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Amazon to buy vacuum maker iRobot for roughly $1.7B

Aug. 05, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon on Friday announced it has agreed to acquire the vacuum cleaner maker iRobot for approximately $1.7 billion, scooping up another company to add to its collection of smart home appliances amid broader concerns from anti-monopoly and privacy advocates about Amazon's market...

Senate backs Finland, Sweden for NATO 95-1, rebuking Russia

Aug. 03, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Senators delivered overwhelming bipartisan approval to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden Wednesday, calling expansion of the Western defensive bloc a “slam-dunk” for U.S. national security and a day of reckoning for Russian President Vladimir Putin over his...

Jay Carney, Amazon's top policy exec, leaves for Airbnb

Jul. 22, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Carney, the top policy and communications executive at Amazon and one-time White House spokesman, has been named the head of policy at Airbnb, marking another high-profile departure for Amazon as it faces a shifting consumer landscape and heightened regulatory scrutiny. ...

Facing threats, some election workers weigh whether to stay

Jul. 08, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After polls closed in New Mexico’s primary last month, a worker returning ballots and other election materials to the clerk’s office in Santa Fe was followed by a partisan election observer driving so closely that mere inches separated their bumpers. ...

What GOP-named justices had said about Roe to Senate panel

Jun. 25, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nine justices of the Supreme Court, in a landmark ruling Friday, made clear their views on abortion, with the conservative majority overturning the Roe v. Wade decision from 1973 and stripping away women’s constitutional protections for abortion. The vote...

Biden signs new shipping law he says can cut consumer costs

Jun. 16, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday meant to make shipping goods across oceans cheaper — a move the White House says will help lower retailer costs that have remained high since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and helped fuel record inflation. ...

Yelp CEO says abortion rights stand is a risk worth taking

Jun. 13, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

Many major companies have chosen to stay quiet on the abortion debate, but Yelp and its CEO Jeremy Stoppelman have chosen a different path. The San Francisco-based online reviews site is among the handful of companies covering travel costs for employees and their dependents who must...

Former Rep. Giffords tells Congress 'be bold' on gun reform

Jun. 07, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven years after her own life was massively altered by gun violence, former congresswoman Gabby Giffords stood in front of the Washington Monument Tuesday and lobbied anew for stricter gun laws after yet another string of mass shootings in America. “Stopping...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 01, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 28, 2022. Editorial: Yes, use facts in BWCA debate Rep. Pete Stauber should follow his own advice about not letting unsupported opinions on mining get in the way. Our continuing call to stop a copper mine from opening on...

New England senators want more federal money for elections

May. 29, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Senators in New England are getting behind a push to provide more federal resources to administer local and state elections. Sen. Angus King, Maine’s independent senator, said the Sustaining Our Democracy Act would provide $20 billion in federal money over...