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The moments resonating from the Jan. 6 hearings (so far)

Jun. 20, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — By the numbers, the Jan. 6 committee hearings attracted 20 million live viewers on opening night, 11 million for the first daytime session and nearly 9 million for Thursday's third installment. Yet those traditional Nielsen company yardsticks don't begin to measure...

EU beefs up disinformation code amid Russia fake news fears

Jun. 16, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union is beefing up its code of practice on disinformation by enlisting more tech companies beyond Google, Twitter and Facebook parent Meta and adding measures to prevent online purveyors of fake news from profiting. The EU's executive Commission...

Judge declines to open Tenn. Judicial Conference to public

Jun. 14, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday declined to order a meeting of the Tennessee Judicial Conference to be opened to the public, ruling after an attorney for the state testified the group would only engage in continuing legal education and make no policy decisions. ...

Worries aside, poll finds most journalists would do it again

Jun. 14, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Journalists face harassment, fight against misinformation and are keenly aware of the industry's financial troubles and the dim view many Americans have of them. Despite all that, most love their jobs and wouldn't trade it for something else. Those...

Washington Post fires reporter in center of online battle

Jun. 10, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Post has fired Felicia Sonmez, who triggered a vigorous online debate this week over social media policy and public treatment of colleagues after she criticized a fellow reporter for retweeting an offensive joke. The Post said Friday it would not...

Japan tech giant Toshiba studying going private as an option

Jun. 03, 2022 04:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Toshiba executives said Friday that privatization remains an option for the Japanese technology company, as they defended their efforts to choose the right bidder to restore what they called “a strong Toshiba.” Tokyo-based Toshiba has been trying to win over...

Recorded Future CEO on cybersecurity firm's journalistic aim

May. 30, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

SOMERVILLE, Massachusetts (AP) — The cybersecurity firm Recorded Future boasts some 1,400 clients and enjoys considerable respect. But the threat-intelligence business wasn’t enough for CEO Christopher Ahlberg. Two years ago, he created an online cybersecurity news service called The Record. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 27, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts misidentify photos of trans...

UAE dismantles plane of gunrunner Russia wants for Americans

May. 27, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

UMM AL-QUWAIN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The hulking, Soviet-era cargo plane has sat for decades under the blazing sun in a remote corner of the United Arab Emirates, its four jet engines silent after years in the employ of a Russian gunrunner known as the “Merchant of Death.” ...

US lawmakers urge binding vote on Puerto Rico status

May. 20, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of mostly Democratic congress members, including the House majority leader, on Thursday proposed a binding plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a state or gain some sort of independence. The draft proposal unveiled at an online...