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Signs of recovery as California adds jobs for 2nd month

- Associated Press

California employers added 119,600 new jobs in March, the second straight month of growth following a topsy-turvy year of enormous losses and inconsistent gains during an unpredictable pandemic.

FILE- This April 8, 2021 file photo shows a COVID-19 vaccination being administered in Kent, Ohio.  On Friday, April. 16, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming COVID-19 vaccines are called Luciferase, have the patent number 060606 and come from a digital program called Inferno. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

- Associated Press

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:

Union, automakers headed for fight over battery plant wages

- Associated Press

The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what had been a festering conflict into the spotlight.

How the Kremlin provides a safe harbor for ransomware

- Associated Press

A global epidemic of digital extortion known as ransomware is crippling local governments, hospitals, school districts and businesses by scrambling their data files until they pay up. Law enforcement has been largely powerless to stop it.

The entrance gate of the Embassy of the Russian Federation is seen in Washington, Thursday, April 15, 2021. The Biden administration has rolled out a sweeping set of sanctions on Russia over its election interference, hacking efforts and other malign activity. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

A look at new Biden administration sanctions against Russia

- Associated Press

The Biden administration on Thursday rolled out a sweeping set of sanctions on Russia over its election interference, hacking campaigns and other malign activity. A look at those sanctions:

President Joe Biden speaks about Russia in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

US expels Russian diplomats, imposes sanctions for hacking

- Associated Press

The Biden administration has announced the U.S. is expelling 10 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions against dozens of people and companies, holding the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year's presidential election and the hacking of federal agencies.

China's growth surges to 18.3% but rebound leveling off

- Associated Press

China’s economy grew by double digits in the latest quarter but an explosive rebound from the coronavirus pandemic is slowing abruptly as manufacturing and consumer spending return to normal.

Fast data off fast boats to highlight SailGP's second season

- Associated Press

The second season of the SailGP global league will be awash in data that will benefit sailors as well as TV viewers, thanks to its association with tech billionaire Larry Ellison, the cofounder of Oracle Corp.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

A look at new Biden administration sanctions against Russia

- Associated Press

The Biden administration on Thursday rolled out a sweeping set of sanctions on Russia over its election interference, hacking efforts and other malign activity. A look at those sanctions:

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Coordination Center of the Russian Government in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The centre was set up as a line of communication with the whole of Russia for analysing and collecting information, promptly using big data and solving arising problems. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

US expels Russian diplomats, imposes sanctions for hacking

- Associated Press

The Biden administration announced Thursday the U.S. is expelling 10 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions against several dozen people and companies, holding the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year's presidential election and the hacking of federal agencies.