Congress OKs bill to allow killing sea lions to help salmon 2018-12-12T19:35:32Z 2018-12-12T19:31:17Z 2018-12-12T19:33:44Z Congress has agreed to make it easier to kill sea lions threatening fragile runs of salmon in the Northwest. Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves 2018-12-12T19:35:06Z 2018-12-11T20:11:31Z 2018-12-12T19:33:30Z Jersey City is teaming up with Amazon to try and thwart the thefts of packages during the Christmas season. Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak 2018-12-12T19:34:04Z 2018-12-11T09:01:03Z 2018-12-12T19:33:08Z Two Russian cosmonauts are preparing to venture outside the International Space Station to inspect a section where a mysterious leak has been discovered.
UN chief calls for compromise and sacrifice at climate talks 2018-12-12T19:34:01Z 2018-12-12T09:01:02Z 2018-12-12T19:33:06Z Germany's environment minister wants more European Union funds to support regions affected by the closure of coal mines.
NASA's Mars lander takes selfie from above with robotic arm 2018-12-12T19:33:58Z 2018-12-11T23:31:23Z 2018-12-12T19:33:05Z NASA's new Mars lander takes selfie from above, using camera on its long robotic arm. NASA's Voyager 2 becomes 2nd craft in interstellar space 2018-12-12T19:33:55Z 2018-12-10T16:08:11Z 2018-12-12T19:33:04Z NASA's Voyager 2 becomes only 2nd human-made object to reach space between the stars.
States ask court to stop Trump from reviving US coal sales 2018-12-12T19:33:52Z 2018-12-12T18:41:20Z 2018-12-12T19:33:03Z Four states that say burning coal will hurt their residents as it makes climate change worse are trying to stop the Trump administration from selling vast reserves of the fuel that are beneath public lands. NASA's first look: Tiny asteroid is studded with boulders 2018-12-12T19:33:49Z 2018-12-10T22:18:02Z 2018-12-12T19:33:02Z NASA's first look: Tiny asteroid Bennu has more boulders, moister than scientists initially thought.
Washington state builds new bridge for migrating wildlife 2018-12-12T19:33:47Z 2018-12-12T06:21:35Z 2018-12-12T19:32:59Z Washington state is finishing construction on its largest wildlife bridge: a 35-foot-tall, 66-foot-wide span that will carry myriad migrating animals over busy Interstate 90. Scary warming at poles showing up at weird times, places 2018-12-12T19:33:45Z 2018-12-11T22:11:19Z 2018-12-12T19:32:57Z Melting in the Arctic and Antarctica is getting worse, showing up at the oddest times, like winter, and in unexpected places. The Latest: Countries to step up action to curb warming 2018-12-12T19:33:42Z 2018-12-12T09:41:02Z 2018-12-12T19:32:55Z U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres has flown back to Poland in an effort to support struggling talks on ways of fighting climate change. 2 technicians killed at Antarctica science station 2018-12-12T19:33:39Z 2018-12-12T19:31:26Z 2018-12-12T19:32:54Z The National Science Foundation says two technicians performing fire system maintenance at an Antarctica scientific station were found unconscious and died.
Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming 2018-12-12T19:32:28Z 2018-12-12T16:51:13Z 2018-12-12T19:32:10Z Health insurance sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act are down with just a few days left to enroll, and it's happening even though premiums are stable, consumers have more choice and millions of uninsured people can still get financial help.
China mum on detained Canadian, queries status of employer 2018-12-12T19:21:53Z 2018-12-12T09:31:02Z 2018-12-12T19:21:34Z Chinese are cheering a Canadian court's decision to release a top Huawei Technologies executive on bail. Verizon loses bet on digital ads, takes $4.6B accounting hit 2018-12-12T19:12:23Z 2018-12-12T13:11:17Z 2018-12-12T19:12:06Z Verizon takes a $4.6B hit related to its Oath media business.
Tencent Music shares rise on first trading day 2018-12-12T19:12:09Z 2018-12-12T19:11:21Z 2018-12-12T19:11:55Z Shares in Chinese streaming music giant Tencent Music Entertainment rise 8 percent on first day of trading. US officials: China poses serious national security threat 2018-12-12T19:11:54Z 2018-12-12T16:21:12Z 2018-12-12T19:11:45Z U.S. national security officials say China's cyber threats and the theft of intellectual property from American companies poses one of the largest economic and national security challenges.
Global stocks jump as technology and energy companies rise 2018-12-12T19:11:50Z 2018-12-12T15:31:10Z 2018-12-12T19:11:43Z Global stock indexes are climbing as the market changes course again, reversing some of its losses from last week. OMG: California regulators consider charge on text messaging 2018-12-12T19:01:27Z 2018-12-12T17:51:14Z 2018-12-12T19:01:20Z California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor.
Google grilled in Congress: What's ahead for tech companies 2018-12-12T18:54:09Z 2018-12-12T08:01:41Z 2018-12-12T18:53:34Z Lawmakers pepper Google CEO with questions that give inkling of the issues facing tech next year.
Brands born on the internet embrace physical stores 2018-12-12T18:54:06Z 2018-12-11T15:41:22Z 2018-12-12T18:53:31Z Brands born on the internet embrace physical stores and head to the suburban malls. Russian official offers to unveil correspondence with US 2018-12-12T18:54:05Z 2018-12-11T13:11:24Z 2018-12-12T18:53:29Z A top official at Russia's cybersecurity agency has offered to publish its communications with American counterparts during the 2016 U.S. election campaign. Google accelerates Plus closure after another privacy lapse 2018-12-12T18:53:58Z 2018-12-10T20:58:07Z 2018-12-12T18:53:23Z Google to close Plus service earlier planned after privacy flaw exposed personal information of 52.5 million users.
