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BBC coverage of Philip’s death draws record complaints

LONDON (AP) — The BBC’s coverage of the death of Prince Philip has drawn almost 110,000 complaints from the public, making it the most...

Big-business pushback against voting measures gains momentum

Big business has ratcheted up its objections to proposals that would make it harder to vote, with several hundred companies and executives signing a...

Users could soon hide ‘like’ counts on Instagram, Facebook

The tiny red hearts that appear under Instagram photos of kids, kittens and sandwiches can be a source of stress for many users, an...

Televisa, Univision to jointly produce Spanish TV content

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Grupo Televisa, Mexico’s largest television network, announced Tuesday it is joining with U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster Univision to form a third...

Nielsen, networks clash on stats showing fewer viewers

NEW YORK (AP) — People have been stuck at home for a year due to COVID-19 restrictions, with movie theaters closed, concert venues closed,...

Galloni becomes first woman as Reuters editor-in-chief

NEW YORK (AP) — The Reuters news service has promoted Alessandra Galloni to be its new editor-in-chief, making her the first woman to take...

Facebook users can appeal harmful content to oversight board

LONDON (AP) — Facebook's quasi-independent Oversight Board said Tuesday that it will start letting users file appeals over posts, photos, and videos that they...

Lin-Manuel Miranda, mayor open new Times Square vaccine site

NEW YORK (AP) — “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday at the grand opening of a...

Germany’s Bild newspaper to launch television channel

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest-selling daily newspaper, Bild, plans to launch a television channel that will go on air before the country's election in...

Pinterest establishes legal entity in Turkey to avoid bans

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The image-sharing platform Pinterest became the latest social media company to agree to set up a legal entity in Turkey...

Muslim civil rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

A civil rights group is suing Facebook and its executives, saying CEO Mark Zuckerberg made “false and deceptive" statements to Congress when he said...

Iran ship said to be Red Sea troop base off Yemen attacked

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian ship believed to be a base for the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and anchored for years in...

Will the Oscars be a ‘who cares’ moment as ratings dive?

NEW YORK (AP) — George Bradley used to love watching the Academy Awards. The 28-year-old Brit now living in San Diego would stay up...

As states expand vaccines, prisoners still lack access

This week, Florida expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to all residents 16 and older. But across the state, more than 70,000 people still don’t...

AP’s Nixon wins News Leader of the Year award from NLA

NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Nixon, global investigations editor at The Associated Press, has won the first-ever News Leader of the Year award from...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though...

Russia fines Twitter for not taking down calls to protest

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Friday fined Twitter for not taking down calls encouraging minors to take part in unauthorized rallies,...

Supreme Court sides with Facebook in text message dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Facebook in a lawsuit over unwanted text notifications it sent, rejecting a claim that...

Justices uphold FCC’s easing of local media ownership limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld federal regulators' decision to ease ownership limits on local media, rejecting a claim that...

After blank front page, newspaper learns it’s appreciated

NEW YORK (AP) — Stories are back on the cover of Kansas City’s Northeast News this week after the newspaper intentionally printed a blank...

An unwelcome prank: Volkswagen purposely hoodwinks reporters

NEW YORK (AP) — Journalists are used to being wary about odd pranksters pulling April Fool's Day hoaxes at this time of year. Few...

Newsmax keeps most, not all, of post-election samplers

NEW YORK (AP) — The trajectory of the conservative network Newsmax is a clear example of how statistics can tell different stories, depending on...

Alternative bidders emerge for newspaper chain Tribune

A group of alternative bidders is emerging for newspaper chain Tribune Publishing, which had agreed to a $630 million acquisition by hedge fund Alden...

News Corp. buys Houghton Mifflin Harcourt books division

NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest news of consolidation in the literary world, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. announced Monday it's buying Houghton Mifflin...

China erasing H&M from internet amid Xinjiang backlash

HONG KONG (AP) — H&M disappeared from the internet in China as the government raised pressure on shoe and clothing brands and announced sanctions...

