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Moulton signs fellow 2020 hopeful Gillibrand's cyber pledge

Jun. 14, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) says fellow challenger Seth Moulton has agreed to sign her cyber pledge not to use stolen or hacked material for political gain. The New York senator offered the pledge to never "seek, accept or weaponize...

Target's tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

Jun. 15, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Target suffered a technological glitch that stalled checkout lines at its stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and eating into sales at a prime time for retailers. The outage periodically prevented Target's cashiers from scanning merchandise or processing transactions....

'Deepfakes' called new election threat, with no easy fix

Jun. 13, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Deepfake" videos pose a clear and growing threat to America's national security, lawmakers and experts say. The question is what to do about it, and that's not easily answered. A House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday served up a public warning about the deceptive powers of...

Twitter deletes accounts linked to foreign governments

Jun. 13, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter says it has deleted nearly 4,800 suspect accounts linked to Iran that the company says secretly pushed that government's agenda. Twitter is adding those accounts and their tweets to a public database it launched last year to track its battle against government-linked...

New network for first responders raises concern among media

Jun. 13, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The police chief of Alaska's largest city hurried out of the department's glass building after the ground began to shake. Phone lines jammed and even police radios were spotty after a major earthquake, but his cellphone was recently equipped with a national wireless network...

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Target's tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

Jun. 15, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Target suffered a technological glitch that stalled checkout lines at its stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and eating into sales at a prime time for retailers. The outage periodically prevented Target's cashiers from scanning merchandise or processing transactions....

Business center expanding from campus to downtown Rapid City

Jun. 15, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A business development center that was launched more than a decade ago on the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology campus in Rapid City is coming out of the shadows. Ascent Innovation Center, which opened in a remote corner of the campus in 2006, has outgrown its space and...

Army Corps: Mississippi dredging began before floods receded

Jun. 15, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The volume of sand that needs to be removed from the Mississippi River following massive floods this spring is so great that the dredging operation couldn't wait until after the water recedes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said. Of the 13 dredge sites in the Corps' St. Paul...

Man suffers brain injury in Hawaii after truck hits 10 cars

Jun. 15, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Family and friends say a 31-year-old man sustained brain and spine injuries after a tow truck plowed into his compact car earlier this week. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday that Jim Braddock, who is originally from New Jersey, is hospitalized in critical but stable condition....

Robot system puts long-distance students inside classrooms

Jun. 15, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A southeast Nebraska community college is using robots to put long-distance students inside the classrooms. Four of the machines are based at the Lincoln campus of Southeast Community College, and one is available at the college district's Beatrice and Milford locations. The college...

2 Yankton students recognized at National Science Olympiad

Jun. 15, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — In their quest for a winning Rube Goldberg-like device, Erin Knight and Sarah Stoddard of Yankton High School found that, in this National Science Olympiad event, simplicity is the best path to success. And that helped them placed seventh nationally in the "Mission Possible" event at...

Oregon State University: Cyberattack exposed student data

Jun. 14, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University officials say a cyberattack exposed the data of 636 students, prospective students and family members to hackers. The Gazette-Times reports university spokesman Steve Clark says a university employee's email account was hacked in early May. He says the purpose...

Gianforte's entry shakes up Montana GOP governor's primary

Jun. 14, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte launched his campaign for Montana governor on Friday, immediately shaking up the contest for the Republican nomination by prompting an attack from one prominent opponent and speculation that others may now change their election plans. It's the 58-year-old...

Texas housing program aims to rebuild faster after disaster

Jun. 14, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — For Houston resident Scenacia Jones, the experience of getting her new home through an innovative way of building post-disaster housing was like an experiment. Jones and her two children had been living in a shelter for single parents when Hurricane Harvey's devasting flooding hit the...

Top dog: Shares of online pet store Chewy soar in debut

Jun. 14, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was raining cats and dogs on Wall Street. Chewy, the online seller of pet food and squeaky toys, made a strong showing in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Friday, with investors banking on the growing pet industry. Its shares soared 59% Friday under the symbol "CHWY," putting the...