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Pakistan blocks Wikipedia, says it hurt Muslim sentiments

Feb. 06, 2023 03:11 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's media regulator said Monday it blocked Wikipedia services in the country for hurting Muslim sentiment by not removing purportedly blasphemous content from the site. Critics denounced Islamabad's action, saying it was a blow to digital rights. Under...

Charges: Instagram post shows teens flashing guns in school

Feb. 04, 2023 15:44 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two 16-year-olds face juvenile charges after social media posts showed them flashing handguns at their St. Paul charter school. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that a juvenile petition filed Thursday said a video one of the teens posted last month on...

Albuquerque police tweets slammed by some as intimidation

Feb. 03, 2023 14:51 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department is making no apologies for official tweets that have been criticized by some, including city officials, as inappropriate. The department's Twitter account has been questioned over biting responses such as “Calling out...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Feb. 03, 2023 11:01 AM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ House GOP did not...

FTC fines GoodRx for unauthorized sharing of health data

Feb. 01, 2023 19:09 PM EST

In a first-of-its-kind enforcement, the Federal Trade Commission has imposed a $1.5 million penalty on telehealth and prescription drug discount provider GoodRx Holdings Inc. for sharing users' personal health data with Facebook, Google and other third parties without their consent. ...

Tom Brady, in message posted on social media, announces retirement

Feb. 01, 2023 08:26 AM EST
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady, in message posted on social media, announces retirement.


Jan. 31, 2023 11:42 AM EST

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. Shadowrocket, Shadow Launch Technology Limited 4. HotSchedules 5. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 6. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB ...

World champ freeskier Smaine dies in avalanche in Japan

Jan. 30, 2023 15:56 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — World champion halfpipe skier Kyle Smaine died after getting buried in an avalanche in the mountains of central Japan over the weekend. The U.S. Freeski team posted on social media about the 31-year-old American’s death. Smaine, who lived in Lake Tahoe, California,...

Trump's return to Facebook could be major fundraising boost

Jan. 26, 2023 12:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The decision by Facebook's parent company to soon reinstate Donald Trump's account comes at a critical moment for the former president as he tries to build campaign momentum for a return to the White House. Reclaiming his social media megaphone could open an...

Donald Trump to be allowed back on Facebook after 2-year ban

Jan. 25, 2023 23:06 PM EST

Facebook parent Meta said Wednesday it will restore former President Donald Trump 's personal account in the coming weeks, ending a two-year suspension it imposed in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection. The company said in a blog post it is adding “new guardrails” to ensure there...