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Roger Stone apologizes to judge for Instagram post about her

Feb. 19, 2019 12:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's longtime confidant Roger Stone has apologized to the judge presiding over his criminal case for an Instagram post featuring a photo of her with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun. Stone and his lawyers filed a notice Monday night saying Stone recognized...

New Zealand plans new tax for giants like Google, Facebook

Feb. 18, 2019 9:38 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government plans a new tax targeting online giants like Google and Facebook that earn plenty of money in the country but pay little tax. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said there's a gap that needs to be closed. "Our current tax system is not fair in the way that...

Trump the pundit handicaps 2020 Democratic contenders

Feb. 18, 2019 5:48 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kamala Harris had the best campaign roll-out. Amy Klobuchar's snowy debut showed grit. Elizabeth Warren's opening campaign video was a bit odd. Take it from an unlikely armchair pundit sizing up the 2020 Democratic field: President Donald Trump. In tweets, public remarks and...

Salt Lake police investigating attack on gay man in video

Feb. 18, 2019 3:33 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Investigators say they have identified a man they believe may be linked to a potential hate crime in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake police said in a tweet Monday the man was "cooperating fully" with an investigation of an attack on a gay man that was caught on video. The video, shot on a...

Video appears to show Florida deputy elbowing teen in head

Feb. 18, 2019 11:29 AM EST

FORT MYERS SHORES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's department has launched an internal investigation after a video posted on social media appeared to show a deputy elbowing a handcuffed teenager in the head. Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said Deputy Blake Grossi had been placed on administrative...

'Digital gangsters': UK wants tougher rules for Facebook

Feb. 18, 2019 8:27 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules to keep Facebook and other tech firms from acting like "digital gangsters" and intentionally violating data privacy and competition laws. The report on fake news and disinformation on social media sites followed an...

Aurora shooting victims included plant manager, intern

Feb. 17, 2019 11:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The victims of an employee who started shooting after hearing he was being fired at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers that included a plant manager whose wife says he texted her "I love you, I've been shot at work," and an intern in his first day on the job. A look at...

Smollett developments leave some baffled, others outraged

Feb. 17, 2019 7:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The national outrage that simmered after actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by people shouting racial and anti-gay slurs was fueled in part by celebrities who spoke out loud and strong on social media. But the outrage has now been replaced by surprise, doubt and bafflement as the...

Retailers, fashion brands struggle with racial insensitivity

Feb. 17, 2019 9:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and top fashion brands like Gucci and Prada keep apologizing for products that smack of racial insensitivity. The big question is: Why does it keep happening? Experts say many of these fashion companies live in a sort of bubble and lack the diversity in their staff that could vet...

Naugatuck police reviewing lieutenant's Facebook post

Feb. 16, 2019 3:48 PM EST

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (AP) — Naugatuck police say they are reviewing posts made by their spokesman on his personal Facebook account. The videos, obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media, show Lt. Bryan Cammarata, the department's public information officer, donning a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hat and...