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Catalan parliament reconvenes, elects pro-secession speaker

BARCELONA, Spain/January 17, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Catalonia’s new parliament on Wednesday elected a pro-secession speaker, virtually guaranteeing that the push for independence for Spain’s northeastern region will continue as its lawmakers prepare to elect a new government. The opening session of the new Catalan assembly came amid looming questions about the role that fugitive and jailed politicians … Continue reading Catalan parliament reconvenes, elects pro-secession speaker

Amazon resists request for Echo info in Arkansas slaying

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP)(STL.News) — Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect’s Amazon Echo smart speaker, saying authorities haven’t established that their investigation is more important than a customer’s privacy rights. The issue comes in the investigation into the death of Victor Collins, who was found … Continue reading Amazon resists request for Echo info in Arkansas slaying