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Kremlin denies roiling US politics through social media

Dec. 18, 2018 4:45 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has rejected as baseless reports about a Russian political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media. Reports released by the Senate intelligence committee Monday suggested that Moscow's efforts to help Donald Trump in his 2016 presidential campaign through social media were...

Report: Russia still using social media to roil US politics

Dec. 18, 2018 12:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's sweeping political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media was more far-reaching than originally thought, with troll farms working to discourage black voters and "blur the lines between reality and fiction" to help elect Donald Trump in 2016, according to reports released...

Campaign touting Adirondacks as ski destination underway

Dec. 18, 2018 12:11 AM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — A new campaign touting the Adirondack Mountains as an Alpine ski destination is underway. Representatives from seven ski areas in the region are using digital and print campaigns to highlight the diverse terrain and amenities offered throughout the Adirondacks. The ski centers are...

California utility fires contractor from wildfire recovery

Dec. 17, 2018 10:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California utility on Monday said it terminated one of its contractors helping with wildfire recovery after three workers posted on social media insensitive photos and comments poking fun at victims and the region. Pacific Gas & Electric said Bigge Crane and Rigging Co....

Comey says House Republicans are 'shameful' after interview

Dec. 17, 2018 9:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey had harsh words for House Republicans on Monday, saying their silence in response to President Donald Trump's attacks on the Justice Department is "shameful." Comey said Republicans "have to have the courage to stand up and speak the truth, not be cowed by...

Key takeaways from new reports on Russian disinformation

Dec. 17, 2018 5:05 PM EST

Russians seeking to influence U.S. elections through social media had their eyes on Instagram and the black community. These were among the findings in two reports released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee. Separate studies from University of Oxford researchers and the cybersecurity firm New Knowledge...

Man settles suit over school shooting Facebook post for $80K

Dec. 17, 2018 3:10 PM EST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who spent several days in jail for a satirical school shooting Facebook post has settled a lawsuit for $80,000. The Southeast Missourian reports that James Robert Ross, of Cape Girardeau, settled Friday with the city of Jackson and three police officers. He favors...

Titans cornerback Logan Ryan says he has broken left leg

Dec. 17, 2018 11:15 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans cornerback Logan Ryan says he broke his left leg in Tennessee's victory over the Giants, writing on social media he believes a player should release his own injury news. Ryan updated his injury Monday morning with a post on Twitter. The cornerback says he will miss the rest...

Officer posts message to teen ticketed for speeding

Dec. 17, 2018 7:00 AM EST

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A police officer in a Cleveland suburb posted a message on social media after ticketing an 18-year-old for driving 100 mph (161 kph) in a 65 mph (105 kph) zone. The officer wrote on Facebook Sunday that he didn't feel bad about writing the ticket because the teen needs to slow...

South Africa's former leader joins Twitter amid legal woes

Dec. 17, 2018 5:42 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's former president, who faces corruption charges, has taken to Twitter. "It's me, Jacob Zuma," the ex-leader says in an introductory video posted on the social media site in the last few days. Zuma says "you will get used to me" and that he intends to join the national...