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Facebook takes down 652 accounts linked to Russia, Iran

Aug. 21, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

Facebook has identified and banned more accounts engaged in misleading political behavior ahead of the U.S. midterm elections in November. The social network said Tuesday that it had removed 652 pages, groups, and accounts linked to Russia and, unexpectedly, Iran, for "coordinated inauthentic behavior" that...

Black girl expelled over hairstyle; School policy blasted

Aug. 21, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Video of a young black girl walking dejectedly out of a New Orleans area Catholic school in tears after being told her hair extensions violated school policy prompted thousands of social media comments Tuesday— many expressing puzzlement or outrage. Some accused Christ the King...

The Latest: Trump avoids mention of Manafort, Cohen at rally

Aug. 21, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:10 p.m. President Donald Trump has avoided mention of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen at a campaign rally in Charleston, West Virginia. The closest reference on Tuesday...

Facebook has removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts linked to Russia and Iran intending to disrupt US election

Aug. 21, 2018 7:46 PM EDT
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook has removed more than 650 pages, groups and accounts linked to Russia and Iran intending to disrupt US election.

MTV arrests steep decline in its video awards show

Aug. 21, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It may have been a lousy night for Madonna at the MTV Video Music Awards, but the event offered some glimmers of hope for the network. The Nielsen company estimated that 5.23 million watched Monday's annual tribute to what's current in popular music across several Viacom-owned networks....

Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 13-19

Aug. 21, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for August 13-19. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 11.14 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 9.86 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 6.29 million. 4. "Big Brother" (Wednesday), CBS, 5.83...

The Latest: Fans say they prayed for rapper on troubled jet

Aug. 21, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on a small jet that blew two tires while taking off (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Fans of rapper Post Malone say they drove to an upstate New York airport as soon as they heard his private jet had blown two tires on takeoff from a small New Jersey airport and would be making...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Aug. 21, 2018 4:10 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 19, 2018: App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. iSchedule, HotSchedules 7. Pocket City, Bobby Li 8. PlantSnap Plant...

The Latest: Pennsylvania priest faces indecent assault count

Aug. 21, 2018 4:07 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Roman Catholic Church child sex abuse scandal in Pennsylvania (all times local): 4:05 p.m. A Roman Catholic priest in Pennsylvania is facing charges in connection with a 17-year-old girl he met at Mass, including allegations that he sent her nude images of himself on...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Aug. 21, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending August 19, 2018: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Avengers: Infinity War 2. Deadpool 2 3. Life of the Party (2018) 4. Downsizing 5. Tag (2018) 6. Upgrade 7. Ready Player One 8. Book Club 9. I Feel Pretty 10. Overboard (2018) iTunes Movies US Charts - Independent: 1. ...