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No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity

May. 18, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

KAIBETO, Ariz. (AP) — Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa. Her husband, Jimmie Long, Jr., fishes for the wick to light a kerosene lamp as the couple and their 13-year-old son prepare to...

Economic sanctions on Huawei could backfire on US firms

May. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

The Trump administration's decision to restrict all U.S. technology sales to Chinese telecommunications powerhouse Huawei for national security reasons doesn't just up the ante in the China trade war. It's also bound to hurt U.S. suppliers and accelerate Beijing's drive toward greater technological independence....

US, European officials bring charges in global malware case

May. 16, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten people, including five Russian fugitives, have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide and sought to steal $100 million from victims, U.S. and European authorities announced Thursday. The malware enabled...

Schools turn to apps, other tech to guard against shootings

May. 16, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Schools trying to protect kids from mass shootings are turning to gunshot detection systems, cellphone apps and artificial intelligence — a high-tech approach designed to reduce the number of victims. Technology that speeds up law enforcement's response and quickly alerts teachers...

Pinterest reports smaller 1Q loss but results drag stock

May. 16, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pinterest, fresh off its initial public offering, posted a loss for the first three months of the year that was larger than analysts were expecting, though revenue was slightly stronger. Its revenue forecast, though, was slightly below expectations and its shares slumped in after-hours...

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Fresh art appears on Hastings College's campus every month

May. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A team of students at Hastings College and Sarah Swist, an assistant professor of visual arts, are trying to add a little variety to the daily routine of the college community and visitors by hanging pieces of art across the campus. The Scintilla Art Project is a monthly rotating...

No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity

May. 18, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

KAIBETO, Ariz. (AP) — Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa. Her husband, Jimmie Long, Jr., fishes for the wick to light a kerosene lamp as the couple and their 13-year-old son prepare to...

Baltimore to get property sales moving amid cyber attack

May. 18, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials say they have a plan to get the city's real estate market moving again in the midst of a crippling ransomware attack. A manual workaround for property sales during the recovery will begin Monday. The ransomware shut down many computer systems and has made it impossible...

A look inside one of Amazon's warehouses in Virginia

May. 18, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

CHESTER, Va. (AP) — The giant Amazon warehouse in Chesterfield County is constantly bustling with activity. At about 1.2 million square feet — roughly the size of 28 football fields — the fulfillment center stores, packages and ships what Amazon officials would only describe as "tens of...

German far-right rules digital campaign for Europe election

May. 18, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The best polls put the far-right Alternative for Germany at less than 15 percent of the vote one week before European elections . But with their relentless Facebook messages, tweets and other social media posts, they're dominating the other parties online. Like other right-wing parties in...

Wisconsin Historical Society shares vision for $120M museum

May. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Imagine speaking in real time to divers exploring a shipwreck off Door County, watching an American Indian elder describe how to harvest wild rice, climbing inside a vintage Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, then eating dishes from around the state in a classic Wisconsin supper club. Or...

Longtime Arkansas teacher awarded computer science honor

May. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A longtime math teacher who switched to computer science three years ago recently won Arkansas' inaugural Computer Science Educator of the Year Award. Gov. Asa Hutchinson gave the recognition to Lake Hamilton High School teacher Karma Turner at a ceremony in the governor's...

Havasupai secures license to retain, expand internet access

May. 17, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona tribe whose land is among the most remote in the country plans to expand internet access now that it has a permanent license from the U.S. government. The Havasupai Tribe had temporary authority for more than a year to use broadband spectrum that was unassigned over the...

Trump lifts tariffs on Mexico, Canada, delays auto tariffs

May. 17, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bogged down in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to ease tensions with America's allies — lifting import taxes on Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminum and delaying auto tariffs that would have hurt Japan and Europe. By...

Wobbly week for US stocks; 2nd weekly drop for S&P 500

May. 17, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Friday as investor jitters over the heated trade war between the world's two biggest economies overshadowed encouraging developments in conflicts between the U.S. and other key trading partners. The sell-off gained strength in the last hour of trading, handing the benchmark...