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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo Attorney General William Barr and FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich, second from left, address reporters at the Justice Department in Washington to announce results of an investigation of the shootings at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida. An an image of an iPhone is displayed at left. The Justice Department has placed a high national-security priority on its probe of the incident, insisting that investigators must get access to data from two locked and encrypted iPhones that belonged to the alleged gunman, a Saudi aviation student. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP Explains: The Justice Department's new quarrel with Apple

Jan. 17, 2020 3:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly shooting of three U.S. sailors at a Navy installation in December could reignite a long-simmering fight between the federal government and tech companies over data privacy and encryption. As part of its probe into the violent incident, deemed a terrorist act by the government,...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jan. 15, 2020 4:41 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 15 The Los Angeles Times on the International Olympic Committee banning athletes from making political statements such as kneeling or wearing political messages: Among the many inspiring displays at the National Museum of African American...

Attorney General William Barr speaks to reporters at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, to announce results of an investigation of the shootings at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida. On Dec. 6, 2019, 21-year-old Saudi Air Force officer, 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani, opened fire at the naval base in Pensacola, killing three U.S. sailors and injuring eight other people. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

US sends home nearly two dozen Saudi cadets after shooting

Jan. 13, 2020 9:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. sent home 21 Saudi military students following an investigation into a deadly shooting last month by one of their fellow trainees at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, an attack that Attorney General William Barr said was an act of terrorism driven by some of the same motivations...

FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, a woman using a phone walks past Apple's logo near its retail outlet in Beijing. The FBI is asking Apple to help extract data from iPhones that belonged to the Saudi aviation student who fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida in December 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

FBI asks Apple for phone data from Saudi shooting suspect

Jan. 8, 2020 4:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI asked Apple this week to help extract data from iPhones that belonged to the Saudi aviation student who investigators say fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida last month. Investigators have been trying to access the two devices — an iPhone 7 and an...

In this Dec. 20, 2019 photo, Karen Gregory, Pre-K 4 teacher, embraces Doreatha White, principal, as she celebrates her last day with staff and students at Berkley Campostella Early Childhood Center in Norfolk, Va. White applied for the Apple partnership in 2015 on a whim. Out of the 114 selected, Berkley-Campostella was the only preschool program. Two years later, when Virginia adopted computer science standards for kindergarten through 12th grade, Berkley-Campostella preschoolers already were coding. (Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

Educator leads the way in bringing technology to classrooms

Jan. 5, 2020 9:00 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Teachers were some of the loudest cynics when Berkley-Campostella Early Childhood Center won a grant that gave an iPad to every student. Principal Doreatha White estimated 80% of her staff was against it. Most of the teachers at the school were older — two in their 40s were the...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Dec. 31, 2019 12:10 PM EST

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store for week ending December 29, 2019: App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft Mojang 2. Heads Up! Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6 Ninja Kiwi 4. Procreate Pocket Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 5. NBA 2K20 2K 6. Monopoly Marmalade Game Studio 7 Geometry Dash RobTop Games AB 8....

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Dec. 24, 2019 1:52 PM EST

App Store Official Charts for the week ending December 22, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 6. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 7. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 8....

Lawsuit: Apple, Microsoft profit from child cobalt miners

Dec. 17, 2019 5:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new lawsuit accuses several of the world's largest technology firms of knowingly profiting from children laboring under brutal conditions in African cobalt mines. The suit, filed this week in Washington by the nongovernmental organization International Rights Advocates, seeks damages...

Eilish, Lizzo, Lil Nas X named 1st Apple Music Award winners

Dec. 3, 2019 12:12 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billie Eilish will be the first recipient of the Apple Music Award for global artist of the year, one of three honors for the pop singer. Apple announced Monday that Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” has been named album of the year. Eilish and her...