Senate votes to undo privacy rules that protect user data

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate has voted to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers' permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information.

  • Written by TALI ARBEL and RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

Top Senate Dem opposes Supreme Court pick, vows filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans with far-reaching implications for future judicial nominees.

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING and MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press

Ag pick seeks to reassure Congress as Trump eyes farm cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue on Thursday sought to reassure farm-state senators in both parties who are fearful about the impact of President Donald Trump's proposed deep cuts to farm programs, promising to promote agricultural trade and create jobs in the struggling industry.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press

Official: Sword death of black man is assault on diversity

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials are calling the death of a black man who they say was repeatedly stabbed with a sword by a white U.S. Army veteran an assault on the city's inclusiveness and diversity.

  • Written by COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ , Associated Press

Israel police arrest suspect in threats on US Jewish targets

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and other institutions in the U.S., marking a potential breakthrough in the case after an international manhunt with the FBI.

  • Written by DANIEL ESTRIN , Associated Press