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National Democratic group defends Oregon’s congressional map

Oct. 18, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's new congressional districts are receiving national attention as a Democratic group pushes back against Republican claims that the state's political boundaries are gerrymandered. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that in a filing on...

Georgia can't yet track elevators overdue for inspection

Oct. 17, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia government regulators have no idea how many of the state’s 34,000 elevators, escalators and moving sidewalks are overdue for annual inspections because a jury-rigged database cannot create lists of them, a newspaper reports. An elevator that...

Former job is key in case against US journalist in Myanmar

Oct. 15, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — An American journalist detained almost five months in military-ruled Myanmar is being prosecuted for an offense allegedly carried out by a news service for which he had stopped working more than half-a-year previously, his lawyer said Friday. Danny...

Judge blocks Baltimore from banning Catholic group's rally

Oct. 13, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

Baltimore city officials can’t ban a conservative Roman Catholic media outlet from holding a prayer rally at a city-owned pavilion during a U.S. bishops’ meeting next month, a federal judge has ruled, saying the First Amendment right to free speech is “at the heart of this case." ...

No. 2 House Republican refuses to say election wasn’t stolen

Oct. 10, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House's second-ranking Republican, Rep. Steve Scalise, repeatedly refused to say on Sunday that the 2020 election wasn’t stolen, standing by Donald Trump’s lie that Democrat Joe Biden won the White House because of mass voter fraud. More than...

Australia wants Facebook held liable for anonymous comments

Oct. 07, 2021 04:51 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister on Thursday described social media as a “coward’s palace” and warned that digital platforms including Facebook should be held liable for defamatory comments posted anonymously. Anonymous commentators who use...

At Earl Monroe high school, students major in basketball biz

Oct. 06, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told a group of high school students Wednesday that for every player in the league, there are 100 jobs connected to pro basketball. Those students are learning skills that may someday help them get one. ...

Facebook whistleblower testifies: Five highlights

Oct. 05, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

A former Facebook employee told members of Congress Tuesday that the company knows that its platform spreads misinformation and content that harms children but refuses to make changes that could hurt its profits. Speaking before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on...

Myanmar official defends 4-month detention of US reporter

Sep. 30, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military-installed government on Thursday defended its detention of an American journalist it has now held for four months, without offering any details of the crimes it alleges. Military spokesman Maj. Gen. Zaw Min Tun did not elaborate in...

Liz Cheney: `I was wrong' in opposing gay marriage in past

Sep. 26, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Liz Cheney says she was wrong to oppose gay marriage in the past, a stand that once split her family. Cheney, R-Wyo., a fierce critic of fellow Republican Donald Trump, also tells CBS News' “60 Minutes” that she views her reelection campaign...