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Woman accused of raping child, posting video on social media

Apr. 25, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman is accused of raping a 4-year-old boy and posting videos of the sex act on social media. News outlets report Memphis police arrested 24-year-old Tamara Marion on Tuesday and charged her with child rape and sexual exploitation of a minor. A police affidavit says...

Biden launches 2020 bid warning 'soul' of America at stake

Apr. 25, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election. In a video posted on Twitter , Biden focused on the 2017 deadly clash between white...

Irish regulator investigates Facebook over exposed passwords

Apr. 25, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ireland's privacy regulator says it's investigating Facebook over the social media giant's recent revelation that it had left hundreds of millions of user passwords exposed. The Irish Data Protection Commission said Thursday that it opened a statutory inquiry this week into Facebook after the...

Possible $5B Facebook fine echoes European tech penalties

Apr. 25, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The possibility of a $5 billion federal privacy fine for Facebook suggests that U.S. regulators may be taking a cue from the large penalties their European counterparts have been handing out to U.S. technology giants. While investors appear to have shrugged it off for now, the...

Authorities keep distance, yet work with armed border group

Apr. 24, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico (AP) — Authorities on the U.S.-Mexico border have distanced themselves from an armed civilian group that detains asylum-seeking families, but the United Constitutional Patriots have never been shy about saying they work with Border Patrol agents. After its activities drew...

Nora Roberts sues Brazilian author, cites 'multi-plagiarism'

Apr. 24, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling novelist Nora Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has committed "multi-plagiarism" on a "rare and scandalous" level. In papers filed Wednesday morning in Rio de Janeiro, where Serruya lives, Roberts called Serruya's...

Cop, teacher, others accused of trying to lure teens for sex

Apr. 24, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a police officer, a high school teacher, a minister and 13 others in a sting New Jersey officials said Wednesday was aimed at men who tried to set up sexual encounters with people they thought were teenage boys and girls. The arrests were made as part of...

Feds: Coast Guard officer targeted Supreme Court justices

Apr. 24, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists looked at other targets: two Supreme Court justices and two executives of social media companies, according to federal prosecutors. Those new allegations are...

4 Texas prison guards fired, 2 resign for #FeelingCute posts

Apr. 24, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Four Texas prison guards have been fired and two others resigned over selfies accompanied by insensitive comments posted on social media, a Texas Department of Criminal Justice official said Wednesday. The Houston Chronicle reported that the guards were taking part in a #FeelingCute trend in...

Tortorella drives Blue Jackets into showdown with Bruins

Apr. 24, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Tortorella was being battered on social media a month or so ago by doubters who thought his act had gotten stale in Columbus. The 60-year-old Tortorella, the argument went, was having trouble getting his message across to a team that had loaded up with new talent at the trade...