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Myanmar sentences Japanese journalist to prison on 2 charges

Oct. 06, 2022 01:40 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in military-ruled Myanmar has sentenced a Japanese journalist to prison after he filmed an anti-government protest in July, a Japanese diplomat and the Southeast Asian nation's government said Thursday. Toru Kubota was sentenced Wednesday to seven years for...

Diplomat says Myanmar court gives 10-year prison sentence to Japanese journalist who filmed anti-government protest

Oct. 05, 2022 23:54 PM EDT
BANGKOK (AP) — Diplomat says Myanmar court gives 10-year prison sentence to Japanese journalist who filmed anti-government protest.

EXPLAINER: What's next in Musk's epic battle with Twitter?

Oct. 05, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

Elon Musk's monthslong tussle with Twitter took another twist this week when the Tesla billionaire seemed to return to where he started in April — offering to buy the company for $44 billion. But it's not over yet. Twitter says it intends to close the deal at the agreed-upon price,...

Hilary Swank talks filming new series while expecting twins

Oct. 05, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

Hilary Swank has announced she's pregnant with twins and says that revelation might explain some of her actions on set of her new ABC series “ Alaska Daily.” “You don’t tell for 12 weeks for a certain reason. But then, like, you’re growing and you’re using the bathroom a...

Twitter under Musk? Most of the plans are a mystery

Oct. 05, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A super app called X? A bot-free free speech haven? These are some of Elon Musk's mysterious plans for Twitter, now that he may be buying the company after all. After months of squabbling over the fate of their bombshell $44 billion deal, the billionaire and...

1 dead, several hurt in explosion at Oregon retirement home

Oct. 05, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

ST. HELENS, Ore. (AP) — One person was killed and several were hurt in an explosion early Wednesday at a retirement home north of Portland in St. Helens, Oregon. Emergency crews were called just after midnight to the Columbia Hills Retirement Center complex, where six of the 31...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Oct. 05, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star-Tribune. September 29, 2022. Editorial: Hungering for clarity after food fraud Walz, Ellison haven’t helped Minnesotans understand Feeding Our Future mistakes. It’s bad enough that Minnesotans were hit with the sickening news that...

Experts: Russia finding new ways to spread propaganda videos

Oct. 05, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

Russia has devised yet another way to spread disinformation about its invasion of Ukraine, using digital tricks that allow its war propaganda videos to evade restrictions imposed by governments and tech companies. Accounts linked to Russian state-controlled media have used the new...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 05, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that Russia is taking ownership of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, Europe's largest. Putin signed a decree Wednesday ordering the creation of a state company to manage the facility and said all workers now need Russian...

Nigeria regulator seeks $70M penalty in lawsuit against Meta

Oct. 05, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian advertising regulator has sued Meta, accusing the owner of Facebook and WhatsApp of publishing unauthorized ads and seeking a 30 billion naira ($70 million) fine. The lawsuit filed in a local court by the Advertising Regulatory Council of Nigeria,...