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As Musk is learning, content moderation is a messy job

Dec. 04, 2022 13:01 PM EST

Now that he’s back on Twitter, neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin wants somebody to explain the rules. Anglin, the founder of an infamous neo-Nazi website, was reinstated Thursday, one of many previously banned users to benefit from an amnesty granted by Twitter's new owner Elon Musk. The next...

George Clooney, Gladys Knight among Kennedy Center honorees

Dec. 04, 2022 08:55 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Performers such as Gladys Knight or the Irish band U2 usually would be headlining a concert for thousands but at Sunday's Kennedy Center Honors the tables will be turned as they and other artists will be the ones feted for their lifetime of artistic contributions. ...

Man arrested in fatal shooting of Migos rapper Takeoff

Dec. 03, 2022 11:38 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A 33-year-old man was arrested on a murder charge in the shooting of rapper Takeoff, who police on Friday said was an “innocent bystander” when he was struck by gunfire outside a Houston bowling alley. Patrick Xavier Clark was taken into custody peacefully...

Antisemitic celebrities stoke fears of normalizing hate

Dec. 03, 2022 10:54 AM EST

A surge of anti-Jewish vitriol, spread by a world-famous rapper, an NBA star and other prominent people, is stoking fears that public figures are normalizing hate and ramping up the risk of violence in a country already experiencing a sharp increase in antisemitism. Leaders of the...

Czech museum to return original Beethoven score to heirs

Dec. 03, 2022 02:30 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — A musical manuscript handwritten by Ludwig van Beethoven is getting returned to the heirs of the richest family in pre-World War II Czechoslovakia, whose members had to flee the country to escape the Holocaust. The Moravian Museum in the Czech city of Brno has had the...

Really Terrible Orchestra butchers classics, and loves it

Dec. 03, 2022 00:12 AM EST

CARY, N.C. (AP) — In 2008, a retired software architect with a treble clef tattooed on his shoulder launched his own amateur orchestra, inviting 50-odd closeted musicians to dust off their cellos and pull bassoons out of their attics. He called it the Really Terrible Orchestra Of...

Prince William, like his father, prioritizes the environment

Dec. 02, 2022 19:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Prince William capped a three-day visit to Boston by meeting with President Joe Biden to share his vision for safeguarding the environment before attending a gala event Friday evening where he sounded an optimistic tone about solving the world’s environmental problems through...

Musk says Twitter has suspended rapper Ye over swastika post

Dec. 02, 2022 16:45 PM EST

Twitter has suspended rapper Ye after he tweeted a picture of a swastika merged with the Star of David. It is the second time this year that Ye has been suspended from the platform over antisemitic posts. Twitter CEO Elon Musk confirmed the suspension by replying to...

Review: Adeem the Artist’s album is engaging, topical, funny

Dec. 02, 2022 16:21 PM EST

“White Trash Revelry,” Adeem the Artist (Four Quarters/Thirty Tigers) “Going to Hell,” a banjo-driven romp on the new album “White Trash Revelry,” explains in jest the cause of Adeem the Artist's unspecified musical limitations. The East Tennessee-based...

LGBTQ chorus in Colorado Springs unifies community with song

Dec. 02, 2022 15:46 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Below the vaulted dome and dark wood beams of a church in Colorado Springs, a gay men's choir rehearsed for a concert that's taken on new meaning after an LGBTQ night club became the site of a shooting that killed five and wounded 17. “There is no...