Northern Star

Looking to Nevada, will Dems avoid mistakes of Iowa?

CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

February 22, 2020

Nevada Democrats are hoping to avoid a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa caucuses, as voters gather across the Silver State on Saturday to make their presidential preferences known. Iowa's process cratered this month following a rushed effort by state Democrats to deploy a mobile app for caucus ...

Democrats won’t commit to same-day release of Nevada results

MICHELLE L. PRICE and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY

February 19, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats won’t commit to releasing the unofficial results of Saturday’s Nevada caucuses on the day of the vote, as they emphasize accuracy over speed in the aftermath of the chaos surrounding the Iowa caucuses.Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told The Asso...

US House speaker Pelosi warns allies against using Huawei

February 17, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — No NATO ally should succumb to the temptation of letting Chinese tech giant Huawei into their next-generation cellular networks, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday at Allied headquarters, turning U.S. opposition to Huawei into a bipartisan effort.Pelosi said the invasion of pr...

Shift to digital census raises fear of Iowa-like breakdown

MIKE SCHNEIDER

February 15, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The stakes are high when a major civic exercise involves a large population, new technology that has not been thoroughly tested and an entire country waiting on the results.Just ask the organizers of the Iowa caucuses, which offered a cautionary tale on the technological woes t...

Spain disputes tech show was canceled for health motives

RENATA BRITO and CIARÁN GILES

February 13, 2020

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair insisted Thursday that they canceled the annual Mobile World Congress due to health and safety concerns over the virus outbreak in China. But the Spanish government disagreed, hinting that there was another motive for...

Virus worries force cancellation of major tech show in Spain

KELVIN CHAN and MAE ANDERSON

February 12, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China.The annual Mobile World Congress will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27.“Global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, trav...

Price worries remain after judge OKs T-Mobile’s Sprint deal

TALI ARBEL

February 11, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has cleared a major path for T-Mobile to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, citing T-Mobile's track record in promoting competition, even as legal scholars and consumer advocates warn about higher phone bills.Judge Victor Marrero in New York said he believed the new T-Mobi...

How the Iowa caucuses ‘broke down in every way possible’

RYAN J. FOLEY

February 11, 2020

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Days before the Iowa caucuses, Democratic Party activist Lindsey Ellickson prepared to run her Cedar Rapids precinct by downloading the new smartphone app designed to calculate and report results.But her planning ran into a problem: Her phone was ruined when she accidentally d...

Iowa disaster prompts Nevada Dems to drop caucus tech plan

MICHELLE L. PRICE

February 4, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reacting to tech troubles in Iowa, Nevada Democrats scrapped plans to use similar technology at their caucuses in less than three weeks, as early primary voting states sought to reassure the public that they could pull off smooth elections.Officials in South Carolina and New Hampshire e...

Avalanche of issues takes out Iowa plan for high-tech caucus

RYAN J. FOLEY and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY

February 4, 2020

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — What went wrong with the Iowa Democratic Party’s high-tech plan to speed up the reporting of caucus night results? Pretty much everything.A little-known startup company was picked by party leaders to develop a mobile app for reporting unofficial results, with key details such...

The Latest: Dems say delay due to coding error, results soon

February 4, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses (all times local):8:45 a.m.The Iowa Democratic Party says delays in reporting the outcome of Monday's caucuses were due to a coding issue that has been fixed. The party says it hopes to release results “as soon as possible.”In a ...

In snub to US, Britain will allow Huawei in 5G networks

KELVIN CHAN and DANICA KIRKA

January 29, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain decided Tuesday to let Chinese tech giant Huawei have a limited role supplying new high-speed network equipment to wireless carriers, ignoring the U.S. government's warnings that it would sever intelligence sharing if the company was not banned.Britain's decision is the first ...