Media quick to declare Trump as Mueller’s winner

Politics 03/24/19, 20:24

A media narrative declaring President Donald Trump the clear victor of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian electoral tampering investigation settled in Sunday before more than a handful of Mueller's actual words has become public. Poised for news on the investigation for months, news organizations jumped on Attorney General William Barr's summary ...

New Zealand mosque killings spark debate over free speech

World 03/24/19, 07:16

New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned a 74-page manifesto written by the man accused of slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.The ban, issued Saturday, means anybody caught with the document on their computer could face up to ...

Driver working with NBC News killed in Syria

World 03/24/19, 01:43

The president of NBC News says a driver working with its reporters in Syria was killed by an explosive device.Noah Oppenheim said in a statement Sunday that NBC employees escaped unharmed, and expressed "deepest sympathies" to the driver's family and loved ones. Oppenheim says "we are still gathering information from ...

Barbra Streisand under fire for Michael Jackson remarks

Entertainment 03/23/19, 13:21

Barbra Streisand is coming under intense criticism on social media for telling a British newspaper that two men who say they were molested as children by Michael Jackson were "thrilled to be there" and that the alleged abuse "didn't kill them."In a wide-ranging interview with the Times of London, Streisand ...

CNN’s profile of Kellyanne Conway gets social media blowback

Entertainment 03/22/19, 13:32

CNN's Dana Bash is learning the perils of doing personality profiles in a political city that's always on war footing.She's received a social media roasting this week for featuring White House adviser Kellyanne Conway as part of her ongoing feature series, "Badass Women of Washington." It was first distributed online ...

After Ireland-England switch, Rice apologizes for IRA tweets

Soccer 03/21/19, 14:50

Preparing for a possible England debut after switching international soccer allegiance from Ireland, Declan Rice apologized Thursday for past online expressions of support for the IRA.The Twitter posts referencing "Up the RA" — short form for the Irish Republican Army — resurfaced in Irish media before being deleted by the ...

Critics question policy on photos of climbable NYC sculpture

New York 03/19/19, 15:32

Days after a climbable sculpture called the Vessel opened at New York's Hudson Yards megadevelopment, critics are questioning a policy that grants the attraction's owners broad rights to use photos posted by visitors.The 150-foot lattice of stairways opened Friday on Manhattan's west side.Terms and conditions that visitors must click on ...

Facebook settles suits over ad-targeting discrimination

Tech 03/19/19, 13:08

Facebook is settling five lawsuits alleging that its advertising systems enabled discrimination in housing, credit and employment ads.That clears one big legal issue for the social network but leaves others, including government investigations in the U.S. and Europe over its data and privacy practices.Plaintiffs in the cases include the American ...

Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks

World 03/19/19, 12:34

Egypt's top media regulator on Tuesday put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are deemed a threat to national security.The move is the latest step by the government of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to suppress ...

Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news

Tech 03/18/19, 06:13

Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company's technicians can find original reporting.The service, launched last year, is currently available in some 400 cities in the United States. But the social media ...

Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died

U.S. 03/17/19, 09:48

Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose.Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister ...

Growing movement calls on media to avoid naming shooters

U.S. 03/17/19, 09:24

A few months after teen shooters killed 12 classmates at Columbine High School, Coni Sanders was standing in line at a grocery store with her young daughter when they came face to face with the magazine cover. It showed the two gunmen who had carried out one of the deadliest school ...

Serbia president vows to defend law and order amid protests

Europe 03/17/19, 07:15

Serbia's president has pledged to defend the country's law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station protesting what they say is his autocratic rule.As Aleksandar Vucic held a news conference in the presidency building in downtown Belgrade on Sunday, hundreds of opposition supporters gathered in ...

Update: Saudi media says 1 citizen killed in NZ attack

World 03/15/19, 23:36

The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The Saudi-owned satellite news channel Al-Arabiya is reporting one of two citizens of the kingdom wounded in the New Zealand mosque attack has died. The channel, citing his family, said Mohsen al-Muzaini had succumbed to the wounds he ...

Former coal baron Blankenship sues media, claims defamation

U.S. 03/15/19, 19:01

Former coal baron Don Blankenship is suing several news outlets and media personalities, claiming he was defamed during his failed bid for a U.S. senate seat in West Virginia.Blankenship's suit was filed Thursday in Mingo County, West Virginia. It names The Associated Press among other large media companies.Blankenship says news ...

Tech companies scramble to remove New Zealand shooting video

World 03/15/19, 07:05

Internet companies say they're working to remove video filmed by a gunman in the New Zealand mosque shooting that was widely available on social media hours after the horrific attack.Facebook said Friday it took down a livestream of the shootings and removed the shooter's Facebook and Instagram accounts after being ...

Facebook launches AI to find and remove ‘revenge porn’

Business 03/15/19, 06:15

Facebook says it is launching new artificial intelligence technology to find intimate pictures that may have been uploaded without the consent of the photo's subject. Facebook says it will be able to spot the photos and videos known as 'revenge porn' and send them to be reviewed.Currently Facebook users have ...

Suspect charged with ordering killing of Slovak reporter

Europe 03/14/19, 09:42

A suspect has been charged in Slovakia with ordering the slaying last year of an investigative reporter and his fiancee, a case that brought down the Slovak government, police and prosecutors announced Thursday.Two special prosecutors identified the suspect at a news conference as Marian K., omitting his full surname as ...

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