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Is there interference in the 2018 US midterm elections?

Oct. 20, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Justice Department unsealed criminal charges detailing a yearslong effort by a Russian troll farm to "sow division and discord in the U.S. political system," it was the first federal case alleging continued foreign interference in U.S. elections. Earlier Friday, American...

League of Legends eyes US boost with 'Esports 101' show

Oct. 19, 2018 2:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Esports fans are gathering by the thousands in South Korea this month to watch the world's top League of Legends players show off their skill and expertise. In the United States, the game's publisher is hoping to draw a more casual crowd by starting with an important question: What is...

The Latest: Russian woman charged with US election-meddling

Oct. 19, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. election security (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A Russian woman has been charged with interfering in American elections, including next month's midterms, through a vast social media effort aimed at trying to sway American public opinion. It's believed to be the first...

Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000

Oct. 19, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement late in the afternoon ahead of a...

Melinda Gates speaks on smoothing the shift to digital age

Oct. 19, 2018 12:49 AM EDT

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Instead of destroying jobs and leaving legions of people without work, the digital revolution can open doors to unseen opportunities and industries, but only if everyone has access to the internet and the ability to use it, Melinda Gates said in a recent interview with The...

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$20M gift boosts Michigan, Israeli research collaborations

Oct. 21, 2018 11:05 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has received $20 million from a foundation to boost its collaboration with two Israeli research institutes. The Ann Arbor school says the gift from The D. Dan and Betty Kahn Foundation will build on advancements in health, science and education made by...

University of Minnesota Law School opens wellness room

Oct. 21, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a University of Minnesota graduate who struggled with addiction has helped fund a wellness room in the Law School where students can de-stress without the distractions of technology or homework. Brennan Gaeth graduated from the university's law program in 2017, Minnesota...

Charles Wang, former New York Islanders owner, dies at 74

Oct. 21, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) — A technology company founder who formerly owned the New York Islanders hockey team has died. Charles Wang was 74. His attorney John McEntee says in an emailed statement that Wang died Sunday in Oyster Bay, New York. A cause of death was not disclosed. McEntee says Wang had attended...

Cybersecurity pioneer Wysopal on startup lessons

Oct. 21, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

Chris Wysopal was in his early 30s when he and his cohorts from the Boston hacker collective pals L0pht formed the early cybersecurity firm @stake. In 2006, after Symantec bought the company, Wysopal co-founded Veracode. Last year, CA Technologies acquired his 700-employee company. The Associated Press recently...

Cybersecurity 'Paul Revere' touts adversarial model

Oct. 21, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Chris Wysopal and his Boston hacker collective pals from the L0pht sounded the alarm on the sad state of software vulnerability in a now-legendary 1998 appearance before Congress. Then-Sen. Joe Lieberman hailed the group as "modern-day Paul Reveres." Wysopal remains active in...

Michigan man gets job through tech incubator

Oct. 21, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — From the time he joined 20Fathoms, Paul Van Dyke was going through a job interview. He just didn't know it. Van Dyke turned an individual membership at the Traverse City tech incubator into a position as a software developer at HealthBridge. The Grand Rapids-based start-up...

Michigan, tribal partners digitally preserving petroglyphs

Oct. 20, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

CASS CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's state archaeologist says more than 100 ancient rock etchings at Sanilac Petroglyphs State Park are being digitally preserved through a partnership with tribal groups. MLive.com reports that the Michigan Department of Transportation is using special technologies to scan...

Violence, confusion surround Afghan parliamentary elections

Oct. 20, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's first parliamentary elections in eight years suffered from violence and chaos Saturday, with a multitude of attacks killing at least 36 people, key election workers failing to show up and many polling stations staying open hours later than scheduled to handle long...

Is there interference in the 2018 US midterm elections?

Oct. 20, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Justice Department unsealed criminal charges detailing a yearslong effort by a Russian troll farm to "sow division and discord in the U.S. political system," it was the first federal case alleging continued foreign interference in U.S. elections. Earlier Friday, American...

The Latest: Suicide blast kills 3 at Afghan polling station

Oct. 20, 2018 1:27 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on parliamentary elections in Afghanistan (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Police say a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a polling station in a school in the northern Kabul neighborhood of Khair Khana, the first major attack in Saturday's parliamentary elections....