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Black boxes from Nepal plane crash to be sent to Singapore

Jan. 26, 2023 02:55 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The black boxes recovered from the Jan. 15 plane crash in Nepal are being sent to Singapore for analysis to identify the cause of the crash that killed all 72 people on board, officials said Thursday. Both the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder...

UW System bans TikTok use on system devices

Jan. 24, 2023 16:59 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System officials said Tuesday that they will ban the use of TikTok on system devices. System spokesman Mark Pitsch told The Associated Press about the move in email statements. Nearly half of the states nationwide have...

EXPLAINER: University of Wisconsin latest to ban TikTok

Jan. 24, 2023 16:05 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System has joined a number of universities across the nation that have banned the popular socail media app TikTok on school-owned devices. UW System officials made the announcement Tuesday. Multiple schools have banned the app in...

Nigeria bets on Chinese-funded port to drive economic growth

Jan. 24, 2023 05:53 AM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has marked the opening of a $1.5 billion, Chinese-funded deep seaport in the commercial hub of Lagos that authorities hope will help grow the West African nation's ailing economy. The Lekki Deep Sea Port is one of the...

EU's Breton warns TikTok CEO: Comply with new digital rules

Jan. 19, 2023 13:29 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The European Union's digital policy chief warned TikTok's boss Thursday that the social media app will have to fall in line with tough new rules for online platforms set to take effect later this year. EU Commissioner Thierry Breton held a video call with Shou Zi...

Wisconsin's Evers to announce TikTok ban on state devices

Jan. 06, 2023 14:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Friday that he will soon announce a ban on the use of TikTok on state phones, joining the growing number of states that prohibited the popular social media app that national lawmakers are trying to ban. Evers told WISN-TV that he...

Report: TikTok boosts posts about eating disorders, suicide

Dec. 14, 2022 19:04 PM EST

TikTok's algorithms are promoting videos about self-harm and eating disorders to vulnerable teens, according to a report published Wednesday that highlights concerns about social media and its impact on youth mental health. Researchers at the nonprofit Center for Countering Digital...

Indiana sues TikTok, citing safety and security concerns

Dec. 07, 2022 21:02 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general on Wednesday sued Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, claiming the video-sharing platform misleads its users, particularly children, about the level of inappropriate content and security of consumer information. Republican Attorney...

Players from all 3 US tours get together for QBE Shootout

Dec. 06, 2022 09:53 AM EST

PGA TOUR QBE SHOOTOUT Site: Naples, Florida. Course: Tiburon GC. Yardage: 7,382. Par: 72. Prize money: $3.8 million. Winning team's share: $950,000. Television: Friday, 1-4 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Golf...

Seoul places new sanctions on North Korea over arms buildup

Dec. 01, 2022 23:31 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Friday sanctioned eight people and seven companies suspected of engaging in illicit activities to finance North Korea’s growing nuclear weapons and missile programs. The move, which prohibits South Koreans from conducting any type of...