Dominion Voting sues Fox for $1.6B over 2020 election claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News on Friday, arguing the cable news giant, in an...

Impeachment probe to examine COVID tests for Cuomo relatives

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The impeachment investigation into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expanding to examine whether the governor unlawfully used his office...

Lawmakers press Big Tech CEOs on speech responsibility

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEOs of tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google faced a grilling in Congress Thursday as lawmakers tried to draw them...

The Latest: Twitter grilled about blocking a NY Post article

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest news from a House committee questioning the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter. All times local. ...

Myanmar junta uses force on streets; US, UK target finances

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — As Myanmar's junta used violence again Thursday to try to suppress protests against the military's takeover, the United States and...

No turning back: Facebook reckons with a post-2020 world

It's becoming increasingly clear that for Facebook, there is no returning to its habits of the past. ...

AP journalist, other media workers return to Myanmar court

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw and several other members of the media who have been charged under a public order...

GameStop lost $215 million in fiscal year; online sales gain

GameStop, the video game retailer at the center of a social-media driven investment frenzy, said it lost $215 million in the 12 months ended...

Fox meteorologist Dean turns into fierce Cuomo critic

NEW YORK (AP) — To Fox News Channel's Janice Dean, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a liar and a criminal. He blames others...

For television, NFL deal is likely a matter of survival

NEW YORK (AP) — The $113 billion deal to telecast NFL games through 2033 is head-swimmingly large — until you consider that the very...

Twitter to establish legal entity in Turkey, comply with law

ISTANBUL (AP) — Twitter has announced it will establish a legal entity in Turkey in order to continue operating in the country, which passed...

2 journalists detained as Myanmar junta clamps down on press

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Two more journalists were detained in Myanmar on Friday, part of the junta’s intensifying efforts to choke off information about...

Amazon gets Thursday night games, NFL nearly doubles TV deal

Much like they did with cable in the 1980s and satellite television in the 1990s, the NFL on Thursday made another significant transition in...

Facebook grows in Oregon with data center, fiber-optic cable

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Facebook is growing its footprint in Oregon, announcing Thursday that it will expand its data center in Prineville — already...

Alexi McCammond parts ways with Teen Vogue over past tweets

NEW YORK (AP) — Saying her past anti-Asian and homophobic tweets have overshadowed her work, Alexi McCammond said Thursday that she and publisher Conde...

Lawyers for Johnny Depp seek to appeal ‘wife beater’ ruling

LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for Johnny Depp told Britain's Court of Appeal Thursday that the actor's ex-wife, Amber Heard, did not donate all of...

Grammy Award ratings drop 51 percent to record low

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy producers avoided the Zoom awkwardness of other pandemic-era awards shows and gave music-starved fans performances by the industry's biggest...

News Corp strikes Facebook pay deal for Australian news

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — News Corp and Facebook have reached pay deals for news in Australia three weeks after the government passed laws that...

Reports: Cuomo vaccine czar’s loyalty calls raise concerns

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime adviser to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo leading the state's COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been calling county executives...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though...

Myanmar court extends detention of AP journalist

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar extended on Friday the pretrial detention of an Associated Press journalist who was arrested while covering...

Myanmar junta keeps pressure on protesters, journalists

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters in the country's two largest cities and elsewhere on...

China regulator fines 12 firms over anti-monopoly law

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s market regulator said Friday that it fined a dozen companies, including games company Tencent Holdings and Chinese search engine...

Carlson, Times tussle over online harassment of journalist

NEW YORK (AP) — Tucker Carlson's belittling of a reporter for The New York Times this week for publicly discussing how she had been...

Study: Lack of diversity in Hollywood costs industry $10B

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, researchers have said a lack of diversity in Hollywood films doesn’t just poorly reflect demographics, it’s bad business....

Facebook moves to dismiss federal, state antitrust suits

Facebook has asked a court to dismiss state and federal antitrust lawsuits that accuse it of abusing its market power in social networking to...

