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Microsoft says it warned Bill Gates about flirting in 2008

Oct. 18, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft executives in 2008 warned Bill Gates to stop sending flirtatious emails to a female employee but dropped the matter after he told them he would stop, the company revealed Monday. The Wall Street Journal was first to report that Brad...

Financial planner picked to fill Democratic House vacancy

Oct. 18, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Sarah Liguori will fill a vacant seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors decided Monday. Liguori will hold the District 28 seat formerly held by Aaron Lieberman, a Democrat who resigned to focus on...

US House panel examines Arizona election review effects

Oct. 07, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic members of a U.S. House committee on Thursday questioned Arizona officials on the potential damage that a partisan review of the state's 2020 election results had on trust in American elections. Two Republican leaders of the county subjected to...

French child kidnap plot shows global sway of QAnon style

Oct. 05, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The old music box factory had been abandoned for years on the outskirts of the Swiss mountain town, with paint curling at the edges of its dingy grey and yellow walls. It was the perfect hiding place for the young French mother and her 8-year-old daughter...

Ozy CEO: 'premature' to shut down after week of scandal

Oct. 04, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of Ozy Media on Monday said it had been “premature” to shut down the company and that he wants to keep operating, despite a scandal-ridden week that exposed Ozy as an outlet without much of an audience. Carlos Watson, a former former...

More than a statue: Cooper explores the Vanderbilt legacy

Sep. 30, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Anderson Cooper was 6 years old, his father took him to see the statue of Cornelius “The Commodore” Vanderbilt near New York's Grand Central Terminal. The transportation magnate was America's richest man when he died in 1877, the 19th century equivalent of Jeff...

Buckle up: Arizona Republicans to show 2020 recount results

Sep. 23, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump supporters hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to review the 2020 vote count are preparing to deliver their findings on Friday, the climax of a bizarre quest to find evidence supporting the former president’s false claim that he lost because of fraud. ...

For one night, TV comics focus their shows on climate change

Sep. 23, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sewage treatment, sea turtles and a depressing condom ad all came up when late-night television hosts united for one night to turn their comic lenses to climate change. Eight late-night hosts devoted a portion of their programs Wednesday and early...

Arizona official resigning after secret recording released

Sep. 22, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A recording that emerged of a Republican elected Arizona official criticizing his GOP colleagues for opposing a partisan review of the 2020 election result in Maricopa County led him to announce his resignation just days before the state Senate's review is set for release. ...

Arizona Republican resigns after secret recording released

Sep. 22, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican official in Arizona resigned Tuesday from the board overseeing Maricopa County after a recording emerged of him criticizing his GOP colleagues for opposing a review of the 2020 election. During the meeting recorded surreptitiously last...