Technology

April 26, 2020 - 1:21 pm
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Former NASA administrator James M. Beggs, who led the agency during the early years of the space shuttle program and resigned after the Challenger disaster killed seven astronauts in 1986, died Thursday at his home in Bethesda, Maryland. He was 94. Congestive heart failure is...
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This undated photo provided by Microsoft shows Microsoft chief technology officer Kevin Scott. Scott, oversees thousands of engineers and scientists working in artificial intelligence, computer science and other research. But right now he’s laser-focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. (Brian Smale/Microsoft via AP)
April 26, 2020 - 11:15 am
Microsoft's chief technology officer, Kevin Scott, oversees thousands of engineers and scientists working in artificial intelligence, computer science and other research. But right now he's laser-focused on the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest projects include setting up a chatbot for the Centers for...
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FILE - In this March 1933, file photo, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his first radio "fireside chat" in Washington. The New Deal was a try-anything moment during the Great Depression that remade the role of the federal government in American life. (AP Photo)
April 25, 2020 - 1:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The New Deal was really a series of new deals, spread out over more than six years during the Great Depression — a menu of nationally scaled projects that were one part make-work and many parts lasting impact. They delivered a broad-shouldered expression of presidential authority...
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Bill Bryan, head of science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 24, 2020 - 10:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The senior Department of Homeland Security official who was thrust into the spotlight by President Donald Trump to describe the effects of temperature on COVID-19 has been the subject of misconduct allegations for his previous government work. A Department of Energy Inspector...
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A man wearing a mask to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 and New York Dow indexes at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, April 24, 2020. Asian shares are lower Friday after an early rally on Wall Street suddenly vanished, the latest example of how fragile the hopes underpinning the stock market’s monthlong recovery are.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
April 24, 2020 - 5:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a manic week full of previously unthinkable market moves, Wall Street ended Friday with one reminiscent of what things were like before the coronavirus outbreak upended everything. The S&P 500 glided to a gain of 1.4%, with Apple, Microsoft and other technology stocks leading...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2020, file photo, a municipal worker sanitizes the street of Dakar's popular Medina neighborhood after a bulldozer demolished informal shops in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Africa is bracing for a surge in coronavirus cases, but its countries are far behind in the global race for medical equipment that’s dangerously scarce. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui, File)
April 24, 2020 - 10:21 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa's coronavirus cases have surged 43% in the past week but its countries are dangerously behind in the global race for scarce medical equipment. Ten nations have no ventilators at all. Outbid by richer countries, and not receiving medical gear from top aid donor the United...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, attendees take photos of the E-SEED electric concept car during a press conference by Chinese automaker BYD at the China Auto Show in Beijing. China is promising more subsidies to shore up plunging electric car sales amid the coronavirus pandemic but set limits that exclude Tesla’s made-in-China model. Subsidies and tax breaks that were due to end this year will be extended by two years in response to “an accumulation of unfavorable factors” including the virus, the Finance Ministry said Thursday, April 23, 2020.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
April 24, 2020 - 1:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is promising more subsidies to shore up plunging electric car sales amid the coronavirus pandemic but set limits that exclude Tesla’s made-in-China model. Subsidies and tax breaks that were due to end this year will be extended by two years in response to “an accumulation of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019 file photo, Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami speaks in a ceremony to unveil new anti-U.S. murals painted on the walls of former U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran. The chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, that it will retaliate against American and Israeli commanders if the U.S. continues to threaten top Iranian generals. “I warn them to withdraw from this field,” Gen. Hossein Salami told state television, adding if they do not, they “will definitely regret it.” (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
April 23, 2020 - 1:23 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guard warned on Thursday that he has ordered his forces to potentially target the U.S. Navy after President Donald Trump's tweet the previous day threatening to sink Iranian vessels. Iran also summoned the Swiss ambassador, who looks out for...
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Jerry Norcia, president and chief executive of DTE Energy, talks Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Detroit about the initiative to give about 51,000 K-12 public school students in Detroit computer tablets and high-speed internet to help transition from classroom to virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic. As schools closed in March as part of the state's stay home order to slow the spread of the virus many suburban districts quickly moved teaching online. Detroit lagged because nine of 10 students don't have access to tablets, computers or the internet. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 23, 2020 - 1:08 pm
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — About 51,000 K-12 public school students in Detroit will receive computer tablets and high-speed internet to help transition from classroom to virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic in one of the nation's poorest big cities. Schools across Michigan closed in...
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High school junior, Will Olsen, 17, of Kensington, Md., picks up bags holding pieces for medical face shields that were printed using personal 3D printers, in Kensington, Md., Sunday, April 19, 2020. He then delivered the bags to the Eaton Hotel in downtown Washington for assembly. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 23, 2020 - 12:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It started in late March with a self-professed high school “news junkie” and a lone 3D printer. Georgetown Day School senior Jonah Docter-Loeb was transfixed by television footage of the “suffering on such a large scale” caused by the coronavirus pandemic. After learning that...
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