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North Carolina school system launches gun awareness campaign

Mar. 22, 2019 4:15 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's second largest school system is launching a social media campaign to bring awareness to the danger of guns and their impact on students. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools says the campaign is meant to increase participation in and awareness of the increased effort to...

Facebook left millions of passwords readable by employees

Mar. 21, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook left hundreds of millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company acknowledged Thursday after a security researcher exposed the lapse . By storing passwords in readable plain text, Facebook violated fundamental computer-security practices. Those call...

Clarification: Ferguson Activists-Deaths story

Mar. 21, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — In a story March 17, The Associated Press reported that the deaths of six young men connected with the 2014 anti-police protests in Ferguson have drawn attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister is at play. The headline referred to the...

The Latest: New Zealanders to observe Muslim call to prayer

Mar. 21, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 10:30 a.m. People across New Zealand will listen to the Muslim call to prayer on Friday as the nation marks one week since a gunman attacked two mosques and killed 50 people. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern...

Insta-gram: Teen accused of using platform to advertise weed

Mar. 21, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teen who went by "itslilhotgirl" on Instagram is accused of using the social media platform to sell marijuana. Citing a Durham County Sheriff's Office warrant, The Herald-Sun reports 18-year-old Hannah Lyne Peters posed online with what appeared to be a pound of...

Calipari tweet: Plan and desire is to retire at Kentucky

Mar. 21, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — John Calipari has tweeted that his "plan and desire" is to retire at Kentucky, quashing the latest rumor in what has been an annual ritual linking him as a candidate for vacant coaching jobs. The 10th-year Wildcats coach said on his verified Twitter account Wednesday night "there...

Cop charged; accused of unauthorized use of property

Mar. 21, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Court records show a Cleveland police sergeant accused of sending social media messages to some 2,300 women while on-duty has been charged with three counts of unauthorized use of property. Cleveland.com reports 58-year-old Sgt. Michael Rybarczyk was charged this week. Two counts accuse...

Respecting elders: Maya Angelou clip sparks courtesy debate

Mar. 20, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Put a handle on it. If you don't know what that means, you might not call elders by "Mr.," ''Miss" or "Mrs.," insist that your children do the same or demand it for yourself. If you've heard the term, you're likely familiar with the history of the politics of respectability and what that...

The Latest: NZ imam preparing for emotional Friday prayer

Mar. 20, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local): 11:30 a.m. An imam says he's expecting thousands of people at an emotional Friday prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand, a week after a gunman killed 42 people at his mosque and 50 people in all. Gamal Fouda...

Lithuanian man pleads guilty in $100M internet fraud case

Mar. 20, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Lithuanian man who duped Google and Facebook into transferring over $100 million into accounts he controlled pleaded guilty to wire fraud Wednesday. Evaldas Rimasauskas, 50, of Vilnius, Lithuania, entered the plea in federal court in Manhattan, where Judge George B. Daniels set a July 24...