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FILE - This Sunday, April 5, 2020, photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit.  The U.S. Census Bureau has spent much of the past year defending itself against allegations that its duties have been overtaken by politics. With a failed attempt by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question, the hiring of three political appointees with limited experience to top positions, a sped-up schedule and a directive from President Donald Trump to exclude undocumented residents from the process of redrawing congressional districts, the 2020 census has descended into a high-stakes partisan battle.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

US official: 2020 census to end Oct. 5 despite court order

Sep. 29, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says the 2020 census will end Oct. 5, despite a federal judge's ruling last week allowing the head count of every U.S. resident to continue through the end of October, according to a tweet posted by the Census Bureau on Monday. The tweet said the...

Doc Rivers says on social media he is no longer the coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, thanks fans for their support

Sep. 29, 2020 3:49 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doc Rivers says on social media he is no longer the coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, thanks fans for their support.
FILE - In this March 14, 2014, file photo, a representative of GCHQ points to a screen showing all the teams progress in completing the task during a mock cyberattack scenario with teams of amateur computer experts taking part and trying to fight this simulated attack in London. Computer systems across a major hospital chain operating in the U.S. and Britain were down Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, due to what the company termed an unspecified technology “security issue.” Universal Health Services Inc., which operates more than 400 hospitals and other clinical care facilities, said in a short statement p osted to its website Monday that its network was offline and doctors and nurses were resorting to “back-up processes” including paper records. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Cyberattack hobbles major hospital chain's US facilities

Sep. 29, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A computer outage at a major hospital chain thrust healthcare facilities across the U.S. into chaos Monday, with treatment impeded as doctors and nurses already burdened by the coronavirus pandemic were forced to rely on paper backup systems. Universal Health Services Inc., which operates...

'Salt Bae' restaurant closed; virus deaths surpass 9,200

Sep. 28, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston steakhouse opened by a Turkish restaurateur and social media star known as Salt Bae has been ordered closed for failing to meet coronavirus safety rules. Nusr-Et Boston was ordered closed Saturday just days after it opened. Boston's Licensing Board said the restaurant opened by Salt...

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Mississippi: 'Fake' letter claims mask mandate abolished

Sep. 28, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A letter circulating on social media claiming to be from the office of Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and abolishing the statewide mask mandate is fake, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency officials said Sunday. “The letter is a FAKE,” the agency wrote on its Facebook...

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., speaks during a House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust on Capitol Hill in a Wednesday, July 29, 2020,file photo, in Washington. Two of Facebook's toughest critics on Capitol Hill, Jayapal and  David Cicilline of Rhode Island, have urged the social media platform to get serious about misinformation, voter suppression and hate speech ahead of the 2020 election. In a letter sent Sunday, Sept. 27, U.S. Reps. Pramila Jayapal of Washington and David Cicilline of Rhode Island demanded that Facebook immediately remove pages or groups spreading misleading information about voting and posts encouraging people to bring guns to polling places.(Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP, File)

Dems to Facebook: Get serious about misinformation, hate

Sep. 28, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

Two influential Democrats on Capitol Hill have urged Facebook to take stronger action against misinformation, voter suppression and incitements to violence ahead of the 2020 election. In a letter sent to the company on Sunday, U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal and David Cicilline accused Facebook of failing to...

Steve Harvey poses for a portrait on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 in Atlanta. Harvey says his daytime talk show being canceled by NBC opened up new doors with Facebook Watch. The comedian launched “Steve on Watch

Steve Harvey talks show revival on Facebook Watch, NBC split

Sep. 28, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Having his daytime talk show canceled by NBC last year hasn't stopped Steve Harvey. While he waited for a new opportunity, the comedian continued to make his presence regularly felt on TV as the host of “Family Feud” and as an emcee for multiple recurring jobs, including...

North Carolina woman searches for her late father's bike

Sep. 28, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Like she does most days, Maya Patrick walked out her front door ready for another round of classes at the UNC School of the Arts. Some days she walks to campus; others, she unlocks her white cruiser bike and pedals overs. “I live pretty close,” she said. When...

Authorities: Man requested money to shoot Louisville police

Sep. 27, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who authorities accuse of requesting $30,000 to shoot police officers in Louisville in a social media video while he was brandishing a gun has been arrested. According to a criminal complaint, Cortez Lamont Edwards, of Louisville, made the statements Wednesday on a...

Portland police detain a man during protests, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Portland. The protests, which began over the killing of George Floyd, often result frequent clashes between protesters and law enforcement. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Arrests in Portland protest follow fairly calm rally

Sep. 27, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND (AP) — Several people in Portland, Oregon, were arrested in anti-police brutality protests that continued into early Sunday, hours after demonstrations ended with few reports of violence. The protests that began Saturday night were declared an unlawful assembly and police began forcing...