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Instagram launches tool urging teens to take a break

Dec. 07, 2021 08:12 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Instagram on Tuesday launched a feature that urges teenagers to take breaks from the photo-sharing platform and announced other tools aimed at protecting young users from harmful content on the Facebook-owned service. The previously announced “Take A Break" feature...

Rohingya sue Facebook for $150B, alleging role in violence

Dec. 07, 2021 08:00 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Rohingya refugees sued Facebook parent Meta Platforms for more than $150 billion over what they say was the company's failure to stop hateful posts that incited violence against the Muslim ethnic group by Myanmar's military rulers and their supporters. Lawyers filed a...

Armed gangs raise risks in vaccinating rural Nigerians

Dec. 07, 2021 03:56 AM EST

KUJE, Nigeria (AP) — Yunusa Bawa rolled his motorcycle away from the health care clinic where he works in Kuje, southwest of Nigeria's capital of Abuja, and secured a black box of COVID-19 vaccine for the rough ride ahead. The rocky and rugged pathway — Bawa described it as a...

Smollett back on stand after calling hoax claim '100% false'

Dec. 06, 2021 23:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett will return to the witness stand Tuesday at his trial in Chicago, where the former “Empire” actor called claims that he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself “100% false.” Prosecutors will continue cross-examining the 39-year-old, who...

Trump media venture eyed by regulators; names Nunes CEO

Dec. 06, 2021 20:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Regulators are looking into the deal that would bring Donald Trump's new social media company to the stock market, one that has attracted both legions of fans of the former president and people looking to make a quick profit. The company partnering with Trump Media...

GOP Rep. Nunes leaving Congress for Trump social media firm

Dec. 06, 2021 20:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, who was one of former President Donald Trump’s most ardent loyalists in Congress, is leaving the House at the end of this year to join Trump’s fledgling media company. A statement Monday from the Trump Media &...

Newspaper group: Regulators wrongly charging for public info

Dec. 06, 2021 19:20 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Public Service Commission is requiring hefty payments for legal reviews before releasing information that should be public record, a newspaper group alleges in a court petition against the agency. Lee Enterprises filed the petition in District Court...

Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo steps away from SiriusXM show

Dec. 06, 2021 19:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fired CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said he's dropping his SiriusXM radio show, a decision that followed a sexual harassment allegation. “While I have a thick skin, I also have a family, for whom the past week has been extraordinarily difficult,” Cuomo said in a...

Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt dead at 66

Dec. 06, 2021 19:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fred Hiatt, a foreign correspondent who rose in 2000 to become The Washington Post’s editorial page editor, died Monday at a hospital in New York City. He was 66. According to the Post, his wife, Margaret “Pooh” Shapiro, said Hiatt had cardiac arrest while...

San Francisco eatery sorry about asking officers to leave

Dec. 06, 2021 16:13 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The owners of a San Francisco restaurant have apologized for denying service to three police officers over the weekend because their weapons made their staff “uncomfortable.” The owners of Hilda and Jesse Restaurant apologized in a social media post...