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Greyhound to stop allowing immigration checks on buses

GENE JOHNSON

February 21, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — Greyhound, the nation's largest bus company, said Friday it will stop allowing Border Patrol agents without a warrant to board its buses to conduct routine immigration checks.The company's announcement came one week after The Associated Press reported on a leaked Border Patrol memo co...

AP Exclusive: Agency memo contradicts Greyhound on bus raids

GENE JOHNSON

February 14, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — A Customs and Border Protection memo obtained by The Associated Press confirms that bus companies such as Greyhound do not have to allow Border Patrol agents on board to conduct routine checks for immigrants in the country illegally, which is contrary to the company's long insistence t...

The Latest: Top Nevada union warns about Sanders, Warren

February 12, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential contest and the New Hampshire primary (all times local):12:15 a.m. WednesdayNevada's most influential union is sending a warning over the heath care stances of the two most progressive Democratic contenders, including the current...

Price worries remain after judge OKs T-Mobile’s Sprint deal

TALI ARBEL

February 11, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has cleared a major path for T-Mobile to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, citing T-Mobile's track record in promoting competition, even as legal scholars and consumer advocates warn about higher phone bills.Judge Victor Marrero in New York said he believed the new T-Mobi...

Unique Illinois privacy law leads to $550M Facebook deal

KATHLEEN FOODY

February 9, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Pezen, Carlo Licata and Nimesh Patel are among millions of people who have been tagged in Facebook photos at some point in the past decade, sometimes at the suggestion of an automated tagging feature powered by facial recognition technology.It was their Illinois addresses, though,...

Census relying on social media, advocates to stop bad info

MIKE SCHNEIDER

January 30, 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau is relying on outside help from social media companies, advocacy groups and other government agencies to halt campaigns that try to discourage people from participating in the once-a-decade head count through the spread of false information, officials said Thursday.Because the d...