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California show explores Warhol's social, tech foreshadowing

May. 25, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before Instagram and Facebook, before selfies and filters that perfect selfies, there was Andy Warhol, using his art to imbue friends, family, celebrities — even himself — with a certain mystique. A retrospective of Warhol's work on display in San Francisco captures the...

Report: FTC's political wrangling delays Facebook settlement

May. 24, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may have to wait longer before resolving a U.S. government investigation into the company's mishandling of personal information. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that political wrangling is delaying a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. Facebook could be fined up...

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

May. 24, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Video shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words during an...

Police defend social media deal with fugitive

May. 24, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in a Connecticut city were still searching Friday for a fugitive who failed to honor an agreement and surrender once enough people responded positively to his wanted poster on social media. Jose Simms, 29, has seven arrest warrants and is being sought as a fugitive after...

The Latest: Police defend Facebook likes deal with fugitive

May. 24, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the Facebook fugitive (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Torrington police are defending the agreement they struck with a fugitive who was supposed to turn himself in once his wanted poster got 15,000 likes on Facebook. Fugitive Jose Simms has not shown up, even though the...

Ex-Facebook exec recommends Zuckerberg step down as CEO

May. 24, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook's former security chief is disagreeing with calls to break up the social network. Instead, Alex Stamos believes the way to fix problems is for Mark Zuckerberg to step aside as CEO. Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes and other critics contend that government regulators should...

Who needs a TV cooking show when you can host one online?

May. 24, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost every Monday night, Gaby Dalkin, hosts a live cooking demo from her home in southern California on her Instagram account, What's Gaby Cooking . The show is under an hour and Dalkin's husband, Thomas Dawson, records it and reads out questions and comments from viewers. Dalkin, who...

NOT REAL NEWS: Altered video makes Pelosi seem to slur words

May. 24, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

Video footage that was slowed down to give the false impression that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was slurring her words is circulating widely across social media platforms. The distorted video is based on real footage from a Center for American Progress conference in Washington on Wednesday, showing Pelosi...

The Latest: Japan PM mulls Iran visit to mediate crisis

May. 24, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 5 p.m. Japanese media say Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a visit to Iran next month amid rising tension between Tehran and...

India's Modi paints image of Hindu ascetic called to power

May. 24, 2019 3:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The man in the saffron robe sat cross-legged with his eyes closed, back to the wall of a cave framed by the Himalayas. This was India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest production, traveling to a remote mountain temple with a preferred TV news crew to show the world India's leader...