China: US 'oppressing Chinese companies' in new Huawei move

BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday demanded Washington stop “oppressing Chinese companies” after U.S. regulators declared telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE to be national security threats. ...

FCC designates Huawei, ZTE as national security threats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally designated Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE as threats to national security on Tuesday (June 3...

FCC to vote in July to make '988' the suicide hotline number

Federal regulators will vote in July on whether to make “988” the number to reach a suicide prevention hotline. The Federal Communications Commission says phone service providers wil...

Feds seek $225M fine for pair who made a billion robocalls

The U.S. communications regulator on Tuesday proposed a $225 million fine, its largest ever, against two health insurance telemarketers for spamming people with 1 billion robocalls using fake phone nu...

Trump threatens Twitter over fact checks: What's next?

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Twitter has taken the unprecedented step of adding fact-check warnings to two of President Donald Trump’s tweets that falsely called mail-in ballots “substantially fraudulent” a...

Federal prison system to begin moving nearly 7K inmates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons will begin moving about 6,800 inmates who have been waiting in local detention centers across the U.S. to federal prisons to avoid jail overcrowding in ...

CCP reporter who told Trump he was from Taiwan faces stiff fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese national who works for a Chinese state-run agency is facing a stiff fine after he posed as a reporter from a Taiwanese media outlet when asking U.S. President ...

Justice Dept watchdog reviewing prisons for virus safety

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s inspector general will check Bureau of Prisons facilities to ensure they are following best practices to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus after hundred...

Google set to use US-Taiwan undersea cable

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved Google's plan to use a U.S.-Taiwan undersea telecommunications cable on Wednesday (April 9), but banned the s...

ACLU seeks release of federal prison inmates where 5 died

A class-action lawsuit filed Monday seeks the release of hundreds of high-risk inmates at a federal lockup in Louisiana where the coronavirus has claimed the lives of five prisoners and infected nearl...

Barr orders increase in home confinement as virus surges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr ordered the Bureau of Prisons on Friday to increase the use of home confinement and expedite the release of eligible high-risk inmates at three federal ...

Federal inmates to be locked in cells for 14 days amid virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons is locking all its 146,000 inmates in their cells for the next two weeks in an unparalleled effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as the focus s...

Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation

NEW YORK (AP) — In Sandwich, New Hampshire, a town of 1,200 best known as the setting for the movie “On Golden Pond," broadband is scarce. Forget streaming Netflix, much less working or studying from ...

'One country, two systems is dead': Hong Kong councilor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China's revenge on five U.S. media outlets brings tensions between the two superpowers to a boiling point, Hongkongers are appalled by Beijing's increasing intr...

Business fallout: Apple goes online, Delta slashes flights

Apple said its annual developers conference would take place entirely online this year, joining a growing list of companies that are canceling big, in-person events as the coronavirus spreads. ...