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Closing date of GM-Nikola partnership may be delayed

Sep. 29, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Shares in electric and hydrogen-powered truck startup Nikola fell more than 7% Tuesday after General Motors cast doubt on whether a $2 billion partnership would close as scheduled. GM says in a statement that the deal has not closed and discussions with Nikola are continuing. Yet a news...

Officials request federal audit of internet provided by AT&T

Sep. 29, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state of Mississippi on Tuesday questioned whether AT&T has adequately followed through on a federally funded initiative to make internet service available to residents as officials asked the U.S. government to perform an audit into the matter. In a letter to the Federal...

Hackers claim to have posted Nevada school district data

Sep. 29, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A computer hacker group claimed it uploaded information stolen from a Nevada school district to a website. The Clark County School District data the group claimed to have posted online included information on current and former employees with names and Social Security numbers, The Las...

This undated photo provided by Amazon shows the Amazon One device at an Amazon Go store in Seattle. Amazon has introduced the new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees broader uses in places like stadiums and offices.  Customers at the stores near Amazon's campus in Washington can flash a palm for entry and to buy goods. (Amazon via AP)

Amazon sees broad audience for its palm recognition tech

Sep. 29, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has introduced new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees a broader potential audience in stadiums, offices and other gated or secured locations. Customers at the stores near Amazon's campus in Washington can flash a palm for entry into secured areas and buy...

FILE - In this May 26, 2020 file photo, a historic marker for Wall Street is shown in New York's financial district. Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street Tuesday, Sept. 29 as the market cooled off following a rally the day before and as investors waited for the presidential debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. Banks and industrial companies had some of the biggest losses shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, while several big technology and communications companies were higher. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stocks end lower ahead of first debate between Trump, Biden

Sep. 29, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

Stocks ended with moderate losses Tuesday as investors waited for the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Banks, energy companies and stocks that depend on consumer spending had some of the biggest losses. The price of oil fell 3.2%, dragging much of the energy sector...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Sep. 29, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

Nonfiction 1. Audible Sleep Weekly by Audible Sleep, narrated by the author (Audible Studios) 2. Clear Energy by Sara Auster, narrated by the author (Audible Studios) 3. Rage by Bob Woodward, narrated by Robert Petkoff (Simon & Schuster Audio) 4. My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mary Hartnett & Wendy...

FILE - This April 12, 2016 file photo shows the Microsoft logo in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, France. Microsoft took five hours to resolve a major outage of its workplace applications on Monday, but has not clarified what caused the outage. The company said the outage, which affected users’ ability to log into Office 365 applications, began early evening Monday Eastern time. Microsoft did not reply to questions Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 about what caused the outage, but said on its service-status Twitter account that it had identified a “recent change” that caused problems. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Microsoft resolves major Monday outage after five hours

Sep. 29, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft took five hours to resolve a major outage of its workplace applications on Monday, but has not clarified what caused the outage. The company said the outage, which affected users’ ability to log into Office 365 applications, began early evening Monday Eastern time....

FILE-In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 file photoCourtney Parker votes on a new voting machine, in Dallas, Ga. Georgia election officials say they’re implementing a software change to fix a glitch in the state’s new voting machines. But election integrity activists say the state is downplaying the problem and putting the security of the upcoming election at risk.  (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

Lawyers spar over Georgia voting machine glitch, planned fix

Sep. 29, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election officials say they're implementing a software change to fix a glitch in the state's new voting machines. But election integrity activists say the state is downplaying the problem and putting the security of the upcoming election at risk. During preelection testing on the new...

US--Apple Books-Top-10

Sep. 29, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher 1. The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult - 9781984818362 - (Random House Publishing Group) 2. Total Power by Kyle Mills & Vince Flynn - 9781501190674 - (AtriaEmily Bestler Books) 3. The Coast-to-Coast Murders by J. D. Barker & James Patterson -...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Sep. 29, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. Universe in a Nutshell, in a nutshell - kurzgesagt GmbH 5. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 6. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 7. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 8. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 9....