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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a rocket carrying the last satellite of the Beidou Navigation Satellite System blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. China launched the final satellite in its Beidou constellation that emulates the U.S. Global Positioning System, marking a further step in the country's advance as a major space power. (Xue Chen/Xinhua via AP)

China launches final satellite in GPS-like Beidou system

Jun. 23, 2020 2:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday launched the final satellite in its Beidou constellation that emulates and may seek to compete with the U.S. Global Positioning System, marking a further step in the country's advance as a major space power. The launch of the satellite onboard a Long March-3 rocket was...

A person holds a smartphone with the official 'Corona Warn-App' (Corona Warning Application) in Berlin, Germany, Monday, June 15, 2020. The app will be introduced on Tuesday, June 16 by the German authorities. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Coronavirus tracing app a test for privacy-minded Germany

Jun. 16, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany launched a coronavirus tracing app Tuesday that officials say is so secure even government ministers can use it, though developers acknowledge it isn't perfect yet. Smartphone apps have been touted as a high-tech tool in the effort to track down potential COVID-19 infections. Experts...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo,  a model of Chinese Beidou Navigation Satellite System is displayed during the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, also known as Airshow China 2018, in Zhuhai city, south China's Guangdong province. Citing technical reasons, China has delayed the launch of the final satellite to complete its Beidou Navigation Satellite System constellation that emulates the U.S. Global Positioning System. The official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday, June 16, 2020’s mission aboard a Long March-3 rocket from the southwestern satellite launch base of Xicheng was scrubbed after pre-launch checks discovered “product technical problems.” (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

China delays launch to complete GPS-like Beidou network

Jun. 16, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Citing technical reasons, China has delayed the launch of the final satellite to complete its Beidou Navigation Satellite System constellation that emulates the U.S. Global Positioning System. The official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday’s mission aboard a Long March-3 rocket from...

Wildlife officials relocate 3 grizzlies found near Swan Lake

May. 13, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Three grizzly bears trapped along Swan Lake in Montana were relocated after weeks of roaming the area, invading yards and ravaging garbage and hummingbird feeders, wildlife officials said. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks on Friday captured and released two females, weighing 173...

Man paroled in officer's 1997 death to face escape charge

May. 12, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man who served time for his involvement in the 1997 killing of a New Hampshire police officer has been accused of escape after failing to show up for a meeting with his parole officer earlier this year. Kevin Paul, 41, was paroled in September. In February, he said his GPS...