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New kind of license plate making debut in Kentucky

Sep. 21, 2020 5:18 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new kind of Kentucky license plate has started appearing on vehicles across the state. The biggest difference is in the way the new plates are manufactured. They're digitally printed on flat aluminum instead of traditional, embossed metal with raised letters and numbers, state...

Cops in a Tesla? Michigan city goes electric for detectives

Sep. 20, 2020 9:20 AM EDT

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — A police department in western Michigan will be solving crimes with a Tesla. Detectives at the Holland Department of Public Safety will be driving a $49,000 Tesla Model 3 after the city compared it to the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Bolt, which both cost much less. The cost of the...

Schools use help desk to address remote learning issues

Sep. 20, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Lafayette Parish School System employees are fielding calls from students about how to log in to virtual learning, change their passwords and other technical issue that come up as they cope with remote instruction during COVID-19. At least 30 teachers, librarians and technology staff...

South Korean K-pop group BTS members salute to their national flag during a ceremony marking the National Youth Day at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Lee Jin-wook/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: South Korea's daily virus total drops slightly

Sep. 19, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

South Korea __ South Korea’s new coronavirus tally has fallen below 100 for the first time in more than a month, as the country’s recent viral resurgence is gradually easing. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Sunday that the newly counted 82 cases took the country’s total...

This photo provided by Time shows the cover of Time magazine with tribute Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsurg on the cover.   Time will feature Ginsburg for an October double issue presenting the 2020 Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people.  Ginsburg, who became the court’s second female justice, died at her home in Washington on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. She was 87.(Time Magazine via AP)

Media celebrates Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life, legacy

Sep. 19, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Across television and streaming services, the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was already front and center Saturday, a day after her death at 87. A look at coverage and plans in her honor: ENCORES FOR “RBG” Looking back on the film that spotlighted...

FILE - In this July 21, 2020 file photo, a man opens social media app 'TikTok' on his cell phone, in Islamabad, Pakistan. President Donald Trump said Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 he’s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal between Oracle and Walmart for the U.S. operations of TikTok, the Chinese-owned app he’s targeted for national security and data privacy concerns. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)

Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok operating in US

Sep. 19, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday he's given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that would see the popular video-sharing app TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart and form a U.S. company. Trump has targeted Chinese-owned TikTok for national security and data privacy...

FILE - In this  Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo, Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing.  The U.S. government is cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Q&A: What does banning TikTok and WeChat mean for users?

Sep. 19, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

The U.S. government is cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores on Sunday. President Donald Trump has cited concerns about Chinese government snooping as his administration prepares to follow through on executive orders that could make it increasingly...

This photo provided by W.L. Gore & Associates shows Robert Gore. Robert W. Gore, whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex revolutionized outdoor wear and helped spawn uses in numerous other fields, has died, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. He was 83. (Eric Crossan/W.L. Gore & Associates via AP)

Robert W. Gore, the inventor of Gore-Tex fabric, dead at 83

Sep. 19, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Robert W. Gore, whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex revolutionized outdoor wear and helped spawn uses in numerous other fields, has died. He was 83. Gore, who was president of W. L. Gore & Associates for almost 25 years and company...

Corps faults man replacing crossing where paddlers drowned

Sep. 19, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

WALNUT SHADE, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri landowner who built a creek crossing that was blamed for three paddler drownings is in trouble with the Army Corps of Engineers over his effort to replace the structure. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the corps told Steve Johnson that he must repair...

FILE - In this April 14, 2020 file photo, the thumbs up Like logo is shown on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. As President Donald Trump denies that Russia is interfering in the U.S. election and as he tries to block information to Congress, private companies such as Microsoft and Facebook are stepping into the breach. The private sector has become much more forthcoming about election interference since 2016, providing frequent briefings to key members of Congress. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

As Trump holds back, tech firms step in on election security

Sep. 19, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Schiff was in the audience at the 2018 Aspen Security Forum when a Microsoft executive mentioned an attempted hacking of three politicians up for reelection. It was the first that Schiff, then the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, had ever heard of it. Schiff said he...