• actor Nov 26, 2019

    Actor Alejandro Sandí, French Man Let Go a Day After Abduction

    A French citizen and a Mexican actor who played secondary roles in the Telemundo TV narco series “El Senor de los Cielos” were let go by their abductors Monday, a day after robbers snatched them and stole the SUV they were driving in near a popular mountain peak west of Mexico City. The Mexico State prosecutor’s office confirmed in a...

  • Donald Trump Jun 27, 2019

    Trump's Next Tweet Could Get a Warning Label

    President Donald Trump’s next tweet might come with a warning label. Starting Thursday, tweets that Twitter deems to involve matters of public interest, but which violate the service’s rules, will be obscured by a warning explaining the violation and Twitter’s reasons for publishing it anyway. Users will have to tap through the warning to see the underlying message. Twitter said...

  • NBC Apr 18, 2019

    Manassas Man Charged With Asking Kids For Nude Photos Online

    Virginia State Police are warning parents about 33-year-old Manassas man accused of finding children online and asking for nude photos.

  • Facebook Mar 31, 2019

    Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Calls for More Outside Regulation

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Saturday for more outside regulation in several areas in which the social media site has run into problems over the past few years: harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability. In an opinion piece in The Washington Post, Zuckerberg said governments and regulators rather than private companies like Facebook should be more active in...

  • Arizona Mar 29, 2019

    Pearl Harbor Memorial to Remain Closed Through the Summer

    Repairs to the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor are expected to keep the dock closed through the summer. The National Park Service has awarded a $2.1 million contract for repairs that are expected to be completed in time for the next Dec. 7, 1941, remembrance service, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. The repairs to the Honolulu landmark should...

  • Facebook Feb 18, 2019

    UK Lawmakers Slam Facebook, Recommend Stiffer Regulation

    British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that accused Facebook of intentionally violating privacy and anti-competition laws in the U.K., and called for greater oversight of social media companies. The report on fake news and disinformation on social media sites followed an 18-month investigation. The parliamentary committee that prepared the report says social media sites should have to follow a...

  • Facebook Oct 4, 2018

    Young People Say Online Bullying Is a Serious Problem, Poll Says

    Teens and young adults say cyberbullying is a serious problem for people their age, but most don’t think they’ll be the ones targeted for digital abuse. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV, which also finds that about half of both young people and their parents view social media as...

  • Facebook Aug 24, 2018

    FireEye: Tech Firms' Secret Weapon Against Disinformation

    This week has seen major social media sites step up their policing of online disinformation campaigns. Google disabled dozens of YouTube channels and other accounts linked to a state-run Iranian broadcaster running a political-influence campaign.

  • Facebook May 24, 2018

    California High Court Rules Criminal Defendants Can Some Access Social Media

    The California Supreme Court has ruled that Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content that is public to criminal defendants. The court on Thursday kicked the specific case back to the trial court to decide whether information requested by the defendants was open to the public – and, therefore, information that companies must provide.

  • Donald Trump Jan 3, 2018

    Pro-Government Rallies in Iran After Days of Protest, Unrest

    Tens of thousands of government supporters took to the streets across Iran on Wednesday as authorities tried to project a sense of stability after a week of nationwide protests sparked deadly clashes and calls for the downfall of the Islamic Republic. But even as state television broadcast swooping helicopter shots showing support among Iran’s 80 million people for its clerically...

  • Las Vegas Oct 3, 2017

    'Our Finest Hour': Tales of Heroism Emerge From Vegas Shooting

    Tales of heroism from medical professionals, concertgoers and other members of the Las Vegas community have emerged in the wake of the largest mass shooting in modern American history. At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 wounded when Stephen Craig Paddock opened fire in Las Vegas from an elevated hotel room on the Route 91 Harvest Festival,...

  • Las Vegas Oct 2, 2017

    Musician Sought Shelter Between Tour Buses

    Musician Carlos Sosa was in a lounge area when he heard what many people thought were fireworks. Video broadcast Monday Oct. 2, 2017 on Today in LA.

  • Las Vegas Oct 4, 2017

    ‘It Just Seemed to Go on Forever': Witnesses Describe Terror of Las Vegas Concert Shooting

    Witnesses described a terrifying scene when a gunman opened fire on a crowd of thousands at a concert on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night, killing at least 58 people and injuring 515 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

  • PRESIDENT Sep 26, 2017

    Palestinian Kills 3 Israelis in Settlement Near Jerusalem: Police

    A Palestinian attacker opened fire early on Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli men and critically wounding a fourth, Israeli police and medical services said, in one of the deadliest attacks in a two-year spate of violence. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the attacker was a 37-year-old Palestinian who approached the back gate entrance...

  • United States Jul 17, 2017

    Whining Over Winnie? Chinese Censors Scrub Pooh Memes

    Winnie the Pooh is a fictional persona non grata on some Chinese social media sites, where censors are scrubbing images and mentions of the bear, NBC News reported. On the popular chat app WeChat, stickers of Pooh and friends were no longer accessible, while Weibo no longer showed memes comparing President Xi Jinping to the bear. That longtime meme is...

  • Facebook Jun 19, 2017

    Google Intensifies Campaign Against Online Extremism

    Google is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related to terrorism and hate groups. The renewed efforts arrive in the wake of violent attacks in the U.S. and elsewhere. A van struck a crowd of people outside a London mosque Sunday, the second time an automobile was used as...

  • Facebook Jun 19, 2017

    To Post or Not to Post: Social Media Tips for College Hopefuls

    Google yourself. Curate your online photos. The general rule of thumb, as one private high school advises its students: Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see. Guidance counselors have warned college applicants for years to mind their social media posts but can now cite a high-profile example at Harvard University, which revoked offers of admission to 10...

  • Donald Trump Apr 29, 2017

    Trump Says He's Avoided NYC Because It's Expensive for US

    President Donald Trump says he hasn’t returned to his New York City home because “going back is very expensive for the country.”

  • PRESIDENT Oct 13, 2016

    Senior Israeli, Palestinian Clergy Denounce Latest Wave of Violence as Terrorism

    The Israeli president held a meeting on Thursday with senior Israeli and Palestinian clergy who came together to denounce religiously-inspired violence, a year after the current wave of violence erupted. An Israeli chief rabbi, some West Bank settler rabbis, the Palestinian president’s Islamic affairs advisor and the head of the Muslim religious court in the West Bank were among those...

  • COACH Sep 2, 2016

    Penn State to Mark 50 Years Since Joe Paterno Debut, Sparking Backlash

    Penn State’s athletic department on Thursday announced plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno’s first game as coach, a move that sparked backlash on social networks by people critical of Paterno’s role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Paterno coached at Penn State for 46 seasons, becoming college football’s winningest coach. But the coach was fired...

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