- Washoe County sheriff's app takes illegal dumping reports Updated: Apr-30-16 6:49 pm
RENO, Nevada - A Washoe County Sheriff's Office cellphone app now allows citizens to report illegal dumping.
- Sitka Assembly approves ban on texting while driving Updated: Apr-29-16 10:03 am
SITKA, Alaska - Sitka officials have approved an ordinance that prohibits drivers from using their cellphones while driving.
- Murder evidence tossed due to cellphone-surveillance device Updated: Apr-26-16 10:07 am
BALTIMORE - A judge has tossed key evidence in the 2014 killing of a woman in Baltimore after ruling that police illegally obtained it using a clandestine cellphone-surveillance device.
- Lawsuit: UW adviser hid link to crash from victim's daughter Updated: Apr-22-16 11:16 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The daughter of a jogger killed in a drunken crash is suing a University of Wisconsin-Madison adviser who counseled her, alleging that he never told her he had texted with the driver who hit her mother before the crash and used their relationship to learn about the case.
- Lawmakers fail to conclude Tennessee legislative session Updated: Apr-20-16 9:34 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A lengthy debate over a proposed veto override, partisan squabbling and a disagreement over a tax cut have delayed the planned conclusion of the legislative session.
- The Latest: LAX police say Arabic-speaking man broke no law Updated: Apr-18-16 6:49 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Latest on a University of California, Berkeley, student removed from an airliner after a passenger observed him speaking in Arabic on his phone: (all times local):
- Greeley to consider distract driving laws Updated: Apr-18-16 1:31 pm
GREELEY, Colorado - A Colorado city is considering laws that would punish distracted driving, including texting while driving.
- Oro Valley weighs ban on texting while driving Updated: Apr-18-16 5:52 am
ORO VALLEY, Arizona - The town of Oro Valley is considering banning texting while driving.
- State could add digital billboards to outdoor ad rules Updated: Apr-17-16 3:37 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - Transportation officials will decide whether to add digital billboard restrictions to outdoor advertising rules.
- AP Explains: Privacy wars pit tech firms vs. the feds Updated: Apr-15-16 1:28 pm
NEW YORK - Companies like Apple and Microsoft are pushing back against government surveillance in the courts, arguing that federal authorities have gone too far in obtaining chats, emails and other private information from phones and online services.
- Microsoft suit is latest tech clash with US over privacy Updated: Apr-15-16 1:45 am
SAN FRANCISCO - As we live more of our lives online, the companies we trust with our digital secrets are increasingly clashing with authorities who want access to the messages, pictures, financial records and other data we accumulate in electronic form.
- Vendor sues Nebraska school over software contract Updated: Apr-14-16 8:47 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A vendor that was contracted to provide online purchasing software has filed a federal lawsuit against the Nebraska Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council.
- Texting while driving tickets may increase in Harrison Co. Updated: Apr-13-16 6:46 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - Tickets for texting while driving may start to rise in Harrison County.
- Senators agree to boost fines on texting while driving Updated: Apr-13-16 4:38 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's state senators want to toughen penalties for disobeying state laws that ban texting or posting to social media sites while driving and that restrict cell phone use for young drivers.
- Mississippi attorney general unsure if he'll sue Google Updated: Apr-11-16 6:13 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's attorney general says he doesn't yet know whether he'll go to court to force Google to comply with a subpoena or sue the Internet giant for violating state law.
- Man who made botched cliff proposal says she said yes Updated: Apr-11-16 5:38 pm
MORRO BAY, California - A man who had to be rescued after scaling California's famed Morro Rock to propose to his girlfriend through cellphone video says he might not have made it to the top, but the proposal was a success.
- Appeals court rules Mississippi can resume Google inquiry Updated: Apr-09-16 9:53 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - An appeals court has ruled that Mississippi's attorney general can resume an investigation of Google.
- Massachusetts police launch distracted driving crackdown Updated: Apr-09-16 2:35 pm
BOSTON - State and local police across Massachusetts have launched a crackdown on texting behind the wheel and other forms of distracted driving.
- Senate bill draft would prohibit unbreakable encryption Updated: Apr-08-16 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON - A draft version of a Senate bill would effectively prohibit unbreakable encryption and require companies to help the government access data on a computer or mobile device with a warrant.
- Tickets for texting while driving continue to increase in NY Updated: Apr-08-16 12:32 pm
ALBANY, New York - The number of drivers issued a ticket for talking on a hand-held cellphone is dropping in New York state - though more people than ever are being caught texting while behind the wheel.
- Spain: Journalist fined for Twitter photos of police arrest Updated: Apr-08-16 8:43 am
MADRID - A Basque magazine said Friday one of its photographers has been fined under Spain's so-called "gag law" for posting photographs of police making an arrest.
- Minnesota considers ban on phone cases that look like guns Updated: Apr-07-16 3:19 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers want to ban cellphone cases that look like handguns due to concerns that they could be mistaken for a real firearm.
- Minnesota law agencies to crack down on distracted drivers Updated: Apr-06-16 4:50 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota law agencies have a message for motorists - put down that phone and drive.
- The Latest: Haley: Feds must let prisons nix cell signals Updated: Apr-06-16 2:48 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Latest on South Carolina's efforts to get rid of illegal cellphones in prisons (all times local):
- China blasts reports on hidden wealth of leaders' families Updated: Apr-05-16 11:30 am
BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday denounced as "groundless" reports based on documents leaked from a Panama-based law firm that name relatives of current and retired Chinese politicians, including President Xi Jinping, as owning offshore companies.