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Hiker rescued after crawling 8 hours for cell service

Feb. 23, 2020 12:47 PM EST

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — An injured hiker in Washington state was airlifted to safety over the weekend after crawling through the forest for eight hours to get cell phone service, a TV station reported Sunday, The hiker was rescued near Olympic National Park around 4 a.m. on Saturday after he fractured...

Top Bangladesh cellphone company pays $117M in legal tussle

Feb. 23, 2020 10:29 AM EST

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s leading cellphone operator paid $117 million to the country’s telecommunication regulator on Sunday amid a protracted legal tussle with the government that could result in the loss of its license to operate in one of the world’s fastest-growing...

Woman accused of calling 911 after parents cut off cellphone

Feb. 21, 2020 12:19 PM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman was arrested for calling 911 when her parents cut off her cellphone service, authorities said. Seloni Khetarpal was arrested Feb. 13 by Massillon police and charged with disrupting police services, a fourth-degree felony, The Canton Repository reported. Jail records show...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, attendees walk past a display for 5G services from Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. The Trump administration is stepping up pressure on European allies to ban Chinese tech firm Huawei from supplying next-generation mobile networks, with more officials visiting this week to press the case. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Europe resists mounting US pressure on Huawei 5G technology

Feb. 18, 2020 2:21 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Trump administration is stepping up pressure on European allies to ban Chinese tech firm Huawei from supplying next-generation mobile networks, with more officials visiting this week to press the case. The diplomatic push seems to be failing, however, after Britain decided to allow Huawei...

New York attorney general drops T-Mobile-Sprint challenge

Feb. 16, 2020 4:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general said Sunday the state will not appeal a judge's decision approving the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. Attorney General Letitia James and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led a coalition of 14 attorneys general who sued to stop T-Mobile's purchase of...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 1999, file photo, drivers in the first 125-mile Daytona 500 qualifying race start the race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach became the unofficial

NASCAR signs Verizon to upgrade wireless, wifi at 12 tracks

Feb. 13, 2020 11:12 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR announced a deal with Verizon on Thursday intended to give fans at its 12 racetracks better access for their phones and solve a long-simmering headache over dead zones at the sprawling venues. The deal will improve connectivity at the 12 tracks owned by NASCAR — a...

Workers at the Mobile World Congress sit outside the venue in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China. The annual Mobile World Congress will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Spain disputes tech show was canceled for health motives

Feb. 13, 2020 10:53 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair insisted Thursday that they canceled the annual Mobile World Congress due to health and safety concerns over the virus outbreak in China. But the Spanish government disagreed, hinting that there was another motive for...

In this Feb. 25, 2019 photo, attendees walk to enter at the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain. Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China. The annual Mobile World Congress show will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27, 2020. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Virus worries force cancellation of major tech show in Spain

Feb. 12, 2020 3:56 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China. The annual Mobile World Congress will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27. “Global concern regarding the coronavirus...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a worker cleans the floor of a temporary hospital with 1,100 beds converted from the Wuhan Sports Center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Without enough facilities to handle the number of cases of viral infection, Wuhan has been building prefabricated hospitals and converting a gym and other large spaces to house patients and try to isolate them from others. (Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua via AP)

Fall in new cases raises hope in virus outbreak in China

Feb. 12, 2020 3:07 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The number of new cases of the coronavirus in China dropped for a second straight day, health officials said Wednesday in a possible glimmer of hope amid the outbreak that has infected over 45,000 people worldwide and killed more than 1,100. Dr. Mike Ryan, the head of emergencies for the...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019, file photo Sprint Corporation Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure, left, speaks with T-Mobile US CEO and President John Legere during the House Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal judge has removed a major obstacle to T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint, as he rejected claims by a group of states that the deal would mean less competition and higher phone bills. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

AP Explains: What T-Mobile takeover of Sprint means for you

Feb. 11, 2020 4:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint could mean higher or lower phone bills, depending on whom you ask. A federal judge in New York ultimately took T-Mobile's track record of aggressive competition into account in ruling Tuesday that the deal would be good for consumers. In...