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Dems allege cover-up on Secret Service texts, demand records

Aug. 01, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional Democrats have requested sit-down interviews and internal documents from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general as part of a deepening investigation into the agency's handling of now-deleted Secret Service text messages surrounding the Jan. 6...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jul. 28, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

Brunswick News. July 27, 2022. Editorial: Ossoff’s scrutiny is also needed in other areas The nation can only hope that U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff scrutinizes the effectiveness of the frequently criticized Department of Veterans Affairs with the same ardor as he is the...

Secret Service Jan. 6 texts erased despite Congress' request

Jul. 19, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service text messages from around the time of the attack on the U.S. Capitol were deleted despite requests from Congress and federal investigators that they be preserved, the agency confirmed Tuesday in response to a subpoena from the House Jan. 6 committee. ...

Watchdog says Secret Service deleted Jan. 6 text messages

Jul. 14, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service agents deleted text messages sent and received around the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol even after an inspector general requested them as part of an investigation into the insurrection, the government watchdog has found. The Department of...

Outages disrupt services at Japan's No. 2 telecoms carrier

Jul. 04, 2022 03:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Many users of Japan’s No. 2 mobile carrier KDDI Corp. were still having trouble making calls Monday after a massive outage throughout the weekend that affected nearly 40 million people, disrupting deliveries, weather reports and other services across the country. The...

WorkForce West Virginia says some receiving fraudulent texts

Jun. 24, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — WorkForce West Virginia says some people in the state are reporting they have received fraudulent texts offering payments. The text messages claim to be associated with the Job Jumpstart Program and say the recipient has a payment available, then asks the...

California parents could soon sue for social media addiction

May. 23, 2022 21:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok for up to $25,000 per violation under a bill that passed the state Assembly on...