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The combination photo shows, from left, W. Kamau Bell, Yvette Nicole Brown, Common, Lecrae, Mandy Moore and Kerry Washington. For months, actors, sports stars, musicians and other celebrities have been using their platforms to call for justice in the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor. After a grand jury indicted one of the Kentucky police officers on criminal charges, but not for her death, celebrities reacted to the news mostly negatively. (AP Photo)

Celebs, long vocal about Breonna Taylor case, decry decision

Sep. 23, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For months, actors, sports stars, musicians and other celebrities have been using their platforms to call for justice in the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor, including at Sunday's Emmy Awards. Her picture was used on the cover of O:The Oprah Magazine this year and even...

FILE - This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.  As the Trump administration moves toward antitrust action against search giant Google, it’s campaigning to enlist support from sympathetic state attorneys general across the country. And President Donald Trump is pushing his campaign against Big Tech on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, touting curbs on legal protections for social media platforms he denounces as biased against conservative views.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

DOJ nearing antitrust action on Google; Trump eyes tech curb

Sep. 23, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Trump administration moves toward antitrust action against search giant Google, it’s campaigning to enlist support from sympathetic state attorneys general across the country. And President Donald Trump pushed his campaign against Big Tech on Wednesday, touting curbs on...

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2020 file photo, Kyle Rittenhouse, left, with backwards cap, walks along Sheridan Road in Kenosha, Wis., with another armed civilian. Four people filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, Sept. 23 demanding that Facebook prevent militias and hate groups from interacting on the site, after a militia group used the platform to draw armed people to protests in Wisconsin last month that left two people dead. Prosecutors have charged Rittenhouse with shooting and killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber during the Aug. 25 protest in Kenosha. The protest was over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.  (Adam Rogan/The Journal Times via AP, File)

Lawsuit asks court to force Facebook to ban militia posts

Sep. 23, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Facebook can't be trusted to enforce its ban on violent rhetoric in the run-up to the November elections, as is evident by its refusal to remove a group's call to arms to protect businesses in Kenosha last month before a night of unrest in which two protesters were shot and killed,...

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 file photo, a group of anti-fascist and Black Lives Matter demonstrators march in front of the Rotunda on the campus of the University of Virginia in anticipation of the anniversary of the previous year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. Rutgers University historian Mark Bray, author of the book “Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook,” said there are well organized, tightly knit antifa groups that have operated for years. “But that’s different from saying that the politics of antifa is just one single, monolithic organization, which is obviously false,” said Bray, whose book traces the history and evolution of the movement. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Trump, social media, right-wing news stir up antifa scares

Sep. 23, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — The group gathered around the town square, waiting for the arrival of what has become a new American boogeyman: antifa. Michael Johnson and others were certain that school buses full of radical left-wing extremists from big cities were coming to Leitchfield, Kentucky, where about 50...

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2015, file photo, former NFL player Will Shields delivers his speech during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. While 14 NFL franchises are using their stadiums in the voting process, former players such as Hall of Famer Will Shields are going into communities to help with registrations and mail-in ballots. Shields, who received the league's Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2003 and was a member of the 2000s All-Decade Team, recognizes the importance of “doing your part.”(AP Photo/Tom Puskar, File)

Former NFL players getting out the vote in communities

Sep. 23, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

While 14 NFL franchises are using their stadiums in the voting process, former players such as Hall of Famer Will Shields are going into communities to help with registrations and mail-in ballots. Shields, who received the league's Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2003 and was a member of the 2000s...

A handout photo published by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on his instagram account on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. German doctors say Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny released from hospital after poisoning treatment. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released from a Berlin hospital after more than a month's treatment for poisoning, with doctors now believing that a “complete recovery” from the nerve agent is possible, the facility said Wednesday Sept. 23. (Navalny instagram via AP)

Russia's Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days

Sep. 23, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released from a Berlin hospital after more than a month's treatment for poisoning, with doctors now believing that it's possible he could see a “complete recovery” from the Soviet-era nerve agent, the hospital said Wednesday. ...

Lauren Witzke, center, celebrates after winning Delaware's Republican U.S. Senate primary, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Dover, Del. Witzke, a political newcomer, defeated attorney James DeMartino to become the GOP nominee for the seat currently held by Democrat Chris Coons. (Andre Lamar/The News Journal via AP)

GOP Senate candidate defends controversial Ginsburg meme

Sep. 22, 2020 10:58 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Lauren Witzke on Tuesday defended a controversial meme in a Facebook post by her campaign after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “Yes, my campaign posted a meme and I stand by it,” the firebrand political newcomer said...

FILE - This March 29, 2018, file photo, shows the logo for social media giant Facebook at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook says it has removed a small network of fake accounts and pages that originated in China and focused on disrupting political activity in the U.S. and several other countries. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Facebook: Fake pages from China tried to disrupt US politics

Sep. 22, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

Facebook says it has removed a small network of fake accounts and pages that originated in China and focused on disrupting political activity in the U.S. and several other countries. The U.S.-focused activity was just a “sliver” of the accounts' overall activity and gained almost no following,...

Virginia college Greek life changes in the face of COVID-19

Sep. 22, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There are no dodgeball games, cookouts or other rushing events at Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus in Richmond, but fraternities and sororities are still recruiting new brothers and sisters. The Greek chapters at VCU, and many other Virginia schools, are using Zoom to...

File-New England Patriots running back James White (28) runs with the ball as Miami Dolphins linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill (51) tackles him in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. White says he is is having trouble processing the sudden death of his father, but is finding comfort in celebrating his son's first birthday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

NFL rallies around Patriots' White after father's death

Sep. 22, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots running back James White says he is having trouble processing the sudden death of his father, but is finding comfort in celebrating his son's first birthday. In an Instagram message Tuesday, White posted side by side photos of himself as a child sitting on the lap of his...