TOPNEWSBYUSA.COM: Top News and Analysis 2019-07-14 15:00

Tax Authorities Don't Snoop On Social Media, Says Top Official

It is a "misconception" to think that the Income Tax Department is snooping on social media posts related to exotic foreign tours or possession of expensive goods to chec...

Tax Authorities Don't Snoop On Social Media, Says Top Official

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Indonesia security minister says authorities will block social media in certain areas as election protests rock capital JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia security minister says authorities will block social media in certain areas as election protests rock capital. The post Indonesia security minister says authorities will block social media in certain areas as elect...
2019-05-22 11:51

The Latest: Union official criticizes social media probe PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Philadelphia police officers’ social media posts (all times local): 10:40 p.m. A Philadelphia police union official says Police Commissioner Richard Ross’ comments about expecting officers to be fired ove...
2019-06-20 05:17

Trump poised to hold social media summit without social media companies President Trump's forum on social media may occur without the participation of the tech firms he accuses of squelching speech and sapping his follower growth....
2019-07-04 06:34

Social Media, Social Mood and the Coming Chorus of "More Harm Than Good!" Because tech stocks remain a focal point of public enthusiasm, the sector continues to provide valuable clues about society's progress from optimism to pessimism. This European Financial Forecast excerpt explains what this enthusiasm means for stocks...
2019-05-29 00:17

Why media, especially social media, is vital for Jack Hughes Jarrod Moses, the president of United Entertainment Group, and Jack Hughes discuss how media and social media can help grow Hughes' brand.       ...
2019-07-08 20:17

Former DHS official on CBP declaring 'full-blown' border emergency: Authorities at point of 'desperation' The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection declared Wednesday that there is a "full-blown emergency" at the southern border, as the number of migrants apprehended skyrocketed last month to levels not seen in over a decade. ...
2019-06-06 19:34

Why social media is going blue for Sudan People on social media are turning their profile pictures blue to stand in solidarity with Sudan and bring awareness to the uprising that is currently sweeping the north African country....
2019-06-14 19:17

The FBI plans more social media surveillance The FBI wants to gather more information from social media. Today, it issued a call for contracts for a new social media monitoring tool. According to a request-for-proposals (RFP), it's looking for an "early alerting tool" that would help it mo...
2019-07-13 02:34

EU vote: CDU and SPD ignored social media to their peril Germany's political establishment has not adapted to the pivot to politics by social media stars. The failure to tune in to younger generations was likely a reason why mainstream parties lost significant votes last week....
2019-05-28 22:17

Politicians and celebrities light up social media after U.S. win American politicians, athletes and celebrities flooded social media on Tuesday to cheer the U.S. soccer team's 2-1 victory over England in their women's World Cup semi-final....
2019-07-03 02:51

Have you seen the Gyro Drop on social media? It's fake. If you were planning a trip to Seoul, South Korea to ride the intense Gyro Drop free-fall amusement park ride after seeing the video currently circulating on social media, you will be disappointed....
2019-06-15 17:17

Social media shaming and forgiveness: why nobody’s beyond the pale She was a high-flying international human right’s lawyer who worked with refugees. Then she was found dead on a beach in East Sussex. What happened in-between is a story of crime and punishment, and a question of how justice works in the social media...
2019-07-06 02:51

Who Trump should have invited to his 'social media summit' The actual list of invitees suggests the event will largely serve as a platform for rightwing conspiracy theorists and bigotsThe White House on Thursday will host a meeting of some of the rightwing internet’s loudest voices – and worst trolls.Donald ...
2019-07-11 20:34

Cocaine use on the rise in Europe thanks to social media LISBON, Portugal — The European Union agency that monitors illicit drug use says cocaine is becoming more widely available on the continent. The European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction said in a report on Thursday that social media, ...
2019-06-06 20:34

Steinmeier: Social media has a 'clear responsibility' In an interview with DW Director-General Peter Limbourg, to open this year's Global Media Forum (GMF), German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned against complacency both within politics and the media....
2019-05-28 03:51

Social media photos led investigators to hit-and-run suspect ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man posted photos of his damaged vehicle on social media, telling friends he’d hit a deer. But the Florida Highway Patrol says 37-year-old Dwayne Drayton struck and killed 70-year-old Robert Hensch...
2019-06-06 16:51

Thompson says on social media he is staying with Warriors All-Star guard Klay Thompson says on social media he is staying put with the Golden State Warriors, using a movie clip of Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" with the line "I'm not leavin.'"     ...
2019-07-01 23:00

Best social media management tools of 2019 Companies spend a lot of money these days creating killer content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the various other social media platforms out there. Whatever business you're in, reaching your customers, clients and readers relies a huge am...
2019-05-25 17:34

| Facebook use eroding in US as social media under pressure Facebook's efforts to crack down on misinformation and sensational content have reduced the time spent at the leading social network eroding, researchers say....
2019-05-28 21:17

O.J. Simpson says he will use social media to 'set the record straight' O.J. Simpson vowed he will use social media to “set the record straight,” in a video the notorious figure posted to his new Twitter account Saturday night....
2019-06-17 12:00

This ‘hot’ Tennessee cop is driving social media crazy A young police officer from Tennessee has become an overnight social media sensation after starring in a two-minute video explaining a new hands-free driving law on behalf of the Knoxville Police Department....
2019-07-05 21:51

Social media mourns death of Leo, the ‘Pet Sematary’ cat Leo, the poster boy for the horror flick “Pet Sematary,” has died. His passing was noted Thursday on his Instagram account, which, started by his owner Kirk Jarrett’s 12-year-old daughter, accrued 17.6K followers since the film opened in April. “It i...
2019-05-30 18:34

Want a US visa? Fork over your social media details first Trump administration’s latest move to vet people during the visa process is to ask for their emails and social media handles. And according to a report by Hill.TV, if you lie about your accounts, you can face “serious immigration consequences.” As an...
2019-06-03 12:00

Seen the Gyro Drop on social media? It's fake. If you were planning a trip to Seoul, South Korea to ride the intense Gyro Drop free-fall amusement park ride after seeing the video currently circulating on social media, you will be disappointed....
2019-06-19 23:34

Social media becomes ode to Lavelle in breakthrough World Cup The Women's World Cup may be over for another four years, but the breakthrough tournament of one young US star already has fans excited about the future....
2019-07-08 04:00

Polarisation on social media could be reduced with a few simple tweaks Once again elections are being battered and political views polarized by far-right propaganda flooding social media – could a simple tweak to online connections help win the information wars?...
2019-05-23 13:51

The Latest: Social media blocked due to Indonesia protests Indonesia’s top security minister says authorities will block access to social media in certain areas amid violent protests in Jakarta by supporters of the losing presidential candidate...
2019-05-22 09:34

Neymar uses social media to respond to rape allegation Soccer star Neymar has responded to a woman's allegation he raped her in Paris by issuing social media posts meant to show the accuser sent friendly messages following the alleged attack        ...
2019-06-02 21:17

US now requires social media info for visa applications If you want to stay in the US, you'll likely have to share your internet presence. As proposed in March 2018 (and to some extent in 2015), the country now requires virtually all visa applicants to provide their social media account names for th...
2019-06-02 02:00

Nasdaq CEO’s social media messages land her in court Nasdaq’s CEO should probably get off social media. Adena Friedman, the head of Wall Street’s second-largest stock exchange, got dragged into Manhattan federal court on Thursday over a business dispute with a fund manager — and a key piece of evidence...
2019-05-23 20:00

Why social media is key to keeping employees engaged at work When it comes to social media and the workplace, platforms like Facebook and Twitter are typically viewed as distractions, rather than assets. However, when used properly, social media can become an invaluable tool for keeping employees more engaged,...
2019-07-11 22:17

Trump to speak to conservatives at social media summit President Donald Trump plans to meet with prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum where he is set to reiterate frustrations with big tech firms for allegedly suppressing conservative voices....
2019-07-11 14:00

Your Celebration of Pride Must Go Further Than Putting Up a Rainbow on Social Media With the coming of June marks another year where I celebrate being 55 shades of gay. Indeed, I do celebrate my homosexuality every day I chose to take a breath, but June marks Pride Month and with that, the celebration gets kicked up a couple decibel...
2019-06-05 20:00

Forget Social Media and Start a Blog in a Google Doc When social media leaves me exhausted, I always feel better by switching to one-on-one or group chats. But I never thought of this method, via Gareth’s Tips: write a “blog post” in a cloud doc and share it with a select group of friends. Inventor and...
2019-06-27 18:51

