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Census Bureau head says IT concerns are being remedied The U.S. Census Bureau’s director says information technology problems have been fixed or are in the process of being remedied, despite recent reports raising concerns about the bureau’s preparedness for the 2020 Census
The Associated Press4 hours ago
China Bans Foreign ComputersWithin three years, there won't be a Dell or a Microsoft to be found inside China's government offices. Beijing has ordered all foreign computer equipment and software be eliminated from government offices and public institutions by 2022, reports the Guardian , which notes the move will likely be "a blow to...
Newser5 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo people stand in the lobby for Amazon offices in New York. Amazon says President Donald Trump's “improper pressure" and behind-the-scenes attacks harmed its chances of winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract. Amazon argues in a lawsuit unsealed Monday, Dec. 9, that the decision should be revisited because of “substantial and pervasive errors" and Trump's interference. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Amazon says Trump's 'improper pressure' doomed Pentagon bidAmazon says President Donald Trump's “improper pressure" and behind-the-scenes attacks harmed its chances of winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this April 27, 2010 file photo, a woman using a cell phone walks past T-Mobile and Sprint stores in New York. T-Mobile, in its attempt to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, shrinking the major wireless companies to three from four and creating another phone giant to rival AT&T and Verizon, has already notched approvals from federal national-security, telecommunications and antitrust regulators. Now it must convince a federal court judge in New York that the 14 state attorneys general suing to stop its deal are wrong. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
T-Mobile-Sprint antitrust trial begins in New YorkT-Mobile is facing off against 14 state attorneys general in defense of its attempt to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion
The Associated Press20 hours ago
4-year-old twins free selves, climb to safety after crashWashington state authorities say 4-year-old twins freed themselves from car seats and climbed an embankment following car crash that killed father
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Nov. 27, 2019, photo, Georgia Tech professor Kim Cobb poses for a photo at her home in Atlanta. Some climate scientists and activists, including Cobb, are limiting their flying, their consumption of meat and their overall carbon footprints to avoid adding to the global warming they study. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprintsSome climate scientists are limiting their airline flights so they don’t worsen the global warming they study
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this image provided by NASA, the SpaceX Dragon capsule arrives at the International Space Station, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. The Dragon capsule arrived at the orbiting outpost Sunday, delivering “mighty mice,” pest-killing worms and a smart, empathetic robot.  (NASA via AP)
SpaceX delivers 'mighty mice,' worms, robot to space stationSpaceX has made an early holiday delivery to the International Space Station
The Associated Press1 day ago
North Korea says it has carried out a ‘very important test’ at its long-range rocket launch siteNorth Korea says it has carried out a ‘very important test’ at its long-range rocket launch site
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ex-CIA: Russia Knows Way More Than We DoSeems President Trump is ignoring his staff and continuing to make calls on his personal cell phone—which experts say can easily be overheard by foreign powers like Russia, CNN reports. This according to several current and former US officials who say he still uses his old cell phone rather...
Newser2 days ago
In this April 10, 2014, photo, Bourbon Street businessman Earl Bernhardt poses for a photo in New Orleans. The co-founder of a chain of bars in New Orleans' French Quarter who helped create an iconic cocktail known as the "hand grenade" has died. Bernhardt died Thursday, Dec. 5, at the age of 80 from natural causes, his business partner Pam Fortner said in a statement, according to news outlets. (Daniel Erath/The Advocate via AP)
Co-inventor of New Orleans 'hand grenade' cocktail diesThe co-founder of a chain of bars in New Orleans' French Quarter who helped create an iconic cocktail known as the “hand grenade” has died
The Associated Press2 days ago
A press conference is held at the Army Aviation Support Facility, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in St. Cloud, Minn., regarding the recent crash of a Black Hawk helicopter. The Minnesota National Guard says the three soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near St. Cloud this week were part of a unit that returned last May from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. (Dave Schwarz/St. Cloud Times via AP)
Minnesota National Guard identifies 3 killed in copter crashThe Minnesota National Guard says the three soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near St
The Associated Press2 days ago
Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, left, and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, during a head to head live Election Debate at the BBC TV studios in Maidstone, England, Friday Dec. 6, 2019.  Britain's Brexit is one of the main issues for political parties and for voters, as the UK prepares for a General Election on Dec. 12.  The debate is moderated by TV presenter Nick Robinson, right. ( Jeff Overs/BBC via AP)
Reddit bans accounts, suspects possible UK vote interferenceThe prospect of Russian interference in Britain's election has become an issue again after the social media platform Reddit concluded that leaked government documents on Brexit trade was linked to Russian operators
The Associated Press2 days ago
Nobel Physics Laureate James Peebles attends a press conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (Jonas Ekstromer /TT News Agency via AP)
Nobel laureate: Face up to climate change, no escaping EarthAn astronomer who shares this year's Nobel Physics Prize for discovering a planet outside the Earth's solar system is taking issue with people who shrug off climate change on the grounds that humans will eventually leave for distant planets
The Associated Press2 days ago
A detail of a hinge of a barrier, part of a plan to protect the city of Venice from flooding, floats on a barge, in Venice, Italy, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The barrier system is made up of 78 giant flood gates, each 20 meters long and the gates are attached by hinges to giant cement blocks placed on the seabed along the three openings from the sea into the lagoon, Malamocco, Chioggia and the Lido. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Venice tide barriers pass another test but skeptics remainThe underwater barriers meant to protect the Italian city of Venice from damaging high tides are a decade behind schedule and billions over budget
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Monday, March 18, 2019 file photo, Firefighters battle a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, Texas. A fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility that burned for days in March was accidental and caused by equipment failure at a storage tank, according to a report released by local and federal investigators, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
Report: Fire at Texas facility caused by equipment failureLocal and federal investigators say a fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility that burned for days in March was accidental and caused by equipment failure at a storage tank
The Associated Press2 days ago
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