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NYT says it can 'ride out' virus as subscriber numbers boom

The New York Times Co. added new digital subscribers at a record rate in the first quarter as the coronavirus spread, helping offset shrinking ad revenues
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2009 file photo, The New York Times building is shown in New York. The New York Times Co. added new digital subscribers at a record rate in the first quarter of 2020, as the coronavirus spread, helping offset shrinking ad revenues. The newspaper publisher says it can ride out the effects of the pandemic because of its shift to relying more on digital reader revenue. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
2 hours ago

Uber to lay off 3,700 workers and CEO to waive salary

Uber says it will lay off 3,700 full-time workers and its CEO will forgo pay as the ride-sharing company struggles with the coronavirus
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo an Uber office is seen in Secaucus, N.J. Just as the coronavirus outbreak has boxed in society, it’s also squeezed high-flying tech companies reliant on people’s freedom to move around and get together. Uber has tried to reassure investors that it has enough cash to weather the fallout from the global pandemic and is turning to deliveries to make up for lost income after ride-hailing screeched to a halt.? (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth, hints of more

Astronomers have discovered the closest black hole to Earth
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May 06

China plans to complete space station by 2022

China plans to send four crewed space missions and the same number of cargo craft to complete work on its permanent space station within about two years
May 06
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, China's new large carrier rocket Long March-5B blasts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province, May 5, 2020. The Long March-5B made its maiden flight on Tuesday, sending the trial version of China's new-generation manned spaceship and a cargo return capsule for test into space. (Tu Haichao/Xinhua via AP)
May 05

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store week 5/3/20
May 05
May 05

China launches trial version of latest spacecraft

China has launched a newly designed spacecraft as part of its program to build an orbiting space station, furthering its aspirations to rival the U.S., Russia and private companies in outer space exploration
May 05
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, China's new large carrier rocket Long March-5B blasts off from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in southern China's Hainan Province, May 5, 2020. The Long March-5B made its maiden flight on Tuesday, sending the trial version of China's new-generation manned spaceship and a cargo return capsule for test into space. (Tu Haichao/Xinhua via AP)
May 05

Apple and Google take stand against coronavirus tracking system

Plus, top executive resigns at Amazon, and New York City will start using ultraviolet light to disinfect its transit system.
May 05
VIDEO: Apple and Google take a stand against the coronavirus tracking system
May 04

Billions projected to suffer nearly unlivable heat in 2070

A new study says 2 billion to 3.5 billion people in 50 years will be living in a climate that historically has proven just too hot to handle
May 04
Muslim pilgrims shelter themselves from the heat as they attend Friday afternoon prayers outside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 18, 2015.
May 04

Amazon executive says he quit to protest employee firings

An Amazon executive says he quit his job at the online retail giant to protest the firing of employees who spoke up about the conditions inside Amazon’s warehouses and the company’s record on climate change
May 04
May 04

Intel buys Moovit app for $900M to boost bet on robotic cars

Intel is buying transportation-planning service Moovit for $900 million as the world’s largest computer chip maker moves further down the road in its effort to build self-driving cars
May 04
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2009 file photo, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man is seen next to Intel's office building in Jerusalem. Intel said Monday, May 4, 2020, that it has purchased Israeli urban mobility startup Moovit for $900 million. The California-based chipmaker said the purchase buttresses its plan to become a "complete mobility provider. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
May 04

Scientists fault UK's pandemic strategy as deaths rise

The British government has come under criticism from scientists as the coronavirus continues to infect people across the country, in what will likely turn out to be Europe’s worst outbreak
May 04
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson shows thumbs up before he applauds on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street in London during the weekly "Clap for our Carers" Thursday, April 30, 2020. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has prompted a public display of appreciation for care workers. The applause takes place across Britain every Thursday at 8pm local time to show appreciation for healthcare workers, emergency services, armed services, delivery drivers, shop workers, teachers, waste collectors, manufacturers, postal workers, cleaners, vets, engineers and all those helping people with coronavirus and keeping the country functioning while most people stay at home in the lockdown. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
May 04

Uber will soon require both driver and passengers to wear a mask or face covering

The company says it is working on technology to detect whether drivers are abiding by the new rule.
May 04
VIDEO: Uber will soon require both driver and passengers to wear a mask or face covering
May 04

European virus tracing apps highlight battle for privacy

As European governments race to develop mobile tracing apps to manage virus infections, attention is focusing on privacy
May 04
A soldier of the Swiss army wearing a protective face mask holds a smartphone with an app using Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (DP-3T) during a test with 100 soldiers in the military compound of Chamblon near Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, Thursday, April 30, 2020. The race by governments to develop mobile tracing apps in order to contain infections after lockdowns ease is focusing attention on privacy. The debate is especially urgent in Europe, where academics and civil liberties activists are pushing for solutions that protect personal data. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
May 04

