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'Atmospheric river' drenches drought-stricken California

A powerful atmospheric river storm that swept through California set rainfall records and helped douse wildfires
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The North Fork of the Kaweah River, which flows from Sequoia National Park, is seen swollen with frothy, black water, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Three Rivers, Calif. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
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La Palma island braces for more quakes as volcano roars on

Residents on Spain’s La Palma island are bracing for the possibility of bigger earthquakes more than five weeks after a volcano erupted
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Lava flows from a volcano as it continues to erupt on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. Officials say a volcano erupting for the past five weeks on the Spanish island of La Palma is more active than ever. New lava flows have emerged following a partial collapse of the crater and threaten to engulf previously unaffected areas. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 27

Microsoft hints at new budget-friendly Surface laptop

The company is reportedly working on a device to compete with Chromebooks in schools.
October 27
VIDEO: Microsoft hints at new budget-friendly Surface laptop
October 27

India's top court probes spying charges against government

India’s top court has established a committee of experts to probe accusations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government used Israeli military-grade spyware to monitor political opponents, journalists and activists
October 27
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 20, 2021 file photo, Congress party workers shout slogans during a protest accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government of using military-grade spyware to monitor political opponents, journalists and activists in New Delhi, India. India’s top court on Wednesday, Oct. 27, established a committee of experts to look into the accusations. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
October 26

Microsoft profit up 24% in quarter, driven by cloud growth

Growth in Microsoft’s cloud computing business helped push the company's profit up 24% in the July-September quarter
October 26
FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, people walk past a Microsoft office in New York. Microsoft will report earnings after markets close, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Swayne B. Hall, File)
October 26

Google ads gain fuels profit for parent company Alphabet

A rebound in digital ad spending at Google continues to lift its parent company's profit
October 26
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo a woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif. Alphabet will report earnings after markets close, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 26

SpaceX needs to tame toilet trouble before weekend launch

SpaceX is resolving toilet spills in its capsules before it launches another crew for NASA
October 26
FILE - In this Saturday, April 24, 2021, file photo made available by NASA, the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule approaches the International Space Station for docking. SpaceX is scrambling to resolve toilet spills in its capsules before it launches another crew for NASA. Liftoff is currently set for early Sunday, Oct. 31, from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. (NASA via AP, File)
October 26

Twitter posts Q3 net loss due to lawsuit settlement

Twitter posted a net loss Tuesday due mostly to a lawsuit settlement it paid, but its revenue rose sharply in the third quarter, boosted by solid ad sales around the globe
October 26
FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo a screen shows the price of Twitter stock at the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter will report earnings after markets close, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 26

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October 26

'Atmospheric river' drenches drought-stricken California

A powerful atmospheric river storm that swept through California set rainfall records and helped douse wildfires
October 26
The North Fork of the Kaweah River, which flows from Sequoia National Park, is seen swollen with frothy, black water, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Three Rivers, Calif. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
October 26

Tesla is now worth over $1 trillion

The electric car company reached the milestone after landing its biggest-ever order from Hertz.
October 26
VIDEO: Tesla is now worth over $1 trillion
October 26

Apple once threatened Facebook ban over Mideast maid abuse

Apple threatened to pull Facebook and Instagram from its app store two years ago over concerns about the platform being used as a tool to trade and sell maids in the Mideast
October 26
October 25

Whistleblower to testify as UK scrutinizes Facebook

Amid fallout from the Facebook Papers showing its failure to address the harms its social network has created around the world, Facebook on Monday reported higher profit for the latest quarter, buoyed by strong advertising revenue
October 25
Senior campaigner from SumOfUs Flora Rebello Arduini adjusts an installation outside parliament in Westminster in London, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. A 4-metre-high installation depicting Mark Zuckerberg surfing on a wave of cash was constructed outside parliament, as Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is due to testify to MPs on how the company puts profits ahead of public safety. The action comes after SumOfUs research revealed Instagram is still awash with posts promoting eating disorders, unproven diet supplements and skin-whitening products. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 25

Big tech data centers spark worry over scarce Western water

Conflicts over water are as old as history itself, but the massive Google data centers on the edge of a small Oregon town represent an emerging 21st century concern
October 25
In this Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, photo, The Dalles Mayor Richard Mays looks at the view of his town and the Columbia River from his hilltop home in The Dalles, Oregon. Mays helped negotiate a proposal by Google to build new data centers in the town. The data centers require a lot of water to cool their servers, and would use groundwater and surface water, but not any water from the Columbia River. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
October 25

Amid fallout from charges that Facebook emphasizes profits over user safety, the company reported a 17% profit increase

Amid fallout from charges that Facebook emphasizes profits over user safety, the company reported a 17% profit increase
October 25
October 25

UN: Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record in 2020

The U.N. weather agency says greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high last year and increased at a faster rate than the annual average for the last decade
October 25
FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2021 file photo, smoke rises from the Feyzin Total refinery chimneys, outside Lyon, central France. The World Meteorological Organization says greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high last year and continued to increase at a faster clip than the average rate in the last decade, despite a temporary blip downward amid coronavirus-linked lockdowns. The U.N. weather agency, releasing its flagship annual report on heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere on Monday Oct. 25, 2021, said concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide are all above levels in the pre-industrial era pegged to before 1750, when human activities “started disrupting Earth’s natural equilibrium.”(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, file)
October 25

Endangered whale population sinks close to 20-year low

A group of scientists and ocean life advocates says a type of whale that is one of the rarest marine mammals in the world lost nearly 10% of its population last year
October 25
FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, a North Atlantic right whale feeds on the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. The population of North Atlantic right whales has dipped to the lowest level in two decades, according to the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
October 25

Microsoft: Russian-backed hackers targeting cloud services

Microsoft says the same Russia-backed hackers responsible for the 2020 SolarWinds breach continue to attack the global supply chain and have been targeting cloud service resellers and others
October 25
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, a Microsoft computer is among items displayed at a Microsoft store in suburban Boston. Microsoft says the same Russia-backed hackers responsible for the 2020 SolarWinds breach continue to attack the global technology supply chain and are have been relentlessly targeting cloud service resellers and others since summer. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 25

Dutch agency: Netherlands could face higher sea level rises

Dutch climate experts are warning that the low-lying Netherlands could face higher sea level rises than previously forecast as well as dangerous weather events caused by climate change
October 25
FILE - In the July 17, 2021 file photo, father and son walk through their flooded street, in the town of Brommelen, Netherlands. Dutch climate experts warned Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 that the low-lying Netherlands could face higher sea level rises than previously forecast as well as the threat of extreme rainfall and other dangerous weather events caused by climate change. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)
October 25

Spanish volcano more active, spews 'giant lava fountain'

Officials say a volcano erupting for the past five weeks on the Spanish island of La Palma is more active than ever
October 25
October 25

MacBook Pro shipping delays

Customers who pre-ordered the latest MacBook Pro from Apple last week after the unveiling should be receiving their new computers starting tomorrow.
October 25
VIDEO: MacBook Pro shipping delays
October 25

Australia wants Facebook to seek parental consent for kids

Australia plans to crack down on online advertisers targeting children by making social media platforms seek parental consent for users younger than 16 years old to join or face fines of $7.5 million under a draft law
October 25
FILE - In this April 23, 2021, file photo, The Facebook app is shown on a smart phone in Surfside, Fla. Australia plans to crack down on online advertisers targeting children by making social media platforms seek parental consent for users younger than 16 years old to join or face fines of 10 million Australian dollars ($7.5 million) under a draft law released Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
October 25

Toyota testing hydrogen combustion engines in race cars

Toyota says it's testing hydrogen combustion engines in race cars as it works toward using the technology in commercial products
October 25
A man walks by the logo on a Toyota car at a showroom in Tokyo on Oct. 18, 2021. Toyota says it is testing hydrogen combustion engines in race cars as it works toward commercial applications of the technology. Such engines burn hydrogen as fuel instead of gasoline, much like rockets. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 25

Facebook whistleblower documents offer new revelations about Jan. 6 response

A congressional staffer provided the redacted documents to news outlets.
October 25
Trump supporters rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021.
October 24

EXPLAINER: What the metaverse is and how it will work

The term metaverse seems to be everywhere
October 24
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2021 file photo, Hadrien Gurnel, software engineer EPFL's Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+) explores with a virtual reality helmet the most detailed 3D map of the universe with the virtual reality software VIRUP, Virtual Reality Universe Project developed by Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in St-Sulpice near Lausanne, Switzerland. The term metaverse seems to be everywhere. Facebook is hiring thousands of engineers in Europe to work on it, while video game companies are outlining their long-term visions for what some consider the next big thing on the internet. Essentially, it’s a world of endless, interconnected virtual communities where people can meet, work and play. You can go to a virtual concert, take a trip online and try on digital clothing. But tech companies still have to figure out how to connect their online platforms.(Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
October 24

James Bonds' most incredible escapes? From infections.