Texas AG says probe to continue despite Twitter lawsuit

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday that a lawsuit by Twitter won't deter his office from investigating the content moderation...

World viewership of royals’ interview nearly 50 million

NEW YORK (AP) — Worldwide viewership of Oprah Winfrey's interview with British royals Prince Harry and Meghan is up to nearly 50 million people...

EXPLAINER: How Myanmar is cracking down on journalists

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military-controlled government is cracking down on coverage of mass protests, raiding media companies and detaining dozens of journalists since its...

Claimed value of sleepy NY estate could come to haunt Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s sleepy by Donald Trump’s standards, but the former president's century-old estate in New York's Westchester County could end up...

The Latest: Estimated 17.1 million watched royals interview

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The latest on Oprah Winfrey's interview with Meghan and Harry, their first since stepping away from royal life. All times...

GOP pushes bills to allow social media ‘censorship’ lawsuits

Republican state lawmakers are pushing for social media giants to face costly lawsuits for policing content on their websites, taking aim at a federal...

Judge: Paper must run Page 1 statement on Meghan’s legal win

LONDON (AP) — A British judge has ordered the Mail on Sunday to publish a front-page statement highlighting the Duchess of Sussex’s legal victory...

Will Paramount+ be a mountain or a molehill in streaming?

NEW YORK (AP) — Paramount+ debuts Thursday as the latest — and last — streaming option from a major media company, this time from...

‘Meme stocks’ go mainstream: There’s now a fund for that

NEW YORK (AP) — Interested in trading some of the stocks that have rocked Wall Street recently fueled by social media buzz? Has the...

Right-wing friendly Parler again sues Amazon

SEATTLE (AP) — Parler, the right-wing friendly social network that was forced offline after supporters of then-President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol on...

Publisher to appeal ruling that it invaded Meghan’s privacy

LONDON (AP) — A British newspaper publisher said Tuesday it plans to appeal against a judge’s ruling that it invaded the privacy of the...

Judge approves $650M Facebook privacy lawsuit settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo...

NYT editor Bill Hamilton joining publisher Celadon Books

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington editor for The New York Times is joining Celadon Books as executive editor. Bill Hamilton will begin his...

Rights groups target sponsors like Airbnb for Beijing Games

In one corner are the 15 leading Olympic sponsors, many household names like Airbnb, Coca-Cola, Visa, Toyota, Samsung and General Electric. Together they pay...

Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Facebook announced on Friday preliminary agreements with three Australian publishers, a day after the Parliament passed a law that would...

NY Times says it needs culture change, better inclusion

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times says it needs a culture change to become a better place to work, particularly for people...

AT&T spinning off DirecTV after losing millions of customers

AT&T is spinning off its DirecTV into a new company for a fraction of the $48.5 billion it paid for the satellite TV service...

Twitter to let users charge followers to see premium posts

Twitter is branching out from advertising to find more ways to make money — both for itself and for its most prolific users, whether...

India introduces new rules to regulate online content

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Thursday rolled out new regulations for social media companies and digital streaming websites to make them more accountable...

Facebook says it will pay $1B over 3 years to news industry

Facebook, following in Google's footsteps, says it plans to invest $1 billion to "support the news industry” over the next three years. ...

Unfriended no more: Facebook to lift Australia news ban

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Facebook announced Tuesday that it would lift a ban on Australians viewing and sharing news on its platform after it...

Microsoft, EU publishers seek Australia-style news payments

LONDON (AP) — Microsoft is teaming up with European publishers to push for a system to make big tech platforms pay for news, raising...

Judge rejects Rep. Devin Nunes defamation suit against CNN

NEW YORK (AP) — A defamation lawsuit U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes brought against CNN was tossed out by a Manhattan judge on Friday. ...

Google fires AI manager who protested her peer’s departure

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google has fired a leader of its artificial intelligence ethics team in the fallout from the recent departure of...

