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Meta's newest AI model beats some peers. But its amped-up AI agents are confusing Facebook users

Apr. 18, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Facebook parent Meta Platforms unveiled a new set of artificial intelligence systems Thursday that are powering what CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls “the most intelligent AI assistant that you can freely use.” But as Zuckerberg's crew of amped-up Meta AI...

Lockdown lifts at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota after report of a single gunshot

Apr. 17, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The lockdown has been lifted at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota after a report of a gunshot on Wednesday afternoon sent people indoors. Security officers completed a door-to-door sweep but did not locate a source of the sound, the base said in a...

European Union questions TikTok on new app that pays users for watching

Apr. 17, 2024 08:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — European Union regulators said Wednesday they're seeking details from TikTok on a new app from the video sharing platform that pays users to watch videos. The European Commission said it sent TikTok a “request for information” on the TikTok Lite app that has been...

Prosecutors ask judge to fine Trump $3,000 over social media posts about key witnesses in hush money case

Apr. 15, 2024 12:29 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors ask judge to fine Trump $3,000 over social media posts about key witnesses in hush money case.

Utah school board member who questioned a student's gender loses party nomination for reelection

Apr. 13, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A conservative Utah State Board of Education member who faced calls to resign after lawmakers said she bullied a student on social media lost her nomination for reelection Saturday. Natalie Cline needed at least 40% of the delegate votes at the Salt Lake...

Argentina's populist president meets billionaire Elon Musk in Texas — and a bromance is born

Apr. 12, 2024 21:47 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — One is an erratic billionaire entrepreneur and self-declared free-speech absolutist, prone to profanity-laden rants against “wokeness” and obsessed with making humanity a multi-planetary species. The other is an iconoclastic Latin American leader...

Faced with possibly paying for news, Google removes links to California news sites for some users

Apr. 12, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Google on Friday began removing California news websites from some people's search results, a test that acted as a threat should the state Legislature pass a law requiring the search giant to pay media companies for linking to their content. Google...

Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli has died at age 83, his company says on Instagram

Apr. 12, 2024 15:25 PM EDT
ROME (AP) — Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli has died at age 83, his company says on Instagram.

Instagram begins blurring nudity in messages to protect teens and fight sexual extortion

Apr. 11, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Instagram says it's deploying new tools to protect young people and combat sexual extortion, including a feature that will automatically blur nudity in direct messages. The social media platform said in a blog post Thursday that it's testing out the features as part...

US women's players association issues statement in support of LGBTQ rights

Apr. 09, 2024 23:23 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Women's National Team Players Association issued a statement Tuesday in support of LGBTQ rights in the wake of a controversy over midfielder Korbin Albert's social media posts. The 20-year-old Albert apologized last month for sharing anti-LGBTQ+...