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The Latest: Trump says he voted a straight GOP ticket

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Facebook demands academics disable ad-targeting data tool

BOSTON (AP) — Academics, journalists and First Amendment lawyers are rallying behind New York University researchers in a showdown with Facebook over its demand...

Beyond the Needle: Probability experts assess 2020 race

NEW YORK (AP) — The one thing most likely to conjure nightmares of the 2016 election night for opponents of President Donald Trump is...

Johnson jump-starts IndyCar move with online auto retailer

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson needed funding for his move to IndyCar so the seven-time NASCAR champion transitioned into a salesman for...

Viewership for 2nd Trump-Biden debate drops to 63 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden drew 10 million fewer viewers than...

World Series draws record-low audience for 2nd night

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series drew a record-low audience of television viewers for the second straight night. ...

Facebook, Twitter CEOs ordered to testify by GOP senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP push against Facebook and Twitter accelerated Thursday after Republican senators threatened the CEOs of the social media companies with...

Nigerian president leaves protest shootings out of speech

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the nation about the unrest that has gripped the country in recent days, but...

Family: Man fatally shot by police wasn’t extremist

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Strangers on the internet hailed Duncan Socrates Lemp as a martyr for their anti-government movement after a police officer...

Mexico broadcaster: Pope’s civil union quote not broadcast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican television broadcaster confirmed Thursday that Pope Francis’ bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions were made during a May...

Trump posts unedited ’60 Minutes’ interview before it airs

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump took on the country's most influential news program in unprecedented fashion, posting unedited video of interviews that...

Pandemic hurts AT&T in 3rd quarter; wireless unit stable

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic continued to hit AT&T through the third quarter as closed theaters, wary U.S. moviegoers and the Hollywood shutdown...

Study: TV industry falls short of off-camera inclusivity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Zendaya won last month’s Emmy Award for top drama series actress, her triumph seemed to underscore the TV industry’s...

Viewers’ Guide: After chaotic debate, Trump, Biden try again

After meeting last month in perhaps the most chaotic debate in modern history, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, will take...

US officials link Iran to emails meant to intimidate voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have accused Iran of being behind a flurry of emails sent to Democratic voters in multiple battleground states that...

US officials link Iran to emails meant to intimidate voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials accused Iran on Wednesday of being behind a flurry of emails sent to Democratic voters in multiple battleground states...

Dodgers, Rays draw record-low TV World Series audience

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers' victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 drew a record-low audience of television viewers...

The Latest: Trump tells rally about ’60 Minutes’ interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Nigerian forces killed 12 peaceful protesters, Amnesty says

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday that Nigeria's security forces fired upon two large gatherings of peaceful protesters Tuesday...

‘Bad Hair’ movie explores Black women and hairstyle messages

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several scenes in the film “Bad Hair” were so horrifying that some cast members initially second-guessed their own use of...

AP-NORC/USAFacts poll: Many in US distrust campaign info

In a presidential election year that has thrown the country's divisions into stark relief, Americans can agree on this: Misinformation about government and politics...

Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising — the government’s most significant...

Rocky start to Dolphins’ QB transition to Tua Tagovailoa

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins' transition to Tua Tagovailoa didn’t start the way coach Brian Flores intended, and deposed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said...

Retired AP investigative reporter Pete Yost dies at age 73

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Yost, a retired Associated Press investigative reporter with a fierce, determined style of interviewing that contrasted with his low-key, modest...

US hits Chinese media with new restrictions, upping tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hitting Chinese media outlets in the U.S. with new restrictions, a move that will further foment tensions...

After years grappling with Google, Europe has tips for US

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. antitrust crackdown on Google might seem like deja vu for European Union regulators. ...

Mission impossible? Welker on tap to moderate second debate

NEW YORK (AP) — This fall's presidential debates have chewed up moderators. ...

Danish sub killer denies he had help in prison break attempt

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish man convicted of murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine was remanded to custody Wednesday after he...

AP Explains: Trump seizes on dubious Biden-Ukraine story

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to undermine rival Joe Biden two weeks before the election, President Donald Trump’s campaign has seized on a tabloid story...

U.S. antitrust case against Google mirrors Microsoft battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's legal assault on Google actually feels like a blast from the past. ...

Australian watchdog considers its own Google antitrust case

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s competition watchdog will consider its own antitrust case against Google, the commission chairman said Wednesday after the U.S. Justice...

Duke and Duchess of Sussex convene session on digital world

NEW YORK (AP) — Creating online communities free of danger and misinformation is crucial in building a better world, the Duchess of Sussex told...

Football rules nationally, Dodgers in Los Angeles

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers played for their season Sunday night on Fox, the seventh game of the National League Championship...

Altered photo shows Ice Cube, 50 Cent in ‘Trump 2020’ hats

An altered photo of rappers Ice Cube and 50 Cent in hats that appear to show support for President Donald Trump circulated widely on...

Family of slain Saudi journalist sues Saudi Crown Prince

WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of...

Thai Cabinet approves Parliament session to debate protests

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a request to recall Parliament for a special session to deal with the political pressures from...