Amazon’s StyleSnap uses AI to let you shop looks from magazines, social media, and more Every wish you could shop the look on Amazon? Soon, you’ll be able to do just that thanks to the Seattle company’s forthcoming StyleSnap feature, which suggests styles from screenshots and pics of magazines, websites, or social media post...
2019-06-05 21:17

U.S. Requiring Social Media Information From Visa Applicants The State Department is asking visa applicants to submit social media accounts that they have used in the past five years under a new policy that took effect on Friday....
2019-06-03 00:00

Social media becomes ode to Rose Lavelle in breakthrough World Cup The Women's World Cup may be over for another four years, but the breakthrough tournament of one young US star already has fans excited about the future....
2019-07-08 01:00

Social media is revolutionizing how scientists interact with the public The field of science communication -- the practice of informing and educating people about science-related topics -- arose just after the start of the Enlightenment when Francesco Algarotti published his first edition of Newtonianism for the Ladies i...
2019-07-04 07:51

Social Media Screening Will Now Affect Nearly All U.S. Visa Applicants U.S. State Department requests for some visa applicants to hand over information related to their various social media accounts will now extend to nearly all applicants, including those traveling to the U.S. for education or business, the Associated ...
2019-06-04 03:51

6 dead in Indonesia riots, gov’t restricts social media JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Six people have died in election rioting in the Indonesian capital, authorities said Wednesday, as supporters of the losing presidential candidate burned vehicles and battled police and the government announced restrictions ...
2019-05-22 11:51

Police defend social media deal with fugitive Police in Connecticut say a fugitive has so far failed to honor an agreement to surrender once enough people responded positively to his wanted poster on social media....
2019-05-24 23:17

Popular social media site is a toxic dump A lake in Siberia nicknamed the Novosibirsk Maldives is a popular Instagram spot because of the appealing color of the water. It's also close to a Trans-Siberian Railway stop. The turquoise visage has a similar hue to oceans or seas you might se...
2019-07-11 19:00

Opinion: Kevin Durant is all of us on social media, and he should never stop He’s way too accessible on Twitter and Instagram. He’s hilariously defensive, especially for a two-time NBA Finals MVP. And he shouldn't change.        ...
2019-05-30 02:34

Indonesia blocking social media to 'maintain democracy' Indonesian authorities have been criticized for blocking social media during violent post-election riots in Jakarta. DW asked Indonesian Communications Minister Rudiantara why he thinks the ban is necessary....
2019-05-24 23:34

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2019-06-20 11:34

US Demands Social Media Details From Visa Applicants Nearly all applicants of US visas will have to provide information on their use of social media under the new rules adopted to enhance vetting of foreign nationals....
2019-06-03 10:00

‘Social media recognition’ is overcrowding Everest, climber says A “drive for social media recognition” is what’s causing the treacherous overcrowding conditions on Mount Everest this year, an expert climber says. “It’s recognition instead of significance,” explained Adrian Hayes, a British...
2019-05-28 03:34

"Lovely Old Man": Huawei Executive Becomes Unlikely Social Media Star Chinese netizens posting to the social-media site Weibo this week threw their support behind an unlikely internet sensation: a bespectacled British Huawei executive who defended the Chinese telecom......
2019-06-13 04:00

Your social-media photo could soon have you starring in a porn video A "Deepfake" video is one created with several photos of a subject. Using AI, these pictures can be used to create a video of the subject doing something that he or she never did. But Samsung has taken this technology and made it even more lethal; no...
2019-05-24 08:51

Social media critics no problem but not granny, says Kuchar Matt Kuchar might have been able to shrug off withering social media criticism after paying less than the going rate to his stand-in caddie, but disappointing his grandmother was a whole different matter....
2019-07-11 05:17

Online horrors: social media’s mental toll (NBC News) Social media content reviewers work to purge the internet of disturbing posts that can depict animal abuse, murder and child pornography. Shawn Speagle says he is haunted by his work as a former content moderator for Facebook. “I hav...
2019-06-28 20:17

White House to Hold Social Media Summit The White House will hold a social media summit on July 11, aiming to have a “robust conversation” about online platforms such as Google and Facebook at a time when they are under increasing attack in Washington....
2019-06-27 21:17

Steinmeier: 'Social media platforms have huge responsibility' In an interview with DW's director-general, Peter Limbourg, to open this year's Global Media Forum (GMF), German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned against complacency both within politics and the media....
2019-05-27 14:51

Social media ads for vaping must include nicotine warnings, FTC says The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned a handful of "e-liquid," or vape, companies that they -- and their social media influencers -- must follow the same advertising rules as everyone else. Specifically,....
2019-06-08 04:51

‘Inequality’ job listing at The New Republic draws social media’s ire After absorbing a drubbing on social media, The New Republic has improved a job posting for the position of “deputy inequality editor,” which required 29.5 hours of work a week — with no benefits. “Long a champion of equality in all its guises, The N...
2019-06-27 19:34

Lesbian couple attacked on bus gets blasted on social media ‘for being gay’ Social media users are adding insult to injury to the lesbian couple who suffered a chilling attack on a London bus last week. The assault, which left an American woman with a broken jaw after she refused to kiss her partner at the urging of a group ...
2019-06-08 18:34

Selena Gomez: 'Social media has been terrible for my generation' The actor and singer told Cannes film festival that it was ‘impossible’ to make the online platforms safeSelena Gomez has spoken out against the “devastating” effects of social media on young people, arguing that its emergence has been “terrible for ...
2019-05-21 14:32

Social media is actually good for your mental health: study Facebook is just a scapegoat for societal woes and — contrary to popular scientific opinion — may actually improve your mental health, according a to new study. Sure, the social media platform has a bad reputation, with many studies reporting that th...
2019-06-28 02:51

Facebook Use Eroding in US as Social Media Under Pressure: eMarketer Facebook's efforts to crack down on misinformation and sensational content have reduced the time spent at the leading social network eroding, researchers said Tuesday....
2019-05-28 19:34

U.S. now requiring nearly all visa applicants to submit social media details The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers....
2019-06-01 18:34

Big Tech Is a Likely Target at White House Social Media Summit A “Social Media Summit” at the White House this week will offer a platform for supporters of President Trump who say they face censorship by left-tilting Big Tech—and a preview of a likely re-election theme for Mr. Trump....
2019-07-10 12:34

Americans trust celebrities, social media more than product labels Consumers trust celebrities and social-media influencers to do their research for them. Sixty-one percent of Americans are concerned about the healthiness of the products they buy and consume, but 34 percent say they rarely ever research the health c...
2019-05-22 21:01

Gen Zers struggle to save their sanity with social media breaks For Lent, “People usually give up chips or ice cream, something bad for you,” Vincent Opalewski tells The Post. “I decided to give up social media — cold-turkey.” The 25-year-old had been feeling disenchanted with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Sna...
2019-05-30 01:34

Daniel Sturridge reunited with stolen dog after social media appeal • Sturridge had asked for Lucci’s return after LA break-in• Former Liverpool striker posts video thanking publicDaniel Sturridge has been reunited with his stolen dog, two days after an emotional appeal from the former Liverpool striker on social med...
2019-07-11 06:51

72 officers off streets amid probe into social media posts PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police Commissioner Richard Ross says 72 Philadelphia police officers have been placed on administrative duty amid an initial investigation into a national group’s accusation of officers in several states posting racist and ...
2019-06-20 02:51

Little girl’s terrifying ‘The Nun’-themed birthday party a social media hit One little girl is being praised on social media for conjuring up a spooky theme for her birthday party: “The Nun.” Three-year-old Lucia celebrated her birthday in Monterrey, Mexico, on Monday, and decided on a party inspired by the 2018 horror film ...
2019-06-08 00:34

TPD to hold ‘Social Media Dangers & Awareness’ class for parents “Meet Susan… a 42 year old man posing as a 15 year old girl online.” Courtesy: Tucson Police Department TUCSON – Attention parents! Protecting your kids online may be a challenge. It can be hard to keep up with the latest trends, sl...
2019-05-30 01:00

6 dead in Indonesia riots, government restricts social media JAKARTA, Indonesia — Six people have died in election rioting in the Indonesian capital, authorities said Wednesday, as supporters of the losing presidential candidate burned vehicles and battled police and the government announced restrictions on so...
2019-05-22 17:00

