UEFA investigators send Man City case to judges for verdict

Sports 05/16/19, 03:30

UEFA says its club finance investigators have sent their Manchester City file to independent judges for a verdict.The English champion faces a one-year ban from the Champions League, potentially next season.The club finance panel opened its formal case against City in March "for potential breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) ...

White House launches survey looking for tech industry bias

Politics 05/15/19, 18:57

On the heels of President Donald Trump's repeated assertions claiming anti-conservative bias by tech companies, the White House has launched an online form asking people to share their experiences if they think political partisanship has led them to be silenced by social media sites. The White House's official Twitter account tweeted ...

Staffer: Illinois newspaper editor resigned to spare layoffs

U.S. 05/14/19, 18:34

Illinois' capital-city newspaper, a 188-year-old institution tied intimately to Abraham Lincoln, is without a news chief after its editor resigned in hopes of sparing more layoffs, according to a staff writer.Angie Muhs served notice of her resignation on Friday from The State Journal-Register in Springfield, owned by one of the ...

Researchers: Iran-linked disinfo effort had personal touch

Politics 05/14/19, 01:04

When an attractive young Middle Eastern woman contacted Saudi dissident Ali AlAhmed over Twitter last November, he was immediately suspicious. The Associated Press was on the verge of publishing a story about how AlAhmed, who is based in the Washington area, had been targeted by hackers posing as a female journalist. ...

Judge blocks release of Coast Guard officer called terrorist

U.S. 05/13/19, 15:40

A federal judge in Maryland on Monday blocked the release of a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling combat gear and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and TV journalists.U.S. District Judge George Hazel agreed to revoke a magistrate's order to free 50-year-old Christopher Hasson from custody while he ...

Cory Booker’s tech startup failed but industry ties lasted

Politics 05/13/19, 12:58

Cory Booker was the mayor of New Jersey's largest city and considering a run for higher office, but he had a different goal in mind when he appeared on stage at the 2012 Tech Disrupt Conference in San Francisco. Booker was there to promote Waywire, the social media company that he ...

Sri Lanka imposes curfew, blocks social media amid violence

World 05/13/19, 11:51

Sri Lanka's government imposed a nationwide curfew Monday and temporarily blocked social media following a flare-up of communal violence in apparent response to last month's Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people, officials said.Acting police chief C.D. Wickramaratne said the violence started with a few shops being stoned in ...

Prominent Russian journalist and critic of Putin dies at 59

Europe 05/10/19, 05:39

A prominent Russian journalist whose TV reports changed between acclaiming President Vladimir Putin to scathing criticism has died. He was 59.The Govorit Moskva radio station said on Friday that its editor-in-chief, Sergei Dorenko, died of internal bleeding after an aorta rupture. Earlier, media reports said Dorenko lost consciousness while riding ...

Conan O’Brien settles joke-theft lawsuit weeks before trial

Entertainment 05/09/19, 16:33

Conan O'Brien has agreed to settle a lawsuit with a writer who says the talk-show host stole jokes from his Twitter feed and blog for O'Brien's monologue on "Conan."Attorneys for O'Brien and the writer, Robert Kaseberg, filed documents in San Diego federal court Thursday announcing the agreement. The terms were ...

Co-Founder Chris Hughes: Time to break up Facebook

Business 05/09/19, 10:57

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says it's time to break up the social media behemoth.He says in a New York Times opinion piece that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has allowed a relentless focus on growth to crush competitors and "sacrifice security and civility for clicks."Hughes says Facebook is a monopoly and should ...

BBC DJ fired after royal baby tweet with chimpanzee picture

Europe 05/09/19, 06:24

A BBC disc jockey has been fired after using a picture of a chimpanzee in a tweet about the royal baby born to Meghan the Duchess of Sussex and her husband Prince Harry.Danny Baker tweeted Thursday that he has been fired after posting an image of a couple holding hands ...

Australia takes responsibility for typos on 46M bank notes

Amazing 05/09/19, 03:11

Australia's central bank has taken responsibility for typos on 46 million bank notes after a radio station posted an image of the microscopic error on social media.Triple M radio posted on Instagram on Thursday a magnified photograph of a 50 Australian dollar ($35) note showing the misspelling of "responsibility." The ...

George Clooney hopes media ‘kinder’ to Meghan Markle

Entertainment 05/08/19, 08:26

George Clooney says the media should "be a little kinder" to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, after she gave birth to a baby boy. Clooney told The Associated Press Tuesday at the Hollywood premiere of his movie "Catch 22" that the media scrutiny will intensify now that she and Prince Harry ...

Melania Trump announces expansion of ‘Be Best’ initiative

Politics 05/07/19, 12:21

Melania Trump celebrated Tuesday's anniversary of her "Be Best" initiative by announcing its expansion and another international trip to promote it. The first lady launched "Be Best," her first major initiative, a year ago Tuesday to focus on child well-being, social media use and drug abuse. She celebrated its anniversary from ...

CBS News names new evening anchor, revamps morning show

Entertainment 05/06/19, 20:38

Norah O'Donnell will become anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News" and Gayle King is getting two new morning show co-hosts as CBS News seeks to boost the programs' ratings and put a tumultuous, scandal-scarred period behind it.The changes announced Monday were orchestrated by Susan Zirinsky, a 47-year ...

Paper plans hires from new acquisition; number not yet known

U.S. 05/06/19, 17:22

The publisher of The New Orleans Advocate says workers have begun adding desks to its newsroom and advertising area in anticipation of hiring staffers from the recently purchased Times-Picayune.Publisher Dan Shea says The Advocate will hire journalists and other staff from The Times-Picayune. But on Monday he said it's too ...

Players seeking change for women’s soccer in Latin America

Sports 05/06/19, 16:05

For women in many parts of the world, a level playing field in soccer can simply mean having a playable practice field.Players in Latin America face clear political, cultural and even historical challenges when it comes to soccer and sports overall. Their struggle to close gender gaps is entirely different ...

Players seeking change for women’s soccer in Latin America

Sports 05/06/19, 01:14

For women in many parts of the world, a level playing field in soccer can simply mean having a playable practice field.Players in Latin America face clear political, cultural and even historical challenges when it comes to soccer and sports overall. Their struggle to close gender gaps is entirely different ...

2 arrested after clash in Sri Lanka town hit by Easter blast

World 05/05/19, 23:10

Two people have been arrested and an overnight curfew lifted Monday in a Sri Lankan town where a suicide bombing targeted a Catholic church last month and weekend clashes were said to involve majority ethnic Sinhalese and Muslims.Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the situation has been brought under control. He ...

President Trump attacks social media companies after Facebook bans

Politics 05/04/19, 11:41

President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was "monitoring and watching, closely!!" Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted complaints Friday and Saturday, said he would "monitor the censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS on social media platforms. " He has previously asserted that ...

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