- Clinton email use broke federal rules: inspector's report Updated: May-25-16 8:59 pm
WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff "the matter was not to be discussed further."
- US probes e-commerce giant Alibaba's accounting practices Updated: May-25-16 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba wowed investors when it went public in the U.S. in September 2014, and its profits have bucked Wall Street expectations amid the Chinese economy's slowdown. Yet its unorthodox business structure has raised eyebrows, it's been suspended from an anti-counterfeiting group, and now U.S. regulators are investigating its accounting practices.
- The Latest: Congressional Dems play down Clinton report Updated: May-25-16 3:09 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the State Department audit that faulted Hillary Clinton's email practices and cybersecurity (all times local):
- 6 road-trip apps to make the miles fly by Updated: May-25-16 12:36 pm
TEXARKANA, Arkansas - Hitting the road this summer? Forget Yelp and those hotel booking apps - they're useful, but boring. Instead, pack along these apps to liven things up along the way. You might even learn something.
- Software engineer accused of stealing Rockwell trade secrets Updated: May-25-16 8:51 am
MILWAUKEE - A software engineer is charged in federal court in Milwaukee with stealing trade secrets from his former employer, Rockwell Automation.
- Late Cornell professor's Nobel Prize medal to be auctioned Updated: May-25-16 7:26 am
ITHACA, New York - An 18-karat gold Nobel Prize medal awarded to former Cornell University physicist Kenneth Wilson in 1982 is being sold at auction by his estate.
- Virginia seeking info about residents' Internet service Updated: May-25-16 4:37 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia officials want residents to help them pinpoint what areas in the state lack access to broadband Internet service.
- IBM denies fault in voter guide delay for special election Updated: May-24-16 5:31 pm
PHOENIX - A tech company that provided software services for Arizona's voter registration system says the state's top elections official is wrong to blame it for delays in sending publicity pamphlets to hundreds of thousands of voters before the special election last week.
- Microsoft opens wallet to extend Internet in remote areas Updated: May-24-16 1:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft has joined other tech giants working to deliver the Internet in remote parts of the world, although it's taking a smaller-scale approach than some of its rivals.
- Sioux Falls man accused of crashing vehicle, causing outages Updated: May-24-16 2:49 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A Sioux Falls man is accused of crashing a vehicle into a utility pole, causing outages of power, Internet and cable.
- Romania: health chiefs, Hewlett Packard probed Updated: May-23-16 3:36 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romanian prosecutors say nine health chiefs and tech giant Hewlett Packard are being probed on suspicion of wrongdoing in a health services contract that cost the state 16.8 million euros ($18.8 million).
- Clinton email probe in late stage, FBI may question her Updated: May-23-16 12:14 pm
WASHINGTON - FBI agents probing whether Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server imperiled government secrets appear close to completing their work, a process experts say will probably culminate in a sit-down with the former secretary of state.
- EU police: religious extremism still top security threat Updated: May-23-16 11:48 am
BRUSSELS - A top European Union police official says that despite extensive government action, violent religious-driven extremism remains the "top threat to the security" of the 28-nation bloc and its half billion citizens.
- Correction: Campaign 2016-Foreign Hacking story Updated: May-23-16 11:30 am
WASHINGTON - In a story May 18 about possible foreign hacking into presidential campaigns, The Associated Press used the wrong configuration for the name of the chief executive officer of PKWARE. His name is V. Miller Newton, not V. Newton Miller.
- UW to host White House workshop on artificial intelligence Updated: May-22-16 10:01 am
SEATTLE - The University of Washington will be hosting the first of four White House Office of Science and Technology Policy workshops on artificial intelligence.
- Ex-aide to Gov. Martinez added back to lawsuit over emails Updated: May-21-16 3:53 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A former campaign aide to Gov. Susana Martinez has been reinstated as a defendant in a civil lawsuit over email released from the governor's hijacked email account.
- Memo: El Paso candidate sent nude photos using work email Updated: May-21-16 1:55 pm
EL PASO, Texas - A woman running for the job of El Paso's county tax assessor-collector was once punished and reprimanded for sending pornographic emails from her county work account, documents obtained by a newspaper show.
- Oculus responds to Sen. Al Franken's VR privacy questions Updated: May-19-16 3:24 pm
LOS ANGELES - The virtual reality company Oculus relies heavily on Facebook for security and shares information about its users with VR creators.
- Dartmouth contest shows computers aren't such good poets Updated: May-19-16 3:15 pm
HANOVER, New Hampshire - Computers are pretty good at stocking shelves and operating cars, but are not so great at writing poetry.
- Software provider Blackbaud adding 300 jobs in Charleston Updated: May-19-16 7:31 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - A company that provides computer software and other services for nonprofits and charities is expanding its headquarters in Charleston and plans to add 300 jobs during the next five years.
- Rutgers scientists aiding in Zika research project Updated: May-19-16 6:46 am
NEWARK, New Jersey - Scientists at Rutgers are playing a role in the search for a cure for the Zika virus, and they're seeking the public's help.
- Google echoes Amazon's Echo, opens new virtual-reality door Updated: May-18-16 8:02 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - Google wants to play an even bigger role in managing people's daily lives, while also nudging them into an alternate reality, as the Internet company responds to competitive threats posed by Facebook, Amazon and Apple.
- Pondering the store's future in an age of web buying Updated: May-18-16 6:55 pm
LAS VEGAS - What's the future of the physical store?
- The Latest: Google seen ahead in some areas, no so in others Updated: May-18-16 4:58 pm
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- China's Midea makes $5.2B offer for German robot maker Kuka Updated: May-18-16 8:45 am
HONG KONG - Chinese appliance maker Midea made a $5.2 billion takeover offer Wednesday for German industrial robot maker Kuka, a move that it says would help it capture a larger share of the "future service robots market."