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New York comptroller urges changes at Facebook

Jun. 26, 2019 4:11 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg demanding big changes in corporate governance. DiNapoli, writing in his capacity as trustee of the state retirement fund, said he will vote against the nominees for Facebook's board of directors at...

Hutchinson Zoo gets fundraising support after flooding

Jun. 25, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — When a nonprofit group asked for donations to help the Hutchinson Zoo recover from flood damage, it hoped to raise $10,000 in a month or two. Supporters passed the goal in five days. A Facebook fundraiser organized by Friends of the Hutchinson Zoo started June 18 and passed the...

APNewsBreak: Oregon governor says GOP must return to state

Jun. 24, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Monday she won't negotiate with Republicans who walked out to thwart landmark climate legislation, at least not until they return to the Capitol. All eleven Republican senators didn't show up to work for a fifth day Monday, denying Democrats the number of...

Pregnant woman stabbed in the abdomen

Jun. 24, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

PARSONSFIELD, Maine (AP) — Officials say a 26-year-old pregnant woman in Maine has been stabbed in the abdomen in an altercation sparked by social media. York County Sheriff Bill King tells the Portland Press Herald that 18-year-old Danielle Emery pulled out a knife and stabbed the unidentified victim, who...

Charges filed in killing of St. Louis-area police officer

Jun. 24, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man with a violent criminal history in North Carolina was charged Monday in the shooting death of a Missouri police officer, the immediate aftermath of which was livestreamed on Facebook. Officer Michael Langsdorf of the North County Police Cooperative was killed Sunday afternoon in the...

Dutch telephone outage takes out nation's emergency number

Jun. 24, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A major telephone outage took down the Dutch emergency number for more than three hours Monday, forcing police and other first responders to scramble to set up alternatives. KPN tweeted at around 7:40 p.m. (1740 GMT) that the outage had been repaired, the 112 alarm number was...

What's your data worth to Big Tech? Bill would compel answer

Jun. 24, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress bears down on big tech companies, two senators want to force giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon to tell users what data they're collecting from them and how much it's worth. The legislation floated Monday by Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., goes to the...

'Vanlife' enthusiasts find community amid life on the road

Jun. 24, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Sam Johnson was down. She was having a rough day in the Utah canyonlands, driving her van — it doubles as her home — on the tail end of a weekslong stretch in which she hadn't seen anyone. Her cat, Zamboni, was ill. "He had a digestive disease, and he got sick often," she...

Senior Facebook executive says it would favor regulation

Jun. 24, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A senior Facebook executive says the social media site is in favor of regulation to address some of the dark problems of the internet. Nick Clegg, the former leader of the U.K. Liberal Democrat party who now heads global affairs for Facebook, says it is not "for private companies" to decide...

Air Canada reviewing how crew left passenger on parked plane

Jun. 23, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

Air Canada said Sunday it's looking into how crew members could have disembarked from a plane without noticing a sleeping passenger who was left behind. The airline was responding to an incident involving a woman who described waking up "all alone" on a "cold dark" aircraft after a flight to Toronto earlier this...