COVID-19 vaccine hunt heats up globally, still no guarantee

About 100 research groups around the world are pursuing vaccines against the coronavirus, with nearly a dozen in early stages of human trials or poised to start
May 04
In this screen grab from video issued by Britain's Oxford University, a volunteer is injected with either an experimental COVID-19 vaccine or a comparison shot as part of the first human trials in the U.K. to test a potential vaccine, led by Oxford University in England on April 25, 2020. About 100 research groups around the world are pursuing vaccines against the coronavirus, with nearly a dozen in early stages of human trials or poised to start. (University of Oxford via AP)
May 02

Solar, wind energy struggle as coronavirus takes toll

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May 02

The beautiful patterns left behind when whiskey dries

Scientists can tell where whiskey came from by the patterns it creates.
May 02
Seen above is a composite image of four "whiskey webs" left by drying droplets of whiskey. Moving clockwise, Wilderness Trail, Pappy Van Winkle 23-year-old, Maker's Mark Cask Strength and Elijah Craig 23-year-old are shown.
May 02

Delayed Kentucky Derby could see faster race times

Racing later this year could influence which horses will be at their best.
May 02
The field heads down the backstretch during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky.
May 02

Virgin Galactic completes first glide flight in New Mexico

Virgin Galactic's spaceship has landed in the New Mexico desert after its first glide flight from Spaceport America
May 02
Virgin Galactic SpaceshipTwo Unity flys free in the New Mexico Airspace for the first time on Friday, May 1, 2020. Virgin Galactic's spaceship VSS Unity has landed in the New Mexico desert after its first glide flight from Spaceport America. The company announced Friday's flight on social media, sharing photos of the spaceship. (Virgin Galactic via AP)
May 01

NASA begs spectators for astronaut launch: Please stay home!

NASA and SpaceX are urging spectators to stay home for the first home launch of astronauts in nearly a decade because of the coronavirus pandemic
May 01
FILE - In this July 8, 2011 file photo, spectators watch the space shuttle Atlantis lift off from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla. Atlantis was the 135th and final space shuttle launch for NASA. On Friday, May 1, 2020, NASA and SpaceX urged everyone to stay home for the first home launch of astronauts in nearly a decade, coming up later in the month, because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
May 01

Sale of internet's dot-org suffix nixed after protests

After widespread opposition, the organization overseeing internet domain names has voted against the $1.1 billion sale of the dot-org online registry to an investment firm
May 01
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, Cory Doctorow, right, walks in front of other protestors in Los Angeles outside the headquarters of the regulatory body for domain names, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. After widespread opposition, the organization overseeing internet domain names has voted against the $1.1 billion sale of the dot-org online registry to an investment firm. The board of the Los Angeles-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers voted Thursday, April 30, 2020 not to allow the sale to Ethos Capital of the website suffix that is widely used by non-profits and community groups. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
May 01

George Mason professor sues after sanctions for sex talk

A prominent George Mason University professor who studies human sexuality is suing the school, saying he was wrongly punished for frank sexual discussions with students that prompted complaints
May 01
May 01

Walmart's new express delivery option

Plus, Apple's plans to reopen its stores, and the FDA approves NASA's new ventilator.
May 01
VIDEO: Walmart's new express delivery option
May 01

China sends survey team to Everest after season canceled

China sent scientists to climb Mount Everest while the world’s highest peak is empty of commercial climbers because of the coronavirus pandemic
May 01
In this April 30, 2020, aerial photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, vehicles and tents are seen at the base camp at the foot of the peak of Mount Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, in southwestern China's Tibet Autonomous Region. China sent scientists to climb Mount Everest while the world's highest peak is empty of commercial climbers because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Purbu Zhaxi/Xinhua via AP)
May 01

Trump speculates that China released virus in lab 'mistake'

What was the source of the coronavirus
May 01
President Donald Trump listens during a meeting about the coronavirus response with Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J., in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 30

A coronavirus drug seems to work. What's next?

