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India troops kill top Kashmir militant linked to al-Qaida

May. 24, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed a top militant commander linked to al-Qaida, officials said on Friday, as authorities restricted internet access and enforced a curfew to prevent anti-India protests. Zakir Musa was killed Thursday evening in a gunfight after...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

May. 22, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: HIGH-SPEED RAIL WORTHY OF DREAMING The Altoona Mirror, May 22 It's impossible to predict whether a fully functional system of high-speed passenger rail service ever will come to this part of Pennsylvania. However, for the Keystone State as a whole and other states in close...

UK, Japan mobile operators suspend Huawei 5G phone launches

May. 22, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British and Japanese mobile phone companies said Wednesday they're putting on hold plans to sell new devices from Huawei, in the latest fallout from U.S. tech restrictions aimed at the Chinese company. Britain's EE and Vodafone and Japan's KDDI and Y! Mobile said they are pausing the launch...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

May. 21, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday after the U.S. government temporarily postponed proposed restrictions on technology sales to Chinese companies. The news boosted chipmakers and other technology sector stocks, which took steep losses a day earlier when the Trump administration announced the...

Hawley bill would allow people to opt out of data tracking

May. 21, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sen. Josh Hawley on Tuesday introduced legislation that would give internet users the ability to opt out of allowing their personal data to be tracked and collected, the latest effort in the Missouri Republican's broader campaign against big tech. Hawley's Do Not Track Act is...

Tech rebound powers US stocks higher, snaps 2-day S&P slump

May. 21, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

Technology companies helped power stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, snapping the market's two-day losing streak. The rally followed the U.S. government's decision to temporarily ease off proposed restrictions on technology sales to Chinese companies. The news gave a boost to technology sector stocks,...

The Latest: Missouri's Hawley unveils bill on data tracking

May. 21, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley's proposed Do Not Track Act (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Missouri U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley has introduced legislation to give internet users the ability to opt out of tracking and collection of personal data. Hawley introduced the Do Not...

US delay to Huawei ban gives tech sector time to adjust

May. 21, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

The United States is delaying some restrictions on U.S. technology sales to Chinese tech powerhouse Huawei in what it calls an effort to ease the blow on Huawei smartphone owners and smaller U.S. telecoms providers that rely on its networking equipment. The Trump administration insists the sanctions are unrelated...

Markets Right Now: Stocks close lower as chipmakers slump

May. 20, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street Monday as technology stocks suffer steep declines. The stock market has turned lower in May amid heightened tensions over trade between the U.S. and China. In the latest...

China's technology tactics irk its trading partners

May. 20, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — For four decades, Beijing has cajoled or pressured foreign companies to hand over technology. And its trading partners say if that didn't work, China stole what it wanted. Communist leaders deflected demands for change until foreign frustration erupted into a showdown with President Donald...