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July 09, 2018 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter shares tumbled Monday after a news report quantified its purge of fake and malicious accounts, noting that the aggressive action could harm its user growth. Twitter has been open but vague about its crackdown, an effort aimed at preventing the spread of fake news and making...
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The family of Rebecca Smith, a sales assistant at the Capital Gazette who died in the June 28 attack on the Annapolis newsroom., receive family and friends at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, in Dundalk, Md., Sunday, July 8, 2018. Smith's family held a visitation Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. A memorial will be held in the evening. (Algerina Perna /The Baltimore Sun via AP)
July 09, 2018 - 9:35 am
Capital Gazette staffer Rebecca Smith was sweet and quiet, a good person with a beautiful smile. Editor Gerald Fischman, friends said, was a shy but gifted writer who expressed his brilliant intellect through his editorials. Both victims of the June 28 newsroom shooting that killed five people in...
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In this Nov. 20, 2017, photo, a woman wears her earphones as she walks past mascots representing the various platforms owned by Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent Holdings Limited during a promotion of Tencent Video, a video streaming service, in Beijing, China. Tencent, China's most valuable tech company and the operator of the popular WeChat social media platform, says it plans to spin off its streaming music service on a U.S. stock exchange. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 09, 2018 - 2:14 am
BEIJING (AP) — Tencent, China's most valuable tech company and the operator of the popular WeChat social media platform, says it plans to spin off its streaming music service on a U.S. stock exchange. The company said in a statement issued through the Hong Kong stock exchange that the share price...
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Erica Fischman, left, widow of Capital editor Gerald Fischman, is comforted by her daughter, Uka Saran, center, and a relative, right, during the gravesite service for Fischman at Judean Memorial Gardens, in Olney, Md., Sunday, July 8, 2018. Gerald Fischman and four other staffers were killed June 28 when a gunman attacked the Annapolis newsroom. (Amy Davis /The Baltimore Sun via AP)
July 08, 2018 - 10:03 pm
OLNEY, Md. (AP) — A shy man who expressed his brilliant intellect through his editorials, Gerald Fischman wrote hundreds of thousands of words for the Capital Gazette before a gunman burst into the newsroom and killed him and four other co-workers. Capital Gazette editor Rick Hutzell wiped away...
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July 08, 2018 - 5:24 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has detained a teenage girl who posted dance videos on Instagram and attracted tens of thousands of followers. State TV broadcast a video on Friday in which Maedeh Hojabri, 18-year-old gymnast, acknowledged breaking moral norms while insisting that was not her intention,...
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, delivers remarks as MP Kent Hehr looks on as he attends a pancake breakfast in Calgary on Saturday, July 7, 2018. A former newspaper reporter said that Trudeau apologized to her after what she says was an inappropriate encounter nearly two decades ago. Rose Knight also confirmed Friday, July 6, she is the reporter who was referred to in an editorial 18 years ago in the Creston Valley Advance that said she was groped by Trudeau while covering a music festival in British Columbia. She said in a statement that she doesn't plan to take the matter further.(Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 07, 2018 - 3:37 pm
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — A former newspaper reporter said that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to her after what she says was an inappropriate encounter nearly two decades ago. Rose Knight also confirmed Friday she is the reporter who was referred to in an editorial 18 years ago in...
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July 07, 2018 - 12:24 pm
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced on Saturday a Lebanese woman to eight years in prison over insulting Egyptians in a video she posted online, and set July 29 as the date for her appeal, state media reported. Mona el-Mazbouh was initially handed down 11 years but the sentence was later...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018, file photo, David Beckham poses for a photo at an event where it was announced that Major League Soccer is bringing an expansion team to Miami, in Miami. Beckham's latest soccer plan for Miami might be decided by the city's voters. His target: A golf course. Beckham is scheduled to appear before the Miami city commission next week, as he and his partners aim to move closer to picking a stadium location for their Major League Soccer franchise.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
July 06, 2018 - 6:13 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Soccer superstars Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham have struck a deal ahead of the World Cup quarterfinal game between their two countries on Saturday. Ibrahimovic challenged Beckham via Instagram and the bet was...
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A view of the court where the trial of journalists of the now-defunct Zaman newspaper on charges of aiding terror groups was held, in Istanbul, Friday, July 6, 2018. A court in Istanbul has convicted six journalists of terror-related charges, sentencing them to lengthy prison terms in a case that had heightened concerns over freedoms of expression and media. The court, however, on Friday acquitted five other journalists of the now-defunct Zaman newspaper, which was close to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey blames for a failed coup in 2016. Gulen denies involvement. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
July 06, 2018 - 12:13 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — A court in Istanbul convicted six journalists of terror-related charges Friday in a case that heightened concerns over the freedom of expression and media rights in Turkey. The staff members of a now-defunct newspaper received lengthy prison sentences. However, the court acquitted...
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July 06, 2018 - 11:44 am
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A white man who challenged a black family's use of a private community's pool has not only resigned from the homeowner's association board — he's also lost his job. Sonoco announced Friday that Adam Bloom is no longer employed by the packaging and industrial products...
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