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Atomic anniversary brings US nuclear official to New Mexico

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 7:47pm

The 2030 deadline set by the U.S. government to resume and ramp up production of the plutonium cores used in the nation’s nuclear arsenal is nothing short of challenging, but the head of the National Nuclear Security Administration said Wednesday she’s confident her agency can do it.

UAE Mars mission from Japan delayed again by weather

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 7:46pm

The launch of a United Arab Emirates Mars orbiter, already delayed two days, has been postponed further due to bad weather at the Japanese launch site.

Obama, Biden, Gates, Bezos, Musk's Twitter accounts hacked in bitcoin scam

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 4:57pm

Con artists on Wednesday apparently hacked into the Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians and major companies in an apparent bitcoin scam.

'Magic School Bus' author Joanna Cole dies at age 75

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:32pm

Author Joanna Cole, whose “Magic School Bus” books transported millions of young people on extraordinary and educational adventures, has died at age 75.

New peak of 71K US overdose deaths in 2019 dashes hopes

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:12pm

Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island — saw declines. These are states that have shown commitment to preventing overdoses among active drug users and getting people into treatment when they are ready, Saloner noted.

More than 150 countries sign up for global vaccine plan

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:39am

More than 70 rich countries have signed up to a global coronavirus vaccine initiative intended to ensure that any effective shots are fairly distributed around the world - but which may also allow them to buy more vaccines to stockpile for their own citizens.

Apple customers can now submit claims as part of settlement over slowing down iPhones

Rishi Iyengar, CNN Business  |  Posted Jul 15th - 7:22am

Apple customers who purchased certain previous iPhone models can now submit claims for about $25 per phone as part of the company's settlement of a class action lawsuit that accused it of slowing down older devices.

Lockdowns reimposed in India as virus cases near 1 million

Aniruddha Ghosal, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:18am

As India’s confirmed coronavirus cases approach 1 million, lockdowns are being reimposed in parts of the country as local governments try to shield the health system from being overwhelmed.

First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:12pm

The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. revved up people’s immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers report and the shots are ready to begin final testing.

UAE's Mars orbiter launch from Japan delayed by weather

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:57am

The liftoff of the United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter was postponed until Friday due to bad weather at the Japanese launch site.

Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:31am

Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones.

Blame game? Cuomo takes heat over NY nursing home study

Jim Mustian and Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:39pm

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing blistering criticism over an internal report that found a controversial state directive that sent thousands of recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes was “not a significant factor” in some of the nation’s deadliest nursing home outbreaks.

Fly without flapping? Andean condors surf air 99% of time

Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 1:10pm

A new study sheds light on just how efficiently the world’s largest soaring bird rides air currents to stay aloft for hours without flapping its wings.

Search resumes for mass graves from 1921 Tulsa race massacre

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 12:17pm

A team of researchers and historians on Monday resumed test excavations of potential unmarked mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 11:09pm

Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time.

Giant Hawaii telescope builders say no construction in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:01pm

Scientists planning to build one of the world’s largest telescopes on a Hawaii mountain said Wednesday construction won’t begin until at least next year.

Editorial Roundup: US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:56pm

and because the federal government is slow to react whenever a crisis begins to unfold — the government also needs a set of rules that automatically switches the unemployment benefits program from normal mode to crisis mode, and back again, based on the evolution of economic conditions.

Researchers report that the first vaccine tested in the US for coronavirus boosted volunteers' immune systems, as hoped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:00pm

Researchers report that the first vaccine tested in the US for coronavirus boosted volunteers' immune systems, as hoped.

Germany aims to make its EU presidency 'climate neutral'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:06am

German is aiming to make its six-month presidency of the European Union “climate neutral,” by organizing events in such a way as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and offsetting any that can't be avoided, officials said Monday.