Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 1:50 p.m. EST
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Donald Trump says he might have a discussion with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a summit they’re both attending in Argentina, but so far they’ve haven’t. Relations between Washington and Riyadh are tense in the wake of the brutal killing of Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL’ khahr-SHOHK’-jee), a columnist for The Washington Post. Khashoggi, who had been critical of the royal family, was killed by the Saudis at the nation’s consulate in Istanbul.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Brandon Slaton was alone at his home in Alaska, soaking in the bathtub, when an earthquake struck. Slaton just moved to Kenai, Alaska with his wife from Arizona and had never felt an earthquake before the 7.0 magnitude temblor hit on Friday morning. Slaton says the quake created a powerful back-and-forth sloshing in the bathtub and before he knew it, he’d been thrown out of the tub by the force of the waves.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Sen. Mark Warner is appealing to Congress to pass laws that require data minimization following Marriott’s disclosure of a data breach. Warner said Congress should ensure companies don’t keep sensitive customer data that they no longer need.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is considering new charges for Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman after his plea deal fell apart over allegations of lying to investigators. That’s what prosecutors told a federal judge Friday in the case of Paul Manafort, who has denied lying to investigators. The judge ordered the government to disclose more details about the false-statements allegations against Manafort by next Friday and set a tentative sentencing date for early March.
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Chinese government has launched a program that analysts say puts informants inside ethnic minorities’ living rooms, dining areas and prayer spaces, not to mention weddings and funerals considered intimate and private. The ruling Communist Party’s official newspaper says 1.1 million civil servants are participating in the “Pair Up and Become Family” initiative. The government says the program fosters ethnic unity between the majority Han Chinese and predominantly Muslim minorities.