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UK lawmakers slam Facebook, recommend stiffer regulation

Feb. 17, 2019 9:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that accused Facebook of intentionally violating privacy and anti-competition laws in the U.K., and called for greater oversight of social media companies. The report on fake news and disinformation on social media sites followed an 18-month...

Ex-FBI official: 'Crime may have been committed' by Trump

Feb. 17, 2019 9:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a "crime may have been committed" when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia. McCabe also said in the...

Warren highlights her work on economic crisis in Vegas stop

Feb. 17, 2019 9:24 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren used her first visit to Nevada as a presidential candidate to describe a squeeze on working families and a political system that she says fails to protect homeowners, including the residents of Las Vegas who were pummeled by the mortgage crisis a decade ago. The...

Marco Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enter

Feb. 17, 2019 9:11 PM EST

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday visited a border staging point for U.S. aid to Venezuela and warned soldiers loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that would commit a "crime against humanity" if they block entry of the packages that are being channeled through Maduro's rivals....

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

Feb. 17, 2019 7:32 PM EST

AYER, Mass. (AP) — Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows the 54-year-old New York Democrat is currently in the custody of its...

Montenegrins march demanding government resignation

Feb. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EST

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Several thousand people rallied in Montenegro on Saturday to demand the resignation of long-serving President Milo Djukanovic's government over allegations of corruption. The crowd marched through the capital of Podgorica chanting "Milo thief" and "We want justice," and...

Reform, once avoided, now embraced in Chicago mayor's race

Feb. 16, 2019 1:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Reform is not a concept usually embraced by Chicago politicians known for their patronage, but after corruption charges were filed against a powerful alderman and a court got involved in overseeing the city's troubled police department, the word is now on the lips of the 14 candidates...

Court filing: Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison

Feb. 15, 2019 8:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday. Court documents filed by special counsel Robert Mueller's office reveal that Manafort faces possibly the...

Haiti to unveil economic measures to quell violent protests

Feb. 15, 2019 6:51 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians on Friday vowed to keep protesting until President Jovenel Moise resigns, despite his announcement of upcoming economic measures designed to quell more than a week of violent demonstrations across the country. Moise said during a televised address late Thursday that he...

Oversight chair: Trump lawyers gave false info on hush money

Feb. 15, 2019 6:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal ethics officials believe President Donald Trump's lawyers provided false information about the $130,000 payment to buy the silence of porn actress Stormy Daniels after she alleged she had sex with Trump, the chairman of the House oversight committee said Friday. Rep. Elijah...