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June 20

NASA fuels moon rocket for 1st time in countdown rehearsal

NASA has fueled its huge moon rocket for the first time and completed a countdown test despite a fuel line leak
June 20
This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and and the Orion space capsule on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Maxar Technologies via AP)
June 20

Tribal leaders and feds reestablish Bears Ears Commission

Federal officials and tribal nations have formally reestablished a commission to jointly govern the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah
June 20
June 20

Arizona wildfires sweep land rich with signs of ancient life

Wildfires in northern Arizona are crossing land rich with signs of human existence through centuries
June 20
This photo shows the remains of a multilevel stone dwelling at Wupatki National Monument outside Flagstaff, Arizona, on Feb. 17, 2014. The monument has been evacuated twice during spring 2022 because of wildfires. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
June 20

Cooler weather helps Spain with fires; rain helps in Germany

Cooler temperatures are helping firefighters stabilize a wildfire in northwestern Spain that reports say is the biggest on record in the country
June 20
A firefighter works in the San Martin de Unx area in northern Spain, Sunday, June 19, 2022. Firefighters in Spain are struggling to contain wildfires in several parts of the country which as been suffering an unusual heat wave for this time of the year. (AP Photo/Miguel Oses)
June 20

Maryland Apple store votes to unionize

It is the first of Apple's 270 US stores to do so and union leaders said workers at about 10% percent of Apple’s locations have expressed interest in unionizing.
June 20
VIDEO: Maryland Apple store votes to unionize
June 19

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake shakes central Taiwan coast

It was felt across most of the island of 24 million people.
June 19
June 19

Maryland Apple workers face hurdles after vote to unionize

The historic vote by employees of a Maryland Apple store to unionize — a first for the technology giant — is a significant step in a lengthy process that labor experts say is heavily stacked against workers in favor of their employers
June 19
FILE - The Apple logo adorns the facade of a retail store. More than 100 employees of an Apple store in a suburb of Baltimore voted to unionize by a nearly 2-to-1 margin Saturday, June 18, 2022, joining a growing U.S. push across tech, retail and service industries to organize for greater workplace protections, a union said. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 19

Spain, Germany battle wildfires amid unusual heat wave

Firefighters in Spain and Germany area struggling to contain wildfires amid an unusual heat wave in Western Europe for this time of year
June 19
A firefighter works in front of flames during a wildfire in the Sierra de la Culebra in the Zamora Provence on Saturday June 18, 2022. Thousands of hectares of wooded hill land in northwestern Spain have been burnt by a wildfire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from nearby villages. Officials said the blaze in the Sierra de Culebra mountain range started Wednesday during a dry electric storm. (Emilio Fraile/Europa Press via AP)
June 19

Apple workers vote to unionize at Maryland store

More than 100 employees of an Apple store in a Baltimore suburb say they have voted to unionize by a nearly 2-to-1 margin
June 19
FILE - The Apple logo adorns the facade of a retail store. More than 100 employees of an Apple store in a suburb of Baltimore voted to unionize by a nearly 2-to-1 margin Saturday, June 18, 2022, joining a growing U.S. push across tech, retail and service industries to organize for greater workplace protections, a union said. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 18

Bitcoin drops below $20,000 as crypto selloff quickens

Bitcoin has fallen below $20,000 for the first time since late 2020, in a fresh sign that the selloff in cryptocurrencies is deepening
June 18
FILE - An advertisement of Bitcoin, one of the cryptocurrencies, is displayed on a building in Hong Kong, on Nov. 18, 2021. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were collapsing in price Monday, June, 13, 2022 after the major crypto lender Celsius halted all withdrawals citing “extreme market conditions." It is the second collapse of a part of the crypto world in the last two months. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
June 18

Hot weekend for Europe, officials warn of extreme fire risk

People are flocking to parks and pools across Western Europe for a bit of respite from an early heat wave that saw the mercury rise above 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in France and Spain
June 18
People swim in the river Limmat at Letten, in Zurich, Switzerland, Saturday, June 18, 2022. People flocked to parks and pools across Western Europe on Saturday for a bit of respite from an early heat wave that saw the mercury rise above 40 Cs (104 F) in France and Spain, and highs of 38 C (100.4 F) in Germany. (Michael Buholzer/Keystone via AP)
June 17

