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In this Sept. 27, 2021 file photo, steam billows out of the cooling towers at a coal-fired power station in Nanjing in east China's Jiangsu province. The world's facing an energy crunch. Europe is feeling it worst as natural gas prices skyrocket to five times normal, forcing some factories to hold back production. Reserves depleted last winter haven't been made up, and chief supplier Russia has held back on supplying extra. Meanwhile, the new Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline won't start operating in time to help if the weather is cold, and there's talk Europe could wind up rationing electricity. China is feeling it too, seeing power outages in some towns.

Energy crunch hits global recovery as winter approaches

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in Europe to build 'metaverse'
In this April 14, 2020, file photo, the thumbs up Like logo is shown on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. The Supreme Court has sided with Facebook in a lawsuit over unwanted text notifications it sent, rejecting a claim that the messages violated the federal ban on robocalls. The high court’s ruling for the Menlo Park, California-based social media giant on April 1, 2021, was unanimous.

NASA's asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the LUCY spacecraft lifts off from Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Lucy, will observe Trojan asteroids, a unique family of asteroids that orbit the sun in front of and behind Jupiter.

Made in India virus kits boost testing and local industry
Scientists work at Cellular and Molecular Platforms, or C-CAMP headquarters in Bengaluru, on Sept. 23, 2021. C-CAMP was tasked with conducting experiments and working with Indian manufacturers of medical technologies to produce indigenously built COVID-19 test kits and components under the C-CAMP InDx program with funding from The Rockefeller Foundation, and help from Tata Consultancy Services. The public-private partnership has helped more than 160 Indian companies to innovate, create mechanisms and collectively manufacture more than a million RT-PCR test kits per day.

Klobuchar, Congress highlight harms of social media
FILE - This photo shows the mobile phone app logos for, from left, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.

Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn app in China amid scrutiny
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, file photo, the LinkedIn logo is displayed during a product announcement in San Francisco. Microsoft says it is shutting down its LinkedIn service in China later this year following tighter government censorship rules. The company said in a blog post Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, it has faced “a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements in China.”

William Shatner, TV's Capt. Kirk, blasts into space

William Shatner, TV's Capt. Kirk, blasts into space

Cyberattacks concerning to most in US, poll says
Facebook unveils new controls for kids using its platforms
Americans agree misinformation is a problem, poll shows
CIA creates working group on China as threats keep rising
Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen arrives to testify during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington.

Ex-Facebook employee says network hurts kids, fuels division

GM sets to double revenue, lead US in electric vehicle sales
Facebook asks court to dismiss FTC antitrust complaint
Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram suffer worldwide outage
Ex-Facebook manager alleges social network fed Capitol riot

European-Japanese space mission gets 1st glimpse of Mercury

Past storms haven't fazed Facebook. Instagram Kids might

Fighting wave of misinformation, YouTube bans false vaccine claims

Facebook puts Instagram for kids on hold after pushback

China declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

One to charge them all: EU demands single plug for phones

Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt
Ice Castles returning to New Brighton this winter
Vikings activate RB Kene Nwangwu, release Ameer Abdullah

Runner reunited with son after suffering heart attack during Boston Marathon

Minnesota National Guard helping with expanded COVID testing

Criminal sexual conduct charges refiled against former Renaissance Festival manager

COVID-19 and pregnancy: Women regret not getting the vaccine