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Bowling for ratings: Fox-PBA partnership a success so far

Apr. 10, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

Whether it is graphics showing changes in oil patterns on the lanes or more emotion being shown on strikes, the sport of bowling has caught up with the times when it comes to putting a captivating show on television. Fox Sports and the Professional Bowlers Association...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ New Georgia...

Pinterest establishes legal entity in Turkey to avoid bans

Apr. 09, 2021 06:54 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The image-sharing platform Pinterest became the latest social media company to agree to set up a legal entity in Turkey to comply with a controversial social media law. Pinterest appointed a legal representative in Turkey on Friday, Transport and...

Muslim civil rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

Apr. 08, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

A civil rights group is suing Facebook and its executives, saying CEO Mark Zuckerberg made “false and deceptive" statements to Congress when he said the giant social network removes hate speech and other material that violates its rules. The lawsuit, filed by Muslim...

Report accuses Columbus Zoo top executives of misusing funds

Apr. 07, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former president and chief financial officer of the Columbus Zoo arranged for relatives to live in houses owned by the zoo and used its marketing sporting event tickets for their own personal use, according to findings released Tuesday by a law firm hired by the...

Iran ship said to be Red Sea troop base off Yemen attacked

Apr. 07, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian ship believed to be a base for the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and anchored for years in the Red Sea off Yemen has been attacked, Tehran acknowledged Wednesday. Iran's Foreign Ministry confirmed the attack on the MV...

Will the Oscars be a 'who cares' moment as ratings dive?

Apr. 07, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — George Bradley used to love watching the Academy Awards. The 28-year-old Brit now living in San Diego would stay up late back home just to tune in. Though he's now in the right time zone, he's just not interested, and that's due primarily to the...

As states expand vaccines, prisoners still lack access

Apr. 07, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

This week, Florida expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to all residents 16 and older. But across the state, more than 70,000 people still don’t have access to the vaccine. Those men and women are Florida state prisoners. More than half the country has opened up...

AP's Nixon wins News Leader of the Year award from NLA

Apr. 05, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Nixon, global investigations editor at The Associated Press, has won the first-ever News Leader of the Year award from the News Leaders Association. Nixon's investigative team produced an award-winning series on labor abuses in the palm oil industry....

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 02, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Delivering...