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EU's Borrell voices solidarity with US in SolarWinds hack

Apr. 15, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union' foreign policy chief expressed “solidarity" with the U.S. Thursday in the wake of the so-called SolarWinds hack, a breach of federal government agencies and American corporations that's blamed on Russian hackers. At least nine...

Canadian lawmaker caught naked during video conference

Apr. 15, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian Parliament member was caught stark naked in a virtual meeting of the House of Commons. William Amos, who has represented the Quebec district of Pontiac since 2015, appeared on the screens of his fellow lawmakers completely naked...

Google Earth adds time lapse video to depict climate change

Apr. 15, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — The Google Earth app is adding a new video feature that draws upon nearly four decades of satellite imagery to vividly illustrate how climate change has affected glaciers, beaches, forests and other places around the world. The tool unveiled...

Toyota recalls Venza SUVs to fix air bag wiring problem

Apr. 15, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling nearly 280,000 Venza SUVs in the U.S. because a wiring problem can stop the side air bags from inflating in a crash. The recall covers Venzas from the 2009 through 2015 model years. Documents posted Thursday by the U.S. National...

US expels Russian diplomats, imposes new round of sanctions

Apr. 15, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday announced the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats and sanctions against dozens of people and companies as it moved to hold the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year's presidential election and the hacking of federal agencies....

NFL reprises Draft-a-Thon to raise money for pandemic relief

Apr. 15, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is bringing back the Draft-a-Thon that raised money last year for charities dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. The league announced Thursday that this year’s three-day fundraiser coinciding with the NFL draft April 29-May 1 and hosted by...

Walmart invests in GM's Cruise autonomous vehicle subsidiary

Apr. 15, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Walmart and some institutional investors have joined the latest investment in Cruise, bumping the capital influx into the General Motors autonomous vehicle subsidiary from over $2 billion to $2.75 billion. Walmart and Cruise announced a partnership last...

UW-Madison hires former Foxconn exec to expand partnerships

Apr. 15, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Madison has hired a former Foxconn Technology Group official to lead its efforts to build and expand partnerships with companies looking to engage with school. Foxconn's former deputy director of U.S. strategic...

'Hillbilly Elegy' author J.D. Vance quits firm after tweets

Apr. 15, 2021 07:08 AM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — “Hillbilly Elegy” author J.D. Vance has resigned from the board of a company that uses green technology to mass-produce food in Appalachia, days after sending some controversial tweets. Vance was an early investor in AppHarvest, a...

EU top court backs bloc in ban on electric pulse fishing

Apr. 15, 2021 06:02 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s highest court on Thursday backed the bloc’s decision to ban as of July the practice of using electric shocks to stun fish before scooping them up in nets. The European Court of Justice dismissed a Dutch challenge arguing that the...