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Hawaiian activists prepare for Mauna Kea telescope convoys

Jul. 14, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Scientists hope the massive telescope they plan to build atop Hawaii's highest peak, a world-renowned location for astronomy, will help them peer back to the time just after the Big Bang and answer fundamental questions about the universe. But the site where they plan to build is...

The Latest: Elders brace for arrest for blocking summit road

Jul. 15, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the start of work to build a massive telescope on a site considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Hawaii officials have closed a road leading to the summit of the state's tallest mountain, the site of an embattled giant telescope...

More to come: FTC fine doesn't spell closure for Facebook

Jul. 13, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

Facebook may be close to putting a Federal Trade Commission investigation behind it. But it faces a variety of other probes in Europe and the U.S., some of which could present it with even bigger headaches. While the $5 billion fine from the FTC, which Facebook has been expecting, is by far the largest the agency...

Old software makes new electoral systems ripe for hacking

Jul. 15, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds...

Reports: Facebook faces $5B FTC fine, largest ever in tech

Jul. 13, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

At $5 billion, the fine the FTC is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it's given to a technology company, easily eclipsing the second largest, $22 million for Google in 2012. The long-expected punishment, which Facebook is well prepared for, is unlikely to make a dent in the social media giant's deep...

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The Latest: Elders brace for arrest for blocking summit road

Jul. 15, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the start of work to build a massive telescope on a site considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Hawaii officials have closed a road leading to the summit of the state's tallest mountain, the site of an embattled giant telescope...

Deals, protests during Amazon Prime Day

Jul. 15, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's Prime Day is coming with a wave of deals — and protests. The company's fifth annual Prime Day now stretches two days, Monday and Tuesday, invented as an effort to try to drum up sales during sluggish summer months and sign up more users for its Prime loyalty program. The...

Stocks edge lower as bank losses offset technology gains

Jul. 15, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged lower in afternoon trading Monday on Wall Street as a decline in banks offset solid gains in technology companies. The losses follow record high finishes for every major stock index last week. The S&P 500 also pushed above 3,000 for the first time. JPMorgan and Bank of...

China's economy growth cools further amid US tariff war

Jul. 15, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington. The world's second-largest economy grew 6.2% over a year ago, down from the previous quarter's 6.4%,...

Markets Right Now: Bank losses pull US stock indexes lower

Jul. 15, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Stocks edged lower in midday trading on Wall Street as a decline in banks offset solid gains in technology companies. The losses Monday follow record high finishes for every major stock index last week. The...

Stocks edge lower as bank losses offset technology gains

Jul. 15, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged lower in early trading Monday on Wall Street as a decline in banks offset solid gains in technology companies. The losses follow record high finishes for every major stock index last week. The S&P 500 index also pushed above 3,000 for the first time. Citi led banks lower,...

Codebreaker Alan Turing to be face of new British banknote

Jul. 15, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain's new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday. Governor Mark Carney said Turing, who did ground-breaking work on computers and artificial intelligence, was "a giant on whose shoulders so many now...

Old software makes new electoral systems ripe for hacking

Jul. 15, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds...

Taiwan party picks mayor over ex-Foxconn chief for 2020 run

Jul. 15, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's main opposition party picked a pro-China populist mayor Monday as its candidate for the 2020 presidential race against an incumbent who often bashes Beijing. The Nationalist Party said Han Kuo-yu had won the presidential primary after opinion poll results gave him a 45...

India aborts moon mission launch, citing technical glitch

Jul. 14, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

SRIHARIKOTA, India (AP) — India aborted the launch on Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon less than an hour before liftoff. The Chandrayaan-2 mission was called off when a "technical snag" was observed in the 640-ton, 14-story rocket launcher, Indian Space Research...