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Trump's "go back" remark: In workplace, it might be illegal

Jul. 20, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's suggestion that four activist Democratic congresswomen of color "go back" to countries "from which they came" has excited some in his political base. Yet in many of America's workplaces and institutions, the same language would be unacceptable and possibly illegal....

Hack leads to strange tweets, web posts from London police

Jul. 20, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The official Twitter account of London's Metropolitan Police Service has been briefly hacked, leading to a number of unusual tweets from the force, also known as Scotland Yard. One of the posts on the Twitter account @metpoliceuk late Friday called for British rapper Digga D's release. The...

Stricken cyclist: Without 4 'angels' he 'wouldn't be here'

Jul. 20, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

BREINIGSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — He missed quite a show, with him at the center. The stars were the four people who aided him as he lay on the blacktop, his heart stopped, after collapsing while cycling near his Upper Macungie home. Verma couldn't have picked a better cast — a retired firefighter, two...

Hawaii officials want a peaceful end to telescope protests

Jul. 19, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials in Hawaii said Friday that they will not call up additional National Guard troops or use force on peaceful telescope protesters blocking access to the state's highest peak. Gov. David Ige said that his priority is to keep everyone in the community safe, including the activists at...

Defense in murder case can obtain private social media posts

Jul. 19, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court has effectively ruled that the defense in a gang-related murder trial can obtain private postings from social media companies. The court on Wednesday lifted a stay of a ruling by the judge overseeing the San Francisco trial and noted that the judge's...

The Latest: Facebook mulls response to private posts ruling

Jul. 19, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a California Supreme Court ruling on defense lawyer access to private social media postings (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Facebook says it's deciding how to respond to a California Supreme Court ruling that says defense lawyers in a gang-related murder trial can obtain...

Teen murder victim eulogized as talented, generous artist

Jul. 19, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Murder victim Bianca Devins was remembered at her funeral as a talented and generous girl whose smile could light up a room. The 17-year-old was eulogized Friday at a Utica church. She was described as an artist, aspiring model and animal lover. The man charged with killing her and...

"Got the Spider!" joke on demolished house circulates online

Jul. 19, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

RENNER, S.D. (AP) — A photo of a demolished house with the words "Got the Spider!" painted on the roof has made the rounds on social media after a couple decided to have a little fun. Jeff Hopkins and Dawn Cronk told the Argus Leader they wanted to write something on the roof of the crumbled house and "Got...

Trump says he's trying to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home

Jul. 19, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Urged on by the first lady and celebrities including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, President Donald Trump said Friday he is trying to help free rapper A$AP Rocky, who has been held in police custody in Sweden for weeks. "I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden...

Plastic or paper? Trump campaign weighs in on straw debate

Jul. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president and his reelection campaign are mocking efforts to replace plastic straws with paper ones and turning that disdain into a fundraising gimmick. The president's 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, tweeted that he was "so over paper straws. #LiberalProgress." He said liberals...