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Post Malone, experiencing 'stabbing pain,' postpones show

Sep. 25, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Post Malone went to the hospital again Saturday after experiencing what he described on social media as difficulty breathing and stabbing pain, forcing him to postpone a scheduled show in Boston. It was the second time in about a week that he went to the hospital. He...

Green Bay police apologize to Dillon, discipline officer

Sep. 23, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers running back A.J. Dillon has received an apology from the Green Bay police chief for the way an officer treated him during an exhibition soccer match at Lambeau Field. Chris Davis issued the apology Friday and said the police department directed...

Execs: US internet casino gambling is poised for expansion

Sep. 23, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As sports betting has swept across the country with states, casinos and consumers eagerly embracing a new gambling market, internet casino games have grown much more slowly. But the online casino market has tremendous potential for growth and expansion,...

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

Sep. 23, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Ad misleads on treaty regulating...

New twist in Pogba extortion probe, with brother's videos

Sep. 23, 2022 06:04 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A police investigation into allegations that France soccer star Paul Pogba was targeted by extortionists took a bizarre new twist Friday with the release by one of the suspects, his elder brother Mathias, of a long string of videos taking aim at the 2018 World Cup winner, his...

AP FACT CHECK: Lake distorts Hobbs' education votes in Ariz.

Sep. 22, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is misrepresenting the voting record of her opponent, Democrat Katie Hobbs, charging in a video released this week that her work in government shows Hobbs is “Anti-American and Un-Arizonan.” In a 3-minute social media video,...

Facebook violated rights of Palestinian users, report finds

Sep. 22, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

Actions by Facebook and its parent Meta during last year's Gaza war violated the rights of Palestinian users to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, political participation and non-discrimination, a report commissioned by the social media company has found. The report...

New Mexico candidate removes gun-for-$100 donations offer

Sep. 22, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Republican nominee for secretary of state has removed an online campaign flier that offered the chance to receive a firearm in return for $100 donations to her campaign. The gun “giveaway” offer on a Facebook campaign website for candidate...

Tears and hugs for Russians called up to fight in Ukraine

Sep. 22, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Russia escalated its military and political campaign Thursday to capture Ukrainian territory, rounding up Russian army reservists to fight, preparing votes on annexing occupied areas and launching new deadly attacks. A day after President Vladimir Putin...

Ohio GOP House candidate has misrepresented military service

Sep. 22, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Campaigning for a northwestern Ohio congressional seat, Republican J.R. Majewski presents himself as an Air Force combat veteran who deployed to Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, once describing “tough” conditions including a lack of running water that forced him...