Here’s the latest for November 17th: Twitter and Facebook CEOs testify before Senate on election issues; Test ICBM intercepted by missile at sea; Israelis and Palestinians resume contacts; Dueling dinosaurs on display in North Carolina.
LUKE SHERIDAN: This is “AP News Minute.”
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing called to question their companies’ actions around the presidential election.
Dorsey said his platform flagged 300,000 tweets as part of efforts to combat disinformation. Zuckerberg told The Committee, he believed Facebook’s efforts was the largest election integrity effort by any private company in recent times.
In a first for The Pentagon, a missile interceptor launched from a US Navy ship at sea, hit and destroyed a Mach Intercontinental ballistic missile in flight. Previous tests against ICBM targets had used interceptors launched from underground silos in the United States.
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has announced the resumption of diplomatic relations with Israel after he says a commitment was received from the Israelis to abide by various signed agreements between the two parties. Relations with Israel had been suspended since mid-May.
And the fossil skeletons of two dinosaurs intertwined, in what looks like a final deathmatch, have been donated to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
The Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops horridus, known as the dueling dinosaurs, were buried together 67 million years ago.
Luke Sheridan, the Associated Press, with “AP News Minute.”