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Major US pipeline halts operations after ransomware attack

May. 08, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The operator of a major pipeline system that transports fuel across the East Coast said Saturday that it had been victimized by a ransomware attack and that it had halted all pipeline operations to deal with the threat. The attack is unlikely to affect gasoline supply and...

Operator of large pipeline that carries fuel across East Coast says it was victim of ransomware attack

May. 08, 2021 14:28 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Operator of large pipeline that carries fuel across East Coast says it was victim of ransomware attack.

EU agrees potential 1.8 billion-dose purchase of Pfizer jab

May. 08, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — The European Union cemented its support for Pfizer-BioNTech and its novel COVID-19 vaccine technology Saturday by agreeing to a massive contract extension for a potential 1.8 billion doses through 2023. EU Commission President Ursula von der...

EU says US stand on patent virus waiver is no 'magic bullet'

May. 08, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — European Union leaders cranked up their criticism of the U.S. call to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents Saturday, arguing the move would yield no short-term or intermediate improvement in vaccine supplies and could even have a negative impact. On...

Pandemic gives boost as more states move to digital IDs

May. 08, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The card that millions of people use to prove their identity to everyone from police officers to liquor store owners may soon be a thing of the past as a growing number of states develop digital driver’s licenses. With the advent of digital...

New commander takes charge of Army Corps' Savannah District

May. 08, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has a new commander for its Savannah District. The federal agency officially welcomed Col. Joseph R. Geary as its top officer in Savannah during a ceremony Friday. The Army Corps’ Savannah...

Tragedies pile up with drug overdoses surging amid pandemic

May. 08, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — It was a Tuesday afternoon, two months into the pandemic, when Theresa Guerrero got the call from her brother-in-law: Her son, Jacob, had been found unresponsive. She was standing in the middle of a Ross store in south Tucson picking out a pillow...

Online speech shield under fire as Trump Facebook ban stays

May. 08, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lurking beneath Facebook's decision on whether to continue Donald Trump's suspension from its platform is a far more complex and consequential question: Do the protections carved out for companies when the internet was in its infancy 25 years ago make sense when some of...

Misconduct allegations shadow smart city proposal in Nevada

May. 07, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former school teacher has sued the CEO of a major cryptocurrency company that wants to build a smart city in the Nevada desert, accusing him and his wife of sexually harassing her and creating a hostile workplace at their Lake Tahoe home where she worked as a nanny,...

Ruling lets Minnesota move forward with 'clean car' rules

May. 07, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators got a green light Friday to adopt new “clean car” rules without getting approval from the Legislature. A ruling from an administrative law judge allows the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to move forward with its plan...