Smokey Bear celebrates his 75th birthday

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Apple is offering up to $1 million to researchers who can detect flaws in its iPhones. This is the largest reward ever offered by a company and comes as Apple works to defend itself and its customers against hackers. Previously, Apple offered the reward only to cybersecurity researchers who were invited to look for flaws. Now, the company has opened the process to all researchers.

American Airlines is planning its first flights to Africa. The first service to Morocco will begin in 2020. To expand its business on the continent, American has partnered with Royal Air Maroc. The two airlines will be able to book passengers on each others' routes, and travelers will earn frequent flyer miles on the flights. American has also announced a service to Tel Aviv starting in 2020.

Smokey Bear is celebrating his 75th birthday. The forest fire prevention icon is the longest-running public service campaign in the U.S. Smokey's message remains important: More than 80 percent of wildfires in the country are caused by humans.

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