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Senators press Amazon over doorbell camera security concerns

Nov. 20, 2019 7:02 PM EST

A group of Democratic U.S. senators is questioning Amazon about the security of its Ring doorbell cameras following reports that some Ukraine-based employees had access to video footage from customers’ homes. A letter to Amazon Wednesday from Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and four other Democrats said the...

Editorials from around New York

Nov. 13, 2019 2:59 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Tax Increases to Come Wall Street Journal Nov. 12 The Democratic candidates for President are promising a smorgasbord of new taxes, but why wait until 2021? Last week Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen and Virginia Congressman Don...

Maryland county gets grant to prevent youth substance abuse

Nov. 1, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A $125,000 grant will support local efforts to prevent youth substance misuse in a Maryland county. Maryland Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin made the announcement Thursday. The funding was awarded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration's Drug Free...

US diplomat: Kashmir human rights a concern for Washington

Oct. 22, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Trump administration remains concerned about the ongoing crackdown in India-administered Kashmir, the restive Himalayan region stripped of its special constitutional status in August, but supports India's development "objectives" there, a U.S. diplomat said in a statement Tuesday ahead...

McConnell resolution prods Trump to keep troops in Syria

Oct. 22, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced legislation Tuesday denouncing Turkey's invasion of northern Syria and gently prodding President Donald Trump to halt his withdrawal of U.S. troops from the embattled country. But McConnell, R-Ky., said lawmakers should refrain from...

The Latest: Syrian Kurdish leader likens US move to genocide

Oct. 21, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Syria (all times local): 4 a.m. Tuesday A leader of Syrian Kurdish forces who have been attacked by Turkey says President Donald Trump's withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria was "akin to genocide." Ilham Ahmed also tells reporters that...

Trump touts Turkey cease-fire, even as it appears shaky

Oct. 18, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump punched back Friday at criticism that his Syria withdrawal is damaging U.S. credibility, betraying Kurdish allies and opening the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State. He touted a cease-fire agreement that seemed at risk as Turkey and Kurdish fighters...

US hails Turkish cease-fire; Kurds must vacate border area

Oct. 17, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a cease-fire in the Turks' deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, requiring the Kurds to vacate the area in an arrangement that largely solidifies Turkey's position and aims in the weeklong conflict. The deal includes a conditional...