For retailers, the smartphone is future of store experience 2018-12-12T18:53:52Z 2018-12-12T16:31:13Z 2018-12-12T18:53:22Z Retailers give shoppers more control of the store experience with high tech features on mobile apps, but there's still room for improvement.
Hints of Democratic agenda as Google CEO testifies 2018-12-12T18:53:48Z 2018-12-11T08:21:10Z 2018-12-12T18:53:18Z Google's CEO faces grilling from U.S. House lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands in tailoring search results.
Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans 2018-12-12T18:53:46Z 2018-12-11T06:11:07Z 2018-12-12T18:53:15Z Hertz partners with Clear to speed car rental process with biometric scanning.
Artificial dyes fading, but food will still get color boosts 2018-12-12T18:44:15Z 2018-12-10T15:28:12Z 2018-12-12T18:43:35Z Artificial dyes are falling out of favor, but foods get color boosts in other unexpected ways.
Croak to croon: City frogs sing more alluring love songs 2018-12-12T18:32:05Z 2018-12-10T16:18:10Z 2018-12-12T18:31:58Z A new study finds that city frogs and rainforest frogs don't sing the same tune.
Chinese court bans some iPhones over Qualcomm dispute 2018-12-12T17:34:56Z 2018-12-10T17:31:10Z 2018-12-12T17:33:44Z U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm says it's won an order in a Chinese court banning some Apple phones in China over alleged patent infringements.
Climate group: 14 activists banned by conference host Poland 2018-12-12T15:12:14Z 2018-12-10T17:41:06Z 2018-12-12T15:12:13Z An environmental group says at least 14 foreigners have been detained or deported by Poland's Border Guard since the start of the U.N. climate conference in the south of the country.
Big shareholder at Yelp wants a board reshuffle 2018-12-12T14:42:09Z 2018-12-10T13:08:08Z 2018-12-12T14:42:06Z Large shareholder at Yelp, citing missteps, wants seeks a board reshuffling. China and US discuss plans for trade talks 2018-12-12T14:21:19Z 2018-12-11T04:01:04Z 2018-12-12T14:21:16Z China, US discuss plans for trade talks in sign negotiations going ahead despite tension over Huawei arrest.
Christmas tree farmers aim to boost sales via social media 2018-12-12T13:41:26Z 2018-12-11T06:41:09Z 2018-12-12T13:41:18Z Christmas tree farmers nationwide are fighting back against the growing popularity of the artificial Christmas evergreen with a social media ad campaign.
GoPro to move production out of China over tariff concerns 2018-12-12T12:53:15Z 2018-12-10T17:01:01Z 2018-12-12T12:53:11Z Action-camera maker GoPro says it will move production of U.S.-bound cameras out of China by the summer over tariff-related concerns.
Huawei CFO gets bail; China detains ex-Canadian diplomat 2018-12-12T09:41:54Z 2018-12-11T09:51:01Z 2018-12-12T09:41:50Z China's foreign minister vows to defend its citizens as Huawei executive arrested in Canada awaits bail decision.
The Latest: German minister stresses future for coal workers 2018-12-12T09:02:40Z 2018-12-11T10:01:17Z 2018-12-12T09:02:02Z Scientists are increasingly finding the fingerprints of climate change in droughts, storms and heatwaves, according to research published Tuesday.
UN science panel chief calls for more action to curb warming 2018-12-12T07:54:28Z 2018-12-11T09:11:02Z 2018-12-12T07:54:28Z National leaders and ministers are preparing for the final stretch of U.N. climate talks, with just days left to break through thorny issue that diplomats have struggled to resolve. Report: Uber files preliminary papers for Wall Street debut 2018-12-12T06:52:50Z 2018-12-08T02:08:09Z 2018-12-12T06:52:29Z Report: Ride-hailing giant Uber has filed confidential preliminary paperwork for selling stock to the public. Attack at Christmas market in French city kills 3, wounds 12 2018-12-12T06:52:07Z 2018-12-11T20:11:32Z 2018-12-12T06:52:01Z French media have reported a shooting in Strasbourg and the Interior Ministry has called on the public to remain indoors amid a "serious security event" in the city center. China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon 2018-12-11T23:03:07Z 2018-12-07T05:55:45Z 2018-12-11T23:02:25Z Rising space power China is preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission to soft-land an unmanned spacecraft on the far side of the moon.
Walker: Partial vetoes possible on some lame-duck bills 2018-12-11T22:44:33Z 2018-12-11T17:11:13Z 2018-12-11T22:43:07Z Gov. Scott Walker says the powers of his Democratic replacement will remain among the strongest of any governor in the country, even if he signs bills passed in a lame-duck session.
New NASA lander captures 1st sounds of Martian wind 2018-12-11T22:13:35Z 2018-12-07T20:28:08Z 2018-12-11T22:12:47Z NASA's new Mars lander has captured the first sounds of the Martian wind.
US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird 2018-12-11T20:43:36Z 2018-12-06T14:39:49Z 2018-12-11T20:43:33Z The Trump administration is advancing plans to ease restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activities on huge swaths of land in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species.
The Latest: Google CEO says no plans 'right now' for China 2018-12-11T18:11:42Z 2018-12-11T15:31:13Z 2018-12-11T18:11:37Z Google's CEO faces grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands. Study: Social media surpasses newspapers as news source 2018-12-11T14:21:58Z 2018-12-10T22:28:20Z 2018-12-11T14:21:25Z Survey finds that more Americans say they often get news from social media web sites than newspapers.
Tech execs at White House field ideas for US dominance 2018-12-11T13:52:26Z 2018-12-06T05:19:50Z 2018-12-11T13:52:03Z Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are planning to meet at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump's administration and the tech industry.
