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The Latest: Union official criticizes social media probe

Jun. 19, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Philadelphia police officers' social media posts (all times local): 10:40 p.m. A Philadelphia police union official says Police Commissioner Richard Ross' comments about expecting officers to be fired over social media posts are "premature and irresponsible" without a...

72 officers off streets amid probe into social media posts

Jun. 19, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police Commissioner Richard Ross says 72 Philadelphia police officers have been placed on administrative duty amid an initial investigation into a national group's accusation of officers in at least five states posting racist and anti-Muslim comments on social media. Ross said he...

Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

Jun. 19, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners. Just hours after the social media giant unveiled early plans for the Libra cryptocurrency, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire insisted that only...

Correction: US-Music-Lil Nas X story

Jun. 19, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story June 10 about Lil Nas X, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Broken Bow Records had "just signed" Blanco Brown and misspelled the title of his song as "The Get Up." Brown was signed in 2018 and the name of his song is "The Git Up." A corrected version of the...

A newspaper bucks layoff trend, and hopes readers respond

Jun. 19, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — These days, the news about local news seems relentlessly bad: Newsroom employment, down by nearly half over the past 15 years. Waves of layoffs continuing to hit both traditional newspaper chains and digital news startups. Cities and towns so denuded of coverage that they're...

Prosecutor adds 22 St. Louis officers to exclusion list

Jun. 19, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis' top prosecutor has added 22 more names to a list of city police officers who are not allowed to bring cases to her office, after a national group accused the officers of posting racist and anti-Muslim comments on social media. The 22 new names brings to 59 the total number of...

Netflix's first Arabic original sparks backlash on home turf

Jun. 19, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — On a high school trip to Jordan's ancient city of Petra, a group of teenagers sneak out at night to drink beer, smoke weed and gossip around a bonfire. A girl asks her frisky boyfriend to take things slow. By global Netflix standards, its first original Arabic series "Jinn" hardly...

Trump, in 2020 campaign mode, calls Democrats 'radical'

Jun. 19, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump jabbed at the press and poked the political establishment he ran against in 2016 as he kicked off his reelection campaign with a grievance-filled rally focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a possible second term. Addressing a crowd of...

Trump rehashes gripes, rips 'radical' Dems in 2020 launch

Jun. 19, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a second...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer breaks nose, Judge nears return

Jun. 19, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: OUCH! Nationals ace Max Scherzer has a broken nose after fouling a ball off his face during batting practice Tuesday, and it's unclear when he'll return to the mound. Scherzer was attempting a bunt when he redirected a pitch off his face. The three-time Cy Young...