News that an experimental drug seems to be the first effective treatment for the new coronavirus has unleashed a flurry of interest from doctors and patients — and questions about how soon it might be available
April 30
FILE - In this March 2020 photo provided by Gilead Sciences, rubber stoppers are placed onto filled vials of the investigational drug remdesivir at a Gilead manufacturing site in the United States. Given through an IV, the medication is designed to interfere with an enzyme that reproduces viral genetic material. (Gilead Sciences via AP)
April 30

Apple pinched by pandemic; profit, iPhone sales decline

Apple’s profit dipped slightly while revenues rose in the January-March quarter, reflecting early fallout from a coronavirus pandemic that shut down its factories and then forced hundreds of Apple retail stores to close
April 30
FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2020 file photo, an Apple logo adorns the facade of the downtown Brooklyn Apple store in New York. Apple’s new iPad brings PC-like trackpad capabilities for the first time, as the company seeks to make its tablet even more like a laptop computer. Apple says the trackpad will offer more precision than fingers in selecting text and switching between apps. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
April 30

NASA goes private for 1st astronaut lunar landers in decades

NASA is turning to private industry for the first lunar landers for astronauts in a half-century
April 30
This illustration made available by NASA in April 2020 depicts Artemis astronauts on the Moon. On Thursday, April 30, 2020, NASA announced the three companies that will develop, build and fly lunar landers, with the goal of returning astronauts to the moon by 2024. The companies are SpaceX, led by Elon Musk; Blue Origin, founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos; and Dynetics, a Huntsville, Ala., subsidiary of Leidos. (NASA via AP)
April 30

Pandemic brings fortunes to Amazon - and headaches too

Amazon has spent years honing the business of packing, shipping and delivering millions of products to doorsteps around the world
April 30
FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, Amazon packages move along a conveyor at an Amazon warehouse facility in Goodyear, Ariz. Amazon will report quarterly earnings on Thursday, APril 30, 2020, providing a first glimpse into its financial performance during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 30

Twitter swings to 1Q loss despite revenue growth as costs up

Twitter’s stock has tumbled after the company failed to show that it’s weathering the pandemic-borne digital advertising slump the same way its bigger rivals Facebook and Google are
April 30
FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo a screen shows the price of Twitter stock at the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter posted a loss in the first quarter as the social media company’s higher expenses outweighed revenue growth. The San Francisco company reported Thursday, April 30, 2020, that average daily users grew 24% year over year, the highest ever growth rate in the company’s history.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 30

US intel agencies: COVID-19 virus not man-made or altered, but still studying if outbreak began in China lab accident

US intel agencies: COVID-19 virus not man-made or altered, but still studying if outbreak began in China lab accident
April 30
April 30

People are celebrating their graduations virtually in online games

Students are recreating their schools in popular online games Animal Crossing and Minecraft in hopes of holding virtual graduations.
April 30
VIDEO: People are celebrating their graduations virtually in online games
April 30

YouTube adds fact-checking notices to crack down on misinformation

YouTube is bringing fact-checking panels to the United States as part of its efforts to crack down on misinformation, especially in regard to the coronavirus.
April 30
VIDEO: YouTube adds fact-checking notices to crack down on misinformation
April 30

Apple Maps adds coronavirus testing sites for US

Apple Maps is now showing the locations where you can get tested for the coronavirus.
April 30
VIDEO: Apple Maps adds coronavirus testing sites for US
April 30

A milestone for TikTok

Plus, Apple's latest iOS update makes it easier unlock your phone while wearing a mask, and Michael Jordan trading cards are a hot item on eBay.
April 30
VIDEO: A milestone for Tik Tok
April 30

Tesla ekes out 1Q profit, Musk rails against virus measures

Tesla has reported a small first-quarter net profit and its CEO has gone on a rant about the legality of government stay-home orders issued to prevent the coronavirus from spreading
April 30
FILE - This Wednesday, March 18, 2020, file photo, shows a Tesla charging station for automobiles in Port Huron, Mich. Tesla's sales of its increasingly popular electric cars got off to a fast start in the year, even though the company had to slam the brakes along with other major automakers in March 2020 because of worldwide efforts to contain the worst pandemic in a century. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
April 30

Pandemic brings fortunes to Amazon - and headaches too

Amazon has spent years honing the business of packing, shipping and delivering millions of products to doorsteps around the world
April 30
FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, Amazon packages move along a conveyor at an Amazon warehouse facility in Goodyear, Ariz. Amazon will report quarterly earnings on Thursday, APril 30, 2020, providing a first glimpse into its financial performance during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 30

Scrutinized malaria drug purchase to be refunded in Utah

Utah will be refunded $800,000 it spent to buy malaria drugs once touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus despite warnings from doctors
April 30
FILE - In this April 21, 2020 file photo Utah Gov. Gary Herbert speaks during a news conference in South Jordan, Utah. Herbert, a Republican, acknowledged that hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19, is "not without controversy," but said an $800,000 purchase from a local company whose CEO appeared alongside GOP lawmakers touting the drugs last month was part of the state's effort to make rational decisions based on "good science and good data." (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer,File)
April 29

