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Maryam Nawaz, center, leader of the Pakistan Democratic Movement, waves to supporters upon her arrival to attend an anti government rally in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. The top leaders of an alliance of Pakistan's major opposition parties have held rally in the southwestern Pakistani town as part of a campaign to oust the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan over his alleged failure in handling the country's economic crisis. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

Blast kills 3 in Pakistan city hosting opposition rally

Oct. 25, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — An explosive device killed at least three people on Sunday in the capital of southwestern Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province, despite heightened security as opposition political parties held a large open-air rally in another part of the city, local police said. The top leaders...

FILE - This file photo combo shows the AT&T logo on the side of a corporate office in Springfield, Ill., left, and a DirecTV satellite dish atop a home in Los Angeles. AT&T is launching a new internet-delivered TV service Monday as it struggles with a shrinking DirecTV satellite business. The new service, AT&T TV, will have the same channels offered on DirecTV, but it'll come over the internet rather than a satellite dish. AT&T has been testing the service in about a dozen markets and is now making it available to anyone.  (AP Photo/File)

Pandemic hurts AT&T in 3rd quarter; wireless unit stable

Oct. 22, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic continued to hit AT&T through the third quarter as closed theaters, wary U.S. moviegoers and the Hollywood shutdown hurt its WarnerMedia movie and TV business. The Dallas company’s largest division, wireless, was stable. It added 131,000 prepaid phone customers and...

FILE - This April 23, 2018, file photo shows the logo for Verizon above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Verizon's decision to join the growing boycott against Facebook and Twitter risks hurting the social media giants where it hurts most: their advertising revenue.  Advertising accounts for nearly all Facebook's $70.7 billion annual revenue, and a similar share of Twitter's $3.46 billion.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Verizon tops profit expectations in the third quarter

Oct. 21, 2020 8:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $4.36 billion. On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said it had profit of $1.05. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.25 per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, attendees wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walk past a booth from Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. The Swedish telecom regulator said Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020 is banning Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE from building new high-speed wireless networks after a senior security official called China one of the country’s biggest threats. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Sweden bans Huawei, ZTE from 5G, calls China biggest threat

Oct. 20, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

Sweden is banning Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE from building new high-speed wireless networks after a top security official called China one of the country's biggest threats. The Swedish telecom regulator said Tuesday that four wireless carriers bidding for frequencies in an upcoming spectrum auction...

Satellite dishes inside Kevlar domes at the Kester Satellite Ground Station in Kester, Belgium, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. This week, the site at Kester, which has been in use for decades but was totally overhauled in 2014, is set to fall under a new orbit, when NATO announces that it is creating a space center to help manage satellite communications and key parts of its military operations around the world. (AP Photo/Lorne Cook)

NATO to set up new space center amid China, Russia concerns

Oct. 20, 2020 6:24 AM EDT

KESTER, Belgium (AP) — To a few of the locals, the top-secret, fenced-off installation on the hill is known as “the radar station.” Some folks claim to have seen mysterious Russians in the area. Over the years, rumors have swirled that it might be a base for U.S. nuclear warheads. It’s...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo, visitors wearing mask to protect from the coronavirus walk past a 5G sign at the China Beijing International High Tech Expo in Beijing, China. A much-hyped network upgrade called “5G” means different things to different people. To industry proponents, it’s the next huge innovation in wireless internet. To the U.S. government, it’s the backbone technology of a future that America will wrestle with China to control.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

AP Explains: The promise of 5G wireless - speed, hype, risk

Oct. 13, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

A much-hyped network upgrade called “5G” means different things to different people. To industry proponents, it’s the next huge innovation in wireless internet. To the U.S. government, it’s the backbone technology of a future that America will wrestle with China to control. To many...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, logos of Huawei are displayed at its retail shop window with the reflection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing. A committee of lawmakers on Thursday Oct. 8, 2020, is urging the British government to consider banning Chinese technology giant Huawei from the country's next-generation mobile phone networks two years earlier than planned. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

UK lawmakers warn Huawei 5G may need to be banned earlier

Oct. 8, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A committee of British lawmakers is urging the government to consider banning Chinese technology giant Huawei from next-generation mobile phone networks two years earlier than planned. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government in July blocked Huawei from having any role in building the...

Montana man dies in canoeing accident on Madison River

Sep. 30, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man has died in a canoeing accident on the Madison River near Three Forks, the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Scot E. Smith II of Belgrade died Tuesday and another man suffered minor injuries, officials said. Two fishermen found the injured man on a gravel...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 30, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Sept. 28 The Times and Democrat on violence against women: For a society that professes to celebrate women, disturbing realities remain. A national survey in 2019 concluded that one in 16 U.S. women say their first sexual experience was forced or coerced...

Officials request federal audit of internet provided by AT&T

Sep. 29, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state of Mississippi on Tuesday questioned whether AT&T has adequately followed through on a federally funded initiative to make internet service available to residents as officials asked the U.S. government to perform an audit into the matter. In a letter to the Federal...