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TSA halts employees from using TikTok for social media posts

By MICHAEL BALSAMO | February 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration said Sunday it has stopped allowing employees to use the China-owned video app TikTok to create social media posts for the agency after the Senate’s top Democrat raised concerns about potential...

Trump campaign, RNC to spend $10M on voting lawsuits

By AAMER MADHANI | February 20, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee announced Thursday that they will spend more than $10 million during the 2020 election cycle to battle Democrats on voting-related lawsuits and to...

Uber resumes operating in Colombia after three-week hiatus

By MANUEL RUEDA | February 20, 2020

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Uber restarted operations in Colombia on Thursday after shutting down its app for almost three weeks.In a statement, the platform said it had found “new alternatives” to work legally in the South American country.Uber said...

Lawmaker questions China’s offer to build UK high speed rail

By PAN PYLAS | February 15, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Allowing China's state-run rail construction company to build a high-speed rail line linking London with central and northern England would be an “extremely questionable" decision, a prominent British lawmaker said Saturday.Tom Tugendhat,...

AP Exclusive: Agency memo contradicts Greyhound on bus raids

By 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,...

Federal report faults Southwest Airlines and FAA on safety

By DAVID KOENIG | February 11, 2020

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines continues to fly airplanes with safety concerns while federal officials do a poor job overseeing the airline, a government watchdog said Tuesday.The airline has flown more than 150,000 flights on 88 jets it bought on...

UK’s Johnson backs high speed railway despite opposition

By JILL LAWLESS | February 11, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Conservative government on Tuesday approved an overdue, over-budget plan for a high-speed rail line linking London with central and northern England, despite opposition from environmentalists and lawmakers in his own party.Prime...

House passes Puerto Rico aid in face of Trump veto threat

By ANDREW TAYLOR | February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Friday passed a $20 billion-plus aid package for Puerto Rico, where a swarm of earthquakes last month set back the island territory's slow, troubled recovery from the hurricane devastation of 2017.The...

Nevada airport pulls magazine over cover story about brothel

January 31, 2020

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A women's lifestyle magazine was pulled from its advertising racks at a Nevada airport after it ran a cover story about a brothel near Reno, airport officials said.Bliss Life magazine featured the Mustang Ranch Brothel and its workers...

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