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Leslie Jordan parlays Instagram fame with new book and album

Apr. 22, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year at this time, as much of the world was on lockdown due to the pandemic, Leslie Jordan began posting daily videos of himself on Instagram. The actor known for roles in the “American Horror Story” franchise and “Will & Grace” was...

Police officers revive infant that stopped breathing

Apr. 22, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police officers in a Massachusetts city have revived an infant who had stopped breathing. Springfield police said in a Facebook post that three officers responded to a report of a 3-month-old boy who wasn't breathing on Tuesday. They found the...

Police department apologizes for post critical of Floyd

Apr. 22, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police department is apologizing after a social media post critical of George Floyd was shared on the department's official Facebook page. The since-deleted post appeared shortly after a Minnesota jury found former Minneapolis...

Omaha radio host fired for tweet criticized as racist

Apr. 21, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A conservative radio host in Omaha was fired Wednesday after he posted a social media comment criticized as racist minutes after the conviction of a white former Minneapolis police officer for the killing last year of a Black man. KFAB afternoon...

Florida House overwhelmingly approves consumer privacy bill

Apr. 21, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House resoundingly approved a consumer privacy bill on Wednesday, giving the public an opportunity to regain ownership of the personal data collected by companies and the right to sue companies for mishandling information in a marketplace where consumers...

Floyd's brother expresses gratitude to Raiders for support

Apr. 21, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

The brother of George Floyd thanked the Las Vegas Raiders for their support after owner Mark Davis issued a statement on Twitter that drew backlash following the conviction of a police officer who killed Floyd. Philonise Floyd issued a statement through the family's...

Facebook says it halts hackers tied to Palestinian security

Apr. 21, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook said Wednesday it has broken up a hacker network used by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' intelligence service in an attempt to keep tabs on journalists, human rights activists and government critics. The report by the social networking...

As extreme weather increases, climate misinformation adapts

Apr. 21, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Climate scientists have warned for years that a warming planet would cause more extreme storms, like the one that walloped Texas in February, knocking out power and leaving millions in a deep freeze. Yet as the snow fell and the wind howled,...

Raiders get backlash for tweet after conviction of officer

Apr. 20, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

The Las Vegas Raiders got angry backlash for a tweet the team sent after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd. The tweet sent by the team's official account on Tuesday said “I CAN BREATHE 4-20-21.” Floyd told officers “I...

Ohio's lieutenant governor meets with neighbors over tweet

Apr. 20, 2021 20:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's lieutenant governor promised a group of Asian American neighbors during a weekend meeting that he would use his public platform to speak out against unwarranted violence facing their community, though he failed to apologize for the divisive tweet that prompted...