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Uganda's leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine walks back to his residence after giving a press conference outside Kampala, Uganda, Friday,Jan. 15, 2021, one day after Ugandans went to the polls. Uganda’s electoral commission says President Yoweri Museveni leads in Thursday’s election with results in from 29% of polling stations. He has 63% of ballots while top opposition candidate Bobi Wine has 28%. Wine, a popular singer-turned-lawmaker half the president’s age, alleges that the vote in the East African country was rigged. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Uganda opposition leader Bobi Wine says military enters home

Jan. 15, 2021 1:27 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine said Friday the military had entered his home and “we are in serious trouble," while the country waited for election results amid a government-ordered internet blackout and official results showed President Yoweri Museveni...

This photo shows the main page of HKChronicles website, seen in Yokohama, Japan, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. A Hong Kong internet service provider on Thursday, said it had blocked access to a pro-democracy website to comply with the city’s national security law. In a statement emailed on Thursday, Hong Kong Broadband Network said that it had disabled access to HKChronicles, a website which compiled information on “yellow” shops that had supported the city's pro-democracy movement and released personal information and pictures of police and pro-Beijing supporters as part of a doxxing effort during anti-government protests in 2019. (AP Photo)

Hong Kong internet firm blocked website over security law

Jan. 14, 2021 6:36 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong internet service provider on Thursday said it had blocked access to a pro-democracy website to comply with the city’s national security law. In a statement emailed on Thursday, Hong Kong Broadband Network said that it had disabled access to HKChronicles, a website which...

Security forces patrol the streets near opposition leader Bobi Wine headquarters in Kampala, Uganda Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.The United States ambassador to Uganda said Wednesday the embassy has canceled plans to observe the country's tense presidential election on Thursday, citing a decision by electoral authorities to deny accreditation to most members of the observation team.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Internet 'blackout' in Uganda on eve of tense election

Jan. 13, 2021 1:12 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities appeared to cut off internet access in the country Wednesday night on the eve of a tense presidential election, while a lawyer for leading opposition candidate Bobi Wine said all contact had been lost with him. “Confirmed: Uganda is now in the midst of a...

State of State: Evers targets broadband, fixing unemployment

Jan. 12, 2021 10:29 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers, in his State of the State speech Tuesday delivered virtually for the first time in state history, called on the Legislature to update Wisconsin's antiquated unemployment payment system and spend nearly $200 million to expand broadband access, two problem areas the...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 11, 2021 6:29 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Capitol riots could lead to America’s rebound if we embrace facts and listen Akron Beacon Journal Jan. 10 What happens next? Will the insurrection at the United States Capitol Wednesday that left five dead and our elected leaders...

Lawyers: New Mexico trying to comply with education needs

Jan. 8, 2021 12:54 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Public Education Department is working with school districts and internet providers to expand broadband access in rural areas struggling with remote learning, according to lawyers for the state. In a response filed in court this week, the lawyers also said school...

This Dec. 16, 2020 image provided by UNM Health shows the first round of health care workers getting COVID-19 vaccinations at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, N. M.(UNM Health via AP)

New Mexico makes push with at-home COVID-19 test kits

Dec. 22, 2020 7:35 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials said Tuesday they are hoping to boost the number of people getting tested for COVID-19 through a new program that will provide free, at-home test kits to anyone who requests one. Through a partnership with Vault Medical Services, the saliva tests can be...

Warren Turner, left, and Daniel Jones stand next to a reel of conduit that will protect fiberoptic cable that will be installed at the Lexington Place housing development in Portsmouth, Va., on Friday Dec. 18, 2020. Jones is the city's chief information officer for Portsmouth's Department of Information Technology. Turner is the information systems manager the Portsmouth Redevelopment Housing Authority. The federal CARES Act funding is being used to provide broadband internet to the community. (AP Photo/Ben Finley)

CARES Act money used to improve broadband access in Virginia

Dec. 22, 2020 1:53 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Whenever Lynn Manweiler or anyone in her family needs to upload a video for work or school, they have to drive to a place with public wifi and sit in the parking lot. If her daughter has a Zoom call with her college professor, everyone else in the house needs to get offline. And at...

Electric co-op offers high-speed internet to 4 towns

Dec. 20, 2020 11:43 AM EST

LEMPSTER, N.H. (AP) — Nearly 900 New Hampshire Electric Cooperative customers in four towns now have access to high-speed internet service. The broadband projects in Lempster, Clarksville, Colebrook and Stewartstown were supported by a $6.7 million grant from the state's Connecting New Hampshire Emergency...

Pilot project aims to help at home learners without internet

Dec. 18, 2020 4:19 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Educational Television has partnered with the Kentucky Department of Education to launch a pilot project that aims to give stronger support to at home learners without internet access, officials said. KET plans to use datacasting technology to send learning materials through...