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Moulton signs fellow 2020 hopeful Gillibrand's cyber pledge

Jun. 14, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) says fellow challenger Seth Moulton has agreed to sign her cyber pledge not to use stolen or hacked material for political gain. The New York senator offered the pledge to never "seek, accept or weaponize...

Target's tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

Jun. 15, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Target suffered a technological glitch that stalled checkout lines at its stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and eating into sales at a prime time for retailers. The outage periodically prevented Target's cashiers from scanning merchandise or processing transactions....

'Deepfakes' called new election threat, with no easy fix

Jun. 13, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Deepfake" videos pose a clear and growing threat to America's national security, lawmakers and experts say. The question is what to do about it, and that's not easily answered. A House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday served up a public warning about the deceptive powers of...

Twitter deletes accounts linked to foreign governments

Jun. 13, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter says it has deleted nearly 4,800 suspect accounts linked to Iran that the company says secretly pushed that government's agenda. Twitter is adding those accounts and their tweets to a public database it launched last year to track its battle against government-linked...

New network for first responders raises concern among media

Jun. 13, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The police chief of Alaska's largest city hurried out of the department's glass building after the ground began to shake. Phone lines jammed and even police radios were spotty after a major earthquake, but his cellphone was recently equipped with a national wireless network...

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Target's tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

Jun. 15, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Target suffered a technological glitch that stalled checkout lines at its stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and eating into sales at a prime time for retailers. The outage periodically prevented Target's cashiers from scanning merchandise or processing transactions....

Texas housing program aims to rebuild faster after disaster

Jun. 14, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — For Houston resident Scenacia Jones, the experience of getting her new home through an innovative way of building post-disaster housing was like an experiment. Jones and her two children had been living in a shelter for single parents when Hurricane Harvey's devasting flooding hit the...

Top dog: Shares of online pet store Chewy soar in debut

Jun. 14, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was raining cats and dogs on Wall Street. Chewy, the online seller of pet food and squeaky toys, made a strong showing in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange Friday, with investors banking on the growing pet industry. Its shares soared 59% Friday under the symbol "CHWY," putting the...

Stocks post small losses; investors look ahead to Fed

Jun. 14, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended a choppy week of trading with modest losses Friday as investors look forward to getting more clues about the direction of interest rates. Technology shares drove the declines, and energy stocks also fell a day after leading the market. Some late-day gains in banks and insurers...

Grounding of Boeing plane hovers over big air show in Paris

Jun. 14, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

Uncertainty over a Boeing jet and apprehension about the global economy hover over the aircraft industry as it prepares for next week's Paris Air Show. That show and its alternating-years companion, the Farnborough International Airshow near London, are usually upbeat celebrations of the latest and greatest in...

Women strike in Switzerland for fairer pay, more equality

Jun. 14, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Thousands of women across Switzerland walked off the job, burned bras and blocked traffic Friday in a day of demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality and an end to sexual harassment and violence. It was the first such protests in the Alpine nation in 28 years. Discontent over sexism...

Markets Right Now: Stocks fall on fresh concerns about trade

Jun. 14, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are finishing lower Friday amid more concerns about the business impact of the U.S.-China trade dispute. Technology shares dropped after chipmaker Broadcom reduced its 2019 revenue forecast by $2 billion,...

North Carolina wants to know who owns voting-machine makers

Jun. 14, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina won't clear voting-machine makers to sell their systems to county elections boards until it learns more about who owns them, the state's elections board chairman said Friday. The decision comes amid worries of foreign election interference that have grown since special...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 14, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Video shows Joe Biden making a "shocking admission." Biden's speech...

Broadcom shares fall as chipmaker warns on trade war impact

Jun. 14, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipmakers suffered broad declines Friday after Broadcom warned that its business is being hurt by the U.S. trade dispute with China, including the Trump administration's efforts to curb sales to the Chinese telecom giant Huawei. After the market closed on Thursday, Broadcom reduced its...