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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, attendees wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walk past a booth from Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. The Swedish telecom regulator said Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020 is banning Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE from building new high-speed wireless networks after a senior security official called China one of the country’s biggest threats. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Sweden bans Huawei, ZTE from 5G, calls China biggest threat

Oct. 20, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

Sweden is banning Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE from building new high-speed wireless networks after a top security official called China one of the country's biggest threats. The Swedish telecom regulator said Tuesday that four wireless carriers bidding for frequencies in an upcoming spectrum auction...

Satellite dishes inside Kevlar domes at the Kester Satellite Ground Station in Kester, Belgium, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. This week, the site at Kester, which has been in use for decades but was totally overhauled in 2014, is set to fall under a new orbit, when NATO announces that it is creating a space center to help manage satellite communications and key parts of its military operations around the world. (AP Photo/Lorne Cook)

NATO to set up new space center amid China, Russia concerns

Oct. 20, 2020 6:24 AM EDT

KESTER, Belgium (AP) — To a few of the locals, the top-secret, fenced-off installation on the hill is known as “the radar station.” Some folks claim to have seen mysterious Russians in the area. Over the years, rumors have swirled that it might be a base for U.S. nuclear warheads. It’s...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo, visitors wearing mask to protect from the coronavirus walk past a 5G sign at the China Beijing International High Tech Expo in Beijing, China. A much-hyped network upgrade called “5G” means different things to different people. To industry proponents, it’s the next huge innovation in wireless internet. To the U.S. government, it’s the backbone technology of a future that America will wrestle with China to control.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

AP Explains: The promise of 5G wireless - speed, hype, risk

Oct. 13, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

A much-hyped network upgrade called “5G” means different things to different people. To industry proponents, it’s the next huge innovation in wireless internet. To the U.S. government, it’s the backbone technology of a future that America will wrestle with China to control. To many...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, logos of Huawei are displayed at its retail shop window with the reflection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing. A committee of lawmakers on Thursday Oct. 8, 2020, is urging the British government to consider banning Chinese technology giant Huawei from the country's next-generation mobile phone networks two years earlier than planned. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

UK lawmakers warn Huawei 5G may need to be banned earlier

Oct. 8, 2020 11:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A committee of British lawmakers is urging the government to consider banning Chinese technology giant Huawei from next-generation mobile phone networks two years earlier than planned. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government in July blocked Huawei from having any role in building the...

Montana man dies in canoeing accident on Madison River

Sep. 30, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man has died in a canoeing accident on the Madison River near Three Forks, the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Scot E. Smith II of Belgrade died Tuesday and another man suffered minor injuries, officials said. Two fishermen found the injured man on a gravel...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 30, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Sept. 28 The Times and Democrat on violence against women: For a society that professes to celebrate women, disturbing realities remain. A national survey in 2019 concluded that one in 16 U.S. women say their first sexual experience was forced or coerced...

Officials request federal audit of internet provided by AT&T

Sep. 29, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state of Mississippi on Tuesday questioned whether AT&T has adequately followed through on a federally funded initiative to make internet service available to residents as officials asked the U.S. government to perform an audit into the matter. In a letter to the Federal...

The corporate logo of  Japanese telecoms giant Nippon Telegraph & Telephone, or NTT, is seen in front of the building which houses its headquarters, in Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Shares of NTT fell Tuesday on news it is preparing for a takeover of its mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan's NTT to spend $38B to buy out, take DoCoMo private

Sep. 29, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

MITO, Japan (AP) — Japanese telecoms giant Nippon Telegraph & Telephone, or NTT, announced Tuesday it will spend 4.3 trillion yen ($38 billion) to buy out and take private its mobile unit NTT DoCoMo in one of the largest ever deals of its kind. NTT and NTT DoCoMo executives released details of the...

Hiker dies after falling from waterfall in White Mountains

Sep. 27, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

LIVERMORE, N.H. (AP) — A hiker was killed Saturday after falling from a waterfall in the White Mountains, according to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. The man had been hiking with two friends but went ahead to follow a trail to the top of Arethusa Falls, the department said. When his friends...

FILE - In this  Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 file photo, Kelly Mack works on her laptop to teach remotely from her early 1940s vintage camper/trailer in her backyard at home in Evanston, Ill. Across the U.S., the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school to prevent spread of the coronavirus. But the more we rely on technology, the bigger the consequences when gadgets or internet service let us down. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Q&A: How to handle technology issues with online school

Sep. 26, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Across the U.S., the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school to prevent spread of the coronavirus. But the more we rely on technology, the bigger the consequences when gadgets or internet service let us down. Technology being technology, all sorts of things can go wrong. Your...