AP News Guide: Facebook’s widening crisis over user data

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook is facing the most serious crisis in its 14-year history as it deals with fallout from a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump campaign.

Here's a look at the scandal and what it means.


The ...

The Latest: Trump says he’s signed $1.3T budget bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the $1.3 trillion spending bill (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

President Donald Trump says he's signed a $1.3 trillion spending measure averting a government shutdown just hours after saying he was considering a veto.

Trump has been fuming because the package does not include ...

Perdue Slams ‘Pathetic’ Budget Process

Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., said Friday he did not vote for the massive government spending bill because it would add trillions of dollars to the national debt and because the process of passing a budget is broken.

Trump to hold press conference on omnibus bill at 1 pm

President Trump on Friday announced an afternoon news conference to discuss a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, hours after he threatened to veto the measure."News conference at the White House concerning the Om...

Missouri attorney general subpoenas Greitens charity

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Friday said his office has issued 15 subpoenas as part of an investigation into a veterans charity founded by indicted Republican Gov. Eric Greitens.

Republican Hawley - who is challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in a race with ...

Handgun fee proposal would fund officers in SC schools

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - In the wake of legislative inaction on a budget request to fund police officers in South Carolina's schools, some state lawmakers have proposed charging a fee on all handgun sales to pay for it.

On Thursday, a dozen Democratic House lawmakers introduced legislation that would attach ...

Ex-lawmaker pleads not guilty to video voyeurism charges

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - A former Rhode Island lawmaker who resigned amid charges that he extorted a legislative page for sex has pleaded not guilty to video voyeurism charges for allegedly trading nude photos of his then-girlfriend without her knowledge.

A spokeswoman for the attorney general's office says Republican former ...

Ex-Ambassador McFaul ‘Scared’ By Bolton Appointment

Former Ambassador Michael McFaul Friday said he is "scared" by President Donald Trump's decision to name John Bolton as his new national security adviser, and he hopes that the government will be able to constrain him.

Census: Large Oklahoma counties grow, small counties shrink

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's large counties are growing in population while smaller counties are losing residents, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Figures released Thursday show Oklahoma City has continued its growing streak, gaining more than 11,200 people between mid-2016 and mid-2017.

The Tulsa area also ...

Conway Open to Taking WH Communications Director Job

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway indicated Friday that she would accept the position of communications director following the departure of Hope Hicks. On Wednesday, The Atlantic reported that Conway was being considered for the role, citing unnamed sources....

Former U.S. Sen. Zell Miller dies at 86; Was 2-term governor

ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Zell Miller, a Democrat who led the charge for Georgia's lottery-funded HOPE scholarships during his two terms as governor, has died. He was 86.

Lori Geary, a spokeswoman for the Miller Institute Foundation, said he died Friday morning. His grandson, Bryan Miller, said the ...

2 scholars hope new police reform book will ‘arm’ activists

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two scholars, including one who led a series of protests against Albuquerque police, have written a guide they hope will "arm activists" to push police reforms.

David Correia and Tyler Wall say their book "The Police: A Field Guide" will provide activists in places like Ferguson, ...

Olympic gymnast criticizes Michigan State interim president

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber is criticizing Michigan State University's interim president, saying he needs to work with the girls and women abused by imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

The Lansing State Journal reports the Olympic gold medalist criticized John Engler during a speech ...