FDA and FTC Hit Vape Companies With Warnings Over Influencer Posts on Social Media Multiple vaping companies were sent letters by federal regulators this week over posts by social media influencers that did not include necessary warnings about the vape products.Read more......
2019-06-08 05:17

Single dad becomes social media star after asking daughter for fashion advice A single father had no idea that asking his 19-year-old daughter for fashion advice was going to change his life. Carli Saville shared the images that her father, Jeff, sent her of different possible outfits for him to wear on a date — and asking for...
2019-07-15 23:34

NFL quarterbacks have strange conversation about outer space on social media Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett’s strange question about outer space roped Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs into the conversation....
2019-07-11 18:17

Trump Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Right-Wing Social Media Trolls A White House gathering on Thursday illuminates the influence of President Trump’s Twitter fans within the political establishment. But it also has the makings of a West Wing pity party....
2019-07-11 17:51

Social Media Censorship Is Hurting Those on the Margins, EFF Project Contends Bias on social media has become a highly politicized topic in the US—started mainly by right-wingers crying foul at having their accounts suspended or banned, and snowballing in a series of congressional hearings on the subject. The White House itsel...
2019-05-21 15:01

Big Tech Is a Likely Target at White House Social-Media Summit A “Social Media Summit” at the White House this week will offer a platform for Trump supporters who say they face censorship by left-tilting Big Tech—and a preview of a likely re-election theme for the president....
2019-07-10 14:34

CIA's Instagram account following just 11 social media users -- mostly from Hollywood: reports The CIA’s official Instagram account, which was launched in April, was not following any other accounts until Thursday afternoon when it began following only 11 other Instagram users — most of them Hollywood actors who have portrayed CIA agents on th...
2019-06-28 09:51

Even Judges Have To Face Brunt Of Social Media, Says Supreme Court Even judges have to face the brunt of social media, the Supreme Court said Tuesday while hearing the case of journalist Prashant Kanojia, arrested for allegedly making "objectionable comments" on......
2019-06-11 20:00

11 Charged In Aligarh For Inflammatory Social Media Posts Over Murder Police have charged 11 persons for allegedly posting inflammatory content, and were maintaining tight security on Tuesday to prevent any flare-up in the aftermath of the brutal murder of a toddler,......
2019-06-11 20:51

TikTok's Videos Are Goofy. Its Strategy to Dominate Social Media Is Serious. China’s first big hit in the U.S. uses an advanced algorithm to personalize its addictive video-sharing app, and parent Bytedance’s enormous ad spending on Snap, Facebook and Instagram aims to hook their users. Privacy advocates and parents are takin...
2019-06-29 11:17

Bahrain says following opposition social media could result in legal action Bahrain, a U.S. ally that hosts the Navy's Fifth Fleet, has warned citizens and residents that following anti-government social media accounts could result in legal action, hardening a government campaign against critical online voices....
2019-06-03 00:00

Bahrain Says Following Opposition Social Media Could Lead To Legal Action Bahrain, a U.S. ally that hosts the Navy's Fifth Fleet, has warned citizens and residents that following anti-government social media accounts could result in legal action, hardening a government......
2019-06-03 03:34

‘You Don’t Have to Be in Des Moines.’ Democrats Expand Primary Map, Spurred by Social Media. With voters increasingly getting information online and from TV, candidates are traveling to a wide range of states, viewing them as sound stages for delivering their message....
2019-06-01 15:51

The most popular social media networks each year, gloriously animated Considering social media’s global impact (hello Trump and Brexit), it’s strange to think just how young the medium is. Hell, before the early 2000s, if you wanted to reconnect with a long-lost friend, you’d have to go full detective to find their con...
2019-06-11 21:17

Russia used social media to influence EU citizens' votes, report says A report from the European Commission on disinformation has said that Russian sources attempted to influence the recent European elections through social media....
2019-06-17 16:17

Miss India photo stirs debate on social media What began as an innocent collage of this year's Miss India finalists has evolved into a heated social media debate about India's obsession with fair skin....
2019-06-03 07:00

| Trump escalates war on social media at White House 'summit' Escalating his attacks on Silicon Valley, US President Donald Trump hinted at new regulations on social media as he gathered critics of major online platforms at a White House "summit"....
2019-07-11 21:51

TPD gears up for ‘Social Media Dangers & Awareness’ class for parents TUCSON – Social Media is a great tool, but it can be dangerous in the hands of a child. The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is training parents on what to look out for. TPD says predators are learning that with social media, they can stay in the...
2019-06-14 14:51

The Fiver | Teenage YouTubers and apparent social media parodies Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Just like New York City and the poor woman that lives in the flat above Weird Uncle Fiver, football never sleeps. It’s mid-June and you should be outside being wholesome: fishing with your dad, runni...
2019-06-13 18:17

Trump's 'Social Media Summit' Airs Grievances Against Big Tech President Trump used a “Social Media Summit” at the White House to bond with some of his most provocative supporters over shared grievances against large technology companies whose representatives weren’t invited....
2019-07-12 06:17

How Social-Media Meme-Makers Rescued ‘Game of Thrones’ From Itself A viral clip mashing up Arya’s horse and the song “Old Town Road” brought a breath of democratic vitality to an exhausted and stumbling series in its final days....
2019-06-06 22:00

Dave Rubin: Americans should 'think about' their relationships with Facebook, other social media Americans need to think critically about their relationships with social media companies and how they affect their privacy, talk show host Dave Rubin said Tuesday night....
2019-06-05 04:51

Spelling Bee whiz balances reality TV, social media stardom OXON HILL, Md. — Akash Vukoti no longer stands out at the Scripps National Spelling Bee for his age, not with a record 23 spellers competing this year who are 9 or younger. But he’s the only member of the single-digit club to be making his thir...
2019-05-29 21:34

White House social media summit not a ‘one-and-done,’ Trump’s allies say Trump coupled his admonitions of the tech industry -- delivered Thursday in front of more than 200 of his closest online allies -- with a promise to summon top tech executives to Washington soon and a threat to unveil new regulations targeting the wa...
2019-07-12 22:51

Trump’s ‘Social Media Summit’ was a celebration of conspiracy theorists President Donald Trump kicked off his Thursday morning by doing what he does best: tweeting. Amid a sea of missives, which ranged from attacks on the "Fake News Media" to the Mueller Report, he said it would be "a big and exciting day at the White Ho...
2019-07-12 21:00

Kevin Durant justifies his social media behavior: ‘I’m sticking to something I know’ Kevin Durant isn’t going to stop getting into Twitter fights anytime soon. After yet another instance in which Durant punched downward online, responding to both Chris Broussard and a random Twitter user when called out online, Durant defended ...
2019-05-25 05:00

‘You’ll miss me when I’m gone’: the murder of social media star Qandeel Baloch Her risque videos blazed a trail for viral fame in Pakistan. But the price she paid for popularity was death. By Sanam MaherPakistan’s first celebrity-by-social media, Qandeel Baloch, was known for the videos and photographs she posted on Facebook, T...
2019-07-09 10:34

Instagram Turns Obscure U.S. Sights Into Social-Media Destinations Across the U.S., smartphone-wielding masses are converging on picturesque attractions that many learned of on social media. Before Instagram, “no one really talked about Horseshoe Bend.”...
2019-07-09 17:00

"Crap You Think Of Is Unbelievable": Trump Hits Out At Social Media Firms President Donald Trump assailed Facebook, Google and Twitter on Thursday, accusing them of exhibiting "terrible bias" and silencing his supporters, at a White House "social media summit" that critics......
2019-07-12 12:17

Elections Canada will not use social media ‘influencers’ in federal campaign Elections Canada has scrapped plans to use social-media "influencers" to persuade young Canadians to register to vote in this fall's federal election....
2019-06-21 03:17

The dumbest things baby boomers do on social media, according to millennials Millennials are striking back. Tired of being dissed by their elders, 20- and 30-somethings are taking to meta Facebook groups to mock the digital ineptitude of baby boomers. “A group where we all pretend to be boomers” has racked up more than 241,00...
2019-07-11 00:17

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Social Media, Public Events This Earth Day, April 22, NASA invites you to celebrate our beautiful home planet by participating in a global social media event and local events around the country....
2019-05-21 19:51

72 Philadelphia Officers Benched After Offensive Social Media Posts Officers accused of making racist, dehumanizing or otherwise biased posts were placed on administrative duty in Philadelphia and barred from presenting cases to prosecutors in St. Louis....
2019-06-20 21:17

