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Hints of Democratic agenda as Google CEO testifies

Dec. 11, 2018 4:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai — and other tech executives who may be watching — got hints Tuesday of what issues they can expect to face as Democrats take control of the House in three weeks. While Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee grilled Pichai on what they perceive...

Russian official offers to unveil correspondence with US

Dec. 11, 2018 8:03 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A top official at Russia's cybersecurity agency has offered to publish its communications with American counterparts during the 2016 U.S. election campaign. Nikolai Murashov, a deputy head of the Russian National Coordinating Center for Computer Incidents, said Tuesday that the first U.S....

Canada-China relations turn icy over arrest of Chinese exec

Dec. 11, 2018 4:49 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — China has detained a former Canadian diplomat in Beijing in apparent retaliation for the jailing of a top Chinese executive at the request of the United States, escalating a legal and diplomatic wrangle among the three countries. Relations were shaken by Canada's arrest...

Chinese court bans some iPhones over Qualcomm dispute

Dec. 10, 2018 2:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm says it's won an order in a Chinese court banning some Apple phones in China as part of a long-running dispute over patents. Qualcomm said Monday that the Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court in China has granted preliminary injunctions ordering four Chinese...

How to plan your smart home - and weigh privacy risks

Dec. 10, 2018 10:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — You might have heard of lights that turn off with an app or voice command. Or window shades that magically rise every morning. Technology companies are pushing the "smart home" hard, selling appliances and gadgets that offer internet-connected conveniences you didn't know you needed. But...

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The Latest: Canadian judge grants bail to Chinese executive

Dec. 11, 2018 6:16 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Latest on the arrest in Canada of Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou. (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A Canadian judge has granted bail to a top Chinese executive facing possible extradition to the U.S. in a case that has led to the apparent detention of a former...

Sting uses fake Amazon boxes, GPS to catch would-be thieves

Dec. 11, 2018 5:43 PM EST

The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents. The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch the thieves with some trickery of their own. Police in Jersey City, across the Hudson River from New York, are teaming up with...

Canada-China relations turn icy over arrest of Chinese exec

Dec. 11, 2018 4:49 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — China has detained a former Canadian diplomat in Beijing in apparent retaliation for the jailing of a top Chinese executive at the request of the United States, escalating a legal and diplomatic wrangle among the three countries. Relations were shaken by Canada's arrest...

US military's Aegis system intercepts test missile in Hawaii

Dec. 11, 2018 4:35 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. military's land-based Aegis missile defense system has intercepted an intermediate range ballistic missile in a test near Hawaii. The Missile Defense Agency said Monday's test showed an interceptor missile the military is developing with Japan is ready to be manufactured. Defense...

Hints of Democratic agenda as Google CEO testifies

Dec. 11, 2018 4:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai — and other tech executives who may be watching — got hints Tuesday of what issues they can expect to face as Democrats take control of the House in three weeks. While Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee grilled Pichai on what they perceive...

Markets Right Now: Stock market ends mixed after a bumpy day

Dec. 11, 2018 4:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. The stock market ended another see-saw day broadly mixed after a big rally in the morning gave way to a brief drop in the afternoon. Stocks got off to a strong start Tuesday on encouraging news that the U.S. and China...

China and US discuss plans for trade talks

Dec. 11, 2018 3:25 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating that negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive. Vice Premier Liu He talked by phone with Treasury Secretary Steven...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Dec. 11, 2018 2:26 PM EST

App Store Official Charts for the week ending December 9, 2018: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Rebel Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 5. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 6. Donut County, Annapurna Interactive 7. Toca Hair Salon 3, Toca Boca AB 8. ...

'Pandemic' rings warning bell about gene-editing technology

Dec. 11, 2018 1:26 PM EST

"Pandemic" (Putnam), by Robin Cook When there's a scientific breakthrough, Robin Cook doesn't just stand up and cheer. He uses his fertile imagination and writes a novel about its possible perils. In his latest medical thriller, "Pandemic," Cook dramatizes the scary side of a miracle molecule called...

Christmas tree farmers' campaign: Buy real, not artificial

Dec. 11, 2018 1:16 PM EST

TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) — Rosa Villarreal's three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen. The boys, ages 2, 4 and 6, were picking out a real tree this year — a new tradition their young parents...