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False claims blur line between mass shootings, 2020 politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minutes after media outlets identified the gunman who killed seven people in West Texas, a Twitter account that appears to have been computer-generated began spreading baseless information linking the shooter to...

Commentary: Ransomware Attacks Across Texas

Texas made headlines around the world as news broke of ransomware attacks on 22 municipalities across the state. The attacks happened on the morning of August 16 and seemed to target the local governments...

Cyberattacks on Texas cities put other governments on guard

CHICAGO (AP) — Cyberattacks that recently crippled nearly two dozen Texas cities have put other local governments on guard, offering the latest evidence that hackers can halt routine operations by locking up computers and...

Ransomware attack hits more than 20 Texas local governments including in North Texas

DALLAS (AP) — More than 20 local governments in Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack of unprecedented size on Friday, but several of the cities had resumed normal operations by Tuesday, state...

Governor brings big tech to the table after El Paso attack

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called Monday for the help of big tech platforms in the wake of an El Paso mass shooting that authorities say was carried out by a gunman...

Technology companies drive a broad rally on Wall Street

Technology companies powered a rally on Wall Street Monday that gave the market its third straight gain. The surge in tech stocks followed a decision by the U.S. to give Chinese telecom giant Huawei another...

23 Texas cities were targeted in a “coordinated ransomware attack”

The majority of attacks were against small local governments, according to the state's Department of Information Resources.

East Texas inventor concentrating on wind power technology

ATHENS, Texas (AP) — Some people say a uniquely different invention of George Arthur Spencer on his property in the Cross Roads community near Athens looks like an alien antenna. The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports...

Politics aside, there’s still no known link between video games and violence

NEW YORK (AP) — Do video games trigger violent behavior? Scientific studies have found no link. But the persistent theory is back in the headlines following Saturday's mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. An online...

Texas joins states’ lawsuit to block T-Mobile-Sprint deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Texas has joined more than a dozen states that are suing to stop T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival cellphone company Sprint, arguing that the deal is bad for consumers...