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EU court: No need to reveal IP addresses in uploading cases

Jul. 9, 2020 6:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s highest court ruled Thursday that online platforms don't have to disclose the full personal data including email addresses, telephone numbers or IP addresses of users who illegally upload movies and copyright material. The case stems from a German film...

Health officials disinfect an area around a hospital after one of the hospital's patients tested positive for the new coronavirus in Gwangju, South Korea, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars and karaoke rooms as

The Latest: South Korea worries as virus resurgence spreads

Jul. 1, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has confirmed 54 more COVID-19 cases as the coronavirus continues to spread beyond the capital region and reach cities like Gwangju, which has shut schools and tightened social restrictions after dozens fell sick this week. The figures reported Thursday brought the...

The Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Supreme Court: Booking.com can trademark its name

Jun. 30, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says travel website Booking.com can trademark its name, a ruling that also impacts other companies whose name is a generic word followed by “.com.” The high court issued its 8-1 ruling Tuesday. Lower courts had sided with Booking.com, but the Trump...

A sign on the street welcomes visitors and a list of demands is posted Wednesday, June 24, 2020, inside the CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest) zone in Seattle. The area has been occupied since a police station was largely abandoned after clashes with protesters, but Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Monday that the city would move to wind down the protest zone following several nearby shootings and other incidents that have distracted from changes sought peaceful protesters opposing racial inequity and police brutality. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Businesses sue Seattle over 'occupied' protest zone

Jun. 24, 2020 10:27 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A collection of Seattle businesses, property owners and residents sued the city Wednesday over its tolerance of an “occupied” protest zone, saying officials have been complicit in depriving them of their rights to their property. The plaintiffs — including a tattoo...

A lab technician works during research on coronavirus, COVID-19, at Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceutical in Beerse, Belgium, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Janssen Pharmaceutical hopes to begin clinical trials on a potential vaccine for COVID-19 in the middle of the summer. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Race for virus vaccine could leave some countries behind

Jun. 18, 2020 7:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — As the race intensifies for a vaccine against the new coronavirus, rich countries are rushing to place advance orders for the inevitably limited supply to guarantee their citizens get immunized first — leaving significant questions about whether developing countries will get any...

President Donald Trump walks past police in Lafayette Park after he visited outside St. John's Church across from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

GOP senators offer rare rebuke of Trump on church visit

Jun. 2, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A handful of GOP senators spoke out Tuesday against President Donald Trump, criticizing his visit to a church after police removed peaceful demonstrators from a park near the White House. The remarks came even as most Republicans continued to avoid any disapproval of the president. In a...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, artist Don Henley performs at

Eagles' Don Henley asks Congress to change copyright law

Jun. 2, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eagles songwriter Don Henley urged Congress on Tuesday to “Take It to the Limit” to protect artists against online pirating, wading into a copyright fight pitting Hollywood and the recording industry against big tech platforms like Google’s YouTube. The blockbuster...

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016 file photo, an Iraqi woman who fled the fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants waits for humanitarian aid at a camp for internally displaced people, in Khazir, near Mosul, Iraq. A new report released Monday, May 11, 2020, by the Norwegian Refugee Council found that internally displaced women will face more obstacles returning home than men after nearly three years of languishing in camps since the end of the war against the Islamic State. At least 11 % of women, the report says, will face barriers hindering their return including tribal conflicts and militia presence. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)

Group says Iraqi women fighting to return home face hurdles

May. 11, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi women who fled war and conflict are facing systemic inequalities in their fight to return to their homes, a rights report published Monday revealed about Iraq's internally displaced population. The Norwegian Refugee Council's findings show that up to 11% of...