Security of state voter rolls a concern as primaries begin

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — With the Illinois primary just days away, state election officials are beefing up cyber defenses and scanning for possible intrusions into voting systems and voter registration rolls.

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  • Written by By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and SARAH ZIMMERMAN , Associated Press

After 2017 election, US poised to fight fake news - in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Just ahead of Kenya's disputed 2017 election, video clips started spreading on social media of a slick-looking CNN broadcast asserting that President Uhuru Kenyatta had pulled far ahead in the polls. But the CNN broadcast was fake, splicing together real coverage from CNN Philippines with other footage with the network's iconic red logo superimposed in the corner.

  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

Trump-linked data analysis firm taps 50M Facebook profiles

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it to capitalize on the private social media activity of a large portion of the U.S. electorate, newspapers reported Saturday.

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  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Police chief: 4th bombing shows 'different level of skill'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' capital city was rocked by the fourth bombing this month, which injured two people and which the police chief says was caused by a tripwire and showed "a different level of skill" than the package bombs used in the three prior attacks.

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  • Written by By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT , Associated Press

Some wanted shooting suspect forcibly committed in 2016

MIAMI (AP) — Documents show some officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month's Florida high school rampage that they decided he should be forcibly committed. But the recommendation was never acted upon.

  • Written by By CURT ANDERSON , Associated Press