US senators seek to stop weapons sales to Saudi Arabia over Yemen war, Khashoggi murder

A newly proposed bill in the US Senate would suspend the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and block refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing Yemen, as punishment for the death of a Washington Post columnist. A group of senators on the Foreign Relations Committee, led by Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) […]

Senators call for FTC investigation into ads in children’s apps

Last month, a study published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics described just how prevalent advertising is in apps geared towards children, and its findings have now led three Senators to ask the FTC to investigate. Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Tom Udall (D-NM) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to the commission […]

Ottawa Senators demand newspaper take down secret video of players

The Ottawa Senators are demanding that a major newspaper take down a secretly recorded video showing several players badmouthing the team's coaching staff. In a letter to the Ottawa Citizen, lawyers for the team say the paper posted the video to its website knowing that it was secretly recorded by the driver of the Uber […]

Senators players caught trash-talking team on video recording

Ottawa Senators players who were caught on tape joking about and criticizing their team's defence in a video posted online are apologizing for their comments. The Senators released a statement Monday night from Thomas Chabot, Dylan DeMelo, Matt Duchene, Alex Formenton, Chris Tierney, Chris Wideman and Colin White, who were shown talking about Ottawa’s ineffective […]

US senators cry foul over Riyadh's 'insulting' Khashoggi story, say crown prince involved in death

US senators are speaking out against Saudi Arabia’s account of what happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying they believe the crown prince is responsible and calling Riyadh’s version of events “insulting.” Speaking to CNN’s “State of the Union” program on Sunday, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) didn’t hold back in saying who he believes is behind […]

US Senators push Canada to exclude Huawei from its 5G strategy

American politicians aren’t just nervous about having Huawei devices on their networks… they’re worried about neighboring countries, too. Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio have sent a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him to “reconsider” Huawei’s involvement in any of the country’s 5G plans. There’s “ample evidence” to suggest that no large […]

Palin, Rice mull challenging Alaska & Maine senators whose Kavanaugh votes sparked outrage

America may see an interesting female showdown as a spin-off of the Brett Kavanaugh saga. Susan Rice and Sarah Palin hinted they may run against Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, who voted in a way they deem unacceptable. The soap opera begins with Susan Collins (R-ME), who was initially sitting on the fence when […]

Senators want Google and Facebook to block 3D-printed gun files

US authorities lost the legal battle that would prevent Defense Distributed from legally releasing its 3D-printed gun files, but social networks can still ban them from their platforms. Facebook is already blocking people from posting their blueprints in the form of Computer Aided Design (CAD) files on its website and on Instagram, and now a […]

Smart TVs are invading privacy and should be investigated, senators say

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | moodboard) Two Democratic US senators have asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate privacy problems related to Internet-connected televisions. “Many Internet-connected smart TVs are equipped with sophisticated technologies that can track the content users are watching and then use that information to tailor and deliver targeted advertisements to consumers,” Sens. […]

Senators grant teams permission to negotiate extension with Karlsson: report

The Ottawa Senators have given interested teams permission to negotiate a contract extension with superstar defenceman Erik Karlsson, according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post. Karlsson, who is a free agent at the end of the 2018-19 season, has been the target of trade speculation dating back to last year and this moves the team […]