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FILE - In this May 9, 2018, file photo, a woman votes in Sandy Springs, Ga. It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 2020 vote, but challenges remain. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new election threats

Jan. 26, 2020 9:48 AM EST

It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping and systematic effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 2020 vote,...

An Indian Sashastra Seema Bal paramilitary soldier breathes through mouth as he participates in a parade to mark Republic Day in Gauhati, India, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Sunday's event marks the anniversary of the country's democratic constitution taking force in 1950. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

India celebrates Republic Day with military parade

Jan. 26, 2020 8:38 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of Indians converged on a ceremonial boulevard in the capital amid tight security to celebrate the Republic Day on Sunday, which marks the 1950 anniversary of the country’s democratic constitution. During the celebrations, schoolchildren, folk dancers, and police and...

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New documentary cloaks anonymous sources in 'face doubles'

Jan. 26, 2020 7:39 AM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — In documentaries, anonymous sources have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure — or worse, a pixelated blur. But a new documentary premiering Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival has, with the aid of advanced digital technology, gone to greater lengths to...

United States Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin speaks at Chatham at House in London, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.  Mnuchin is visiting Britain Saturday for high level discussions on trade following his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

US Treasury chief says trade deal possible with UK in a year

Jan. 25, 2020 9:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested Saturday that Britain and America would be able to conclude a trade deal this year, despite lingering disagreements on a digital services tax and whether to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to build aspects of a new high-speed mobile network....

California OKs highly questioned LA County voting system

Jan. 24, 2020 9:40 PM EST

California’s secretary of state on Friday approved Los Angeles County’s new publicly owned computerized voting system — a first of its kind for the nation — but is requiring modifications to address serious security and technical problems identified in testing. Secretary of State Alex...

FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo Jeff Bezos speaks at an event before unveiling Blue Origin's Blue Moon lunar lander in Washington. Two U.N. experts this week called for the U.S. to investigate a likely hack of Bezos' phone that could have involved Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. A commissioned forensic report found with “medium to high confidence” that Bezos' phone was compromised by a video MP4 file he received from the prince in May 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

The big lesson from the Bezos hack: Anyone can be a target

Jan. 24, 2020 8:59 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — You may not think you're in the same league as Jeff Bezos when it comes to being a hacking target. Probably not, but you — and just about anyone else, potentially including senior U.S. government figures — could still be vulnerable to an attack similar to one the...

Chicago White Sox's Dallas Keuchel, center, is welcomed by fans after he was introduced during the team's annual fan convention Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Keuchel apologizes for 2017 Astros' sign-stealing scandal

Jan. 24, 2020 6:34 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Dallas Keuchel has become the first member of the 2017 Houston Astros to offer a public apology for the team's sign-stealing scheme during their run to the World Series championship. Speaking Friday at the fan convention for the Chicago White Sox, who signed the left-hander to a $55.5...

Elliot Harmon, right, fires up fellow protestors Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Los Angeles outside the headquarters of the regulatory body for domain names, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. The company that controls the dot-org online universe is putting the registry of domain names up for sale, and the nonprofits that often use the suffix in their websites are raising concerns about the move. ICANN is meeting this weekend and is expected to rule by mid-February on plans by private-equity firm Ethos Capital to buy the Public Interest Registry for $1.1 billion. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Protesters fear rising costs if firm buys dot-org universe

Jan. 24, 2020 6:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The company that controls the dot-org universe is trying to sell the online registry to an investment firm for more than $1 billion, drawing opposition from activists who protested Friday and others who fear costs would soar if a for-profit company is in charge of registering the website...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo specialist Brian Giannettino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 24. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks fall as fears about deadly virus grow; Dow drops 170

Jan. 24, 2020 5:03 PM EST

Health care companies led a broad slide in U.S. stocks Friday as increased fears over the spread of a deadly outbreak of coronavirus rattled markets. The S&P 500 had its worst day since early October and snapped a two-week winning streak. The sell-off followed news that a Chicago woman has become the second...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 28, 2012, a security cctv camera is seen by the Olympic Stadium at the Olympic Park in London.  The South Wales police deployed facial recognition surveillance equipment on Sunday Jan. 12, 2020, in a test to monitor crowds arriving for a weekend soccer match in real-time, that is prompting public debate about possible aggressive uses of facial recognition in Western democracies, raising questions about human rights and how the technology may enter people's daily lives in the future.  (AP Photo/Sang Tan, FILE)

London police to use face scan tech, stoking privacy fears

Jan. 24, 2020 12:08 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — London police will start using facial recognition cameras to pick out suspects from street crowds in real time, in a major advance for the controversial technology that raises worries about automated surveillance and erosion of privacy rights. The Metropolitan Police Service said Friday that...