Social Media

August 27, 2018 - 3:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is paying workers to defend the company on Twitter, reassuring critics that they make enough money to live and are allowed to take bathroom breaks. The tweets are part of Amazon's plan to combat negative headlines and online chatter about poor working conditions at its...
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FILE- In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo a Tesla vehicle Supercharging station in Seabrook, N.H. Shares of Tesla slipped on Monday, Aug. 27, the first day of trading after the electric vehicle maker said it won't consider going private after all. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
August 27, 2018 - 10:30 am
Shares of Tesla slipped on the first day of trading after the electric vehicle maker said it won't consider going private after all. In morning trading Monday, Tesla Inc. was trading at $313.13, down $9.69, or 3 percent, while the broader markets rallied. Late Friday, founder Elon Musk said that...
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August 26, 2018 - 5:41 pm
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — An Alabama man was fined $1,500 for touching a Hawaiian monk seal as well as harassing a sea turtle on Kauai, and then posting the videos on social media. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, said the Alabama resident, who was vacationing on Kauai last...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2018 file photo, Arizona Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward speaks to the media as she prepares to file her nominating petitions at the state Capitol in Phoenix. Ward, running for her party's nomination for an open Senate seat, suggested the announcement that McCain was ending medical treatment was intended to hurt her campaign hours before Sen. John McCain died on Saturday, Aug. 25. (AP Photo/Bob Christie, File)
August 26, 2018 - 2:42 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Hours before Sen. John McCain died on Saturday, a Republican seeking Arizona's other U.S. Senate seat suggested that his family's earlier announcement that he was ending cancer treatment had been timed to hurt her campaign. Former State Sen. Kelli Ward, who lost a primary to McCain...
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Incoming Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is sworn in at Government House, Canberra, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. (AP Photo/Andrew Taylor)
August 25, 2018 - 3:33 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's latest leader, Scott Morrison, spoke with President Donald Trump, organized his Cabinet and met drought-affected farmers on Saturday as the backlash continued over yet another prime minister selected by an internal party vote. A day after replacing Malcolm Turnbull...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2014, file photo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, from left, executive director of the Governor's office of economic development Steve Hill and Telsa Motors CEO Elon Musk answer questions following a news conference at the Capitol in Carson City, Nev. Tesla added more than 800 employees and $459 million in capital investment at the giant factory in Nevada that manufactures batteries for its electric cars during the fourth quarter of last year. The latest tax incentive audit from the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development shows private spending surged past the benchmark needed to ensure Tesla’s state tax breaks, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
August 25, 2018 - 7:02 am
DETROIT (AP) — Electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. will remain on the public stock exchanges after CEO Elon Musk said Friday that investors have convinced him the company shouldn't go private. The eccentric and sometimes erratic CEO wrote in a late-night statement that he made the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2013 file photo, Robin Leach attends the Food Network's 20th birthday party in New York. Leach, whose voice crystalized the opulent 1980s on TV's "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has died, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
August 24, 2018 - 8:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Robin Leach, whose voice crystallized the opulent 1980s on TV's "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," died Friday. He was 76 His son, Steven Leach, said he died in Las Vegas, where he made his home. Leach had a stroke in November while on vacation in Mexico that led to a months-long...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio in New York. Carlson says he's shocked his segments this week on a South African policy on land reform should be considered an appeal to white nationalists - let alone spark an international incident. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 24, 2018 - 7:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Friday he's shocked his segments this week on a South African land reform policy should be considered an appeal to white nationalists — let alone spark an international incident. Carlson argued against a proposal that would allow the South African...
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This undated image provided by the cybersecurity firm FireEye shows a Tweet from a social media persona related to a group called "Liberty Front Press" using the Twitter handle "@Berniecratss." FireEye called the group an influence operation apparently aimed at promoting Iranian political interests. The group had multiple social media personas that masqueraded as liberal U.S. activists. (FireEye via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — 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 removed 652 suspicious...
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Reality Winner, who pleaded guilty to mailing a classified U.S. report to a news organization, walks out of a courthouse in Augusta, Ga., Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, after being sentenced to more than five years in prison. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 2:38 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A former government contractor who pleaded guilty to mailing a classified U.S. report to a news organization was sentenced to more than five years in prison Thursday as part of a deal with prosecutors, who called it the longest sentence ever imposed for a federal crime involving...
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