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Indiana school investigates photo of alleged Nazi salute

Jan. 18, 2019 3:28 PM EST

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis school district is investigating a photo posted on social media that appears to show students giving a Nazi salute. Zionsville Community Schools Superintendent Scott Robison sent an email Thursday saying the photo shows 14 students posing in the local high...

Feds confirm jailed Iranian TV anchor not charged with crime

Jan. 18, 2019 3:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials confirmed Friday that a prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television was jailed in the U.S. as a material witness and has not been charged with any crime, according to court papers. Marzieh Hashemi has appeared twice before a U.S. district judge in...

Report: Facebook's privacy lapses may result in record fine

Jan. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its social network's 2.2 billion users. The Washington Post reported the FTC is considering hitting Facebook with a penalty that would...

The Latest: Iranian TV journalist not accused of crime

Jan. 18, 2019 3:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an Iranian TV anchor detained in the U.S. (all times local): 3:05 p.m. According to partially unsealed federal court documents, a prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television who has been jailed in the U.S. has not been accused of any crime. Marzieh...

Zimbabwe in 'total internet shutdown' amid deadly crackdown

Jan. 18, 2019 3:08 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe imposed a "total internet shutdown" for most of Friday in what critics called an attempt to hide growing reports of a violent crackdown on protests against a dramatic fuel price increase. Badly injured people streamed into a hospital in the capital, and rights groups said...

Judge: GOP can't block liberal group's Twitter comments

Jan. 18, 2019 2:48 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Top Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature violated the First Amendment when they blocked a liberal advocacy group from seeing their Twitter feeds, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge William Conley's decision marks liberal group One Wisconsin Now's second legal victory...

Eagles' player who dropped pass thanks 2nd-grader for letter

Jan. 18, 2019 2:39 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been getting lots of support from fans after dropping a critical pass in a playoff game, including from a second-grader who wrote him a supportive letter. Jeffery stopped by Abigail Johnson's classroom in West Chester on Thursday to...

Police look for tie between killing of activist, another man

Jan. 18, 2019 1:33 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Missouri man who implied on social media last month that he was involved in the killing of a community activist with a criminal record. Columbia police said they are looking into a possible connection between the deaths of 20-year-old Deonte...

Students post Nazi-themed photo for dance invitation

Jan. 18, 2019 1:14 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials at a Minnesota high school wrote to parents after two students were pictured in a social media post doing a Nazi salute and holding a sign with references to Adolf Hitler. Jeff Erikson, principal at suburban Minnetonka High School, called the post "deeply offensive" in his note...

The Latest: Giuliani denies report Trump told Cohen to lie

Jan. 18, 2019 12:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Donald Trump's personal attorney is denying that the president told his former legal fixer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about the details of a Trump...