Amazon, Facebook and Google turn to deep network of political allies to battle back antitrust probes

Under the withering microscope of government watchdogs, tech giants including Amazon, Facebook and Google have funded a bevy of political groups that have helped push positive polling and engaged in other fingerprint-free tactics designed to deter regulators who are seeking … Read more…

Trump wanted aid to Ukraine frozen until it helped on probes of political rivals: New York Times

U.S. President Donald Trump told a then-top aide in August he wanted to freeze security aid to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats, including former Vice President Joe Biden, the New York Times reported on Sunday. Reuters: … Read more…

Alphabet’s Board Probes Company’s Handling of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct

Google’s parent Alphabet is investigating how the company has managed sexual harassment and misconduct claims, some of which have targeted its own executives. The company’s board created an independent subcommittee to oversee the investigation. David Drummond, Alphabet’s chief legal officer, … Read more…

Diplomat says he was told Ukraine military aid linked to Biden, 2016 election probes

Top Ukraine diplomat Bill Taylor testified Tuesday that he was told a military aid package to Ukraine had been withheld by President Donald Trump pending an agreement by Ukraine to launch investigations involving Trump's political rivals. Top News & Analysis … Read more…

Safety groups want FTC, state probes of Tesla’s Autopilot system–and its marketing efforts

Two consumer safety groups are calling for federal and state investigations of Tesla's semi-autonomous technology in the wake of several fatal crashes linked to the system earlier this year. Energy BEST LOAN UPDATE: Fast Funding. Lower Interest. More Personal. Up … Read more…

House Panel Probes White House Plan To Build Nuclear Reactors In Saudi Arabia

The House of Representatives’ Oversight and Reforms Committee has launched an investigation into White House efforts to transfer sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, so that they can build nuclear reactors across the kingdom. Tuesday, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, … Read more…