Latest Edward Markey News

After Roe, Dems seek probe of tech's use of personal data

Jun. 24, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Supreme Court ending the constitutional protections for abortion, four Democratic lawmakers are asking federal regulators to investigate Apple and Google for allegedly deceiving millions of mobile phone users by enabling the collection and sale of their personal data to...

Flight cancellations create a bad travel day across the US

Jun. 16, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

Airlines canceled more than 1,500 flights in the U.S. on Thursday, one of the worst days yet for travel as the peak summer vacation season heats up. At LaGuardia Airport in New York, more than one-third of all flights were scrubbed, and more than one-fourth of flights were dropped at...

US report: Nearly 400 crashes of automated tech vehicles

Jun. 15, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Automakers reported nearly 400 crashes over a 10-month period involving vehicles with partially automated driver-assist systems, including 273 with Teslas, according to statistics released Wednesday by U.S. safety regulators. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

Search narrows, pressure mounts in Amazon disappearance

Jun. 09, 2022 22:14 PM EDT

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil (AP) — Two men who were with a British journalist and an Indigenous official a day before they went missing in the Amazon said Thursday that they had unsuccessfully tried to get authorities to intervene after three fishermen threatened the group by brandishing guns. ...

Federal lawmakers seek review of New England asylum cases

May. 31, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Congressional leaders in New England are calling for a federal investigation into the low rate of approvals by the region's asylum office. U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, and seven other Democratic lawmakers from Massachusetts and Maine issued a...

Company agrees to further tests of nuke plant's wastewater

May. 11, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The company dismantling a former nuclear power plant along Cape Cod Bay won't release radioactive water into the bay unless tests confirm local marine life won't be harmed, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey's office said Wednesday. The Massachusetts Democrat held a hearing...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 22, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

Boston Globe. April 19, 2022. Editorial: Another tax day, and high time for a tax break The Massachusetts House budget leaves taxpayers waiting for relief. Tuesday is the moment of truth for Massachusetts tax procrastinators — you know who you are. ...

Mask rule for planes and trains still up in the air

Apr. 12, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The federal requirement to wear face masks on airplanes and public transportation is scheduled to expire next week, and airline executives and Republican lawmakers are urging the Biden administration to let the mandate die. The fate of the rule — and consideration...

Seafood biz braces for losses of jobs, fish due to sanctions

Mar. 31, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The worldwide seafood industry is steeling itself for price hikes, supply disruptions and potential job losses as new rounds of economic sanctions on Russia make key species such as cod and crab harder to come by. The latest round of U.S. attempts to punish...