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Wisconsin GOP leader defends keeping election records secret

Oct. 19, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Tuesday defended not releasing documents related to an ongoing investigation he ordered into the 2020 election, saying putting them out now would be like police revealing details of a murder probe. ...

Who will get Powell Jobs' $3.5B gift for climate work?

Oct. 18, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs is gearing up to invest $3.5 billion into climate-focused initiatives in the next 10 years. But if the donation patterns of her foundation continue, the public might never know where that money is going. A spokesperson with Powell...

Derek Chauvin hires lawyer to represent him on appeal

Oct. 18, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin has hired an attorney to represent him as he appeals his murder conviction in the death of George Floyd, according to court documents made public Monday. Attorney William Mohrman filed a document with the court Friday saying he would...

Lawmakers give Amazon 'final chance' to clear up testimony

Oct. 18, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers are threatening to seek a criminal investigation of Amazon, saying the tech giant has a “final chance” to correct its executives' previous testimony on its competition practices. The lawmakers sent a letter Monday to Amazon...

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in Europe to build 'metaverse'

Oct. 18, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Facebook said it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union over the next five years to work on a new computing platform that promises to connect people virtually but could raise concerns about privacy and the social platform gaining more control over people's online...

Wisconsin attorney general calls for election probe to end

Oct. 11, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic attorney general who represents the state elections commission on Monday called for a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election to be shut down, saying it is a partisan political effort that lacks credibility, wastes...

EXPLAINER: Could Facebook sue whistleblower Frances Haugen?

Oct. 09, 2021 06:03 AM EDT

Facebook has recently taken a harsher tone toward whistleblower Frances Haugen, suggesting that the social network could be considering legal retaliation after Haugen went public with internal research that she copied before leaving her job earlier this year. U.S. law...

Wisconsin election investigator cancels mayors' interviews

Oct. 07, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The retired Wisconsin Supreme Court justice leading a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election in the battleground state on Thursday canceled plans to interview mayors and election officials from the state's five largest cities, days after he...

Instagram and teens: How to keep your kids safe

Oct. 06, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

For many parents, revelations this week from whistleblower Frances Haugen showing internal Facebook studies of the harms of Instagram for teenagers only intensified concerns about the popular photo sharing app. “The patterns that children establish as teenagers stay...

Wisconsin's largest cities targeted in 2020 election probe

Oct. 06, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The mayors of Wisconsin's five largest and most Democratic cities were subpoenaed this week as part of a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election being led by a retired state Supreme Court justice. Attorney Michael...