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Governor to sign bill to accelerate 5G wireless technology

Jul. 14, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's governor is holding a ceremonial bill signing for legislation to accelerate the deployment of high-speed, 5G wireless technology in the state. Democrat Ned Lamont will be joined by lawmakers and telecommunications executives for the signing Monday in Stamford. The bill...

S. Korea, Japan fail to resolve growing trade dispute

Jul. 12, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and Japan on Friday failed to immediately resolve their dispute over Japanese export restrictions that could hurt South Korean technology companies, as Seoul called for an investigation by the United Nations or another international body. Tokyo last week tightened the...

Missoula County workers say officials eavesdropped on them

Jul. 12, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Missoula County employees say county officials illegally recorded their private conversations with digital audio and video recording devices installed in public works vehicles last year. County Chief Operating Officer Chris Lounsbury tells the Missoulian that county officials agreed...

Montana woman testifies in neo-Nazi internet troll lawsuit

Jul. 11, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana real estate agent said Thursday she still feels the emotional and financial effects nearly three years after the publisher of a neo-Nazi website told his followers to unleash a "troll storm" on her family. Tanya Gersh testified in U.S. District Court in Missoula Thursday as...

New bill would cover tech to help wheelchair-bound stand

Jul. 10, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two legislators are preparing to introduce a bill that would ensure Medicaid covers technology designed to help people in wheelchairs stand up. The measure from Republican Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt and Democratic Rep. Jimmy Anderson would classify power seat elevators and power standing...

Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon's 'war cloud'

Jul. 9, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be slipping away. Formally called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure plan, or JEDI, the military's computing...

Utility blocks Iowa solar firm from Wisconsin energy market

Jul. 7, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As solar energy has become more popular and cost-effective, this once fringe renewable source is now at the center of an energy turf war in Wisconsin. At issue is a project in which an Iowa-based renewables company wants to partner with the city of Milwaukee to power seven municipal...

Arkansas printing businesses receives inventive $4M presses

Jul. 7, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — For the past few years, Kyle Lamb has been thinking outside the brown box — looking for a practical technology to let his packaging business print high-quality color images directly onto retail boxes. Now Lamb, president of Lamb & Associates Packaging Inc. of Maumelle,...

Louisiana council member arrested on traffic charges

Jul. 4, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police in Shreveport have arrested a City Council member on charges of drunken driving and texting while driving. KTBS-TV reports that jail records show 41-year-old LeVette Fuller was arrested near her home about 2:30 a.m. Thursday. She was released on her own recognizance. The TV...

France moves to make companies block hate speech online

Jul. 4, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French lawmakers have approved a measure that is intended to force search engines and social networks to take hate speech off the internet. The measure adopted Thursday by the lower house of the French parliament would require social networks to remove hate speech within 24 hours of a...