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Turkish journalist jailed before trial for Erdogan insult

Jan. 23, 2022 05:57 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A well-known Turkish journalist has been jailed pending a trial for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, her lawyer said. Sedef Kabas was taken into custody after she cited a proverb on television and social media referring to an ox. Under the insult law, tens...

Greensboro-based Diggin’ in the Crates celebrates hip-hop

Jan. 23, 2022 00:05 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A trove of hip-hop history fills a small office in a nondescript building along Battleground Avenue. The walls have been covered with scenes and memorabilia from the history of hip-hop-era culture and other music — such as a large painting of rapper The...

Ian Alexander Jr., only child of Regina King, dies at age 26

Jan. 22, 2022 17:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ian Alexander Jr., the only child of award-winning actor and director Regina King, has died. He turned 26 on Wednesday. “Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian,” a family statement shared Saturday by a King spokesman said. “He is such...

Ex-coach admits posing as girl to get pics from other teens

Jan. 22, 2022 17:09 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former assistant boys high school basketball coach in Topeka has admitted to posing as a teenage girl on social media to get explicit photos from other teens. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 41-year-old Jeffrey Pierce pleaded guilty Friday to one...

Louie Anderson, comic, Emmy winner for 'Baskets,' dies at 68

Jan. 21, 2022 19:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets,” died Friday. He was 68. Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from...

Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell' rock superstar, dies at 74

Jan. 21, 2022 19:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Meat Loaf, the heavyweight rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as “Paradise By the Dashboard Light,” “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” and “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),”...

Veteran known for his harmonica playing, Pete DuPre, dies

Jan. 21, 2022 14:42 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Pete DuPre, a WWII veteran known for playing the harmonica at community events, died Tuesday at 98, according to his family. DuPre, of Fairport, was a medic in the 114th General Hospital Unit and became a beloved figure in the Rochester region, remembered for...

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

Jan. 21, 2022 14:38 PM 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: ___ Players not forced to drop out of...

2 Nigerian men sentenced to prison in 'romance scam' case

Jan. 21, 2022 14:16 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two Nigerian men living in New Jersey were sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to laundering money stolen in an online “romance scam” and other schemes though unwitting businesses, including one in Alabama, authorities said Friday. Paulinus...

New step to curb tech giants' power advanced by Senate panel

Jan. 21, 2022 12:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has taken a new step toward reining in the market dominance of Big Tech. Bipartisan legislation advanced by a Senate panel would bar the dominant online platforms from favoring their own goods and services over those of rivals. It could, for example,...