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UK fines Facebook $69.4 million for failing to supply data

Oct. 20, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's competition watchdog fined Facebook 50.5 million pounds ($69.4 million) on Wednesday for violating rules during the U.K. investigation into the social media giant’s purchase of Giphy. The Competition and Markets Authority said Facebook failed...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 20, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Oct. 17, 2021. Editorial: Time to rein in quid pro quo culture of Harrisburg The culture of Harrisburg would be best described as “clubby.” After legislative sessions at the State Capitol on Third Street, lawmakers and...

Enbridge temporarily stops Michigan pipeline due to protests

Oct. 19, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

The operator of a Michigan oil pipeline said it temporarily shut down Line 5 Tuesday after protesters warned the company that they planned to turn an emergency valve. Video posted on social media showed someone with a hard hat and a wrench inside a...

Maui mayor exposed to COVID by pandemic safety rules foe

Oct. 19, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui Mayor Michael Victorino said he tested negative for COVID-19 after seeing on social media that an opponent of pandemic safety rules he met with earlier tested positive. Victorino had a meeting Thursday with three unvaccinated residents...

Fox News' Cavuto tests positive for COVID-19, urges vaccines

Oct. 19, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News Channel anchor Neil Cavuto tested positive for COVID-19, which he said was surprising but made him grateful that he was vaccinated. Cavuto, who learned of the test results after Monday's episode of “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” wasn't on...

8 potential jurors advance in Ahmaud Arbery slaying trial

Oct. 19, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A judge found eight potential jurors qualified to advance Tuesday following intense questioning aimed at finding an impartial jury for the trial of three white men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery, whose slaying last year sparked a national outcry. ...

Alabama only state to limit media to 1 witness at execution

Oct. 19, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will be the third state to carry out an execution during the COVID-19 pandemic and will be the only prison system to reduce the number of news media witnesses to a single reporter. The Alabama Department of Corrections said because of...

Mississippi man pleads to federal charge of retaliation

Oct. 19, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has admitted filing a false claim that he was owed $500,000 because an FBI agent and others refused to drop state criminal charges against him. Robert Earl Henderson Jr., 49, of Jackson, pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of...

CBS wins for first time this season, led by '60 Minutes'

Oct. 19, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS won its first week of the new television season, primarily by being the network of choice for people who wanted to watch something other than sports. CBS had 14 of the 20 most-watched non-sports shows on network television last week, while NBC had...

Man shot and killed by Clark County deputies identified

Oct. 19, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man shot and killed by two sheriff’s deputies early Sunday in Vancouver, Washington. The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday that 26-year-old Kfin Karuo, of Vancouver, died from a gunshot wound to...