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The Latest: Australian PM asks Erdogan to withdraw WWI claim

Mar. 19, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 4 p.m. Australia's prime minister says he has asked the Turkish president to withdraw his accusation of an anti-Islam motive behind Australia and New Zealand sending troops to Turkey in the World War I...

Father and son who fled Syria are buried in New Zealand

Mar. 19, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" were buried before hundreds of mourners Wednesday, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that horrified a nation known for being welcoming and diverse....

Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

Mar. 19, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

Fifty people were killed in a terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Some information about the victims: HUSNA AHMED Farid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home, despite losing his 45-year-old wife, Husna Ahmed, in the Al Noor mosque attack. They had split up to go to...

Twitter flap forces Kansas governor to drop court nominee

Mar. 19, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Posts on a Kansas judge's Twitter feed that included vulgar language and criticism of President Donald Trump prompted Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to withdraw his nomination Tuesday for the state's second-highest court and raised concerns about her vetting process. Labette County...

Critics question policy on photos of climbable NYC sculpture

Mar. 19, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Days after a climbable sculpture called the Vessel opened at New York's Hudson Yards megadevelopment, critics are questioning a policy that grants the attraction's owners broad rights to use photos posted by visitors. Terms and conditions that visitors must click on to secure a free ticket...

Trump: Social media sites discriminate against conservatives

Mar. 19, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed his ire Tuesday at the nation's major social media companies, claiming they're biased against Republicans and attacking them with the same gusto he uses for much of the rest of the media world. Trump's focus on social media began with a morning tweet and...

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

Mar. 19, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook will overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing , credit and employment ads as part of a legal settlement. For the social network, that's one major legal problem down, several to go, including government investigations in the U.S. and Europe over...

Why Facebook didn't block live New Zealand shooting video

Mar. 19, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn't anyone alert the company while it was happening? Facebook says no. According to its deputy general counsel, Chris Sonderby, none of the 200 or so people who watched the live video flagged it to...

Court: Online free speech rights trump stalking conviction

Mar. 19, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man imprisoned for stalking had his conviction overturned Tuesday when a state appeals court ruled the social media posts that prompted the charges were protected by free speech rights. A three-judge panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals vacated the convictions...

The Latest: Trump says social media firms biased against GOP

Mar. 19, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's visit to Washington (all times local): 2:50 p.m. President Donald Trump says something should be done to make social media companies liable for their content. Speaking at a joint press conference with the president of Brazil, Trump said...