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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, trader Michael Capolino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street is opening sharply lower Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, led by financial stocks, after a report alleged banks were profiting from illicit dealings with disreputable people and criminal networks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, FIle)

Wall Street falls, S&P 500 down 1.2% as global markets swoon

Sep. 21, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street slumped Monday as markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain, though the S&P 500 had pared its losses by the end of the day. The drops began in Asia as soon as trading opened for the week, and they accelerated in Europe on worries about...

Micosoft will buy video game maker ZeniMax for $7.5 billion

Sep. 21, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft is buying the company behind popular video games The Elder Scrolls, Doom and Fallout. The software giant said Monday that it is paying $7.5 billion for ZeniMax Media, the parent company of video game publisher Bethesda Softworks. Microsoft said it is buying Bethesda in part...

New Mexico utility, lab partner to make grid more resilient

Sep. 21, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric utility and one of the nation's premiere federal research laboratories will team up on a series of projects aimed at making the electric grid more resilient as the state prepares to add more renewable energy to the mix, officials said Monday. ...

Scientists combat anti-Semitism with artificial intelligence

Sep. 21, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An international team of scientists said Monday it had joined forces to combat the spread of anti-Semitism online with the help of artificial intelligence. The project Decoding Anti-Semitism includes discourse analysts, computational linguists and historians who will develop a “highly...

Computer analysis use in 'revenge porn' case involving mayor

Sep. 21, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s State Law Enforcement Division is using computer analysis as part of an ongoing investigation into video released of Belton Mayor Tiffany Ownbey that her attorney says is a case of “revenge porn.” A spokesman for the agency, which was asked to...

FILE - This Jan. 27, 2020, file photo shows a General Motors logo at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich. Shares in electric- and hydrogen-powered truck startup Nikola plunged on Monday Sept. 21, 2020, after the company's founder Trevor Milton resigned amid allegations of fraud - just two weeks after signing a $2 billion partnership with General Motors. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Founder of GM electric truck partner quits amid allegations

Sep. 21, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares in electric and hydrogen-powered truck startup Nikola plunged on Monday after the company's founder resigned amid allegations of fraud - just two weeks after signing a $2 billion partnership with General Motors. The company said late Sunday that Trevor Milton resigned and...

FILE - A federal judge has approved a request from a group of WeChat users to delay looming U.S. government restrictions that could effectively make the popular app nearly impossible to use. In a ruling dated Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California said the government’s actions would affect users’ First Amendment rights as an effective ban on the app removes their platform for communication. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Judge agrees to delay US government restrictions on WeChat

Sep. 21, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has approved a request from a group of U.S. WeChat users to delay looming federal government restrictions that could effectively make the popular app nearly impossible to use. In a ruling dated Saturday, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California said the government's actions...

Hawaii provides $10M in grants to make protective equipment

Sep. 21, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The state of Hawaii plans to provide $10 million in grants for small businesses to manufacture personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. Democratic Lt. Gov Josh Green supports the grant program and said there is a lasting need for the health safety...

Anchorage projects $17M budget shortfall due to coronavirus

Sep. 21, 2020 9:33 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The municipal government of Alaska's largest city has projected a $17 million revenue shortfall for 2020 because of the economic impact of the coronavirus. The loss represents 3% of the general government operating budget for Anchorage, The Anchorage Daily News reported on...

Engineers are using lasers to test new Outer Banks bridge

Sep. 21, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) — Engineers are shooting trillions of laser beams at a new bridge on North Carolina's Outer Banks to make sure it will withstand the harsh elements of the Atlantic coast. The Virginian-Pilot reported Sunday that the tests are being done on the $252 million Marc Basnight Bridge. It...