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Faced with possibly paying for news, Google removes links to California news sites for some users

Apr. 12, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Google on Friday began removing California news websites from some people's search results, a test that acted as a threat should the state Legislature pass a law requiring the search giant to pay media companies for linking to their content. Google...

US intelligence finding shows China surging equipment sales to Russia to help war effort in Ukraine

Apr. 12, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China has surged sales to Russia of machine tools, microelectronics and other technology that Moscow in turn is using to produce missiles, tanks, aircraft and other weaponry for use in its war against Ukraine, according to a U.S. assessment. Two senior Biden...

Rescuers in Ukraine pull 5 puppies from the rubble of a building destroyed by fire

Apr. 12, 2024 11:43 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Rescue workers in Ukraine have pulled five puppies from underneath the rubble of a destroyed building, a video released by the country's emergency services Friday showed. Officials said the puppies were rescued from a non-residential building that was on fire...

One-fourth of people dropped from Medicaid still aren't insured, survey shows

Apr. 12, 2024 10:10 AM EDT

Almost a quarter of people who were dropped from Medicaid during the post-pandemic eligibility reviews are still uninsured and high costs are preventing them from getting on another plan, a new survey from KFF showed Friday. At least 20 million lower-income Americans have lost their...

US-China competition to field military drone swarms could fuel global arms race

Apr. 12, 2024 05:44 AM EDT

As their rivalry intensifies, U.S. and Chinese military planners are gearing up for a new kind of warfare in which squadrons of air and sea drones equipped with artificial intelligence work together like a swarm of bees to overwhelm an enemy. The planners envision a scenario in which...

Stock market today: Asia stocks are mostly lower after Wall St rebound led by Big Tech

Apr. 12, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Asia stocks were mostly lower on Friday after gains for Big Tech shares helped U.S. stock indexes claw back much of their slide from the day before. U.S. futures and oil prices were higher. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index was up 0.4% at 39,609.60,...

Environmentalists protest as Biden administration approves huge oil export terminal off Texas coast

Apr. 11, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that environmentalists called a betrayal, the Biden administration has approved the construction of a deepwater oil export terminal off the Texas coast that would be the largest of its kind in the United States. The Sea Port Oil Terminal being developed...

California lawmakers vote to reduce deficit by $17 billion, but harder choices lie ahead

Apr. 11, 2024 17:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers don't know for sure how big their budget deficit is, but on Thursday they decided it's big enough to go ahead and reduce spending by about $17 billion. The vote represents a preemptive strike from Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is...

School grants, student pronouns and library books among the big bills of Idaho legislative session

Apr. 11, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers spent much of an unexpectedly long and sometimes contentious legislative session focusing on bills targeting LGBTQ+ residents by limiting health care and reading materials and installing protections for teachers who don’t use the pronouns transgender students...

Fewer Americans file for jobless claims as labor market continues to shrug off higher interest rates

Apr. 11, 2024 14:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for jobless benefits last week as the labor market continues to thrive despite the Federal Reserve's efforts to cool it. The Labor Department reported Thursday that filings for unemployment claims for the week ending April 6 fell by 11,000...