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Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google

A sign is shown on a Google building at their campus in Mountain View, Calif.  The Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Google has been abusing its online dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers. The lawsuit marks the government’s most significant act to protect competition ...

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Google legal chief leaving amid sexual misconduct troubles

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2010 file photo, the company logo is displayed is at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Search engine giant Google Inc. is making Kansas City, Kan., the first place to get its new ultra-fast broadband network, the company announced Wednesday, March 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

David Drummond, the legal chief of Google parent company Alphabet, is leaving at the end of the month following accusations of inappropriate relationships with employees. Alphabet did not give a reason for Drummond’s departure in a short regulatory filing Friday. ...

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Google’s firing of diversity critic fuels social-media backlash

This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google’s new head of diversity has rejected an internal commentary from an employee who suggested women don’t get ahead in tech jobs because of biological differences. The dueling memos come as Silicon Valley grapples with accusations of sexism and discrimination and companies like Google, Facebook and Uber say they are trying to change. Google is also in the midst of a Department of Labor investigation into whether it pays women less than men. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Google triggered a social-media backlash with the firing of an employee who had blasted the company’s diversity policies, fueling tension over an issue roiling Silicon Valley. The dismissal of James Damore, a Google engineer, came after he wrote a 10-page ...

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Google might have to search for a lawyer

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2010 file photo, the company logo is displayed is at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Search engine giant Google Inc. is making Kansas City, Kan., the first place to get its new ultra-fast broadband network, the company announced Wednesday, March 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

Welcome to Monday, the 34th anniversary of Orioles great Brooks Robinson‘s Hall of Fame induction. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Privacy-rights group seeks federal investigation of Google. — California Supreme Court ruling preserves environmental challenges ...

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