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  • Senate intelligence chairman: Facebook should testify

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says Facebook should testify as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, and that the social media giant “seems to have been less than forthcoming” with Congress. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said Tuesday that committee members agreed the panel should hold […]
  • Las Vegas officials waiting for Denver to act on pot lounges

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials with authority over the Las Vegas Strip have decided to wait until the city of Denver approves the nation’s first marijuana club before they discuss licensing and regulating pot lounges in Sin City. Nevada launched legal sales of recreational pot on July 1, and there’s been heavy demand from tourists. […]
  • The Latest: California farming district rejects tunnels plan

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a water district vote on Gov. Jerry Brown’s $16 billion tunnel project (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Board members of a key California farming district have voted not to participate in Gov. Jerry Brown’s $16 billion water tunnel proposal. Farmers in Westlands Water District — the nation’s largest […]
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    ___ Facebook may be facing an ‘era of accountability’ NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook has unwittingly allowed groups backed by the Russian government to target users with ads. That’s after it took months to acknowledge its outsized role in influencing the U.S. election by allowing for the spread of fake news. Now it is under […]
  • Nominee for EPA chemical safety post has deep industry ties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Associated Press review of financial records and published work finds that President Donald Trump’s nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments for criticizing peer-reviewed studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients’ products. A Senate committee on Tuesday abruptly postponed its […]
  • Tucson’s giant cactus gift rejected by Amazon in bid for HQ

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Amazon has rejected the 21-foot (6.4-meter) Saguaro cactus that southern Arizona economic leaders planned to send as a gift to CEO Jeff Bezos, in a bid to attract the company’s second headquarters. “Unfortunately we can’t accept gifts (even really cool ones),” an Amazon tweet read. Amazon says it is instead donating […]
  • How major US stock market indexes fared Tuesday

    The major U.S. stock indexes closed slightly higher Tuesday, eking out enough of a gain to set more record highs. Banks, insurers and other financial companies led the gainers. Technology stocks also helped lift the market, while health care companies lagged the most. On Tuesday: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index climbed 2.78 points, or […]
  • Leonardo DiCaprio foundation awards $20M in eco-grants

    NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio announced Tuesday that his eco-focused foundation has given more than $20 million this year in fresh grants to more than 100 organizations around the world. From lion recovery and mangrove restoration to the defense of indigenous rights and better access to affordable solar energy, the actor announced the grants […]
  • Harvard’s endowment CEO disappointed with 8.1 percent gain

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The chief of Harvard University’s endowment says he’s disappointed with the school’s latest investment results. An annual report released Tuesday says the nation’s largest endowment posted an investment return of 8.1 percent in fiscal year 2017, reaching a value of $37.1 billion. It’s a strong improvement over the endowment’s 2 percent […]
  • Winners and losers in GOP’s last-ditch health overhaul

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal “Obamacare” would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing for insurance coverage, creating winners and losers among individual Americans and states in ways not yet fully clear. Independent analysts say the latest Senate Republican bill is likely to leave more people uninsured than the […]