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Cup champion Blues visit Trump at White House as full team

Oct. 15, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump honored the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, using the occasion to announce an envoy to Turkey, mention the economy and an agriculture deal with China and laugh off the possibility of impeachment. For the Blues, it was more of a last chance to...

Warren escalates Facebook fight with ad targeting Zuckerberg

Oct. 14, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has escalated her tiff with Facebook by running an ad — on Facebook — taking aim at its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. It's the latest example of growing resentment of Big Tech by Republicans and Democrats alike. The list of...

Big Tech is now a big punching bag for politicians

Oct. 11, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Republicans and Democrats don't agree on health care, immigration or taxing the rich. But one subject draws critics from both parties: Big Tech. The list of grievances is long and growing by the week. Companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon are too big and powerful. They're bad for...

Apple has a lot to lose if it crosses China's party bosses

Oct. 10, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Under pressure from China, Apple has removed a smartphone app that enabled Hong Kong protesters to track police. It has cut off access in mainland China to a news app that extensively covered the anti-government demonstrations. And it has made it harder to find an emoji representing the...

Missouri pays $366K to defend lawsuit over Greitens' app use

Oct. 8, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri taxpayers have spent $366,000 on private attorneys to defend former Gov. Eric Greitens' use of a self-deleting text message app, according to a newspaper's review of state records. The bulk of the spending was by the governor's office, and about $161,000 of it came after...

Blunt believes House ‘ready to move’ on impeachment

Oct. 3, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt expects a “partisan exercise” as the House considers whether to impeach President Donald Trump but says his pivotal Senate committee is focused on “putting the facts together.” Blunt is a member of the Senate Intelligence...

Trump ordered aid frozen; more Democrats want impeachment

Sep. 24, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered his staff to freeze nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine a few days before a phone call in which he pressured the Eastern European nation's leader to investigate the family of political rival Joe Biden, a revelation that comes as more Democrats move toward...

The Latest: Democrats say Trump allegations are impeachable

Sep. 24, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and a whistleblower's complaint (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Seven Democratic freshmen lawmakers who served in the military and national security say that if President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine's president to investigate rival Joe Biden for...

House intel chief says Facebook working on election threats

Sep. 20, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the House Intelligence Committee said Friday he has been assured by the CEO of Facebook that the company is working on ways to prevent foreign actors from disrupting next year's elections. Rep. Adam Schiff of California met with Mark Zuckerberg and said the Facebook CEO showed...

Senate tech critic to Facebook CEO: Sell WhatsApp, Instagram

Sep. 19, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met Thursday with President Donald Trump and other critics of the tech industry, the Senate's most vocal detractor offered a challenge: Sell your WhatsApp and Instagram properties to prove you're serious about protecting data privacy. It may have been more...