Facebook revenue growth slows, but 'signs of stability' rise

Facebook on Wednesday reported its slowest quarterly growth as a public company, pressured by the coronavirus pandemic and a resulting global slowdown in the digital advertising market
April 29
FILE - This March 29, 2018, file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, reported its slowest quarterly growth as a public company, pressured by a global slowdown in the digital advertising market due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 29

Microsoft's cloud business helps offset pandemic woes

Ongoing demand for Microsoft's cloud computing services helped softened the blow of the coronavirus pandemic on the software giant's other products in the first three months of the year
April 29
FILE - This April 12, 2016 file photo shows the Microsoft logo in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, France. Ongoing demand for Microsoft's cloud computing services help softened the blow of the coronavirus pandemic on the software giant's other products during the first three months of the year. The company on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $10.75 billion, up 22% from the same period last year. Net income of $1.40 per share beat Wall Street expectations of $1.27 a share. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
April 29

AMC Theaters threatens Universal Studios over on-demand releases

Plus, the Oscars make streaming movies eligible for best picture, and Facebook and Instagram will hold a virtual graduation for the class of 2020.
April 29
VIDEO: AMC Theaters threatens Universal Studios over on demand releases
April 29

Convict in LA Times hack again accused of attacking media

A journalist who went to federal prison for hacking attacks on California media is now charged with a similar attack on a magazine
April 29
April 29

Samsung expects profit decline as pandemic hits sales

Samsung Electronics Co. says its operating profit for the first three months of 2020 rose 3.4% from a year earlier driven by increasing demands for computer chips
April 29
In this Tuesday, April 28, 2020 photo, a man passes by an advertisement of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy Z Flip smartphone at its shop in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday, April 29, its operating profit for the first three months of 2020 rose 3.4% from a year earlier driven by increasing demands for computer chips. However, the company predicted its profit would decline in the current quarter with the coronavirus pandemic eating into global sales of smartphones, TVs and other products. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 28

Battered by floods, U.S. river communities try new remedies

Some communities in the U.S. heartland are taking a more natural approach to preventing the kinds of floods that have devastated the region in recent years
April 28
This photo taken March 12, 2020, near Rock Port, Missouri, shows tenant farmer Phil Graves standing on land where he grew corn before a 2019 flood buried the once-fertile area with sediment. The landowner is among several in the area who have offered to sell about 500 acres so the levee can be moved farther back, giving the Missouri River more room to roam. Levee setbacks are among measures being taken in the U.S. heartland to control floods in ways that work with nature instead of trying to dominate it with concrete infrastructure. Graves says he'd prefer to keep cultivating the parcel but understands why the setback is needed. (AP Photo/John Flesher)
April 28

Google's growth slows as pandemic infests advertising market

Google reported its weakest revenue growth in nearly five years as the pandemic-driven recession began to shrivel its advertising sales in the first quarter
April 28
FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo the logo for Alphabet appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Google parent Alphabet report their latest results Tuesday, April 28, 2020 after the closing bell. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 28

Takeaways from a trend toward natural flood controls

Some communities in the U.S. heartland are taking a more natural approach to preventing the kinds of floods that have devastated the region in recent years
April 28
This photo taken March 12, 2020, near Rock Port, Missouri, shows tenant farmer Phil Graves standing on land where he grew corn before a 2019 flood buried the once-fertile area with sediment. The landowner is among several in the area who have offered to sell about 500 acres so the levee can be moved farther back, giving the Missouri River more room to roam. Levee setbacks are among measures being taken in the U.S. heartland to control floods in ways that work with nature instead of trying to dominate it with concrete infrastructure. Graves says he'd prefer to keep cultivating the parcel but understands why the setback is needed. (AP Photo/John Flesher)
April 28

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

i Tunes Apps for week ending 4-26-2020
April 28
April 28

The top TV apps on App Store

Best Apple TV Apps Charts for week ending 4/26/20
April 28
April 28

Harvard agrees to repay $1.3M for federal grant overcharges

Harvard University has agreed to pay more than $1.3 million to settle claims that a research team overcharged certain federal grants
April 28
April 28

Quarantine tips from Mars500 simulation crew

The crew spent 520 days in a simulated spacecraft without sunlight, fresh food or air.
April 28
VIDEO: Quarantine tips from Mars500 simulation crew
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