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Trump appeals court nominee in jeopardy following GOP revolt

Nov. 12, 2019 2:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal appeals court is in jeopardy following a conservative revolt from two Republican senators who have said publicly they won't support him. Trump nominated federal judge Halil "Sul" Ozerden of Mississippi to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

Democrats say St. Louis County victory signals hope for 2020

Nov. 6, 2019 3:14 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Democrats in Missouri are hoping that a red-to-blue flip of a once safely Republican suburban St. Louis state House seat is a sign of things to come in 2020. Democrat Trish Gunby defeated Republican Lee Ann Pitman Tuesday in a special election in House District 99, a western St. Louis...

No internal audit yet under Missouri attorney general

Nov. 4, 2019 7:21 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt's office has not audited his compliance with conflict-of-interest rules since he took office in January, despite a policy calling for such a move. An office policy bans the attorney general from accepting campaign contributions from anyone...

One big step: Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion

Nov. 1, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

Google, the company that helped make it fun to just sit around surfing the web, is jumping into the fitness-tracker business with both feet, buying Fitbit for about $2.1 billion. The deal could put Google in direct competition with Apple and Samsung in the highly competitive market for smartwatches and other...

Cup champion Blues visit Trump at White House as full team

Oct. 15, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump honored the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, using the occasion to announce an envoy to Turkey, mention the economy and an agriculture deal with China and laugh off the possibility of impeachment. For the Blues, it was more of a last chance to...

Warren escalates Facebook fight with ad targeting Zuckerberg

Oct. 14, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has escalated her tiff with Facebook by running an ad — on Facebook — taking aim at its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. It's the latest example of growing resentment of Big Tech by Republicans and Democrats alike. The list of...

Big Tech is now a big punching bag for politicians

Oct. 11, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Republicans and Democrats don't agree on health care, immigration or taxing the rich. But one subject draws critics from both parties: Big Tech. The list of grievances is long and growing by the week. Companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon are too big and powerful. They're bad for...

Apple has a lot to lose if it crosses China's party bosses

Oct. 10, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Under pressure from China, Apple has removed a smartphone app that enabled Hong Kong protesters to track police. It has cut off access in mainland China to a news app that extensively covered the anti-government demonstrations. And it has made it harder to find an emoji representing the...

Missouri pays $366K to defend lawsuit over Greitens' app use

Oct. 8, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri taxpayers have spent $366,000 on private attorneys to defend former Gov. Eric Greitens' use of a self-deleting text message app, according to a newspaper's review of state records. The bulk of the spending was by the governor's office, and about $161,000 of it came after...

Blunt believes House ‘ready to move’ on impeachment

Oct. 3, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt expects a “partisan exercise” as the House considers whether to impeach President Donald Trump but says his pivotal Senate committee is focused on “putting the facts together.” Blunt is a member of the Senate Intelligence...