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In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Fatima Negrini, left, is flanked by nurse Laura Catena holding a cut out heart reading in Italian

The Latest: Public sector jobs not immune from pandemic ills

Jun. 6, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

Federal, state and local governments in the United States have shed over 1.5 million jobs since March as they begin to deal with the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. And it could get worse for workers in the public sector, usually a stable part of the U.S. economy. Governments are trying to...

Anjel Newmann, 32, kneels while scanning her phone during a peaceful rally in Providence, R.I. on Friday, June 5. Newmann said she’s mostly using Instagram and Facebook to organize protests while people younger than her are using Snapchat. (AP Photo/Matt O'Brien)

How messaging technology is helping fuel global protests

Jun. 6, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

When a friend shared a Facebook post with Michelle Burris inviting her to protest in downtown Washington, D.C., last Saturday, she knew she had to go. So she bought a Black Lives Matter mask from a street vendor before marching the streets of the district with a “No Justice, No Peace" sign. After that...

During the investigation of serious sexual abuse of children, a police officer is standing in front of the arbour where the presumed main perpetrator placed parts of his server system, in Muenster, Germany, Saturdau, June 6, 2020. The investigators found hard disks and video cameras among other things. (Guido Kirchner/dpa via AP)

German police detain 11 from alleged child sex abuse ring

Jun. 6, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police have detained 11 people suspected of involvement in the sexual abuse of at least three children, officials said Saturday. Prosecutors said the group used sophisticated technology to encrypt their communication, and that police secured hundreds of terabytes of video footage...

US outlines $4.6B plan to protect Miami from climate impacts

Jun. 6, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The federal government is proposing a $4.6 billion plan to protect the low-lying Miami area from the effects of climate change, including the construction of miles of sea walls. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft plan Friday calling for walls to protect the area from sea level...

The Latest: China orders pangolin protection amid pandemic

Jun. 5, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

BEIJING — China is ordering its highest level of protection for the armadillo-like pangolin as part of its crackdown on the wildlife trade following the global coronavirus pandemic. While the virus is believed to have originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, most scientists say it was most likely...

FILE - This March 29, 2018, file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook has removed nearly 200 social media accounts linked to white supremacy groups that planned to encourage members to attend protests over police killings of black people — in some cases with weapons, company officials said Friday, June 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Facebook removes nearly 200 accounts tied to hate groups

Jun. 5, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

Facebook has removed nearly 200 social media accounts linked to white supremacy groups that planned to encourage members to attend protests over police killings of black people — in some cases with weapons, company officials said Friday. The accounts on Facebook and Instagram were tied to the Proud Boys...

Utah suspends Morgan Scalley for texting racial slur in 2013

Jun. 5, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has suspended defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley for using a racial slur in a 2013 text message. Utes athletic director Mark Harlan said in a statement Friday that he was made aware of a social media post that referenced the text message. Utah will have an outside firm review...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, Alexis Ohanian, founder of the social media company Reddit, gives an interview in New York. Ohanian announced on Friday, June 5, 2020, his resignation from the board of the social media site and urged the board to replace him with a black candidate. Ohanian, who is white, implicitly linked his move to protests around the globe over the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis after a police officer pressed his knee against his neck for several minutes, even after he stopped pleading for air and became unresponsive. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Reddit co-founder leaves board, urges black replacement

Jun. 5, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced his resignation from the board of the social media site and urged the board to replace him with a black candidate. Ohanian, who is white, implicitly linked his move to protests around the globe over the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis after a...

FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. A tech-focused civil liberties group on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, sued to block President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to regulate social media, saying it violates the First Amendment and chills speech. Trump's order, signed in late May, could allow more lawsuits against internet companies like Twitter and Facebook for what their users post, tweet and stream. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Twitter disables Trump campaign's George Floyd video tribute

Jun. 5, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

Twitter has blocked a Trump campaign video tribute to George Floyd over a copyright claim, in a move that adds to tensions between the social media platform and the U.S. president, one of its most widely followed users. The company put a label on a video posted by the @TeamTrump account that said, “This...

In this May 27, 2020, photo, from Seth Rather, a missionary with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, looks at his smartphone at his apartment, in Brigham City, Utah. After hastily bringing home 26,000 young men and women who were serving in foreign countries, the faith has begun sending many of them out again in their home countries with a new focus on online work that could stick even when the pandemic is over, church officials told The Associated Press. For safety reasons missionaries are now inside and on their smartphones most of the day trying to find new converts or bolster the faith of current church members. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Pandemic accelerates Mormon missionaries' transition online

Jun. 5, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — Wearing dress shirts, ties and name tags, three missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sit around the kitchen table inside a Utah apartment planning how they'll spread their gospel that day. Seth Rather, a 19-year-old from Wichita, Kansas, reads aloud...