AP-NORC/USAFacts poll: US trust in COVID-19 information down

Americans have lost trust across the board in the people and institutions informing them about the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, according...

Toobin suspended by the New Yorker, steps away from CNN

NEW YORK (AP) — Author-commentator Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended by the New Yorker and is stepping away from his job as CNN's senior...

Thai authorities seek to censor coverage of student protests

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities worked Monday to stem a growing tide of protests calling for the prime minister to resign by threatening to...

Longtime Minnesota sports columnist Sid Hartman dies at 100

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota sports columnist and radio personality Sid Hartman, an old-school home team booster who once ran the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers and...

Twitter blocks tweet from Trump adviser downplaying masks

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter blocked a post Sunday from an adviser to President Donald Trump who suggested that masks do not work to...

Facebook’s long and halting fight against misinformation

Facebook is facing its toughest challenge yet: an election complicated by a pandemic, a deeply divided nation lured by conspiracy theories and alternate versions...

Anchorage, Alaska chooses 1st woman, openly gay acting mayor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Austin Quinn-Davidson will serve as acting mayor of Anchorage starting next Friday after Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's resignation. ...

Trump plays down virus as he steps up pitch for second term

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gone are the days when President Donald Trump held forth daily at the White House podium flanked by members of his...

Suspect in teacher’s beheading in France was Chechen teen

PARIS (AP) — A suspect shot dead by police after the beheading of a history teacher near Paris was an 18-year-old Chechen refugee unknown...

Scammers seize on US election, but it’s not votes they want

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The email from a political action committee seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to make...

GOP senator mispronounces Kamala Harris’ name at Trump rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. David Perdue mocked Kamala Harris, his Senate colleague and the Democratic vice presidential nominee, on Friday by repeatedly mispronouncing...

Group seeks to combat misleading information online

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A group of U.S. Black scholars, activists and writers has launched a new project they say will combat misleading...

For grateful NBC, Savannah Guthrie changes the subject

NEW YORK (AP) — Savannah Guthrie did more than just display her journalistic chops at NBC News' town hall with President Donald Trump. She...

Twitter CEO says it was wrong to block links to Biden story

Twitter was wrong to block weblinks to an unverified political story, CEO Jack Dorsey said on Friday, as the company responded to criticism over...

First lady lashes out at media about friend’s tell-all book

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Melania Trump lashed out Friday at “self-serving adults” for focusing on her falling out with a friend and adviser, writing...

Rays-Yankees get most viewers during Division Series

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees drew the five-most watched games of the Division Series, boosted by prime-time...

In head-to-head town halls, Biden beats Trump in audience

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not the tally that really matters, but Joe Biden scored something of an upset over President Donald Trump. ...

Dallas Morning News staff votes to unionize newsroom

DALLAS (AP) — The staff of the Dallas Morning News voted to unionize Friday, becoming the first newspaper in Texas to do so amid...

Scheuer, Philly sports media denizen for decades, dies at 88

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jack Scheuer, the go-to guy at courtside, on the field and in the press box, who covered Philadelphia sports from the...

AP Explains: What’s behind Trump’s town hall answer on QAnon

“Ask the Q” has been a rallying cry for QAnon believers since the conspiracy theory's online birth three years ago. They have long claimed...

QAnon supporters behind canceled fundraiser give Trump $1M

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump recently accepted $1 million in campaign contributions from a couple whose vocal support for the QAnon conspiracy theory...

Sen. Josh Hawley writing book: ‘The Tyranny of Big Tech.’

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Josh Hawley is working on a book about one of the Missouri Republican's ongoing targets. ...

UK says Instagram to crack down on hidden influencer ads

LONDON (AP) — British regulators said Friday that Instagram will clamp down on “hidden advertising” by social media influencers. ...

TV gives viewers a split-screen comparison of Trump, Biden

NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of the expected debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, television viewers were left Thursday with what...

Why tech giants limited the spread of NY Post story on Biden

OAKLAND, California (AP) — When Facebook and Twitter moved quickly this week to limit the spread of an unverified political story published by the...

GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, wife finance anti-Biden group

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson and his wife have given $75 million to a new super PAC that is attacking Democratic nominee...

YouTube follows Twitter and Facebook with QAnon crackdown

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — YouTube is following the lead of Twitter and Facebook, saying that it is taking more steps to limit QAnon and...

C-SPAN suspends Scully after he admits to lie about hack

NEW YORK (AP) — C-SPAN suspended its political editor Steve Scully indefinitely Thursday after he admitted to lying about his Twitter feed being hacked...

C-SPAN suspends political editor Steve Scully indefinitely after he admits he lied about his...

NEW YORK (AP) — C-SPAN suspends political editor Steve Scully indefinitely after he admits he lied about his Twitter feed being hacked.

Man shelters 300 dogs from Hurricane Delta in Mexico home

LEONA VICARIO, Mexico (AP) — As the dangerous Hurricane Delta closed in on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Ricardo Pimentel opened his home — to about...

AP Explains: Trump seizes on dubious Biden-Ukraine story

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to undermine rival Joe Biden 20 days before the election, President Donald Trump’s campaign has seized on a tabloid story...

