Social Media

July 02, 2018 - 7:10 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A new tax on social media has taken effect in Uganda, angering many who see the revenue measure as an attack on free speech. The tax on users of sites such as Facebook was first proposed by long-time leader Yoweri Museveni, who complained of online gossip in a March letter...
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England's Jesse Lingard speaks at a press conference in the England media centre at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Repino, near St Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 01, 2018 - 11:41 am
REPINO, Russia (AP) — If anybody embodies the new-found positivity and fun coursing through England's World Cup squad, it's Jesse Lingard. He's been racing aboard unicorns in the pool at England's team hotel. He's kept the public back home abreast of England's campaign in Russia through his widely...
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FILE: In this Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, U.S. Ambassador to Estonia James D. Melville Jr. addresses dignitaries in front of an U.S. Army tank, at a hand-over ceremony of the upgraded NATO military base in Tapa, Estonia. The U.S. ambassador to Estonia says he has resigned over frustrations with President Donald Trump's comments about the European Union and the treatment of Washington’s European allies (AP Photo/Vitnija Saldava, file)
June 30, 2018 - 10:20 am
HELSINKI (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Estonia has resigned over frustrations with President Donald Trump's comments about the European Union and his treatment of Washington's European allies. In a private Facebook message posted Friday, James D. Melville wrote: "For the President to say EU was '...
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Winters and Montana Geimer the daughters of Wendi Winters one of the five journalist who were shot, gather for a candlelight vigil across the street at the newspaper office in Annapolis, Md., Friday, June 29, 2018. A man armed with smoke grenades and a shotgun attacked journalists in the building Thursday, killing several people before police quickly stormed the building and arrested him, police and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
June 29, 2018 - 9:58 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The man accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper was investigated five years ago for a barrage of menacing tweets against staff members, but a detective concluded he was no threat, and the paper didn't want to press charges for fear of inflaming the situation,...
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A police officer pulls crime scene tape into place near a residence connected to a suspect who opened fire on a newspaper office in Maryland's capital, Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Laurel, Md. A man armed with smoke grenades and a shotgun attacked journalists and a staffer at a newspaper in Annapolis, Md., earlier Thursday, killing several people before police quickly stormed the building and arrested him, police and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 29, 2018 - 9:28 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Before he developed a long-running grudge against The Capital Gazette, the man who police say opened fire and killed five newspaper staffers directed his anger at a female high school classmate he barely knew. Courthouses in Maryland are clogged with lawsuits brought by Jarrod...
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A memorial for Capital Gazette sports writer John McNamara is displayed at a seat in the press box before a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, June 29, 2018, in Baltimore. McNamara is one of five victims in a shooting in the newspaper's newsroom Thursday in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
June 29, 2018 - 8:38 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shootings targeting Maryland's Capital Gazette newspaper (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Hundreds of people have gathered in the shadow of the Maryland State House for a candlelight march in memory of five slain newspaper employees. The mood was somber Friday as...
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June 29, 2018 - 1:12 pm
Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and other notables react to the death of writer Harlan Ellison: "Harlan Ellison: There was no one quite like him in American letters, and never will be. Angry, funny, eloquent, hugely talented. If there's an afterlife, Harlan is already kicking ass and taking down names...
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Police block off the area around the home of a suspect who opened fire on a newspaper office in Maryland's capital earlier, in Laurel, Md., Thursday, June 28, 2018. A man armed with smoke grenades and a shotgun attacked journalists at a newspaper in Maryland's capital Thursday, killing several people before police quickly stormed the building and arrested him, police and witnesses said. A law enforcement official said the suspect has been identified as Jarrod W. Ramos. (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman)
June 29, 2018 - 6:35 am
A man who police say opened fire at a Maryland newspaper office Thursday, killing five and injuring two others, had a long, acrimonious history with the newspaper, including a lawsuit and years of harassment of its journalists on Twitter. Jarrod Warren Ramos, swiftly arrested by police after the...
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June 29, 2018 - 6:28 am
LONDON (AP) — The head of the U.K. Parliament's media committee has criticized Facebook for what it describes as evasive behavior in answering questions on fake news. Committee chair Damian Collins says Friday that Facebook's claims they were unable to distinguish between political and non-...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Julia Roberts attends the 2017 amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, Calif. The “Pretty Woman” star has joined Instagram, posting a photo of herself sitting on the grass in denim shorts and a black top that says “love.” She captioned the photo, “Hello.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 28, 2018 - 7:21 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Roberts is getting social. The "Pretty Woman" star has joined Instagram and made her first ever social media post. It's a photo of her sitting in grass wearing denim shorts and a black top that says "love." She captioned the photo, "Hello." The 50-year-old Oscar winner does...
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