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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...

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. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 07, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

Boston Globe. May 5, 2021. Editorial: Count counties out of federal aid program The six vestigial county governments in Massachusetts aren’t equipped to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in federal economic relief. As part...

Ahead of Harris meeting, Mexico president accuses US

May. 07, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Just before an online meeting with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris Friday, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador very publicly accused the U.S. government of violating Mexico's sovereignty. The issue apparently didn't arise in the meeting...

Asian American health workers fight virus and racist attacks

May. 07, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Medical student Natty Jumreornvong has a vaccine and protective gear to shield her from the coronavirus. But she couldn't avoid exposure to the anti-Asian bigotry that pulsed to the surface after the pathogen was first identified in China. Psychiatry...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 07, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ COVID-19 vaccine...

Baseball's Bobby Valentine running for mayor of hometown

May. 07, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball player and manager Bobby Valentine is taking a swing at politics, announcing Friday that he's running for mayor of his Connecticut hometown. Valentine, 70, who currently serves as the athletic director at Sacred Heart...

After pandemic pullback, DJ Khaled shares his 'light show'

May. 07, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it’s time to release one of his maximalist albums, DJ Khaled turns a moment into an event. He posts Instagram videos showing recording sessions, silly dances and praise from the hip-hop and R&B heavyweights who worked with him. The lavish, exuberant productions...