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China plans to send San Diego Zoo more pandas this year, reintroducing panda diplomacy

Feb. 22, 2024 03:32 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — China plans to send a new pair of giant pandas to the San Diego Zoo, renewing its longstanding gesture of friendship toward the United States after a recalling nearly all the iconic bears on loan to U.S. zoos as relations soured between the two nations. The China...

US Congress members praise Taiwan's democracy in a visit that's certain to draw China's scrutiny

Feb. 22, 2024 02:15 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A group of United States Congress members met with Taiwan's president Thursday in a show of support that’s certain to draw scrutiny from China, which opposes such visits and sees them as a challenge to its claim of sovereignty over the island. A visit by...

Japan's Nikkei stock index breaks its 1989 record and surges to an all-time high

Feb. 22, 2024 01:43 AM EST

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index surged Thursday past the record it set in 1989 before its financial bubble burst, ushering in an era of faltering growth. The index closed Thursday at 39,098.68, up 2.2%. It had been hovering for weeks near 34-year highs. Its previous record was...

An online dump of Chinese hacking documents offers a rare window into pervasive state surveillance

Feb. 21, 2024 23:49 PM EST

Chinese police are investigating an unauthorized and highly unusual online dump of documents from a private security contractor linked to the nation's top policing agency and other parts of its government — a trove that catalogs apparent hacking activity and tools to spy on both Chinese and...

China plans to send San Diego Zoo more pandas this year, reigniting its panda diplomacy

Feb. 21, 2024 23:10 PM EST
SAN DIEGO (AP) — China plans to send San Diego Zoo more pandas this year, reigniting its panda diplomacy.

Congress' top China critics arrive in Taiwan for a visit that's sure to draw scrutiny from Beijing

Feb. 21, 2024 20:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of Congress' staunchest critics of China are visiting Taiwan in a show of support that is certain to draw scrutiny from Beijing, which views such interactions as a challenge to its claim of sovereignty over the island. The delegation is led by Rep. Mike...

Nvidia's 4Q revenue, profit soar thanks to demand for its chips used for artificial intelligence

Feb. 21, 2024 20:29 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nvidia Corp., which has seen its value skyrocket over the past year thanks to soaring demand for its graphics chips used for artificial intelligence, posted stronger-than-expected results Wednesday for its latest quarter, with its revenue more than tripling from a year...

How is an ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens allegedly linked to Russian intelligence?

Feb. 21, 2024 20:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosive allegations at the center of an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden were false, federal prosecutors said, and came from an ex-FBI informant who said he was in touch with Russian intelligence. The informant, Alexander Smirnov, is “actively...

Federal judge affirms MyPillow's Mike Lindell must pay $5M in election data dispute

Feb. 21, 2024 17:52 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday affirmed a $5 million arbitration award against MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell in favor of a software engineer who challenged data that Lindell said proves China interfered in the 2020 U.S. presidential election and tipped the outcome to...

Silent brain changes precede Alzheimer's. Researchers have new clues about which come first

Feb. 21, 2024 17:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alzheimer’s quietly ravages the brain long before symptoms appear and now scientists have new clues about the dominolike sequence of those changes — a potential window to one day intervene. A large study in China tracked middle-aged and older adults for 20...