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Firefighters combat major wildfire in southwestern France

More than 1,000 firefighters are struggling to contain a major wildfire that has burned a large area of pine forest in southwestern France in a region that was already ravaged by flames last month
21 minutes ago
This photo provided by the fire brigade of the Gironde region SDIS 33, (Departmental fire and rescue service 33) shows firefighters tackling a blaze near Saint-Magne, south of Bordeaux, southwestern France, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. (SDIS 33 via AP)
21 minutes ago

Firefighters combat major wildfire in southwestern France

More than 1,000 firefighters are struggling to contain a major wildfire that has burned a large area of pine forest in southwestern France in a region that was already ravaged by flames last month
21 minutes ago
This photo provided by the fire brigade of the Gironde region SDIS 33, (Departmental fire and rescue service 33) shows firefighters tackling a blaze near Saint-Magne, south of Bordeaux, southwestern France, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. (SDIS 33 via AP)
August 10

Elon Musk sells $7B in Tesla shares ahead of Twitter fight

The move comes ahead of his court battle with Twitter.
August 10
FILE - Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks before unveiling the Model Y at the company's design studio on March 14, 2019, in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk is selling about 8 million Tesla shares worth nearly $7 billion as the billionaire looks to get his finances in order ahead of his court battle with Twitter. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
August 10

Disney+ ad-free subscription cost to rise by 38% in December

Disney said it is raising prices for streaming subscribers in the U_S_ who want to watch Disney+ without ads as more viewers switch to what CEO Bob Chapek described Wednesday as the “best value in streaming.”
August 10
FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, photo, a Disney logo forms part of a menu for the Disney Plus movie and entertainment streaming service on a computer screen in Walpole, Mass. Disney said Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, it is raising prices for streaming subscribers in the U.S. who want to watch Disney+ without ads, as more viewers switch to what CEO Bob Chapek described Wednesday as the “best value in streaming.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
August 10

Security firm finds flaws in Indian online insurance broker

A cybersecurity startup informed a major Indian online insurance brokerage last month that critical vulnerabilities in its network could expose sensitive personal and financial data from at least 11 million customers
August 10
A man looks at the website of policybazaar website at a local insurance company office in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. A cybersecurity firm told the major Indian online insurance brokerage last month that critical vulnerabilities in the company’s internet-facing network could expose sensitive personal and financial data from its 11 million customers. CyberX9 followed the standard ethical-hacker playbook, giving the brokerage time to patch the flaws and inform authorities. A week later, publicly traded Policybazaar said it had been illegally breached but “no significant customer data was exposed.” (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
August 10

Satellite data finds landfills are methane 'super emitters'

Landfills are releasing more planet-warming methane into the atmosphere from the decomposition of waste than previously thought, a study suggests
August 10
August 10

Social media offers parents more controls. But do they help?

The new tools do offer some help, but they also share some deeper flaws.
August 10
FILE - The Snapchat app is seen on a mobile device in New York, Aug. 9, 2017. As concerns about social media's impact on teen psychology continue to rise, platforms from Snapchat to TikTok to Instagram are bolting on new features they say will make their services safer and more age appropriate. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 10

China criticizes US chip law as threat to trade

China is criticizing a U.S. law to encourage processor chip production in the United States and reduce reliance on Asian suppliers as a threat to trade and an attack on Chinese business
August 10
August 10

Samsung rolls out new products

The tech company’s Galaxy Unpacked event is expected to unveil new foldable smartphones.
August 10
VIDEO: Samsung rolls out new products
August 10

Japan's Honda sees declining profits on semiconductor crunch

The semiconductor shortage is hitting another of the world's automakers, despite demand for product
August 10
FILE - An employee of Honda Motor Co. cleans a Honda car displayed at its headquarters in Tokyo on July 31, 2018. Honda’s fiscal first quarter profit fell 33% from 2021 as a global computer chip shortage, a pandemic-related lockdown in China and the rising costs of raw materials hurt the Japanese automaker. Tokyo-based Honda Motor Co. reported Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, that its profit totaled 149.2 billion yen ($1.1 billion) in the April-June quarter, down from 222.5 billion yen ($1.7 billion) a year earlier. Quarterly sales slipped 7% to 3.8 trillion yen ($28 billion). (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
August 09

