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UK voters decide who they want to resolve Brexit impasse

Dec. 12, 2019 3:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.K. voters were deciding Thursday who they want to resolve the stalemate over Brexit in a parliamentary election seen as one of the most important since the end of World War II. Voting was underway across the country in a contest that pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will take...

Threats against Wisconsin schools found not credible

Dec. 11, 2019 7:39 PM EST

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Classes are set to resume Thursday after two high schools in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District were closed because of threats made on social media. The district says the threats were found not to be credible. No new threats have emerged. District administrators say...

Texan gets 30-year prison term for terrorism-related counts

Dec. 11, 2019 7:28 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas man has been sentenced to 30 years in a U.S. prison after he was convicted of sharing online messages promoting terrorism and lying to investigators. Federal prosecutors in Dallas on Wednesday announced the sentencing of 42-year-old Said Azzam Mohamad Rahim. He was convicted ...

Kim Kardashian West sues doctor over 'Vampire Facial'

Dec. 11, 2019 6:28 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Reality TV star and businesswoman Kim Kardashian West is suing an Alabama doctor over claims he wrongly used her image to promote a medical procedure called a “Vampire Facial." West filed suit Tuesday in Los Angeles against Dr. Charles Runels of coastal Fairhope, Alabama....

Ryan Reynolds says he related to Peloton actress' plight

Dec. 11, 2019 5:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Reynolds says he relates to the social media criticism heaped on the Peloton ad actress. In fact, that feeling led him to hire her for a commercial promoting his gin company. Reynolds spoke Tuesday about the uproar while promoting his new action flick, the Michael Bay-directed...

A$AP Rocky to perform in Stockholm months after conviction

Dec. 11, 2019 5:04 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A$AP Rocky is back in Sweden. The American rapper performed Wednesday evening, four months after he was convicted of assault for a violent street brawl. The curtain raised at Stockholm's Ericsson Globe arena to the sight of a stage-wide metal cage enclosing male dancers. They attempted to...

Meet the scholar who diagnosed ‘surveillance capitalism’

Dec. 11, 2019 3:17 PM EST

A year ago, Shoshana Zuboff dropped an intellectual bomb on the technology industry. She hasn’t stood still since. In a 700-page book, the Harvard scholar skewered tech giants like Facebook and Google with a damning phrase: “surveillance capitalism.” The unflattering term evokes how these...

Iowa governor launches anti-vaping social media campaign

Dec. 11, 2019 3:16 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday announced a a public service campaign to address increased vaping by Iowa teenagers with a focus on social media and information programs for parents and students in schools. Reynolds said increasing awareness and education on the known risks of vaping...

Meet the scholar who diagnosed ‘surveillance capitalism’

Dec. 11, 2019 12:28 PM EST

A year ago, Shoshana Zuboff dropped an intellectual bomb on the technology industry. She hasn’t stood still since. In a 700-page book, the Harvard scholar skewered tech giants like Facebook and Google with a damning phrase: “surveillance capitalism.” The unflattering term evokes how these...

UK's Johnson pushes his Brexit message as election nears

Dec. 10, 2019 9:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — With two days until Britain's election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's final push to drive home his key message about Brexit was overshadowed Tuesday by criticism of his ham-fisted response to the image of a sick child sleeping on a hospital floor and allegations that he exploited a terrorist...