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Haley, Scott, Rubio advising group pushing for GOP diversity

Oct. 07, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

A group intent on expanding Republican power over state-level offices is rolling out a national effort to diversify and grow the GOP, led by an advisory council featuring several potential future presidential contenders. The Republican State Leadership Committee launched...

Facebook whistleblower testifies: Five highlights

Oct. 05, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

A former Facebook employee told members of Congress Tuesday that the company knows that its platform spreads misinformation and content that harms children but refuses to make changes that could hurt its profits. Speaking before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on...

Union jobs? Ford's plan for new EV factories raises question

Oct. 01, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ford’s blockbuster announcement this week that it would build four sprawling new factories in Kentucky and Tennessee by 2025 and hire nearly 11,000 workers raised a big unanswered question: Just how good will those jobs be? No one — not Ford,...

Senators push Facebook exec on Instagram policies for youth

Sep. 30, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators fired a barrage of criticism Thursday at a Facebook executive over the social-networking giant's handling of internal research on how its Instagram photo-sharing platform can harm teens. The lawmakers accused Facebook of concealing the...

Milley defends calls to Chinese at end of Trump presidency

Sep. 29, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer told Congress that he knew former President Donald Trump wasn't planning to attack China and that it was his job to reassure the Chinese of this in the phone calls that have triggered outrage from some lawmakers. ...

Milley defends calls to Chinese at end of Trump presidency

Sep. 28, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer told Congress on Tuesday that he knew former President Donald Trump wasn't planning to attack China and that it was his job to reassure the Chinese of this in the phone calls that have triggered outrage from some lawmakers. ...

Green energy takes hold in unlikely places with Ford project

Sep. 28, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — When Ford revealed plans to ramp up its commitment to the fledgling electric vehicle sector, the automaker chose to create thousands of jobs and pump billions in investments into two states where Republican leaders have vilified the push for green energy and defended...

'How is this guy still employed?': NCAA's Emmert a survivor

Sep. 02, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A dry erase board stuck to the wall behind the door to Mark Emmert's office at NCAA headquarters has three columns drawn on it. At the top of the list on the left, “Academic Success” is handwritten in green marker. The middle column is for “Health & Well...

FACT FOCUS: Trump, others wrong on US gear left with Taliban

Aug. 31, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

The Taliban have seized both political power and significant U.S.-supplied firepower in their whirlwind takeover of Afghanistan, recovering guns, ammunition, helicopters and other modern military equipment from Afghan forces who surrendered it. But the gear the Taliban...

Radio host who regretted vaccine skepticism dies of COVID

Aug. 22, 2021 01:33 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A conservative talk radio host from Tennessee who had been a vaccine skeptic until he was hospitalized from COVID-19 has died. He was 61. Nashville radio station SuperTalk 99.7 WTN confirmed Phil Valentine's death in a tweet Saturday. ...