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Canadian justice lawyer: US didn't mislead in Huawei arrest

Aug. 05, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — There is no evidence to support defense allegations the U.S. acted in bad faith or omitted evidence in an attempt to mislead an extradition hearing for a top executive at Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies, a Canadian government lawyer said...

Stocks climb on Wall Street, notching more record highs

Aug. 05, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

Stocks rose on Wall Street Thursday, notching more record highs for the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq. Investors were encouraged by improving job market data and some solid corporate earnings reports. The S&P 500 added 0.6% and the Nasdaq rose 0.8%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose...

'Sophisticated group' behind Alaska cyberattack, agency says

Aug. 05, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A “highly sophisticated group" known for cyberattacks against governmental and other entities is believed to be behind the attack this spring that targeted the Alaska health department, a spokesperson for the department said. Clinton Bennett, a...

Apple to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse

Aug. 05, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

Apple unveiled plans to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse, drawing applause from child protection groups but raising concern among some security researchers that the system could be misused by governments looking to surveil their citizens. Apple said its...

Saudi case against Twitter user may have its roots in US

Aug. 05, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi humanitarian aid worker's anonymous Twitter account used for satire about Saudi Arabia's economy landed him in prison in the kingdom over three years ago. But the story may have roots in an elaborate ploy that began in Silicon...

Massachusetts announces latest winners of vaccine lottery

Aug. 05, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An employee of a small publishing and software company and a high school student studying automotive technology are the latest winners of the state's VaxMillions Giveaway lottery, state officials said Thursday. Donna McNulty, of Billerica, won the $1...

Sanford Health targeted by cyber hackers

Aug. 05, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A leading healthcare system based in Sioux Falls has acknowledged that its been targeted by hackers. Sanford Health President and CEO Bill Gassen on Wednesday confirmed to the Argus Leader that the organization was working to resolve the cyber...

Rebounding global economy helps fill order book at Siemens

Aug. 05, 2021 05:06 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's Siemens AG raised its outlook for the year Thursday, joining other major European industrial companies in signaling that the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is gathering pace despite parts shortages and concerns over the spread of the...

Nintendo sees dwindling impact from pandemic megahit game

Aug. 05, 2021 04:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo’s April-June profit declined 13% from the same period the previous year, when the hit game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” dramatically boosted sales. Nintendo Co.’s profit for the fiscal first quarter totaled 92.7 billion yen ($843...

In Tokyo, social platforms help the Pandemic Olympics shine

Aug. 05, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A condom fixed Jessica Fox's canoe, and skateboarder Jagger Eaton celebrated his bronze medal by broadcasting live on Instagram. Margielyn Didal “let” Tony Hawk take a picture with her to post on Facebook. The stability of the cardboard framed beds in...