A present for the earth? How to cut holiday waste

While the holiday season is a time of giving and thoughtfulness, it can also be a time of excess and waste. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash than usual between Thanksgiving...

Georgia tests new voting system before ambitious 2020 switch

ATLANTA (AP) — A handful of local elections in Georgia are being used to test new voting machines that combine touchscreens with a printed ballot, part of the state's rush to meet a court-ordered dead...

Health care company sends woman over 500 letters in 5 days

WINDHAM, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman says she received more than 500 letters from UnitedHealthcare in five days. The letters were sent to Stephanie Lay's 19-year-old son Bryce in Wind...

Mobile payment growth highest among 26-35 age group in Taiwan

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) Consumers in Taiwan aged 26-35 saw the highest growth in the use of mobile payment systems in the first half of this year, according to the results of a survey released Monday by...

Old software makes new electoral systems ripe for hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to upd...

Passport-free travel launches at Canada airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The World Economic Forum (WEF), in cooperation with the Canadian and Dutch governments, launched a pilot project on June 26 that allows travelers to fly internationally wi...

The Latest: Amazon opens cash store as San Francisco votes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on San Francisco vote on making retailers take cash (all times local): 11 a.m. Amazon Go has opened its first cash-taking convenienc...

San Francisco to join list of those banning cashless stores

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is about to require brick-and-mortar retailers to take cash as payment. If approved by the Board of Supervisors at a meeting Tuesday, San Francisco...

Japanese banks start doing away with personal stamps to keep with digital trends

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The banking industries of Japan are adapting to an era of digitization with the phase-out of the seal, a personal stamp required for opening a bank account or other transa...

As 2020 nears, pressure grows to replace voting machines

ATLANTA (AP) — Time and money are running short for states to replace aging or inadequate voting machines before the 2020 presidential primaries, according to a report released Tuesday. ...

Edmunds highlights top car tech trends from CES

Every year at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, we get a glimpse of what vehicles may be — and what they could do. The event has also become an annual progress report on ...

Changes may be ahead for criticized Georgia election system

ATLANTA (AP) — Changes may be ahead for Georgia's outdated and much-criticized election system. A commission tasked with examining potential replacements is preparing to make recomme...

Digitally enhanced: Estonia plots the end of bureaucracy

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — There are still a few things that you can't do electronically in Estonia: Marry, divorce or transfer property — and that's only because the government has decided it was import...

Pennsylvania commits to new voting machines, election audit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration is settling a vote-counting lawsuit stemming from the 2016 presidential election, in part by affirming a commitment it made previously to push Pen...

India launches healthcare plan to cover 500 million people

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday formally launched a healthcare insurance scheme that is expected to cover some 500 million of the poorest people in the country. The healthcare scheme ai...