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SPLC: Miller pushed racist immigration coverage in emails

Nov. 12, 2019 7:22 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — White House adviser Stephen Miller sent emails that "promoted white nationalist literature and racist propaganda" to conservative news site Breitbart, the Southern Poverty Law Center said Tuesday after releasing excerpts. The nonprofit's Hatewatch blog published portions of emails...

Group says misinformation on the rise on Facebook

Nov. 11, 2019 3:39 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Nov. 6 about misinformation on Facebook, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a false story about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar had an estimated 770,000 views. It had an estimated 77,000 views. A corrected version of the story is below: Group says misinformation on...

OJ Simpson sues Las Vegas casino, contends he was defamed

Nov. 8, 2019 8:12 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson is suing a Las Vegas hotel-casino that banned him in November 2017, alleging that unnamed employees defamed him by telling a celebrity news site he had been drunk, disruptive and unruly. Simpson, on parole in Nevada for a 2008 conviction for armed robbery and assault with a...

County to discuss NY Times subscription after opposing it

Nov. 6, 2019 10:41 AM EST

INVERNESS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida county commission will discuss whether to pay for a digital subscription to the New York Times, weeks after some commissioners voiced opposition to the plan, calling the paper "fake news." On Nov. 19, Citrus County Commissioners will decide whether to take the advice of...

Sweden charges Iraqi man with spying for Iran

Nov. 6, 2019 6:04 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A 46-year-old Iraqi man was on Wednesday charged with spying for Iran by gathering information on Iranian refugees in Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands. Prosecutor Hans-Jorgen Hanstrom said the man, who was not identified, collected "personal information" about Iranian Arabs, known as...

The Latest: Feds say pilot suddenly lost touch before crash

Oct. 29, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane crash in New Jersey (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Federal investigators say the pilot of a small plane who died when his plane crashed into New Jersey home was cleared to land before suddenly losing contact with air traffic controllers. National...

39 victims: Families wait for news in UK truck tragedy

Oct. 28, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday honored the 39 victims who died in a container as the truck driver made his first court appearance after being charged with manslaughter and conspiracy. Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel traveled to the site in southeastern England to sign a...

The Latest: Tougher checks for ports of Zeebrugge, Purfleet

Oct. 28, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the 39 people found dead Oct. 23 in the back of a truck in England (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Britain's home secretary says enforcement efforts will be stepped up in two ports used by traffickers responsible for the deaths of 39 people found in a refrigerated truck...

'It's a fine target': Census bureau to fight misinformation

Oct. 26, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Worried about internet trolls and foreign powers spreading false news, census officials are preparing to battle misinformation campaigns for the first time in the count's 230-year history. The stakes are huge. Who participates in the 2020 census count could influence how U.S. congressional...

Texas GOP leaders enter parents' battle over child's gender

Oct. 25, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Top Republican leaders in Texas this week weighed in on two parents' battle over their 7-year-old child's gender identity after the case was shared widely on social media and conservative news sites. Former spouses Anne Georgulas and Jeffrey Younger, who live in the Dallas area, have been...