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Amnesty International calls on Poland not to deport Chechen

Jan. 7, 2019 12:38 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Amnesty International is calling on Poland not to deport a Chechen video blogger and critic of Chechen authorities who is being sought by Russia. The human rights group says that if Tumso Abdurakhmanov is returned to Russia he will be "at a very real risk of torture and other inhuman...

Food bloggers bring Africa's rich cuisines to the world

Jan. 6, 2019 7:28 AM EST

NGAPAROU, Senegal (AP) — In the quiet hours before lunch, two women worked side by side in an airy kitchen. One, a chef, cleaned fresh red snapper filets with a sharp knife. The other, a filmmaker, pointed her camera into a large pot of simmering vegetables. "What would you say this is, low heat or...

3 ways a new credit card can boost your side job

Dec. 27, 2018 12:00 PM EST

These days, many of us wear different hats to earn income on the side. You might clock out of one job and into the next as a ride-hailing driver, Airbnb host, Etsy shop owner or pet sitter. Such "gig economy" work can make for a stressful tax season that eats up your time (and billable hours) and costs you...

Key takeaways from new reports on Russian disinformation

Dec. 17, 2018 5:05 PM EST

Russians seeking to influence U.S. elections through social media had their eyes on Instagram and the black community. These were among the findings in two reports released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee. Separate studies from University of Oxford researchers and the cybersecurity firm New Knowledge...

Judge rules Alabama sheriff not immune from blogger's suit

Dec. 12, 2018 9:06 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge says a blogger can sue an Alabama sheriff for allegedly trying to silence her criticism of the officer. The Decatur Daily reports that U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala ruled that Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin is not immune from a lawsuit filed by online critic...

Ohio man's blog showcases oddities for sale on web

Dec. 1, 2018 1:45 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — From ketchup for canines to booze-hiding tampons, the internet is stocked with items so over-the-top that they seem thought up in dreams — or perhaps nightmares. Since April 2012, Drew Fairweather has faithfully documented the weirdest (hamster wheel for dogs), grossest (White...

Exile won't stop Vietnamese blogger from highlighting abuses

Nov. 21, 2018 1:03 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Forced into exile in the U.S., Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh is without her homeland but not without hope. Quynh and her family are beginning their lives anew in Houston after she was released last month from prison in Vietnam on the condition that she left the country. She had...