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This April 2018, photo provided by Matthew Keys shows Keys in Fresno, Calif. When a local newspaper reported the identity of the gunman in Milwaukee’s mass shooting, it came many hours after that news was broken on Twitter by an unemployed and formerly imprisoned journalist working from his bedroom in California. Keys was the first to report that 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill was the Molson Coors employee who shot and killed five co-workers Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, before killing himself. (Matthew Keys via AP)

'Lone wolf' broke news of the Milwaukee gunman's identity

Feb. 28, 2020 7:31 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When a local newspaper reported the identity of the gunman in Milwaukee’s mass shooting, it came many hours after that news was broken on Twitter by an unemployed and formerly imprisoned journalist working from his bedroom in California. Matthew Keys was the first to report...

Utah Legislature passes bill to tighten license plate rules

Feb. 28, 2020 7:25 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lawmakers in Utah have passed a tighter ban on personalized license plates that have disparaging words or messages after a plate spelling out ‘deport them' sparked debate on social media. The Friday vote at the Utah Senate sends to Republican Gov. Gary Herbert the bill that...

This 2019 photo from Venice, Italy provided by Alina Levshetz shows Gennady

Friends, family remember victims of brewery shooting

Feb. 28, 2020 6:38 PM EST

A Packers fan and avid fisherman. A Navy veteran who worked on submarines. A grandpa of two who always waved to his neighbors. A father of two small kids. An electrician who played in the golf league at a local bar. More details emerged Friday about the lives of five men who were working at Molson Coors Brewing...

This 2017 image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health shows the kinds of facial hairstyles which will work with a tight-sealing respirator. On Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that the CDC recommends people shave off facial hair to protect against the new coronavirus. Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the CDC, told the AP in an email that the “NIOSH graphic was developed several years ago and is intended for professionals who wear respirators for worker protection. (CDC, NIOSH, NPPTL via AP)

NOT REAL NEWS: An outbreak of virus-related misinformation

Feb. 28, 2020 5:20 PM EST

In this week's roundup of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week, we focus on false and misleading reports spreading online around the new coronavirus outbreak, a situation the World Health Organization has dubbed an “infodemic.” China attempted to contain COVID-19...

Wish answered thousands of times over for 105th birthday

Feb. 28, 2020 5:08 PM EST

HAMBURG, N.J. (AP) — A simple birthday wish for 105 birthday cards to celebrate her 105th birthday today, has been answered about 40 times over, with lifetime Sussex County resident Helen Kaposi receiving more than 4,100 cards from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and locations around the world. Within two days...

St. Joseph News-Press to print newspaper four days a week

Feb. 28, 2020 12:27 PM EST

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The St. Joseph News-Press plans to reduce the number of days it prints and distributes a newspaper from seven days to four. Newspaper executives told employees Friday it will continue to publish an online newspaper seven days a week. The days the paper will be printed have not been...

In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, photo, Dartmouth College's Matthew Delmont views the website he created, Black Quotidian, in his office on the school's campus in Hanover, N.H. The website is an archive of digitized African-American newspaper content that highlights the lives of every day African-Americans in the 20th century. Many of the people featured were well known in their communities but often were overlooked in African-American history books. (AP Photo/Michael Casey)

Website aims to highlight hidden figures in black history

Feb. 28, 2020 6:08 AM EST

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A few years back, Matthew Delmont felt his teaching about African American history had gotten a little stale so he starting casting around for a fresh way to bring it to life. The Dartmouth College professor initially turned to Twitter for a year to share stories about the everyday...

Arrest made in video assault of elderly San Francisco man

Feb. 27, 2020 10:16 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police Thursday arrested a man in the taunting and robbery of an elderly Asian man who was collecting recyclables near a Bayview area housing project, an attack that was caught on video and posted to social media. Dwayne Grayson, 20, was arrested in front of his Bayview home on...

This photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's department shows Caitlyn Smith. The Houston-area teen was in jail Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, after she was accused of accidentally shooting her 10-year-old nephew after making a selfie video of herself with a gun for her Instagram account.
Smith, 19, was being held in the Harris County Jail charged with felony injury to a child. Bond has been set at $20,000. (Harris County Sheriff's Department via AP)

Babysitter accused of shooting nephew while taking selfie

Feb. 27, 2020 10:05 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area teen was in jail Thursday after she was accused of accidentally shooting her 10-year-old nephew after making a selfie video of herself with a gun for her Instagram account. Caitlyn Smith, 19, was being held in the Harris County Jail charged with felony injury to a child. Bond...

Washington agency rejects Facebook political ad settlement

Feb. 27, 2020 7:15 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington’s campaign finance watchdog on Thursday rejected a settlement that its staff had negotiated with Facebook over charges the social media giant has repeatedly violated state campaign finance law. The Seattle Times reports that instead of accepting the settlement — a...