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AI search engines can now chat with us, but glitches abound

Feb. 08, 2023 14:15 PM EST

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Nearly a quarter-century after Google's search engine began to reshape how we use the internet, big tech companies are racing to revamp a familiar web tool into a gateway to a new form of artificial intelligence. If it seems like this week's newly announced...

Mourners call Australian Cardinal Pell victim of injustice

Feb. 02, 2023 06:20 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Mourners at the Sydney funeral for Australian Cardinal George Pell, who was once the most senior Catholic convicted of sex abuse, remembered him Thursday as a victim of a campaign to punish him regardless of his guilt. Meanwhile, a few hundred protesters yelled...

Asian stocks rise after Fed sees inflation improving

Feb. 01, 2023 23:01 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets gained Thursday after the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy is moving toward lower inflation but more interest rate hikes are planned. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced. Oil prices rose. Wall Street's benchmark...

Pell mourned at Sydney cathedral day before funeral, protest

Feb. 01, 2023 02:29 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Mourners paid their respects to Cardinal George Pell in a Sydney cathedral Wednesday a day before the funeral and interment of a polarizing church leader who was once the most senior Catholic convicted of sex abuse. Pell, who died last month at age 81,...

Australia targets Myanmar, Iran with economic sanctions

Feb. 01, 2023 01:14 AM EST

Australia on Wednesday announced targeted financial sanctions and travel bans against “individuals responsible for egregious human rights abuses” in Myanmar two years after a military junta seized power in the Southeast Asian country. Australia also imposed additional sanctions...

Today in History: JAN 26, Kobe Bryant and daughter killed

Jan. 26, 2023 17:00 PM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 26, the 26th day of 2023 There are 339 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 26, 1998, President Bill Clinton forcefully denied having an affair with a former White House intern, telling...

Qantas plane lands safely after mayday call over Pacific

Jan. 18, 2023 01:56 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — A Qantas flight traveling from New Zealand to Sydney landed safely on a single engine after it issued a mayday call over the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday. Qantas Flight 144 with 145 passengers aboard landed at Sydney Airport from Auckland, New Zealand, after a 3.5-hour...

Media outlets show Qantas flight landing safely in Sydney after issuing mayday call over the ocean

Jan. 17, 2023 23:31 PM EST
SYDNEY (AP) — Media outlets show Qantas flight landing safely in Sydney after issuing mayday call over the ocean.

Cardinal Pell will be interred in Sydney crypt in February

Jan. 17, 2023 11:50 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — A once high-ranking Australian cardinal who spent more than a year in prison before his child abuse convictions were quashed on appeal will be interred Feb. 2 after a requiem Mass at Sydney’s St. Mary’s Cathedral, the church said Tuesday. Cardinal George Pell, 81,...

Asian stock markets mixed ahead of US inflation update

Jan. 09, 2023 22:43 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets were mixed Tuesday ahead of a U.S. inflation update that traders hope will encourage the Federal Reserve to ease off plans for more interest rate hikes. Shanghai and Tokyo rose. Hong Kong and Sydney retreated. Oil prices declined. Traders...