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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2013, file photo, a person checks their smartphone in Glenview, Ill. A mysterious wave of texts swept America’s phones overnight Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, delivering unintelligible messages that left many people mildly confused when they woke up on Thursday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
AP News
November 07, 2019 - 6:02 pm
If you woke up Thursday to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering largely unintelligible messages from friends, family and the occasional ex. Friends who hadn't talked to each other in months were...
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Ali Alzabarah and Ahmed Almutairi are suspected of acting as spies for the Saudi government
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
November 07, 2019 - 2:35 pm
The FBI is releasing more details of three men accused of participating in a scheme to access private information on Twitter users critical of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on behalf of the Saudi government.
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Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky speaks at the New York Times DealBook conference
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KCBS Radio Morning News
November 07, 2019 - 11:40 am
Airbnb has announced more changes to its business in the aftermath of a house party shooting that killed five people in Orinda last week. CEO Brian Chesky said this is a critical time for the home rental company to regain the trust of its guests, and announced plans to verify all property listings...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Attorney General William Barr before Trump signed an executive order creating a commission to study law enforcement and justice at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Convention Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
AP News
November 07, 2019 - 5:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is denying he wanted Attorney General William Barr to hold a press conference to declare he broke no laws during a phone call in which he pressed Ukraine's president to investigate Democrats. Trump tweeted early Thursday that the story, first reported by The...
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FILE - This July 9, 2019, file photo shows pedestrians walking across the street from the Twitter office building in San Francisco. The Saudi government recruited two Twitter employees to get personal account information of their critics, prosecutors said Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
AP News
November 06, 2019 - 9:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Saudi Arabia, frustrated by growing criticism of its leaders and policies on social media, recruited two Twitter employees to spy on thousands of accounts that included prominent opponents, prosecutors alleged Wednesday. The complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in San...
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Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, walks to a secure area at the Capitol to interview a witness in the House impeachment inquiry on President Donald Trump's efforts to press Ukraine to investigate his political rivals, in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
AP News
November 06, 2019 - 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats announced Wednesday they will launch public impeachment hearings next week, intending to bring to life weeks of closed-door testimony and lay out a convincing narrative of presidential misconduct by Donald Trump. First to testify will be William Taylor, the top diplomat...
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has sued the Trump Administration nearly 40 times and claims the legal battles are having a positive impact.
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Jeffrey Schaub
November 06, 2019 - 4:12 pm
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra says he is taking Facebook to court.
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, center, arrives for a interview with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Capitol Hill in Washington. House investigators released more transcripts Nov. 5 in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, including hundreds of pages of testimony from Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, and Sondland. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
AP News
November 05, 2019 - 5:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — "I now do recall." With that stunning reversal, diplomat Gordon Sondland handed House impeachment investigators another key piece of corroborating testimony Tuesday. He acknowledged what Democrats contend was a clear quid pro quo, pushed by President Donald Trump and his personal...
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This combination of frames from Nov. 4, 2019, video by Kenny Miller and posted on the Twitter account of Alex LeBaron shows two views of a burned-out vehicle that was being used by some members of the LeBaron family as they were driving in a convoy near the Sonora-Chihuahua border in Mexico. Mexican authorities say drug cartel gunmen ambushed multiple vehicles, including this one, slaughtering several women and children. (Kenny Miller/Courtesy of Alex LeBaron via AP)
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November 05, 2019 - 4:19 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drug cartel gunmen ambushed three SUVs along a dirt road, slaughtering six children and three women — all U.S. citizens living in northern Mexico — in a grisly attack that left one vehicle a burned-out, bullet-riddled hulk, authorities said Tuesday. The dead included 8-month-old...
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Kenneth Martinson checks his driving apps before starting to work in Palm Springs during the first weekend of Coachella, April, 13, 2019.
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All News KCBS Radio
November 05, 2019 - 10:53 am
The men accused of hacking and extorting Uber and LinkedIn pleaded guilty in federal court last week. However, Uber is now being investigated for possibly covering up the incident and bribing the offenders to keep quiet. The hackers stole over 57 million records of customers and drivers from Uber...
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