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Trump announces launch of media company, social media site

Oct. 20, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nine months after being expelled from social media for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump said Wednesday he's launching a new media company with its own social media platform. Trump says his goal in...

Indicted Nebraska GOP Rep. Fortenberry pleads not guilty

Oct. 20, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he lied to federal agents who were investigating illegal contributions to his campaign, and prosecutors say they plan to call a top aide to the Republican congressman as a trial witness....

EXPLAINER: How jury selection works in Arbery slaying trial

Oct. 20, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Teachers, auto mechanics and retirees summoned to jury duty in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery are being questioned about their thoughts on racism, their social media habits and whether they own guns, while hundreds more await their turn. Finding an...

Senator asks Facebook CEO to testify on Instagram and kids

Oct. 20, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The senator leading a probe of Facebook’s Instagram and its impact on young people is asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the panel that has heard far-reaching criticisms from a former employee of the company. Sen. Richard...

Mexico: drug cartels recruiting youths through video games

Oct. 20, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drug cartels in Mexico are recruiting youths through contacts made on multiplayer online video games, officials said Wednesday. Ricardo Mejía, Mexico’s assistant public safety secretary, said an apparent cartel recruiter had already bought bus...

UK fines Facebook $69.4 million for failing to supply data

Oct. 20, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's competition watchdog fined Facebook 50.5 million pounds ($69.4 million) on Wednesday for violating rules during the U.K. investigation into the social media giant’s purchase of Giphy. The Competition and Markets Authority said Facebook failed...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 20, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Oct. 17, 2021. Editorial: Time to rein in quid pro quo culture of Harrisburg The culture of Harrisburg would be best described as “clubby.” After legislative sessions at the State Capitol on Third Street, lawmakers and...

Enbridge temporarily stops Michigan pipeline due to protests

Oct. 19, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

The operator of a Michigan oil pipeline said it temporarily shut down Line 5 Tuesday after protesters warned the company that they planned to turn an emergency valve. Video posted on social media showed someone with a hard hat and a wrench inside a...

Maui mayor exposed to COVID by pandemic safety rules foe

Oct. 19, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui Mayor Michael Victorino said he tested negative for COVID-19 after seeing on social media that an opponent of pandemic safety rules he met with earlier tested positive. Victorino had a meeting Thursday with three unvaccinated residents...

Facebook paying fine to settle US suit on discrimination

Oct. 19, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook is paying a $4.75 million fine and up to $9.5 million to eligible victims to resolve the Justice Department’s allegations that it discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas to fill high-paying jobs. Facebook...