Montana governor under fire for vacationing during flood

Montana's governor was not in Montana — or in the U.S. at all — when punishing floods hit Yellowstone National Park and communities on its fringes this week
June 17
A volunteer cleans out a flooded basement Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Red Lodge, Mont. Yellowstone National Park officials say more than 10,000 visitors have been ordered out of the nation's oldest national park after unprecedented flooding tore through its northern half, washing out bridges and roads and sweeping an employee bunkhouse miles downstream. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 17

Verizon, AT&T delay some 5G service over airlines' concerns

Verizon and AT&T won't power up some wireless towers near airports until next summer to give airlines more time to make sure the new service won't interfere with planes
June 17
June 17

SpaceX reported to fire employees critical of CEO Elon Musk

A report in The New York Times says the rocket ship company run by Tesla CEO Elon Musk has fired several employees involved in an open letter that blasted the colorful billionaire for his behavior
June 17
FILE - a SpaceX logo is displayed on a building on May 26, 2020, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. SpaceX, the rocket ship company run by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has fired several employees involved in an open letter that blasted the colorful billionaire for his behavior, according to media reports Friday, June 17, 2022. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 17

US adds $103M for wildfire hazards and land rehabilitation

The U.S. is adding $103 million this year for wildfire risk reduction and burned-area rehabilitation throughout the country as well as establishing an interagency wildland firefighter well-being program
June 17
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland speaks at the National Interagency Fire Center on Friday, June 17, 2022, in Boise, Idaho. Haaland announced the U.S. is adding $103 million this year for wildfire risk reduction and burned-area rehabilitation throughout the country as well as establishing an interagency wildland firefighter health and well-being program. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)
June 17

Musk says he wants Twitter to be place of 'free speech'

Addressing Twitter employees for the first time since announcing takeover plans, Musk said he prefers on-site work, but may allow remote work for some "exceptional" employees.
June 17
VIDEO: Musk says he wants Twitter to be place of 'free speech'
June 17

Atom-smashing CERN to 'terminate' work with Russia, Belarus

The scientific lab that’s home to the world’s largest atom-smasher says it plans to terminate all cooperation with Russia and Belarus over their roles in the war in Ukraine
June 17
June 16

Gateway towns to Yellowstone become dead ends after flood

Businesses in some of the gateway towns leading to Yellowstone National Park are worried about the coming weeks and months after severe flooding closed the park
June 16
A house sits in Rock Creek after floodwaters washed away a road and a bridge in Red Lodge, Mont., Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
June 16

Musk aims to ease concerns in address to Twitter workers

In an unusual move for what’s been an unusual takeover bid for Twitter by the world’s richest man, Tesla CEO Elon Musk addressed the social platform’s employees Thursday, even though his $44 billion offer has not yet been completed
June 16
FILE - Elon Musk attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" exhibition on May 2, 2022, in New York. Musk is expected to meet with Twitter employees Thursday, June 16, 2022 in an apparent effort to assuage concerns about his $44 billion deal to acquire the social platform. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 16

San Diego Zoo welcomes 1st aardvark birth in years

An aardvark cub born at the San Diego Zoo is said to be doing well and developing quickly
June 16
In this photo released by the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, an aardvark cub explores her habitat at the San Diego Zoo on June 10, 2022. For the first time in more than 35 years, an aardvark pup has been born at the zoo. The female, which has not yet been named, was born May 10. Zookeepers say she is doing well and that her mother, Zola, is caring and attentive. (Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance via AP)
June 16

Firm behind popular US dollar stablecoin to launch Euro Coin

The cryptocurrency company Circle says it will start issuing its first euro-denominated cryptocurrency, a stablecoin known as Euro Coin, later this month
June 16
This photo provided by Circle shows Jeremy Allaire. Allaire is the co-founder and CEO of Circle, the cryptocurrency company behind USD Coin, the second-largest so-called “stablecoin” in the crypto industry. (Douglas Levy/Circle via AP)
June 16

Water supply for Montana's largest city restored after floodwaters forced shutdown of treatment plant

Water supply for Montana's largest city restored after floodwaters forced shutdown of treatment plant
June 16
June 16

