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APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

Jul. 18, 2018 3:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts...

Many state lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct run again

Jul. 18, 2018 3:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Allegations of sexual misconduct against Kentucky lawmakers have become so common that the statehouse has seemed more like a frat house: Seven have faced accusations, including four who settled secretly with a female legislative aide. Voters' response? Mostly, keep them in office. Of the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Putin step back from summit remarks

Jul. 18, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hall of Mirrors where Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shared a palatial lunch in Finland seemed to have a reality-bending effect long after their summit ended. On Tuesday, Trump abruptly flipped on whether he believed Russia interfered in the election, saying he meant to...

Greene joins Democratic debate for Florida governor

Jul. 18, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The latest debate among Florida's Democratic candidates for governor will have a newcomer: billionaire developer Jeff Greene. Greene is joining the other four candidates Wednesday night at Florida Gulf Coast University in his first debate since his late entry into the race. The Palm...

Cuomo outraises Nixon, but questions about donors linger

Jul. 17, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easily outpacing Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon in campaign contributions but can't shake questions about some donors. Cuomo raised more than $6 million in the first half of 2018 and now has $31 million in his re-election account, according to...

New IRS policy allows some tax-exempt groups to veil donors

Jul. 17, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is lifting requirements that some tax-exempt groups disclose the identities of their donors to federal tax authorities. The change benefits groups that spend millions of dollars on political ads, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an organization tied to the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Putin and their Hall of Mirrors

Jul. 17, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hall of Mirrors where Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shared a palatial lunch in Finland seemed to have a reality-bending effect long after their summit ended. On Tuesday, Trump abruptly flipped on whether he believed Russia interfered in the election, saying he meant to...

Unions pour millions into Missouri to fight right-to-work

Jul. 17, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Unions from around the country are pouring money into Missouri ahead of a statewide vote that could ban mandatory union fees at workplaces, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that dealt a blow to public sector unions. The group fighting a ballot measure that...

UK's May faces down revolt over Brexit trade bill

Jul. 17, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced down more rebellion Tuesday over her plans for the country's exit from the European Union, as lawmakers narrowly rejected a measure that could have kept Britain in a customs union with the 28-nation bloc. This time, it was pro-EU lawmakers from both...

Santorum backs Rep. Black in Tennessee governor race

Jul. 17, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has become the latest high-profile name involved in the Tennessee GOP governor's race by endorsing U.S. Rep. Diane Black. Black's campaign announced the support of the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Santorum...