His seemingly turbo-charged immune system deserves a bit more credit.
October 24
Each phrase in this image represents a travel related health threat James Bond encountered in the popular films. They are categorized by color.
October 24

Africa tries to end vaccine inequity by replicating its own

A team of young scientists in South Africa is assembling the equipment needed to reverse engineer Moderna's coronavirus vaccine
October 24
October 23

Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions

One of the world’s largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, has announced it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and curb man-made climate change
October 23
FILE - In this June 28, 2021, file photo, Saudi Aramco engineers and journalists look at the Hawiyah Natural Gas Liquids Recovery Plant in Hawiyah, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced on Saturday, Oct. 23, it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and curb man-made climate change. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
October 23

Prince Charles warns of narrow window to face climate change

Britain's Prince Charles says there is a “dangerously narrow” window to tackle global warning
October 23
FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2021 file photo, Britain's Prince Charles greets guests at a reception for the Global Investment Summit in Windsor Castle, Windsor, England. Prince Charles issued a warning to the world days before leaders gather in the U.K. for crucial United Nations climate talks, saying there is a “dangerously narrow” window to tackle global warning. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)
October 22

Climate change disrupting natural cycles at drier Lake Tahoe

Drought fueled by climate change has dropped Lake Tahoe below its natural rim and halted flows into the Truckee River
October 22
Water flows have slowed to a trickle on the Truckee River flowing out of Lake Tahoe from Tahoe City, Calif. a few miles upstream from Truckee, Calif. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Drought fueled by climate change has dropped Lake Tahoe below its natural rim and halted flows into the Truckee River, an historically cyclical event that's occurring sooner and more often than it used to _ raising fears about what might be in store for the famed alpine lake. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner).
October 22

Jury gets chance to hear Elizabeth Holmes' bold promises

A jury weighing the fate of fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes has had its first chance to listen to recordings of her boasting to investors about purported breakthroughs in blood-testing technology
October 22
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, file photo, Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, arrives at the federal courthouse for jury selection in her trial, in San Jose, Calif. A jury weighing the fate of fallen Silicon Valley star Holmes got its first chance Friday, Oct. 22, to listen to recordings of her boasting to investors about purported breakthroughs in a blood-testing technology. (AP Photo/Nic Coury, File)
October 22

DNA match IDs Alaska serial killer's victim after 37 years

A woman who was the victim of a serial killer and for the last 37 years was only known as Horseshoe Harriet has been identified through a DNA match
October 22
October 22

Big tech data centers spark worry over scarce Western water

Google wants to build at least two more data centers in worrisome locations.
October 22
In this Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, photo, The Dalles Mayor Richard Mays looks at the view of his town and the Columbia River from his hilltop home in The Dalles, Oregon. Mays helped negotiate a proposal by Google to build new data centers in the town. The data centers require a lot of water to cool their servers, and would use groundwater and surface water, but not any water from the Columbia River. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
October 22

On Nov. 1, no GM plants will be closed due to chip shortage

For the first time in eight months, the global shortage of computer chips won’t force General Motors to close any North American factories
October 22
October 22

Amid air quality concerns, districts embrace electric buses

Efforts to make school buses greener are gaining momentum thanks to billions of dollars in spending in the federal infrastructure plan
October 22
October 22

Twitter ‘Spaces’ for everyone

Twitter opens up its live audio room feature to anyone.
October 22
VIDEO:  Twitter ‘Spaces’ for everyone
October 21

Snap's stock drops as iPhone privacy controls pinch ad sales

Snapchat’s corporate parent has disclosed that its ad sales are being hurt by a privacy crackdown that rolled out on Apple’s iPhones earlier this year, raising investor fears that the app’s financial growth is going into a tailspin
October 21
October 21

Why no tusks? Poaching tips scales of elephant evolution

Scientists have pinpointed how years of civil war and poaching in Mozambique have led to a greater proportion of elephants that will never develop tusks
October 21
This undated photo provided by ElephantVoices in October 2021 shows tuskless elephant matriarch with her two calves in the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. A hefty set of tusks is usually an advantage for elephants, allowing them to dig for water, strip bark for food and joust with other elephants. But during episodes of intense ivory poaching, those big incisors become a liability. (ElephantVoices via AP)
October 21

Bid to unionize Amazon workers in New York nears milestone

Organizers of a bid to unionize Amazon workers at a distribution center in New York City are preparing to deliver hundreds of signatures to the National Labor Relations Board
October 21
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, Miracle Stewart, right, an employee of Amazon PrimeNow, prepares bags to fill with orders from customers making purchases, at a distribution hub in New York. A bid to unionize Amazon workers at a distribution facility in New York City neared an important milestone, as organizers prepared to deliver hundreds of signatures to the National Labor Relations Board as soon as Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, for authorization to hold a vote. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
October 21

