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Judge mulls whether Trump friend Roger Stone broke gag order

Jul. 16, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge heard arguments Tuesday about whether Roger Stone, a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, violated a gag order in a case that grew out of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Prosecutors have argued that Stone's social media posts violate an order banning him from...

The Latest: Facebook addresses criminal activity with Libra

Jul. 16, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearings on the reach of big tech (all times local): 11:25 a.m. A Facebook executive says digital transactions such as those with the company's upcoming Libra currency will be better than cash in guarding against criminal activities. Facebook's David Marcus was...

Facing censure, Trump insists 'not a racist bone in my body'

Jul. 16, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of widespread censure, President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that his tweets suggesting four Democratic congresswomen of color return to their countries "were NOT Racist," and he appealed to fellow Republicans to "not show weakness" and to resist a House resolution...

The Latest: Trump defends tweets about 4 Dem women of color

Jul. 16, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's racist tweets about four Democratic lawmakers of color (all times local): 10:25 a.m. President Donald Trump says his tweets telling four female Democratic lawmakers of color to "go back" to the broken countries from which they came were "NOT Racist."...

Facebook's new currency plan is under scrutiny in Congress

Jul. 16, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook's ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it's shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve. Congress begins two days of hearings...

Pakistani journalists hold protests to denounce censorship

Jul. 16, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani journalists held nationwide protests Tuesday to denounce rampant censorship by the country's powerful security services, massive layoffs due to budget cuts and months-long delays in payments of their wages. The rallies, dubbed Day of Protests, were spearheaded by the...

Smart, Georgia highlight Day 2 of SEC media days

Jul. 16, 2019 4:02 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs are once again aiming to unseat Alabama in the Southeastern Conference. The Bulldogs appear at SEC media days Tuesday and are seeking a third straight SEC East title. Starting quarterback Jake Fromm is a big reason for the optimism. Fromm is joining...

O'Rourke raises just $3.6M, a big drop from last quarter

Jul. 16, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke raised just $3.6 million in the second quarter, a dramatic drop that places him among a growing group of Democratic presidential hopefuls who are struggling to raise the cash needed for a credible White House run. The former Texas congressman entered the race with a glowing...

1 dead, 15 hurt in California home gas explosion

Jul. 15, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — A natural gas explosion destroyed a Southern California home, killed a gas company worker and injured more than a dozen other people Monday, authorities said. The explosion shortly after noon sent up a wall of fire and smoke and rocked nearby homes before the gas was shut off and...

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...