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Tech-savvy Estonians vote online in European elections

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 2:19am

Estonia was crippled by cyberattacks on government networks during a dispute with Russia in 2007. Today the tiny tech-savvy nation is so certain of its cyber defenses that it is the only country in the world to allow internet voting for the entire electorate, in every election, and thousands have already done so ahead of elections to the European Parliament.

China's pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

Joe McDonald and Sam McDeil, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 2:14am

Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets.

The Latest: New Ukrainian president disbands parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 2:14am

The Latest on Ukrainian politics (all times local):

Asian shares mixed; election results buoy India, Australia

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:02am

Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday, with India and Australia leading gains for the region following elections that looked set to keep incumbents in office.

Google says services on Huawei phone still will function

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 12:27am

Google is assuring users of Huawei smartphones the American company's basic services will work on them following U.S. government restrictions on doing business with the Chinese tech giant.

New Mexico mayor's plan would charge for emergency costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 11:21pm

A New Mexico mayor has proposed billing drivers involved in car accidents resulting in hazardous material cleanup or victim extractions.

APNewsBreak: Nearly all states use drones for range of work

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 10:58pm

In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures.

Trump's EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 10:08pm

Susan Holmes' home, corner store and roadside beef jerky stand are right off Oklahoma Highway 31, putting them in the path of trucks hauling ash and waste from a power plant that burns the high-sulfur coal mined near this small town.

Asian shares mixed; election results buoy India, Australia

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 9:59pm

Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday, with India and Australia leading gains for the region following elections that looked set to keep incumbents in office.

Report: More companies in China handing over technology

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 8:59pm

The number of foreign companies that feel compelled to hand over technology in exchange for Chinese market access — an issue that sparked President Donald Trump's tariff fight with Beijing — has doubled since two years ago despite official promises to end such pressure, a business group reported Monday.

China's technology tactics irk its trading partners

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 8:43pm

For four decades, Beijing has cajoled or pressured foreign companies to hand over technology. And its trading partners say if that didn't work, China stole what it wanted.

State: Utah unemployment rate dropped to 2.9 percent in April

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 7:32pm

Utah's unemployment rate has dropped, with state officials saying April's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 2.9 percent was down from 3 percent in March.

China's ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 6:53pm

The halt on China's imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables.

Japan economy expands 2%, 2nd straight quarter of growth

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 6:53pm

Japan's economy grew at an annual pace of 2.1% in the first quarter, marking the second straight quarter of expansion, according to government data released Monday.

China's ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 6:47pm

The halt on China's imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables.

Graduation speaker pledges to pay class of 2019 student debt

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 5:01pm

A billionaire technology investor and philanthropist says he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College - an estimated $40 million.

'John Wick 3' dethrones 'Avengers: Endgame' with $57 million

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 2:27pm

The box office has a new king and his name is John Wick. The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot at the North American box office and ended the three-week reign of "Avengers: Endgame."

UAE energy minister hints at support for oil production cuts

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 1:40pm

The United Arab Emirates' energy minister said Sunday he does not think oil producing nations should relax the production cuts currently in place.

US to roll out economic part of Mideast peace plan

Deb Riechmann and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 1:34pm

The Trump administration will unveil the first phase of its long-awaited blueprint for Mideast peace next month at a conference in the region designed to highlight economic benefits that could be reaped if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, the White House said Sunday.