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Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jan. 05, 2023 07:16 AM EST

Frankort State Journal. December 30, 2022. Editorial: Ky. joins coalition to crack down on text message scams We all get them — annoying unwanted text messages from fraudulent numbers. Hoping to remedy the issue, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced...

US lawmakers skeptical grocery merger will mean lower prices

Nov. 29, 2022 18:57 PM EST

U.S. senators from both parties expressed skepticism Tuesday that a proposed merger between grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons would result in lower prices for consumers. “Fewer local options mean less competition to keep prices low,” said Sen. Alex Padilla, a California...

States settle with Google, iHeartMedia over misleading ads

Nov. 28, 2022 18:53 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission and a handful of states announced settlements Monday with Google and iHeartMedia related to misleading radio advertisements about a Google cellphone. The settlements stem from complaints alleging Google paid to have radio...

Appeals court strikes down federal horseracing rules act

Nov. 18, 2022 16:47 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Congress unconstitutionally gave too much power to a nonprofit authority it created in 2020 to develop and enforce horseracing rules, a federal appeals court in New Orleans ruled Friday. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the Horseracing Integrity and...

Commanders settle with Md. over season-ticket holders' money

Nov. 18, 2022 15:02 PM EST

The Washington Commanders have agreed to return security deposits to former season ticket holders and pay a $250,000 penalty in a settlement with the state of Maryland. The team has 30 days to return fans’ deposits as part of the arrangement announced Friday by Maryland Attorney...

Senators to FTC: Probe Twitter security, take needed action

Nov. 17, 2022 18:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reacting to the tumult and mass layoffs at Twitter under its new owner Elon Musk, a group of Democratic senators on Thursday asked federal regulators to investigate any possible violations by the platform of consumer-protection laws or of its data-security commitments. ...

Musk warns Twitter's survival is at stake as staff quits

Nov. 10, 2022 20:24 PM EST

Elon Musk warned Twitter employees Thursday to brace for “difficult times ahead” that might end with the collapse of the social media platform if they can't find new ways of making money. Workers who survived last week's mass layoffs are facing harsher work conditions and growing...

DC attorney general to make announcement about Commanders

Nov. 09, 2022 20:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney general for the District of Columbia said he is holding a news conference about the Washington Commanders on Thursday, the latest off-field development for the NFL franchise that is the subject of multiple ongoing investigations. The office of D.C....