Global stocks buoyed by US-China trade talks 2018-12-11T13:51:27Z 2018-12-11T07:01:09Z 2018-12-11T13:51:22Z Asian markets mixed on concerns over US-China trade row, economic outlook.
China ups pressure as tech exec's hearing goes into Tuesday 2018-12-11T13:13:07Z 2018-12-10T06:48:38Z 2018-12-11T13:12:49Z China ups pressure on US, Canada for release of top Chinese technology executive. Protesters disrupt US fossil fuel event at UN climate talks 2018-12-11T12:32:24Z 2018-12-10T05:08:43Z 2018-12-11T12:31:55Z More than 450 asset managers, including major pension funds and insurance companies, are calling on governments to phase out coal-fired power plants and put a meaningful price on carbon to help tackle climate change.
California inferno gives rise to family-reuniting 'Angels' 2018-12-11T11:42:30Z 2018-12-10T14:48:09Z 2018-12-11T11:42:15Z In the aftermath of California's catastrophic wildfire, online sleuths known as 'angels' bring their skills to Paradise to reconnect friends and family with survivors.
GM fights government to retain tax credit for electric cars 2018-12-11T11:41:29Z 2018-12-09T14:18:09Z 2018-12-11T11:41:23Z General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers. Australia anti-encryption law rushed to passage 2018-12-11T08:22:29Z 2018-12-07T10:55:26Z 2018-12-11T08:22:20Z Australian leader says new cybersecurity laws urgently needed.
EKG, other heart health features come to Apple Watch 2018-12-11T07:32:41Z 2018-12-06T17:04:08Z 2018-12-11T07:32:36Z The latest software update to the newest Apple Watch, the Series 4, will now let people take EKGs of their heart and notify them when they have an irregular heartbeat.
Musk suggests Tesla's new chairwoman won't rein him in 2018-12-11T06:11:29Z 2018-12-10T00:38:25Z 2018-12-11T06:11:25Z Elon Musk dismisses the idea that Tesla's new chairwoman will have much control over his behavior.
Asian shares mixed on concerns over trade, economic outlook 2018-12-11T04:21:17Z 2018-12-10T15:08:09Z 2018-12-11T04:21:13Z Major global stock indexes are mostly lower Monday morning following steep losses the week before.
Internet access via mobile phones starts for all Cubans 2018-12-11T03:32:14Z 2018-12-06T23:21:38Z 2018-12-11T03:32:09Z For the first time, average Cubans are now able to sign up for internet service for their mobile phones, a development long awaited on the communist-ruled island.
SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station 2018-12-10T23:10:09Z 2018-12-08T11:48:05Z 2018-12-10T23:10:01Z A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies has arrived at the International Space Station.
US backers of Paris accord set up camp at climate talks 2018-12-10T22:48:58Z 2018-12-07T12:35:35Z 2018-12-10T22:48:56Z Hundreds of U.S. states, cities, businesses and churches are establishing a presence at the U.N. climate talks to show many Americans remain committed to curbing global warming. What caused ancient mass extinction? Hot ocean water blamed 2018-12-10T22:09:44Z 2018-12-06T20:20:52Z 2018-12-10T22:09:34Z Scientists have figured out how the Great Dying of 250 million years ago happened, and global warming puts Earth on vaguely the same path.
Customs officers searching more travelers' devices 2018-12-10T21:59:29Z 2018-12-10T20:18:02Z 2018-12-10T21:59:25Z A new watchdog report has found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are increasingly searching the electronic devices of travelers and did not always follow proper protocol.
The Latest: Catholic pilgrims bear climate change warning 2018-12-10T21:08:14Z 2018-12-10T11:28:07Z 2018-12-10T21:08:11Z An environmental group says at least 14 foreigners have been detained or deported by Poland's Border Guard since the start of the U.N. climate conference in the Polish city of Katowice. Lyft aims to beat Uber to US stock market with IPO 2018-12-10T20:10:36Z 2018-12-06T12:59:27Z 2018-12-10T20:10:24Z Lyft says it's confidentially submitted a draft registration statement for a proposed IPO of its shares.
Business owners need to teach staffers about password safety 2018-12-10T18:03:51Z 2018-12-10T18:01:02Z 2018-12-10T18:03:50Z It may seem obvious: Companies' computers, mobile devices and accounts need very secure passwords. With Kevin Hart's downfall, hosting the Oscars got harder 2018-12-10T17:41:43Z 2018-12-07T22:58:14Z 2018-12-10T17:41:40Z Hart's fallout raises questions about the Oscars host problem and the liability of social media. Whales have worse than average year for entanglement in gear 2018-12-10T17:22:39Z 2018-12-06T20:57:44Z 2018-12-10T17:22:35Z Federal officials say last year was slightly worse than average for the entanglement of large whales, which is a major threat to the animals' populations. Ontario government fires 3 directors after Google deal 2018-12-10T17:02:45Z 2018-12-07T04:24:23Z 2018-12-10T17:02:40Z The chairwoman of a government organization that signed an agreement with a Google affiliated company to create a smart-city development says she and two other appointed board members have been fired.
Paris riots over fuel taxes dim hopes for climate fight 2018-12-10T16:09:54Z 2018-12-06T07:49:20Z 2018-12-10T16:09:49Z The 'yellow vests' protests in France highlight a problem with fighting global warming with taxes on fossil fuels. Documents show Facebook used user data as competitive weapon 2018-12-10T15:49:35Z 2018-12-05T15:29:32Z 2018-12-10T15:49:33Z The British Parliament's media committee has a release a cache of documents that shows Facebook considered charging developers for data access.
GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit's rebound 2018-12-10T15:30:34Z 2018-12-08T13:48:11Z 2018-12-10T15:30:32Z General Motors' planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city, but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit's remarkable comeback. Bull's eye on US' Permian Basin as oil prices rise 2018-12-10T15:30:15Z 2018-12-07T18:58:05Z 2018-12-10T15:30:06Z Some of the largest energy companies in the U.S. have already invested billions of dollars on claims up and down the Texas-New Mexico state line, tapping one of the nation's richest and most prolific oil and natural gas regions.
Climate reality check: Global carbon pollution up in 2018 2018-12-10T15:30:03Z 2018-12-05T18:08:59Z 2018-12-10T15:29:53Z Global carbon pollution rose sharply this year after several years of little growth. How to plan your smart home - and weigh privacy risks 2018-12-10T15:09:29Z 2018-12-10T15:09:27Z 2018-12-10T15:09:27Z Technology companies are pushing the "smart home" in selling appliances and gadgets that offer internet-connected conveniences you didn't know you need.
Chinese executive facing US extradition appears in court 2018-12-10T15:09:27Z 2018-12-07T18:08:14Z 2018-12-10T15:09:25Z Huawei arrest complicates US-China trade talks, illustrating an underlying clash over technology.
Nobel chemistry winners regret fear of new developments 2018-12-10T14:10:19Z 2018-12-07T10:45:33Z 2018-12-10T14:10:11Z Winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry say that excessive concerns about genetically modified foods and other substances can inhibit mankind from benefiting from developments in the field. Study that took aim at 'Joy of Cooking' is retracted 2018-12-10T13:19:19Z 2018-12-06T17:35:40Z 2018-12-10T13:19:10Z Another study by a prominent food researcher is being retracted.
China summons US envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec 2018-12-10T06:48:47Z 2018-12-10T06:08:32Z 2018-12-10T06:48:46Z China demands release of Huawei executive, summons US ambassador.
Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray apologizes for anti-gay tweets 2018-12-10T01:48:38Z 2018-12-09T17:38:32Z 2018-12-10T01:48:36Z Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray apologizes for anti-gay tweets posted when he was 14 and 15.
Kevin Hart quits as Oscars host over his anti-gay tweets 2018-12-09T23:48:44Z 2018-12-07T01:45:01Z 2018-12-09T23:48:43Z Kevin Hart's response to criticism over earlier homophobic tweets has further inflamed the backlash to the newly minted Oscar host. China exports weaken ahead of US trade talks 2018-12-09T22:28:57Z 2018-12-08T06:38:25Z 2018-12-09T22:28:54Z China's export growth decelerates in November amid tariff battle with Washington, cooling global demand.
Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms 2018-12-09T17:29:37Z 2018-12-09T14:28:18Z 2018-12-09T17:29:34Z Negotiators at the U.N. climate summit are resting after the first week of talks ended on a sour note when the U.S. sided with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in blocking endorsement of a key scientific report on global warming.
Stocks drop 4 percent in rocky week on trade, growth worries 2018-12-09T14:28:47Z 2018-12-07T15:35:31Z 2018-12-09T14:28:44Z U.S. stocks are down in morning, adding to modest losses from a day earlier.
Protesters march as UN climate talks hit fossil fuel snag 2018-12-09T14:28:43Z 2018-12-08T09:28:01Z 2018-12-09T14:28:41Z Campaign group Climate Action Network says one of its employees has been allowed to enter Poland after earlier being stopped by border guards citing unspecified security threats.
The Latest: Huawei awaits 'right conclusion' in CFO's arrest 2018-12-08T04:58:26Z 2018-12-07T08:45:23Z 2018-12-08T04:58:25Z A Japanese official has cast doubt over reports that Japan plans to exclude Chinese telecoms equipment makers Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. from government purchases due to security concerns.
Markets Right Now: US stocks dive again, extending losses 2018-12-07T21:58:51Z 2018-12-07T19:18:17Z 2018-12-07T21:58:49Z Major indexes are sinking again as traders continue to unload stocks, extending dismal streak for the stock market. Friday's sell-off erased more than 500 points from the Dow. Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station 2018-12-07T19:30:04Z 2018-12-05T18:26:10Z 2018-12-07T19:30:01Z Christmas turkey rockets toward the International Space Station, along with cranberry sauce and fruitcake.
Thousands of emails stolen from Republican committee's aides 2018-12-07T19:00:45Z 2018-12-05T05:29:00Z 2018-12-07T19:00:45Z AP source: Emails stolen from GOP committee during midterm campaign.
The Latest: Carbon dioxide emissions see steep jump in 2018 2018-12-07T18:39:36Z 2018-12-05T14:59:27Z 2018-12-07T18:39:36Z Environmental activists are questioning the presence of coal, oil and gasoline companies at this year's U.N. climate talks in Poland. Should you need to pass a social media check to get a gun? 2018-12-07T17:08:05Z 2018-12-04T06:21:52Z 2018-12-07T17:08:05Z Should authorities be able to deny handgun licenses for hateful tweets? A New York lawmaker's proposal would require checks of social media posts for potential warning signs of violence. Largest police force in the US steps into the drone age 2018-12-07T17:05:28Z 2018-12-04T19:38:05Z 2018-12-07T17:05:27Z NYPD shows off fleet of 14 new drones; detractors have privacy concerns.
Jury set to deliberate murder case in 2017 fatal car ramming 2018-12-07T17:05:16Z 2018-12-06T10:19:23Z 2018-12-07T17:05:10Z Jurors in the trial of a man accused of killing a woman and injuring dozens at a white nationalist rally are expected to hear closing arguments in the case after testimony from final defense witnesses.
