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New blackout for Venezuela's capital compounds energy woes

Aug. 20, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Parts of Venezuela's capital and at least one state endured a power blackout on Tuesday lasting several hours, in an occurrence that has become commonplace in the crisis-stricken nation beset by energy woes. The power went out in a wide swath of Caracas during the early afternoon,...

Area 51 events in Nevada prompt emergency crowd planning

Aug. 20, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fearing they could be overwhelmed with visitors, officials in the remote Nevada county that's home to the Area 51 military base have drafted an emergency declaration and a plan to team resources with neighboring counties and the state ahead of events next month tied to the "Storm Area 51"...

US extends limited reprieve on tech sales to China's Huawei

Aug. 19, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

The Trump administration has extended a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei, even as questions remain over how much of an effect broader sanctions are having on the Chinese technology giant. Huawei has become enmeshed in the trade war between Washington and Beijing, with President Donald Trump...

Indonesian capital hit by massive 8-hour power outage

Aug. 4, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's sprawling capital and other parts of Java island were hit by a widespread power outage on Sunday that affected tens of millions of people. The eight-hour blackout began at around noon and caused disruptions in cellphone services and cash machines. The new mass subway...

Texas joins states' lawsuit to block T-Mobile-Sprint deal

Aug. 1, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Texas has joined more than a dozen states that are suing to stop T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival cellphone company Sprint, arguing that the deal is bad for consumers because it would reduce competition. It's the first Republican attorney general of the group, which now consists...

Verizon adds more cellphone customers; profit slips

Aug. 1, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon's net income fell in the second quarter but a key earnings measure topped analyst expectations as the country's largest cellphone company added more wireless customers. The New York-based company said Thursday that it added 245,000 cellphone customers who pay a monthly bill —...

AP Explains: What T-Mobile takeover of Sprint means for you

Jul. 26, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. antitrust regulators have cleared T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, leaving just three major cellphone companies, while creating a smaller competitor in satellite-TV company Dish. While there are still a few hurdles to be cleared for the deal to close, here's what a...

T-Mobile's $26.5B Sprint deal OK'd despite competition fears

Jul. 26, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, despite fears of higher prices and job cuts, in a deal that would leave just three major cellphone companies in the country. Friday's approval from the Justice Department and five state attorneys general...

The Latest: T-Mobile expects to close Sprint deal in 2019

Jul. 26, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on approval of T-Mobile's Sprint takeover (all times local): 1:35 p.m. T-Mobile CEO John Legere says he's hoping to engage with state attorneys general who have sued to block its $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint. Legere says he believes the deal can close by the end of the...

Sprint sells Kansas campus for well below market value

Jul. 24, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Wireless carrier Sprint has sold its massive suburban Kansas City campus for well below its appraised value under a deal that allows it to lease back office space at a rate lower than market value. Investment research firm Moody's released research on the $250.9 million deal just...