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Ex-Trump adviser Papadopoulos says he'd testify in Senate

Sep. 13, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, is willing to testify before the Senate intelligence committee, said his lawyer, Thomas Breen. Now that the criminal case is resolved, Breen said, "we'll make him available upon a proper...

Papadopoulos says he'd testify in Senate

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, is willing to testify before the Senate intelligence committee, Thomas Breen, his lawyer, said Wednesday. Now that the criminal case is resolved, Breen said, "we'll make him available upon a...

Trump OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections

Sep. 12, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections, acting amid criticism that he has not taken election security seriously enough. "We felt it was important to demonstrate the president has taken command of...

Pence confident no one on his staff wrote NY Times column

Sep. 10, 2018 5:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says he's "100 percent confident" that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column criticizing President Donald Trump's leadership. "I know them. I know their character," Pence said in a taped interview aired Sunday by CBS' "Face the...

Pence: I'm confident no one on my staff wrote the NYT column

Sep. 9, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says he's "100 percent confident" that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column criticizing President Donald Trump's leadership. "I know them. I know their character," Pence said in a taped interview aired Sunday by CBS' "Face the...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 7, 2018 6:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — George Papadopoulos, former Trump campaign adviser. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump; Sens. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation"...

Facebook, Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion

Sep. 5, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their social networks against manipulation during the 2018 midterm elections and beyond. Facebook's...

Will Russian hackers affect this year's US election?

Sep. 5, 2018 1:01 AM EDT

Nearly a year after Russian government hackers meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, researchers at cybersecurity firm Trend Micro zeroed in on a new sign of trouble: a group of suspect websites. The sites mimicked a portal used by U.S. senators and their staffs, with easy-to-miss discrepancies. Emails to Senate...

Twitter, Facebook set to defend polices ahead of midterms

Sep. 4, 2018 7:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Twitter executives plan to defend their companies in two congressional hearings Wednesday, arguing they are aggressively trying to root out foreign actors who want to do the United States harm just weeks before the midterm elections. Twitter's CEO will also face angry...

The Latest: Senator blasts Google for reply on China search

Sep. 4, 2018 7:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearings on social media issues (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia is blasting Google for a response to lawmakers' inquiries about its reported plans to launch a search engine in China that would comply with censorship laws. Warner says...