Facebook reportedly will make changes to its platform to mimic TikTok

Facebook plans to change its algorithm to feature more short form videos.
June 16
VIDEO:  Facebook reportedly will make changes to its platform to mimic TikTok
June 15

After Yellowstone, floodwaters menace Montana's largest city

Floodwaters that rushed through Yellowstone National Park and surrounding communities earlier this week are moving through Montana’s largest city, flooding farms and ranches and forcing the shutdown of its water treatment plant
June 15
A house that was pulled into Rock Creek in Red Lodge, Mont., by raging floodwaters is seen Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Officials said more than 100 houses in the small city were flooded when torrential rains swelled waterways across the Yellowstone region. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
June 15

Black Death's ancient origins traced to lake in Central Asia

Scientists in Europe say they have figured out the origins of the Black Death, a bacterial plague that wiped out half of the continent’s population in the 14th century
June 15
June 15

US report: 273 Teslas with automated driving systems crashed

Automakers have reported nearly 400 crashes of vehicles with partially automated driver-assist systems, including 273 involving Teslas
June 15
FILE - This Oct. 18, 2019, photo shows a Tesla logo in Salt Lake City. The government plans soon to release data on collisions involving vehicles with autonomous or partially automated driving system that will likely single out Teslas for a disproportionately high number of such crashes. In coming days, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to issue the figures, which it’s been gathering for nearly a year. Last week, the agency said in a separate report that it had documented more than 200 crashes involving Teslas that were using one of the company’s partially automated systems. The number of such Tesla crashes was revealed as part of a NHTSA investigation of Teslas on Autopilot that had crashed into emergency and other vehicles stopped along roadways. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
June 15

So long, Internet Explorer. The browser retires today

Microsoft has officially sent Internet Explorer into retirement
June 15
FILE - The Microsoft Internet Explorer logo is projected on a screen during a Microsoft Xbox E3 media briefing in Los Angeles, June 4, 2012. As of Wednesday, June 15, 2022, Microsoft will no longer support the once-dominant browser that legions of web surfers loved to hate and a few still claim to adore. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
June 15

PHOTOS: Supermoon delights skygazers around the globe

From Frankfurt and New York to Istanbul and Beijing, skygazers could enjoy a beautiful supermoon rise over the horizon in an impressive astronomic spectacle. The full moon appeared bigger than normal and sometimes slightly orange-colored as it lit skies around the globe. It reached its full stage on Tuesday during a phenomenon known as a supermoon because of its proximity to Earth. It's also referred to as the “Strawberry Moon” because it's the full moon at strawberry harvest time. In Frankfurt, it rose behind the German city’s banking district’s skyline, while in Beijing the forbidden city’s roof decorations depicting sacred beasts were silhouetted in sharp black by the moon. The moon also illuminated New York City’s Statue of Liberty and shone on the pillars of the ancient temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion south of Athens, Greece.
June 15
The full moon rises behind buildings in the banking district in Frankfurt, June 14, 2022.
June 15

Microsoft ends support for Internet Explorer

The company recommends users shift to using the Microsoft Edge web browser.
June 15
VIDEO:  Microsoft ends support for Internet Explorer
June 14

Musk to address Twitter employees for 1st time this week

Elon Musk will address Twitter employees Thursday for the first time since the billionaire and Tesla CEO offered $44 billion to buy the social media platform
June 14
FILE - Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition March 9, 2020, in Washington. Musk will participate in a meeting with employees of Twitter on Thursday, June 16, 2022, as the billionaire and social media platform continue to try to push forward on their agreed-to $44 billion acquisition. Twitter confirmed on Tuesday that the meeting will take place, but did not provide any other details about it. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
June 14

Cooling housing market prompts layoffs at Redfin

Redfin, the Seattle-based real estate brokerage, says it will lay off 8% of its employees as the housing market cools off
June 14
FILE - A Redfin "for sale" sign stands in front of a house on Oct. 28, 2020, in Seattle. The Seattle-based real estate brokerage says it will lay off 8% of its employees as the housing market cools off, Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 14

