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US regulators probing 5 tech companies’ acquisitions to 2010

Federal regulators are ramping up their investigation of the market dominance of giant tech companies, demanding detailed information on five companies’ acquisitions of smaller firms back to 2010. The Federal Trade Commission announced the move this week, issuing orders to ...

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Asian carp roundup in Kentucky opens new front in battle

Asian carp are processed at Two Rivers Fisheries in Wickliffe, Ky., on Tuesday. Asian carp were imported to the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s as an eco-friendly alternative to poisons for ridding southern fish farms and sewage lagoons of algae, weeds and parasites. The advance of the invasive carp, however, threatens to upend aquatic ecosystems, starve out native fish and wipe out endangered mussel and snail populations along the Mississippi River and dozens of tributaries. AP Photo by Mark Humphrey

Like a slow-motion, underwater cattle drive, wildlife officials in a half-dozen aluminum boats used pulses of electricity and sound on a recent gray morning to herd schools of Asian carp toward 1,000-foot-long nets. The ongoing roundup on wind-rippled Kentucky Lake, ...

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Justice Department brings new suits over sanctuary policies

Attorney General William Barr waves as he walks on stage to speak at the National Sheriffs' Association Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington on Monday. AP Photo by Susan Walsh

The Justice Department ratcheted up legal pressure this week on local governments over “sanctuary” policies that hinder federal immigration officers, bringing two new lawsuits and launching a coordinated messaging campaign to highlight an election-year priority of President Donald Trump. Declaring ...

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