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One more 'I do,' this time in Italy, for Kourtney and Travis

May. 22, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

A trilogy of Kravis nuptials has been completed with a (probably) final ceremony in Portofino, Italy. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker each posted to Instagram on Sunday a photo of themselves kissing at the altar, with the caption, “happily ever after.” The...

North Carolina police officer saves autistic child in creek

May. 20, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

SYLVA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer is being hailed for saving a 4-year-old autistic boy who authorities say was “up to his shoulders” in a fast-moving creek. The Sylva Police Department says on its Facebook page that the parents of the child called this week to...

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Musk, Tesla and Twitter fan

May. 20, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in California has dismissed a securities fraud and defamation lawsuit filed by a Tesla investor against CEO Elon Musk, one of Musk's supporters and Tesla. In an order filed Thursday, Judge James Donato threw out the lawsuit by the investor,...

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

May. 20, 2022 12:33 PM 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: ___ Experts: Mars ‘doorway’ just...

Musk denies sexual misconduct allegation by flight attendant

May. 20, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has denied a claim of sexual misconduct by a flight attendant contracted by SpaceX who worked on his private jet in 2016. A report by Business Insider said SpaceX paid the woman $250,000 in severance in 2018 in exchange for her...

Disinformation board's ex-leader faced wave of online abuse

May. 20, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nina Jankowicz, like so many millennials, was excited to share a social media post announcing her new job on Twitter late last month when she was named executive director for a new disinformation board established by the Department of Homeland Security. But...

Phillies' Bryce Harper asks for fan's hat, trades his own

May. 19, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

Here's a pretty cool hat trick from NL MVP Bryce Harper. The Phillies slugger swapped caps — and the NL MVP even autographed his hat — with a fan in the Citizen Bank Park stands. What a great way to cap off a day at the ballpark. And guess what? It was Harper —...

USC lands All-American WR Jordan Addison from Pitt

May. 19, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-American receiver Jordan Addison is transferring from Pitt to Southern California. The Biletnikoff Award winner announced his decision Thursday on social media, ending weeks of speculation on where the top receiver in college football will play this season. ...

Blowback as Bush gaffes Iraq war, not Ukraine, 'unjustified'

May. 19, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

Former President George W. Bush is facing criticism after mistakenly describing the invasion of Iraq — which he led as commander in chief — as “brutal” and “wholly unjustified,” before correcting himself to say he meant to refer to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “The...

'Wagatha Christie' libel lawyer says evidence was destroyed

May. 19, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A high-profile libel court battle between two British soccer spouses concluded Thursday, with one lawyer accusing the claimant, Rebekah Vardy, of deliberately destroying key evidence that allegedly showed she leaked her opponent's private social media posts to tabloid reporters. ...