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United States Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin speaks at Chatham at House in London, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.  Mnuchin is visiting Britain Saturday for high level discussions on trade following his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

US Treasury chief says trade deal possible with UK in a year

Jan. 25, 2020 9:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested Saturday that Britain and America would be able to conclude a trade deal this year, despite lingering disagreements on a digital services tax and whether to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to build aspects of a new high-speed mobile network....

A police security guard patrols on the roof of a hotel ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum will take place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

The Latest: Swiss questioned Russian suspects before Davos

Jan. 21, 2020 1:30 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Swiss police say two Russians who were reportedly checked as suspected spies in the town of Davos months ago were released without any charges. Switzerland’s Tages Anzeiger newspaper...

Michigan spends $4.6 million to swap parolee ankle bracelets

Jan. 20, 2020 11:45 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A technology change is forcing Michigan's corrections department to spend about $4.6 million to more than 4,000 parolees and others under state supervision with new ankle monitors. According to Mlive, Michigan Department of Corrections Public Information Officer Chris Gautz said that...

A sign welcomes motorists to Tierra del Mar, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. The tiny coastal village is opposing a plan by Facebook to build a landing spot for a submarine cable connecting America with Asia. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Facebook cable plan hits resistance in Oregon coastal town

Jan. 9, 2020 6:33 PM EST

TIERRA DEL MAR, Ore. (AP) — A battle playing out in Oregon is pitting residents of a tiny coastal town with no stoplights or cellphone service against one of the world's biggest tech companies. Locals in Tierra del Mar are trying to stop Facebook from using property in their quiet community to build a...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, smoke from a wildfire known as the Maria Fire billows above Santa Paula, Calif. California's preemptive power shutoffs to prevent wildfires have affected more than just lights. Some lost their phones, too. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

California lawmakers eye back-up power for cellphone towers

Jan. 8, 2020 7:38 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the nation's largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall to prevent wildfires in California, customers lost more than just their lights — some lost their phones, too. Data from the Federal Communications Commission shows 874 cellphone towers were...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, the logo of the Samsung Electronics Co. is seen at its office in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, its operating profit for the last quarter likely fell 34% from a year earlier, which would be a smaller-than-expected decline possibly resulting from increased smartphone shipments and gradually stabilizing computer chip prices. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

Samsung predicts smaller-than-expected drop in profit

Jan. 7, 2020 8:49 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday its operating profit for the last quarter likely fell 34% from a year earlier, which would be a smaller-than-expected decline possibly resulting from increased smartphone shipments and gradually stabilizing computer chip prices. The South...

Deal signed to improve cell service on Connecticut trains

Jan. 4, 2020 12:58 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut and AT&T have signed a deal designed to improve cellular service on the Metro-North commuter rail line. The agreement, announced Friday, gives the telecommunications company access to the right-of-way along the rail line, where the company plans to install a series...

New York's Cuomo wants to take aim at robocalls

Dec. 31, 2019 2:47 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers could get some reprieve from robocalls under a proposal from the governor and new federal protections signed this week by President Donald Trump. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that he will submit legislation to require telecommunications company to warn customers about...

Chinese telecom giant Huawei estimates sales rose 18% in 2019 despite US pressure, predicts difficult year ahead

Dec. 30, 2019 7:32 PM EST
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese telecom giant Huawei estimates sales rose 18% in 2019 despite US pressure, predicts difficult year ahead.
This photo provided by the San Juan County Colorado shows fire crews in Silverton, Colorado, mop up Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, after a fire Saturday night destroyed a historic building and knocked out power, internet and cellphone service to the small, mountain town. Power was out for 6 hours as temperatures dipped below zero. The internet and cellphone services were restored early Monday, but residents are being asked to voluntarily conserve water for a couple of days until the town's storage tanks can be refilled. (DeAnne Gallegos/San Juan County Colorado via AP)

Historical building fire cuts town's power, internet, phones

Dec. 23, 2019 10:57 PM EST

SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a historic building in a small mountain town in southwestern Colorado over the weekend led to power, internet and cellphone outages and took more than half of the town's stored water to fight, officials said. The fire in Silverton, which was reported about 10...