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Black voters say they won't forget Trump's racist tweets

Jul. 24, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Robin D. Stephens lived through Jim Crow and thought the worst days of racism were behind her. Then President Donald Trump told four American congresswomen of color to "go back" to where they came from. "It was very hurtful to see the person who is the leader of the country that I live in...

Justice Dept. puts Big Tech under the antitrust microscope

Jul. 24, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like Europe before it, the U.S. government looks ready to try reining in its technology giants. But doing so may be more difficult than it seems. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of major technology companies and whether their online...

The Latest: New Zealand set to talk free trade with Johnson

Jul. 23, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Boris Johnson's victory in the race to become Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 2:25 a.m. New Zealand says it's ready to begin negotiating a free-trade agreement with Britain when Britain is ready. Boris Johnson is due to take office as British prime minister on...

Justice Dept. ratchets up antitrust scrutiny of Big Tech

Jul. 23, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of major technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers. It said the probe will take into account "widespread concerns" about social...

No charges in Georgia lawmaker grocery store dispute

Jul. 23, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — No charges will be filed in the dispute between a black Georgia lawmaker and a white man she accused of verbally assaulting her for having too many items in an express checkout line at a grocery store, police said Tuesday. In a widely shared Facebook video, a tearful state Rep. Erica Thomas...

NowThis videos make business of tweaking Fox News

Jul. 23, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the day's most pointed media criticism lets its subjects do the talking. The news outlet NowThis has attracted attention with videos that illustrate inconsistencies by Fox News personalities, like one posted Tuesday that contrasts the news network's treatment of Michelle Obama with...

The Latest: Agency promises 'fair-minded' probe on Big Tech

Jul. 23, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. regulation of technology companies (all times local): 6:25 p.m. The Justice Department says its new review of Big Tech's market power will delve into competition "in an objective and fair-minded manner." The agency says it wants to ensure that Americans have access to...

Country star Thomas Rhett announces 3rd daughter on the way

Jul. 23, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Thomas Rhett will have a trio of daughters as he announced on social media that his wife is pregnant with another girl. Rhett on Tuesday posted a photo of his other two daughters, Willa Gray and Ada James, posing with their hands on his wife Lauren Akins' belly. He...

Tornado hits Cape Cod as thunderstorms break the heat

Jul. 23, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A tornado that tore across Cape Cod has put an exclamation mark on a wave of storms that broke the heat in the Northeast and Midwest. The National Weather Service says the tornado struck the Massachusetts resort area just after noon Tuesday. It ripped off a hotel roof, toppled trees...

BYU guard Nick Emery announces retirement from basketball

Jul. 23, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU guard Nick Emery said Tuesday he is retiring from basketball following a college career that began with high expectations but that ended with him at the center of an NCAA investigation. Emery used social media to announce he is stepping away with a year of eligibility still...