NASA spacecraft arrives at ancient asteroid, its 1st visitor 2018-12-07T17:05:01Z 2018-12-03T17:18:26Z 2018-12-07T17:04:58Z After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft has arrived at an ancient asteroid called Bennu. Costa Ricans arrest resort guard in death of Florida woman 2018-12-07T17:04:59Z 2018-12-05T20:59:03Z 2018-12-07T17:04:57Z Authorities in Costa Rica say they arrested a security guard at an Airbnb rental villa in the slaying of a Florida woman who was remembered by friends as an avid world traveler and "happy soul.".
Sea reefs and sunsets: Living Coral is color of the year 2018-12-07T17:04:58Z 2018-12-05T22:39:04Z 2018-12-07T17:04:56Z The stuff of sea reefs and sunsets: Pantone picks Living Coral as its color of the year.
English couple thanks NYC police for finding lost ring 2018-12-07T17:03:49Z 2018-12-03T00:28:15Z 2018-12-07T17:03:49Z The once anonymous English couple who lost an engagement ring down a Times Square utility grate is thanking the New York Police Department for finding it. Buzzcocks co-founder Pete Shelley dies at 63 2018-12-07T17:00:42Z 2018-12-06T22:33:35Z 2018-12-07T17:00:32Z The punk band Buzzcocks has confirmed "with great sadness" the death of the band's co-founder, Pete Shelley, whom it called "one of the UK's most influential and prolific songwriters.". New study explains creation of deadly California 'firenado' 2018-12-07T16:56:57Z 2018-12-06T03:29:12Z 2018-12-07T16:56:54Z A new study says a rare fire tornado that raged during the deadly Carr Fire in Northern California was created by a combination of scorching weather, erratic winds and an ice-topped cloud that towered miles into the atmosphere.
Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment? 2018-12-07T16:56:26Z 2018-12-02T15:07:59Z 2018-12-07T16:56:00Z Scientific consensus and regulations in much of the world prohibit making genetic changes that could be passed to future generations. But nothing stopped the Chinese researcher from helping to make the world's first gene-edited babies.
Alaska putting together pieces after massive earthquake 2018-12-07T16:54:48Z 2018-12-02T04:38:21Z 2018-12-07T16:54:48Z Life is slowly settling down in Alaska following a powerful earthquake that rattled buildings, disrupted power and caused heavy damage to the only highway that goes north of Anchorage.
Coal question looms large as climate talks begin in Poland 2018-12-07T16:53:16Z 2018-12-02T07:47:40Z 2018-12-07T16:53:16Z Negotiators from around the world are meeting in Poland for talks on curbing climate change, three years after sealing a landmark deal in Paris that set a goal of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit). UK intelligence chief outlines threats, urges more diversity 2018-12-07T16:53:07Z 2018-12-03T10:59:30Z 2018-12-07T16:53:06Z The director of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service is set to give a rare public speech detailing the need for "fourth generation espionage" to combat hybrid threats. Ukrainian authorities: We thwarted 'massive' cyberattack 2018-12-07T16:53:06Z 2018-12-04T18:28:02Z 2018-12-07T16:53:05Z Ukrainian authorities say they've thwarted a huge cyberattack, blaming Russia for the alleged digital assault just as tensions between the two countries have flared. CHP may have used Tesla Autopilot to stop speeding car 2018-12-07T16:53:03Z 2018-12-04T04:58:15Z 2018-12-07T16:53:01Z The California Highway Patrol says it may have used the Autopilot system of a Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep.
The Latest: Swiss solar expert backs ideas to save planet 2018-12-07T16:53:01Z 2018-12-06T16:30:43Z 2018-12-07T16:52:59Z A Swiss adventurer who flew around the world in a solar-powered plane is using this year's U.N. climate talks to showcase high-tech ideas for saving the planet.
China demands Canada release executive of tech giant Huawei 2018-12-07T16:52:59Z 2018-12-06T05:59:18Z 2018-12-07T16:52:58Z China demands Canada release Huawei executive arrested in case that adds to technology tensions with Washington. EU steps up fight against 'fake news' ahead of elections 2018-12-07T16:52:55Z 2018-12-05T13:18:33Z 2018-12-07T16:52:55Z EU authorities step up efforts to fight Russian-backed disinformation campaigns ahead of continent's elections next year. Netflix maintains high-priced relationship with 'Friends' 2018-12-07T16:52:54Z 2018-12-05T00:18:26Z 2018-12-07T16:52:53Z Netflix will still be there for fans of the old TV series "Friends," but maintaining the relationship will come at a steep price.
The Latest: Trump greets tech execs at White House 2018-12-07T16:52:54Z 2018-12-06T16:30:36Z 2018-12-07T16:52:52Z Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are planning to meet at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump's administration and the tech industry. Charlotte Prodger wins Turner art prize for smartphone video 2018-12-07T16:52:53Z 2018-12-04T22:38:09Z 2018-12-07T16:52:51Z British artist Charlotte Prodger has won the prestigious Turner Prize for art with a video shot on an iPhone. Reused rocket takes off carrying 64 satellites 2018-12-07T16:46:07Z 2018-12-03T18:52:13Z 2018-12-07T16:46:02Z A SpaceX rocket carrying 64 small satellites has lifted off from California with a first stage that has been used twice before. Thousands march in Germany to demand quick exit from coal 2018-12-07T16:46:04Z 2018-12-01T13:57:20Z 2018-12-07T16:45:58Z Thousands of people are marching in Berlin to demand that Germany make a quick exit from coal-fired energy, a day before a U.N. climate summit opens in neighboring Poland. The Latest: SpaceX lands rocket's first stage on ship 2018-12-07T16:45:59Z 2018-12-03T19:20:56Z 2018-12-07T16:45:55Z For the third time, SpaceX has successfully launched and landed the same first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket.
