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| June 21st, 2021  1:08 AM
EXPLAINER: Ranked choice voting gets big test in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — Ranked choice voting makes its debut in New York City's mayoral primary Tuesday in one of the most high-profile tests yet for a system gaining use in pockets across the U.S. The system is based on a simple premise: Democracy works better if people aren't forced to make an all-or-nothing choice with their vote. Rather than pick just one candidate, voters get to rank several in order of preference.
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Paying fortifies ransomware gangs but scant support for bans
Paying fortifies ransomware gangs but scant support for bans
June 21st, 2021  12:21 AM

The dilemma surrounding ransomware payments has left U.S. officials fumbling about how to respond to such demands

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AP FACT CHECK: Putin's twisted tale on rival; Biden GOP jab
June 19th, 2021  8:42 AM

President Joe Biden is back in the domestic fray after a week of diplomacy in Europe, capped by his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Hit by a ransomware attack? Your payment may be deductible
Hit by a ransomware attack? Your payment may be deductible
June 19th, 2021  7:23 AM

As ransomware attacks surge, the FBI is doubling down on its guidance to affected businesses: Don’t pay the cybercriminals

Appeals court upholds FCC subsidy ban for Huawei purchases
Appeals court upholds FCC subsidy ban for Huawei purchases
June 18th, 2021  6:39 PM

A federal appeals court has refused to hear Chinese tech giant Huawei’s request to throw out a rule used to bar rural phone carriers on national security grounds from using government funds to purchase its equipment

US stocks lower after Fed official sees rate hikes in 2022
US stocks lower after Fed official sees rate hikes in 2022
June 18th, 2021  1:18 PM

Stocks were broadly lower Friday after a Federal Reserve official said that the nation’s central bank might need to raise interest rates as early as next year, sooner than the Fed’s latest estimate of possible rate increases in 2023

AI-powered Mayflower, beset with glitch, returns to England
AI-powered Mayflower, beset with glitch, returns to England
June 18th, 2021  12:07 PM

The Mayflower had a few false starts before its trailblazing sea voyage to America more than 400 years ago

Cruise giant Carnival says customers affected by breach
Cruise giant Carnival says customers affected by breach
June 17th, 2021  7:23 PM

Customers and employees of several Carnival Corp. cruise lines might have had personal information stolen

Ford says outlook for its 2nd quarter is improving
Ford says outlook for its 2nd quarter is improving
June 17th, 2021  5:26 PM

Ford’s second-quarter outlook is improving, with large numbers of customers making reservations for four of its new vehicles

Auto show back in Detroit next year with focus on outdoors
Auto show back in Detroit next year with focus on outdoors
June 17th, 2021  4:29 PM

The head of Detroit’s big international auto show says it will return to the Motor City next year, but with smaller indoor displays, and more emphasis on experiencing vehicles and technology outside

Brief, global internet outages blamed on software bug
Brief, global internet outages blamed on software bug
June 17th, 2021  2:00 PM

A software bug at a major network provider briefly knocked offline dozens of financial institutions, airlines and other companies across the globe during peak Asian business hours

Biden elevates energetic critic of Big Tech as top regulator
Biden elevates energetic critic of Big Tech as top regulator
June 17th, 2021  1:19 PM

President Joe Biden has installed an energetic critic of Big Tech as a top federal regulator at a time when the industry is under intense pressure from Congress, regulators and state attorneys general

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Clarification: Biden-Big Tech-Antitrust story
June 17th, 2021  1:16 PM

In a story published June 15, 2021, The Associated Press reported that President Joe Biden had installed a critic of Big Tech as a top federal regulator and it referenced a big antitrust lawsuit brought last December by the Federal Trade Commission and a number of states

Lordstown Motors reverses, says it has no firm truck orders
Lordstown Motors reverses, says it has no firm truck orders
June 17th, 2021  12:00 PM

Struggling electric truck maker Lordstown Motors says it doesn’t have any firm orders for its new pickups

Internet outages briefly disrupt access to websites, apps
Internet outages briefly disrupt access to websites, apps
June 17th, 2021  11:38 AM

A wave of brief internet outages has hit dozens of financial institutions, airlines and other companies

CureVac: Vaccine data are 'sobering,' full results in weeks
CureVac: Vaccine data are 'sobering,' full results in weeks
June 17th, 2021  9:12 AM

The chief executive of CureVac says interim results from late-stage testing of its coronavirus shot are “sobering.”

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Hong Kong's stock exchange hit in latest wave of web outages
June 17th, 2021  4:11 AM

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange says it was hit by technical problems as a wave of brief internet outages appeared to hit dozens of financial institutions, airlines and other companies

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Ukraine police seize cash in raids on major ransomware gang
June 16th, 2021  6:13 PM

Ukrainian police have carried out nearly two dozen raids targeting alleged associates of a ransomware gang it blamed for a half billion dollars in cyberattacks and extortion that hit the United States and South Korea especially hard

Southwest still struggling with flight delays, cancellations
Southwest still struggling with flight delays, cancellations
June 16th, 2021  5:40 PM

Southwest Airlines is seeing higher numbers of canceled and delayed flights for a third day as it tries to recover from technology glitches earlier this week

AP FACT CHECK: Putin's errant claims on cyberattacks, Jan. 6
AP FACT CHECK: Putin's errant claims on cyberattacks, Jan. 6
June 16th, 2021  5:23 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin is denying that his country is a leading source of cyberattacks

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Two men convicted of helping create ransomware attacks
June 16th, 2021  3:55 PM

Two men from Estonia have been convicted of federal cybercrime charges involving ransomware and other attacks on computer systems around the globe

GM, Ford outdo each other with electric vehicle investments
GM, Ford outdo each other with electric vehicle investments
June 16th, 2021  3:21 PM

General Motors will raise spending on electric and autonomous vehicles and add two U.S. battery factories as it gambles that consumers will eagerly switch from gasoline to the new technology

Latinas left workforce at highest rate, see slow recovery
Latinas left workforce at highest rate, see slow recovery
June 16th, 2021  2:28 PM

A new report finds that Latinas have left the workforce at rates higher than any other demographic and also have had some of the highest unemployment rates throughout the pandemic

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Amazon allots $300 million for housing near mass transit
June 16th, 2021  2:19 PM

Amazon is providing $300 million in low-interest loans to support housing located near mass transit in the Washington, D

AP FACT CHECK: Putin offers baseless claim on cyberattacks
AP FACT CHECK: Putin offers baseless claim on cyberattacks
June 16th, 2021  1:47 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin is denying that his country is a leading source of cyberattacks in the world

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