Social media threat placed TUSD school on soft lockdown TUCSON – A social media threat placed Alice Vail Middle School on a soft lockdown Tuesday afternoon. Tucson Police Department responded to the middle school located at 5350 E. 16th St. near Craycroft Road and put the school on a brief lockdown....
2019-05-22 00:51

On International Yoga Day, Some Exercise Their Funny Bone On Social Media International Yoga Day 2019 is today, June 21, and most of India seems to be celebrating the day with enthusiasm. But as #InternationalDayOfYoga and #YogaDay2019 trend at the top spots on Twitter,......
2019-06-21 11:34

Neymar raises new speculation about Barca with social media post "Neymar posted a video featuring himself in a Barcelona shirt on social media on Saturday, raising more speculation that the Paris St Germain forward might return to his former club, but his public relations company said he would show up in Paris on ...
2019-07-14 13:00

U.S. FDA warns flavored e-cigarette makers over social media posts The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission on Friday issued warning letters to four flavored e-liquid product makers, stepping up pressure on firms using social media influencers to promote their products....
2019-06-07 20:17

UPDATE 1-Trump to speak to conservatives at social media summit President Donald Trump plans to meet with prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum where he is set to reiterate frustrations with big tech firms for allegedly suppressing conservative voices....
2019-07-11 15:51

Social media blasts The Rock over photo of his daughter at pool Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson deleted an Instagram photo of himself with his 3-year-old daughter, Jasmine, at the swimming pool after he was criticized because the little girl wasn’t clothed....
2019-06-12 10:51

Trump rails against ‘bias’ social media sites during summit President Trump lashed out at social media “censorship” and “bias” Thursday and threatened legislation if Silicon Valley doesn’t change its ways. “I am directing my administration to explore all regulatory and legislation solutions to protect free sp...
2019-07-12 07:00

ICE’s social media monitoring policy for migrants prompts concern TUCSON -The federal government is monitoring migrants in a new way. It has caused some concern for one local immigration attorney who spoke with News 4 Tucson. Immigration Attorney Maurice Goldman said he was shocked to see printouts of his client...
2019-06-27 20:34

Manipulated Pelosi Videos Spread on Social Media, With Help From Trump Edited videos of the House speaker were widely shared online, pointing to the political chaos that digital manipulation is likely to cause in the future....
2019-05-24 20:17

India and Pakistan in social media dogfight before cricket clash Pakistani channel releases spoof video of shot-down pilot, prompting outrage in IndiaIndia and Pakistan have had tempestuous relations since their birth as independent states. There have been wars, skirmishes, bad-natured exchanges, and prolonged dip...
2019-06-14 16:34

Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner review – social media storm lit up Royal Court, LondonJasmine Lee-Jones’s play follows an online battle about the Instagram star and tackles racism, misogyny and colourismThe lights are still dead when this play opens. A wrapped-up body is dragged on stage and dumped in a grave. This ...
2019-07-09 17:00

Social media erupts as Target checkout registers malfunction across the country #TargetDown was trending on social media after Targets across the country were hit with outages, leading to headache for customers trying make purchases on Saturday....
2019-06-16 02:00

Railways To Hire Public Relations Experts, Woo Social Media Influencers A team of private public relations professionals will soon drive the railways' publicity campaign both at the Union ministry in the national capital as well as in each of its zones, with the national......
2019-06-16 07:00

Russia Sought to Use Social Media to Influence E.U. Vote, Report Finds A misinformation campaign by groups linked to Russia tried to depress voter turnout in last month’s parliamentary elections, a European Commission review said....
2019-06-14 16:00

Social media giants under microscope in Ottawa as politicians aim to protect privacy Tech giants will be in the hot seat this week as politicians from Canada and 10 other countries gather to consider how best to protect citizens' privacy and their democracies in the age of big data....
2019-05-27 15:34

Indonesia lifts social media curbs targeting hoaxes during unrest Indonesia on Saturday lifted temporary social media restrictions that were imposed to stop online hoaxes during violence around the announcement of official election results....
2019-05-25 13:34

Social media hampers dialogue, independent thought, German politician says The president of the Bundestag and self-proclaimed "digital immigrant," Wolfgang Schäuble, said social media keeps people in their own filter bubbles, making it harder to reach informed decisions....
2019-05-24 23:34

J.J. Watt announces engagement to Kealia Ohai with social media post The Houston Texans' J.J. Watt got engaged to soccer star Kealia Ohai, saying in a Twitter post, "I'm the luckiest man in the world."        ...
2019-05-27 05:00

Unruly social media no model for Facebook's Libra currency: BoE's Carney Facebook cannot expect its new Libra currency to benefit from the same unregulated free-for-all that helped the company achieve a dominant position in social media, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday....
2019-06-20 18:34

The White House's social media summit may not include Facebook and Twitter The White House's upcoming social media summit might be missing some key players when it goes ahead this week. Facebook and Twitter have not been invited to attend, according to sources who spoke with CNN....
2019-07-08 15:00

St. Louis, Philadelphia police involved in review of social media posts Police departments in Philadelphia and St. Louis are investigating more than 100 officers over complaints about social media posts that critics say is insensitive at best, and bigoted at worst....
2019-06-20 21:17

Assam BJP's Social Media Member Arrested For Provocative Posts: 10 Points A member of the ruling BJP's social media cell in Assam was arrested yesterday for allegedly provocative posts on Facebook. Nitu Bora, who was released on bail today, is also accused of making......
2019-06-14 08:17

Utah judge suspended for criticizing Trump on social media and in court _____ A Utah judge has been suspended for six months without pay after he made a series of critical statements about President Donald Trump online and in his courtroom over the past few years. The Utah Supreme Court filed its court ruling this past w...
2019-05-26 20:34

Social media star Christian Aaron charged with identity theft A young social media influencer is accused of stealing a Long Island woman’s identity to open up American Express credit cards, which he used to buy $19,000 worth of Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana bags and a trip to Hawaii, prosecutors said Friday....
2019-06-22 00:17

Pope Francis decries social media, propaganda during Pentecost Mass VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has lamented what he calls today’s “culture of insults” in the world. In his homily during Pentecost Mass Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, Francis also decried that “the more we use social media,...
2019-06-09 13:00

G-20 Tells Social-Media Operators to Step Up Efforts Against Terrorist Content The U.S. joined other major nations in calling for social-media companies to crack down on violent terrorist content online, an apparent easing of Washington’s concerns about internet censorship....
2019-07-02 12:34

How a #10YearChallenge tweet highlights Iran’s paradoxical relationship with social media The 10-Year Challenge was the year’s first big internet fad. You remember? When people posted pictures of themselves from 2009 and 2019 in order to… well, actually, that was it. Depending on who you talk to, it was either a benign trend for people to...
2019-06-05 23:17

Don't Miss: social media violence, lowdown on AI, scary black holes Watch a town descend into chaos after a social media hack, learn how much we really know about AI, explore science-art links – and peer inside black holes...
2019-05-21 21:00

Scientists call on social media companies to provide better vaccine information The Salzburg Statement on Vaccination Acceptance, published Tuesday in the Journal of Health Communication, has called on companies like Google and Facebook to better identify misinformation related to vaccine safety....
2019-07-02 17:17

US SEC Sues Social Media Firm Kik for 'Illegal' Initial Coin Offering US Securities and Exchange Commission sued Kik on Tuesday, alleging it conducted an illegal $100 million securities offering of digital tokens in 2017....
2019-06-05 18:17

Wikipedia co-founder calls for social media strike over privacy issues “Humanity has been contemptuously used by vast digital empires.” Thus begins Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger’s “Declaration of Digital Independence,” a new manifesto of sorts advocating for the decentralization of R...
2019-07-02 22:17

Social media users help cops bust alleged turtle killer Justice came slow and steady for this alleged turtle killer. Devin Antoine Simpson, 20, was busted by cops in North Carolina for kicking to death the helpless pet — after outraged social media users saw a video of the attack online, authorities...
2019-06-05 04:00

U.S. SEC sues social media firm Kik for 'illegal' initial coin offering The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued social media company Kik Interactive Inc on Tuesday, alleging it conducted an illegal $100 million securities offering of digital tokens in 2017....
2019-06-05 01:17