100s more archaeological sites found on Mexico train route

Mexican experts say they have detected the ruins of almost 2,500 pre-Hispanic structures and 80 burial sites on just one-sixth of the route of the president’s controversial “Maya Train” project on the Yucatan peninsula
October 21
October 21

Forecasters predict warmer winter for two-thirds of US

Government forecasters say that they expect two-thirds of the U.S. to have a warmer winter than normal
October 21
October 21

Billions in environmental justice funds hang in the balance

Tens of billions of dollars for U.S. environmental justice initiatives originally proposed by Democratic leaders in a $3.5 trillion domestic spending package now hang in the balance as they decide how to trim the bill to $2 trillion
October 21
October 21

NTSB: Driver was behind wheel at time of Texas Tesla crash

A driver was behind the wheel when a Tesla electric car crashed and burned last April near Houston, killing two men, neither of whom was found in the driver’s seat
October 21
FILE - A Tesla electric vehicle emblem is affixed to a passenger vehicle Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, in Boston. U.S. highway safety investigators want to know why Tesla didn’t file recall paperwork when it updated Autopilot software so it would do a better job spotting parked emergency vehicles. In a letter sent to Tesla on Tuesday, Oct. 12, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told the electric car maker that it has to do a recall if an over-the-internet update mitigates a safety defect. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 21

S Korea test launches 1st domestically made space rocket

South Korea’s first domestically produced space rocket reached its desired altitude but failed to deliver a dummy payload into orbit in its first test launch on Thursday
October 21
The Nuri rocket, the first domestically produced space rocket, sits on its launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. South Korea was preparing to test-launch its first domestically produced space rocket Thursday in what officials describe as an important step in its pursuit of a satellite launch program. (Korea Pool via AP)
October 21

Deliveries by drone

A company called “Wing” is aiming to have drones deliver packages in 10 minutes throughout major cities.
October 21
VIDEO:  Drones will be delivering packages in major metropolitan area
October 21

US marks 200M COVID-19 shots shared with world

The White House says the U.S. has donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world
October 21
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 27, 2021 file photo, a medical worker prepares a shot of the Moderna vaccine during a vaccination campaign at Saint Damien Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The White House says the U.S. has donated its 200 millionth COVID-19 shot to help vaccinate the rest of the world. The Biden administration is aiming to lead a global vaccination campaign even as it rolls out boosters for domestic use. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn, file)
October 20

Reports: Health problems tied to global warming on the rise

Two new reports show that death, disease and other health problems linked to global warming are rapidly rising
October 20
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 file photo, a jogger runs along McCovey Cove outside Oracle Park in San Francisco, under darkened skies from wildfire smoke.Health problems tied to climate change are all getting worse, according to two reports published in the medical journal Lancet on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. An unprecedented Pacific Northwest and Canadian heat wave hit this summer, which a previous study showed couldn't have happened without human-caused climate change. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
October 20

Biogen CEO: 'Major bottleneck' still limits Alzheimer's drug

A new Alzheimer’s drug from Biogen brought in only $300,000 in sales during its first full quarter on the market
October 20
The Biogen Inc., headquarters, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Cambridge, Mass. A new Alzheimer’s drug from Biogen brought in only $300,000 in sales during its first full quarter on the market, continuing a slow debut complicated by coverage questions and concerns from doctors. The infused drug, hailed as a potential breakthrough treatment for a fatal disease, has encountered a health care system that “remains a major bottleneck” in keeping the treatment from patients, CEO Michel Vounatsos said Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 20

Facebook reportedly planning to rebrand itself under a new name

Fischer Price’s Chatter Telephone returns, now with Bluetooth capability.
October 20
VIDEO: Facebook reportedly planning to rebrand itself under a new name
October 20

Walgreens begins testing drone delivery in Texas

Walgreens will begin flying packages by drone to residents in a pair of Texas cities in partnership with Google’s drone-making affiliate, Wing
October 20
FILE - This June 25, 2019, file photo shows a sign outside a Walgreens Pharmacy in Pittsburgh. Walgreens will start flying packages by drone to residents in a Texas city in partnership with Google’s drone-making affiliate Wing. The companies said Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, they will begin testing the service next week in the city of Frisco and neighboring town of Little Elm, two fast-growing communities north of Dallas where road traffic is “probably the biggest complaint we get," said Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)