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Turkey detains dozens for alleged cryptocurrency fraud

Apr. 23, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police have detained 62 people as part of an investigation into a cryptocurrency exchange that is being accused of defrauding investors, according to the country’s state-run news agency. Anadolu news agency said Friday prosecutors issued...

Jobs are make-or-break argument for Biden in climate plan

Apr. 23, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is bringing out the billionaires, the CEOs and the union executives Friday to help sell President Joe Biden's climate-friendly transformation of the U.S. economy at a virtual summit of world leaders. The closing day of the two-day...

Texting option weighed for upcoming '988' suicide hotline

Apr. 22, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

Recognizing that many Americans rely on texting, U.S. regulators are weighing whether to require that phone companies allow people to text a suicide hotline. The Federal Communications Commission last summer voted to require a new “988” number for people to call to...

Countering Biden, GOP pitches $568B for infrastructure

Apr. 22, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a public works proposal with a much smaller price tag and a narrower definition of infrastructure than what President Joe Biden has proposed, highlighting the stark differences between the two sides that will be difficult...

Consumer Reports tricks Tesla to drive with no one at wheel

Apr. 22, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Consumer Reports said Thursday it was able to easily trick a Tesla into driving in the car's Autopilot mode with no one at the wheel. Its test came just days after a Tesla crashed in Texas, killing the two men in the car. Authorities say...

Unmute, please: Echoes, glitches resound in virtual summit

Apr. 22, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate. Climate. Macron. Macron again. Beep. Beep. Beep. Can someone please tell Vladimir Putin he’s on live? Mr. President, Mr. President? And please unmute yourself, Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Just like the...

The Latest: Mayors ask Biden for consult on climate migrants

Apr. 22, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's global climate summit (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The mayors of a dozen major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, New York City and San Diego, are asking President Joe Biden to consult them as...

DeSantis, Army Corps reach deal on major Everglades project.

Apr. 22, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an agreement Thursday with the Army Corps of Engineers that will continue work on a key reservoir in Everglades restoration. Work on the long-stalled Everglades Agricultural Area reservoir in western Palm Beach County...

EPA funds help South Carolina upgrade diesel school buses

Apr. 22, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As congressional Democrats introduce legislation to electrify the nation's school bus fleet, South Carolina is getting nearly half a million in federal funds to upgrade some of the state's older diesel school buses. A $480,000 grant from the U.S....

NASA's Mars helicopter soars higher, longer on 2nd flight

Apr. 22, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s little Mars helicopter aced its second test flight Thursday, soaring even higher and longer than before. The 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) chopper, named Ingenuity, hovered longer and also flew side to side this time, according to NASA's...