Former Twitter worker convicted of spying for Saudi Arabia

A former Twitter employee has been convicted of spying for Saudi Arabia, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering
August 09
FILE - A sign is pictured outside the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, Monday, April 25, 2022. A former Twitter employee has been convicted of failing to register as an agent for Saudi Arabia and other charges after accessing private data on users critical of the kingdom’s government in a spy case that spanned from Silicon Valley to the Middle East. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn, File)
August 09

Snapchat announces in-app family center to promote safe social media usage

The family center aims to promote conversation between parents and minors about safe social media practices.
August 09
The family center aims to promote conversation between parents and minors about safe social media practices.
August 09

Apple returns battery percentage indicator in new IOS update

The icon was originally removed due to it being difficult to read.
August 09
VIDEO: Apple returns battery percentage indicator in new IOS update
August 09

Russia successfully launches Iranian satellite

A Russian rocket has successfully launched an Iranian satellite into orbit
August 09
In this handout photo taken from video released by Roscosmos on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, a Russian Soyuz rocket lifts off to carry Iranian Khayyam satellite into orbit at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome near Baikonur, Kazakhstan. A Russian rocket has successfully launched an Iranian satellite into orbit. The Soyuz rocket lifted off as scheduled at 8:52 a.m. Moscow time (0552 GMT) Tuesday from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan. (Roscosmos via AP)
August 08

Study connects climate hazards to 58% of infectious diseases

A new study finds climate hazards aggravate more than half of the known diseases that infect people
August 08
August 08

Axios Media purchased by Cox Enterprises

Axios Media is being acquired by Cox Enterprises, which says it plans to push the online news provider into new markets while broadening its coverage
August 08
One of the buildings of the Cox Communications campus is surrounded by foliage in Atlanta on, Aug. 2, 2004. Cox Enterprises, which owns Cox Communications, is buying Axios Media for $525 million as it looks to grow and diversify its business. Cox, which became an investor in Axios last year, said Monday Aug. 8, 2022, that it will look to expand Axios into more cities, while having it cover more national topics and serve more premium niches for professionals. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)
August 08

Twitter confirms vulnerability that may have affected 5.4 million accounts

The company said the vulnerability discovered in January didn't compromise user passwords, but some personal information may have been exposed.
August 08
VIDEO: Twitter data breach may have been affected as many as 5.4M users in January
August 08

Nonprofits launch $100M plan to support local health workers

A new philanthropic project hopes to invest $100 million in up to 10 countries mostly in Africa by 2030 to support up to 200,000 community health workers
August 08
FILE - A man receives the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at Jabra Hospital in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, March 11, 2021. A new philanthropic project hopes to invest $100 million in up to 10 countries mostly in Africa by 2030 to support up to 200,000 community health workers. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali, File)
August 08

Japan tech giant SoftBank posts $23 billion quarterly loss

Japanese technology company SoftBank Group posted a $23 billion loss in the April-June quarter as the value of its investments sank amid global worries about inflation and interest rates
August 08
A person walks by a SoftBank shop on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Tokyo. Japanese technology company SoftBank Group sank into losses for the first fiscal quarter as the value of its investments declined amid global worries about inflation and interest rates. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 06

Musk says Twitter deal could move ahead with 'bot' info

Elon Musk said Saturday his planned $44 billion takeover of Twitter should move forward if the company can confirm some details about how it measures whether user accounts are ‘spam bots’ or real people
August 06
FILE - Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks before unveiling the Model Y at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif., March 14, 2019. Twitter is suing Musk in Delaware in an attempt to get him to complete his $44 billion acquisition of the social media company, a deal Musk is trying to get out of. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
August 06

EXPLAINER: On China, US and climate, action, not talk is key

China has cut off climate talks with the U.S. — imperiling future global climate negotiations, but not necessarily blunting the impacts of significant climate actions at home in both countries
August 06
FILE - Smoke and steam rise from a coal processing plant in Hejin in central China's Shanxi Province on Nov. 28, 2019. China has cut off climate talks with the U.S. — imperiling future global climate negotiations, but not necessarily blunting the impacts of significant climate actions at home in both countries. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil, File)
August 05

