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FCC chairman backs T-Mobile-Sprint deal in key endorsement

May. 20, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A key federal regulator says he backs T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival wireless carrier Sprint, a crucial step for the deal's approval. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday he supported the deal because the two companies promised to expand mobile...

Feds: DeVos used personal emails for work in 'limited' cases

May. 20, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has sometimes used her personal email accounts for government business and has not always properly saved the messages, according to an internal investigation released Monday. The agency's Office of Inspector General, which was investigating at the request of House Democrats, said...

Walmart warns that higher tariffs will mean higher prices

May. 16, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart warned on Thursday that higher tariffs on imports from China will mean higher prices. The comments came after the nation's largest retailer reported its best sale performance at its established U.S. namesake stores for the fiscal first quarter in nine years. It marked 19 straight...

Criticized Maryland chancellor won't seek contract extension

May. 16, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The chancellor of Maryland's university system said Thursday he will step down next year, after state lawmakers cut funding from the system's budget by an amount equal to his annual salary to express displeasure in the system's handling of a University of Maryland football player's...

Tribes across country push for better internet access

May. 14, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a remote, roadless Arizona canyon that is home to a small Native American tribe, there's a natural skepticism toward the internet. The telemedicine equipment that health care officials promised would work gathers dust. School children who have online homework struggle to get...

Report: Iran-linked disinformation effort had personal touch

May. 14, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When an attractive young Middle Eastern woman contacted Saudi dissident Ali AlAhmed over Twitter last November, he was immediately suspicious. AlAhmed's radar was up because he had previously been targeted by hackers posing as a female journalist. But this turned out to be part of a different...

Lawyers for Navy SEAL charged with killing Islamic State prisoner say prosecutors planted tracking software in emails

May. 13, 2019 11:51 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for Navy SEAL charged with killing Islamic State prisoner say prosecutors planted tracking software in emails.

Free video streaming offers some gems - if you can find them

May. 9, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Free services let you watch thousands of movies and TV shows online, but using them feels like wandering through a low-rent, digital version of Blockbuster (RIP). Reality TV, long-forgotten "classics" and movies that never made it to theaters — these are the types of lackluster shows...

Debt collectors to use email, texts under new Trump rules

May. 7, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Debt collectors will be able to start contacting borrowers via text and email under new regulations proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The rules released Tuesday are an update to debt collection regulations enacted in the 1970s, which never took into account changes in...

2020 campaign staffers being trained to handle cyber threats

May. 3, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While candidates were focused on campaigning in 2016, Russians were carrying out a devastating cyber operation that changed the landscape of American politics, with aftershocks continuing well into Donald Trump's presidency. And it all started with the click of a tempting email and a...