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Egypt defends austerity measures amid fears of unrest

Jun. 13, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday defended austerity measures aimed at reviving the economy, amid fears of public anger that may have motivated the arrests of activists and bloggers in recent weeks. The government recently raised the price of electricity and tap water as part...

MSNBC's Reid apologizes again for old blog posts

Jun. 1, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC's Joy Reid is apologizing again for past blog posts, including one that had an image of Sen. John McCain superimposed on the body of a campus killer and another where she urged people to watch a conspiracy film tied to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Reid said Friday there are things...

Peppa Pig wins street cred, attracts censors in China

May. 2, 2018 7:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A cherubic British cartoon character has become an unlikely target of China's censors as fans use her porcine likeness in rap videos and "gangster" tattoos. The bright pink swine's subversive alter-ego has made her a viral hit but also an apparent target of government workers who police the...

Editor who posted editorial on blog without permission fired

Apr. 25, 2018 11:19 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — An editor at The Daily Camera who published a critical editorial about the newspaper's hedge fund owners without the publisher's permission has been fired. Dave Krieger tweeted Wednesday night that he was fired earlier in the day, though he didn't say why. The editorial page editor...

MSNBC's Reid says homophobic posts were result of hack

Apr. 25, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC's Joy Reid insists that homophobic language in one of her old blog posts is the work of a computer hacker and her security expert said Wednesday they have a strong suspicion of who did it, although he would not name the suspect. The bizarre tale involving the news network's rising...