Protests flare over construction of telescope in Hawaii
MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Singing, chanting and lying on the ground in the road, hundreds of people demonstrated on Monday against the construction of a giant telescope on a mountaintop that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred.
Judge recommends $14M award to neo-Nazi trolling victim
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The publisher of a neo-Nazi website should have to pay the victim of an internet trolling campaign over $14 million and remove all posts that encouraged his readers to contact the Montana real estate agent, a magistrate judge recommended on Monday.
Deals, protests during Amazon Prime Day
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's Prime Day is coming with a wave of deals — and protests. The company's fifth annual Prime Day now stretches two days, Monday and Tuesday, invented as an effort to try to drum up sales during sluggish summer months and sign up more users for its Prime loyalty program.
Activists block UK roads in new climate-change protests
LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters have blocked roads in London and four other British cities in a new wave of demonstrations demanding faster action against climate change.
Codebreaker Alan Turing to be face of new British banknote
LONDON (AP) — Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain's new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday.
Old software makes new electoral systems ripe for hacking
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020.
Police test lighting in probe of Uber self-driving crash
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police outside Phoenix recently closed part of a street to conduct a lighting test as an investigation continues into the 2018 death of a woman who was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving SUV.
Calls for investigations after power restored in Manhattan
NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan power outage that temporarily turned off the bright lights of the big city only lasted for a few hours, but left plenty of lingering questions and calls for investigations on Sunday.
Hawaiian activists prepare for Mauna Kea telescope convoys
MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Scientists hope the massive telescope they plan to build atop Hawaii's highest peak, a world-renowned location for astronomy, will help them peer back to the time just after the Big Bang and answer fundamental questions about the universe.
AP Exclusive: New election systems use vulnerable software
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020.
More to come: FTC fine doesn't spell closure for Facebook
Facebook may be close to putting a Federal Trade Commission investigation behind it. But it faces a variety of other probes in Europe and the U.S., some of which could present it with even bigger headaches.
Russia launches major new telescope into space after delays
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit Saturday after days of launch delays, Russia's space agency said.
California lawmakers consider new rules for political ads
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Elections come and go, but the season for political advertising sometimes seems to never end. Facebook users in California, for example, may have noticed ads in recent months showing a woman with duct tape over her mouth and text that warns: "Legislators are leaving sexual assault survivors from public universities out to dry."
Reports: Facebook faces $5B FTC fine, largest ever in tech
At $5 billion, the fine the FTC is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it's given to a technology company, easily eclipsing the second largest, $22 million for Google in 2012.
Wickens to drive parade lap at Toronto with hand controls
TORONTO (AP) — Robert Wickens has attacked his rehabilitation from a spinal cord injury with aggressive goals. The Canadian wants to dance at his upcoming wedding, one day walk again with zero evidence his legs once did not work and, of course, Wickens hopes to return to racing cars.
Judge sides with Pentagon and Amazon in cloud bidding case
A federal judge has dismissed allegations that bidding for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the Pentagon was rigged to favor Amazon.
VW, Ford team up to make autonomous, electric vehicles
NEW YORK (AP) — Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as the automakers who were once rivals deepen their partnership to develop driverless and electric vehicles in an ultra-competitive landscape.
Apple says it's fixing bug in Walkie Talkie app
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple says it's fixing a security flaw affecting the Walkie Talkie app on Apple Watch. The company said Friday it has temporarily disabled a feature that could have allowed someone to listen through another person's iPhone without that person's consent.
Human workers can listen to Google Assistant recordings
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google contractors regularly listen to and review some recordings of what people say to artificial-intelligence system Google Assistant, via their phone or through smart speakers such as the Google Home.
Trump applauds far-right social media provocateurs
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views.
'Miss us?' Twitter hit with hour-long outage
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Miss us?" Twitter tweeted from its official account as the Great Twitter Outage wound down. We did, apparently.
The Latest: Twitter blames internal configuration for outage
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Twitter outage (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Twitter says "an internal configuration change" is responsible for an outage that lasted for about an hour.
Harley-Davidson's electric Hog: 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds
Harley-Davidson is releasing details about the electric motorcycle it's rolling out this year that it hopes will capture the imagination of a new generation of riders and put a charge into its diminishing sales.
Amazon, seeking more skilled workers, will do the training
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, needing a more tech-savvy workforce, is offering to pay to retrain its employees and help them switch to more technical jobs at Amazon or elsewhere.
'Robot umpires' debut in independent Atlantic League
YORK, Pa. (AP) — "Robot umpires" have arrived. The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let a computer call balls and strikes Wednesday night at its All-Star Game.