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A man works at his desk in the war room, where Facebook monitors election related content on the platform, in Menlo Park, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 18, 2018 - 6:50 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams walks on a practice court with her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport's popularity. Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams during her loss in the U.S. Open final, wrote Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in a posting on Twitter that legalizing coaching and making it part of the spectacle would let "viewers enjoy it as a show."(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
October 18, 2018 - 2:51 pm
Serena Williams' coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport's popularity. Patrick Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams during her loss in the U.S. Open final, wrote Thursday in a posting on Twitter that making coaching part of...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017, file photo, Chinese actress Fan Bingbing poses for photographers as she arrives for the screening of the film The Beguiled at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. The director of the film “Air Strike,” featuring Fan Bingbing, says its release has been canceled in the wake of her disappearance and conviction on tax evasion charges. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
October 17, 2018 - 9:16 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The director of "Air Strike," featuring Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, says the film's release has been canceled in the wake of her disappearance and conviction on tax evasion charges. The World War II thriller, also starring Bruce Willis and Adrien Brody, was to have been released...
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Houston Astros general manager, Jeff Luhnow speaks during a news conference before Game 4 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 17, 2018 - 8:11 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Houston Astros didn't cheat. They didn't want to get cheated. That's their story, and Major League Baseball agrees. Following an investigation into two incidents this postseason, MLB said that the defending World Series champions were conducting surveillance — not spying — when...
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Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr., right, watches his grand slam off Houston Astros relief pitcher Roberto Osuna during the eighth inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
October 16, 2018 - 9:39 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam, Nathan Eovaldi hushed Houston a day after some social media trash talk and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series. Steve Pearce hit a tiebreaking solo homer for Boston off Joe Smith in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, then-Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif., listens at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. Former California Congresswoman Bono announced her resignation Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, as the interim president at USA Gymnastics after just four days on the job. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
October 16, 2018 - 8:52 pm
When former California Congresswoman Mary Bono took over as the interim president for USA Gymnastics last week, she pointed to the opportunity to "reconnect" with a sport she loved growing up. The connection lasted all of four days. Bono stepped down on Tuesday, saying she felt her affiliation with...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, photo Evan Sharp, Pinterest co-founder and chief product officer, poses for a photo in his office beside a wall of pinned photos he has taken at Pinterest headquarters in San Francisco. “Social media is about sharing what you are doing with other people,” said Sharp. “Pinterest isn't about sharing. It's mostly about yourself, your dreams, your ideas you want for your future.” (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 16, 2018 - 12:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pinterest has long shunned being labeled a social network. Because of that, it doesn't push users to add friends or build connections the way rivals have done to grow quickly. This has meant Pinterest has also avoided much of the troubles around misinformation, hate and abuse that...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2013, file photo, the Facebook "like" symbol is on display on a sign outside the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook says it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with garbage links and clickbait. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 16, 2018 - 9:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Facebook says that anyone who takes out a British political ad on the social media platform will now be forced to reveal their identity, in a bid to increase transparency and curb misinformation. The company said Tuesday that it will require any British political advertisement to...
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Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch speaks during a news conference Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Houston. The Astros will face the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the baseball American League Championship Series Tuesday Oct. 16 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 15, 2018 - 9:38 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros are brimming with confidence, even after a Game 2 AL Championship Series defeat to the Boston Red Sox. For proof, just see Bregman's social media feed. Hours after Boston beat Houston 7-5 to even the best-of-seven series at a game each, Bregman...
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Police forces stand at the Cologne, western Germany, main station Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, after they have closed parts of the station because of a hostage situation. Police said that incident appears to have started Monday at a pharmacy inside the train station. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)
October 15, 2018 - 9:33 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on hostage situation at Cologne train station (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Cologne police say on Twitter that a hostage-taker has suffered life-threatening injuries when police stormed a pharmacy inside the city's train station. The man had taken a woman hostage for two...
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