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FILE - In this May 25, 2020, file photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, wearing a face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic, stands among supporters as he leaves his official residence of Alvorada palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro said Tuesday, July 7, he tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus's severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

Brazil's president, infected with virus, touts malaria drug

Jul. 8, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who is infected with the coronavirus, on Wednesday defended his government's handling of the pandemic that has killed tens of thousands of Brazilians and touted his use of a contentious anti-malaria drug. Bolsonaro posted a photo of himself eating...

FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on

Facebook civil rights audit: 'Serious setbacks' mar progress

Jul. 8, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found “serious setbacks” that have marred the social network’s progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias. Facebook hired the audit’s leader, former American Civil Liberties Union executive Laura Murphy, in...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) warms up before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, in Atlanta. Jackson has apologized after backlash for sharing anti-Semitic posts on social media over the weekend. “My post was definitely not intended for anybody of any race to feel any type of way, especially the Jewish community,” Jackson said in a video he posted on Instagram on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson apologizes for anti-Semitic post

Jul. 7, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has apologized after backlash for sharing anti-Semitic posts on social media over the weekend. Jackson initially posted a screenshot of a quote widely attributed to Adolf Hitler, saying in part: “Jews will blackmail...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President Derrick Johnson faces reporters during a news conference in Boston. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with civil rights leaders, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, including the organizers of a widespread advertising boycott of the social network over hate speech on its platform. Johnson, who was present on the Zoom meeting, said Facebook’s executives only delivered cheap talk, filled with little commitment to new rules or actions that would curb racism and misinformation. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Civil rights groups denounce Facebook over hate speech

Jul. 7, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

Facebook keeps telling critics that it is doing everything it can to rid its service of hate, abuse and misinformation. And the company's detractors keep not buying it. On Tuesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with a group of civil rights leaders, including the organizers of...

FILE - In this June 23, 2018, file photo, U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson speaks during a news conference in front of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla. A Maryland man who worked for a Defense Department contractor has been sentenced to six months of home detention for threatening to kill Wilson, who supported vaccination requirements for public school students. Darryl Albert Varnum told U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 that he was drunk when he called in the death threat last year. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Man avoids prison for threatening vaccine bill sponsor

Jul. 7, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man who worked for a Defense Department contractor was sentenced on Tuesday to six months of home detention for threatening to kill a member of Congress who sponsored vaccination requirements for public school students. Darryl Albert Varnum told U.S. District Judge...

FILE - In this June 30, 2020 file photo, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves delivers a televised address prior to signing a bill retiring the last state flag in the United States with the Confederate battle emblem, during a ceremony at the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Miss. Reeves tweeted Tuesday, July 7 that he has tested negative for the coronavirus, a day after announcing he was going into isolation after being in contact with a lawmaker who tested positive.   (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, Pool, File)

At least 8 Mississippi lawmakers test positive for COVID-19

Jul. 7, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — At least eight Mississippi lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus after working several weeks in a Capitol where many people stood or sat close together and did not wear masks. Among those who have publicly acknowledged having COVID-19 are Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, who...

Ricardo Zapata, left, a photographer for the Los Angeles Angels, has his temperature taken by Sarah Morris before entering Angels Stadium for baseball practice on Monday, July 6, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. New protocols like temperature checks, social distancing, and limiting amount of people allowed in sports venues have been put in place due to the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The Latest: Kansas City's Keller and O'Hearn test positive

Jul. 7, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Kansas City Royals say right-hander Brad Keller and first baseman Ryan O’Hearn have tested positive for COVID-19. The 24-year-old Keller is in his third season with Kansas City after joining the organization as a...

This undated photo provided by the Cape Girardeau Police Department in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, shows Cedric Charles Moore Jr. Authorities are looking for Moore, who is accused of punching a 12-year-old street performer in the head in a July 3, 2020, attack that was captured on Facebook Live. Moore was charged Monday, July 6 with one count each of first-degree child endangerment and second-degree assault. (Cape Girardeau Police Department via AP)

Man charged in attack on child dancer captured on Facebook

Jul. 7, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

Authorities are looking for a Missouri man who is accused of punching a 12-year-old street performer in the head in an attack that was captured on Facebook Live and has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. Cedric Charles Moore Jr., 27, of Cape Girardeau, was charged Monday with first-degree child...

FILE - In this March 29, 2020, file photo, customers wait in line to enter the Home Depot store at Midtown Place in Atlanta. The Retail Industry Leaders Association, which represents Target, Home Depot and other major chains, says different rules around the country have made it confusing for shoppers and often lead to conflict between customers and workers trying to enforce store rules. Videos on social media have shown shoppers getting angry when employees ask them to wear a mask. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Major retailers to states: Mandate face masks now

Jul. 7, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers have a message for state governors: Please make everyone wear a face mask. The Retail Industry Leaders Association, which represents Target, Home Depot and other major chains, believes that the hodgepodge of rules around the country have created confusion for shoppers and that...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, injured Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving applauds his teammates from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, in New York. Irving is joining rapper Common and others for a TV special calling for action following the death of Breonna Taylor. Irving is producing “#SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR,” which will debut Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 7 p.m. EDT on the PlayersTv digital and broadcast network.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Kyrie Irving's TV program calls for action in Taylor's death

Jul. 7, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is joining rapper Common and others for a TV special calling for action following the death of Breonna Taylor. Irving is producing “#SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR,” which will debut Wednesday at 7 p.m. EDT on the PlayersTv digital and broadcast...