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Into the fold? What's next for Instagram as founders leave

Sep. 26, 2018 2:21 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup's fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social media giant's wings. None of their worst fears materialized. But now that its founders have...

Asian markets rally ahead of US Fed rate hike

Sep. 25, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rose on Wednesday as traders awaited a third interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve for this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose less than 0.1 percent to 23,953.98. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index, which reopened after a holiday, jumped 1.5 percent to 27,914.26....

Quotes, reaction to Cosby's sentence of 3-10 years in prison

Sep. 25, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

Quotes from the hearing and reactions to Bill Cosby's sentence of three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and molesting a Temple University athletics administrator at his suburban Philadelphia home: ___ "Bill Cosby took my beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it. He robbed me of my health and...

Bill overhauling songwriter royalties heads to Trump's desk

Sep. 25, 2018 8:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to substantially overhaul the way music is licensed and songwriters compensated for songs online is being sent to the president's desk for his signature. Congress cleared the bill Tuesday, giving final passage to a rare bipartisan accord between Republican and Democratic...

US attorneys general discuss social media privacy concerns

Sep. 25, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A meeting between top state law enforcement officials and Attorney General Jeff Sessions about how the government can safeguard the privacy of social media users ended Tuesday without a decision on whether to investigate. The gathering at the Justice Department was scheduled to discuss...

Ole Miss seeks fast removal of donor's name after flap

Sep. 25, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi is trying to speed up the process of removing a donor's name from its journalism school after his Facebook post that drew backlash as being racist. Ed Meek last week requested his name be removed from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. He did so...

Johnny Miller puzzled by losing records of Woods, Mickelson

Sep. 25, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Johnny Miller's first Ryder Cup overseas for NBC Sports was in 1993 at The Belfry, so long ago that Davis Love III was a Ryder Cup rookie who holed the cup-clinching putt for the Americans. Could he have imagined that 25 years later it would remain the last time the...

Russian Pussy Riot activist conscious after poisoning

Sep. 25, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot said Tuesday he's recovering after two weeks in intensive care for a suspected poisoning while a fellow activist suggested he could have been targeted for looking into the killings of Russian journalists in Africa. Pyotr Verzilov has been at...

Kim Davis' opponent fends off attacks _ from primary rival

Sep. 25, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who went to jail in 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, wants a second term in office. Democrat Elwood Caudill Jr. is running against her, and the campaign has predictably turned to allegations of bigotry. But it's Caudill,...

Milwaukee GOP group removes tweet mocking Justice Ginsburg

Sep. 25, 2018 1:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee County GOP deleted a tweet Tuesday that mocks Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by suggesting President Abraham Lincoln groped her. The tweet featured a meme that's been making the rounds on social media for the past week or so amid the ongoing debate over Supreme...