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Detroit chief: Rep. Tlaib's tweets about police 'disgusting'

Apr. 14, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan congresswoman said the fatal shooting of a young Black man by police near Minneapolis wasn't an accident and is proof of racism, a claim that Detroit's police chief dismissed as a "disgusting knee-jerk response.” “This was a tragic...

Amazon claims social network Parler trying to conceal owners

Apr. 14, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has accused Parler, the social network known as a conservative alternative to Twitter, of trying to conceal its ownership amid a legal dispute between Amazon and Parler stemming from the U.S. Capitol riots. Angelo Calfo, an attorney representing...

Army probing video of Black man harassed by soldier

Apr. 14, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials at U.S. Army's largest basic training facility say they are looking into a video that appears to show a non-commissioned officer accosting and shoving a Black man in a South Carolina neighborhood. The video, posted...

Italian TV host apologizes for gestures mimicking Asians

Apr. 14, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A Swiss-Italian television host apologized Wednesday for mimicking Asians on a satirical TV program after her actions drew protests on social media. “I am truly sorry and I apologize if I hurt anybody,’’ Michelle Hunziker said in English in a video...

Users could soon hide 'like' counts on Instagram, Facebook

Apr. 14, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

The tiny red hearts that appear under Instagram photos of kids, kittens and sandwiches can be a source of stress for many users, an insidious way of measuring self worth and popularity. Now Facebook says it's going to test out — again — an option for users to hide...

Body missing, suspect arrested in '96 student disappearance

Apr. 14, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Flores was the last person seen with Kristin Smart before she vanished from a college campus on California’s scenic Central Coast nearly 25 years ago and suspicion has followed him ever since. He went from being a “person of interest” to a...

Taiwanese-born Chang gets racist tweets after Indians error

Apr. 14, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona called racist social media messages sent to first baseman Yu Chang “stupid and ignorant” and said they have no place in baseball or “anywhere.” On Tuesday, Chang shared some anti-Asian postings he received on...

NWSL to probe player's claim of discrimination by security

Apr. 13, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

The National Women’s Soccer League opened an investigation Tuesday under its anti-discrimination policy after a Black player for the Chicago Red Stars said a security guard in Houston treated her and her boyfriend inappropriately because of their race. In a social media...

Texas students disciplined over 'slave trade' on Snapchat

Apr. 13, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

ALEDO, Texas (AP) — Students at a North Texas high school are being disciplined for their role in a mock slave auction they conducted on social media. A group of students at the Daniel Ninth Grade Campus in the Fort Worth suburb of Aledo set up the so-called “slave...

'Prime suspect' arrested in 1996 disappearance of student

Apr. 13, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The longtime suspect in the 25-year-old disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder, and his father was booked in jail as an accessory to the crime. Paul Flores, 44, who was the last person...