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US: Focus new Russia sanctions on oil revenue, arms supplies

Sep. 28, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Future sanctions over President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine must focus on depriving Putin of what he needs to fund and fight the war: revenue from Russia’s oil and gas sales and access to global supply networks to replenish his military, two architects of the Biden...

Amazon unveils bedside device that tracks sleeping patterns

Sep. 28, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Soon enough, a bedside Amazon device might know whether you’re sleeping — or not. The e-commerce and tech giant said Wednesday it will start selling a device later this year that can track sleeping patterns without a wristband. The device, called...

VW readies Porsche IPO in one of Europe's largest listings

Sep. 28, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen was nearing the finish line Wednesday as it readied the sale of shares in luxury carmaker Porsche ahead of an expected market listing that will rank among the largest such offerings in European history. The German automaker estimates the deal...

French Senate report denounces sexual abuse in porn industry

Sep. 28, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Sexual and physical abuse in France's porn industry is “systemic” and lawmakers should better regulate the production of videos and protect children who are “heavily exposed” to the content, according to a French Senate report released Wednesday. The report,...

Network nightly newscasts morph, adapt for the streaming age

Sep. 28, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than half a century, ABC, CBS and NBC have aired evening newscasts each weeknight on television. This fall, the competition has spread to another medium. The launch of John Dickerson's “CBS News Prime Time” in September means that all three news...

US seeks united front in Asia despite Korea, Japan tensions

Sep. 28, 2022 05:12 AM EDT

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — Standing on the deck of an American destroyer at a naval base here on Wednesday, Vice President Kamala Harris directly challenged China by accusing it of “disturbing behavior” and “provocations” around Taiwan. Harris said the United States would in...

Australia demands Optus pay for new customer ID documents

Sep. 28, 2022 04:08 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s federal and state governments on Wednesday called for Optus to pay for replacing identification documents including passports and driver’s licenses to avoid identity fraud after 9.8 million of the telecommunications company’s customers had personal...

VP Harris seeks computer chip partners in Japan meetings

Sep. 27, 2022 21:54 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Armed with a new law that boosts U.S. support for computer chip manufacturing, Vice President Kamala Harris said the administration was looking for new investments and partnerships as she sat down with Japanese technology executives on Wednesday. The morning meeting on...

Ivey announces 'transformative' broadband expansion in state

Sep. 27, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday awarded an $82.45 million grant for what she said will be a transformative project to expand broadband service in the state. Ivey said the grant will be used by Fiber Utility Network, a corporation formed by eight rural...

Prototype electric airplane takes first flight

Sep. 27, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — A prototype, all-electric airplane took its first flight Tuesday morning in central Washington state. The Seattle Times reports that if the Federal Aviation Administration eventually certifies the small airplane to carry passengers, it could become the...