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How Facebook was able to siphon off phone call and text logs

By RYAN NAKASHIMA and MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writers The news that Facebook's Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant. But just why was Facebook able to siphon off records of who its users were contacting — and when — ...

Porn star’s claim she was threatened disputed by White House

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is disputing adult film star Stormy Daniels' claim that she was threatened to keep quiet over her alleged affair with Donald Trump and said the president continues to deny the relationship. Daniels' detailed her allegations ...

Decision to add citizenship question to census draws fire

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2020 U.S. Census will include a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats, who said it would intimidate immigrants and discouraging them from responding. The population count taken every 10 years is more than an academic ...

Fight fire with fire: opponents borrow from Trump’s playbook

By CATHERINE LUCEY and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to get ahead in President Donald Trump's Washington? Borrow his media playbook. With suggestive statements, cryptic tweets, provocative lawsuits and must-see television interviews, Trump's adversaries are ...

Another key redistricting case goes in front of high court

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has already heard a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now, before even deciding that one, the court is taking up another similar case. The arguments justices will ...

Porn star reveals details about alleged encounter with Trump

By KEN THOMAS and KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Adult film star Stormy Daniels says she was threatened to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006, telling her story in a highly anticipated interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" broadcast ...

Facebook faces scrutiny for pulling Android call, text data

By TOM KRISHER, AP Business Writer On the same day Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media site faced new questions about collecting phone numbers and text messages from Android devices. The website Ars Technica ...

Rick Santorum: Students should learn CPR, not seek gun laws

By The Associated Press Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said Sunday that students who have rallied for gun control should instead learn CPR or find their own way to prevent a school shooting. "How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something about ...

Anguished students take aim at gun laws, next election

By MARTHA IRVINE, AP National Writer Charlie Goodman looked at the massive crowd around him, the largest youth-led protest in Washington since the Vietnam War era. He listened to people speak about toughening gun laws. They included some of his peers at the Florida high school who've sparked ...

AP sources: Trump plans to oust Shulkin as VA secretary

By HOPE YEN and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is planning to oust embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin amid an extraordinary rebellion at the agency and damaging government investigations into his alleged spending abuses, three ...