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Louisiana lawmakers ready for latest session starting Monday

Apr. 10, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers return Monday to the state Capitol for their first full-length regular session since the pandemic began and with far more topics than the coronavirus on the agenda. House Speaker Clay Schexnayder and Senate President Page...

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...

Tanzania's new president changes policy on COVID-19, media

Apr. 06, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania's new president appears to be taking a new, scientific approach to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. President Samia Suluhu Hassan said Tuesday she will form a technical committee to advise her about the scope of COVID-19 infections in the...

Myanmar cuts wireless internet service amid coup protests

Apr. 02, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's wireless broadband internet services were shut down on Friday by order of the military, local providers said, as protesters continued to defy the threat of lethal violence to oppose the junta's takeover. A directive from the Ministry of...

Virus pandemic overshadows Bulgarian parliamentary election

Apr. 02, 2021 04:40 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — After months of nationwide anti-government protests over corruption, stalled reforms and a stagnating economy in the European Union’s poorest member state, Bulgarians are gearing up for a parliamentary election overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Montana lawmakers target media for being 'slander machines'

Apr. 01, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana has become the latest state to consider a legislative measure that would prevent media outlets from reporting on news that lawmakers deem defamatory. A bill passed Thursday by the Montana House Judiciary Committee titled the “Stop Guilt by...

Pakistan lifts weekslong ban on TikTok over racy content

Apr. 01, 2021 04:40 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's media regulatory agency on Thursday reinstated access to the Chinese video service TikTok, after a court banned it weeks ago and urged authorities to ensure that it carried no “vulgar” content. The court in Peshawar had issued...

New Mexico governor gets initial vaccine shot at school gym

Mar. 26, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has received an initial vaccination shot as the state opens up eligibility to more residents. The 61-year-old governor and former congresswoman announced Friday in a news release that she received the shot of...

Montana House advances dress code requiring suits and ties

Mar. 25, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers advanced Thursday a strict dress code proposed by Republicans that would apply to House legislators, legislative staff and members of the media working inside the Capitol. The House rules committee voted in favor of the rules,...

Lawmakers press Big Tech CEOs on speech responsibility

Mar. 25, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEOs of tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google faced a grilling in Congress Thursday as lawmakers tried to draw them into acknowledging their companies' roles in fueling the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and rising COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. ...