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Trump social media firm subpoened by feds, stock regulators

Jul. 01, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's social media company and some of its employees received subpoenas from both a federal grand jury and securities regulators, according to a public disclosure Friday, possibly delaying or even killing a deal promising a cash infusion needed to take on Twitter. ...

Turkey blocks access to Deutsche Welle and Voice of America

Jul. 01, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s media watchdog has banned access to the Turkish services of U.S. public service broadcaster Voice of America and German broadcaster Deutsche Welle, prompting complaints of censorship. The Supreme Board of Radio and Television enforced a February warning...

Russian lawmakers approve bill on banning foreign media

Jun. 30, 2022 07:28 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of Russia’s parliament gave final approval Thursday to a bill that would allow the banning of foreign news media in response to other countries' actions against Russian news outlets. The Kremlin-controlled State Duma approved the bill on its final,...

Duma moves forward on proposed law on banning foreign media

Jun. 29, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of Russia's parliament on Wednesday approved the critical second reading of a proposed law that would allow the banning of foreign news media in response to other countries taking actions against Russian news outlets. The proposal must still pass a...

Raleigh orders halt to hyperbaric wellness treatments

Jun. 25, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Raleigh Fire Department has ordered a wellness company to stop offering an oxygen-rich hyperbaric therapy treatment because of the fire risk. Officials with Restore Hyper Wellness tell the Raleigh News and Observer they are working with city and state fire...

US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarizes activists

Jun. 24, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The end of constitutional protections for abortions in the United States on Friday emboldened abortion opponents around the world, while advocates for abortion rights worried it could threaten recent moves toward legalization in their countries. The U.S....

Russia bans UK journalists, defense officials from entering

Jun. 14, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has banned dozens of British media and defense figures from entering the country, the Russian foreign ministry announced Tuesday. In an online statement on its website, the ministry described the ban on 29 journalists and commentators as a response to what it...

United Arab Emirates bans Pixar's 'Lightyear' from showing

Jun. 13, 2022 08:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Monday banned the upcoming Pixar animated feature “Lightyear" from showing in movie theaters after its inclusion of a kiss between two lesbian characters. The decision by the UAE comes as Malaysia also reportedly...

US media face Russian visa denial due to US restrictions

Jun. 06, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry called U.S. news media to a meeting on Monday to warn that their accreditations and visas could be withdrawn if the United States does not rescind measures limiting Russian journalists there. The warning from ministry spokeswoman Maria...

Sex Pistols aim to give queen's jubilee a touch of punk

Jun. 01, 2022 02:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In Britain, there are several traditional elements to a royal anniversary: pageants, street parties, the Sex Pistols. Queen Elizabeth II and the Pistols have been linked since the punk pioneers released the song “God Save the Queen” during the 1977 Silver Jubilee...