Trump’s Social Media Summit nearly descends into brawl in Rose Garden It was a fracas at the White House! President Trump’s Social Media Summit on Thursday almost descended into a brawl when Sebastian Gorka got into a brief shouting match with a White House reporter in the Rose Garden. Gorka, a former adviser to ...
2019-07-12 02:17

New York man hounded on social media says he didn’t order hit on David Ortiz A Dominican man in New York says he’s being wrongly accused on social media of ordering the shooting of former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz — and now he fears for his own life, according to new reports. Joel Galván’s photo has been circula...
2019-06-12 22:51

‘He’s not controversial, he’s truthful’: Trump praises far-right voices at ‘social media summit’ President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views....
2019-07-12 18:51

UK university will study students' social media data to prevent suicide A university in the UK is planning to use data analytics to help prevent student suicide. Northumbria University, and a handful of partner organizations, will collect data from students' social media accounts to create an "Early Alert Tool." If ...
2019-06-06 10:00

Read This: An illuminating visit to the social media graveyards of canceled TV shows Usually, when a TV series is cancelled, its social media accounts die right along with it. That’s not always the case, though, as is evidence by the official The King Of Queens Twitter account rearing its head last month to comment on Game Of Thrones...
2019-06-28 20:00

Alabama mayor apologizes for homophobic comments in social media post The mayor of a small Alabama town is being asked to resign by city council members following inflammatory remarks he made on his Facebook page that he has since apologized for....
2019-06-08 11:17

Robert Kraft: Social media helping stoke anti-Semitism Robert Kraft has warned that failure to tackle anti-Semitism will open the door for other forms of racism and discrimination to flourish with the help of social media....
2019-05-21 15:17

World’s first 360-degree infinity pool confuses social media: ‘Where are the stairs?’ The world’s first 360-degree infinity pool is could begin construction in London as soon as 2020, according to British pool design company Compass Pools. However, people are confused about how swimmers will get in it....
2019-06-08 03:51

Pupdate: Dog-centered social media accounts are taking the internet by storm The latest internet trend has dog-centric social media accounts talking to followers from the dog's perspective from every social media platform.       ...
2019-06-10 17:51

Parties Face ‘Crackup’ as Outsiders Wield Social Media Against the Establishment In the same week that Ross Perot died, the aftershocks of his assault on the two-party system could be seen in internal quarrels involving President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi....
2019-07-13 23:34

Peddlers of Medical Misinformation Are Using Social Media 'Censorship' as a Selling Point No one has ever accused Mike Adams, the self-proclaimed Health Ranger, of being an understated guy, but recent events have taken him to new, shouty heights. After Adams’ website, Natural News, had its page suspended by Facebook in June for violating ...
2019-07-12 23:51

Selena Gomez Reveals How Social Media Made Her Feel Depressed Selena Gomez has 152 million followers on Instagram and was even the most followed person on the platform at a point in time. However, the 26-year-old singer is sharing less these......
2019-06-12 20:17

I used to sneer at pictures of cats on social media but I’ve moved on | Coco Khan I waste hours looking at pets online and thought I’d learned to be tolerant of other people’s posting foiblesIt has been a while since my Auntie B has taken an interest in me – a pleasant consequence of exhausting the full spectrum of her disappointm...
2019-07-12 20:00

Trump's Social Media Summit Was a Brain-Melting Horror Show Wormed-brained attendees at Donald Trump’s Social Media Summit were treated to nearly an hour of him complaining about not getting enough engagement on his tweets, slamming the media for reporting on his spelling and grammar errors, and a flurry of o...
2019-07-12 01:34

Adidas social media campaign backfires after racist and offensive tweets Adidas newest social media campaign was met with widespread backlash after the sports brand accidentally tweeted racist and offensive phrases and slogans....
2019-07-03 08:17

‘We will not let them get away with it’: Trump threatens social media ahead of White House summit President Trump plans to gather Republican lawmakers, political strategists and online provocateurs for a "social media summit" at the White House on Thursday, rallying his allies and escalating his attacks on Facebook, Google and Twitter ahead of th...
2019-07-11 17:17

LA ice cream truck owner doesn’t care for social media influencers No amount of influence can buy you even an ice cream cone at this Los Angeles hot spot. The owner of popular City of Angels ice cream truck CVT Soft Serve got so fed up by so-called “influencers” asking for free treats in exchange for Ins...
2019-07-04 09:01

Trump hosts right-wing social media summit at White House Right-wing media personalities will be at the White House on Thursday for a social media summit hosted by President Donald Trump to tackle perceived anti-conservative bias on online platforms....
2019-07-11 16:51

White House hosts social media summit with conservative firebrands The White House has invited well-known conservative social media figures, including some controversial voices, to meet with President Trump on Thursday for what’s being billed as a “social media summit” to discuss anti-conservative bias by big tech c...
2019-07-11 20:17

Fortnite's Creator Just Gave Us a Good Reason to Take It Seriously as a Social Media Company Even if the days of your youth are long past, chances are you know Fortnite and that flossing dance are popular with the kids. Building on that success, Epic Games—the company behind Fortnite and creator of Unreal Engine—just acquired Houseparty, a s...
2019-06-12 21:17

Mexican Officials Have Taken to Social Media to Ease Tensions With the U.S. Over Immigration and Trade (MEXICO CITY) — Mexican officials have copied a page from President Donald Trump’s playbook in recent days, taking to Twitter to communicate that they are working flat-out to de-escalate tensions over immigration and avoid punitive tariff...
2019-06-03 13:34

Nepal Objects To US Envoy's Move To Engage With People On Social Media The Nepal government today took strong exception to the US envoy's move to engage with Nepali people on a weekly basis through social media, saying it would only invite unnecessary controversy,......
2019-05-23 11:17

Tornado in Jefferson City: Residents take to social media after powerful storm After a tornado ripped through Jefferson City, Mo. early Thursday morning, residents have flooded social media with images and video showing the wrath of the storm....
2019-05-23 13:34

Trump meets conservatives at 'free speech' social media summit President Donald Trump met with prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum where he is set to reiterate frustrations with big tech firms for allegedly suppressing conservative voices....
2019-07-11 23:00

‘Way ahead of the field’: inside Trump's unprecedented social media campaign Donald Trump spent more than $11.1m on Facebook and Google ads alone more than 500 days before the electionIt was the end of a tumultuous month for the Trump White House. A redacted version of the Mueller report had been released to the public. Democ...
2019-07-03 16:17

Trump’s hairstyle at church service prompts speculation on social media Speculation abounded Sunday after President Trump was photographed with what appeared to be a new hairstyle during a surprise visit Sunday to a Virginia church. ...
2019-06-03 09:17

Navy wants 350 billion social media posts for epic research project The U.S. Navy wants to amass 350 billion social media posts for a massive data archive that will provide new insight into how people communicate online....
2019-05-31 02:51

Social media helping stoke anti-Semitism, says Patriots owner Robert Kraft has warned that failure to tackle anti-Semitism will open the door for other forms of racism and discrimination to flourish with the help of social media....
2019-05-22 00:51

Netflix testing social media-style news feed called Extras Netflix is trialling a news feed feature as part of its mobile app, with selected users being chosen as part of the streaming platform's tests. Called Extras, the feed allows users to view trailers, photos, and news from upcoming and existi...
2019-06-07 11:51

BJP Social Media Cell Member Arrested For Post On Assam Chief Minister Assam police arrested a member of the ruling BJP's social media team on Thursday for allegedly making communal remarks and insulting Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal through posts on private social......
2019-06-14 08:17

The Kardashian-Jenners’ social media accounts, once an asset to their show, have finally eclipsed it "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" aired part of the Khloé Kardashian/Jordyn Woods/Tristan Thompson drama, but we’ve already gotten a comprehensive look at both sides of the story....
2019-06-28 00:51

Vulgar Videos Made on Chinese Social Media Apps Now Infiltrate WhatsApp The titillating videos made on Chinese social media apps have now found a bigger mobile-based messaging medium to corrupt young minds: Facebook-owned WhatsApp....
2019-07-01 08:17

Minister Pratap Sarangi, Social Media Hero, Says Criminal Cases "False" Pratap Sarangi, the lawmaker from Odisha's Balasore who was sworn in to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new council of ministers on Thursday, has found instant stardom on social media for his austere......
2019-05-31 14:51

