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Ohio gunman appeared to threaten FBI after Trump search

Aug. 12, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — A gunman who died in a shootout after trying to get inside the FBI’s Cincinnati office appeared to have posted calls on social media for FBI agents to be killed and for people to take up arms and “be ready for combat” in the wake of the search at Donald Trump’s...

Slow tallies in close Kenya election raise fears of meddling

Aug. 12, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Vote-tallying in Kenya’s close presidential election isn’t moving fast enough, the electoral commission chair said Friday, while parallel counting by local media dramatically slowed amid concerns about censorship or meddling. The head of the...

Fetterman plans 'raw' remarks in return to PA Senate race

Aug. 12, 2022 00:49 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman is expected to open up about his personal health challenges as he officially returns to the campaign trail Friday, more than 90 days after the Democrat suffered a stroke that threatened his life and political prospects in one of the...

Indiana cop wounded during traffic stop 'extremely critical'

Aug. 11, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana police officer shot in the head during a traffic stop and search for possible narcotics remained in “extremely critical” condition Thursday, her police chief said. Richmond Police Department Officer Seara Burton is being treated at a...

Trump hires prominent Atlanta attorney for election probe

Aug. 11, 2022 20:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump has hired a prominent Atlanta criminal defense attorney known for defending famous rappers to represent him in matters related to the special grand jury that's investigating whether the former president illegally tried to interfere with the 2020 election in Georgia. ...

Social media model charged with killing boyfriend in Florida

Aug. 11, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors in South Florida announced a second-degree murder charge Thursday against social media model Courtney Clenney in connection with the fatal stabbing of her live-in boyfriend. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced the charge against...

Social media addiction bill fails in California Legislature

Aug. 11, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Thursday rejected a proposal that could have forced some popular social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok to pay fines for using features they know can harm children. The bill would have let the state attorney general or...

FTC looking at rules to corral tech firms' data collection

Aug. 11, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether it's the fitness tracker on your wrist, the “smart” home appliances in your house or the latest kids’ fad going viral in online videos, they all produce a trove of personal data for big tech companies. How that data is being used and protected has...

Ex-police officer gets 7-plus years in prison in Jan. 6 case

Aug. 11, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An off-duty Virginia police officer who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan, 6, 2021, with a fellow officer was sentenced Thursday to more than seven years in prison, matching the longest prison sentence so far among hundreds of Capitol riot cases. Former Rocky Mount...

Social media model arrested in Hawaii on murder charge

Aug. 10, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Law enforcement in Hawaii on Wednesday arrested social media model Courtney Clenney on a charge of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon. Hawaii County police said in a statement they assisted the U.S. Marshals Service as they arrested the 26-year-old in...