SAN FRANCISCO | Consumer groups allege Google misleads kids in FTC complaint

SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly two dozen consumer, privacy and public health groups are urging U.S. regulators to investigate whether children are being endangered by deceptive apps in Google’s app store for smartphones running on its Android software. The 102-page complaint filed Wednesday with the Federal Trade Commission alleges Google’s Play store is harming kids by … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Consumer groups allege Google misleads kids in FTC complaint

EUGENE, Ore | No. 7 Oregon Ducks down No. 4 Mississippi State 82-74

EUGENE, Ore.  — Sabrina Ionescu scored 29 points, including all 17 of her free throws, and No. 7 Oregon handed No. 4 Mississippi State its first loss this season, 82-74 on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs (10-1) had won 46 regular-season nonconference games, but couldn’t catch up once the Ducks (9-1) started to pull away in … Continue reading EUGENE, Ore | No. 7 Oregon Ducks down No. 4 Mississippi State 82-74

WASHINGTON | Kushner earns praise for support of criminal justice reform

WASHINGTON — It was the first time many liberal advocates had set foot inside President Donald Trump’s White House. And they came at the invitation of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner — a top White House adviser whom many liberal and good-government groups have criticized, questioning his lack of experience in government, potential conflicts of interest … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kushner earns praise for support of criminal justice reform

WASHINGTON | Criminal justice bill passes Senate; House approval expected

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation’s war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society. Senate passage of the bill by a vote of 87-12 culminates years of negotiations … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Criminal justice bill passes Senate; House approval expected

WASHINGTON | Flynn’s sentencing postponed: 4 takeaways

WASHINGTON— The unexpected delay in Michael Flynn’s sentencing raised a new wrinkle in the Russia probe. The former national security adviser, who pleaded guilty to lying the FBI about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador, had expected to face no jail time after prosecutors vouched for him, saying he had provided substantial assistance in their investigation. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Flynn’s sentencing postponed: 4 takeaways

DENVER | Nuggets win 7th straight at home by beating Mavs 126-118

DENVER— Nikola Jokic had 32 points and 16 rebounds, Jamal Murray dished out a career-high 15 assists and the Denver Nuggets extended their home winning streak to seven games by beating the Dallas Mavericks 126-118 on Tuesday night. At 21-9, the Nuggets matched the 1976-77 squad for the best start through 30 games in franchise … Continue reading DENVER | Nuggets win 7th straight at home by beating Mavs 126-118

LOS ANGELES | Elon Musk unveils underground tunnels, offers rides to VIPs

LOS ANGELES — Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the revolutionary albeit bumpy subterranean tube — the tech entrepreneur’s answer to what he calls “soul-destroying traffic.” Guests boarded Musk’s Tesla Model S and rode along Los Angeles-area surface streets … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Elon Musk unveils underground tunnels, offers rides to VIPs

AP PHOTOS: Editors’ picks for 2018 from Asia

The historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the riveting drama that unfolded in a cave in northern Thailand and a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia were just some of the memorable stories from Asia in 2018. Associated Press photographers across the region captured remarkable images from these … Continue reading AP PHOTOS: Editors’ picks for 2018 from Asia