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Senate panel to hear from internet execs on privacy policies

Sep. 26, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hoping Congress can come up with a new set of national rules governing how companies can use consumers' data that finds a balance between "privacy and prosperity." But it will be tricky to reconcile the concerns of privacy advocates who want people to have more...

AP: Despite shootings, states return to familiar patterns

Sep. 26, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws. A Republican, Kasich appointed panel members who supported the Second Amendment and came from across the political spectrum. Their work accelerated...

AP: Despite shootings, states return to familiar patterns

Sep. 26, 2018 2:54 AM EDT

Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws. A Republican, Kasich wanted to be sure the panel's members clearly supported the Second Amendment. Yet it also was to be bipartisan, with members from...

Bill overhauling songwriter royalties heads to Trump's desk

Sep. 25, 2018 8:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to substantially overhaul the way music is licensed and songwriters compensated for songs online is being sent to the president's desk for his signature. Congress cleared the bill Tuesday, giving final passage to a rare bipartisan accord between Republican and Democratic...

2-year window for clergy abuse lawsuits sent to state Senate

Sep. 25, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state House overwhelmingly passed a proposal Tuesday to give victims of child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania an opportunity to file lawsuits over claims that would otherwise be too outdated to pursue, but a key Senate leader said the current draft had "glaring problems" that...

Wyoming, Idaho weigh options after grizzly hunt ruling

Sep. 25, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — State officials frustrated by a judge's decision to prohibit grizzly bear hunting in the Yellowstone region and put the animals back on the threatened species list will likely appeal but that's not their only option to contest the decision. They could lean on Congress to exempt the...

EU lawmakers cancel Turkey funds over democracy shortfalls

Sep. 25, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers say they are canceling 70 million euros ($82.4 million) in funding meant to help Turkey join the EU due to what they see as Ankara's failure to improve rule of law and human rights. The European Parliament's Budget Committee said Tuesday that the money would now go...

Europe tech firms urge tougher rules to offset US dominance

Sep. 25, 2018 8:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Music streaming sites Spotify and Deezer are among European tech industry players calling on the EU to get tougher on unfair business practices by U.S. giants like Apple, Google and Amazon. In a joint letter, the group urged European Union ministers to go beyond current proposals aimed at...

China demands US cancel arms sale to Taiwan

Sep. 25, 2018 6:48 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. cancel a $330 million sale of military equipment to Taiwan, warning of "severe damage" to bilateral relations and mutual cooperation if Washington fails to comply. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters at a regular briefing that the sale...

The Latest: Utility: No negative impacts at flooded ash dump

Sep. 24, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Duke Energy says results from samples collected downstream of a flooded North Carolina coal ash dump show no negative impacts to the Cape Fear River. The data Duke released Monday came from a sample...