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Raiders get backlash for tweet after conviction of officer

Apr. 20, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

The Las Vegas Raiders got angry backlash for a tweet the team sent after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd. The tweet sent by the team's official account on Tuesday said “I CAN BREATHE 4-20-21.” Floyd told officers “I...

Ohio's lieutenant governor meets with neighbors over tweet

Apr. 20, 2021 20:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's lieutenant governor promised a group of Asian American neighbors during a weekend meeting that he would use his public platform to speak out against unwarranted violence facing their community, though he failed to apologize for the divisive tweet that prompted...

Supporters of lawmaker in rape complaint name his accuser

Apr. 20, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — When rape allegations surfaced against a Republican state lawmaker in deep-red Idaho, some rushed to support him — in part by publicly releasing the name of his accuser. Another lawmaker, some far-right blogs and others also released the name in...

Maxine Waters' bold words echo civil rights, draw criticism

Apr. 20, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Rep. Maxine Waters urged people to “stay on the street” in the pursuit of justice for George Floyd, advocates for racial equity and an end to police violence heard a leading Black voice in the nation's long march toward civil rights. But...

Apple unveils new products, schedules privacy crackdown

Apr. 20, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple spruced up its product line at an event Tuesday while slipping in quiet notice of a software update, now due next week, designed to enhance the privacy of iPhone users at the expense of digital advertisers such as Facebook. Timing for the...

Man found safe, was sought in connection with UMaine threat

Apr. 20, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — A man sought following a social media threat directed at the University of Maine has been found safe in Fryeburg, police said Tuesday. Police had been looking for Afshin Zarechian, 20, since the weekend. They offered no further information. ...

Wisconsin newspapers sue Google, Facebook

Apr. 20, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A group of Wisconsin newspapers have filed a federal lawsuit claiming Google and Facebook's monopoly on digital advertising threatens the publications' existence and violates antitrust law. The lawsuit claims the internet giants' monopoly threatens the...

Facebook prepares for Chauvin verdict by enforcing its rules

Apr. 20, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

Facebook is stepping up the enforcement of its rules ahead of the verdict in former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial in George Floyd’s death. The social media giant is tightening its content-moderation efforts, saying it wants to “protect...

Daily Mail owner files antitrust suit against Google in US

Apr. 20, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

The owner of the Daily Mail website, Associated Newspapers, is suing Google, saying the tech company's dominance in online advertising has harmed its business. The suit, filed Monday in federal court in New York, says Google punishes publishers' search results if they...

Former U.S. education secretary runs for Maryland governor

Apr. 20, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former U.S. Education Secretary John King says he's running for governor of Maryland. King, who was education secretary in former President Barack Obama's administration, announced on social media Tuesday he is seeking the Democratic nomination in...