Rams’ Robey-Coleman says he got threats from Saints fans

Football 01/30/19, 12:51

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman says he received "one or two" death threats from frustrated New Orleans Saints fans on social media after the NFC championship game.Robey-Coleman was involved in the now-infamous play during which he was not penalized ...

EU urges internet giants to work harder fighting fake news

Europe 01/29/19, 08:05

European Union authorities warned Facebook, Google and Twitter on Tuesday that they need to work harder to combat fake news ahead of upcoming bloc-wide parliamentary elections.The EU's executive commissioners said that while the U.S. internet giants have made some progress, ...

Facebook tightens EU political ad rules ahead of election

World 01/28/19, 12:11

Facebook said Monday it is tightening requirements for political ads in the European Union ahead of bloc-wide elections scheduled for the spring, its latest effort to fight misinformation and increase transparency on its platforms.The social media giant said that starting ...

Washington baker apologizes for ‘Build that Wall’ cookie

Business 01/27/19, 20:46

A Washington state baker is apologizing for a politically charged Valentine's Day cookie that generated an uproar on social media. KING-TV reports that Ken Bellingham, who owns Edmonds Bakery, has gotten phone calls from frustrated customers about the heart-shaped cookie with ...

Microsoft’s Bing blocked in China, prompting grumbling

Business 01/24/19, 21:51

Chinese internet users lost access to Microsoft's Bing search engine for two days, setting off grumbling about the ruling Communist Party's increasingly tight online censorship.Microsoft Corp. said Friday that access had been restored. A brief statement gave no reason for ...

Mariners executives deny allegations they disparaged players

Baseball 01/24/19, 18:42

Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto and director of player development Andy McKay on Thursday strongly denied allegations from the team's former high performance director that they disparaged Latino players.Answering questions about the allegations for the first time since they ...

Tim Howard says this MLS season will be his last

Soccer 01/22/19, 16:45

Colorado Rapids and former U.S. national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says this season will be his last in Major League Soccer.Howard made the announcement on social media Tuesday, a day after the Rapids reported to training camp."I'm greatly looking forward ...

Two students leave Oklahoma University over blackface video

U.S. 01/21/19, 17:59

Two University of Oklahoma students have voluntarily withdrawn from the school after one appeared in a video posted on social media wearing black face paint and using a racial epithet, the university's president said Monday.Jim Gallogly said the two women ...

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