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In one North Carolina county, it's 'growth, growth, growth.' But will Biden reap the benefit?

May. 26, 2024 08:05 AM EDT

SILER CITY, N.C. (AP) — At the epicenter of President Joe Biden’s promised economic boom, a slow tractor can still halt traffic. Just 81,000 people live in rural Chatham County, North Carolina. There are 1,076 farms. The old mill now houses a dance studio, a grocer and a...

Uvalde families sue Meta and Call of Duty maker on second anniversary of school attack

May. 24, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Families in Uvalde took more legal action Friday on the second anniversary of the Robb Elementary School attack, suing Meta Platforms, which owns Instagram, and the maker of the video game Call of Duty over claims the companies bear responsibility for products used by the...

Cats on the moon? Google's AI tool is producing misleading responses that have experts worried

May. 24, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

Ask Google if cats have been on the moon and it used to spit out a ranked list of websites so you could discover the answer for yourself. Now it comes up with an instant answer generated by artificial intelligence -- which may or may not be correct. “Yes, astronauts...

Judge weighs proposed changes to Google's Android app store to prevent anticompetitive tactics

May. 24, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is tried to confront the latest in a succession of legal attacks on its digital empire on Thursday as federal judge began to address anticompetitive practices in the app market for smartphones powered by its Android software. The San Francisco court...

The Shiba Inu that became meme famous as the face of dogecoin has died. Kabosu was 18

May. 24, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

The dog that skyrocketed to internet fame and became the face of the cryptocurrency dogecoin has died. The Shiba Inu named Kabosu passed away in Japan at 18 years old, a number of outlets reported. The dog's owner, Atsuko Sato, said in a post that Kabosu died in her sleep. The...

China's latest AI chatbot is trained on President Xi Jinping's political ideology

May. 24, 2024 12:21 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s latest artificial intelligence chatbot is trained on President Xi Jinping’s doctrine, in a stark reminder of the ideological parameters that Chinese AI models should abide by. China’s cyberspace academy earlier this week announced the chatbot trained...

US intelligence agencies' embrace of generative AI is at once wary and urgent

May. 24, 2024 11:29 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Virginia (AP) — Long before generative AI's boom, a Silicon Valley firm contracted to collect and analyze non-classified data on illicit Chinese fentanyl trafficking made a compelling case for its embrace by U.S. intelligence agencies. The operation's results far...

UN countries adopt treaty to better trace origins of genetic resources under global patent system

May. 24, 2024 10:56 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. member countries on Friday concluded a new treaty to ensure that genetic resources used in inventions, like new medicines derived from exotic plants in the Andes mountains, are properly traced. It marks the first time the 193 member states of the U.N.’s World...

NBA great Dwyane Wade launches Translatable, an online community supporting transgender youth

May. 23, 2024 19:35 PM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NBA great Dwyane Wade was back in South Florida on Thursday to do battle again. The Hall of Famer spent more than 14 seasons as a guard for the Miami Heat, winning three championships, having Miami-Dade County nicknamed “Wade County,” and he still leads...

US government to give $75 million to South Korean company for Georgia computer chip part factory

May. 23, 2024 17:40 PM EDT

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — The federal government will spend $75 million to help build a factory making glass parts for computer chips in Covington, Georgia. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced the investment Thursday in Absolics, part of South Korea's SK Group. The...