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Spotify says it will grant Young's request to remove music

Jan. 26, 2022 18:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young's music will be removed from Spotify at his request, following the veteran rock star's protest over the streaming service airing a popular podcast that featured a figure criticized for spreading COVID misinformation. Spotify, in a statement on Wednesday,...

EU leaders worried by rise in antisemitism, Holocaust denial

Jan. 26, 2022 14:17 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders pledged Wednesday to confront the rise of antisemitism and Holocaust denial witnessed during the coronavirus pandemic, on the eve of the annual commemorations of Auschwitz’s liberation. European Council President Charles Michel said the...

Oregon man pleads guilty to stealing COVID-relief money

Jan. 25, 2022 17:06 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has pleaded guilty in a scheme to steal money intended to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to federal prosecutors. Benjamin Tifekchian, 47, of Portland, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to bank fraud as part of a plea deal,...

Neil Young reportedly fights Spotify over Rogan and COVID

Jan. 25, 2022 16:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's Neil Young vs. Joe Rogan for the allegiance of Spotify. Or is it? The veteran rocker fired off a public missive to his management on Monday, demanding that they remove his music from Spotify in protest of Rogan spreading misinformation about the COVID-19...

Jury awards Cardi B $1.25 million in defamation lawsuit

Jan. 25, 2022 16:10 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal jury in Atlanta has awarded $1.25 million to Cardi B in a defamation lawsuit against a celebrity news blogger who she says posted videos falsely stating the Grammy-winning rapper used cocaine, had contracted herpes and engaged in prostitution. The jury on...

Florida senator fights back over nude images stolen from her

Jan. 25, 2022 13:12 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State Sen. Lauren Book often has told the story about how she was sexually abused by her nanny for six years when she was a child. She channeled the pain into a lifetime of helping other abuse survivors. Now after years of working hard to heal herself and...

Gunmen kill Pakistani policeman guarding polio workers

Jan. 25, 2022 06:20 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen shot and killed a Pakistani policeman who was providing security for polio vaccination workers in the northwest on Tuesday, according to police. The assailants fled the scene, and no one claimed responsibility for the attack in Kohat, local police...

GOP election rules advance, include releasing ballot images

Jan. 24, 2022 21:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawmakers considering election bills heard Monday from a leading Republican candidate for Arizona governor and a number of people who worked on the Senate GOP's partisan 2020 ballot review who urged the Legislature to adopt a series of bills changing the way elections are...

Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

Jan. 24, 2022 17:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An unvaccinated former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, forcing a postponement of a trial in her libel lawsuit against The New York Times. The Republican's positive test was announced in court just as jury selection was set to begin at a...

Man sentenced for making threatening communications to judge

Jan. 22, 2022 09:01 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to the time he already served behind bars — about four months — for making threats against a state judge in West Virginia, officials said. Keith Lessard, 41, of Webster, was also sentenced to a year of probation on Thursday....