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Amid the Capitol riot, Facebook faced its own insurrection

Oct. 23, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world’s largest social media company. Thousands of miles away, in...

Amid the Capitol riot, Facebook faced its own insurrection

Oct. 22, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world’s largest social media company. Thousands of miles away, in...

Professor resigns amid probe into posts on women, Muslims

Oct. 22, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A University of Montana professor who was placed on administrative leave while the university investigated blog posts about his religious beliefs that maligned women, Muslims and people who are LGBTQ resigned on Friday. “It is apparent to me...

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

Oct. 22, 2021 12:59 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: ___ Unvaccinated FEMA...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Next at LSU? Rolo's choice; Week 8 games

Oct. 22, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

Now that Coach O is out at LSU, or at least he will be at the end of the season, how does the school go about hiring its next coach and who might be a candidate? On the latest episode of the AP Top 25 College Football Podcast presented by Region Bank, Ross Dellenger of...

Police: 4 killed in Washington state shooting

Oct. 21, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Four people were killed in a shooting in Tacoma, Washington, on Thursday afternoon and authorities were searching for at least one suspect, police said. The Tacoma Police Department said on Twitter that two females and one male had died at the scene...

NASA launches tool that measures Western water loss

Oct. 21, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — NASA on Thursday launched an online platform with information on how much water evaporates into the atmosphere from plants, soils and other surfaces in the U.S. West, data it says could help water managers, farmers and state officials better manage resources in the parched...

Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped missionaries

Oct. 21, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang that police say is holding 17 members of a kidnapped missionary group is seen in a video released Thursday saying he will kill them if he doesn’t get what he’s demanding. The video posted on social media...

Trump plan for new media venture gets investors' thumbs up

Oct. 21, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some investors aren’t waiting to see if former President Donald Trump’s plans for a media company to challenge the likes of Facebook, Twitter and even Disney can actually become reality — they’re all in. Trump said Wednesday that he’s launching...

Online threats draw longest term yet in Capitol riot probe

Oct. 21, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

A man who pleaded guilty to posting threats on social media in connection with the riot at the U.S. Capitol was sentenced Thursday to 14 months in prison, the longest term to date resulting from the federal investigation of the insurrection. Troy...