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US regulators bar govt telecom funds for Huawei, ZTE

Nov. 22, 2019 2:29 PM EST

U.S. communications regulators have cut off government funding for equipment from two Chinese companies, citing security threats. The Federal Communications Commission also proposed requiring companies that get government subsidies to rip out any equipment from Huawei and ZTE that they already have in place....

Washington state deals setback to massive methanol plant

Nov. 22, 2019 2:28 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state dealt a setback Friday to efforts to build one of the world’s biggest methanol plants on the Columbia River, saying that five years in, its backers had failed to provide enough information about its greenhouse gas emissions and how they would be offset. The $2 billion...

Stainless steel, broken glass and buzz, Tesla makes a pickup

Nov. 22, 2019 1:11 PM EST

The much-hyped unveiling of Tesla’s electric pickup truck went off script Thursday night when supposedly unbreakable window glass splintered twice when hit with a large metal ball. The failed stunt, which ranks high on the list of embarrassing auto industry rollouts, came just after CEO Elon Musk bragged...

Markets Right Now: Stocks turn mixed on Wall Street

Nov. 22, 2019 11:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks are mixed in midday trading as a week dominated by ups and downs in U.S.-China trade talks comes to a close. President Donald Trump said Friday that a deal between the world’s largest economies is...

China’s Xi says Beijing wants trade deal, can ‘fight back’

Nov. 22, 2019 11:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping said Friday that Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States but is not afraid to “fight back” to protect its own interests. Echoing the upbeat tone adopted by other Chinese officials in recent days, Xi told a visiting U.S. business...

Isolated Iceland newly vulnerable to computer scams

Nov. 22, 2019 11:43 AM EST

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — "Hi, I hope you are not busy?" The treasurer of the Icelandic soccer club Afturelding got the email from his manager late in the afternoon, soon before banks were about to close. The words “Sent from my iPhone” were at the bottom, suggesting urgency, and through a...

In a first, IBM’s computer debater faces off against itself

Nov. 22, 2019 11:41 AM EST

CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) — The chamber hushed as the debate got underway at the Cambridge Union and the teams launched into their carefully crafted opening statements. The topic - whether artificial intelligence would do more harm than good - was something each side had a big stake in because both were...

Iran internet slowly revives; US sanctions telecom minister

Nov. 22, 2019 11:07 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The internet slowly trickled back on in Iran on Friday after a dayslong shutdown by authorities amid protests and unrest that followed government-set gasoline prices sharply rising, as the U.S. sanctioned the country’s prominent telecommunications minister over the...

Merkel’s heir apparent takes on critics, wins applause

Nov. 22, 2019 10:22 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s embattled heir apparent sought to silence critics Friday, throwing down the gauntlet for any member of the Christian Democratic Party to challenge her if they didn’t like the direction in which she was leading the party. Annegret...

Ethiopia says its 1st satellite will launch next month

Nov. 22, 2019 9:05 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian officials say the country will launch its first ever satellite next month. It is the latest example of space ambitions by several African nations. The satellite was built in China and will be launched from a site there. Ethiopia's Innovation and Technology Minister...