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MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) β Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.
WASHINGTON (AP) β First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires.
ISCHIA, Italy (AP) β The Group of Seven industrialized nations threw their support behind a new technology industry alliance aimed at detecting and blunting online propaganda, saying Friday it had a "major role" to play in combatting extremism on the internet.
BEIJING (AP) β Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3Β½-hour speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet.
BOSTON (AP) β A pharmacist charged with murder in a meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people knew that mold and other bacteria were growing inside the filthy production rooms and that drugs shipped to customers were not sterile, but chose to do nothing, a federal prosecutor told jurors Friday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) β A spacewalking astronaut successfully replaced a blurry camera outside the International Space Station on Friday, but had to contend with a balky jetpack and a frayed safety tether.
NEW DELHI (AP) β Environmental pollution β from filthy air to contaminated water β is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.