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Chicago teen eligible for parole next April in 2014 killing

Jun. 20, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting another 14-year-old girl in a street fight in 2014 that escalated from a Facebook feud over a boy will be eligible for parole in April next year. The teen, who turns 19 next month, struggled to hold back tears as she tried to read a...

The Latest: Gillibrand: It's 'immoral' to separate families

Jun. 20, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for an end to the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families, calling the practice "immoral." In remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday, Gillibrand cited an Associated...

ACLU asks Vermont Gov. Scott to stop blocking online critics

Jun. 20, 2018 2:26 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The American Civil Liberty Union's Vermont chapter asked Republic Gov. Phil Scott Wednesday to stop deleting critical posts and blocking constituents on Facebook. Scott's office said it is simply trying to maintain a civil dialogue on social media. In a letter addressed to Scott the...

Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Jun. 20, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook's Instagram app is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube. The expansion announced Wednesday will increase Instagram's video time limit from one minute to 10 minutes for most users. Accounts with large audiences will be able...

The Latest: Chicago teen apologizes in Facebook feud slaying

Jun. 20, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a Chicago teenager convicted of murder in the shooting of another girl following a Facebook feud over a boy (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A Chicago teenager cried in court as she tried to read a statement before her sentencing for killing another girl in a...

Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

Jun. 20, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Burger King says it's sorry for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant from World Cup players. Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning. The announcement was removed Tuesday from Burger King's social media...

Hewitt receives wild card for doubles at Wimbledon

Jun. 20, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former singles champion Lleyton Hewitt and partner Alex Bolt have received a wild card entry into the men's doubles competition at Wimbledon. Tournament organizers did not offer a wild card to British player Dan Evans, who has returned from a year-long ban after testing positive for cocaine....

Musician loses work after anti-immigrant post on Facebook

Jun. 20, 2018 10:11 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama musician who said on social media that he'd like to shoot immigrants attempting to enter the United States says he's losing work because of the post. Birmingham guitarist Phillip McCain said on Facebook that he doesn't have any sympathy for immigrants trying to enter the...

Ex-teacher who made anti-gay comments settles lawsuit

Jun. 20, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

UNION, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey high school teacher who resigned after posting anti-gay comments on her Facebook page has settled a discrimination lawsuit against the school district. The Union Township school district recently agreed to pay Jenye "Viki" Knox $132,500 to settle the claims. Knox sued...

Florida school resource officer fired over Facebook posts

Jun. 20, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city fired a school resource officer for social media posts the police department deemed "offensive, insulting, and derogatory." The Gainesville Sun reports Jason King is appealing his April firing from the Gainesville Police Department. King was a resource officer at an...