Google affiliate offers tools to safeguard elections

Google affiliate offers tools to safeguard elections

NEW YORK (AP) — An organization affiliated with Google is offering tools that news organizations and election-related sites can use to protect themselves from hacking. Jigsaw, a research arm of Google parent company Alphabet Inc., says that free and fair elections depend on access to information. . To ensure such access, Jigsaw says, sites for

Potential French first lady holds American-style campaign

Potential French first lady holds American-style campaign

PARIS (AP) — In a break with French tradition, centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has created an inseparable team with his wife Brigitte, who is fierily campaigning by his side, a move more often seen on American political stages than in France. The 39-year-old independent maverick is increasingly considered the front-runner in France’s two-round April

Does Pluto Have The Ingredients For Life?

Does Pluto Have The Ingredients For Life?

Pluto has long been viewed as a distant, cold and mostly dead world, but the first spacecraft to pass by it last year revealed many surprises about this distant dwarf planet. Data from the New Horizons flyby finished downloading to Earth in October, and while it will take many years for scientists to complete their

State GOP Chair Opposes Bill To Make It Easier To Vote, Claiming It Will Hurt Republicans

State GOP Chair Opposes Bill To Make It Easier To Vote, Claiming It Will Hurt Republicans

The head of the Montana Republican Party wrote an emergency plea this week warning that legislation allowing residents to cast mail-in ballots would benefit Democrats and make it more difficult for the GOP to maintain control of state politics. At issue is legislation introduced by Montana state Sen. Steve Fitzpatrick (R) that would allow Montanans to

White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports

White House defends contacts with FBI over Russia reports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports that Trump campaign advisers had been frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents. President Donald Trump’s spokesman, Sean Spicer, argued Priebus had

Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry

Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports. The issue gained attention recently after at least three travelers, including a Canadian journalist, spoke out