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Family waits months for funeral home to release man's body

Sep. 18, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Palmer man who was shot and killed nearly nine months ago will be buried Friday after the resolution of a dispute between the man's family and a funeral company. Julian "Eddie" Myers, 51, died Dec. 24. Myers' mother and sister claimed Janssen Funeral Homes demanded full payment...

Tech execs say they're acting faster on extremist content

Sep. 18, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter told Congress on Wednesday that they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms in the face of mass shootings fueled by hatred. Questioned at a hearing by the Senate Commerce...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Crunching early season numbers

Sep. 18, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

Early in the season it can be difficult to know what to make of teams and results. Who is ranked too high? Who is underrated? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bill Connelly of ESPN joins AP's Ralph Russo to sort through the small-sample size haze with some advanced analytics. Connolly's SP+...

Google ads: effective, a little frustrating, businesses say

Sep. 18, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For many small business owners, Google is a necessary and successful way to advertise although it can also be expensive and frustrating. Jeff Moriarty sees both sides. Moriarty, marketing director for his family's jewelry business, has handled its online ads for 20 years. With competition...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Sep. 18, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: No matter who stops the raw sewage, it's going to cost Harrisburg residents Harrisburg Patriot News/Pennlive.com Sept. 18 For several decades, the clock has been ticking, and leaders in Harrisburg have been kicking the clock down...

'Welcome back' - a reporter's fraught re-entry to Zimbabwe

Sep. 18, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, "Have you been to Zimbabwe before?" Through questioning she determined that I had worked as a journalist in the...

The Latest: UN chief: Experts on way to probe Saudi attacks

Sep. 18, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 10:00 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says U.N. experts have already left for Saudi Arabia to investigate attacks on key Saudi oil installations. Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said...

Pennsylvania lawmaker in child porn possession case resigns

Sep. 18, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state lawmaker who is facing child pornography possession charges resigned Wednesday, just hours after his arrest. Sen. Mike Folmer, 63, was charged Tuesday by the state attorney general's office after agents confronted him, saying they acted on a tip from an online...

Detroit girl, 2, dies after head stuck in car's power window

Sep. 18, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old Detroit girl has died after getting her head stuck in a power window in a car. Relatives tell TV station WXYZ that Kierre Allen's father yelled, "My baby, my baby," when he discovered her stuck in the window Monday. He had fallen asleep in the car in a driveway....

Small business digital marketing: DIY or outsource?

Sep. 18, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marketing and advertising on the internet are an integral part of running a small business, one many owners handle themselves. It does require some knowledge and skill. Owners may need to take short courses in digital marketing — in particular, online searches and advertising...