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The legislation by a freshman Republican senator would prohibit features like auto-play and infinite scrolling, used by social media companies to keep users on their platform longer.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Del. Jason Harshbarger is resigning from the legislature to become a lobbyist for Dominion Energy. The Republican from Ritchie County submitted a resignation letter to the speaker of the House of Delegates on Wednesday. He’ll leave his post Aug. 30. Harshbarger is the House’s assistant majority whip and chairman… Read More
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A longtime friend of the Dayton shooter who authorities say bought him body armor and helped assemble the weapon used in the massacre will remain in jail on a charge unrelated to the shooting. Authorities said there’s no indication Ethan Kollie knew his friend was planning a mass shooting, but they… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University wants to trademark the word “The” when used as part of the school’s name on university merchandise. The Columbus Dispatch reports the school submitted a trademark application this month to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The application requests a standard character trademark for the title “The Ohio… Read More
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says the revisions will make the landmark conservation law more efficient. Critics say it will hurt endangered plants and animals as they face mounting threats.