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Chinese TV pulls Arsenal game coverage after Ozil criticism

Dec. 15, 2019 3:51 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Chinese television pulled coverage of Arsenal's Premier League match against Manchester City on Sunday after Mesut Ozil, a forward for the London club, criticized Beijing's brutal mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims in the country. China is the Premier League's most lucrative overseas broadcast...

Hallmark draws criticism after pulling same-sex wedding ads

Dec. 15, 2019 3:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Hallmark Channel was facing some bitter criticism on social media Sunday over its decision to pull ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar, following a complaint from a conservative advocacy group. The hashtag #BoycottHallmark was trending at one...

Reds' Bauer barbs MLB commissioner 'trying to ruin baseball'

Dec. 15, 2019 3:12 PM EST

Outspoken Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer is barbing Rob Manfred, tweeting the MLB commissioner "is trying to ruin baseball at all levels." Bauer sent a series of tweets during the weekend, starting with a jab about Major League Baseball's threat to cut ties with minor league affiliates. Bauer followed up with: "At...

Anna Karina, the icon of French New Wave cinema, dies at 79

Dec. 15, 2019 1:38 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Anna Karina, the French New Wave actress who became an icon of the cinema in the 1960s and was the muse of Jean-Luc Godard, has died. She was 79. The French culture minister announced her death on Twitter on Sunday. French media said that the Danish-born Karina had cancer and died Saturday....

Greta Thunberg, German railway company in tweetstorm

Dec. 15, 2019 10:13 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany's national railway company created a tweetstorm Sunday after she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by lots of bags. The image has drawn plenty of comment online about the performance of German railways. Thunberg...

Michigan man who admitted sharing child porn gets 12 years

Dec. 14, 2019 4:24 PM EST

BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan man who admitted sharing several thousand pornographic images and videos of children using social media has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison. A federal judge sentenced 36-year-old Mark Allen McCormick on Thursday following the Brighton man's May...

Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

Dec. 14, 2019 4:09 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption...

Alexander, Gardner leave Georgetown team, plan to transfer

Dec. 13, 2019 11:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown basketball players Galen Alexander and Myron Gardner have left the team and plan to transfer as they fight accusations of burglary and harassment. Gardner, a freshman forward who averaged 3.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in eight games, announced his decision Friday in a statement...

Package thief taunts St. Paul victim with thank you note

Dec. 13, 2019 8:53 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A package thief who made off with a woman's delivery in St. Paul this week decided to leave something behind for the victim — a handwritten thank you note taunting her for the package. Homeowner Hilary Smith said she found the note on her porch after she got home from work,...

Teen arrested, Waconia High closes early after threats

Dec. 13, 2019 6:23 PM EST

WACONIA, Minn. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was arrested Friday and Waconia High School closed early after two separate threats were posted on social media. Carver County Sheriff Jason Kamerud said authorities received a threat complaint Friday morning after a parent alerted high school staff about an...