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Cut off by volcano, Tongans relieved as contact restored

Jan. 20, 2022 12:08 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — As the massive undersea Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on Saturday, Tongans from around the world gazed on as their relatives livestreamed images of billowing clouds of ash, gas and steam emerging from beneath the depths. Then darkness. ...

EXPLAINER: How sweeping EU rules would curb tech companies

Jan. 20, 2022 11:41 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Online companies would have to ramp up efforts to keep harmful content off their platforms and take other steps to protect users under rules that European Union lawmakers approved Thursday. The 27-nation bloc has gained a reputation as a trendsetter in the growing...

Japan, France seek to deepen security ties amid China's rise

Jan. 20, 2022 10:19 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The foreign and defense ministers of Japan and France held talks on Thursday as the two countries seek to deepen security ties in the Indo-Pacific region, where tensions have been rising amid China’s military buildup and North Korea’s nuclear and missile development. ...

Ralph Lauren unveils Team USA's opening Olympic uniforms

Jan. 20, 2022 09:41 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Team USA's opening ceremony uniforms for the Beijing Olympics include some sneaky new warming technology, along with a handy front pouch and a cinch waist on anoraks in navy and white. The jackets unveiled Thursday by official outfitter Ralph Lauren include a smart,...

New Hampshire getting $1.6M to help Seacoast operations

Jan. 20, 2022 08:21 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting more than $1.6 million from the new federal infrastructure package through the Army Corps of Engineers to improve supply and dredging operations at the Seacoast, the state's congressional delegation said. The money is going to the...

US researchers test pig-to-human transplant in donated body

Jan. 20, 2022 07:08 AM EST

Researchers on Thursday reported the latest in a surprising string of experiments in the quest to save human lives with organs from genetically modified pigs. This time around, surgeons in Alabama transplanted a pig’s kidneys into a brain-dead man — a step-by-step rehearsal for...

Israel police chief orders probe into NSO spyware claims

Jan. 20, 2022 06:52 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's police chief said Thursday that he had ordered an extensive investigation into a newspaper's claims that the force had used controversial Israeli spyware to hack the phones of protesters, mayors and other citizens under investigation without proper authorization. ...

Emirates to again fly Boeing 777 to US as 5G rollout slowed

Jan. 20, 2022 05:44 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Emirates said Thursday it will resume its Boeing 777 flights to the U.S. after halting its use of the aircraft there over concerns new 5G services in America could interfere with airplane technology that measures altitude. ...

Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

Jan. 20, 2022 04:08 AM EST

At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party. The World Economic Forum in Davos. Europe’s largest...

Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

Jan. 20, 2022 03:08 AM EST

At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party. The World Economic Forum in Davos. Europe’s largest...