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The Latest: Bonucci indicates Italy won't take a knee

Jun. 15, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci has indicated that his team is not planning on taking a knee to protest racism before its European Championship match against Switzerland on Wednesday. ...

EU court leaves Facebook more exposed to privacy challenges

Jun. 15, 2021 07:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Facebook is subject to EU privacy challenges from watchdogs in any of the bloc's member states, not just its lead regulator in Ireland, the bloc's top court ruled Tuesday, in a ruling that has implications for other big tech companies. Under the EU's...

Runner says tainted burrito led to test for banned substance

Jun. 15, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

Shelby Houlihan, the American record holder in the 1,500 and 5,000 meters, posted on social media that she’s been banned for four years following a positive test for what she concluded was a tainted pork burrito. Houlihan’s announcement on her Instagram account Monday...

US intel report warns of more violence by QAnon followers

Jun. 14, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal intelligence report warns that adherents of QAnon, the conspiracy theory embraced by some in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, could target Democrats and other political opponents for more violence as the movement's false prophecies increasingly fail to...

Videos of violent arrests sparked by vaping stir criticism

Jun. 14, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

OCEAN CIY, Md. (AP) — Videos showing Ocean City police officers kneeing one Black teen and Tasing another on the Boardwalk of that beach community in separate confrontations that began over vaping are stirring criticism of the department’s use of force in such cases. ...

Officials welcome first female police chief in Memphis

Jun. 14, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Officials welcomed the first woman to lead the police department in Memphis, Tennessee, on Monday as she began her first day on the job. “I was proud to participate in the pinning ceremony this morning of our new Police Chief C.J. Davis,”...

Father, son charged with storming Capitol during Jan. 6 riot

Jun. 14, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The FBI on Friday arrested an Iowa man and his adult son after they discussed on social media their involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, court records show. Daryl Johnson, 50, of St. Ansgar and 29-year-old Daniel Johnson of...

Germany seeks to fine operators of Telegram messenger app

Jun. 14, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have launched proceedings against Telegram that could see the messenger app's operators fined for failing to abide by laws requiring social media sites to police their users' actions. German magazine Der Spiegel reported over the weekend...

Reno cafe apologizes after officer gets hateful note in food

Jun. 13, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno restaurant has fired an employee after a police officer found a hateful message with her order. KTVN-TV reports Cafe Capello posted on its Facebook page Saturday that a worker had written the message in the officer's order without their...

Baltimore food personality becomes Netflix star on new show

Jun. 13, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — You have probably seen Tim Chin or one of his photographs of delectable, decadent food somewhere in Baltimore — from the LED Art Billboard near Pennsylvania Station to Visit Baltimore campaigns throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Netflix found out about him,...