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Russian disinformation spreading in new ways despite bans

Aug. 09, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After Russia invaded Ukraine last February, the European Union moved to block RT and Sputnik, two of the Kremlin's top channels for spreading propaganda and misinformation about the war. Nearly six months later, the number of sites pushing that same content has...

NFL: Rodgers' use of ayahuasca didn't violate drug policy

Aug. 08, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ use of the hallucinogenic drink ayahuasca during an offseason retreat isn’t considered a violation of the NFL’s drug policy. Rodgers discussed on “The Aubrey Marcus Podcast” last week how he went on an...

Axios Media purchased by Cox Enterprises

Aug. 08, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's an old and new media marriage: Axios Media, the digital news site known for its to-the-point blurbs on politics, tech and business, is being acquired by Cox Enterprises, the media conglomerate that owns the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Kelley Blue Book and major...

Olivia Newton-John, who sang 'Physical' and played Sandy in 'Grease,' has died, her husband says on Facebook, Instagram

Aug. 08, 2022 16:10 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olivia Newton-John, who sang 'Physical' and played Sandy in 'Grease,' has died, her husband says on Facebook, Instagram.

17 missing, 121 hurt, 1 dead in fire at Cuban oil facility

Aug. 06, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A fire set off by a lightning strike at an oil storage facility raged uncontrolled in the Cuban city of Matanzas, where four explosions and flames injured 121 people and left 17 firefighters missing. Cuban authorities said a unidentified body had been found late Saturday. ...

Anne Heche in hospital, 'stable' after fiery car crash

Aug. 06, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Anne Heche was in the hospital Saturday following an accident in which her car smashed into a house and flames erupted, a spokeswoman said. “Anne is currently in stable condition. Her family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and to respect her...

Musk says Twitter deal could move ahead with 'bot' info

Aug. 06, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

Elon Musk said Saturday his planned $44 billion takeover of Twitter should move forward if the company can confirm some details about how it measures whether user accounts are ‘spam bots’ or real people. The billionaire and Tesla CEO has been trying to back out of his April...

Ukraine: Amnesty Int'l report sparks furor, resignation

Aug. 06, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The head of Amnesty International’s Ukraine chapter has resigned, saying the human rights organization shot down her opposition to publishing a report that claimed Ukrainian forces had exposed civilians to Russian attacks by basing themselves in populated areas. ...

Felines’ antics rule the internet as 3 Southern Cats & Momma

Aug. 06, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

AMORY, Miss. (AP) — On Valentine’s Day last year, Kristi Wright-Cates uploaded a narrated video on TikTok of two of her cats acting as if they were mad at each other. Hundreds of talking cat videos and millions of online followers later, she and her three beloved pets are internet stars. ...

Twitter breach exposed anonymous account owners

Aug. 05, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

A vulnerability in Twitter's software that exposed an undetermined number of owners of anonymous accounts to potential identity compromise last year was apparently exploited by a malicious actor, the social media company said Friday. It did not confirm a report that data on 5.4...