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In virus-hit South Korea, AI monitors lonely elders

May. 31, 2020 5:32 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a cramped office in eastern Seoul, Hwang Seungwon points a remote control toward a huge NASA-like overhead screen stretching across one of the walls. With each flick of the control, a colorful array of pie charts, graphs and maps reveals the search habits of thousands of South...

E-Learning at Indiana schools brings an unexpected switch

May. 31, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

FREMONT, Ind. (AP) — In a short amount of time, teachers across the state had to convert their teaching style from face to face to virtual as the governor closed schools for the year due to COVID-19. For some, that transition was easy as they already used digital methods here and there. For others, it took...

A SpaceX Falcon 9, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Dragon crew capsule, lifts off from Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Saturday, May 30, 2020. For the first time in nearly a decade, astronauts blasted towards orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil, a first for a private company.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

'Back in the game': SpaceX ship blasts off with 2 astronauts

May. 30, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the United States back in the business of launching astronauts into orbit from home soil for the first...

Protesters and National Guardsmen face off on East Lake Street, Friday, May 29, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn.  The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have elevated fears of a new surge in cases of the coronavirus. Images showing thousands of screaming, unmasked protesters have sent shudders through the health community, who worry their calls for social distancing during the demonstrations are unlikely to be heard.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks

May. 30, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus. Some leaders appealing for calm in...

Italy court rules Uber food delivery riders were exploited

May. 30, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A court in Milan has ordered the appointment of a judicial administrator to oversee Uber Italy for one year after determining the company's food delivery service exploited workers, according to Italian news reports. The decision on Friday came amid an ongoing investigation into Uber’s...

Some Old Order Mennonites feel called to return to church

May. 30, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. (AP) — For the first time in weeks, kids played in the church cemetery. Nearby, a group of men in their 20s reflected on what it meant to gather again during the pandemic. “Human health is important,” one of them said. “But ultimately, spiritual health is more...

Chicago announces new efforts to boost Census participation

May. 30, 2020 8:48 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials are turning to texting and a roving van providing Wi-Fi access to encourage participation in the U.S. Census. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the programs on Friday. The coronavirus pandemic has prevented more traditional efforts of encouraging participation, including...

King, senators call for improved broadband in tribal areas

May. 30, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator has joined a group of colleagues in calling for the Federal Communications Commission to make it easier for tribal communities to get access to broadband internet. Sen. Angus King and others said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai should extend the period for tribal...

In this May 14, 2020 photo, RASE Project Director of Residential Services Chrystal McCorkel poses in front of a

Recovery homes see increase in relapses, financial hardships

May. 30, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — The addiction recovery community is feeling the weight of changes caused by COVID-19, and the price to pay is life or death. "I think initially there was a high rate of relapse and it seems to have kind of settled down now, but that's also the scary part of this whole thing is people are...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo provided by Xinhua News Agency, the Shandong aircraft carrier is docked at a naval port in Sanya in southern China's Hainan Province. China’s Defense Ministry said Friday, May 29, 2020, the navy’s only entirely home-built aircraft is carrying out sea trials to test weapons and equipment and enhance training of the crew. (Li Gang/Xinhua via AP, File)

China home-built aircraft carrier conducting sea trials

May. 30, 2020 12:20 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Defense Ministry said the navy’s only entirely home-built aircraft is carrying out sea trials to test weapons and equipment and enhance training of the crew. Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said Friday the exercises were being conducted as planned, apparently...