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Canadian lawmaker caught naked during video conference

Apr. 14, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian Parliament member was caught stark naked in a virtual meeting of the House of Commons. William Amos, who has represented the Quebec district of Pontiac since 2015, appeared on the screens of his fellow lawmakers completely naked...

Big-business pushback against voting measures gains momentum

Apr. 14, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

Big business has ratcheted up its objections to proposals that would make it harder to vote, with several hundred companies and executives signing a new statement opposing “any discriminatory legislation." The letter, published Wednesday in The New York Times and The...

Conservation groups sue Engineer Corps over Yazoo Pumps

Apr. 14, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A coalition of conservation groups is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a massive flood-control project in the south Mississippi Delta they say was hastily approved in the final days of the Trump administration. American Rivers, National...

Mexico moves to require biometric data from cellphone users

Apr. 14, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Activists and opposition figures cried foul Wednesday after Mexico’s Senate passed legislation to require cellphone companies to gather customers’ identification and biometric data, like fingerprints or eye scans. President Andrés Manuel López...

Kingman online portal now fully functional after cyberattack

Apr. 14, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The utility billing citizen self-service online portal for Kingman is once again fully functional following a cyberattack two months ago, city officials said Wednesday. The Feb. 26 attack from an unknown source knocked down the city's computer...

Whitmer vetoes GOP broadband bill: Too costly and too slow

Apr. 14, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have allowed tax breaks to internet companies that provide broadband access to underserved areas, saying in her veto letter it would cost schools millions while failing to provide up to par service. ...

Coinbase soars in market debut, valued near $86 billion

Apr. 14, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

Coinbase made a rousing debut on Wall Street Wednesday, with shares of the digital currency exchange rising as high as $429, briefly giving it a market value over $100 billion. Coinbase Global Inc.‘s initial public offering happened with cryptocurrency chatter...

Most US stocks rise, indexes end mixed as earnings kick off

Apr. 14, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Most U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, but indexes petered out to a mixed finish as momentum weakened following an encouraging start to what’s expected to be a thunderous earnings reporting season. The S&P 500 fell 16.93 points, or 0.4%, to 4,124.66,...

Irish watchdog opens another Facebook probe, over data dump

Apr. 14, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ireland's privacy regulator said Wednesday it has opened an investigation into Facebook after data on more than 500 million users was reportedly found dumped online, in a suspected violation of strict European Union privacy rules. The Data Protection...

Users could soon hide 'like' counts on Instagram, Facebook

Apr. 14, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

The tiny red hearts that appear under Instagram photos of kids, kittens and sandwiches can be a source of stress for many users, an insidious way of measuring self worth and popularity. Now Facebook says it's going to test out — again — an option for users to hide...