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Kim Kardashian fined $1 million by SEC over crypto promotion

Oct. 03, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

The long list of celebrities promoting cryptocurrencies just got shorter. Kim Kardashian is being barred from doing so for three years — and will pay a $1 million fine -- to settle federal charges that she recommended a crypto security to her 330 million Instagram followers without making clear...

Stephenville stays atop 4A D-I rankings after beating rival

Oct. 03, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine and TexasFootball.com’s high school rankings after Week 6, distributed by The Associated Press. CLASS 6A Rank School (Record) Week 6 Prv rank 1 Galena Park North Shore (5-0) W: Houston King, 38-3 1 ...

What if Musk loses the Twitter case but defies the court?

Oct. 03, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

Twitter wants a Delaware court to order Elon Musk to buy the social media service for $44 billion, as he promised back in April. But what if a judge makes that ruling and Musk balks? The Tesla billionaire's reputation for dismissing government pronouncements has some worried that he...

Trump rallies drift to fringe ahead of potential 2024 bid

Oct. 03, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Paige Cole is one of the “Anons.” The mother of three from Eastpointe, Michigan, says Joe Biden is a sham president and believes Donald Trump will soon be reinstated to the White House to finish the remainder of Biden’s term. “His whole inauguration was...

Report: Mexico continued to use spyware against activists

Oct. 03, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government or army has allegedly continued to use spyware designed to hack into the cellphones of activists, despite a pledge by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to end such practices. Press freedom groups said Monday they found evidence of...

Marcos trip to watch Singapore F1 races sparks criticism

Oct. 03, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A trip by Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to Singapore over the weekend to watch Formula One races has come under attack from critics who described it as “utterly callous” while thousands of Filipinos remain displaced due to a recent typhoon. ...

Iran's supreme leader breaks silence on protests, blames US

Oct. 03, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei responded publicly on Monday to the biggest protests in Iran in years, breaking weeks of silence to condemn what he called “rioting” and accuse the United States and Israel of planning the protests. ...

Supreme Court won't take up MyPillow head's defamation case

Oct. 03, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it won’t intervene in a lawsuit in which Dominion Voting Systems accused MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell of defamation for falsely accusing the company of rigging the 2020 presidential election against former President Donald Trump. ...

High court will hear social media terrorism lawsuits

Oct. 03, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear two cases seeking to hold social media companies financially responsible for terrorist attacks. Relatives of people killed in terrorist attacks in France and Turkey had sued Google, Twitter, and Facebook. They accused the...

Russia smuggling Ukrainian grain to help pay for Putin's war

Oct. 03, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — When the bulk cargo ship Laodicea docked in Lebanon last summer, Ukrainian diplomats said the vessel was carrying grain stolen by Russia and urged Lebanese officials to impound the ship. Moscow called the allegation “false and baseless,” and Lebanon’s...