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GM's Cruise heads down new road with new robotaxi concept

Jan. 21, 2020 10:16 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — General Motors' self-driving car company will attempt to deliver on its long-running promise to provide a more environmentally friendly ride-hailing service in an unorthodox vehicle designed to eliminate the need for human operators to transport people around crowded cities. The...

UN report: 70% of world lives where inequality has grown

Jan. 21, 2020 9:23 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 70% of the world’s people live in countries where inequality has grown since 1990, including China and India, and growing inequalities are benefiting the wealthiest, a U.N. report said Tuesday. But increasing inequality is not a universal trend, the World Social...

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2019, file photo shows the Netflix app on an iPhone in New York. Netflix reports financial results Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Netflix holds its own in the streaming wars - for now

Jan. 21, 2020 7:27 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is holding its ground in the streaming wars, passing its first big test since Apple and Disney launched rival services. The company added 8.8 million worldwide subscribers during its fourth quarter, surpassing expectations at a time when it faces heated competition. Netflix had...

FILE - In this July 10, 2019 file photo, U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald checks his news website at his home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian prosecutors accused Greenwald on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, of involvement in hacking the phones of Brazilian officials involved in a corruption investigation, though Brazil's high court had blocked investigations of the journalist or his Brazil-based news outlet in relation to the case. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

Brazilian prosecutors accuse Glenn Greenwald in hacking case

Jan. 21, 2020 7:24 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Prosecutors accused U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday of involvement in hacking the phones of Brazilian officials involved in a corruption investigation, though Brazil's high court had blocked investigations of the journalist or his Brazil-based news outlet in relation to the...

UK lays out tough child data privacy rules

Jan. 21, 2020 7:02 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Social media sites, games and other online services won’t be allowed to “nudge” British kids into revealing personal details or lowering their privacy settings, under tough new rules drawn up by the country’s privacy regulator. The set of standards aimed at...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo a worker looks up underneath a Boeing 737 MAX jet in Renton, Wash. Boeing doesn't expect federal regulators to approve its changes to the grounded 737 Max until this summer, according to two people familiar with the matter. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Boeing doesn't expect Max jet to be cleared until summer

Jan. 21, 2020 4:20 PM EST

Boeing said Tuesday that it doesn't expect federal regulators to approve its changes to the grounded 737 Max until this summer, several months longer than the company was saying just a few weeks ago. That timetable — the latest of several delays in the plane's approval process — will create more...

U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham addresses state and Alaska Native leaders Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. Dillingham will travel to Toksook Bay, on an island just off Alaska's western coast, for the first count on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

What you need to know before 2020 census starts in Alaska

Jan. 21, 2020 3:31 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The 2020 Census kicks off Tuesday in remote Alaska. U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham will be there to conduct the first count in the Bering Sea community of Toksook Bay. ___ WHY IS THE 2020 CENSUS STARTING IN ALASKA? With its sparse population and subzero temperature,...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jan. 21, 2020 3:24 PM EST

App Store Official Charts for the week ending January 19, 2020: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. TouchRetouch, Adva-Soft 2. Minecraft, Mojang 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 5. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 6. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. Plague...

A police security guard patrols on the roof of a hotel ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum will take place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

The Latest: Swiss questioned Russian suspects before Davos

Jan. 21, 2020 1:30 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Swiss police say two Russians who were reportedly checked as suspected spies in the town of Davos months ago were released without any charges. Switzerland’s Tages Anzeiger newspaper...

Clouds drift over the European Central Bank, right, in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Central banks join to study possible digital currencies

Jan. 21, 2020 9:58 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Major central banks have joined together to explore whether they should issue digital currencies as the use of cash declines and more people turn to electronic forms of paying. The study group is made up of the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan, the Bank of Canada, the...