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Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey steps down as CEO

Nov. 29, 2021 13:35 PM EST

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has stepped down as CEO of the social media platform. He has been succeeded by Twitter's current chief technology officer, Parag Agrawal. Dorsey will remain on the board until his term expires in 2022. Agrawal joined Twitter in 2011 and has...

Leading Egyptian rights activist fined for social media post

Nov. 29, 2021 13:15 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A leading Egyptian human rights activist was convicted Monday of insulting a judicial election commission and fined about $640, in the latest episode in the government's crackdown on dissent. The prosecution of Hossam Bahgat has drawn international...

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will step down from his executive role at the social media platform

Nov. 29, 2021 10:58 AM EST
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will step down from his executive role at the social media platform.

Florida teen safe after leaving home with man she met online

Nov. 29, 2021 10:57 AM EST

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has been found safe in another state days after leaving home with a man she met while playing an online video game, authorities said Monday. The teen was picked up by a man in a car outside her North Miami Beach home on...

Actress Lindsay Lohan announces engagement in Instagram post

Nov. 29, 2021 10:53 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Actress Lindsay Lohan has told her followers on Instagram that she's engaged. Lohan announced her engagement to boyfriend Bader Shammas and showed off a traditional oval diamond ring with a photo of the couple looking happy, locked in...

Inside the 'big wave' of misinformation targeted at Latinos

Nov. 29, 2021 00:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before last year's presidential election, Facebook ads targeting Latino voters described Joe Biden as a communist. During his inauguration, another conspiracy theory spread online and on Spanish-language radio warning that a brooch worn by Lady Gaga signaled Biden was...

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer at 41

Nov. 28, 2021 16:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Virgil Abloh, a leading designer whose groundbreaking fusions of streetwear and high couture made him one of the most celebrated tastemakers in fashion and beyond, has died of cancer. He was 41. Abloh's death was announced Sunday by the luxury group...

Police: Endangered Florida teen may be in North Carolina

Nov. 28, 2021 12:47 PM EST

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old South Florida girl may have been kidnapped and taken to North Carolina by someone she met in an online video game, police said Sunday. North Miami Beach police said in a tweet posted early Sunday. Jeimy...

FACT FOCUS: Why WHO skipped ‘nu,’ ‘xi’ for new COVID variant

Nov. 27, 2021 21:08 PM EST

The name of a newly identified variant of the coronavirus has had some social media users scratching their heads about the World Health Organization’s system for labeling certain versions of the virus. The WHO chose on Friday to dub the variant, first reported to the...

Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91

Nov. 27, 2021 18:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died. He was 91. ...