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Two former employees of Twitter are charged with spying for Saudi Arabia by accessing information in private accounts.
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 22:24

One of the accused accessed more than 6,000 Twitter accounts allegedly looking for information about critics of the Saudi government, according to court documents.

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg testifies before a Senate committee last week on the 737 Max.
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 20:33

Dennis Muilenburg says, "I don't see running away from a challenge, resigning, as the right solution." "What does accountability mean? Are you taking a cut in pay?" a lawmaker asked him last week.

Jeff Sessions, the former attorney general and U.S. senator from Alabama, is set to announce Thursday his candidacy for the U.S. Senate race in his home state.
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 19:58

The former attorney general who previously served as U.S. senator is expected to run despite facing a crowded GOP primary field and possible opposition from President Trump.

Mike Lofgren, a former congressional staffer, wrote <em>The Deep State</em> in 2016. While the term is now widely in use, it's not in the way that Lofgren intended. He appears here on a PBS program hosted by commentator Bill Moyers.
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 16:57

Meet Mike Lofgren, a long-time congressional staffer who describes himself as a political independent. He says the current discourse has turned his notion of a 'deep state' into a 'Frankenstein.'

Voters in San Francisco rejected Proposition C, which was backed by e-cigarette maker Juul Labs and sought to overturn a San Francisco Board of Supervisors ban of e-cigarettes sales at brick and mortar stores, and barred deliveries of online purchases to addresses in the city.
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 16:45

In Tucson, Ariz., residents rejected a "sanctuary city" label. In San Francisco, they supported a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes, and in Jersey City, N.J., they closed the door on Airbnb.

Australia celebrates a goal during its knockout round match against Norway during the Women's World Cup in France in June. Football Federation Australia announced a new deal on Wednesday to improve pay and conditions for the women's team, known as the Matildas.
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 16:29

The deal will lift salaries for the Matildas by 90% and promises parity in training and travel. Norway and New Zealand have made similar moves, as a lawsuit against U.S. Soccer continues.

A person holding a PlayStation 4 controller. China is imposing curfews and regulations on video game playing minors.
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 16:00

Under new rules, late night gaming sessions and multi-hour binges are no more. Officials say these rules aim to reduce video game addiction in minors.

Foam puzzle pieces sit on the driver's seat of the bullet-riddled Suburban that had been driven by a member of the LeBaron family.
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:46

A relative of the three women and six children who were killed tells President Trump to stop U.S. "loopholes from systematically injecting high powered assault weapons to Mexico."

Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Facebook has not been responsive to the subpoenas his office has issued.
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:26

The attorney general's office filed a subpoena earlier this year as part of an investigation into allegations that the company misused user data.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, with his wife, Glenna, speaks to supporters gathered at the Republican Party celebration event in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday. Bevin has requested a recanvassing of the gubernatorial election's results.
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:24

Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's campaign has asked the state for a recanvass of the votes from Tuesday's gubernatorial election, in which he trails by about 5,000 votes.

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 14:52

New survey data show an estimated 5 million teens use e-cigarettes and nearly 1 million use them daily. Here's more on their favorite brands and flavors.

Police said gunmen fired at security personnel at a checkpoint in Thailand's insurgency-wracked south, killing at least 15 people and wounding five others.
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 13:37

The region is predominately Muslim, and Thailand is a Buddhist-majority country. More than 7,000 people have been killed Southern Thailand since a separatist rebellion started in 2004.

Unwed pregnant women in China face a legal gray zone where they are unable to access public services for themselves and their children.
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 13:36

Being a mom without a husband leaves many women in a legal gray zone where they are unable to access medical and other public services for themselves and their children. Some women are even fined.

Ambassador William Taylor was escorted by U.S. Capitol Police as he arrived to testify before impeachment investigators on Oct. 22.
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 13:14

Taylor, brought in to run the U.S. mission in Kyiv after the previous ambassador was recalled early, described a White House strategy to pressure Ukraine in exchange for political help.

Acting Ukraine Ambassador William Taylor leaves a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill after testifying as part of the House impeachment inquiry last month.
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 13:00

In the new public phase of the impeachment inquiry, William Taylor's is the fifth transcript of testimony released. Democratic lawmakers called his closed-door deposition a game-changer.

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