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Rep. Tommy Gregory, holds a book of laws that includes antiquated statutes regulating the telegraph industry at his office Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Tallahassee, Fla. Gregory wants lawmakers to repeal these laws that do not apply to today's telecommunication industry. A state House committee on Wednesday agreed unanimously to repeal Chapter 363 of the Florida Statute in its entirety. (AP Photo/Bobby Calvan)

News flash from Florida legislators: Telegraph era is over

Jan. 15, 2020 6:32 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers are transmitting a news bulletin: The telegraph era is over. Before there was instant messaging, emails and even corded telephones, there was the reliable telegraph to instantaneously transmit messages far and wide. Now, people turn to the internet, text...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jan. 15, 2020 4:41 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 15 The Los Angeles Times on the International Olympic Committee banning athletes from making political statements such as kneeling or wearing political messages: Among the many inspiring displays at the National Museum of African American...

FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Robbie Wilson, 10, talks with his mother Krystle Sweat in a video conference as he visits her in the Campbell County Jail in Jacksboro, Tenn. The San Juan County Adult Detention Center, a northwestern New Mexico jail, announced in January 2020, it would join some jails in Tennessee and no longer allow family and friends to visit detainees in person and will now offer only phone or online video chats. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

New Mexico jail bans on-site visits, offers video chats

Jan. 15, 2020 2:10 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A northwestern New Mexico jail is no longer allowing family and friends to speak to detainees on site and will now offer only off-site phone or online video chats. The San Juan County Adult Detention Center announced this month all visits must be done over the phone or through the...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jan. 14, 2020 1:29 PM EST

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1 TouchRetouch, Adva-Soft 2 Minecraft, Mojang 3 Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4 Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 5 Heads Up! ,Warner Bros. 6 Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 7 Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 8 Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9 iSchedule, HotSchedules 10 Facetune...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jan. 8, 2020 2:38 PM EST

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Jan. 7 The (Tupelo) Daily Journal on guns being allowed in places of worship: On Dec. 29, 2019, a shooter walked in and attacked members of the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, a suburb of Fort Worth, and the debate on gun laws again dominated...

The top 10 Apps on the iTunes Store

Jan. 7, 2020 1:10 PM EST

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store for week ending January 5, 2020: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 5. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 6. TouchRetouch, Adva-Soft 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Dec. 31, 2019 12:10 PM EST

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store for week ending December 29, 2019: App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft Mojang 2. Heads Up! Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6 Ninja Kiwi 4. Procreate Pocket Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 5. NBA 2K20 2K 6. Monopoly Marmalade Game Studio 7 Geometry Dash RobTop Games AB 8....

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Dec. 24, 2019 1:52 PM EST

App Store Official Charts for the week ending December 22, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 6. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 7. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 8....

Californians can now check legal pot dealers using QR codes

Dec. 19, 2019 7:33 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California marijuana users can now turn to their smartphones to find out if a dispensary is legit. The Bureau of Cannabis Control on Thursday announced a program encouraging licensed cannabis retailers to post QR codes in their store windows. The checkerboard codes can be scanned...

Lawsuit: Apple, Microsoft profit from child cobalt miners

Dec. 17, 2019 5:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new lawsuit accuses several of the world's largest technology firms of knowingly profiting from children laboring under brutal conditions in African cobalt mines. The suit, filed this week in Washington by the nongovernmental organization International Rights Advocates, seeks damages...