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‘Iron Man’ pilots race in jet suits against a backdrop of Dubai skyscrapers

Feb. 28, 2024 23:30 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pilots lined up on a runway in Dubai on Wednesday and fired up their seven jet engines with an ear-splitting roar. But they weren't preparing to fly an airplane — they were the aircraft. This city-state in the United Arab Emirates, known for...

Struggling to stop illegal cannabis stores, New York governor asks online sites to hide them

Feb. 28, 2024 20:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After failing to wipe illegal cannabis dispensaries off the map, New York is asking online sites to hide them. Since the state legalized marijuana in 2021, unlicensed pot shops have proliferated across New York City, with limited pushback from authorities. On...

Kentucky Senate passes a top-priority bill to stimulate cutting-edge research at public universities

Feb. 28, 2024 17:30 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A top-priority bill intended to turn researchers at Kentucky's public universities into teammates collaborating on cutting-edge research won overwhelming approval in the state Senate on Wednesday. The measure, sponsored by Republican Senate President Robert...

Biden acts to better protect Americans' personal data such as health records and finances

Feb. 28, 2024 15:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is signing an executive order aimed at better protecting Americans' personal data on everything from biometrics and health records to finances and geolocation from foreign adversaries like China and Russia. The move allows the Department of...

Digital outlets The Intercept, Raw Story and AlterNet sue OpenAI for unauthorized use of journalism

Feb. 28, 2024 15:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Digital news outlets The Intercept, Raw Story and AlterNet are joining the fight against unauthorized use of their journalism in artificial intelligence, filing a copyright-infringement lawsuit Wednesday against ChatGPT owner OpenAI. The organizations say thousands...

Major Amazon merchant aggregator Thrasio files for bankruptcy as it looks to cut debt

Feb. 28, 2024 14:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A major third-party seller on Amazon filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a New Jersey court on Wednesday. Walpole, Massachusetts-based Thrasio is asking the court to oversee a restructuring agreement with lenders, which will allow it to cut about $495...

US looks at regulating connected vehicles to prevent abusers from tracking victims

Feb. 28, 2024 14:08 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The agency that regulates U.S. telecommunications is considering a rule that could stop domestic abusers from tracking victims through vehicles that are connected wirelessly. Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel is asking other...

Zuckerberg meets LG, Samsung chiefs in Seoul as Meta ramps up AI ambitions

Feb. 28, 2024 09:10 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed cooperation on extended reality devices with LG Electronics executives on Wednesday as part of his visit to South Korea that highlights Meta's ambitions in artificial intelligence. South Korea is the second leg of...

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried's lawyer asks judge to reject 100-year recommended sentence

Feb. 28, 2024 02:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Bankman-Fried's lawyer said Tuesday that a suggested 100-year prison sentence for the FTX founder by an arm of the court is “grotesque” and “barbaric” and at most a term of a few years behind bars is appropriate for cryptocurrency crimes that the California man still...

Iowa county is missing $524,284 after employee transferred it in response to fake email

Feb. 27, 2024 18:15 PM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Officials in one eastern Iowa county are trying to track down $524,284 they believe was stolen when an employee transferred it in response to a fake email message that appeared to be from the city of Dyersville. Dubuque County officials announced the money was...