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Virgin Orbit rocket launches 7 US defense satellites

Jul. 02, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Virgin Orbit rocket carrying seven U.S. Defense Department satellites was launched from a special Boeing 747 flying off the Southern California coast and streaked toward space Friday night. The modified jumbo jet took off from Mojave Air and Space Port in the...

Australia prioritizes reducing emissions and cheaper EVs

Jul. 02, 2022 04:06 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government is putting climate change at the top of its legislative agenda when Parliament sits next month for the first time since the May 21 election, with bills to enshrine a cut in greenhouse gas emissions and make electric cars cheaper, a minister...

Experts: California lacked safeguards for gun owner info

Jul. 01, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Cybersecurity experts say the California Department of Justice apparently failed to follow basic security procedures on its website, exposing the personal information of potentially hundreds of thousands of gun owners. The website was designed to only...

Trump social media firm subpoened by feds, stock regulators

Jul. 01, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's social media company and some of its employees received subpoenas from both a federal grand jury and securities regulators, according to a public disclosure Friday, possibly delaying or even killing a deal promising a cash infusion needed to take on Twitter. ...

After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce — and chaos

Jul. 01, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — At a tourism conference in Phuket last month, Thailand’s prime minister looked out at attendees and posed a question with a predictable answer. “Are you ready?” Prayuth Chan-ocha asked, dramatically removing his mask and launching what's hoped to be the...

Californians to vote on 7 ballot measures this November

Jul. 01, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will weigh in on seven ballot measures this fall, the fewest to appear on a statewide general election ballot since 2014. Thursday was the deadline to qualify measures for the November ballot. Secretary of State Shirley Weber confirmed...

Wall Street closes higher but still ends week in the red

Jul. 01, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

Stocks on Wall Street shook off a downbeat start and ended broadly higher Friday, though the rebound was not enough to erase their losses for the week. The S&P 500 rose 1.1% after having been down 0.9% in the early going. The gain snapped a four-day losing streak for the...

Germany wants ads, influencers to note use of beauty filters

Jul. 01, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German state officials said Friday that they want advertisers and social media influencers to label any photos that have used so-called beauty filters. Critics argue that the filters, which offer easy ways to touch up images and remove supposed blemishes, promote...

Julian Assange appeals to UK court against extradition to US

Jul. 01, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has appealed against the British's government decision last month to order his extradition to the U.S. The appeal was filed Friday at the High Court, the latest twist in a decade-long legal saga sparked by his website's publication of...

Chip shortage leaves 95K GM vehicles unfinished in storage

Jul. 01, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The global shortage of computer chips and other parts forced General Motors to build 95,000 vehicles without certain components during the second quarter. The Detroit automaker said in a regulatory filing Friday that most of the incomplete vehicles were built in...