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COVID: Washington unemployment fraud might be $650 million

Jun. 4, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington officials said Thursday they believe they have recovered about half of the hundreds of millions in unemployment benefits paid to criminals who used stolen identities to file claims during the coronavirus pandemic. Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine said...

Maine's cities harder hit by virus than rural areas

Jun. 4, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Localized data about the coronavirus outbreak show that Maine's cities have seen higher rates of infection than rural areas, according to data released by the state. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention released the data for 55 of the state's 400 ZIP codes on...

Influencer Jake Joseph Paul faces charges after mall riot

Jun. 4, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Social media influencer Jake Joseph Paul faces misdemeanor charges following a riot at a mall outside Phoenix, police said Thursday. Paul, who has 20 million followers, says he was merely trying to find people protesting against the death of George Floyd. Paul, 23, was identified...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, the Audi AI:ME self-driving concept vehicle is on display in the Audi booth at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.  Auto safety experts are hoping that self-driving vehicles will someday prevent the more than 90% of crashes caused by human mistakes, but a new study finds that may not be the case. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study questions whether self-driving cars will be able to prevent all crashes now blamed on human error. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Study: Autonomous vehicles won't make roads completely safe

Jun. 4, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A new study says that while autonomous vehicle technology has great promise to reduce crashes, it may not be able to prevent all mishaps caused by human error. Auto safety experts say humans cause about 94% of U.S. crashes, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study says...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 file photo, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova gestures as she attends Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's annual roundup news conference summing up his ministry's work in 2019, in Moscow, Russia. Russia's Foreign Ministry has accused the Financial Times and the New York Times of spreading

Russia angrily denies German allegations on 2015 cyberattack

Jun. 4, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday angrily rejected Germany's allegations over Russian intelligence involvement in a cyberattack against the German parliament. The ministry's spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said the claim concerning a 2015 hacking attack on the German parliament was...

German Economy Minister, Peter Altmaier, addresses the media during a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Germany's governing parties have agreed on a 130 billion euro ($146 billion) stimulus package meant to help kick-start Europe's biggest economy, which has taken a heavy hit from the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool)

Germany, France hope cloud data project to boost sovereignty

Jun. 4, 2020 9:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and France on Thursday launched a project to set up a European cloud computing platform that they hope will enhance European economic sovereignty in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and break the continent's dependence on U.S. and Chinese companies. The platform, entitled GAIA-X, is...

A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 4, 2020.  Asian stock markets are mixed after Wall Street rose on better U.S. jobs and manufacturing data than expected.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asia markets mixed after Wall Street rises on better US data

Jun. 3, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

Most Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after Wall Street gain on surveys showing better U.S. jobs and manufacturing conditions than expected. Benchmarks in Shanghai and Hong Kong declined while Tokyo, Sydney and Southeast Asia advanced. Stock markets have risen on optimism about a possible global recovery...

Students wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus stand in a line to have their body temperatures checked before entering their classrooms at a high school in Ulsan, South Korea, Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020. (Bae Byung-soo/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: New Zealand on verge of eradicating virus

Jun. 3, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. ___ WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand is on the verge of eradicating the virus from its...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter talks with reporters in Norman, Okla. The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reversing course on its decision to no longer release COVID-19 data by city and zip code. The agency announced the move on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, after consulting with Attorney General Mike Hunter. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma health agency reverses decision on COVID-19 data

Jun. 3, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday reversed course on its decision from earlier this week to no longer release COVID-19 infection data by city and zip code. The agency made the move after consulting with Attorney General Mike Hunter, who advised them releasing...

FILE - This July 30, 2019, file photo shows an introduction page for Snapchat shown in a mobile phone displayed at Apple's App Store in Chicago. Snapchat says it will stop “promoting” President Donald Trump on its video messaging service after he sent inflammatory posts on Twitter and Facebook that included suggesting that Minneapolis protesters could be shot. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)

Snapchat to stop 'promoting' Trump amid uproar over tweets

Jun. 3, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Snapchat will stop “promoting” President Donald Trump on its video messaging service, the latest example of a social media platform adjusting how it treats this U.S. president. Last week, Twitter placed fact-check warnings on two Trump tweets that called mail-in...