Industry regulation

Ayanna Pressley, who won the 7th Congressional District Democratic primary Tuesday, speaks at a Massachusetts Democratic Party unity event, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Boston. At left is Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and at right is Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
September 05, 2018 - 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic makeover is in full swing. With just a few primaries remaining before the decisive midterm elections in November, voters have dramatically reshaped the Democratic Party to become younger, more diverse and unquestionably liberal. The latest turn came Tuesday in...
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Supporters of the Affordable Care Act protest during a rally at Burnett Park in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Democratic nominee for Texas Attorney General Justin Nelson hosted the Fort Worth Rally for Preexisting Coverage Protection. (Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 3:25 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas did not immediately rule on the latest push by Republicans to end the Affordable Care Act. A small group of protesters Wednesday stood outside a Fort Worth, Texas, courtroom where 20 Republican-led states have launched a new challenge over the law...
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Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist, walks the corridors of Capitol Hill after listening to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 05, 2018 - 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist, tried to make himself the sideshow — even the center — of a Senate hearing Wednesday on social media and elections. But it was a later hearing, in the House, that was to address his pet cause of a perceived social media bias against...
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An empty chair reserved for Google's parent Alphabet, which refused to send its top executive, is seen as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg accompanied by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Washington. Google CEO did not show for the hearing. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 05, 2018 - 11:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on executives from social media companies and their appearances before Congress (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Goggle has skipped a Senate intelligence hearing on social media companies, and a lawmaker says it's "maybe because they're arrogant." Sen. Marco Rubio is also...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2017, file photo, demonstrators against the Keystone XL pipeline march in Lincoln, Neb. Civil liberties advocates have sued the U.S government alleging law enforcement agencies are maneuvering to crack down on anticipated protests over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union want the court to order the release of all records pertaining to cooperation between federal, state and local law enforcement and private security companies. The suit cites prior efforts to disband protesters opposed to a separate project, the Dakota Access Pipeline. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)
September 04, 2018 - 5:20 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Civil liberties advocates sued the U.S. government Tuesday, alleging law enforcement agencies have been maneuvering to crack down on anticipated protests over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union and its Montana affiliate filed the...
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People pass a Nike store in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick is prompting a flood of debate online as sports fans react to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 04, 2018 - 5:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike's "Just Do It" campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick is a rare example of a brand jumping into a divisive issue uninvited. Still, like it or not, American companies are increasingly being pulled into the country's political and cultural wars. Here's a look at other companies that...
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September 04, 2018 - 1:00 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German media outlets are reporting that Iran has rescinded its request to transfer 300 million euros ($347 million) in cash from a Hamburg-based bank in a case that been closely followed by the U.S. The dpa news agency, along with the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper and NDR and WDR...
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September 04, 2018 - 6:18 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch bank ING has paid 775 million euros ($897 million) to settle a huge money laundering case in the Netherlands, prosecutors said Tuesday. The country's financial prosecution service said in a statement that ING for years failed to adequately implement a law aimed...
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September 03, 2018 - 7:42 pm
The NCAA will be back in court Tuesday in California, defending its amateurism rules against plaintiffs who say capping compensation at the value of a scholarship violates federal antitrust law. The claim against the NCAA and the 11 conferences that have participated at the highest level of college...
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September 03, 2018 - 3:21 am
PARIS (AP) — French children who are going back to school Monday after summer vacation will have to do so without their mobile phones. The government passed a law banning phone use in all primary and middle schools for the entire day, including during breaks —with exceptions in cases of emergency...
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