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Harvard condemns student and faculty groups for posting antisemitic cartoon

Feb. 21, 2024 16:04 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University condemned what it called a “flagrantly antisemitic cartoon” that an undergraduate group posted on social media over the weekend. It also appeared on the Instagram account of Harvard Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine. Copied from a...

Mom arrested after Instagram post about 5-year-old daughter helping wax adult clients

Feb. 21, 2024 12:57 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman who posted photos on Instagram that appear to show her 5-year-old daughter helping her wax adult clients for hair removal has been charged with child neglect, according to police records. The Memphis Police Department received multiple...

Utah school board member censured over transgender comments is seeking reelection

Feb. 20, 2024 19:18 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah State Board of Education member who is facing pressure from top state leaders to resign after lawmakers say she bullied a student on social media has instead announced that she is running for reelection this fall. Conservative board member Natalie Cline...

Apple App Store - Top Apps

Feb. 20, 2024 11:44 AM EST

Top Free iPhone Apps (US): 1. Temu: Shop Like a Billionaire, Temu 2. Threads, an Instagram app, Instagram, Inc. 3. ChatGPT, OpenAI 4. Google, Google LLC 5. Hallow: Prayer & Meditation, Hallow, Inc. 6....

TikTok faces European Union scrutiny for possible breaches of strict new digital rulebook

Feb. 19, 2024 09:02 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The European Union said Monday it is investigating whether TikTok has broken the bloc's strict new digital rules for cleaning up social media and keeping internet users safe. The European Commission, the EU's executive branch, said it has “opened formal proceedings...

The European Union expands digital crackdown on toxic content, dodgy goods to all online platforms

Feb. 16, 2024 08:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The European Union is expanding its strict digital rulebook on Saturday to almost all online platforms in the bloc, in the next phase of its crackdown on toxic social media content and dodgy ecommerce products that began last year by targeting the most popular services. ...

Utah governor approves censure of school board member who questioned a student's gender

Feb. 15, 2024 19:45 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on Thursday signed legislation censuring a conservative member of the state Board of Education whose social media post questioning the gender of a high school basketball player triggered threats against the girl and led state officials to call for the...

New York City files a lawsuit saying social media is fueling a youth mental health crisis

Feb. 14, 2024 18:55 PM EST

New York City, its schools and public hospital system announced a lawsuit Wednesday against the tech giants that run Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube, blaming their “addictive and dangerous” social media platforms for fueling a childhood mental health crisis that is disrupting...

Love is in the air ... and the mail ... in the northern Colorado city of Loveland

Feb. 14, 2024 13:14 PM EST

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Wearing a red sweater with decorative hearts, 89-year-old Joyce Boston is back with a brigade of fellow volunteers in the “Sweetheart City” of northern Colorado to stamp a poem and postmark on Valentine’s Day cards –- just as she has done each year for nearly three...

Patrik Laine and his agency criticize a remark about suicide made about him on a podcast

Feb. 13, 2024 19:23 PM EST

Patrik Laine and his agency criticized an insensitive comment about suicide made on a podcast Monday in reference to the Columbus Blue Jackets forward, who is currently receiving care from the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program. Octagon Hockey, in a statement posted to social media...