Brazil warns against sidelining poorer countries on climate 2018-12-07T16:45:56Z 2018-12-05T13:18:35Z 2018-12-07T16:45:53Z The United Nations says curbing climate change will have significant benefits for people's health worldwide.
Russian space agency spokesman slams 'information attack' 2018-12-07T16:45:50Z 2018-12-04T15:18:33Z 2018-12-07T16:45:47Z The Russian space agency Roscosmos is bemoaning the endless stream of bad publicity that it says is designed to curb its funding. World Health Organization wants panel to study gene editing 2018-12-07T16:45:49Z 2018-12-03T19:38:37Z 2018-12-07T16:45:47Z The chief of the World Health Organization says his agency is assembling experts to consider the health impacts of gene editing.
Climate talks shift to nitty-gritty details of Paris accord 2018-12-07T16:45:47Z 2018-12-04T09:08:20Z 2018-12-07T16:45:46Z Negotiators gathered for the U.N. climate talks in Poland are getting down to the nitty-gritty part of the two-week meeting.
The Latest: Trump says Macron's decision justifies his own 2018-12-07T16:45:43Z 2018-12-04T09:58:21Z 2018-12-07T16:45:41Z Five international banks are pledging to use the billions at their disposal to steer clients away from businesses that emit large amounts of greenhouse gases.
3 astronauts safely aboard International Space Station 2018-12-07T16:45:37Z 2018-12-03T11:48:22Z 2018-12-07T16:45:37Z Three astronauts have blasted off to the International Space Station, a successful launch that follows October's aborted mission.
Whale songs and war: The less talked-about climate impacts 2018-12-07T16:45:30Z 2018-12-01T14:57:14Z 2018-12-07T16:45:29Z Climate change is more than rising temps. It also has a hand in altering whale songs, flowering plants and civil war.
Leaders stress need to win support for climate measures 2018-12-07T16:45:09Z 2018-12-03T07:58:14Z 2018-12-07T16:45:08Z Leaders from around the world are arriving for the ceremonial opening of the climate conference in southern Poland that will discuss ways of curbing climate change.
The Latest: 3 astronauts enter International Space Station 2018-12-07T16:44:42Z 2018-12-03T18:08:34Z 2018-12-07T16:44:42Z A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts has successfully docked with the International Space Station following a launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan six hours earlier.
Trump praises witness who refuses to testify against him 2018-12-07T16:43:28Z 2018-12-03T22:38:15Z 2018-12-07T16:43:26Z President Donald Trump sends a clear signal to anyone looking to cooperate against him in the Russia probe.
Trump EPA acts to roll back control on climate-changing coal 2018-12-07T16:43:19Z 2018-12-06T20:22:50Z 2018-12-07T16:43:16Z The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to roll back another coal regulation, this one for new coal plants.
Trump and Xi agreement buys time in trade war 2018-12-07T16:43:14Z 2018-12-03T06:48:22Z 2018-12-07T16:43:11Z Trump and Xi buy time in trade war. A permanent peace will likely prove much harder.
White House intensifies confusion and fear on US-China deal 2018-12-07T16:42:19Z 2018-12-04T05:28:27Z 2018-12-07T16:42:16Z Trump administration lauds China trade deal, yet provides few details, spurring skepticism.
White House intensifies confusion and fear on US-China deal 2018-12-07T16:41:54Z 2018-12-05T11:18:38Z 2018-12-07T16:41:52Z Rising doubts over US-China trade deal contribute to sharp market drop. House GOP campaign arm targeted by 'unknown entity' in 2018 2018-12-07T16:41:31Z 2018-12-04T17:48:13Z 2018-12-07T16:41:31Z The National Republican Congressional Committee says it was hit with a "cyber intrusion" during the 2018 midterm campaign, and the breach has been reported to the FBI.
China gets US tariff delay but movement on tech unclear 2018-12-07T16:40:13Z 2018-12-03T05:48:13Z 2018-12-07T16:40:11Z US-China trade cease fire does little to narrow differences. Israeli firm rejects alleged connection to Khashoggi killing 2018-12-07T16:32:33Z 2018-12-03T10:38:31Z 2018-12-07T16:32:32Z Saudi dissident sues Israeli surveillance company, says its spyware helped lead to killing of Saudi writer Khashoggi. China promises action on US trade deal but gives no details 2018-12-07T16:31:59Z 2018-12-05T04:58:25Z 2018-12-07T16:31:57Z China promises action on trade deal with Washington but gives no details amid confusion about what Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump committed to in Argentina. Cuba to begin full internet access for mobile phones 2018-12-07T16:30:23Z 2018-12-05T01:28:13Z 2018-12-07T16:30:13Z Cuba says its citizens will be offered full internet access on mobile phones beginning Thursday, becoming one of the last nations to do so. China promises prompt action on US trade pact 2018-12-07T16:29:28Z 2018-12-06T09:09:27Z 2018-12-07T16:29:26Z China promises prompt action on US trade pact.
China promises action on US trade deal but gives no details 2018-12-07T16:29:00Z 2018-12-05T07:38:23Z 2018-12-07T16:28:54Z China promises action on trade deal with Washington but gives no details to dispel confusion about what Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump committed to in Argentina.
The Latest: Dutch PM: All must be involved in climate fight 2018-12-07T16:28:45Z 2018-12-03T09:58:17Z 2018-12-07T16:28:44Z No global climate summit would be complete without a few celebrities. Czech spy agency blames Russia for cyberattacks on diplomats 2018-12-07T16:27:05Z 2018-12-03T12:08:22Z 2018-12-07T16:27:00Z A Czech spy agency says it is "obvious" that Russia was behind cyberattacks against the foreign ministry, calling them the most serious case of cyber espionage.
