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Anti-vax group in Europe thrives online, thwarts tech effort

Aug. 19, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Troubled by the number of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients showing up at his hospital, the French doctor logged on to Facebook and uploaded a video urging people to get vaccinated. He was soon swarmed by dozens, then hundreds, then more than 1,000 hateful messages from an anti-vaccine...

Anti-vax group in Europe thrives online, thwarts tech effort

Aug. 19, 2022 00:45 AM EDT

Troubled by the number of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients showing up at his hospital, the French doctor logged on to Facebook and uploaded a video urging people to get vaccinated. He was soon swarmed by dozens, then hundreds, then more than 1,000 hateful messages from an anti-vaccine...

Police: Pennsylvania man tried to buy stolen human remains

Aug. 18, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

A Pennsylvania man was charged with abuse of a corpse, receiving stolen property and other charges after police say he allegedly tried to buy stolen human remains from an Arkansas woman for possible resale on Facebook. A spokeswoman for the University of Arkansas for Medical...

Brazil's Bolsonaro grabs at heckler, tries to take phone

Aug. 18, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro briefly grappled with a heckler and tried to snatch his phone on Thursday, underscoring possible challenges for the sometimes quick-tempered leader to stay disciplined on the campaign trail. As Bolsonaro spoke to supporters...

CNN cancels 'Reliable Sources,' host Stelter leaving network

Aug. 18, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN has canceled its weekly “Reliable Sources” show on the media after three decades on the air, and said Thursday that its host, Brian Stelter, is leaving the network. The show will have its last broadcast this Sunday. “Reliable Sources,” and...

Rock mag Creem attempts comeback after more than 30 years

Aug. 18, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Creem, which billed itself as “America's only rock ‘n’ roll magazine” during two decades of existence that ended in 1989, is being revived next month. The return is a remarkable story of persistence by J.J. Kramer, who was bequeathed the magazine at age 4...

For 1st month ever, streamers rule broadcast, cable networks

Aug. 18, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This summer has been a breakthrough for streaming, with the time viewers spent watching services like Netflix and Hulu outpacing broadcast and cable television networks in July for the first month ever. Viewers spent 35% of their time with streamers, 34% on cable...

RFK Jr.'s anti-vaccine group kicked off Instagram, Facebook

Aug. 18, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

Instagram and Facebook suspended Children's Health Defense from its platforms this week after the anti-vaccine group led by Robert Kennedy Jr. repeatedly violated rules prohibiting misinformation about COVID-19. A non-profit, Children's Health Defense is one of the most influential...

Truck driver acquitted in crash appears in immigration court

Aug. 18, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A commercial truck driver from Ukraine who was taken into custody by immigration officials shortly after he was acquitted of causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists will ask for relief from possible removal from the United States, his attorney said at a hearing Thursday. ...

Famed Iran art museum closes to deal with insect infestation

Aug. 18, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran’s contemporary art museum has issued an apology and temporarily closed to handle a pest infestation, raising concerns after footage of insects scuttling across world-famous work spread widely on social media. Insects, which may attack and eat away at...