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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, smoke from a wildfire known as the Maria Fire billows above Santa Paula, Calif. California's preemptive power shutoffs to prevent wildfires have affected more than just lights. Some lost their phones, too. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

California lawmakers eye back-up power for cellphone towers

Jan. 8, 2020 7:38 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the nation's largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall to prevent wildfires in California, customers lost more than just their lights — some lost their phones, too. Data from the Federal Communications Commission shows 874 cellphone towers were...

People take pictures of a display of LG Signature OLED R TVs at the LG booth during the CES tech show, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Hollywood-backed Quibi thinks you'll pay for its video bites

Jan. 8, 2020 5:17 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A startup heavily backed by Hollywood is wagering that you're ready to set aside YouTube and TikTok to watch star-studded short videos on your phone — for a price. The company behind this billion-dollar bet is Quibi (KWIH-bee), which is preparing to offer movies, shows and other...

In this Monday, July 29, 2019, photo, a passerby uses a mobile phone while entering a subway station, in Boston. An anti-robocalls measure signed into law late Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, by President Donald Trump should help reduce the torrent of unwanted calls promising lower interest rates or pretending to be the IRS, though it won't make all such calls disappear. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Trump signs law to reduce robocalls, though they won't end

Dec. 31, 2019 10:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An anti-robocalls measure signed into law Monday by President Donald Trump should help reduce the torrent of unwanted calls promising lower interest rates or pretending to be the IRS, though it won't make all such calls disappear. The new law gives authorities more enforcement powers and...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, file photo, Lev Parnas arrives to court in New York. Andrew Favorov, the No. 2 at Ukraine’s state-run gas company Naftogaz, says he sat on the red leather banquette and listened wide-eyed as men boasted of their connections to President Donald Trump and proposed selling large quantities of liquified natural gas from Texas to Ukraine. The gas deal never came to pass, but it’s now the subject of a U.S. federal criminal investigation of the two men, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, and their close associate, Rudy Giuliani. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Indicted Giuliani associate wants to give documents to House

Dec. 31, 2019 10:34 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Rudy Giuliani associate who was indicted on campaign finance charges is asking a judge to allow him to turn over documents to Congress as part of the impeachment proceeding against President Donald Trump. Lev Parnas wants to turn over to the House intelligence committee documents and data...

In this Monday, July 29, 2019, photo, a passerby uses a mobile phone while entering a subway station, in Boston. An anti-robocalls measure signed into law late Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, by President Donald Trump should help reduce the torrent of unwanted calls promising lower interest rates or pretending to be the IRS, though it won't make all such calls disappear. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Trump signs law to reduce robocalls, though they won't end

Dec. 30, 2019 11:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An anti-robocalls measure signed into law Monday by President Donald Trump should help reduce the torrent of unwanted calls promising lower interest rates or pretending to be the IRS, though it won't make all such calls disappear. The new law gives authorities more enforcement powers and...

FILE - In this April 27, 2010 file photo, a woman using a cell phone walks past T-Mobile and Sprint stores in New York. T-Mobile, in its attempt to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, shrinking the major wireless companies to three from four and creating another phone giant to rival AT&T and Verizon, has already notched approvals from federal national-security, telecommunications and antitrust regulators. Now it must convince a federal court judge in New York that the 14 state attorneys general suing to stop its deal are wrong. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Sprint exec messages suggest T-Mobile deal may boost prices

Dec. 9, 2019 6:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Messages by a Sprint executive revealed in federal court suggested he thought an acquisition by T-Mobile might push up mobile-service prices for consumers, undercutting T-Mobile's argument that its deal will benefit Americans. The text messages, presented by attorneys for a coalition of...

FILE - In this April 27, 2010 file photo, a woman using a cell phone walks past T-Mobile and Sprint stores in New York. T-Mobile, in its attempt to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, shrinking the major wireless companies to three from four and creating another phone giant to rival AT&T and Verizon, has already notched approvals from federal national-security, telecommunications and antitrust regulators. Now it must convince a federal court judge in New York that the 14 state attorneys general suing to stop its deal are wrong. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

State AGs look to head off T-Mobile-Sprint deal in court

Dec. 6, 2019 3:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A high-drama telecom deal is heading to court. T-Mobile, in its attempt to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, has already notched approvals from key federal regulators. Now it must convince a federal judge that the 14 state attorneys general suing to stop the deal are wrong. A trial starts...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani smiles as he arrives to President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Manchester, N.H. Federal prosecutors are planning to interview an executive with Ukraine’s state-owned gas company as part of an ongoing probe into the business dealings of Giuliani and two of his Soviet-born business associates.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Trump dismisses Giuliani calls with White House, OMB

Dec. 4, 2019 6:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed the significance of repeated contacts between his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and phone numbers linked to the White House and its budget office — contacts that were first revealed in a House Intelligence Committee impeachment report...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 file photo, President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani, center, talks with Ukrainian boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko, left, as they arrive to attend a memorial service for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington. Former heavyweight boxing champion turned philanthropist and management thinker Wladimir Klitschko praises his home country of Ukraine in a year when it has had a starring role in politics and on television in the United States. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Report links Giuliani with top Republican on intel panel

Dec. 4, 2019 12:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report from Democrats compiling evidence on impeachment revealed contact between President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and California Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the intelligence committee. The report released Tuesday includes phone records obtained...