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2 political outliers claim seats in European Parliament by leveraging social media's viral power

Jun. 17, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — One is a wildly popular, seemingly happy-go-lucky YouTuber from Cyprus. The other is a brash, fringe figure of Spain's far right who rails against unauthorized immigrants. They both are new members of the European Parliament thanks to their savvy use of video-based social...

AI experimentation is high risk, high reward for low-profile political campaigns

Jun. 17, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

Adrian Perkins was running for reelection as the mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana, when he was surprised by a harsh campaign hit piece. The satirical TV commercial, paid for by a rival political action committee, used artificial intelligence to depict Perkins as a high school student...

What to stream this week: 'Kung Fu Panda 4' chops, PBS hits the disco and Kevin Hart chats

Jun. 17, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

The debut of “Echoes,” a sequel series to “Orphan Black," and the documentary “Bread & Roses” looking at how Afghan women’s lives were impacted after Kabul fell to the Taliban in 2021 are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. ...

How Elon Musk's $44.9B Tesla pay package compares with the most generous plans for other U.S. CEOs

Jun. 15, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

Even though the median U.S. CEO pay package last year was nearly 200 times more than a worker in the middle of their company pay scales, Elon Musk's record-setting Tesla compensation dwarfs them by comparison. Tesla shareholders on Thursday voted overwhelmingly in favor of restoring...

A week of disorder in Cleveland, as City Hall remains closed after ransomware attack

Jun. 14, 2024 17:18 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's City Hall remained closed to the public Friday, as officials in Ohio's second-largest city continued to grapple with the effects of a ransomware attack. City operations have been hampered all week by the threat, which was first detected Sunday. ...

Trump once defied the NRA to ban bump stocks. He now says he 'did nothing' to restrict guns

Jun. 14, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

Less than six years ago, then-President Donald Trump took on the influential gun lobby after the deadliest massacre in modern U.S. history. He announced that he had told the National Rifle Association that “bump stocks are gone,” arguing they “turn legal weapons into illegal machine guns.”...

Google CEO testifies at trial of collapsed startup Ozy Media and founder Carlos Watson

Jun. 14, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified briefly Friday at the federal financial conspiracy trial surrounding buzz-to-bust startup Ozy Media, countering founder Carlos Watson's alleged claims that the search giant once sought to buy Ozy. Google did consider hiring Watson for a high-level...

Pope Francis becomes first pontiff to address a G7 summit, raising alarm about AI. The G7 responds

Jun. 14, 2024 14:12 PM EDT

BARI, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis challenged leaders of the world’s wealthy democracies on Frida y to keep human dignity foremost in developing and using artificial intelligence, warning that such powerful technology risks turning human relations themselves into mere algorithms. ...

Esports Olympics set to launch after IOC presents proposal for video games project

Jun. 14, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The first Olympic Esports Games are set to be added soon to the IOC’s portfolio of events as it seeks to attract and retain young audiences. The International Olympic Committee said Friday it will ask members to approve a proposal to create a video...

Vermont governor vetoes data privacy bill, saying state would be most hostile to businesses

Jun. 14, 2024 12:59 PM EDT

Vermont’s governor has vetoed a broad data privacy bill that would have been one of the strongest in the country to crack down on companies’ use of online personal data by letting consumers file civil lawsuits against companies that break certain privacy rules. Republican Gov....