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Athletes react to the Supreme Court's abortion decision

Jun. 24, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

U.S. national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe expressed her anger Friday over the Supreme Court's decision to strip the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion, decrying an erosion of rights that women have had for a generation. “I think the cruelty is the point because...

Celebrities react to the Supreme Court's abortion ruling

Jun. 24, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

Several celebrities including Viola Davis, Bette Midler and Stephen King reacted after the Supreme Court on Friday voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. ___ “They did it. THEY DID IT TO US! #SCOTUS has...

Bhutan Buddhist leader ordains 144 women, resuming tradition

Jun. 24, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

(RNS) — On Tuesday (June 21), the Je Khenpo, the senior Buddhist authority in Bhutan, began ordaining a group of 144 women as bhikshunis, or female monks, at the Ramthangkha monastery in the tiny Himalayan country. The ceremony “is of historical importance for all women in...

Auschwitz Museum says it's a target of Russian propaganda

Jun. 24, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz-Birkenau museum alleged Friday that it was the target of “primitive" propaganda spread by Russian state agencies on social media. The museum said that social media posts falsely claim to show anti-Russian stickers placed around the memorial at...

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

Jun. 24, 2022 10:32 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 mislead on photo of Zelenskyy...

Instagram tests using AI, other tools for age verification

Jun. 23, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

Instagram is testing new ways to verify the age of people using its service, including a face-scanning artificial intelligence tool, having mutual friends verify their age or uploading an ID. But the tools won't be used, at least not yet, to block children from the popular photo and...

Astros' Siri posts, deletes profane tweet after admiring HR

Jun. 22, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A day after Houston outfielder José Siri called his bat-flip home run celebration against the New York Mets “an error," he seemingly backtracked Wednesday with a profane tweet that was later deleted. While not addressing the incident directly, Siri's tweet said:...

California may make social media firms report enforcement

Jun. 21, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Social media companies would have to make public their policies for removing problem content and give detailed accounts of how and when they remove it, under a proposal being considered by California legislators who blame online chatter for encouraging violence and...

Fashion creators sue Hailey Bieber over her new brand's name

Jun. 21, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two former college roommates who created a successful clothing line under the “Rhode” trademark sued model Hailey Bieber on Tuesday, saying she’s creating market confusion by marketing a skin care line under the Rhode name. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal...

EXPLAINER: How platforms dealt with 'RINO hunting' video

Jun. 21, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

Washington (AP) — When a GOP Missouri U.S. Senate candidate released a video Monday in which he cocked a gun after calling for a hunt of fellow Republicans who he believes are “RINOs,” or Republicans in Name Only, Facebook scraped it off its platform within a few hours. But...