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No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity

May. 18, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

KAIBETO, Ariz. (AP) — Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa. Her husband, Jimmie Long, Jr., fishes for the wick to light a kerosene lamp as the couple and their 13-year-old son prepare to...

Economic sanctions on Huawei could backfire on US firms

May. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

The Trump administration's decision to restrict all U.S. technology sales to Chinese telecommunications powerhouse Huawei for national security reasons doesn't just up the ante in the China trade war. It's also bound to hurt U.S. suppliers and accelerate Beijing's drive toward greater technological independence....

US, European officials bring charges in global malware case

May. 16, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten people, including five Russian fugitives, have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide and sought to steal $100 million from victims, U.S. and European authorities announced Thursday. The malware enabled...

Schools turn to apps, other tech to guard against shootings

May. 16, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Schools trying to protect kids from mass shootings are turning to gunshot detection systems, cellphone apps and artificial intelligence — a high-tech approach designed to reduce the number of victims. Technology that speeds up law enforcement's response and quickly alerts teachers...

Pinterest reports smaller 1Q loss but results drag stock

May. 16, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pinterest, fresh off its initial public offering, posted a loss for the first three months of the year that was larger than analysts were expecting, though revenue was slightly stronger. Its revenue forecast, though, was slightly below expectations and its shares slumped in after-hours...

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Graduation speaker pledges to pay class of 2019 student debt

May. 19, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A billionaire technology investor and philanthropist says he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College - an estimated $40 million. Robert F. Smith, this year's commencement speaker, made the announcement Sunday morning while...

Insider Q&A: Velodyne advocates for safer self-driving cars

May. 19, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Self-driving Tesla electric vehicles could be on the road sometime next year under CEO Elon Musk's vision to bring financial success to his upstart company. But critics have called that vision faulty, saying Musk can't deploy autonomous vehicles safely without Lidar sensors that send out...

APNewsBreak: Schumer calls for probe of Chinese rail tech

May. 19, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the federal government to step in and investigate whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said in a statement to The...

Vietnam cargo plane converted into interactive classroom

May. 19, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Students interested in science and technology will soon be able to attend class in an old military plane in northern Utah. A Vietnam era cargo plane has been converted into a classroom for science, technology, engineering and math students and attached to a museum at the Hill Air Force...

Experts: Cheaper methods possible to treat Hanford waste

May. 19, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Two methods could be developed to treat some of Hanford's radioactive tank waste that would cost significantly less than vitrifying it, or turning it into a stable glass form at the Hanford vitrification plant, according to a draft report by a panel of experts. The Washington state...

Fresh art appears on Hastings College's campus every month

May. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A team of students at Hastings College and Sarah Swist, an assistant professor of visual arts, are trying to add a little variety to the daily routine of the college community and visitors by hanging pieces of art across the campus. The Scintilla Art Project is a monthly rotating...

No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity

May. 18, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

KAIBETO, Ariz. (AP) — Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa. Her husband, Jimmie Long, Jr., fishes for the wick to light a kerosene lamp as the couple and their 13-year-old son prepare to...

Baltimore to get property sales moving amid cyber attack

May. 18, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials say they have a plan to get the city's real estate market moving again in the midst of a crippling ransomware attack. A manual workaround for property sales during the recovery will begin Monday. The ransomware shut down many computer systems and has made it impossible...

A look inside one of Amazon's warehouses in Virginia

May. 18, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

CHESTER, Va. (AP) — The giant Amazon warehouse in Chesterfield County is constantly bustling with activity. At about 1.2 million square feet — roughly the size of 28 football fields — the fulfillment center stores, packages and ships what Amazon officials would only describe as "tens of...

German far-right rules digital campaign for Europe election

May. 18, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The best polls put the far-right Alternative for Germany at less than 15 percent of the vote one week before European elections . But with their relentless Facebook messages, tweets and other social media posts, they're dominating the other parties online. Like other right-wing parties in...