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Pentagon: China's conducted spy balloon program for years

Feb. 08, 2023 15:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chinese balloon shot down off the South Carolina coast was part of a large surveillance program that China has been conducting for “several years,” the Pentagon said Wednesday. When similar balloons passed over U.S. territory on four occasions during the...

Not just balloons: How US sees China spying as major worry

Feb. 08, 2023 12:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chinese balloon that traversed the United States before being shot down last weekend captivated public attention and drew sharp denunciations as a brazen spying effort. But if the vehicle for espionage seemed novel, the concept was anything but. ...

US, states weigh farmland restrictions after Chinese balloon

Feb. 08, 2023 12:01 PM EST

HARLOWTON, Mont. (AP) — Near the banks of Montana's Musselshell River, cattle rancher Michael Miller saw a large, white orb above the town of Harlowton last week, a day before U.S. officials revealed they were tracking a suspected Chinese spy balloon over the state. The balloon caused a stir in...

Biden speech takeaways: More conciliation than conflict

Feb. 08, 2023 09:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State of the Union address tends to have a ritual rhythm. Grand entrance. Applause. Platitudes. Policies. Appeals for Unity, real or imagined. President Joe Biden checked those boxes, and a few more, during his speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday...

China says it was smeared in Biden State of the Union speech

Feb. 08, 2023 05:49 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China says it was smeared in U.S. President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address that repeatedly mentioned competition between the two countries. China does not fear competing with the U.S. but is “opposed to defining the entire China-U.S. relationship in terms...

Disney cuts Simpsons 'forced labor' episode in Hong Kong

Feb. 08, 2023 05:23 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Walt Disney Co. has removed an episode from cartoon series The Simpsons that included a reference to “forced labor camps” in China from its streaming service in Hong Kong. The company declined to comment on why the episode, “One Angry Lisa” from The...

IEA: Asia set to use half of world's electricity by 2025

Feb. 08, 2023 04:29 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Asia will for the first time use half of the world’s electricity by 2025, even as Africa continues to consume far less than its share of the global population, according to a new forecast released Wednesday by the International Energy Agency. Much of Asia's...

Biden in State of Union exhorts Congress: 'Finish the job'

Feb. 08, 2023 01:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden exhorted Congress Tuesday night to work with him to “finish the job” of rebuilding the economy and uniting the nation as he delivered a State of the Union address aimed at reassuring a country beset by pessimism and fraught political divisions. ...

Taiwan opposition leader in China as Beijing ups pressure

Feb. 08, 2023 01:27 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The vice chair of Beijing-friendly opposition Nationalist Party from Taiwan was visiting China for meetings with officials and the local business community, drawing criticism from the self-governing island's ruling party. Andrew Hsia’s nine-day trip starting...

State of the Union live updates: Latest on Biden's speech

Feb. 07, 2023 23:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Follow along for real-time updates on President Joe Biden's 2023 State of the Union address from The Associated Press. Live updates are brought to you by AP journalists at the White House, on Capitol Hill and beyond. ___ SAVORING THE MOMENT ...