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The Latest: Facebook denies that it's a monopoly

Jul. 16, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearings on the reach of big tech (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Rep. Joe Neguse, a Democrat from Colorado, sought to pin down Facebook on the subject of "monopoly" during a hearing on the power of Big Tech. Facebook argues it is not a monopoly because it has...

Analysis: 'Go back' captures core of Trump political agenda

Jul. 16, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Go back where you came from. President Donald Trump's tweet on Sunday did more than take a shot at four Democratic lawmakers of color. In just a few words, Trump summed up the backbone of his agenda — one aimed at reducing the number of immigrants in the U.S. through fear and...

Judge restricts social media use of Trump friend Roger Stone

Jul. 16, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — No more Instagram for Roger Stone. Facebook and Twitter are out, too. A federal judge barred Stone from posting on social media Tuesday after concluding that the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump repeatedly flouted her gag order. Stone, who is charged with lying in the Russia...

Trump calls on GOP to oppose House condemnation of tweets

Jul. 16, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called on fellow Republicans Tuesday to stick with him, "not show weakness" and oppose a House resolution condemning his tweets that urged four Democratic congresswomen of color to return to their countries. His comments, he insisted, "were NOT Racist." Senate...

The Latest: Debate delayed over condemnation of Trump tweets

Jul. 16, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's racist tweets about four Democratic lawmakers of color (all times local): 4:45 p.m. An objection by House Republicans to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's remarks criticizing President Donald Trump's tweets against Democratic congresswomen of color has delayed...

Facebook's currency plan gets hostile reception in Congress

Jul. 16, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network's ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that protects the privacy of users' data. "We know we need to take the time to get this...

Top French minister resigns over alleged lavish lifestyle

Jul. 16, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The No. 2 official in the French government resigned Tuesday following media reports that he has been living a lavish lifestyle at taxpayer expense, including hosting lobster and Champagne soirees and ordering up exorbitant renovations of his ministerial apartment. With the French yellow vest...

The Latest: Judge bars Roger Stone from social media

Jul. 16, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump confidant Roger Stone (all times local): 1:05 p.m. A federal judge has restricted Roger Stone's use of social media after finding that the longtime friend of President Donald Trump violated her gag order. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson told Stone on Tuesday...

After teen is slain, photos of her corpse circulate online

Jul. 15, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl with a small social media following in upstate New York was killed by a man she'd met recently on Instagram, who then posted photos of her corpse online, police said Monday. The gory pictures were redistributed widely, including by online posters who made light of or...

Trump digs in on racist tweets: 'Many people agree with me'

Jul. 15, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call on Monday for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. "right now," cementing his position as the most willing U.S. leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped...