US media could be giving dangerous control to Democrats, warns federal judge

U.S. 03/20/21, 11:35

Federal Appeals Court Judge Laurence Silberman warned that the power acquired by the media in recent times has become dangerous for democracy and is giving control to Democrats. "The increased power of the press is so dangerous today because we are very close to one-party control of these institutions," Silberman said, ...

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 that clearly suggested the two planned games in Shanghai and ...

Update: Biden distances himself from Obama’s trade deal

2022 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 he would "renegotiate" the Trans-Pacific Partnership but not simply rejoin ...

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, search engines and online retail services. Its antitrust division is ...

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 he believed at least "several dozen" people would be disciplined ...

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 Monday serves as a reminder to aspiring college students and ...

Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

U.S. 06/17/19, 23:08

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry and desperate. She'd called every day that week, begging for help.I need my medicine, she demanded.At 25, Fillmore had long struggled with mental illness, but Xanax and hyperactivity medication had stabilized her. Now, ...

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 of a year, but a lot of good things are ...

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 other incidents that led to criminal charges.The Los Angeles-area woman ...

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 announced it was partnering with Facebook on the $416 million ...

Schools reckon with social stress: ‘I’m on my phone so much’

U.S. 06/07/19, 02:19

High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment that, of course, was then spreading on social media.For one class period, students used a whiteboard to tally, in real ...

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, not so much. MSNBC Ramps up hateful coverage and promotes ...

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 cops.The posts were uncovered by a team of researchers who ...

Artists who’ve dared to broach Tiananmen pushed into shadows

Entertainment 06/02/19, 20:08

It has been three months since Chinese rock musician Li Zhi disappeared from public view. First, an upcoming tour was canceled and his social media accounts were taken down. Then his music was removed from all of China's major streaming sites — as if his career had never existed at all. Li ...

Dominican police investigating attack on US woman at resort

U.S. 06/01/19, 16:01

Police in the Dominican Republic are investigating an attack on a U.S. tourist in Punta Cana that the woman recently made public on social media, detailing a vicious hours-long assault by a man she said was wearing the uniform of an all-inclusive resort. Police spokesman Col. Frank Durán said that immediately ...

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 Clifton, New Jersey-based Eonsmoke LLC violated Massachusetts consumer laws by ...

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