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Myanmar junta limits internet, seizes satellite TV dishes

Apr. 08, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An information blackout under Myanmar's military junta worsened Thursday as fiber broadband service, the last legal way for ordinary people to access the internet, became intermittently inaccessible on several networks. Authorities in some areas...

OJ Simpson, Las Vegas Strip hotel settle defamation case

Apr. 08, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson and a Las Vegas hotel-casino have settled a lawsuit alleging that unnamed employees defamed Simpson by telling a celebrity news site he had been banned from the property in November 2017 for being drunk and disruptive. Simpson’s attorney,...

Myanmar security forces attack town that resisted with arms

Apr. 07, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces on Wednesday stormed a town in northwestern Myanmar where some residents had used homemade hunting rifles to resist the military's February seizure of power, killing at least 11 civilians and injuring many others, local news reports said. ...

Israel's Netanyahu in court as parties weigh in on his fate

Apr. 05, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumed Monday, with a key witness painting a picture of an image-obsessed Israeli leader forcing a prominent news site to flatter his family and smear his opponents. The testimony came as...

Tennessee's governor signs transgender athlete bill

Mar. 26, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a law Friday banning transgender athletes from participating in girls’ sports, making it the third state this year to approve a measure many critics warn would prompt costly lawsuits and hurt transgender youth. ...

The Latest: Twitter grilled about blocking a NY Post article

Mar. 25, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest news from a House committee questioning the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter. All times local. ___ 2:30 p.m. Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, raised the long-running conservative...

Japan's Toyota, Isuzu, Hino join in truck technology tie up

Mar. 24, 2021 05:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automakers Toyota, Isuzu and Hino said Wednesday they are setting up a partnership in commercial vehicles to work together in electric, hydrogen, connected and autonomous driving technologies. Under the deal, Toyota Motor Corp., Japan’s top...

Fox meteorologist Dean turns into fierce Cuomo critic

Mar. 22, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To Fox News Channel's Janice Dean, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a liar and a criminal. He blames others for his “disastrous decisions.” He needs to resign — no, that's not enough. “He needs to go to jail!” she thundered on “Fox &...

Shooting victim's husband says police detained him for hours

Mar. 22, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who survived the shooting that killed his wife at an Atlanta-area massage business last week said police detained him in handcuffs for four hours after the attack. Mario Gonzalez said he was held in a patrol car outside the spa. The revelation, in...

COVID vaccine eligibility expands to those 50 and older

Mar. 04, 2021 15:11 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — People ages 50 and older in Mississippi are now eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine, Gov. Tate Reeves said. The Republican governor announced the news Thursday on Twitter. “Reach out to our partners like your local...