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Chicago teen to be sentenced in 2014 Facebook feud slaying

Jun. 20, 2018 12:51 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager will be sentenced Wednesday for using a gun given to her by an uncle to kill another girl in what started as a Facebook feud over a boy, ending a chapter in a case that came to symbolize how the gun violence that plagues parts of the city passes from one generation to the...

Lawyer: Police think slaying of XXXTentacion was random

Jun. 19, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The lawyer for slain rapper XXXTentacion said Tuesday that detectives believe he was fatally shot in a random robbery while likely planning to buy a motorcycle at an upscale shop near a residential neighborhood in South Florida. Attorney David Bogenschutz said investigators...

Google, Facebook, others speak out against child separation

Jun. 19, 2018 8:05 PM EDT

Some business leaders are condemning the Trump administration's decision to separate children from parents who are accused of crossing the border illegally, but it's unclear what impact — if any — they will have. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he was donating money to groups that help immigrant...

The list of celebrities upset by US border policy grows

Jun. 19, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Country music icon Willie Nelson has extended an offer to meet President Donald Trump at one of the detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border to better understand what's happening, the latest attempt by a celebrity hoping to end the administration's policy of separating families at border...

The Latest: Salah scores, but Russia beats Egypt for 2nd win

Jun. 19, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Russia scored three goals in 15 minutes early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt that moved the host nation to the brink of the World Cup's knockout stage on Tuesday. Mohamed Salah won and converted a penalty...

Doughnut shop sign discouraging foreign languages removed

Jun. 19, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Dunkin' Donuts shop in Baltimore is no longer offering customers coupons if they report workers shouting in foreign languages to management. The Baltimore Sun reports the sign in the store on West 41st Street was removed after it created a stir on social media. A photo of the sign was...

France's Macron tells teenager: Call me 'monsieur'

Jun. 19, 2018 9:33 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A video of French President Emmanuel Macron admonishing a teenager who called him by a nickname went viral on social media Tuesday. The video shows Macron shaking hands in a crowd, when the teenager — using a diminutive for Macron's first name — asks him: "How's it going, Manu?"...

Indiana trooper wins praise for stopping too slow driver

Jun. 19, 2018 7:48 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana State Police trooper who tweeted a photo of a vehicle he stopped for driving too slowly in the left lane says he's overwhelmed by the widespread praise he's receiving online. Sgt. Stephen Wheeles (WEEL'-ihs) stopped the driver Saturday on Interstate 65 about 35 miles (56...

Saudi entertainment chief sacked after conservative backlash

Jun. 19, 2018 7:31 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi King Salman sacked the head of the country's entertainment authority after religiously conservative citizens took to social media to denounce a Russian circus show that included female performers in tightly-fitted attire, semi-official media reported Tuesday. The...

Thai police arrest Australian accused of selling sex cruises

Jun. 19, 2018 5:52 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Tuesday that they have arrested an Australian man for allegedly promoting sex cruises with prostitutes on a Facebook page. Police said Stephen Allan Carpenter, 49, was arrested Monday night in the central province of Saraburi. He was brought to the seaside resort town of...