Dispute over UN migration pact fractures Belgian government 2018-12-07T16:25:13Z 2018-12-04T20:58:12Z 2018-12-07T16:25:11Z Belgium's center-right coalition government is fighting for its survival after the largest partner party said it would not back a global U.N.-backed migration pact.
Poland's Walesa must apologize to rival in slander case 2018-12-07T16:24:52Z 2018-12-06T15:19:31Z 2018-12-07T16:24:47Z A Polish court has ruled that Lech Walesa, the anti-communist dissident and former president, must apologize to the head of Poland's ruling party in a slander case.
China again tops UN agency's ranking of top patent filers 2018-12-07T16:24:38Z 2018-12-03T14:58:39Z 2018-12-07T16:24:22Z A U.N. agency says China has issued the most international patent applications for an eighth straight year, showing the country's heft in intellectual property amid U.S. President Donald Trump's accusation that the growing Asia power steals it.
Asian shares rise on Wall Street gains amid trade friction 2018-12-07T16:19:53Z 2018-12-06T15:29:36Z 2018-12-07T16:19:48Z U.S. stocks tumbled in early trading Thursday following a sell-off in overseas markets, knocking more than 450 points off the Dow Jones Industrials Average.
Markets Right Now: Trade truce sends stocks solidly higher 2018-12-07T16:18:54Z 2018-12-03T14:48:50Z 2018-12-07T16:18:51Z Stocks are opening sharply higher on Wall Street, following gains in overseas markets after the U.S. and China struck a 90-day truce in their trade dispute.
Markets Right Now: US stocks dive as trade jitters return 2018-12-07T16:18:27Z 2018-12-04T18:18:17Z 2018-12-07T16:18:26Z Stocks turn sharply lower on Wall Street as trading turns jittery again, erasing more than 500 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Asia shares sink after Wall Street sell-off 2018-12-07T16:16:32Z 2018-12-04T15:28:30Z 2018-12-07T16:15:55Z U.S. stocks are down in early trading, giving up some of the market's gains from a day earlier.
Markets Right Now: Stocks claw back from an early plunge 2018-12-07T16:15:51Z 2018-12-06T14:49:29Z 2018-12-07T16:15:46Z Stocks are opening sharply lower as the arrest of a senior Chinese technology executive threatened to worsen trade tensions between China and the.
The Latest: World Bank ups climate funding to $200 billion 2018-12-07T16:13:42Z 2018-12-02T13:57:59Z 2018-12-07T16:13:42Z The governor of Germany's most populous state says it's premature to set a firm date for phasing out the use of coal-fired power plants, as environmental campaigners are demanding.
The Latest: Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host 2018-12-07T16:12:54Z 2018-12-07T05:25:24Z 2018-12-07T16:12:51Z Kevin Hart says he has stepped down as Oscars host following an outcry over previous anti-gay tweets by the comedian.
Asian stocks slip on worries over US-China tariffs truce 2018-12-07T16:12:46Z 2018-12-03T15:28:24Z 2018-12-07T16:12:46Z U.S. stocks surged in early trading Monday after the U.S. and China agreed to a 90-day truce in their escalating trade dispute, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 300 points. Rapper sues makers of video game 'Fortnite' over dance moves 2018-12-07T15:59:01Z 2018-12-06T00:19:15Z 2018-12-07T15:58:59Z Rapper 2 Milly is suing the makers of Fortnite, saying they're illegally using his dance moves in the wildly popular video game.
Salaried workers beware: GM cuts are a warning for all 2018-12-07T15:57:14Z 2018-12-01T16:37:53Z 2018-12-07T15:56:48Z General Motors' plan to cut more than 8,000 white-collar employees is a humbling warning that in this fast-changing economy, few jobs are safe. SoftBank cell functions down for several hours in Japan 2018-12-07T15:55:28Z 2018-12-06T10:09:27Z 2018-12-07T15:55:32Z SoftBank cell phone networks disrupted by 4G telecommunications glitch.
Asian shares skid as Huawei CFO arrest revives trade jitters 2018-12-07T15:54:25Z 2018-12-05T06:38:26Z 2018-12-07T15:54:23Z Asian shares lower following Wall Street bloodletting.
Uber announces new minibus service in traffic-mad Egypt 2018-12-07T15:53:48Z 2018-12-04T12:28:32Z 2018-12-07T15:53:46Z Ride-sharing Uber launches new minibus service in traffic-mad Cairo, US tech giant's fastest-growing market.
The Latest: Seismic expert: Alaska uses stringent standards 2018-12-07T15:47:30Z 2018-12-01T21:38:25Z 2018-12-07T15:47:27Z Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz says the city is on the road to returning to normal a day after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck.
Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra post wedding on social media 2018-12-07T15:42:23Z 2018-12-01T21:28:06Z 2018-12-07T15:42:19Z Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra posted photos of their wedding celebration Saturday amid reports that the couple had wed after a four-month courtship.
Trump and Xi buy time in trade war. That was the easy part. 2018-12-07T15:39:02Z 2018-12-02T21:07:57Z 2018-12-07T15:38:28Z Trump and Xi buy time in trade war. A permanent peace will likely prove much harder. Hawk native to South America wows crowd in Maine park 2018-12-07T15:37:19Z 2018-11-30T19:18:57Z 2018-12-07T15:37:19Z A hawk that is native to regions of Central and South America is generating a lot of attention from Maine's birding community after appearing in a city park. Espionage, ID theft? Myriad risks from stolen Marriott data 2018-12-07T15:34:43Z 2018-12-01T05:40:32Z 2018-12-07T15:33:22Z Security experts alarmed by the scope of a data breach at the Marriott hotel empire worry that stolen information on specific hotel stays could be used for burglary, espionage or reputational attacks.
