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Tesla steers toward industry profit driver with a pickup

Nov. 22, 2019 10:36 AM EST

Tesla is aiming for the heart of the auto industry’s profit machine with its own version of the heavy pickup truck. Rolling onstage before a wall of lasers and flame on a California stage, the introduction of Tesla’s sharp-angled, stainless-steel “cybertruck” was not a quiet one. Nor...

Internet slowly returns, US calls for Iran crackdown videos

Nov. 22, 2019 10:35 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The internet slowly trickled back on in Iran on Friday after a dayslong shutdown by authorities amid protests and unrest that followed government-set gasoline prices sharply rising, as America’s top diplomat urged demonstrators to send videos “documenting...

Merkel’s heir apparent takes on critics, wins applause

Nov. 22, 2019 10:22 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s embattled heir apparent sought to silence critics Friday, throwing down the gauntlet for any member of the Christian Democratic Party to challenge her if they didn’t like the direction in which she was leading the party. Annegret...

Ohio identifies dozens of overpayments using new data tool

Nov. 22, 2019 10:12 AM EST

Columbus, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has used a new data tool to identify dozens of duplicate payments made by state government offices since the start of the year. A pilot review of InnovateOhio Platform technologies found 56 erroneous payments by 22 different state agencies, boards and commissions from January...

Markets Right Now: Stocks start higher on Wall Street

Nov. 22, 2019 9:43 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Technology companies and banks are leading stocks slightly higher on Wall Street in early trading, putting the market on track for its first gain since Monday. Oracle rose 1.2% in the first few minutes of trading...

Ethiopia says its 1st satellite will launch next month

Nov. 22, 2019 9:05 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian officials say the country will launch its first ever satellite next month. It is the latest example of space ambitions by several African nations. The satellite was built in China and will be launched from a site there. Ethiopia's Innovation and Technology Minister...

Isolated Iceland newly vulnerable to computer scams

Nov. 22, 2019 5:59 AM EST

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — "Hi, I hope you are not busy?" The treasurer of the Icelandic soccer club Afturelding got the email from his manager late in the afternoon, soon before banks were about to close. The words “Sent from my iPhone” were at the bottom, suggesting urgency, and through a...

Video: Officer had YouTube on then ran red light, crashed

Nov. 22, 2019 1:22 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A lapel video shows an Albuquerque police officer accused of running a red light and crashing into a vehicle was streaming YouTube on a laptop before the accident. The footage obtained by KOB-TV shows Officer Bryce Willsey streaming on a department-issued laptop inside the patrol...

Autonomous car tester offers guide for first responders

Nov. 22, 2019 1:07 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Google spinoff Waymo is trying to educate emergency responders on how to deal with its autonomous vehicles. Waymo released a training video on YouTube Thursday geared toward guiding public safety officials responding to incidents involving their self-driving cars. The 14-minute instructional...

Protecting consumers’ data focus of NY hearing

Nov. 22, 2019 12:16 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York lawmakers are asking for public input on ways to better protect consumer data and privacy online. The state Senate Standing Committee on Internet and Technology is holding a hearing Friday. Consumer advocates and representatives of internet companies are set to testify. Lawmakers...