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Musk's X asks judge to penalize nonprofit researchers tracking rise of hate speech on platform

Feb. 29, 2024 17:06 PM EST

Attorneys for X Corp. and a research organization that studies online hate speech traded arguments in court Thursday after the social media platform sued the non-profit Center for Countering Digital Hate for documenting the increase in hate speech on the site since it was purchased by Elon Musk. ...

Emerson Collective, Laurene Powell Jobs’ org, looks to local leaders to bridge divides

Feb. 28, 2024 11:55 AM EST

Francine Spang-Willis wishes the landscape of the Crazy Mountains near Livingston, Montana, could speak for itself. But absent that, the oral historian will launch a new project talking to people with a connection to the land. Spang-Willis is one of a dozen new fellows announced...

Jacob Rothschild, financier from a family banking dynasty, dies at 87

Feb. 26, 2024 21:21 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Financier and philanthropist Jacob Rothschild, of the renowned Rothschild banking dynasty, has died at 87, his family said Monday. Rothschild began his career in the family bank, NM Rothschild & Sons, in 1963, before breaking away to start businesses and...

Bill supporting development of nuclear energy wins passage in Kentucky Senate

Feb. 26, 2024 20:55 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to lay the foundation to attract nuclear energy projects to a state where coal has dominated and fueled the economy for generations. Republican Sen. Danny Carroll said Kentucky should embrace a cross-section of...

Ohio commission awards bids to frack oil and gas under state parks, wildlife areas

Feb. 26, 2024 14:46 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio commission awarded bids to frack oil and gas under state parks Monday, despite statewide backlash and an ongoing investigation into possibly fraudulent support. The Ohio Oil and Gas Land Management Commission granted the mineral rights to several oil...

Caribbean officials search for 2 people who were on yacht allegedly hijacked by 3 escaped prisoners

Feb. 24, 2024 16:57 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in the eastern Caribbean said they were trying to locate two people believed to be U.S. citizens who were aboard a yacht that was hijacked by three escaped prisoners from Grenada. The Royal Grenada Police Force said in a statement released...

Bill headed to South Dakota governor would allow museum's taxidermy animals to find new homes

Feb. 23, 2024 16:45 PM EST

South Dakota's Legislature has made it easier for the city of Sioux Falls to find new homes for more than 150 taxidermy animals of its arsenic-contaminated menagerie. The mounted lion, tiger, polar bear and gorilla were part of display that filled a natural history museum at the...

The number of short-term rentals in Puerto Rico has surged. A new report says that's a problem

Feb. 22, 2024 08:09 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Activists want stricter regulations of short-term rentals in Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory sees a growing number of displaced renters and a spike in housing costs, the Hispanic Federation said in a report Wednesday. The number of units operating as...

How AI health care chatbots learn from the questions of an Indian women's organization

Feb. 22, 2024 00:11 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Komal Vilas Thatkare says she doesn't have anyone to ask about her most private health questions. “There are only men in my home — no ladies," said the 32-year-old mother and housewife in Mumbai. "I don’t speak to anyone here. So I used this app as it helps me...

Churches and nonprofits ensnared in Georgia push to restrict bail funds

Feb. 21, 2024 10:57 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — When she was behind bars in Georgia, Nia Thomas would use toothpaste to stick handwritten flyers to the wall and spread the word about community bail funds that could pay inmates' bonds, no strings attached. “I was posting the phone numbers in everybody's rooms,...