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What to watch in Wis., 3 other states in Tuesday's primaries

Aug. 08, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

The Republican matchup in the Wisconsin governor's race on Tuesday features competing candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump and his estranged vice president, Mike Pence. Democrats are picking a candidate to face two-term GOP Sen. Ron Johnson for control of the closely divided...

Musk says Twitter deal could move ahead with 'bot' info

Aug. 06, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

Elon Musk said Saturday his planned $44 billion takeover of Twitter should move forward if the company can confirm some details about how it measures whether user accounts are ‘spam bots’ or real people. The billionaire and Tesla CEO has been trying to back out of his April...

How Alex Jones' bombastic behavior impacts him in court

Aug. 05, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones bulled through the first of several trials against him that could decimate his personal fortune and media empire in his usual way: loud, aggressive and talking about conspiracies both in and out the courtroom. It was...

Musk countersuit accuses Twitter of fraud over 'bot' count

Aug. 05, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

Elon Musk accused Twitter of fraud in a countersuit over his aborted $44 billion deal for the social media company, which he claimed held back necessary information and misled his team about the true size of its user base. The countersuit by the billionaire and Tesla CEO alleges...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 05, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts mislead on signatures,...

Meta quieter on election misinformation as midterms loom

Aug. 05, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook owner Meta is quietly curtailing some of the safeguards designed to thwart voting misinformation or foreign interference in U.S. elections as the November midterm vote approaches. It's a sharp departure from the social media giant's multibillion-dollar...

Concern that Nicaragua repression could be "model" in region

Aug. 04, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega’s government has closed seven radio stations owned by the Roman Catholic church this week, as well as two other outlets serving the largely rural northern area with a history of opposition to his Sandinista National Liberation Front party. ...

Musk response to Twitter lawsuit to be made public by Friday

Aug. 03, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Elon Musk’s answer to Twitter’s lawsuit over his attempt to back out of a $44 billion deal to buy the social media company will be made public by Friday evening at the latest, a judge ruled Wednesday. Attorneys for Musk wanted to file a public version of...

Elon Musk's tech allies miffed about Twitter subpoenas

Aug. 02, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk’s wealthy high tech allies don’t seem too happy about receiving subpoenas from Twitter as part of the company’s legal battle with the Tesla CEO. San Francisco-based Twitter is suing Musk in Delaware in an attempt to get him to complete his $44...

Fealty to Trump defines Republican Senate primary in Arizona

Jul. 30, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An interviewer asked Arizona Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters to pick a “subversive thinker" whom people should know more about. Masters gave it some thought and came up with a risky response for someone running for elected office. He...