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Cybersecurity whiz: Combined threats endanger 2020 vote

Oct. 13, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

Alex Stamos served as chief security officer at Facebook for three years before joining Stanford University, where he studies internet security, including systems related to conducting elections. He warns that there's little the federal government can do now for the 2020 elections. And he laments the arrival of...

The Latest: Donelon wins 4th term as insurance commissioner

Oct. 12, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana's election (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Jim Donelon has reached a fourth term as Louisiana's insurance commissioner after a hard-fought, intraparty battle to hang on to the job. Voters on Saturday reelected the Republican incumbent to another four-year stint...

Capitol Watch: Budget wrangling already under way in Albany

Oct. 12, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The second floor of the New York State Capitol is bustling as the governor works on his budget proposal, due in January. The legislative session may still be a season away, but lobbyists are already stalking the halls and pitching their funding priorities to Democratic Gov. Andrew...

Court: AG must rewrite 'misleading' pension ballot measure

Oct. 11, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum must redraft the misleading title and explanation that her agency wrote for a proposed ballot measure that seeks to prohibit government employers from taking on any new pension debt, the Oregon Supreme Court ordered this week. The Justice Department is...

Arkansas judge: Court to hear 19 adoption scheme cases

Oct. 11, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge ruled Friday that the court will decide individual outcomes to 19 statewide adoption cases against an Arizona elected official accused of human trafficking. Paul Petersen, a Republican county assessor in Arizona, was arrested Tuesday for running what authorities...

Visa, Mastercard shun Facebook's Libra digital currency plan

Oct. 11, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Visa and Mastercard on Friday announced their departure from Facebook's Libra project, a major setback to the social network's plan for a worldwide digital currency. Along with the two payment giants, several other large companies have said they're exiting Libra. Payment processing company...

Correction: Providence Schools story

Oct. 11, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In a story Oct. 10 about the number of work days Providence Public Schools employees missed because of Department of Children, Youth and Families investigations, The Associated Press misattributed the source of a comment from Providence Teachers Union President Maribeth Calabro....

Appeals court rules House should get Trump financial records

Oct. 11, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that President Donald Trump's financial records must be turned over to the House of Representatives. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said that lawmakers should get the documents they have subpoenaed from Mazars USA. The...

Hospitals resume accepting patients after malware attack

Oct. 11, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama hospital chain that quit accepting new patients after a malware attack crippled computer systems said it has resumed normal operations after paying a ransom demand. The DCH Health System said its hospitals in the west Alabama cities of Tuscaloosa, Northport and Fayette...

China announces timetable for opening finance industries

Oct. 11, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China announced a timetable Friday for carrying out a promise to allow full foreign ownership of some finance businesses, starting with futures traders on Jan. 1, as Beijing tries to make its slowing economy more competitive and efficient. Ownership limits will be ended for mutual fund...