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Feds: Track coach tricked women into sending him nude photos

Dec. 02, 2021 14:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former college track and field coach accused of setting up sham social media and email accounts in an attempt to trick women into sending him nude or semi-nude photos of themselves has been indicted on 15 counts, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Steve...

Election workers sue conservative site over fraud claims

Dec. 02, 2021 12:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Georgia election workers filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday against a conservative website, accusing it of knowingly publishing and spreading false stories saying they engaged in ballot fraud during the 2020 general election. Fulton County elections...

WTA to AP: Loss of China events over Peng could go past '22

Dec. 02, 2021 05:23 AM EST

The suspension of all WTA tournaments in China because of concerns about the safety of Peng Shuai, a Grand Slam doubles champion who accused a former government official there of sexual assault, could result in cancellations of those events beyond 2022, the head of the women's professional...

Q&A: Korean star Gianna Jun on acting goals and aging well

Dec. 02, 2021 00:21 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Despite being one of the most well-known faces in Asia, acting never gets easier for South Korean superstar Gianna Jun. “I feel like I climbed the mountain 1,000 times,” she said about filming her latest series, “Jirisan.” ...

Michigan teen charged in Oxford High School shooting

Dec. 01, 2021 19:21 PM EST

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was charged with murder and terrorism for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured more at a Michigan high school, authorities said Wednesday as they revealed additional details, including a meeting between troubled officials...

Facebook: Fake scientist used to spread anti-US propaganda

Dec. 01, 2021 17:06 PM EST

A disinformation network with ties to China used hundreds of fake social media accounts — including one belonging to a fictitious Swiss biologist — to spread an unfounded claim that the U.S. pressured scientists to blame China for the coronavirus, Facebook said Wednesday. ...

Inside the 'big wave' of misinformation targeted at Latinos

Dec. 01, 2021 16:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before last year's presidential election, Facebook ads targeting Latino voters described Joe Biden as a communist. During his inauguration, another conspiracy theory spread online and on Spanish-language radio warning that a brooch worn by Lady Gaga signaled Biden was...

Man sentenced to prison for posting sex videos of ex-partner

Dec. 01, 2021 16:14 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. judge in Hawaii sentenced an Arizona man to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to cyberstalking and acknowledged posting online sexual videos of a woman he was previously in a relationship with. While in a relationship with the woman,...

Haugen urges lawmakers to avert impasse on social media laws

Dec. 01, 2021 15:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ex-Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen implored lawmakers Wednesday to avert the usual congressional stalemates as they weigh proposals to curb abuses on social media platforms by limiting the companies’ free-speech protections against legal liability. ...

Trooper, apparently sleeping in cruiser, under investigation

Dec. 01, 2021 14:44 PM EST

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating after a video was posted on social media recently that shows a uniformed trooper apparently sleeping in his marked cruiser. “Last week we became aware of the video, which appears to show conduct...