Category: Technology

AP Explains: The proposed Sprint and T-Mobile $26.5B deal

Sprint and T-Mobile are talking up their $26.5 billion combination as great for high-speed wireless investments, rural service and U.S. competitiveness. But there are reasons to doubt the deal would do much on any of those fronts – and that it could also result in higher wireless costs for consumers. The deal announced Sunday would […]

America’s air isn’t getting cleaner as fast as it used to

For decades America’s air was getting cleaner as levels of a key smog ingredient steadily dropped. A new study finds that changed about seven years ago when pollution reductions leveled off. This means when tighter air quality standards go into effect later this year, more cities may find themselves on the dirty air list. Scientists […]

The Latest: Will Sprint-T-Mobile combo hurt consumers?

The Latest on Sprint-T-Mobile deal (all times local): 11 a.m. Consumer advocacy groups are worried that T-Mobile’s bid for Sprint will likely lead to higher cellphone plans because there’s less competition. The watchdog group Common Cause says low-income consumers seeking more affordable services will be particularly hurt. But Mark Lowenstein, a mobile-industry consultant, says the […]

Sprint, T-Mobile have to sell $26.5B deal to antitrust cops

To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T. The deal announced Sunday would combine the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless companies and bulk them up to a similar size to Verizon and AT&T, […]

Port operator DP World now firmly in hyperloop business

The Dubai-based port operator DP World put its name Sunday on the hyperloop technology it has already spent millions of dollars to develop as work continues to make it operational across the grand plans of its designers. The cargo system being designed alongside possible passenger service by Virgin Hyperloop One will be called the DP […]

Trump’s jabs, feints on trade roil ag industry supporters

Deep in Montana’s ag country, ranchers’ and farmers’ support of President Donald Trump is being put to the test as the president’s bellicose threats of a trade war with China risk their livelihoods. Residents here have a deep libertarian streak and like the agriculture industry nationwide, they stood in firm support of Trump in the […]

AP Exclusive: Water delivery suspended in Nevada mine battle

It was an uncharacteristically urgent demand at a U.S. Superfund site where the cleanup of an abandoned World War II-era mine has dragged on for two decades and progress is measured, at best, in years. Atlantic Richfield, owner of the former Anaconda copper mine, was suddenly halting the free home delivery of bottled water it’s […]

APNewsBreak: Serial killer search led to wrong man in 2017

Investigators hunting down the so-called Golden State Killer used information from genetic websites last year that led to the wrong man, court records obtained Friday by The Associated Press showed. An Oregon police officer working at the request of California investigators persuaded a judge in March 2017 to order a 73-year-old man in a nursing […]

DNA search for California serial killer led to wrong man

Investigators hunting for the so-called Golden State Killer turned to searching genetic websites in 2017 but misidentified an Oregon man as a potential suspect. A year later, after using a similar technique, they are confident they’ve caught the serial rapist and killer who eluded capture for four decades. In March 2017, an Oregon City police […]

Court upholds probation revocation for Silicon Valley mogul

A California appeals court upheld a judge’s decision to revoke probation for a Silicon Valley internet mogul who made $300 million at age 25 and appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” before pleading guilty years later to domestic violence. A division of the 1st District Court of Appeal in San Francisco on Thursday rejected claims […]