Legislature hearings

This photo combo of images shows, clockwise, from upper left: a Google sign, the Twitter app, YouTube TV logo and the Facebook app. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, lawmakers grilled executives from Facebook, Google’s YouTube and Twitter about what the companies are doing to prevent extremists and terrorists from using their platforms to spread propaganda and hate and recruit new followers. Lawmakers acknowledged that the companies, especially Google and Facebook, have come a long way when it comes to weeding out terrorist content. But they said more needs to be done. (AP Photo)
January 17, 2018 - 4:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawmakers grilled executives Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday about what the companies are doing to prevent terrorists from using their platforms to spread propaganda and recruit new followers. The Senate's commerce, science and transportation committee hearing...
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. Kirstjen said she “did not hear” President Donald Trump use a certain vulgarity to describe African countries, but she doesn’t “dispute the president was using tough language.” ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 17, 2018 - 6:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are struggling to get their stories straight as President Donald Trump's Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official to offer an inconclusive version of a meeting in which Trump is said to have used vulgar remarks that have been criticized as racist...
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Vern Miyagi, Administrator, HEMA, left, and Hawaii Gov. David Ige addressed the media Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, during a press conference at the Hawaii Emergency Management Center at Diamond Head Saturday following the false alarm issued of a missile launch on Hawaii. A push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii and sent residents into a full-blown panic was a mistake, state emergency officials said. (George F. Lee /The Star-Advertiser via AP)
January 14, 2018 - 1:29 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a missile threat mistakenly sent by Hawaii officials (all times local): 8:30 a.m. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission says it appears the government of Hawaii didn't have reasonable safeguards in place that would have prevented the transmission of a...
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This image taken from a motion filed by Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin's office shows two fake identification cards the state says were found on Randal Saito, an admitted killer who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and flew to California in November. Saito was committed to Hawaii State Hospital after being acquitted by reason of insanity in a woman's 1979 killing. Prosecutors filed the documents Thursday, Jan. 11, 2017 in an attempt to keep Saito in jail instead of returning him to the hospital he fled. (Hawaii Attorney General via AP)
January 12, 2018 - 6:53 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a man's escape from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital last year (all times local): 1:55 p.m. A Hawaii psychiatric hospital is considering using GPS ankle monitors after a patient who was committed after a killing escaped last year. Hawaii State Hospital Administrator...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump sits with Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony in Quantico, Va. Trump’s White House counsel personally lobbied Attorney General Jeff Sessions to not recuse himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 05, 2018 - 11:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's effort to keep Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a vocal and loyal supporter of his election bid, in charge of an investigation into his campaign offers special counsel Robert Mueller yet another avenue to explore as his prosecutors work to untangle...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump sits with Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony in Quantico, Va. Trump’s White House counsel personally lobbied Attorney General Jeff Sessions to not recuse himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 05, 2018 - 2:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed his White House counsel to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions to not recuse himself from the Justice Department's investigation into potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, according to a person familiar with the matter. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 1982, file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, addresses a group from the Alliance of Metalworking industries on the steps of the Capitol in Washington. Hatch said he will not seek re-election after serving more than 40 years in the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/File)
January 03, 2018 - 5:42 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin Hatch's decision to retire from the Senate after four decades lets the Utah Republican walk away at the height of his power after helping to push through an overhaul of the tax code and persuading President Donald Trump to downsize two national monuments. Retirement also...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 photo, Karen Schneider, the vice president of communications at the National Women's Law Center, poses for a photo in National Women's Law Center offices in Washington. In 1979, Schneider was a copy editor in her 20s, aspiring to a journalism career, when a senior editor at her newspaper forcibly kissed her after late-night drinks with colleagues. "I didn’t know what sexual harassment was, I didn’t know that what he did was actually illegal," she recalled in a recent phone interview. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 27, 2017 - 11:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Back in 1979, Karen Schneider was an entry-level copy editor in her 20s when a senior editor at her newspaper offered her a ride after some late-night drinks with colleagues. At her destination, he locked the car door and forcibly kissed her. Terrified, she managed to get away. She...
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In this Dec. 19, 2017, photo, Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kennedy, the Republican senator who became an Internet sensation with his rapid-fire takedown of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominee received an unexpected call _ from the president. “He said, ‘look, Kennedy, do your job. I’m not upset or angry. I’ll never criticize you for doing what you think is right,’” recalled Kennedy of last week’s phone conversation. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 21, 2017 - 3:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican senator who became an Internet sensation with his rapid-fire takedown of President Donald Trump's judicial nominee received an unexpected call — from the president. "He said, 'look, Kennedy, do your job. I'm not upset or angry. I'll never criticize you for doing...
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December 18, 2017 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump judicial nominee whose inability to answer basic legal questions at his confirmation hearing brought him widespread ridicule has withdrawn his nomination, a White House official said Monday. Matthew Petersen, nominated by President Donald Trump to the U.S. District Court...
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