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Parents in China laud rule limiting video game time for kids

Sep. 20, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

Li Zhanguo’s two children, ages 4 and 8, don’t have their own smartphones, but like millions of other Chinese children, they are no strangers to online gaming. “If my children get their hands on our mobile phones or an iPad, and if we don’t closely monitor their...

Kansas passed on earlier plan to upgrade unemployment system

Sep. 20, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A software company urged Kansas to uprade its computer system for handling claims for unemployment benefits but the state didn't heed that advice five years before a flood of fraudulent claims across the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Liz Weston: Don’t let Social Security steer you wrong

Sep. 20, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

Few retirement decisions are as critical, or as easy to get wrong, as when and how to take your Social Security benefits. The rules can be so convoluted that many people rely on what they’re told by Social Security employees, but that could prove to be an expensive mistake. ...

UN agency: Innovation continued even as coronavirus emerged

Sep. 20, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s intellectual property agency said Monday that innovation marched forward last year despite the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Technology, pharmaceuticals and biotech industries boosted their investments, even as hard-hit sectors like transport and travel eased...

Indonesia says no evidence of alleged Chinese intel hack

Sep. 20, 2021 07:15 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have found no evidence that the country's main intelligence service's computers were compromised, after a U.S.-based private cybersecurity company alerted them of a suspected breach of its internal networks by a Chinese hacking group, an...

Company increases space in Kentucky city, plans more jobs

Sep. 20, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky manufacturing plant has expanded its facility by five times and expects to create 100 full-time jobs in coming years, officials said. Rajant Corp. has been in business for 20 years and in Morehead since 2015. The company announced last...

FBI investigates 2 bombs found near northern Michigan stores

Sep. 19, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

CHEBOYGAN, Mich. (AP) — The FBI said two explosive devices recently found outside cellphone stores in northern Michigan are believed to be linked to letters found last month in the Upper Peninsula. The bombs, which were discovered and defused Thursday, were found in...

2nd fatal amateur-built aircraft crash near airport probed

Sep. 19, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

WADSWORTH, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the second fatal crash of an amateur-built aircraft this month in the vicinity of a municipal airport in northeastern Ohio. Robert Taylor, 64, of Medina was taking off from the Wadsworth Municipal Airport...

Autonomous robots prepped for cave search and rescue mission

Sep. 18, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After practicing in a former limestone mine and an abandoned hospital outside of Pittsburgh, a fleet of robots from Carnegie Mellon University is headed to Kentucky for the final test of the ability to autonomously navigate an uncertain, underground course. ...

Aluminum wrap used to protect homes in California wildfires

Sep. 18, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Martin Diky said he panicked as a huge wildfire started racing down a slope toward his wooden house near Lake Tahoe. The contractor had enough time to do some quick research and decided to wrap his mountain home with an aluminum protective covering....