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GOP strike in Oregon over climate change bill enters 5th day

Jun. 24, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican state senators in Oregon who walked out to thwart landmark climate legislation didn't show up for work for a fifth day on Monday, with the GOP insisting they'll continue to stay away and Democrats saying the minority party was stirring up "dangerous sentiments." The eleven GOP...

Charges filed in killing of St. Louis-area police officer

Jun. 24, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man with a violent criminal history in North Carolina was charged Monday in the shooting death of a Missouri police officer. Officer Michael Langsdorf of the North County Police Cooperative was killed Sunday afternoon in the St. Louis suburb of Wellston after responding to a call about...

Dutch telephone outage takes out nation's emergency number

Jun. 24, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A major telephone outage took down the Dutch emergency number for more than three hours Monday, forcing police and other first responders to scramble to set up alternatives. KPN tweeted at around 7:40 p.m. (1740 GMT) that the outage had been repaired, the 112 alarm number was...

What's your data worth to Big Tech? Bill would compel answer

Jun. 24, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress bears down on big tech companies, two senators want to force giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon to tell users what data they're collecting from them and how much it's worth. The legislation floated Monday by Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., goes to the...

GOP aims to copy Dem fundraising power with new online tool

Jun. 24, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans launched a new mobile donation platform on Monday that they hope will rival ActBlue, the Democrats' internet-based fundraising behemoth. Called WinRed, it's a play by the GOP to replicate Democrats' success raising massive amounts of cash online from grassroots supporters who...

Senior Facebook executive says it would favor regulation

Jun. 24, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A senior Facebook executive says the social media site is in favor of regulation to address some of the dark problems of the internet. Nick Clegg, the former leader of the U.K. Liberal Democrat party who now heads global affairs for Facebook, says it is not "for private companies" to decide...

Air Canada reviewing how crew left passenger on parked plane

Jun. 23, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

Air Canada said Sunday it's looking into how crew members could have disembarked from a plane without noticing a sleeping passenger who was left behind. The airline was responding to an incident involving a woman who described waking up "all alone" on a "cold dark" aircraft after a flight to Toronto earlier this...

Prosecutor could decide on seventh trial in Mississippi case

Jun. 22, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prosecutor has tried and failed six times to send Curtis Flowers to the death chamber, with the latest trial conviction and death sentence overturned on Friday because of racial bias in jury selection. Now, that same prosecutor must decide whether to try Flowers a...

California to illegal pot shops: We're coming for you

Jun. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is planning to intensify its enforcement against the state's thriving illegal marijuana market, including launching an ad campaign Friday that urges consumers to seek out licensed shops with safe products. The state has been under pressure by the legal industry to do more to...

Roy Moore in uphill battle to woo skeptical Alabama voters

Jun. 21, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a state that has long been reliably Republican, Roy Moore faces an uphill battle in winning over skeptical voters to take back the Alabama Senate seat he lost two years ago amid allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls. With GOP leaders including President Donald...