First lady vows to fight cyberbullying despite critics


WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump pushed back against critics Tuesday, declaring her commitment to combating cyberbullying despite the hits she has endured for taking on the issue while her husband routinely goes on Twitter to berate foes and call them names.

  • Written by By DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press

How Facebook likes could profile voters for manipulation

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook "likes" can tell a lot about a person. Maybe even enough to fuel a voter-manipulation effort like the one a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm stands accused of — and which Facebook may have enabled.


  • Written by By BARBARA ORTUTAY and ANICK JESDANUN , AP Technology Writers

Senators push for better security for 2018 election season

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government efforts to protect state and local elections from Russian cyberattacks in 2016 didn't go far enough, leaders of the Senate intelligence committee said Tuesday as the panel released recommendations to safeguard against foreign meddling in the 2018 primary season that's already underway.


  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK, CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and CHAD DAY , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates pros of anti-opioid ideas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has laid out a new plan for tackling the deadly opioid epidemic that has ravaged communities across the nation. But some of the president's proposals have proven ineffective in the past.

  • Written by By MATTHEW PERRONE and CARLA K. JOHNSON , Associated Press