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Denver mayor travels for holiday after asking staff not to

Nov. 25, 2020 7:24 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock flew to Mississippi to visit family despite sending messages on social media and to city staff asking them to avoid traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. The mayor's spokesperson Mike Strott told The Denver Post that Hancock flew out of Denver on Wednesday to...

Fulton County Ga. election chief Richard Barron listens to a question during a press conference while workers scan ballots behind him as the presidential recount gets under way Wednesday morning, Nov. 25, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.  County election workers across Georgia have begun an official machine recount of the roughly 5 million votes cast in the presidential race in the state. The recount was requested by President Donald Trump after certified results showed him losing the state to Democrat Joe Biden by 12,670 votes, or 0.25%. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Paper shredding drives false election claims in Georgia

Nov. 25, 2020 5:59 PM EST

Government and election officials frequently call on shredding companies to dispose of personal and sensitive documents that are no longer needed. But in a suburban county of Atlanta this week, those routine waste removal appointments were twisted into yet another election misinformation story when social media...

In this photo provided by Utah sports writer Andy Larsen are a childhood piggybank, right, and a plastic cup on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Larsen's spontaneous tweet looking for someone in need to whom he could give the $185 he had in the two items quickly snowballed into tens of thousands of dollars in donations from strangers, as well as messages from people who could use the help. (Andy Larsen via AP)

Tweet on spare change generates big money for virus aid

Nov. 25, 2020 1:17 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Andy Larsen is a sports writer, but with so many games scratched during the pandemic he has spent a lot of time digging into coronavirus data and its sobering implications. Then on Monday, while he was sorting his spare change — some from a childhood piggy bank shaped like...

This Nov. 2020 photo  shows Jenna Powell live on Facebook.  With her three Alabama boutiques closed because of the pandemic, Powell found another way to sell animal print tops and tie-dye hoodies: become an amateur home shopping network host.  Almost daily around noon, Powell, or one of her employees, turns on an iPhone, looks into the camera and broadcasts to 400 people watching live on Facebook or her store’s app. They put on clothing, spin for the camera and try to get viewers to buy.   (Jenna Powell via AP)

Lights, camera, sell: Retailers want you to watch and shop

Nov. 25, 2020 1:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jenna Powell gets in front of a camera, she can sell $10,000 worth of sparkly dresses and tie-dye hoodies in 40 minutes. Powell, whose three Jennaration shops in Alabama were closed at the start of the pandemic, has put all her focus on selling through live videos, broadcasting live...

FILE - Members of BTS perform at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration in New York on Dec. 31, 2019. The K-pop band is nominated for a Grammy Award for best pop duo/group performance with “Dynamite,

BTS band members, fans welcome its first Grammy nomination

Nov. 25, 2020 9:13 AM EST

SEOUL (AP) — K-pop band BTS has earned its first Grammy nomination, a long-awaited feat for the South Korean act that has been reshaping the global pop landscape with record-breaking songs and well-mobilized fans. Critics say the boy band's nomination Tuesday demonstrates its growing presence and impact...

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump walks from Marine One to the White House in Washington as he returns from Bedminster, N.J. For the past four years, Trump has enjoyed special status not given to regular users on Twitter and Facebook even as he used his perch atop the social media pyramid to peddle misinformation and hurl abuse at his critics. Could his loose leash on the platforms come to an end on Jan. 20, 2021, when his successor is inaugurated? (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Q&A: Will Twitter, Facebook crack down on Trump?

Nov. 25, 2020 4:28 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For the past four years, President Donald Trump has enjoyed the special status of a world leader on Twitter and Facebook, even as he used his perch atop the social media pyramid to peddle misinformation and hurl abuse at his critics. While regular users could have faced being...

Tampa Bay Rays' Randy Arozarena celebrates a home run during the first inning in Game 6 of the baseball World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Tampa Bay outfielder Arozarena arrested in Mexico's Yucatan

Nov. 24, 2020 11:40 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena has been arrested in Mexico’s Yucatan state for a situation involving an apparent custody dispute, two weeks after he won the Babe Ruth award for the Most Valuable Player in the postseason. The Yucatan state prosecutors’ office...

Police maintain a perimeter outside a crime scene, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. Two New York City police officers were wounded Tuesday afternoon by a man who opened fire as they arrived for a wellness check at a home with a history of domestic violence, a law enforcement official said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

2 New York City officers shot, suspected shooter killed

Nov. 24, 2020 6:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City police officers shot and killed an off-duty college security officer on Tuesday after he opened fire and wounded them as they responded to a domestic violence call at his home, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said. Rondell Goppy, 41, walked into his Queens home and started...

FILE - BTS arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020. The K-pop band is nominated for a Grammy Award for best pop duo/group performance with “Dynamite,

BTS, Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa react to Grammy noms

Nov. 24, 2020 3:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reactions from some of the nominees for the 63rd Grammy Awards: “What??? Who me? Oh my God.” — Megan Thee Stallion, during a livestream after the Recording Academy president and CEO Harvey Mason Jr. told the Houston-based rapper about her nominations. —...

Egyptian celeb faces backlash over photo with Israeli singer

Nov. 24, 2020 9:30 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian celebrity has sparked an uproar after a photo of him with an Israeli pop star was posted online, prompting angry rants from newscasters and the actor-singer's suspension from a stage and film professionals’ union. The outcry over Mohamed Ramadan’s photograph with...