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Australia prioritizes reducing emissions and cheaper EVs

Jun. 29, 2022 01:52 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government is putting climate change at the top of its legislative agenda when Parliament sits next month for the first time since the May 21 election, with bills to enshrine a cut in greenhouse gas emissions and make electric cars cheaper, a minister...

China's Baidu races Waymo, GM to develop self-driving cars

Jun. 28, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — With no one at the wheel, a self-driving taxi developed by tech giant Baidu Inc. is rolling down a Beijing street when its sensors spot the corner of a delivery cart jutting into its lane. The taxi stops a half-car-length away. “So sorry,” a recorded voice tells...

Hindu man's slaying stokes tensions in Indian city

Jun. 29, 2022 00:36 AM EDT

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Mobile internet services and large gatherings remained restricted in India’s western Udaipur city on Wednesday, a day after police arrested two Muslim men accused of killing a Hindu tailor in a suspected religious attack. The Hindu man, Kanhaiya Lal, was...

Australia talks down prospect of having nuclear subs by 2030

Jun. 28, 2022 22:59 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new defense minister on Wednesday talked down the prospect of Australia acquiring U.S. nuclear-powered submarines by the end of the decade, describing such a timetable as “optimistic in the extreme.” Defense Minister Richard Marles,...

SC House agrees to knock $25M computer out of $14B budget

Jun. 28, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina General Assembly overturned many of Gov. Henry McMasters budget vetoes Tuesday, but they did agree with the biggest one, taking $25 million out of the $13.8 billion spending plan to try to help bring a super computer to Columbia. The money...

Instagram hides some posts that mention abortion

Jun. 28, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Instagram is blocking posts that mention abortion from public view, in some cases requiring its users to confirm their age before letting them view posts that offer up information about the procedure. Over the last day, several Instagram accounts run by abortion...

EXPLAINER: Abortion, tech and surveillance

Jun. 28, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

With abortion now or soon to be illegal in over a dozen states and severely restricted in many more, Big Tech companies that vacuum up personal details of their users are facing new calls to limit that tracking and surveillance. One fear is that law enforcement or vigilantes could use those data...

AP PHOTOS: The iPhone at 15, through pro photographers' eyes

Jun. 28, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

This week marks 15 years since the iPhone first went on sale and ushered in a new era: the age of the smartphone. It’s hard to imagine today how different mobile access was before that evening of June 29, 2007. The internet in your pocket didn’t look like, well, the internet....

'Silicon Heartland' boon for Ohio, but families mourn homes

Jun. 28, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — When President Joe Biden applauded a decision by Intel Corp. to build a $20 billion semiconductor operation on “1,000 empty acres of land” in Ohio, it didn't sit well with Tressie Corsi. The 85-year-old woman has lived on 7 acres of that land since she...

Hong Kong burnishes China ties as luster as global hub fades

Jun. 28, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Every few generations, Hong Kong transforms itself, evolving from a swampy fishing village to 19th century colonial port, to capitalist outpost and factory after China’s 1949 revolution, to 21st century financial center. As the former British colony marks the...