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US issues sanctions on a 2nd virtual currency mixing firm

Aug. 08, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash, which has allegedly helped to launder more than $7 billion worth of virtual currency since its creation in 2019. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control says Tornado Cash's...

Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen

Aug. 04, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — MJ was a tiny, black-haired girl, just 5 years old, when her father admitted to his bishop that he was sexually abusing her. The father, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and an admitted pornography addict, was in counseling with his...

Bumps, bipartisanship in long fight for semiconductor bill

Aug. 01, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five weeks ago, senior Biden administration aides gathered for their regular Thursday morning meeting about passing a bill to revive the U.S. computer chip sector, worried that it could be in peril. After 18 months, the bipartisan effort to provide $52 billion for...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jul. 28, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

Brunswick News. July 27, 2022. Editorial: Ossoff’s scrutiny is also needed in other areas The nation can only hope that U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff scrutinizes the effectiveness of the frequently criticized Department of Veterans Affairs with the same ardor as he is the...

Biden presses computer chips case in advance of Senate vote

Jul. 25, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling semiconductors “the building blocks for the modern economy," President Joe Biden on Monday asked Congress to move quickly and send him a bipartisan bill designed to boost the computer chips industry and high-tech research in the United States. The Senate...

Court: Kansas election chief's software change violated law

Jul. 22, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top elections official violated the state's open records law when he had office computer software altered so that it could no longer produce data sought by a voting-rights advocate, the state Court of Appeals ruled Friday. The decision directed a trial...

Lawsuit: Chicago police misused ShotSpotter in murder case

Jul. 21, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges Chicago police misused “unreliable” gunshot detection technology and failed to pursue other leads in investigating a grandfather from the city’s South Side who was charged with killing a neighbor. Chicago prosecutors...

Republicans warm to $52B computer chip bill, adding momentum

Jul. 18, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Republicans are warming up to passing a bill that provides roughly $52 billion in incentives for the semiconductor industry now that Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has quashed the idea of imposing higher taxes on the rich and corporations as part of a separate...

Schumer readies vote on scaled-back computer chips bill

Jul. 14, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is telling senators to expect an initial vote as early as Tuesday on scaled-back legislation that would provide grants, tax credits and other financial incentives for companies that build semiconductor manufacturing plants in the U.S. ...

Dems stress national security as computer chips bill stalls

Jul. 13, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration and congressional Democrats are warning of dire ramifications for the economy and for national security if Congress fails to pass a bill by the end of July that is designed to boost semiconductor manufacturing in the United States. Their...