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India says Kashmir improving but restrictions stay

Nov. 20, 2019 3:52 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s home minister said Wednesday that normalcy has returned in most areas in Indian-controlled Kashmir but the detention of politicians and the blockade of the internet and social media were continuing because of security concerns. Home Minister Amit Shah said offices and...

Army's use of TikTok app raises concerns on Capitol Hill

Nov. 12, 2019 6:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's use of a China-owned video app called TikTok as part of a new campaign to recruit young people into the service is raising concerns on Capitol Hill. Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer sent a letter to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy asking about potential national security risks posed...

The Latest: EU asks UK to name commissioner even temporarily

Nov. 12, 2019 7:27 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Dec. 12 election and the country's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Even though the British government desperately wants to leave the EU, the bloc itself desperately wants a new U.K. Commissioner on its executive team, even if...

Russian sports leaders fight over doping data breach

Nov. 7, 2019 4:29 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — For years, Russian leaders portrayed pursuit of the doping scandal that has paralyzed the country's Olympic aspirations as a mission driven by political interests in the West. On Thursday, fissures erupted between their own countrymen, ratcheting up the tension in advance of a...

Charges: Chinese surveillance goods illegally sold to US

Nov. 7, 2019 4:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island firm sold tens of millions of dollars in Chinese-made surveillance and other sensitive security equipment to customers, including the U.S. military to use on aircraft carriers, by falsely claiming the goods were manufactured in America, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The...

Markets Right Now: Job gains power stocks to more records

Nov. 1, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing at records again after a solid jobs report reassured investors that the economy was on solid footing despite President Donald Trump's trade war. Technology and industrial companies rose the most...

Hackers plead guilty in data breach that Uber covered up

Oct. 30, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two computer hackers have pleaded guilty to concocting an extortion scheme that entangled Uber in a yearlong cover-up of a data breach that stole sensitive information about 57 million of the ride-hailing service's passengers and drivers. The pleas entered Wednesday in a San Jose,...

Threat to US elections in 2020 is not limited to Russia

Oct. 30, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia interfered in the 2016 election and may try to sway next year's vote as well. But it's not the only nation with an eye on U.S. politics. American officials sounding the alarm about foreign efforts to disrupt the 2020 election include multiple countries in that warning. Concerns...

US proposes cutting off funds for Chinese telecom equipment

Oct. 28, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

U.S. regulators have proposed cutting off funding for Chinese equipment in U.S. telecommunications networks, citing security threats. The Federal Communications Commission will vote next month on a proposal to bar telecom companies from using government subsidies to pay for networking equipment from Huawei and...

Facebook ramps up election security efforts ahead of 2020

Oct. 21, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world. The efforts outlined Monday include a special security tool for elected officials and candidates that monitors...