Industry regulation

September 07, 2018 - 5:42 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy has filed plans with state regulators to close its seven North Carolina coal plants during the next 30 years. The Charlotte Observer reports the utility's plans filed with the N.C. Utilities Commission include closing the Allen Steam Station just outside of...
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FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo conspiracy theorist Alex Jones speaks outside of the Dirksen building of Capitol Hill after listening to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill in Washington. Twitter is permanently banning right-wing conspiracy theorist Jones and his “Infowars” show for abusive behavior. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 06, 2018 - 5:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is permanently banning right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his "Infowars" show for abusive behavior. The company said Jones won't be able to create new accounts on Twitter or take over any existing ones. Twitter said Jones posted a video on Wednesday that violates...
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September 06, 2018 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers are pressing the Environmental Protection Agency to act faster to bring more hazardous chemicals and substances under regulation in the U.S. A House environment subcommittee held a hearing Thursday on one such substance, an industrial compound...
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Buildings destroyed by a landslide block a road after an earthquake in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Several people were reported missing in the nearby the town, where a massive landslide engulfed homes in an avalanche of soil, rocks and timber. (Masanori Takei/Kyodo News via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 2:53 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the powerful earthquake in northern Japan (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The utility operator on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido has restarted a thermal plant and small hydroelectric plants to restore power for some areas that lost electricity after a powerful...
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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, left, accompanied by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are sworn in before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 05, 2018 - 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their social networks against manipulation during the 2018 midterm elections and beyond...
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 05, 2018 - 3:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on executives from social media companies and their appearances before Congress (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Lawmakers are sparring over whether a now-reversed change to auto-suggestions on Twitter unfairly hurt Democrats or Republicans more. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey isn...
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Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist, walks the corridors of Capitol Hill after listening to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 05, 2018 - 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist, tried to make himself the sideshow — even the center — of a Senate hearing Wednesday on social media and elections. But it was a later hearing, in the House, that was to address his pet cause of a perceived social media bias against...
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FILE- This Nov. 19, 2015, file photo shows Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey being interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Dorsey says the company isn't biased against Republicans or Democrats and is working on ways to ensure that debate is healthier on its platform. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 04, 2018 - 7:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Twitter executives plan to defend their companies in two congressional hearings Wednesday, arguing they are aggressively trying to root out foreign actors who want to do the United States harm just weeks before the midterm elections. Twitter's CEO will also face angry...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2017, file photo, demonstrators against the Keystone XL pipeline march in Lincoln, Neb. Civil liberties advocates have sued the U.S government alleging law enforcement agencies are maneuvering to crack down on anticipated protests over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union want the court to order the release of all records pertaining to cooperation between federal, state and local law enforcement and private security companies. The suit cites prior efforts to disband protesters opposed to a separate project, the Dakota Access Pipeline. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)
September 04, 2018 - 6:24 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Civil liberties advocates sued the U.S. government Tuesday, alleging law enforcement agencies have been making preparations to crack down on anticipated protests over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union and its Montana affiliate...
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September 04, 2018 - 1:00 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German media outlets are reporting that Iran has rescinded its request to transfer 300 million euros ($347 million) in cash from a Hamburg-based bank in a case that been closely followed by the U.S. The dpa news agency, along with the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper and NDR and WDR...
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