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  • Wind developer seeks proposals for whale monitoring system

    BOSTON (AP) — The developer of a wind farm off Massachusetts is taking steps to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale. Vineyard Wind announced Tuesday it’s seeking proposals for an acoustic monitoring system to detect and track the critically endangered species. The company says the system will help ensure speed restrictions and other marine […]
  • Prosecutors want GPS monitor on truck driver in deadly crash

    DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors say they only learned after a judge set $400,000 bond for a truck driver accused of causing a fiery pileup that killed four people on a Colorado highway that he had tried to flee the scene of the collision. In a filing Monday, they asked a judge to require the now-released […]
  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending May 19, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi 9. Papa’s […]
  • California sues over $1B in canceled high-speed rail money

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California sued Tuesday to block the Trump administration from cancelling nearly $1 billion for the state’s high-speed rail project, escalating the state’s feud with the federal government. The Federal Railroad Administration announced last week it would not give California the money awarded by Congress nearly a decade ago, arguing that the […]
  • Mexicans buy fake cellphones to hand over in muggings

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Armed robberies have gotten so common aboard buses in Mexico City that commuters have come up with a clever if disheartening solution: Many are buying fake cellphones, to hand over to thieves instead of their real smartphones. Costing 300 to 500 pesos apiece — the equivalent of $15 to $25 — […]
  • Tech rebound powers US stocks higher, snaps 2-day S&P slump

    Technology companies helped power stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, snapping the market’s two-day losing streak. The rally followed the U.S. government’s decision to temporarily ease off proposed restrictions on technology sales to Chinese companies. The news gave a boost to technology sector stocks, which took steep losses a day earlier when the Trump […]
  • Tech is vital element in search for missing Hawaii woman

    WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Technology is becoming a vital element in the search for a woman who went missing in a rural Hawaii forest. Volunteers searching for 35-year-old Amanda Heller are employing GPS devices and computers with live feeds and real-time data from the parking lot of the Makawao Forest Reserve on Maui, The Maui […]
  • Markets Right Now: Tech rebound powers Wall Street gains

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street Tuesday as technology companies lead solid gains across the market. Chipmakers rallied after the U.S. government issued a 90-day grace period on its order to restrict U.S. firms from selling to Chinese […]
  • Global markets gain on Huawei grace period

    BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets rose Tuesday after the U.S. government issued a 90-day grace period on its order to bar U.S. firms from selling to Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei. The reprieve eases the immediate hit on U.S. suppliers and has at least temporarily quelled investors’ anxiety over the curbs on sales […]
  • The Latest: Huawei: US actions should worry other firms too

    BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on U.S. restrictions on sales to Chinese technology giant Huawei (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Chinese tech giant Huawei’s top executive in the European Union is lashing out at the Trump administration’s recently announced trade ban on the company and says other firms should be worried, too. The U.S. government […]
  • US delay to Huawei ban gives tech sector time to adjust

    The United States is delaying some restrictions on U.S. technology sales to Chinese tech powerhouse Huawei in what it calls an effort to ease the blow on Huawei smartphone owners and smaller U.S. telecoms providers that rely on its networking equipment. The Trump administration insists the sanctions are unrelated to its escalating trade war with […]
  • Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street fall on Huawei anxiety

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday after anxiety over U.S. restrictions on sales to Chinese tech giant Huawei pulled Wall Street lower. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Seoul and Sydney advanced, while Tokyo and Hong Kong declined. Anxiety over U.S.-Chinese trade tension was reignited by Washington’s decision to require export licenses for technology sales to […]
  • In gender-swap photo filters, some trans people see therapy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hit a button, and you’re “transformed” into a woman. The beard disappears. The face and jaw smooth out. The hair floats jauntily around the shoulders. “Yo this is SPOT ON my mom.” ”Pretty.” ”Are you in a sorority?” A swipe and another click. Suddenly you’re a square-jawed man — heavy of […]
  • AP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?

    Trump administration sanctions against Huawei have begun to bite even though their dimensions remain unclear. U.S. companies that supply the Chinese tech powerhouse with computer chips saw their stock prices slump Monday, and Huawei faces decimated smartphone sales with the anticipated loss of Google’s popular software and services. The U.S. move escalates trade-war tensions with […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Report: More companies in China handing over technology BEIJING (AP) — A business group says the number of foreign companies in China that feel compelled to hand over technology has doubled since two years ago. The issue is one of the complaints behind President Donald Trump’s tariff fight with Beijing. The European Union Chamber […]