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China cracks down on tools used to get around web filters

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:50am

China is beefing up a campaign to root out services that circumvent the government's internet censorship with a 14-month-long "clean-up" of the internet industry.

For India's typewriters, the ribbon may have finally run out

Tim Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:30am

The end is coming, though admittedly it may not look that way at 10 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, when dozens of young Indians have arrived for morning classes at Anand Type, Shorthand and Keypunch College, and every battered Remington is clattering away.

Samsung says batteries caused Note 7 fires, delays new phone

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 3:10am

Samsung Electronics says flaws in the design and production of batteries used in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, not its hardware or software, made it prone to catch fire.

Star Chinese stock trader jailed for manipulating prices

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:50am

A star Chinese stock trader who was arrested after a market collapse in 2015 was sentenced Monday to 5½ years in prison on charges of manipulating prices and insider trading.

UK to actively help industry as country leaves EU

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:50am

Britain's leader is pledging to help U.K. industry grow and compete as the country prepares to leave the European Union.

Trump White House ringed by 'swamp' denizens despite pledge

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:40am

Mike Pence has returned to Washington. So has his closest political ally, Bill Smith.

Global stocks lower after Trump inauguration, dollar weakens

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:21am

Major global stock markets were mostly lower Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump promised "America first" policies, adding to concern about possible protectionism.

Judge set to sentence PG&E in criminal case tied to blast

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:20am

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it is prepared to pay the maximum fine of $3 million after a jury convicted the company of deliberately violating pipeline safety regulations before a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Trump's biggest campaign promises face 'Day 1' test

Josh Boak and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 2:10am

As a candidate, Donald Trump made a slew of "Day One" promises that any president would find daunting.

Rubio faces moment of truth on secretary of state vote

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:33am

All eyes are on Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida as a Senate committee is poised to vote on President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state.

Trump begins first week in office with outreach

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:33am

President Donald Trump is set to meet with congressional leaders from both parties to discuss his agenda, as he enters his first official week in the White House and works to begin delivering on his ambitious campaign promises.

Trump hotel adds to ethics concern with inaugural festivity

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 1:30am

Red, white and blue balloons rained down over crystal chandeliers in the soaring atrium of the Trump International Hotel at midnight in "a new inaugural tradition," its social media account promised.

Kuwait state oil company says onshore oil leak contained

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:50am

Kuwait's national oil company says it has contained an oil leak at one of its southwestern oil fields.

Samsung: Batteries only problem with fire-prone Note 7s

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 10:00pm

Samsung Electronics said Monday that tests of more than 200,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones found defects in two sets of batteries from two different manufacturers that made the devices prone to catch fire.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Hrvoje Hranjski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 8:51pm

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Ground stop lifted, United Airlines flights set to resume

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 7:31pm

United Airlines says domestic flights are on the move again after being grounded Sunday because of a computer problem.

Samsung says battery design and manufacturing process caused Galaxy Note 7 smartphone fires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 6:01pm

Samsung says battery design and manufacturing process caused Galaxy Note 7 smartphone fires .

Sierra Nevada brewery issues 36-state recall of select beers

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 6:01pm

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced a recall Sunday of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA's and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle.

Grant will drive 1,500 miles of electric vehicle charging stations

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jan 22nd - 4:51pm

An ambitious multistate project was selected for $4 million in seed money from the U.S. Department of Energy to power up 1,500 miles of highway with electric vehicle charging stations in a move to eliminate range anxiety and encourage ownership.