Trump repeats election claims in interviews, is unchallenged

NEW YORK (AP) — In the first television interviews of his post-presidency, Donald Trump repeated his false claims that the election was stolen from...

Facebook makes a power move in Australia – and may regret it

For years, Facebook has been in a defensive crouch amid a slew of privacy scandals, antitrust lawsuits and charges that it was letting hate...

Australian leader urges Facebook to lift its news blockade

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister on Friday urged Facebook to lift its ban on news access for Australian users and return to...

EXPLAINER: What’s up between Google, Facebook and Australia?

BEIJING (AP) — For two decades, global news outlets have complained internet companies are getting rich at their expense, selling advertising linked to their...

In surprise move, Facebook blocks news access in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — In a surprise retaliatory move Thursday, Facebook blocked Australians from sharing news stories, escalating a fight with the government over...

Australian media law raises questions about ‘pay for clicks’

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Timothy Berners-Lee, the British computer scientist known as the inventor of the World Wide Web, says Australian plans to make...

Facebook blocks Australians from accessing news on platform

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Facebook announced Thursday it has blocked Australians from viewing and sharing news on the platform because of proposed laws in...

In Australia, Google makes publisher deals, Facebook walks

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Google is striking deals in Australia to pay for journalism but Facebook is vowing to restrict news sharing as Australian...

Tribune agrees to purchase by hedge fund for $630 million

CHICAGO (AP) — The newspaper publisher Tribune has agreed to be sold to Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund known for cutting costs and...

Major Australian media company strikes Google news pay deal

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Seven West Media has become the largest Australian news media business to strike a deal with Google to pay for...

EXPLAINER: Why impeachment evidence tested TV’s standards

NEW YORK (AP) — All the words abounded — the ones that you're not supposed to hear on broadcast television or, for that matter,...

English soccer at breaking point over abuse on social media

Death threats. Racist abuse. Sexist slurs. And social media accounts allowed to stay active even after spreading bile. ...

China bans BBC news broadcasts in apparent retaliation

BEIJING (AP) — China has banned the BBC World News television channel from the few outlets where it could be seen in the country...

Australia report says make Google and Facebook pay for news

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Parliament will debate making Google and Facebook pay for news after a Senate committee on Friday recommended no changes...

China bans BBC news broadcasts in apparent retaliatory move

BEIJING (AP) — China has banned the BBC World News television channel in a diplomatic fight with Britain after British regulators revoked the license...

Fox abruptly cuts off impeachment manager during testimony

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel cut off an impeachment manager in mid-sentence Wednesday as he was presenting dramatic video footage of the...

AP promotes Daisy Veerasingham to COO

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press on Wednesday named Daisy Veerasingham as its executive vice president and chief operating officer. ...

Impeachment trial goes blue, forcing network language calls

NEW YORK (AP) — During a gripping 13 minutes at the start of Donald Trump's second impeachment trial Tuesday, television's biggest networks aired footage...

Coverage of virus, racial reckoning win DuPont awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Reporting on the coronavirus pandemic, the police killing of George Floyd, climate change and other issues — from Syria's civil...

Mexico to require appeals on social media account blocking

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The party of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented for public comment a proposed set of regulations on Twitter, Facebook...

Fox News leader signs new contract, no ‘pivot’ planned

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott signed a new contract Tuesday and the company said it will continue its “center...

India clamps down on free speech to fight farmer protests

NEW DELHI (AP) — When Vinod K. Jose, executive editor of The Caravan, India’s leading investigating magazine, logged onto Twitter on Monday, he was...

Media grapples with how to cover Trump after White House

NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks into Donald Trump's post-presidency, it feels like he hasn't really gone away. ...

Sitting on billions, Catholic dioceses amassed taxpayer aid

When the coronavirus forced churches to close their doors and give up Sunday collections, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte turned to the federal...

Singer Morgan Wallen suspended from label after racial slur

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Morgan Wallen has been suspended indefinitely from his label and seen his music pulled by radio stations and...

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