Neymar speaks with cops about posting photos of rape accuser on social media Brazilian soccer star Neymar spoke with cops for nearly two hours Thursday evening about his posting images and messages of his rape accuser on social media without her permission — a possible violation of her online privacy. The Paris Saint-Ge...
2019-06-07 07:34

Facebook and Twitter have not been invited to White House social media summit, sources say The White House has not extended invitations to Facebook and Twitter to attend its social media summit on Thursday, people familiar with the matter said....
2019-07-08 03:17

Jussie Smollett Celebrates Pride in First Social Media Post Since Alleged Attack Jussie Smollett has made his return to social media. On Monday morning, the Empire star took to Instagram where he shared a memorable clip from this weekend's 2019 Tony......
2019-06-10 22:00

Social media is not a source of peril, Sen. Josh Hawley, it's a powerful tool Social media platforms help us connect with family and friends, find help and do our jobs. Sen. Hawley uses them so his comments ares hypocritical.       ...
2019-06-13 18:17

Adidas social media campaign for new Arsenal jersey hijacked by Twitter trolls Adidas kicked off a humiliating social media campaign to promote its new jersey for a British soccer team – by inadvertently tweeting out images of the shirt bearing anti-Semitic and racist messages. The German sportswear goliath launched its #DareTo...
2019-07-03 00:51

Trump slams 'washed-up psycho' Bette Midler as the two clash via social media Actress Bette Midler gave a half-baked apology for circulating a fake quote on Sunday that she alleged President Trump gave to People Magazine in 1998 about a potential presidential run. ...
2019-06-05 05:51

With Social Media Campaign, Women In Japan Fight "Heels At Work" Rule A group of Japanese women Monday submitted a petition to the government to protest what they say is a de-facto requirement for female staff to wear high heels at work....
2019-06-03 16:34

Adidas' social media campaign backfires, sending out anti-Semitic tweets A social media campaign celebrating Adidas' new gear for the Arsenal soccer team in London went awry Monday, with the retailer sending out anti-Semitic tweets....
2019-07-02 18:34

Maria Folau: Netball star will not be punished for social media support of husband Netball star Maria Folau will not be punished for social media support for sacked rugby player husband Israel Folau, who claimed "hell awaits" gay people....
2019-06-23 08:34

In Troubling Experiment, UK University To Monitor Students' Social Media To Prevent Suicide A university in the UK announced that it will surveil student social media posts, among other data, to try and determine whether they are suicidal. The project is part of a pilot program and will reportedly be deployed across all British institutions...
2019-06-05 20:17

The key to stopping social media censorship is not to smash tech companies, but to amend Section 230 With Democrats and Republicans alike eager to flex government power over private social media companies, one option remains most appealing to limited government conservatives. Section 230 of the the Communications Decency Act protects "providers" of ...
2019-06-06 00:17

Police probe as soccer star Neymar uses social media against rape claim Soccer star Neymar has responded to a woman’s allegation he raped her in Paris by issuing social media posts.        ...
2019-06-03 13:17

72 Philadelphia police officers taken off streets over alleged racist social media posts Philadelphia has placed 72 of its police officers on administrative duty pending an investigation into alleged bigoted social media posts. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has the story.        ...
2019-06-21 03:01

Leeds’ tawdry Twitter beef with Derby is actually social media done right | Paul MacInnes It may look petty but this online antagonism shows how football clubs have become relatively savvy online operators after their faltering first steps a decade agoIf you, like many people right now, are yearning for common courtesy, a sense of civilit...
2019-05-28 19:51

Russians ‘spread fake plot to assassinate Boris Johnson’ on social media Suspected spy operation was designed to provoke tension in the west, says new studySuspected Russian spies floated a series of fake stories on social media including a claim that Remainers were planning to kill Boris Johnson and that the novichok use...
2019-06-23 02:34

Jordan Peterson announces new social media platform amid Pinterest controversy Jordan Peterson recently announced he will be launching a social media website alongside Dave Rubin and other key figures. Peterson says the site will have strong free speech policies, and the announcement is quite timely in light of the new Pinteres...
2019-06-14 06:01

Josh Hawley’s Section 230 amendment would only make social media censorship worse Earlier this month, freshman Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., introduced legislation that would undermine the internet as we know it. Hawley’s “Ending Support for the Internet Censorship Act” would revise Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996...
2019-06-29 17:34

White House Disinvites Pro-Trump Cartoonist From Social Media Summit, Maybe for Being a Bit Too Racist Tomorrow, the Trump administration is hosting its first “Social Media Summit,” which is exactly what it sounds like: a far-right shitpost convention....
2019-07-10 23:51

Trump is hosting a social media summit, but Facebook and Twitter aren’t invited Trump lashed out in a Twitter post before the event on Thursday at some social media companies and traditional news firms, saying, "The Fake News is not as important, or as powerful, as Social Media" and criticizing what he said was unfairness by som...
2019-07-11 19:00

CBOE to Develop Series of Social Media-Based Strategy Benchmark Indexes CHICAGO, IL – June 14, 2016 – Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) announced today that it has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Social Market Analytics (SMA) to develop a series of sentiment-based strategy benchmark index...
2019-05-23 03:51

Trump slams tech firms at 'free speech' social media summit US President Trump has blamed big tech firms for gagging conservative voices at a summit of far-right online figures. At the same time, he applauded internet provocateurs for their "bad" social media behavior....
2019-07-12 10:34

UPDATE 1-Indonesia lifts social media curbs targeting hoaxes during unrest Indonesia on Saturday lifted temporary social media restrictions that were imposed to stop online hoaxes during violence around the announcement of official election results....
2019-05-25 14:17

CBOE Launches First in Series of Social Media-Based Strategy Benchmark Indexes CHICAGO, IL -- August 15, 2016 -- Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) announced today that it has launched the CBOE-SMA Large Cap Index (SMLC Index), the first of a series of sentiment-based strategy benchmark indexes that measure short-term mark...
2019-05-23 03:51

Trump invites conservative social media personalities to White House summit President Trump on Thursday will hold a “Social Media Summit” at the White House, where he will meet prominent online personalities and vent his frustrations with big-tech companies allegedly squelching conservative voices, according to reports. “The...
2019-07-11 16:51

Indonesia lifts social media curbs targeting hoaxes during recent unrest Indonesia on Saturday lifted temporary restrictions on some social media functions aimed at stopping online hoaxes during recent violence linked to the announcement of official election results, a communications ministry official said....
2019-05-25 10:51

CBOE Launches Second In Series of Social Media-Based Strategy Benchmark Indexes CHICAGO, IL – January 13, 2017 – Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) announced today that it has launched the CBOE-SMA Large-Cap Weekly Index (SMLCWSM Index), the second in a series of sentiment-based strategy benchmark indexes design...
2019-05-22 02:51

Family feuds and social media spats: Hong Kong's generational divide Young people in Hong Kong today feel priced out of the city. Their parents' generation grew up in a relative land of opportunity. That goes a long way to explaining the political divide....
2019-07-10 14:34

Faked Pelosi videos, slowed to make her appear drunk, spread across social media Distorted videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, altered to make her sound as if she’s drunkenly slurring her words, are spreading rapidly across social media as Congress and the White House battle over efforts to gain access to Trump's financial reco...
2019-05-24 00:34

White House Hosts Social Media Summit for Pro-Trump Digital Warriors Conservative fringe figures will get their moment with President Trump during a “social media summit,” where they will share stories of what they call discrimination and suppression on the internet....
2019-07-11 20:34

Trump invites far-right internet figures to discuss bias at ‘social media summit’ Attending Thursday’s event will be Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, and activists Bill Mitchell and Charlie Kirk, but no social mediaThe White House has invited a number of social media pundits and Republican lawmakers to discuss “opportunities...
2019-07-11 13:17

Chick-fil-A’s AI can spot signs of foodborne illness from social media posts with 78% accuracy Chick-fil-A is using AI and machine learning to parse social media for incidents of foodborne illness at its more than 2,400 restaurants in the U.S.Read More...
2019-05-24 02:51

Big Advertisers and Social Media Form Alliance to Fight 'Unsafe' Content Online The companies said the effort, called the Global Alliance for Responsible Media and announced during the ad industry’s annual Cannes Lions festival, will develop specific steps to protect both people and brands from what marketers call “unsafe” conte...
2019-06-18 16:51

President Trump's Designated Protest Zones Are the Perfect Analogy for 'Censorship' on Social Media President Donald Trump has often complained that America’s largest social media companies, like Facebook and Twitter, are censoring conservative voices. But even if they were, the First Amendment doesn’t apply to social media companies, and a video f...
2019-06-20 17:51

