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Father says the 10-year-old child swept into a storm drain in Tennessee after severe storms has died

May. 21, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 10-year-old Tennessee boy who was swept into a storm drain after severe weather two weeks ago has died, according to posts by his father on social media. Asher Sullivan had been playing with other children in water in the streets as the adults cleaned up...

Diddy admits beating ex-girlfriend Cassie, says he's sorry, calls his actions 'inexcusable'

May. 19, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean “Diddy” Combs admitted that he beat his ex-girlfriend Cassie in a hotel hallway in 2016 after CNN released video of the attack, saying in a video apology he was “truly sorry” and his actions were “inexcusable.” “I take full responsibility for...

Congolese army says it has foiled a coup attempt. Self-exiled opposition figure threatens president

May. 19, 2024 12:29 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's army said it foiled a coup attempt early Sunday and arrested the perpetrators, including several foreigners, following attacks on the presidential palace and the residence of a close ally of Congo's president that left three people dead in the capital, Kinshasa. ...

OpenAI, Reddit teaming in deal that will bring Reddit's content to ChatGPT

May. 17, 2024 08:07 AM EDT

OpenAI and Reddit are teaming up in a deal that will bring the social media platform's content to ChatGPT. Share of Reddit surged more than 10% before the market open on Friday. Reddit said in a blog post that the agreement will give OpenAI access to its data...

Facebook and Instagram face fresh EU digital scrutiny over child safety measures

May. 16, 2024 12:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union opened fresh investigations Thursday into Facebook and Instagram over suspicions that they're failing to protect children online, in violation of the bloc's strict digital regulations for social media platforms. It's the latest round of scrutiny...

Medical examiner links spicy tortilla chips to death of Massachusetts teen who took part in social media challenge

May. 16, 2024 10:55 AM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Medical examiner links spicy tortilla chips to death of Massachusetts teen who took part in social media challenge.

Anitta defends her Afro-Brazilian faith after new music video costs her some followers

May. 15, 2024 23:08 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s biggest pop star, Anitta, has released a music video depicting rituals of the Afro-Brazilian faith Candomble, sparking controversy in a country where religious intolerance is all too common. Her track — pointedly named “Accept” — has been...

A second scourge is battering Brazil's flooded south: Disinformation

May. 15, 2024 21:14 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — While flooding that has devastated Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state has yet to subside, another scourge has spread across the region: disinformation on social media that has hampered desperate efforts to get aid to hundreds of thousands in need. Among fake...

What is the celebrity 'blockout' over the war in Gaza?

May. 15, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some social media users are calling out celebrities for what they say is inaction in the face of a humanitarian crisis in Gaza — and they've taken to a “blockout” to pressure the stars to take a stand. For the blockout, users put a block on seeing any and all...

Slovakian PM Robert Fico is in life-threatening condition after being shot multiple times, his Facebook profile says

May. 15, 2024 10:26 AM EDT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakian PM Robert Fico is in life-threatening condition after being shot multiple times, his Facebook profile says.