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This image provided by General Motors shows the new company logo.  General Motors is changing its corporate logo and starting an electric vehicle marketing campaign as it tries to refurbish its image from a maker of gas-powered pickups and SUVs to a clean vehicle company. The 112-year-old Detroit automaker says, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, the campaign will show GM’s progressive company vision as it promises to roll out 30 new battery-powered vehicles globally by the end of 2025. (General Motors via AP)

GM sets goal of going carbon neutral by 2040

Jan. 28, 2021 11:02 AM EST

General Motors, the Detroit automaker making an aggressive push into electric vehicles, established a goal Thursday of becoming carbon neutral in both its global products and its operations by 2040. GM has already announced that it will invest $27 billion in electric and autonomous vehicles in the next five...

Juneau officials fighting online public meeting disruptions

Jan. 28, 2021 9:58 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Officials in Alaska's capital city are working on measures to prevent disruptions of online public meetings that have included verbal abuse of at least one assembly member. The use of videoconferences allows the public to continue observing and participating city government meetings...

Tax for Anchorage police technology to be on April ballot

Jan. 28, 2021 9:55 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage residents will be given an opportunity to vote on a proposed property tax hike to fund technology upgrades for the city's police department. The Anchorage Assembly voted Tuesday to place the levy on the April 6 municipal ballot, Anchorage Daily News reported. The tax...

FILE This March 9, 2016 file photo shows the latest generation of SunPower solar panels that are stacked in Positive Energy Solar's warehouse in Albuquerque, N.M.  The future looks bright for solar and other renewable energy technology.  The sector should benefit from a much friendlier administration in the White House.  (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

Investors see green returns as renewable energy rises

Jan. 28, 2021 9:10 AM EST

The future looks bright for solar and other renewable energy technology. FirstSolar, Enphase and SunPower are among the renewable energy stocks that are benefiting from a much friendlier administration in the White House, whose agenda includes tackling climate change and bolstering green energy. Their stocks...

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, a man leaves an Apple store in Beijing. Apple says it will roll out a new privacy control in spring 2021 to prevent iPhone apps from secretly shadowing people. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Apple to crack down on tracking iPhone users in early spring

Jan. 28, 2021 8:08 AM EST

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple says it will roll out a new privacy control in the spring to prevent iPhone apps from secretly shadowing people. The delay in its anticipated rollout aims to placate Facebook and other digital services that depend on such data surveillance to help sell ads. Although Apple...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2020 file photo, a view of the TikTok app logo, in Tokyo. Popular short-video Chinese app TikTok is cutting its workforce in India after with hundreds of millions of its users dropped it to comply with a government ban on dozens of Chinese apps amid a military standoff between the two countries.(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Chinese app TikTok cuts jobs in India following ban

Jan. 28, 2021 4:56 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Popular short-video Chinese app TikTok is cutting its workforce in India after hundreds of millions of its users dropped it to comply with a government ban on dozens of Chinese apps amid a military standoff between the two countries. ``Given the lack of feedback from the government about...

Tennessee, T-Mobile to provide wireless devices to students

Jan. 28, 2021 4:22 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Department of Education announced Wednesday it was launching a new initiative to provide wireless internet to students across the state. According to a news release, the state is partnering with T-Mobile to enable households in participating school districts to receive...

Program that helps manufacturers draws $600K in funding

Jan. 28, 2021 4:16 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded $600,000 to a program at West Virginia University that assists small and midsize U.S. manufacturing companies. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funds from the National Institute of Standards and Technology....

President Joe Biden signs an executive order on climate change, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden: 'We can't wait any longer' to address climate crisis

Jan. 28, 2021 12:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the most ambitious U.S. effort to stave off the worst of climate change, President Joe Biden signed executive orders to transform the nation’s heavily fossil-fuel powered economy into a clean-burning one, pausing oil and gas leasing on federal land and targeting subsidies for...

President Joe Biden signs an executive order on climate change, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden: 'We can't wait any longer' to address climate crisis

Jan. 27, 2021 11:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the most ambitious U.S. effort to stave off the worst of climate change, President Joe Biden signed executive orders Wednesday to transform the nation’s heavily fossil-fuel powered economy into a clean-burning one, pausing oil and gas leasing on federal land and targeting...