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This undated photo provided by Toyota shows the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid, a compact SUV with an EPA-estimated 40 mpg in mixed driving. (Toyota Motor Sales USA via AP)

Hybrids lose edge but Edmunds picks 5 still worth buying

Jan. 29, 2020 6:00 AM EST

Buying a hybrid in 2020 doesn't have the same cutting-edge feel that it used to back in the early 2000s. Today, all the hype surrounds the latest electric cars. But do a little research and you'll find that hybrid vehicles are better than ever and provide impressive fuel economy with little to no compromise. As...

Mobile network phone masts are visible in front of St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.The Chinese tech firm Huawei has been designated a

In snub to US, Britain will allow Huawei in 5G networks

Jan. 29, 2020 1:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain decided Tuesday to let Chinese tech giant Huawei have a limited role supplying new high-speed network equipment to wireless carriers, ignoring the U.S. government's warnings that it would sever intelligence sharing if the company was not banned. Britain's decision is the first by a...

Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Shares are mostly higher in Asia after a rebound on Wall Street that reversed most losses from a sell-off the day before. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares mostly higher after rebound on Wall Street

Jan. 28, 2020 11:47 PM EST

Shares advanced in most Asian markets on Wednesday after a rebound on Wall Street that reversed most losses from a sell-off the day before. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 2.4%, to 27,289.55 after reopening from Lunar New Year holidays, while other Chinese markets remained closed. The U.S. rally overnight snapped...

An iPad Pro and a Macbook Pro are displayed an Apple store Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in suburban Boston. Apple reports financial earns on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Apple holiday season tops projections as iPhone bounces back

Jan. 28, 2020 6:49 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is still reaping huge profits from the iPhone while mining more moneymaking opportunities from the growing popularity of its smartwatch, digital services and wireless earbuds. That combination produced a banner holiday season for a company whose fortunes appeared to be sliding...

NFL dealing with social media hackers during Super Bowl week

Jan. 28, 2020 5:40 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The NFL has been dealing with hackers, not someone trying to peak into the league's records or team playbooks. The hackers apparently attacked social media accounts for the league and the AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. The NFL said Tuesday that its...

Firm says Wawa customers' hacked credit card info being sold

Jan. 28, 2020 5:30 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Convenience store giant Wawa Inc. said Tuesday it is responding to reports that hacked information from its customers' credit cards may be being sold on the dark web. The company said in a news release that customers who may be affected can obtain free credit monitoring and identity...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, the statue of John Harvard sits in Harvard Yard at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Federal prosecutors on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, charged Harvard University professor Charles Leiber, chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology, with lying to officials about his involvement with a Chinese government-run recruitment program through which he received tens of thousands of dollars. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Harvard professor charged with hiding China ties, payments

Jan. 28, 2020 4:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University professor was charged Tuesday with lying about his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program and concealing payments he received from the Chinese government for research. Charles Lieber, chair of the department of chemistry and chemical biology, is accused of hiding his...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jan. 28, 2020 12:40 PM EST

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Plague Inc. Ndemic, Creations 2. TouchRetouch, ADVA Soft GmbH 3. Minecraft, Mojang 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 6. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 7. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. NBA 2K20, 2K 10. HotSchedules,...

Germany rejigs reconnaissance system plan, drops US drones

Jan. 28, 2020 12:33 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany said Tuesday it is abandoning plans to install a new airborne reconnaissance system on U.S.-made drones and will instead install it on manned aircraft. The defense ministry said it concluded that the existing plan wouldn't allow it to get the system up and running by 2025, as called...

NFL free agent Antonio Brown appears at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., via video link  Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Brown was granted bail on Friday after spending the night in a Florida jail. The wide receiver will have to pay a bond of $110,000, surrender his passport, wear a monitor, get mental health evaluation and pass random drug tests. He also can't have guns. Brown is accused of attacking the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Judge frees NFL star Antonio Brown from house arrest

Jan. 28, 2020 11:14 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge freed NFL free agent Antonio Brown from house arrest Tuesday, allowing him to travel freely as he awaits trial on charges that he attacked the driver of a moving truck. Circuit Judge Michael Usan agreed to let Brown travel freely within the United States so he...