At $5 billion, the fine the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it's given to a technology company, easily eclipsing the second largest, $22 million for Google in 2012.
The highly public rift between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a clutch of freshmen congresswomen led by Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez has spilled into the 2020 Democratic presidential contest.
Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60 percent have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds helping counties buy brand-new electoral systems.
The Democratic-controlled House voted Friday to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy, including a bipartisan proposal to limit President Donald Trump's authority to make war against Iran.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony to Congress has been delayed until July 24 under an agreement that gives lawmakers more time to question him.
Newspapers at Starbucks are yesterday's news.
The major U.S. stock indexes closed at record highs on Friday, with the S&P 500 ending above 3,000 for the first time.
China's trade with the United States plunged last month as a tariff war battered exporters on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.
Midwest farmers and their Republican elected officials rarely miss a chance to shower President Donald Trump with praise when he takes actions they believe help agriculture, but they're now parsing their words over the administration's policies dealing with ethanol.
British police opened a criminal investigation on Friday into the leaking of confidential diplomatic memos that cost the U.K. ambassador in Washington his job.
Passengers on a flight from Canada to Australia said they had no warning about turbulence that suddenly slammed people into the ceiling of the plane and injured more than three dozen -- a phenomenon that experts say can be nearly impossible for pilots to see coming.
At the West Point-Clay County Animal Shelter on Thursday, a house-like building adjacent to a grassy field guarded by barbed wire, dogs languished in kennels, on the concrete floor of a structure once part of a livestock yard, surrounded by big fans and a misting system.
Jan Miller went from painting to framed poster to quilt in the art gallery at Rosenzweig Arts Center Thursday afternoon, pointing out her favorite pieces and explaining how each of the artists hails from the Golden Triangle area.
A couple of weeks into its new funding campaign, the J.L. King Center is $25,000 short of the $60,000 it needs to continue operations through the end of the 2020. Even so, momentum is building, said Alison Buehler, one of the architects of the center's new funding plan.
The U.S. government is growing the largest crop of research marijuana in five years, responding to interest in varieties with high levels of THC and CBD.
CLEVELAND -- This small Mississippi Delta town serves as a reminder that fierce debates over the integration of black and white students are not a thing of the past.
Mississippi has suspended the medical license of an OB-GYN physician amid several complaints about him, including that he had an affair with one of his married employees starting in 2015 and tried to insert abortion-inducing drugs into her while she was pregnant with his child. The baby was born in 2016.
The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting the state's first human case of West Nile virus this year.
A judge has dismissed a drunken driving charge against a Mississippi city attorney, ruling the man was unconstitutionally stopped by highway patrol.
Tropical Storm Barry's wind and rain were starting to hit parts of Louisiana early Friday as New Orleans and coastal communities braced for a drenching from what's expected to be the first hurricane of the season.
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