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Cellphone internet access bringing changes fast to Cuba

Feb. 22, 2019 12:04 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — After a tornado slammed Havana in late January, Mijail Ramirez complained on Twitter that authorities were threatening to evict him from his damaged home. A week later he said the government had changed its mind and would help him rebuild the house. Jorge Luis Leon used the official Twitter...

Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

Feb. 21, 2019 11:02 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX. A communications satellite for Indonesia was the main cargo aboard the Falcon 9 rocket, which illuminated the sky as it took flight. But...

The Latest: Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

Feb. 21, 2019 8:48 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Thursday night's SpaceX launch carrying Israel's privately funded lunar lander (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Israel is on its way to the moon, following a dramatic nighttime launch by SpaceX. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off late Thursday from Cape Canaveral,...

Rare snow dusts Vegas strip, sticks to LA-area foothills

Feb. 21, 2019 8:30 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought snow to places it rarely falls, dusting casino marquees on the Las Vegas Strip and sticking at very low elevations on the foothills around Southern California. "No need to panic Los Angeles — the LAPD is on snow watch," the city's police...

Trump-Kim summit host Vietnam is model for economic growth

Feb. 21, 2019 7:25 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Vietnam, the location of President Donald Trump's next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has come a long way since America abandoned its war against communist North Vietnam in the 1970s. North and South united into a youthful nation that now has 95 million people, and in the...

Sanctions could ease with greatly reduced North Korea threat

Feb. 21, 2019 3:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will not move to ease economic sanctions on North Korea until it is confident that the nuclear weapons threat from Pyongyang has been "substantially reduced," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday. Pompeo didn't elaborate, but his comment seemed to leave open the...

From corn to Apple: What's behind the US-China standoff

Feb. 21, 2019 1:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear the Americans tell it, the Chinese have gone on a commercial crime spree, pilfering trade secrets from seed corn to electronic brains behind wind turbines. China has stripped the arm off a T-Mobile robot, the U.S. says, and looted trade secrets about robotic cars from Apple. The...

Caterpillar, Apple among big names hit by US-China trade war

Feb. 21, 2019 10:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies making everything from computers to construction cranes are seeing their profits hurt as the United States' trade war with China causes the world's second largest economy to slow. Apple is selling fewer iPhones in China and Caterpiller fewer bulldozers. Nvidia, a maker of graphics...

Strong quake hits Japan's northernmost main island Hokkaido

Feb. 21, 2019 9:56 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake shook a wide area of Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Thursday evening, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries. The quake hit the southwestern part of Hokkaido at a depth of about 30 kilometers (19 miles) and measured magnitude 5.8,...

Drone sighting halts flights at Ireland's Dublin Airport

Feb. 21, 2019 9:05 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Flights to and from Dublin Airport in Ireland were briefly halted Thursday after a drone was spotted over the airfield. The airport said the Irish Aviation Authority suspended flights for 30 minutes after a confirmed sighting by a pilot at around 1130GMT. "As there were no further drone...