Politics and Government

Politics and Government

Shaming of Equifax likely, but GOP wary of new laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans.

Trump: Russia probe a 'hoax,' media was 'greatest influence'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday called allegations of Russian election meddling a "hoax," and insisted the media was the "greatest influence" on the 2016 campaign.

Trump's tweets early Friday appeared to respond to Facebook's announcement that the social media giant will provide to congressional investigators the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency.

Search for Mexico quake survivors enters day 4

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election 'integrity'

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is slowly acknowledging the outsized — if unintended — role it played in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.

Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity after Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The eye of Hurricane Maria was nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico sought to recover from the storm's devastation.

Kim fires off insults at Trump, hints at weapons test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at a frightening new weapon test.

AP Fact Check: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute

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Trump to dive into Senate runoff in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It's Trump versus Trumpland.

President Donald Trump's political muscles are getting a workout in a Republican runoff election in Alabama that has an awkward dynamic: He's campaigning for the establishment-backed incumbent over an upstart beloved by many of his own most ardent supporters, including his former chief strategist Steve Bannon.

The latest: Rand Paul responds to Trump's tweet on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on health care legislation (all times local):

11 a.m.

Sen. Rand Paul says despite President Donald Trump's attacks on him for opposing the new GOP health care bill, the measure is a "fake" and he won't support it.

#TheMJs, Sept. 22, 2017

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