Google parent tops big spenders on Washington lobbyists

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google parent Alphabet Inc. outspent all other companies on lobbying Washington bureaucrats and politicians in 2017, a year in which it and other tech giants were hauled before legislators probing Russian influence in the 2016 election.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

AP FACT CHECK: Shades of gray in Turkey's stated Syria goals

 

BEIRUT (AP) — The Turkish attack on the Syrian border town of Afrin, controlled by Kurdish fighters, has been long in coming — Turkish officials have been threatening to launch the offensive and preparing for it for months.

  • Written by By ZEINA KARAM , Associated Press

Comcast hopes for a TV windfall from Super Bowl, Olympics

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast's NBC is airing both the Super Bowl and the Olympics in February, a double-whammy sports extravaganza that the company expects to yield $1.4 billion in ad sales, helping it justify the hefty price it's paying for both events.

  • Written by By TALI ARBEL , AP Technology Writer