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  • House, Senate intel committees receive briefing from Google

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:20:05 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media.

  • US agency withdraws rule aimed at protecting animal farmers

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:51:18 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to kill a rule designed to protect the rights of farmers who raise chickens, cows and hogs for the United States' largest meat processors has infuriated farmer advocates, including a Republican senator from Iowa who said he has "violent opposition" to the move.

  • As congressional investigations wear on, some eye a finish

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:42:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections wear on in the Capitol, some lawmakers are starting to wonder when — and how — the probes will end.

  • Israeli army arrests 2 Palestinians, shuts 8 media companies

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:43:12 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military has arrested two Palestinians and closed eight media production companies in the West Bank for six months on suspicion of incitement to violence.

  • Utility scrutinized as California wildfire victims sue

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:22:12 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Northern California homeowners allege in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. failed to adequately protect its power lines before the region's deadly wildfires, a theory that state investigators are considering as they try to determine the cause.

  • Appeals court tosses hedge fund owner's claims against FBI

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:52:32 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A hedge fund owner's bid to hold the government responsible for an FBI raid that he says ruined his business was lost Tuesday when a federal appeals court rejected his lawsuit.

  • The Latest: Appeals court tosses award in talcum powder case

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:11:39 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri appeals court ruling that vacated a $72 million award in an Alabama's woman's lawsuit that claimed talcum powder and other Johnson & Johnson products contributed to her cancer. (all times local):

  • Ex-Tulsa mayor: $4M payout for lost ring not enough

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:47:51 GMT

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The former mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is suing an insurance company and broker because she says the $4 million she received for a lost blue diamond ring isn't enough.

  • Ex-Pennsylvania firm's CFO gets probation in Humvee fraud

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:11:37 GMT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man who helped a defense contractor in a $6 million scheme to overcharge the Department of Defense for Humvee window kits has been sentenced to three years' probation.

  • Ex-Tulsa mayor says $4M payout for lost ring is inadequate

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:30:41 GMT

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The former mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is suing an insurance company and broker because she says the $4 million she received for a lost blue diamond ring isn't enough.

  • Ex-Guatemalan president says he's innocent in graft case

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:13:17 GMT

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Former Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina told a judge Monday that he is innocent of the corruption charges against him.

  • Firm behind Trump-Russia dossier balks at House subpoena

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:00:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A political research firm behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia is balking at subpoenas from the House intelligence committee, with a lawyer for the firm questioning the legitimacy of the panel's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

  • Court agrees to take on US-Microsoft dispute over emails

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:11:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take on a major dispute over the government's authority to force American technology companies to hand over emails and other digital information sought in criminal probes but stored outside the U.S.

  • Police raid homes of founder of Croatia's biggest company

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:51:16 GMT

    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police on Monday raided the homes of the founder of the country's biggest private company and his former aides amid an ongoing investigation over the retail giant's financial collapse.

  • Justices to hear government's email dispute with Microsoft

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:17:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is intervening in a digital-age privacy dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails stored abroad.

  • 4 women sue Detroit Free Press in pay discrimination lawsuit

    Sat, 14 Oct 2017 19:01:54 GMT

    DETROIT (AP) — Four female photo journalists have filed a pay discrimination lawsuit in federal court against the Detroit Free Press.

  • Publishing company dismissed from Duggar siblings' lawsuits

    Sat, 14 Oct 2017 15:32:11 GMT

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A publishing company has been dismissed from separate lawsuits by reality TV actors Josh Duggar and four of his sisters over decade-old information about a sexual abuse investigation involving the siblings.

  • Twitter turns over 'handles' of 201 Russia-linked accounts

    Sat, 14 Oct 2017 01:03:40 GMT

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Twitter has handed over to Senate investigators the profile names, or "handles," of 201 accounts linked to Russian attempts at influencing the 2016 presidential election. The company has stepped up its efforts to cooperate with investigators after it was criticized for not taking congressional probes seriously enough.

  • Belgian scientists claim Delaware wrongly seized, sold stock

    Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:03:11 GMT

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials asked a judge Friday to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of two Belgian scientists who claim the state improperly used its abandoned property laws to seize their shares in a pharmaceutical firm, cheating them out of $12 million when it was acquired by drug giant Merck & Co. in 2014.

  • World Cup bribery case opened against PSG president, Valcke

    Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:30:30 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — The Qatari president of one of Europe's most glamorous soccer clubs, Paris Saint-Germain, is under investigation by Swiss prosecutors for suspected bribery of a top FIFA executive to get World Cup broadcasting rights.

  • Ethics panel extends review of New York GOP congressman

    Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:04:24 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Thursday it was extending its review of Republican Rep. Chris Collins of New York, whose stock market trades prompted an advocacy group to request an investigation for possible violation of insider trading or conflict of interest