Leak site's launch shows dilemma of radical transparency 2018-12-07T15:34:02Z 2018-12-03T16:58:32Z 2018-12-07T15:34:02Z A new leak website's struggle with what to keep on its shelves is illustrating the difficulty of balancing full transparency with respect for privacy in an age of mass disclosures.
Planet Earth working on 3 Mars landers to follow InSight 2018-12-07T15:29:27Z 2018-12-01T13:17:28Z 2018-12-07T15:28:20Z Planet Earth is working on 3 more Mars landers as the newest Martian settles in. British zoo defends decision to kill escaped snow leopard 2018-12-07T15:29:16Z 2018-12-01T14:27:13Z 2018-12-07T15:28:18Z A British zoo has defended its decision to kill a rare snow leopard that got out of its enclosure when a door was left open. So you stayed at a Starwood hotel: Tips on data breach 2018-12-07T00:40:17Z 2018-11-30T19:09:37Z 2018-12-07T00:40:14Z If you stayed at one of Marriott's Starwood hotels in recent years, hackers might have information on your address, credit card and even your passport. Marriott security breach exposed data of up to 500M guests 2018-12-07T00:10:20Z 2018-11-30T12:26:44Z 2018-12-07T00:10:20Z Massive data breach at Marriott's Starwood hotels; company discovers unauthorized access since 2014. Microsoft surpasses Apple as most valuable public company 2018-12-07T00:10:08Z 2018-11-30T21:21:59Z 2018-12-07T00:10:08Z Microsoft has surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable publicly traded company.
Stocks climb as investors hope for Trump-Xi trade progress 2018-12-07T00:10:04Z 2018-11-30T15:26:39Z 2018-12-07T00:10:03Z Stocks are little changed ahead of a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, where investors hope to see signs of progress in the U.S.-China trade dispute. Facebook: Sandberg asked staff to research Soros finances 2018-12-06T23:00:53Z 2018-11-30T17:27:27Z 2018-12-06T23:00:53Z Having already acknowledged that it did opposition research on George Soros, Facebook says No. 2 executive Sheryl Sandberg had asked staff if the billionaire philanthropist had financial motivations against the company.
El Nino teases as Southwestern US remains in drought 2018-12-06T23:00:46Z 2018-11-30T17:23:12Z 2018-12-06T23:00:45Z National climate experts have been watching and waiting but El Nino has only been teasing, leaving the American Southwest to hang on longer until the weather pattern develops and brings more moisture to the drought-stricken region.
Fear that uproar over gene-edited babies could block science 2018-12-06T22:55:15Z 2018-11-30T06:56:31Z 2018-12-06T22:54:42Z The uproar over the unproven report of gene-edited births in China has researchers elsewhere worried about a backlash.
To encourage more use, Instagram to allow sharing with fewer 2018-12-06T22:29:40Z 2018-11-30T10:46:48Z 2018-12-06T22:29:37Z Instagram is adding a deceptively simple tool to its Stories tool that will likely mean people sharing even more on this already-popular feature.
Talks collapse between French protesters and prime minister 2018-12-06T22:29:39Z 2018-11-30T09:06:33Z 2018-12-06T22:29:36Z France's prime minister Edouard Philippe will meet with some protesters' representatives in an effort to calm the tensions over rising taxes, a first since the movement started two weeks ago. 51 pilot whales die in another mass stranding in New Zealand 2018-12-06T22:29:38Z 2018-11-30T04:36:42Z 2018-12-06T22:29:35Z Fifty-one pilot whales have died in a another mass stranding in New Zealand, less than a week after 145 pilot whales died in a different part of the country. China actor arrested in Tokyo in alleged abuse of girlfriend 2018-12-06T22:29:33Z 2018-11-30T05:16:21Z 2018-12-06T22:29:32Z Japanese police have arrested Chinese actor Jiang Jinfu on suspicion of assaulting his former girlfriend, causing injuries. Egypt actress says revealing dress wasn't meant to offend 2018-12-06T22:21:40Z 2018-12-02T15:47:50Z 2018-12-06T22:21:39Z Egyptian actress facing trial on public obscenity charges says she did not mean to offend anyone when she wore a reveling dress. Honeywell expected to announce HQ move to North Carolina 2018-12-06T21:48:17Z 2018-11-30T00:36:42Z 2018-12-06T21:48:16Z Industrial conglomerate Honeywell International Inc. is expected to announce that it is moving its headquarters from New Jersey to Charlotte, North Carolina.
Army wants Microsoft's HoloLens headsets for battlefield 2018-12-06T21:48:08Z 2018-11-29T21:46:09Z 2018-12-06T21:48:08Z Virtual reality headsets haven't had much traction in the consumer market but they're finding a place on the battlefield.
Cruise control: GM's No. 2 exec to run self-driving car unit 2018-12-06T21:38:07Z 2018-11-29T18:46:15Z 2018-12-06T21:38:05Z General Motors will put its second-ranking executive in charge of self-driving car subsidiary. China halts work by team on gene-edited babies 2018-12-06T21:38:02Z 2018-11-29T05:36:35Z 2018-12-06T21:38:02Z A group of leading scientists has declared that it's still too soon to try making permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by future generations, as a Chinese researcher claims to have done.
Iran says it has added 2 mini submarines to its naval fleet 2018-12-06T20:58:12Z 2018-11-29T14:26:56Z 2018-12-06T20:58:09Z Iran's state TV says the country's navy has acquired two new mini submarines designed for shallow waters.
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