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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Hundreds of employees are openly criticizing Amazon's record on climate change despite what they say is a company policy that puts their jobs at risk for speaking out. On Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, more than 300 employees of the online retail giant signed their names and job titles to statements on blog post on Medium. The online protest was organized by a group called Amazon Employees For Climate Justice, an advocacy group founded by Amazon workers that earlier this month. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Workers criticize Amazon on climate despite risk to jobs

Jan. 26, 2020 9:35 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of employees are openly criticizing Amazon's record on climate change despite what they say is a company policy that puts their jobs at risk for speaking out. On Sunday, more than 300 employees of the online retail giant signed their names and job titles to statements on blog...

FILE - In this May 9, 2018, file photo, a woman votes in Sandy Springs, Ga. It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 2020 vote, but challenges remain. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new election threats

Jan. 26, 2020 9:48 AM EST

It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping and systematic effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 2020 vote,...

Virginia schools steer students to computer science careers

Jan. 26, 2020 9:00 AM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A dozen flyers are taped to the window of Jay Mathis’ computer lab at Blacksburg High School. Each sheet, marked at the bottom with the logo of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, publicizes nuggets about various jobs in the broad field of computers. (For...

An Indian Sashastra Seema Bal paramilitary soldier breathes through mouth as he participates in a parade to mark Republic Day in Gauhati, India, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Sunday's event marks the anniversary of the country's democratic constitution taking force in 1950. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

India celebrates Republic Day with military parade

Jan. 26, 2020 8:38 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of Indians converged on a ceremonial boulevard in the capital amid tight security to celebrate the Republic Day on Sunday, which marks the 1950 anniversary of the country’s democratic constitution. During the celebrations, schoolchildren, folk dancers, and police and...

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New documentary cloaks anonymous sources in 'face doubles'

Jan. 26, 2020 7:39 AM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — In documentaries, anonymous sources have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure — or worse, a pixelated blur. But a new documentary premiering Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival has, with the aid of advanced digital technology, gone to greater lengths to...

Tech startups come to the Mountain West, but can they grow?

Jan. 26, 2020 3:10 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Tech startups have been migrating into cities all around the Mountain West, from Denver to Salt Lake to Boise. However, when it comes to them taking over as the nation’s next Silicon Valley, Nick Crabbs, a partner at the tech startup Vynyl, has his doubts. “We're not going...

Wyoming governor: Carbon capture technology can help coal

Jan. 25, 2020 10:20 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Climate change is a man-made problem, but the solution doesn't have to come at the expense of fossil fuels, said Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon. Gordon, who spoke Friday at the Wyoming Press Association's banquet in Casper, said developing carbon capture technology could be the solution....

Michigan health system: Ex-worker stole, shared patient data

Jan. 25, 2020 1:29 PM EST

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan hospital system said Saturday that a now-fired employee accessed and shared what was supposed to be protected personal and health information of more than 1,000 patients with someone affiliated with a personal injury lawyer. Beaumont Health said it has...

Search warrant: Man cut oxygen to Minneapolis-area hospital

Jan. 25, 2020 12:13 PM EST

ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — A man scaled a fence at a Minneapolis-area hospital last month and shut off oxygen to the entire facility, according to a search warrant affidavit filed in Hennepin County. No charges have been filed in the Dec. 27 incident at North Memorial Hospital, and the search warrant...

University of Missouri tracks student attendance with phones

Jan. 25, 2020 11:06 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is tracking all new students on campus this semester through a cellphone app to learn whether they're attending class. It's a test expansion of a program the university has used for four years to track class attendance of freshmen student athletes and...