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US lawmakers urge binding vote on Puerto Rico status

May. 20, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of mostly Democratic congress members, including the House majority leader, on Thursday proposed a binding plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a state or gain some sort of independence. The draft proposal unveiled at an online...

'Squid Game' star Lee Jung-jae debuts as director in Cannes

May. 20, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Lee Jung-jae, the award-winning star of Netflix's “Squid Game,” spent years developing the 1980s-set Korean spy thriller “Hunt” before electing to direct himself. He did it a little reluctantly, without big plans to continue filmmaking. But Lee did have a vision for...

FIFA plans to announce 2026 World Cup sites on June 16

May. 20, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — FIFA intends to announce the 2026 World Cup sites during a news conference in New York on June 16. Seventeen U.S. stadiums in 16 areas remain in the bidding for the first 48-team World Cup, with the Los Angeles area submitting both SoFi Stadium in Inglewood and the...

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

May. 20, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

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: ___ Experts: Mars ‘doorway’ just...

Musk denies sexual misconduct allegation by flight attendant

May. 20, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has denied a claim of sexual misconduct by a flight attendant contracted by SpaceX who worked on his private jet in 2016. A report by Business Insider said SpaceX paid the woman $250,000 in severance in 2018 in exchange for her...

Appeals court: Sex crime conviction stands in Sturgis sting

May. 20, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled a sex crime conviction doesn’t require that there's an actual victim. The court this week upheld the conviction of a man stemming from a sting operation during the 2017 Sturgis motorcycle rally. ...

Disinformation board's ex-leader faced wave of online abuse

May. 20, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nina Jankowicz, like so many millennials, was excited to share a social media post announcing her new job on Twitter late last month when she was named executive director for a new disinformation board established by the Department of Homeland Security. But...

Broadcast TV's reduced role made clear in fall presentations

May. 20, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

They never even made it onto the stage. There were constant reminders of the diminished influence of broadcast television networks this past week, when entertainment companies Paramount, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, NBC Universal and Fox hawked their upcoming wares to advertisers...

EXPLAINER: How do Australian parties differ on key issues?

May. 20, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s center-left opposition Labor Party has outspent the ruling conservative Liberal Party-led coalition in election promises during the six-week campaign leading up to the vote on Saturday. Labor says more spending is needed to increase...

Phillies' Bryce Harper asks for fan's hat, trades his own

May. 19, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

Here's a pretty cool hat trick from NL MVP Bryce Harper. The Phillies slugger swapped caps — and the NL MVP even autographed his hat — with a fan in the Citizen Bank Park stands. What a great way to cap off a day at the ballpark. And guess what? It was Harper —...