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Taiwanese Mirage 2000 fighter jets taxi along a runway during a drill at an airbase in Hsinchu, Taiwan, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Taiwan scrambled fighter jets, put its navy on alert and activated missile systems Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, in response to nearby operations of 34 Chinese military aircraft and nine warships that are part Beijing's strategy to unsettle and intimidate the self-governing island democracy. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai, File)

Taiwan activates defenses in response to China incursions

Associated Press

Taiwan scrambled fighter jets, put its navy on alert and activated missile systems in response to nearby operations by 34 Chinese military aircraft and nine warships that are part Beijing's strategy to unsettle and intimidate the self-governing island democracy.

Elon Musk departs the Phillip Burton Federal Building and United States Court House in San Francisco, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Tesla has received requests from the Justice Department for documents related to its Autopilot and “Full Self-Driving” features, according to a regulatory filing.  (AP Photo/Benjamin Fanjoy, File)

DOJ seeks Tesla automated driving documents

Associated Press

The U.S. Justice Department has requested documents from Tesla Inc. related to its Autopilot and "Full Self-Driving" features, according to a regulatory filing.

FILE - A sign marks an entrance to the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in Washington, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. The Justice Department is scrutinizing a controversial artificial intelligence tool used by a Pittsburgh-area child protective services agency following concerns that it could result in discrimination against families with disabilities, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Child welfare algorithm faces Justice Department scrutiny

- Associated Press

The Justice Department has been scrutinizing a controversial artificial intelligence tool used by a Pittsburgh-area child protective services agency following concerns that it could result in discrimination against families with disabilities, The Associated Press has learned.

A woman passes by a board depicting former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and reads: "The World of Brave People! #thank you for support", with antitank hedgehogs in the foreground, in the town of Bucha, outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday Jan. 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Ukraine pushes for Western fighter jets after tank deals

- Associated Press

Ukraine won support Tuesday from Baltic nations and Poland in its quest to obtain Western fighter jets, but there were no signs that larger nations like the U.S. and Britain have changed their stance of refusing to provide warplanes to Kyiv after almost a year of battling Russia's invading forces.

A sign at Twitter headquarters is shown in San Francisco, Dec. 8, 2022. The House Oversight Committee is set to hear testimony from former Twitter employees involved in the social media platform’s handling of reporting on President Joe Biden’s son Hunter. The committee confirmed Monday that the former Twitter employees will testify at a hearing next week. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Ex-Twitter execs to testify on block of Hunter Biden story

- Associated Press

Former Twitter employees are expected to testify next week before the House Oversight Committee about the social media platform's handling of reporting on President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden.

FILE - Syrians walk through destruction in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. A report published Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, by a team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons established there are “reasonable grounds to believe” Syria's air force dropped two cylinders containing chlorine gas on the city of Douma in April 2018, killing 43 people. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Drones attack convoy in east Syria coming from Iraq: Report

- Associated Press

Drones attacked a convoy of trucks in eastern Syria Sunday night shortly after it crossed into the country from Iraq, Syrian opposition activists and a pro-government radio station said. There was no immediate word on casualties.