US agency probes Tesla crashes that killed 2 motorcyclists

Two crashes involving Teslas apparently running on Autopilot are drawing scrutiny from federal regulators and point to a potential new hazard on U.S. freeways: The partially automated vehicles may not stop for motorcycles
August 05
This photo provided by Utah Department of Public Safety shows the scene of an accident involving a Tesla and a motorcycle on July 24, 2022 near Draper, Utah. Two crashes involving Teslas apparently running on Autopilot are drawing scrutiny from federal regulators and point to a potential new hazard on U.S. freeways: The partially automated vehicles may not stop for motorcycles. (Utah Department of Public Safety via AP)
August 05

Twitter breach exposed anonymous account owners

Twitter says vulnerability in its software that exposed an undetermined number of owners of anonymous accounts to potential identity compromise last year was apparently exploited by a malicious actor
August 05
FILE - The Twitter application is seen on a digital device on April 25, 2022, in San Diego. A vulnerability in Twitter's software that exposed an undetermined number of owners of anonymous accounts to potential identity compromise last year was apparently exploited by a malicious actor, the social media company said Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
August 05

Amazon to buy vacuum maker iRobot for roughly $1.7B

Amazon on Friday announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the vacuum cleaner maker iRobot for approximately $1.7 billion
August 05
FILE - This Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 file photo shows an iRobot Terra lawn mower in Bedford, Mass. Amazon on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the iRobot for approximately $1.66 billion. The company sells its robots worldwide and is most famous for the circular-shaped Roomba vacuum. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 05

Musk countersuit accuses Twitter of fraud

Elon Musk accused Twitter of fraud in a countersuit over his aborted $44 billion deal for the social media company, which he said held back necessary information and misled his team about its true user base
August 05
FILE - The Twitter splash page is displayed on a digital device in San Diego, April 25, 2022. Twitter has filed a response to claims by billionaire Elon Musk that he has legitimate reasons for wanting to back out of his $44 billion deal to buy the social media company. In a counterclaim filed Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, Twitter calls Musk's reasoning “a story, imagined in an effort to escape a merger agreement that Musk no longer found attractive once the stock market—and along with it, his massive personal wealth—declined in value.” (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
August 05

HBO Max and Discovery+ are merging into single streaming service

The two have a combined 92 million subscribers and will merge sometime next summer.
August 05
VIDEO: HBO Max and Discovery+ are merging into single streaming service
August 05

South Korean spacecraft launched to the moon, country's 1st

South Korea is on its way to the moon
August 05
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter, or KPLO, lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.South Korea joined the stampede to the moon Thursday with the launch of a lunar orbiter that will scout out future landing spots. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 04

Twitter responds to Musk's claims, calls them 'excuses'

Twitter denied in a court filing that it had deprived its would-be acquirer, billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, of necessary information or misrepresented details about its business
August 04
FILE - The Twitter splash page is displayed on a digital device in San Diego, April 25, 2022. Twitter has filed a response to claims by billionaire Elon Musk that he has legitimate reasons for wanting to back out of his $44 billion deal to buy the social media company. In a counterclaim filed Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, Twitter calls Musk's reasoning “a story, imagined in an effort to escape a merger agreement that Musk no longer found attractive once the stock market—and along with it, his massive personal wealth—declined in value.” (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
August 04

Apple is expected to delay its latest iPad software update

The delay of the software will take about a month, according to reports.
August 04
VIDEO:  Apple is expected to delay its latest iPad software update
August 03

Musk response to Twitter lawsuit to be made public by Friday

A judge has ruled that Elon Musk’s answer to Twitter’s lawsuit over his attempt to back out of a $44 billion deal to buy the social media company will be made public by Friday evening at the latest
August 03
FILE - Elon Musk attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala on May 2, 2022, in New York. A judge has ruled that Elon Musk’s answer to Twitter’s lawsuit over his attempt to back out of a $44 billion deal to buy the social media company will be made public by Friday, Aug. 5, 2022 at the latest. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 03

A race to save fish as Rio Grande dries, even in Albuquerque

The Rio Grande went dry in Albuquerque last week for the first time in four decades
August 03
August 03

