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Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE

Aug. 16, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant's workforce. A group of employees called...

Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE

Aug. 15, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and social pushback from the tech giant's workforce. A group of employees called...

Pentagon auditor probing disputed cloud computing contract

Aug. 13, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's independent auditor is conducting a broad review of the handling of a cloud computing project potentially worth $10 billion, officials said Tuesday. The probe includes an investigation of potential misconduct by current or former Defense Department officials involved in the...

Turmoil calms as Puerto Rico governor turns to policy

Aug. 12, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's political turmoil seemed to be at least temporarily easing on Monday with attention shifting from protests to policy following the replacement governor's move to suspend a hurricane recovery contract. In one of her first moves as governor, Wanda Vázquez...

Former State Department official pleads guilty in bid probe

Aug. 9, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former State Department employee has pleaded guilty to disclosing confidential bid proposals in an effort to help a friend win a lucrative government contract for embassy furniture. In a news release, prosecutors say 69-year-old Patricia DeLaughter pleaded...

Puerto Rico, with 3 governors in a week, considers a 4th

Aug. 8, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A day after Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week following angry street protests, top officials from new leader Wanda Vázquez's own party talked openly Thursday about their desire to see a fourth take over the position. Senate President Thomas Rivera...

Brazilian federal police arrest businessman Eike Batista

Aug. 8, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Federal police on Thursday arrested Brazilian businessman Eike Batista, once the holder of the country's biggest fortune, on suspicion of market manipulation and money laundering. This is the second time that authorities have arrested Batista, a former oil and mining magnate who in...

Navy orders justice system review after SEAL's acquittal

Aug. 2, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy dismissed charges Thursday against an officer accused of covering up war crimes by a SEAL later acquitted of murder, and ordered a review of the service's justice system. The action by the chief of naval operations in the case of Lt. Jacob Portier is the latest blow to military...

Pentagon is reviewing the 'war cloud' contract Amazon wants

Aug. 1, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pentagon said new Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is reviewing the bid process for the military's $10 billion cloud-computing contract . President Donald Trump has criticized the process, citing complaints from other companies, as potentially biased toward Amazon. The e-commerce...

State moves ahead on updating welfare computer system

Jul. 27, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has moved ahead on a long-in-the-works plan to improve its child welfare system by selecting a winning bidder to replace its aged computer system. The state Department of Health and Human Services confirmed Friday it has conditionally awarded the contract to New York firm...