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Zuckerberg defends Facebook's currency plans before Congress

Oct. 23, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg endured hours of prickly questioning from lawmakers Wednesday as he defended the company's new globally ambitious project to create a digital currency while also dealing with widening scrutiny from U.S. regulators. Representatives also grilled Zuckerberg on...

The Latest: Congressman compares Facebook CEO to president

Oct. 23, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress (all times local): ___ 1:30 p.m. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Republican from Georgia, compared Mark Zuckerberg to President Donald Trump during a congressional hearing with the Facebook CEO. Loudermilk said both men are...

US diplomat: Trump linked Ukraine aid to demand for probe

Oct. 23, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. diplomat testified Tuesday that President Donald Trump was holding back military aid for Ukraine unless the country agreed to investigate Democrats and a company linked to Joe Biden's family, providing lawmakers with a detailed new account of the quid pro quo central to the...

Election security hearing breaks along stark partisan lines

Oct. 22, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional hearing on election security broke along stark political lines Tuesday, highlighting the difficulties in getting lawmakers to address the threat outlined by federal officials who have warned that Russia and other adversaries are looking to interfere in the 2020 election...

What's new: Lawmakers call diplomat's testimony 'disturbing'

Oct. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry . House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking a foreign country to investigate a political opponent. A quick...

Partygoers say Indiana attorney general seemed drunk at bar

Oct. 22, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general seemed intoxicated as he made his way around a bar the night he is accused of groping a state lawmaker and three other women, fellow partygoers testified Tuesday. Nine people who attended the party testified Tuesday during Republican Attorney General Curtis...

Fitzgerald says Senate will quickly end gun special session

Oct. 22, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican leader of the Wisconsin state Senate said Tuesday he plans to convene and then immediately adjourn a special session Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called on a pair of gun control measures, without debating or voting on the proposals. Scott Fitzgerald, speaking to reporters...

Idaho lawmakers considering property tax changes

Oct. 21, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of lawmakers is examining property tax options amid complaints that taxes are going up with rising property values, while also hearing on Monday concerns from cities and counties that they're operating on tight budgets. The Property Tax Working Group took no action following a...

Vermont legislative committee to hear about wetland rules

Oct. 21, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A committee of the Vermont Legislature is going to be hearing about how wetlands are regulated in the state. On Oct. 23, the Legislative Study Committee on Wetlands will be holding a hearing in Bradford. The committee was formed earlier this year. It will recommend to the full...

New York lawmakers hold hearing on changing recycling market

Oct. 20, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state lawmakers will hold a hearing on recycling amid China's decision to restrict scrap imports. The halt on China's imports of wastepaper and plastic has disrupted U.S. recycling programs, but it also has spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables. The heads...