Volcano near Iceland's main airport erupts again after pause

Authorities in Iceland say a volcano in the southwest of the country is erupting just eight months after its last eruption officially ended
August 03
A aerial shot of activity from the Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland on Wednesday Aug. 3, 2022, which is located 32 kilometers (20 miles) southwest of the capital of Reykjavik and close to the international Keflavik Airport. Authorities in Iceland say a volcano in the southwest of the country is erupting just eight months after its last eruption officially ended. (AP Photo/Ernir Snær)
August 03

This is why risk management for floods and drought is becoming ineffective

As more unprecedented events occur, risk management efforts may not be enough.
August 03
Homes along Gross Loop off of KY-15 are flooded with water from the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Jackson, Ky., July 28, 2022.
August 03

Uber posts $8B in revenue

Passenger trips in early spring and summer were up 25% over the same period last year.
August 03
VIDEO: Uber posts $8B in revenue
August 03

UN nuclear chief: Ukraine nuclear plant is `out of control'

The U_N_ nuclear chief is warning that Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine “is completely out of control.”
August 03
FILE - Rafael Grossi, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) speaks as Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi listens during a news conference at the Iikura guesthouse in Tokyo, Thursday, May 19, 2022. The U.N. nuclear chief warned that Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine “is completely out of control” and issued an urgent plea to Russia and Ukraine to quickly allow experts to visit the sprawling complex to stabilize the situation and avoid a nuclear accident. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae, File)
August 02

Elon Musk's tech allies miffed about Twitter subpoenas

Elon Musk’s wealthy high tech allies don’t seem too happy about receiving subpoenas from Twitter as part of the company’s legal battle with the Tesla CEO
August 02
FILE - Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks before unveiling the Model Y at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, Calif., March 14, 2019. Twitter is suing Musk in Delaware in an attempt to get him to complete his $44 billion acquisition of the social media company, a deal Musk is trying to get out of. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
August 02

Uber's stock surges on positive trends despite big Q2 loss

Uber’s effort meld its pioneering ride-hailing service with food and freight delivery showed signs of progress during the past quarter, even though the company sustained a huge loss stemming from a sharp decline in its outside investments
August 02
FILE - The logo for Uber appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Uber’s ride-hailing service continued to gain momentum in the second quarter as consumers headed back to offices and started traveling more amid an easing in pandemic restrictions. Passengers took a total of 1.87 billion trips on Uber during the spring and early summer, a 24% increase from the same time last year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 02

Hessian remains unearthed at Revolutionary War battle site

Researchers believe they have uncovered at a battle site in New Jersey the remains of as many as 12 Hessian soldiers who fought during the Revolutionary War
August 02
Shown is a King George III gold guinea, discovered in an excavation site at the Red Bank Battlefield Park in National Park, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. Researchers believe they have uncovered in a mass grave in New Jersey the remains of as many as 12 Hessian soldiers who fought during the Revolutionary War, officials announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 01

As species recover, some threaten others in more dire shape

Recovery of some vulnerable species through restoration efforts has made comebacks more difficult for others in peril
August 01
August 01

As species recover, some threaten others in more dire shape

Recovery of some vulnerable species through restoration efforts has made comebacks more difficult for others in peril
August 01
August 01

No reported damage in Philippines from Chinese rocket debris

A Philippine official says there has been no reported damage in a western Philippine province where debris from a rocket that launched part of China’s new space station reportedly fell
August 01
FILE - In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, people gather at the beach side as they watch the Long March 5B Y3 carrier rocket, carrying Wentian lab module, lift off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Wenchang in southern China's Hainan Province Sunday, July 24, 2022. There was no reported damage in a western Philippine region, where debris from a rocket that boosted part of China’s new space station reportedly fell, a Filipino official said Monday, Aug. 1. (Zhang Liyun/Xinhua via AP, File)
August 01

Amazon plans 2-day mega sale in October: Business Insider

Amazon Prime members bought more than 300 million items and saved more than $1.7 billion during last month’s Prime Day sale, the company said.
August 01
VIDEO: Amazon is planning another 2-day mega sale in October: Business Insider
July 29

Instagram says its rolling back recent modifications

Kylie Jenner and other social media influencers had complained that new changes on the platform made it too much like its competitor, TikTok.
July 29
VIDEO: Instagram says its rolling back recent modifications