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GM's Cruise heads down new road with new robotaxi concept

Jan. 21, 2020 10:16 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — General Motors' self-driving car company will attempt to deliver on its long-running promise to provide a more environmentally friendly ride-hailing service in an unorthodox vehicle designed to eliminate the need for human operators to transport people around crowded cities. The...

UN report: 70% of world lives where inequality has grown

Jan. 21, 2020 9:23 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 70% of the world’s people live in countries where inequality has grown since 1990, including China and India, and growing inequalities are benefiting the wealthiest, a U.N. report said Tuesday. But increasing inequality is not a universal trend, the World Social...

Proposal bans holding cellphones while driving in Virginia

Jan. 21, 2020 7:57 PM EST

Karen Giles was proud of her 30 years as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician, her daughter said, until she was killed last February when a dump truck driver looked down at his phone to text a friend about a Valentine’s Day gift. Giles’ daughter, Meredith Spies, said she now...

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2019, file photo shows the Netflix app on an iPhone in New York. Netflix reports financial results Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Netflix holds its own in the streaming wars - for now

Jan. 21, 2020 7:27 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is holding its ground in the streaming wars, passing its first big test since Apple and Disney launched rival services. The company added 8.8 million worldwide subscribers during its fourth quarter, surpassing expectations at a time when it faces heated competition. Netflix had...

FILE - In this July 10, 2019 file photo, U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald checks his news website at his home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian prosecutors accused Greenwald on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, of involvement in hacking the phones of Brazilian officials involved in a corruption investigation, though Brazil's high court had blocked investigations of the journalist or his Brazil-based news outlet in relation to the case. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

Brazilian prosecutors accuse Glenn Greenwald in hacking case

Jan. 21, 2020 7:24 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Prosecutors accused U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday of involvement in hacking the phones of Brazilian officials involved in a corruption investigation, though Brazil's high court had blocked investigations of the journalist or his Brazil-based news outlet in relation to the...

UK lays out tough child data privacy rules

Jan. 21, 2020 7:02 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Social media sites, games and other online services won’t be allowed to “nudge” British kids into revealing personal details or lowering their privacy settings, under tough new rules drawn up by the country’s privacy regulator. The set of standards aimed at...

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announces 30 new Border-to-Border broadband grants during a news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in St. Paul, Minn. The grants will provide access to reliable, high speed internet to more Minnesotans in underserved and unserved areas of the state. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Walz announces $23M for expanding rural broadband statewide

Jan. 21, 2020 5:56 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota is awarding more than $23 million in grants to 30 projects throughout the state to help bring high-quality broadband access to underserved and unserved parts of the state, Gov. Tim Walz announced Tuesday. “Fast, reliable broadband access is a critical economic...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo a worker looks up underneath a Boeing 737 MAX jet in Renton, Wash. Boeing doesn't expect federal regulators to approve its changes to the grounded 737 Max until this summer, according to two people familiar with the matter. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Boeing doesn't expect Max jet to be cleared until summer

Jan. 21, 2020 4:20 PM EST

Boeing said Tuesday that it doesn't expect federal regulators to approve its changes to the grounded 737 Max until this summer, several months longer than the company was saying just a few weeks ago. That timetable — the latest of several delays in the plane's approval process — will create more...

Police could be helped by virtual counselors in crisis calls

Jan. 21, 2020 4:05 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A shortage of mental health professionals in South Dakota, especially in rural areas, could be addressed by having trained counselors remotely assist police officers using readily available technology, lawmakers said Tuesday. Lawmakers are considering a package of eight bills this year...

Corps trims water flowing into lower Missouri River

Jan. 21, 2020 3:55 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water being released into the Missouri River from Gavins Point Dam will be reduced slightly to protect drinking water supplies even though the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is still working to eliminate water from last year. The Corps said Tuesday it is trimming the amount...