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China's homegrown C919 jet in spotlight at Singapore air show, but not quite ready to compete

Feb. 26, 2024 04:44 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — China’s C919 single-aisle jet made its international debut at the Singapore Airshow, attracting masses of visitors and hundreds of orders, but analysts say it still has a long way to go before it can compete with aircraft from market leaders Boeing and Airbus. ...

Two Chinese bloggers in exile warn that police are interrogating their followers

Feb. 26, 2024 04:42 AM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Two prominent Chinese bloggers in exile said that police were investigating their millions of followers on international social media platforms, in an escalation of Beijing’s attempts to clamp down on critical speech even outside of the country’s borders. ...

What to stream this week: Adam Sandler is in space, 'Elsbeth' sleuths and Japan shines in 'Shogun'

Feb. 26, 2024 00:06 AM EST

Adam Sandler playing an astronaut on a solo mission to the edge of the solar system in the sci-fi drama “Spaceman,” and Disney+'s animated coming-of-age story “Iwájú” set in the future in Lagos, Nigeria, are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you....

AT&T will give $5 to customers hit by cellphone network outage

Feb. 25, 2024 19:00 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — AT&T says it will give affected customers $5 each to compensate for last week's cellphone network outage that left many without service for hours. The Dallas-based company said on its website that customers will get the $5 credit on their account within two...

Tax-free status of movie, music and games traded online is on table as WTO nations meet in Abu Dhabi

Feb. 25, 2024 01:14 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Since late last century and the early days of the web, providers of digital media like Netflix and Spotify have had a free pass when it comes to international taxes on films, video games and music that are shipped across borders through the internet. But now, a global...

Taiwan giant chipmaker TSMC opens first plant in Japan as part of key global expansion

Feb. 24, 2024 03:56 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. opened Saturday in an official ceremony its first semiconductor plant in Japan as part of its ongoing global expansion. “We are deeply grateful for the seamless support provided by you at every step,” TSMC Chairman...

Colombia will send deep-water expedition to explore 300-year-old shipwreck thought to hold treasure

Feb. 23, 2024 21:27 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s government announced plans Friday for a deep-water expedition to explore the mythical galleon San José, sunk in the 18th century in the country’s northern Caribbean and believed to contain cargo valued at billions of dollars. The first phase...

Google says its AI image-generator would sometimes 'overcompensate' for diversity

Feb. 23, 2024 18:04 PM EST

Google apologized Friday for its faulty rollout of a new artificial intelligence image-generator, acknowledging that in some cases the tool would “overcompensate” in seeking a diverse range of people even when such a range didn’t make sense. The partial explanation for why its...

This week's cellphone outage makes it clear: In the United States, landlines are languishing

Feb. 23, 2024 10:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When her cellphone's service went down this week because of an AT&T network outage, Bernice Hudson didn't panic. She just called the people she wanted to talk to the old-fashioned way — on her landline telephone, the kind she grew up with and refuses to get rid of even...

What to stream this weekend: 'Avatar: The Last Airbender,' 'Priscilla' and Dolly Parton's puppies

Feb. 23, 2024 09:38 AM EST

Dolly Parton hosting a two-hour puppy-filled variety special on CBS and the seventh and final season of the hospital drama, “The Good Doctor” are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as...