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Georgia senator accused of briefly snatching student's phone

Oct. 14, 2018 10:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Tech political group said Sen. David Perdue snatched a phone from a student who was video recording while asking the Republican lawmaker a question about Georgia's governor's race. Young Democratic Socialists of America's Georgia Tech chapter posted video from the phone on social...

US, Japan and Australia challenge Huawei in Papua New Guinea

Sep. 28, 2018 9:46 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United States, Japan and Australia are cooperating on a domestic internet cable proposal for Papua New Guinea as an alternative to an offer by Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant that the United States regards as a cybersecurity threat, a U.S. diplomat said Friday....

Broadcasters, cable news clear schedules for Senate hearing

Sep. 27, 2018 8:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The biggest broadcasters and cable news networks are clearing their daytime schedules Thursday for coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused him of sexual assault when they were...

Phone ban at school: French children forced to hang up

Sep. 3, 2018 3:21 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French children who are going back to school Monday after summer vacation will have to do so without their mobile phones. The government passed a law banning phone use in all primary and middle schools for the entire day, including during breaks —with exceptions in cases of emergency...

Verizon makes changes as lawmakers decry firefighters' woes

Aug. 24, 2018 7:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Verizon rolled out changes Friday as state lawmakers said they were outraged to learn the telecommunications company had slowed firefighters' internet service while they battled what became the largest wildfire on record in California. Verizon said it removed all speed cap...

Australia bans Huawei from 5G network over security concerns

Aug. 23, 2018 5:36 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Chinese-owned telecommunications giant Huawei has been blocked from rolling out Australia's 5G network due to security concerns. The government said Thursday that the involvement of a company "likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign government" presented...