recommended moving livestock...

Virgin Galactic taps Boeing subsidiary to build motherships

Jul. 06, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Virgin Galactic announced Wednesday that it is partnering with a Boeing subsidiary to manufacture the next generation of the twin-fuselage aircraft used to carry aloft the space tourism company's rocket ship. Aurora Flight Sciences will build two of the...

US, UK leaders raise fresh alarms about Chinese espionage

Jul. 06, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The head of the FBI and the leader of Britain’s domestic intelligence agency raised fresh alarms Wednesday about the Chinese government, warning business leaders that Beijing is determined to steal their technology for competitive gain. FBI Director Christopher...

EU lawmakers back gas, nuclear energy as sustainable

Jul. 06, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers voted Wednesday to include natural gas and nuclear in the bloc's list of sustainable activities, backing a proposal from the EU's executive arm that has been drawing fierce criticism from environment groups and now looks set to trigger legal challenges. ...

Apple to add 'lockdown' safeguard on iPhones, iPads, Macs

Jul. 06, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple said it will roll out a “lockdown" option for iPhones, iPads and Mac computers intended to protect against spyware unleashed by state-sponsored hackers — although enabling that protection will also make these devices less useful. The safeguard...

Hate crimes officers investigate explosion outside NY mosque

Jul. 06, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — Hate crimes officers are investigating after an incendiary device exploded outside a mosque on Long Island, damaging a metallic crescent moon that is a symbol of Islam. A device similar to a Molotov cocktail exploded around midnight Sunday at the Masjid...

The next frontier for drones: Letting them fly out of sight

Jul. 06, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

REMINGTON, Va. (AP) — For years, there's been a cardinal rule for flying civilian drones: Keep them within your line of sight. Not just because it's a good idea — it's also the law. But some drones have recently gotten permission to soar out of their pilots' sight. They can now...

Microsoft's Activision Blizzard bid faces UK antitrust probe

Jul. 06, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Microsoft's acquisition of game publisher Activision Blizzard faces antitrust scrutiny in the U.K., where competition regulators said Wednesday they've opened an initial inquiry into the $69 billion deal. The Competition and Markets Authority said it has started...

Amazon faces UK investigation over anti-competitive concerns

Jul. 06, 2022 07:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's competition watchdog is investigating whether Amazon is harming competition and hurting consumers by giving an unfair advantage to merchants that pay for extra services. The Competition and Markets Authority's formal investigation said Wednesday that it...