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Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe joins exodus from Facebook

Oct. 22, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A co-founder of Facebook's virtual-reality division is joining the exodus of executives to leave the company after striking it rich in lucrative sales of their startups. Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe disclosed his decision to leave Facebook in a tweet posted Monday. His departure...

The Latest: Mnuchin meets with embattled Saudi crown prince

Oct. 22, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 12:08 a.m. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has met with Saudi Arabia's embattled crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. The meeting took place as the...

Russian woman mocks US charges of meddling in 2018 election

Oct. 22, 2018 3:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian woman accused by the U.S. of helping oversee a social media effort to influence the 2018 U.S. midterm elections mocked the accusations Monday, saying that they made her feel proud. Justice Department prosecutors alleged Friday that Elena Khusyaynova helped manage the finances of the...

Police: Suspect arrested in threat against Virginia schools

Oct. 22, 2018 6:54 AM EDT

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have arrested a person they suspect is connected to an online threat against two public schools. The Washington Post reports Manassas police were alerted Sunday night to the threat posted to Instagram. A department statement says the suspect was arrested early...

A look at interference in the 2018 US midterm elections

Oct. 22, 2018 1:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Justice Department unsealed criminal charges detailing a yearslong effort by a Russian troll farm to "sow division and discord in the U.S. political system," it was the first federal case alleging continued foreign interference in U.S. elections. Earlier Friday, American...

The Latest: Mexico's AMLO eyes development to fix migration

Oct. 21, 2018 9:57 PM EDT

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — The latest on the caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Mexico's president-elect says he is suggesting to U.S. President Donald Trump that the United States, Canada and Mexico jointly tackle migration by agreeing to...

Nevada homicide suspect shot after California police chase

Oct. 20, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Police say a man suspected in a double killing in the Las Vegas area was wounded in a shootout with Southern California authorities after he led them on a high-speed chase that he livestreamed on Facebook. Roger Tindell, 36, remained hospitalized but is expected to recover,...

Is there interference in the 2018 US midterm elections?

Oct. 20, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Justice Department unsealed criminal charges detailing a yearslong effort by a Russian troll farm to "sow division and discord in the U.S. political system," it was the first federal case alleging continued foreign interference in U.S. elections. Earlier Friday, American...

After Barstool bashing, Goodfellas supporters turned out

Oct. 20, 2018 1:09 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A harsh review of a Lexington pizza slice went viral last Monday night as thousands of Barstool Sports fans took to Yelp to trash the popular restaurant online. Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy posted a video to Twitter giving Goodfellas Pizzeria in the Distillery District a "0.0"...

Russian deputy foreign minister denounces US trolling case

Oct. 20, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian diplomat says the U.S. allegation that a Russian woman helped oversee a social media effort to influence the 2018 U.S. midterm elections is shameful. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov made the comments in a statement Saturday, a day after U.S. prosecutors filed a criminal...