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Professor who harnessed power of cactuses is a top inventor

May. 09, 2021 03:24 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Norma Alcantar got a call last month from Judy Genshaft, the former University of South Florida president, she wondered what had happened. She was pleasantly surprised to hear that she would be inducted into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame....

Elon Musk shows humility and hubris as 'SNL' host

May. 09, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

Elon Musk showed a combination of humility and hubris as he opened his highly anticipated hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live.” The 49-year-old Tesla CEO, SpaceX founder and one of the world’s richest men opened his monologue by mocking his monotonal speaking style,...

Major US pipeline halts operations after ransomware attack

May. 09, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is working with the Georgia-based company that shut down a major pipeline transporting fuel across the East Coast after a ransomware attack, the White House says. The government is planning for various scenarios and working with...

String of satellites baffles residents, bugs astronomers

May. 08, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A string of lights that lobbed across the night sky in parts of the U.S. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday had some people wondering if a fleet of UFOs was coming, but it had others— mostly amateur stargazers and professional astronomers— lamenting the...

Major US pipeline halts operations after ransomware attack

May. 08, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

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

Dry April leads to lower water level at Fort Peck Reservoir

May. 08, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the Upper Missouri River Basin has recorded the ninth driest April in 123 years of record keeping. As a result, Fort Peck Reservoir’s elevation is 4 feet (1.2 meters) lower than it was last year and 9 feet...

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...