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Liz Weston: Just Starting Out? Learn From Our Mistakes

Aug. 15, 2022 07:47 AM EDT

Those of us who write and talk about money for a living tend to have our financial acts together. But that wasn’t always the case. I invited some personal finance experts to share what they wish they could have told their younger selves about money. INVEST EARLY, EVEN IF IT’S...

Boredom, loneliness plague Ukrainian youth near front line

Aug. 15, 2022 02:29 AM EDT

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Anastasiia Aleksandrova doesn’t even look up from her phone when the thunder of nearby artillery booms through the modest home the 12-year-old shares with her grandparents on the outskirts of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine. With no one her age left in her...

Strike four: Facebook misses election misinfo in Brazil ads

Aug. 15, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

Facebook failed to detect blatant election-related misinformation in ads ahead of Brazil’s 2022 election, a new report from Global Witness has found, continuing a pattern of not catching material that violates its policies the group describes as “alarming.” The advertisements...

Florida sheriff berates woman on Facebook after dog drowned

Aug. 14, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff went on Facebook and berated a animal cruelty suspect as a “despicable excuse for a human being” after she was charged with drowning her Chihuahua. The 32-year-old woman was already in the Brevard County jail on charges she stabbed a...

Private prison firm to settle lawsuit over inmate death

Aug. 14, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A private prison company has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit over a Tennessee inmate's killing that got national attention after a judge ordered the plaintiff's attorney to stop tweeting about it. Tennessee-based CoreCivic and attorney Daniel Horwitz,...

Some Capitol rioters try to profit from their Jan. 6 crimes

Aug. 14, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

Facing prison time and dire personal consequences for storming the U.S. Capitol, some Jan. 6 defendants are trying to profit from their participation in the deadly riot, using it as a platform to drum up cash, promote business endeavors and boost social media profiles. A Nevada man...

Utah Democrats call for Sen. Gene Davis to step down

Aug. 13, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — A week and a half after a former intern publicly accused state Sen. Gene Davis of sexual misconduct, the Utah Democratic Party is suspending the longtime lawmaker from party-related activities at all levels and has called for him to step down from the Utah Legislature....

Florida woman's dog lost in SC crash found weeks later

Aug. 13, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

RICHBURG, S.C. (AP) — On July 17, a tiny dog from Florida named “Goofuss” ran from a car that had been involved in a crash on Interstate 77 in rural Chester County in South Carolina. There were tears. There were searches. There were Facebook posts. And there were good people...

Review: TikTok star Bella Poarch seeks new musical fan base

Aug. 12, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

Bella Poarch, “Dolls” (Warner Records) In theory this should work. With her massive TikTok following, Bella Poarch clearly needed to strike while the iron is hot and release a studio EP. “Dolls” is that album. Now comes the tricky part. Will enough of...

Ohio gunman appeared to threaten FBI after Trump home search

Aug. 12, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A gunman who died in a shootout after trying to get inside the FBI’s Cincinnati office apparently went on social media and called for federal agents to be killed “on sight” following the search at former President Donald Trump’s home, a law enforcement official said....