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Amazon testing TikTok-style feed on its app, AI firm says

Aug. 17, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon appears to be getting the TikTok bug, joining other companies seeking to hold consumers' attention by introducing replicas of the popular social platform. The e-commerce giant has been testing a feed on its app that enables shoppers to scroll through...

Africa CDC in 'advanced' talks to obtain monkeypox vaccines

Aug. 11, 2022 07:26 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa’s public health agency says the continent of 1.3 billion people still does not have a single dose of the monkeypox vaccine, but “very advanced discussions” are underway with at least two partners. The acting director of the Africa Centers for...

UN experts report North Korea is testing nuclear triggers

Aug. 05, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts report that North Korea is testing “nuclear triggering devices” and that its preparations for another nuclear test were at a final stage in June, quoting information from unnamed countries. The panel of experts said in new excerpts from their...

A Russian judge is issuing her findings before issuing a verdict in WNBA star Brittney Griner's drug trial. CORRECTS: A previous APNewsAlert erroneously reported the judge's gender.

Aug. 04, 2022 11:03 AM EDT
KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — A Russian judge is issuing her findings before issuing a verdict in WNBA star Brittney Griner's drug trial. CORRECTS: A previous APNewsAlert erroneously reported the judge's gender.

Russian court to deliver verdict in U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner's drug trial on Thursday

Aug. 04, 2022 09:09 AM EDT
KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — Russian court to deliver verdict in U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner's drug trial on Thursday.

How an AP reporter broke the Tuskegee syphilis story

Jul. 25, 2022 08:02 AM EDT

SOUTHPORT, N.C. (AP) — Jean Heller was toiling away on the floor of the Miami Beach Convention Center when an Associated Press colleague from the opposite end of the country walked into her workspace behind the event stage and handed her a thin manila envelope. “I’m not an...

Former Theranos exec Ramesh Balwani convicted of fraud

Jul. 07, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted former Theranos executive Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani of collaborating with disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes in a massive fraud involving the blood-testing company that once enthralled Silicon Valley. The 12 jurors found...

River trash traps chew at huge ocean plastics problem

Jun. 16, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

Floating fences in India. Whimsical water- and solar-driven conveyor belts with googly eyes in Baltimore. Rechargeable aquatic drones and a bubble barrier in The Netherlands. These are some of the sophisticated and at times low-tech inventions being deployed to capture plastic trash...

North Korean leader reaffirms arms buildup in party meeting

Jun. 11, 2022 06:21 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doubled down on his arms buildup in the face of what he described as an aggravating security environment while outside governments monitor signs of a possibly imminent North Korean nuclear test explosion. Kim’s comments...

N Korean ruling party meets amid expectation of nuclear test

Jun. 08, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has convened a political conference where he’s expected to review state affairs, including a COVID-19 outbreak, and possibly address relations with Washington and Seoul amid his revived nuclear brinkmanship. The plenary...