Taraji P. Henson to host ‘New Jack Swing’ podcast series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taraji P. Henson will host a new podcast series focused on the story behind the New Jack Swing music era. ...

Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage

NEW YORK (AP) — Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John...

Hong Kong police raids outspoken media tycoon’s office

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police raided the private offices of media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai on Thursday, according to Lai’s...

Company behind SKorean hit band BTS soar in trading debut

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Big Hit Entertainment, the company that manages global pop sensation BTS, had a dynamite trading debut Thursday...

NBC faces backlash after agreeing to Trump town hall

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News faced a sharp backlash to its decision to host President Donald Trump for a town hall Thursday in...

AP Explains: Trump seizes on dubious Biden-Ukraine story

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to undermine rival Joe Biden 20 days before the election, President Donald Trump’s campaign has seized on a tabloid story...

Nude photos and death threats: Scandal topples Alaska mayor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A stunning tale of inappropriate behavior between a politician and a television anchor, death threats and nude photos culminated in...

White woman charged in racist NYC run-in made a 2nd 911 call

NEW YORK (AP) — Amy Cooper, the white woman charged with filing a false police report for calling 911 during a dispute with a...

Herbert Kretzmer, lyricist of Les Miserables, dead at 95

LONDON (AP) — Herbert Kretzmer, the journalist and lyricist best known for his English-language adaptation of the musical Les Miserables, has died. He was...

Video indicates slain protester was upset about being filmed

DENVER (AP) — Video from a Denver television station shows that a pro-police demonstrator who was fatally shot by a security guard hired by...

Federal judge extends Virginia voter registration deadline

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday extended the deadline for registering to vote in Virginia by 48 hours after the state's...

Korean boy band BTS faces uproar in China over war comments

SEOUL (AP) — Chinese nationalists erupted in anger at South Korean boy band BTS after its leader thanked Korean War veterans for their sacrifices. ...

Jets surprisingly cut Le’Veon Bell after exploring trades

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have surprisingly released disgruntled running back Le'Veon Bell, ending a disappointing tenure after less than two...

Cut cable shuts down Virginia voter portal; lawsuit filed

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An accidentally severed fiber optic cable that shut down Virginia's online voter registration system for several hours Tuesday, the last...

California panel recommends limits to police crowd control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Days after police and members of an unruly crowd were injured following the Los Angeles Lakers' latest basketball championship, Gov....

Report: Social media influencers push voting misinformation

CHICAGO (AP) — Social media influencers, partisan news outlets and even President Donald Trump's son are driving the spread of online misinformation swirling around...

Police: Protest shooting victim shot after altercations

DENVER (AP) — A man fatally shot by a reporter's security guard after opposing weekend protests argued with another man before getting involved in...

Facebook bans anti-vaccination ads but not antivax posts

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook says it will ban ads on its platform that discourage vaccinations — with an exception carved out for advocacy...

Cable news ratings up 72 percent over 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not difficult to figure out which television networks are benefiting from the presidential election, and which ones should worry...

Mark Zuckerberg donates $100M more to help election offices

DENVER (AP) — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, on Tuesday donated an additional $100 million to helping local election offices...

Nigeria protesters demand police reforms for sixth day

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Crowds protesting against police brutality in Nigeria took to the streets Tuesday for a sixth day across the country after...

Bollywood’s powerful file suit against Indian news channels

NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Bollywood filmmakers and industry unions have filed a lawsuit against two popular TV news channels, asking them to refrain...

How a probe of Trump-Russia ties turned into a GOP rally cry

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2016, Donald Trump's campaign chairman shared polling data with an associate suspected of ties to Russian intelligence. Another Trump associate...

Lawyer: Denver security guard acted in self-defense

DENVER (AP) — An armed security guard for a television station who is suspected of fatally shooting a man following an altercation after opposing...

Facebook bans Holocaust denial, distortion posts

Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about...

Disney reorg to further bolster company’s focus on streaming

Disney said Monday that it is reorganizing its business units to focus even more on streaming. ...

Chief: No reason to fire Wisconsin officer who killed teen

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The police chief of a Milwaukee suburb that has seen protests and unrest since an officer was cleared of criminal wrongdoing...

Tanzania intensifies repression ahead of polls, says report

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzanian authorities have intensified repression to muzzle the opposition, civil society and the news media ahead of elections on October...

Conservative PAC draws charges of racism in Missouri

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A conservative political action committee in Missouri is facing accusations of racism after posting a website that uses images of...

Security guard jailed in deadly shooting at Denver protests

DENVER (AP) — A private security guard working for a local TV station was jailed for investigation of first-degree murder in the deadly shooting...

Guard in custody after man dies in shooting at protests

DENVER (AP) — A private security guard working for a TV station was in custody Saturday after a person died from a shooting that...

28 arrested, tear gas used in Wisconsin protests

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Police used tear gas on demonstrators and arrested 28 people during a third straight night of protests over the lack...

The Latest: Brazil’s virus death toll surpasses 150,000

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s count of COVID-19 deaths surpassed 150,000 on Saturday night, despite signs the pandemic is slowly retreating in Latin America’s...

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