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Kim Kardashian West sues doctor over 'Vampire Facial'

Dec. 11, 2019 6:28 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Reality TV star and businesswoman Kim Kardashian West is suing an Alabama doctor over claims he wrongly used her image to promote a medical procedure called a “Vampire Facial." West filed suit Tuesday in Los Angeles against Dr. Charles Runels of coastal Fairhope, Alabama....

Ryan Reynolds says he related to Peloton actress' plight

Dec. 11, 2019 5:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Reynolds says he relates to the social media criticism heaped on the Peloton ad actress. In fact, that feeling led him to hire her for a commercial promoting his gin company. Reynolds spoke Tuesday about the uproar while promoting his new action flick, the Michael Bay-directed...

A$AP Rocky to perform in Stockholm months after conviction

Dec. 11, 2019 5:04 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A$AP Rocky is back in Sweden. The American rapper performed Wednesday evening, four months after he was convicted of assault for a violent street brawl. The curtain raised at Stockholm's Ericsson Globe arena to the sight of a stage-wide metal cage enclosing male dancers. They attempted to...

Meet the scholar who diagnosed ‘surveillance capitalism’

Dec. 11, 2019 3:17 PM EST

A year ago, Shoshana Zuboff dropped an intellectual bomb on the technology industry. She hasn’t stood still since. In a 700-page book, the Harvard scholar skewered tech giants like Facebook and Google with a damning phrase: “surveillance capitalism.” The unflattering term evokes how these...

Meet the scholar who diagnosed ‘surveillance capitalism’

Dec. 11, 2019 12:28 PM EST

A year ago, Shoshana Zuboff dropped an intellectual bomb on the technology industry. She hasn’t stood still since. In a 700-page book, the Harvard scholar skewered tech giants like Facebook and Google with a damning phrase: “surveillance capitalism.” The unflattering term evokes how these...

UK's Johnson pushes his Brexit message as election nears

Dec. 10, 2019 9:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — With two days until Britain's election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's final push to drive home his key message about Brexit was overshadowed Tuesday by criticism of his ham-fisted response to the image of a sick child sleeping on a hospital floor and allegations that he exploited a terrorist...

Photo of sick boy on floor roils British election campaign

Dec. 10, 2019 9:21 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A photo of a sick boy sleeping on a hospital floor because no beds were available has become one of the defining images of Britain’s bruising election campaign. It forced Prime Minister Boris Johnson onto the defensive and ignited a fierce online debate over whether it was real or...

Facebook rebuffs US AG over access to encrypted messages

Dec. 10, 2019 4:36 PM EST

Facebook is rebuffing efforts by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages. The heads of Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Messenger services told Barr and his U.K. and Australian counterparts that Facebook is moving forward with plans to enable end-to-end encryption on...

Prosecutors: Man threatened Trump, Putin, vowed to kill kids

Dec. 10, 2019 2:10 PM EST

An Alabama man with a history of mental illness is accused of threatening to “destroy” President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, and kill the children of U.S. officials. Deryke Matthew Pfeifer also used Facebook to video himself in a hotel room with two handguns as he berated a...

Brazil's Bolsonaro calls activist Greta Thunberg a "brat"

Dec. 10, 2019 1:40 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday called young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg a “brat” after she expressed concern about the slayings of indigenous Brazilians in the Amazon. Bolsonaro questioned the coverage news media have given Thunberg, 16,...