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Trump congratulates astronaut Peggy Whitson on space record

- The Washington Times

In a live video call from the Oval Office to the International Space Station, President Trump congratulated U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson Monday on her record-setting 534th day in space and urged students watching nationwide to prepare for a mission to Mars.

In this photo taken Saturday, April 15, 2017, Salome Sigurjonsdottir, 10, tests a voice-controlled television in an electronics store in Reykjavik. Sales assistant Einar Dadi said none of his TVs understood Icelandic. The revered Icelandic language, seen by many as a source of identity and pride, is being undermined by the widespread use of English both for mass tourism and in the voice-controlled artificial intelligence devices coming into vogue. (AP Photo/Egill Bjarnason)

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can’t grasp it

- Associated Press

When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees “Solarfri” posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means “when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather.”

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FILE - In this March 30, 2016 file photo, Illinois secretary of the Department of Innovation and Technology Hardik Bhatt speaks to reporters in Springfield, Ill. Bhatt has spent $208,000 in tax dollars for two professional memberships despite the states budget crisis. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman File)

APNewsBreak: Illinois tech chief's memberships cost $208K

- Associated Press

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's technology czar has contracted to spend $208,000 in tax dollars for two professional memberships even though the state is without a budget and is billions of dollars in debt, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Official: 'Silver lining' in hacker, foreign nation alliance

- Associated Press

Foreign governments that rely on the services of private criminal hackers leave their operations vulnerable to being exposed and disrupted, creating something of a "silver lining" for U.S. law enforcement investigations of cyberattacks, a top Justice Department official said Monday.

Excerpts: Sandberg recounts grief and building resilience

- Associated Press

A few weeks after her husband died, Sheryl Sandberg was talking with a friend about finding someone to fill in for a father-child activity. Crying, the No. 2 Facebook executive told the friend, "But I want Dave." He put his arm around her and said, "Option A is not available. So let's just kick the s--- out of Option B."

Initial OK for Colorado electronic records bill in hearing

- Associated Press

A House committee late Monday approved a bill to modernize Colorado's Open Records Act, with majority Democrats pushing for a measure that presumes the public is entitled to access government records in ways that can be analyzed by computer.

Maui biodiesel sunflower project attracts unwanted visitors

Associated Press

Signs have been posted warning people against trespassing near a crop of sunflowers on Maui that is being grown as part of an experiment to produce biofuel. A growing number of visitors have been attracted to the yellow flowers that recently started blooming weeks ago.

Texas cloned kitty known as Copy Cat thrives at age 15

- Associated Press

At the end of a long gravel road in East College Station, the world's first cloned cat - now 15 years old - lives in what longtime Texas A&M Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science researcher Duane Kraemer describes affectionately as a "kitty barn."

This April 18, 2017 photo shows the suburban Minneapolis headquarters of Syngenta in Minnetonka, Minn. The first lawsuit out of tens of thousands across the country is about to go to trial against Swiss the agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to put a genetically engineered corn variety onto the U.S. market before China had approved it. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade

- Associated Press

The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits will go to trial on Monday against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to introduce a genetically engineered corn seed variety to the U.S. market before China approved it for imports.

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 22, 2016, file photo, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. Sandberg's new book, "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy," recounts the death of her husband, her grief, and how she recovered from it. Written with psychologist Adam Grant, it also includes research and advice on how people can build up resilience not just after, but before traumatic events happen. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Sheryl Sandberg's new book a tale of grief, resilience

- Associated Press

Though perhaps best known as Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg is also a mentor, a mother, a billionaire and an author. When her husband Dave Goldberg died suddenly in 2015 while they were vacationing in Mexico, she added "widow" to the list.

In this April 15, 2017, photo, missiles are paraded across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea. Fresh off an immense North Korean parade that revealed an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, rival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that Pyongyang's follow-up act will be even bigger. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

- Associated Press

Fresh off an immense North Korean parade that revealed an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, rival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that Pyongyang's follow-up act will be even bigger.

Lifespan notifies patients of potential data breach

Associated Press

Rhode Island's largest health care provider says an employee's laptop containing patient information was stolen, but there's no indication that any patient's information has been accessed or used as a result of the theft.

This April 18, 2017 photo shows the suburban Minneapolis headquarters of Syngenta in Minnetonka, Minn. The first lawsuit out of tens of thousands across the country is about to go to trial against Swiss the agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to put a genetically engineered corn variety onto the U.S. market before China had approved it. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

1st farmer lawsuit on deck against Syngenta over China trade

- Associated Press

The first of tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits is about to go to trial against Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its decision to introduce a genetically engineered corn seed variety to the U.S. market before China had approved it for imports.