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FILE - In this July 28, 2016, file photo, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Biden is expected to pick his former rival Pete Buttigieg as secretary of transportation and Granholm as energy secretary. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 16, 2020 - 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is picking deal-makers and fighters to lead a climate team he’ll ask to remake and clean up the nation’s transportation and power-plant systems, and as fast as politically possible. While the president-elect's picks have the experience to do the heavy lifting required in...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks after a cabinet meeting, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Erdogan has announced a four-day lockdown starting New Year's eve to curb the spread of COVID-19. Erdogan said the curfew would begin the evening of Dec. 31 and go on until the morning of Jan. 4. (Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
December 16, 2020 - 8:20 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday portrayed U.S. sanctions imposed on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian air defense system as an attempt to obstruct his country’s rising defense industry. In a speech delivered during the inauguration of a highway in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, The White House viewed from the Washington Monument in Washington. President-elect Joe Biden soon will be entering a no-Zoom zone at the White House. It's just one sign of the challenges his new administration will face when it moves to Washington in the midst of a pandemic. After months of making a virtue of being cautious about COVID-19, Biden’s prudence will be tested by technology and tradition when his new administration arrives on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 16, 2020 - 5:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three blocks from the White House, office space for more than 500 Biden transition staffers sits mostly idle. The government is shipping out laptops so staffers can work from home. President-elect Joe Biden, surrounded by just a handful of aides in Delaware, is using Zoom to...
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December 15, 2020 - 8:06 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Honda is recalling over 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. to repair drive shafts that can break, window switches that can overheat and a software flaw. The software recall includes 737,000 Accords from 2018 to 2020 and Insights from 2019 and 2020. A programming flaw in a control...
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FILE - The U.S. Treasury Department building viewed from the Washington Monument, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Washington. Hackers got into computers at the U.S. Treasury Department and possibly other federal agencies, touching off a government response involving the National Security Council. Security Council spokesperson John Ullyot said Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 that the government is aware of reports about the hacks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)
December 15, 2020 - 6:33 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Some of America’s most deeply held secrets may have been stolen in a disciplined, monthslong operation being blamed on elite Russian government hackers. The possibilities of what might have been purloined are mind-boggling. Could hackers have obtained nuclear secrets? COVID-19 vaccine...
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This photo provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), shows soil samples, seen inside a container of the re-entry capsule brought back by Hayabusa2, in Sagamihara, near Tokyo,Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Officials from Japan's space agency said Tuesday they have found more than the anticipated amount of soil and gases inside a small capsule the country's Hayabusa2 spacecraft brought back from a distant asteroid this month, a sample-return mission they praised as a milestone for planetary research.(JAXA via AP)
December 15, 2020 - 6:29 am
TOKYO (AP) — Officials from Japan's space agency said Tuesday they have found more than the anticipated amount of soil and gases inside a small capsule the country's Hayabusa2 spacecraft brought back from a distant asteroid this month, a mission they praised as a milestone in planetary research...
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December 15, 2020 - 5:42 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish and Lithuanian governments say they have been the target of a cyber disinformation attack that appears aimed at undermining relations between the two NATO allies. A Polish government official, Stanislaw Zaryn, said Russia appeared to be the culprit, saying the type...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 file photo, a Smartmatic representative demonstrates his company's system which has scanners and touch screens with printout options at a meeting of the Secure, Accessible & Fair Elections Commission in Grovetown, Ga. Antonio Mugica, CEO of Smartmatic, the electronic voting company being targeted by allies of Donald Trump, said baseless claims that it helped flip the 2020 election for Joe Biden threatens to undermine Americans’ faith in democracy and the company is threatening legal action unless Fox News, Rudy Giuliani and other Trump allies fully retract baseless claims. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
December 14, 2020 - 3:20 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The head of an electronic voting company being targeted by allies of President Donald Trump said baseless claims that it helped flip the 2020 election for Joe Biden threatens to undermine Americans’ faith in democracy. Antonio Mugica, CEO of Florida-based Smartmatic, said for years he...
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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon said Friday, June 26, 2020, that it is buying self-driving technology company Zoox, which envisions a future where people will request a ride on their phones and a car will drive up without a driver. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
December 14, 2020 - 10:49 am
An autonomous vehicle company acquired this year by Amazon has unveiled a four-person “robo-taxi," a compact, multidirectional vehicle designed for dense, urban environments. The carriage-style interior of the vehicle produced by Zoox Inc. has two benches that face each other. There is no steering...
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FILE - The U.S. Treasury Department building viewed from the Washington Monument, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Washington. Hackers got into computers at the U.S. Treasury Department and possibly other federal agencies, touching off a government response involving the National Security Council. Security Council spokesperson John Ullyot said Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 that the government is aware of reports about the hacks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)
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December 13, 2020 - 11:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers broke into the networks of the Treasury and Commerce departments as part of a monthslong global cyberespionage campaign revealed Sunday, just days after a prominent cybersecurity firm said it had been breached in an attack that industry experts said bore the hallmarks of...
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