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Florida House overwhelmingly approves consumer privacy bill

- Associated Press

The Florida House resoundingly approved a consumer privacy bill on Wednesday, giving the public an opportunity to regain ownership of the personal data collected by companies and the right to sue companies for mishandling information in a marketplace where consumers themselves have become lucrative commodities.

US ends oil, gas lease sales from public land through June

- Associated Press

The U.S. Interior Department is cancelling oil and gas lease sales from public lands through June amid an ongoing review of how the program contributes to climate change, officials said Wednesday.

Colorado bill would protect gender identity and expression

- Associated Press

Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would add “gender identity” and “gender expression” to anti-discrimination statutes as state lawmakers across the country are introducing bills aimed at curbing transgender rights.

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks after a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah.  Facebook says it has broken up a hacker network linked to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' intelligence service, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. It says the network targeted hundreds of people, including journalists, human rights activists and government critics. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

Facebook says it halts hackers tied to Palestinian security

- Associated Press

Facebook said Wednesday it has broken up a hacker network used by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' intelligence service in an attempt to keep tabs on journalists, human rights activists and government critics.

This Oct. 1, 2020 photo shows the exterior of Caesars casino in Atlantic City, N.J.  Caesars Entertainment, the casino's parent company, announced Wednesday, April 21, 2021, a $170 million renovation of hotel rooms and suites at Harrah's and Caesars casinos. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Harrah's, Caesars get $170M upgrades as promised at merger

- Associated Press

Two Atlantic City casinos will be getting a $170 million makeover of their hotel rooms this summer as part of a $400 million investment their parent company is making in the city over the next three years.

Vegas-area lawmakers link capacity to COVID-19 vaccine rates

Associated Press

Lawmakers in Las Vegas are linking plans to fully lift distancing restrictions beginning May 1 with vaccination rates in the state’s key tourism region, while Reno-area businesses could soon have no capacity limits and voluntary distancing rules.

Alaska lawmakers want a say in use of federal aid money

Associated Press

Alaska lawmakers want a say in how the state spends more than $1 billion from a new federal aid package, a year after largely ceding decision-making on a prior pandemic-related relief package to Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

As extreme weather increases, climate misinformation adapts

- Associated Press

Climate scientists have warned for years that a warming planet would cause more extreme storms, like the one that walloped Texas in February, knocking out power and leaving millions in a deep freeze.