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Facebook unveils new controls for kids using its platforms

Oct. 10, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook, in the aftermath of damning testimony that its platforms harm children, will be introducing several features including prompting teens to take a break using its photo sharing app Instagram, and “nudging" teens if they are repeatedly looking at the same content...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 08, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen; Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Clegg; Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; former White House press secretary...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Oct. 06, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Oct. 4, 2021. Editorial: Justice flounders on ‘Face the Nation’ Over the weekend, Gov. Jim Justice appeared on the CBS morning news show “Face the Nation,” during which he rebuffed the notion that West Virginia is a...

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...

Democrats see political peril in replacing Minneapolis PD

Oct. 03, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As activists mobilized this summer to ask Minneapolis voters to replace their police department, one of the first prominent Democrats to slam the plan was a moderate congresswoman who doesn’t even live in the city. Angie Craig declared it...

Democrats revise elections bill but face Senate headwinds

Sep. 14, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats unveiled a pare- back elections bill Tuesday in hopes of kickstarting their stalled push to counteract new laws in Republican states that could make it more difficult to cast a ballot. But the new compromise legislation is likely...

Judge loosens Apple's grip on app store in Epic decision

Sep. 10, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge ordered Apple to dismantle a lucrative part of the competitive barricade guarding its closely run iPhone app store, but rejected allegations that the company has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition and innovation. ...

Minnesota's Klobuchar says she had breast cancer; doing well

Sep. 09, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced Thursday that she has been treated for breast cancer that was found in February and the treatment “went well.” Klobuchar, 61, tweeted that the cancer was detected during a routine mammogram, and eventually...

California recall brings Harris home to support Gov. Newsom

Sep. 08, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris returned to her home state of California on Wednesday to rally voters against the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom, whose campaign expressed growing confidence the first-term Democrat would survive the attempt to remove him from office a...

Minneapolis scrambles to save November vote on policing

Sep. 07, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge struck down ballot language Tuesday that aimed to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new agency, which sent the City Council scrambling to approve new language that members hope will stand up. “The court finds that the current...