UPDATE 2-Fake social media accounts spread pro-Iran messages during U.S. midterms: FireEye A network of fake social media accounts impersonated political candidates and journalists to spread messages in support of Iran and against U.S. President Donald Trump around the 2018 congressional elections, cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Tuesda...
2019-05-29 01:34

Trudeau warns social media regulation could be used to repress citizens, stifle free speech As momentum builds around the globe for regulating tech titans like Facebook and Google, Trudeau made it clear Wednesday that he sees government intervention as a last resort....
2019-05-30 04:34

Watch: Brazil soccer star Neymar says he is 'accused of rape' in social media video Brazilian soccer star Neymar Jr. posted a video over the weekend on social media, telling his fans that he has been "accused of rape" and denying the allegation....
2019-06-03 17:51

‘So Great Looking and Smart.’ President Trump Lashes Out on Twitter Ahead of Social Media ‘Summit’ (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at social media companies and the press ahead of his White House “Social Media Summit” gathering of mostly conservative groups. Trump tweeted Thursday morning against social media...
2019-07-11 16:34

Woman uses social media to find owner of wedding pictures found in thrift shop A woman who purchased a lunch bag from a California thrift shop made an unexpected discovery: a USB drive containing photos from a wedding nine years earlier....
2019-07-01 19:00

Trump invites conservative tech critics to White House for ‘social media summit’ Facebook, Google and Twitter have struggled to battle back allegations in Washington that they censor conservatives. A July 11 event could set the stage for even more scrutiny....
2019-07-02 22:34

Egyptian Soccer Player Kicked Off National Team After Getting Exposed As A Sex Pest On Social Media The Egyptian national soccer team, currently competing in the African Cup of Nations, announced today that they have booted midfielder Amr Warda out of their AFCON squad after several women revealed evidence of Warda being a DM-sliding, unsolicited d...
2019-06-27 19:17

Woman arrested for creating multiple fake social media accounts to harass victim A South Carolina woman was arrested Monday for sending someone hundreds of harassing messages online, police said. Columbia resident Kathryn Leigh Witt, 50, faces a charge of first-degree harassment, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED)...
2019-07-03 00:51

Twitter exec: ‘Jail,’ ‘impeachment’ for Trump, calls social media chief ‘racist d--k’ A senior Twitter manager who has called for jailing and impeaching President Trump and slammed the White House social media chief with four-letter slurs is raising concerns that the platform isn’t serious about policing hate posts....
2019-07-15 19:34

Proud Boys rally for free speech, protest bias in social media in Washington D.C. An extremist group with ties to white nationalism attracted about 250 supports to its Demand Free Speech rally Saturday in protest of anti-conservative bias on social media....
2019-07-06 22:34

White House Social Media Summit promises to be carnival of conservative bias victimhood The White House Social Media summit is shaping up to be a carnival of right-wing extremists and conspiracy-theorists who believe they are victims of bias.Read More...
2019-07-09 06:17

Nearly 2 dozen St. Louis officers flagged over alleged 'racially charged social media posts' The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office placed nearly two dozen city police officers on an exclusion list Tuesday after learning about recently revealed “racially-charged social media posts of current and retired city police.”...
2019-06-19 10:51

Fake News Spreads Unabated on Social Media After Polls, Claims Fact Checker Posts containing fake news continued to flourish on social media after the end of the Lok Sabha elections that saw the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) returning to power with a massive......
2019-05-27 08:00

Missouri mayor resigns, to leave state due to ongoing threats made on social media A Missouri mayor resigned Monday after only a year in the position and is poised to move his family out of state “in a matter of days” as a result of ongoing threats on social media.    ...
2019-06-27 19:17

Trump looks to rally controversial online allies at White House social media summit Some experts fear Trump's invite list might legitimize their online tactics -- posting incendiary, misleading tweets or videos -- entering the 2020 election campaign....
2019-07-10 02:51

Prosecutor refuses to work with St. Louis cops over alleged racist social media posts Nearly two dozen St. Louis police officers have been added to a list of officers banned from bringing cases to the city circuit attorney’s office — after a national research project accused them of making racist and anti-Muslim social media pos...
2019-06-19 16:34

On social media, calls for boycott of Home Depot because co-founder supports Donald Trump Shoppers have taken to Twitter and Facebook to call for a boycott of Home Depot after its co-founder says he will back Donald Trump's reelection bid.       ...
2019-07-09 00:51

Huawei executive becomes unlikely social media star as Chinese rally to tech giant’s defense Among Weibo’s trending topics Wednesday, alongside a South Korean pop idol and a difficult-to-summarize story involving two frogs, was John Suffolk, Huawei’s global cyber-security chief, who parried parliamentarians’ questions this week about whether...
2019-06-13 01:17

Area 51 expert on social media campaign to 'storm' top-secret site: Military won't let anyone get close An author and expert on Area 51 said the U.S. military will never let civilians anywhere near the mysterious Air Force-run site after the "Storm Area 51" movement went viral on Facebook. ...
2019-07-15 19:34

Elon Musk hires man behind 'absolute unit' sheep meme to run Tesla's social media Adam Koszary’s tweet of giant sheep went viral last yearMusk adopted image and description for his Twitter profileElon Musk has reportedly hired the man responsible for a viral tweet about a giant sheep to be Tesla’s social media manager. Related: Te...
2019-05-21 22:17

The Influencer Marketing Report: Research, strategy & platforms for leveraging social media influencers This is a preview of the Influencer Marketing (2018) research report from Business Insider Intelligence. To learn more about the top platforms, as well as strategies for social media influencer marketing, click here. Current subscribers can read the ...
2019-07-08 17:34

Britney Spears flaunts body in zebra bikini, hits back at social-media haters The 37-year-old star took to Instagram to broadcast a carefree image – and to send a message confirming that she's the one posting those videos.        ...
2019-05-29 18:34

Trump Invites Consortium of Conservative Internet Trolls to The White House for 'Social Media Summit' As a part of President Donald Trump’s latest crusade promoting his misleading and misguided theories that social media companies are discriminating against conservatives, the White House is hosting a “social media summit” that will assemble several c...
2019-07-03 00:51

Acting DHS chief launches probe into 'disturbing & inexcusable' Border Patrol social media posts Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Wednesday that he has launched an “immediate investigation” into what he called “disturbing & inexcusable” social media posts from Border Patrol agents that purportedly included graphic and vulg...
2019-07-03 17:34

Police Officers Get Exposed for Making Racist Social Media Posts, So Cities Decide to Investigate Police officers and departments across the nation have been accused of having implicit bias against and racist views about black people for a long time. The accusations are not new, but they are often refuted by those accused....
2019-06-05 20:00

Social media users call for Home Depot boycott because co-founder supports Donald Trump Social media users are calling for a boycott of Home Depot after the retailer's co-founder Bernie Marcus revealed he will support Trump's re-election.       ...
2019-07-10 01:00

Trump Voices Support for Social Media Legislation Conservatives Call a Free-Speech Killer “Senator [Hawley] thinks conservatives are too stupid to realize he’s trying to kill free speech online,” FreedomWorks, the conservative advocacy group, tweeted out last month. It wasn’t alone.Read more......
2019-07-12 23:51

Pampers to install 5,000 changing stations in men's rooms after viral social media post sparks outrage Pampers announced a new initiative this week that aims at installing 5,000 baby changing tables in men’s rooms across the country after a viral social media post last year sparked outrage among fathers....
2019-06-12 19:51

How Brexit party won Euro elections on social media – simple, negative messages to older voters Analysis highlights key to success of Farage party and identifies dozens of pro-Brexit bot accountsThe Brexit party used simple messaging, an active social media presence and a “overwhelmingly negative” attack to win the online battle before the Euro...
2019-06-30 06:00

Kliff Kingsbury monitored players via fake social media accounts during time at Texas Tech In 2016, Kliff Kingsbury admitted to monitoring his Texas Tech players via fake social media accounts, often using "cute girls" as avatars.       ...
2019-06-15 08:51

Alternate social media site rolls out new technique to squash extremist content without violating First Amendment As prominent social media platforms from Facebook to Twitter to YouTube wrestle with how to stop jihadists, neo-Nazis and other extremists from disseminating their dangerous content online – without infringing on one’s constitutional rights – a somew...
2019-07-11 01:51

