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Obama dog Bo, once a White House celebrity, dies from cancer

May. 08, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama’s dog Bo died Saturday after a battle with cancer, the Obamas said on social media. News of Bo's passing was shared by Obama and his wife Michelle on Instagram, where both expressed sorrow at the passing of a dog the...

Pandemic gives boost as more states move to digital IDs

May. 08, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The card that millions of people use to prove their identity to everyone from police officers to liquor store owners may soon be a thing of the past as a growing number of states develop digital driver’s licenses. With the advent of digital...

Online speech shield under fire as Trump Facebook ban stays

May. 08, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lurking beneath Facebook's decision on whether to continue Donald Trump's suspension from its platform is a far more complex and consequential question: Do the protections carved out for companies when the internet was in its infancy 25 years ago make sense when some of...

German Greens slam party's own mayor over racist language

May. 08, 2021 07:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Leaders of Germany's Greens on Saturday slammed the mayor of Tuebingen, a member of their own party, for using a racist slur in a social media post about a black soccer player. Boris Palmer, who has regularly irked fellow members of the center-left party...

What to expect from the star-studded Vax Live fundraiser

May. 07, 2021 22:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden, Prince Harry and Jennifer Lopez are among the big names advocating the importance of vaccine equity during the Global Citizen fundraising concert airing Saturday. The pre-taped event brought together celebrities and political...

Washington Post says US secretly obtained reporters' records

May. 07, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Justice Department secretly seized the phone records of three Washington Post reporters who covered the federal investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the newspaper said Friday. The disclosure...

Aubrey Plaza marries longtime boyfriend director Jeff Baena

May. 07, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aubrey Plaza has married her longtime boyfriend, director and screenwriter Jeff Baena. The “Parks and Recreation” actor called Baena “my husband” for the first time publicly Friday in an Instagram post. Her publicist confirmed the two had...

Authorities: Fake vaccination cards sold at California bar

May. 07, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a Northern California bar where authorities say made-to-order fake COVID-19 vaccination cards were sold to undercover state agents for $20 each was arrested in what officials call the first such foiled operation they are aware of nationwide. ...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 07, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Fauci; Sen....

Connecticut man charged with misusing $2.9 million PPP loan

May. 07, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was arrested Friday on bank and wire fraud charges, accused of fraudulently obtaining nearly $2.9 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds and using some of the money to buy expensive cars. Federal authorities allege Moustapha...