Data likely shows Teslas on Autopilot crash more than rivals

The government plans soon to release data on collisions involving vehicles with autonomous or partially automated driving system that will likely single out Teslas for a disproportionately high number of such crashes
June 14
FILE - This Oct. 18, 2019, photo shows a Tesla logo in Salt Lake City. The government plans soon to release data on collisions involving vehicles with autonomous or partially automated driving system that will likely single out Teslas for a disproportionately high number of such crashes. In coming days, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to issue the figures, which it’s been gathering for nearly a year. Last week, the agency said in a separate report that it had documented more than 200 crashes involving Teslas that were using one of the company’s partially automated systems. The number of such Tesla crashes was revealed as part of a NHTSA investigation of Teslas on Autopilot that had crashed into emergency and other vehicles stopped along roadways. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
June 14

Amazon launces drone delivery in California

The company says that packages 5 pounds or less will be delivered to customers within one hour.
June 14
VIDEO:  Amazon launces drone delivery in California
June 14

UN chief: Governments' inaction on climate is 'dangerous'

The head of the United Nations has warned of a “dangerous disconnect” between what scientists and citizens are demanding to curb climate change, and what governments are actually doing about it
June 14
FILE - An oil well works at sunrise Aug. 25, 2021, in Watford City, N.D., part of McKenzie County. U.N. Secretary-Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday, June 14, of a “dangerous disconnect” between what scientists and citizens are demanding to curb climate change, and what governments are actually doing about it. Guterres said the war in Ukraine risked worsening the crisis, because major economies were “doubling down on fossil fuels” that are to blame for much of the emissions stoking global warming. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
June 13

SpaceX closer to launching giant rocketship after FAA review

SpaceX has cleared a key hurdle for its plan to launch a gigantic, futuristic rocketship into orbit from Texas
June 13
This image provided by SpaceX shows SpaceX's giant Starship rocket standing at its Texas launch pad. Elon Musk's company is looking to attempt the first orbital test flight of the nearly 400-foot-tall Starship sometime this year. (SpaceX via AP)
June 13

Amazon executive to serve as CEO of logistics company

An Amazon executive who recently announced his surprising resignation is joining logistics startup Flexport as its new CEO
June 13
June 13

Automakers ask Congress to lift electric vehicle tax cap

Major automakers are asking Congress to lift the cap on how many people can receive tax credits for buying a hybrid or fully electric vehicle
June 13
FILE - A 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E charges at a Ford dealer in Wexford, Pa on May 6, 2021. Major automakers wrote a letter to Congress Monday, June 13, 2022, to lift the cap on the number of tax credits available to buyers of qualifying hybrid and fully electric vehicles. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
June 13

European star survey reveals celestial treasure trove

The European Space Agency has released a trove of data on almost 2 billion stars in the Milky Way
June 13
This all-sky view provided by European Space Agency on Monday, June 13, 2022 shows a sample of the Milky Way stars in Gaia’s data release 3. The colour indicates the stellar metallicity. Redder stars are richer in metals. (ESA Handout via AP)
June 13

Military identifies slain World War II soldier from Ohio

The remains of an Ohio soldier killed while fighting in France during World War II have now been positively identified
June 13
June 13

Yelp CEO says abortion rights stand is a risk worth taking

Many major companies have chosen to stay quiet on the abortion debate
June 13
In this image provided by Yelp, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman poses in 2019 in the company's former headquarters in San Francisco. (Amy Osborne/Yelp via AP)
June 13

Google settles class-action pay discrimination case

The company has agreed to pay $118 million to settle a suit claiming it systemically underpaid women.
June 13
VIDEO: Google settles class-action pay discrimination case
June 12

Latino activism leads in grassroot efforts on climate change

Latinos are leading the way in U.S. activism around climate change from grassroots organizing to global advocacy, often drawing on traditions from their ancestral homelands and the experience of effects on their communities
June 12
Masavi Perea, organizing director for Chispa Arizona, walks along the pathway of the community garden May 18, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
June 10

Meta shuts down smartwatch project after 2 years

Also, XBox will launch a TV app allowing users to stream games without a console, but it must be paired with the latest models of Samsung SmartTVs, and Amazon unveils a new feature to try on shoes.
June 10
VIDEO: Meta shuts down smartwatch project after 2 years