NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

U.S. 10/09/19, 19:10

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ways ...

Update: Biden distances himself from Obama’s trade deal

2020 Campaign 07/31/19, 21:39

The Latest on Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate (all times local): __ 10:15 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is distancing himself from a trade deal that was a centerpiece of the Obama administration. Biden said on the debate stage in Detroit on Wednesday that ...

Justice Department launches antitrust scrutiny of big tech

U.S. 07/23/19, 20:42

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, July 23, opened a review into whether the U.S.'s biggest and most powerful technology companies have stifled competition or hurt consumers. It said the probe will take into account "widespread concerns" about social media, ...

72 officers off streets amid probe into social media posts

U.S. 06/19/19, 20:58

Police Commissioner Richard Ross says 72 Philadelphia police officers have been placed on administrative duty amid an initial investigation into a national group's accusation of officers in at least five states posting racist and anti-Muslim comments on social media. Ross said ...

Harvard case offers reminder of perils of online misbehavior

U.S. 06/18/19, 17:34

The racist social-media posts were originally shared only among friends — in text messages and a Goggle document. But someone took screenshots, which led Harvard University to revoke an offer of admission to a Parkland high school survivor.The decision announced ...

Tesla CEO lifts shareholder spirits, takes aim at media

U.S. 06/11/19, 19:28

Tesla CEO Elon Musk assured shareholders the electric car maker has recovered from a disappointing start this year and promised to counter media coverage that he believes has distorted perceptions about the unprofitable company's long-term prospects."It has been a hell ...

Woman alleges 2008 sexual assault by UCLA gynecologist

U.S. 06/11/19, 18:17

A woman says she was sexually assaulted by a gynecologist who worked for the University of California, Los Angeles and is upset the school apparently knew about it from her social media post but never contacted her as it investigated ...

Facebook is building a massive solar project in Texas

U.S. 06/11/19, 00:10

Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investment in renewable energy.Boston-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy recently ...

President Trump: ‘A big and beautiful day today!’

Politics 06/06/19, 07:07

President Donald Trump on Wednesday, June 5, said he had received "glowing reviews from the British Media" but in the United States "not so much." President Trump tweeted: ““The President has received glowing reviews from the British Media. Here at home, ...

Racist, violent posts by police: Departments investigating

U.S. 06/05/19, 18:26

Police departments in at least five states are investigating, and in some cases condemning, their officers' social media feeds after the weekend publication of a database that appears to catalog thousands of bigoted or violent posts by active-duty and former ...

State sues e-cigarette maker, says it targets youth market

U.S. 05/30/19, 15:24

Massachusetts has sued a national retailer of electronic cigarette and vaping products, alleging the company violated state law by targeting minors for sales of its merchandise, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday.The complaint filed in Suffolk Superior Court alleges that ...

Florida Cabinet meets in Israel under media objection

U.S. 05/29/19, 10:21

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet met in Israel on Wednesday, waving away complaints that the setting was illegal. They presented a proclamation of support for Israel and heard from Israelis on several issues important to Florida.The Republican governor ...

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