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Rights lawyers: Egypt frees more than 100 held in crackdown

Oct. 19, 2019 4:40 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian rights lawyers say authorities have released over 100 people who were among hundreds more arrested in a sweeping crackdown following small but rare anti-government protests last month. Lawyers Mustafa el-Demiry and Khaled Ali say the detainees were released late Friday, pending an...

Seoul police up security after rally at US envoy residence

Oct. 19, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said Saturday they beefed up security at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Seoul after a group of anti-American students used ladders to break into the compound. They were protesting demands by the Trump administration that South Korea pay more to help cover...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 18, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" —Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg; Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Reps....

Facebook reaches licensing deal with News Corp for headlines

Oct. 18, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — News Corp. says it has reached a licensing deal with Facebook that lets the social network feature headlines from The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and other publications on its upcoming news section. The companies did not give financial details of the deal. Facebook has reportedly...

New Facebook oversight board results to be public, exec says

Oct. 18, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new quasi-independent oversight board will soon make decisions on some of the most difficult questions on what material belongs on Facebook's platform in a "very public way," an executive for the social-media company said Friday. The board will consider a small number of cases where...

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

Oct. 18, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Photo shows a Turkish soldier helping a child drink from a water...

Man who threatened Trump family, media figures gets 5 years

Oct. 18, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-area man with a history of severe mental illness has been sentenced to five years in prison for making threats against President Donald Trump's family, synagogues and media figures. Chase Bliss Colasurdo was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in May. He was arrested after...

The Latest: Pompeo optimistic cease-fire in Syria will hold

Oct. 18, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 10:55 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he's optimistic that the cease-fire between the Turkish army and Kurdish forces in northern Syria will hold in coming days, despite some breaches. After briefing...

Lady Gaga falls off stage while dancing with fan

Oct. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is recovering after falling off the stage while dancing with a fan at a concert. During her Las Vegas show Thursday night, the pop star invited a fan onstage who picked her up and lost balance. Both plunged to the floor as a result. Moments after the fall, Gaga was back onstage...

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd is dead at 62

Oct. 18, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd, who led two Silicon Valley giants, has died at 62. Oracle confirmed his death Friday, but gave no cause. Hurd was on medical leave, which Oracle announced in September . During his career, Hurd ran both Oracle and computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard. Hurd joined Oracle as...