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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2014, file photo, people pass an AT&T store along New York's Madison Avenue. The nation's largest cellphone providers will pay a combined $116 million under a settlement approved Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in a California lawsuit alleging that they overcharged government customers for wireless services over more than a decade. Verizon will pay $68 million and AT&T Mobility $48 million to settle claims that they violated cost-saving agreements with nearly 300 state and local governments. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Verizon, AT&T reach $116 million California settlement

Sep. 24, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation's largest cellphone providers will pay a combined $116 million under a settlement approved Thursday in a California lawsuit alleging that they overcharged government customers for wireless services over more than a decade. Verizon will pay $68 million and AT&T...

Correction: AT&T-Subpoena-Mississippi story

Sep. 18, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a September 12, 2020, story, The Associated Press erroneously reported the Public Service Commission provided funding to the telecommunications conglomerate AT&T to expand wireless service in Mississippi. The money comes from the federal government and is part of a program by...

AT&T will provide records after a government subpoena

Sep. 17, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Major telecommunications conglomerate AT&T has agreed to provide the state of Mississippi records detailing how it used the almost $284 million it was paid by the federal government to expand internet access in the state. AT&T originally denied requests last week for records...

European Union's top court supports net neutrality rules

Sep. 15, 2020 7:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union's highest court has given its support to the bloc's rules that stop internet providers from charging customers for preferential access to their networks. The European Court of Justice on Tuesday issued its first interpretation of the EU's net neutrality rules since they...

These undated photos provided by T-Mobile shows, from left, T-Mobile executives Matt Staneff and Mike Katz. T-Mobile is pushing to offer internet service to schools that are doing online learning with a program aimed at low-income students who don’t have access.   (T-Mobile via AP)

Insider Q&A: T-Mobile pushes internet for virtual school

Sep. 13, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile is pushing to offer internet service to schools that are doing online learning with a program aimed at low-income students who don’t have access. In the U.S., millions of students don't have high-speed internet or computers at home — a difficult enough situation when...

In rural North Carolina, many wait for internet service

Sep. 13, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

YANCEYVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Inside her home off a gravel road in the Prospect Hill community of Caswell County, Liz Mason tries uploading a photograph of tomatoes. Then, she waits. Seconds turn to minutes. Often when this happens, Mason gives up, retreating to the parking lot of the local library for a signal...

Minnesota crew locates long-sought Lake Michigan shipwreck

Sep. 12, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As the crew muscled yet another railroad car off the stern of the ship and into the murky depths of Lake Michigan, Capt. Peter Kilty of the Pere Marquette 18 may have breathed a sigh of relief. It had been a tumultuous few hours out in the middle of the lake early on the morning of...

National Guard troops equipped with riot gear stand guard at Las Pilas dam, two days after withdrawing from the nearby Boquilla dam after clashing with hundreds of farmers, in Camargo, Chihuahua State, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday he regretted the killing of a woman and the wounding of her husband following a Tuesday clash between National Guard troops and farmers over water. (AP Photo Christian Chavez)

Farmers hold out at seized Mexican dam as tensions build

Sep. 11, 2020 10:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of farmers continued to hold a remote dam in northern Mexico on Friday as time was running out for the country to catch up on payments and avoid breaching a 1944 water treaty with the United States. Mexico's National Water Commission warned that farmers who took over a dam in...

An Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. India said Monday its soldiers thwarted “provocative” movements by China’s military near a disputed border in the Ladakh region months into the rival nations’ deadliest standoff in decades. China's military said it was taking “necessary actions in response,

Indian, Chinese commanders hold talks over mounting tensions

Sep. 1, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Chinese military commanders held talks for a second day Tuesday following a new escalation in tensions along their contested border in the Ladakh region. Both of the Asian giants have accused the other of fresh provocations, including allegations of soldiers crossing into...

Local residents float through flooded area caused by heavy monsoon rains, in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Heavy rains hit Pakistan's financial capital Karachi for a fifth straight night, bringing more flooding and killing some more people, officials said, as rescuers evacuated people from flooded neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Normalcy returning to Pakistan's monsoon-drenched Karachi

Aug. 29, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Normalcy began slowly returning to Pakistan's financial capital Karachi on Saturday after flood waters from days of monsoon rains that killed 47 people receded, enabling relief work in the city of 15 million. Amid a pause in the rain, soldiers and civil authorities intensified...