CrossFit quits Facebook, Instagram, accuses social media giant of censorship, being 'utopian socialists' CrossFit, the branded workout regimen, accused Facebook of being “utopian socialists” and left the platform after the social network deleted a group dedicated to a diet....
2019-05-25 16:51

Trump Administration to Require Visa Applicants to List 'Social Media Identifiers,' Previous Phone Numbers According to CBS News, the State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for United States visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers, a vast expansion of immigrant and visitor screening under t...
2019-06-02 03:34

Fake social media accounts spread pro-Iran, anti-Trump messages during 2018 election: FireEye A network of fake social media accounts impersonated political candidates and journalists to spread messages in support of Iran and against U.S. President Donald Trump around the 2018 congressional elections, cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Tuesda...
2019-05-28 21:34

Facebook, Twitter and major social media sites blocked amid Liberian anti-corruption protest Telecommunications companies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Liberia have restricted Internet access in the country by blocking Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat amid anti-corruption protests by citizens. The move seems to...
2019-06-12 11:17

Montana hunters who illegally killed Yellowstone mountain lion left trail of photos on social media Three hunters in Montana who illegally killed a mountain lion in Yellowstone National Park last year were caught after authorities followed a trail of pictures the trio posted on social media, according to court documents....
2019-06-14 10:01

Celtics star Jayson Tatum chided on social media after his beloved Blues beat Bruins in Stanley Cup Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum celebrated the St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday on social media and immediately received criticism from fans....
2019-06-13 17:17

Nike faces backlash on social media after pulling US flag shoe design days before the Fourth of July Getty Images/Raymond Boyd Nike pulled a flag-themed shoe design after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he and others find the specific flag offensive, because of its association with the time of slavery in America, according to a new rep...
2019-07-02 13:00

A Change of Scenery, a Commitment to Service and a Social Media Cleanse: Inside Selena Gomez's Year of Rebuilding Selena Gomez needed a change. While she's been a bit omnipresent as of late, sitting down for a handful of interviews to promote her new movie The Dead Don't Die, out in theaters......
2019-06-14 22:51

President Trump Invited a Cartoonist Known for ‘Anti-Semitic’ Images to a White House Social Media Summit While Facebook and Twitter are reportedly still waiting for their invites, President Donald Trump has invited a cartoonist accused of creating “a blatantly anti-Semitic” illustration to a Social Media Summit at the White House. Artist Ben...
2019-07-08 00:51

AR IN SOCIAL MEDIA: How immersive experiences drive sales, improve customer engagement, and boost awareness (FB, SNAP) This is a preview of the AR in Social Media research report from Business Insider Intelligence. 14-Day Risk Free Trial: Get full access to this and all Apps & Platforms industry research reports. Augmented reality's (AR's) ability to link our digita...
2019-07-15 10:51

Nearly half of British teens exposed to harmful social media content - but two-thirds don't report it, study finds Nearly half of British teenagers have said they have been exposed to harmful content on social media, but two-thirds did not report it, a survey has found....
2019-06-14 13:34

Philadelphia police union calls commissioner ‘irresponsible’ amid investigation into alleged racist, anti-Muslim social media posts The head of Philadelphia's police union has accused the city’s police commissioner of being “premature and irresponsible” with comments about expecting officers to be fired over alleged racist and anti-Muslim social media posts....
2019-06-21 05:17

While Social Media Giants Struggle to Police Hate Speech and Divisive Rhetoric, This Knitting Site Just Banned Posts Supporting the Trump Administration Ravelry, a popular social network and online community for knitters and other needleworkers, has banned posts in support of President Donald Trump, saying his administration is “undeniably” supportive of white supremacy. The website publ...
2019-06-27 21:34

Trump hails social media, slams 'fake news' Donald Trump says social media allows messages to be sent directly to the people without going through the "fake news filter." The president says social media users challenge "media gatekeepers" to bring the truth to the American people." (July 11) ...
2019-07-12 06:51

Phoenix family knows there's more to Kevin Durant's social media presence than feuds with trolls It's easy to get the impression Kevin Durant is just a jerk who uses social media to argue. But his biggest fan, Jordan Pruneau, knows better.        ...
2019-05-26 22:00

Everything Social Media Giants Banned in 2019 (That They Should've Banned Ages Ago) One of the more frequent annoyances of our modern world is the endless defenses social media platforms make to sidestep their responsibilities to curb the myriad problems that arise solely because they exist. Every so often, one of them will pat them...
2019-07-11 02:00

Noa Pothoven death: Dutch rape victim dies after tragic social media post about being 'released because my suffering is unbearable' A 17-year-old from the Netherlands who wrote about her struggles after being raped has died following posting on social media that she needed to be released from her suffering....
2019-06-05 13:17

On YouTube or Instagram? Here's what it takes to make money as social media 'influencer' You could turn the time you spend on YouTube and Facebook into real money. ViralNation spells out how much you could make.       ...
2019-07-10 12:34

BBC bosses called on to issue apology after Imam Abdullah Patel who made 'disturbing' social media comments appeared on Tory leadership debate Tweets on women and Israel by imam who appeared on BBC debate exposed Imam Abdullah Patel suspended from school where he is named as deputy head He appeared on BBC Tory leaders' debate to ask candidates their view on Islamophobia...
2019-06-19 18:00

'Punch a guy so hard he poops himself': Police under fire for 'shameful' social media posts The Plain View Project shows police officers referring to minorities as animals and shared pictures that are anti-Islam.        ...
2019-06-06 00:51

Australian police can now snoop on public Wi-Fi users Connecting to public Wi-Fi always carries certain risks but users who access the internet at McDonald's and Westfield in Australia could be targeted for surveillance by police under the country's new encryption legislation.According to a br...
2019-05-28 23:17

Tom Daley's husband accuses British Swimming of 'corruption' and creating 'toxic environment' in social media rant The husband of Olympic gold medallist Tom Daley has accused British Swimming of corruption and creating a "toxic environment" for their family in a social media rant....
2019-05-21 16:51

Mom's viral post reminds us that social media isn't real: 'Mamas, don't compare yourself' Jen Flint wrote about a day at the pool where she saw a mom taking photos for social media and worried about mom's comparing themselves to perfection.        ...
2019-06-27 18:34

Snoop Dogg gets in on Lakers’ Kawhi Leonard wooing In case you didn’t already think Kawhi Leonard’s free agency had jumped the shark, we now have an original Snoop Dogg song to add to the prosecution’s evidence. Just after Canadian TV cameras followed a Maple Leaf Sports and Enterta...
2019-07-05 19:17

Spies with that? Police can snoop on McDonald's and Westfield wifi customers Exclusive: Documents reveal rushed encryption legislation allows police to compel wifi providers to turn over information about usersPeople accessing the internet at McDonald’s and Westfield in Australia could be targeted for surveillance by police u...
2019-05-28 09:34

Alcohol charity criticises Snoop Dogg for 'stigmatising' Gascoigne Snoop Dogg has been criticised by a leading alcohol awareness charity for posting pictures of himself and former footballer Paul Gascoigne on Instagram to illustrate the impact of alcohol on his appearance....
2019-06-28 22:51

Snoop Dogg, rain out, Red Sox’s pitching give peek into sports madness How about a change-up from a screwball? Not that you care, but it’s time I shared the method to my growing madness. I compile notes — accent on pile — that I hope are of interest. Then I sort through them and bang on a keyboard. Today, however, a bli...
2019-06-15 23:51

Snoop Dogg breaks Guinness World Record for largest gin and juice The 'Gin and Juice' rapper crafted the record-breaking cocktail at BottleRock Napa festival with the help of Warren G, chef Michael Voltaggio and Williams Sonoma.        ...
2019-05-31 13:51

Listen: Snoop Dogg tries luring Kawhi Leonard to Lakers with new song Free agent forward Kawhi Leonard has a new celebrity trying to woo the two-time NBA Finals MVP to play for the Los Angeles Lakers: rapper and Lakers fan Snoop Dogg....
2019-07-05 19:34

'Aladdin' social media reactions are positive: 'Enchanted' and 'surprisingly fun' Film critics are continuing to see Disney's live-action 'Aladdin' and giving predominantly positive social media feedback. Here's what they're saying.        ...
2019-05-22 21:51

Tech Giants Slam British Spy Agency Proposal to Snoop on Encrypted Chats Some of the biggest names in tech - Google, Apple, Microsoft and WhatsApp, among them - have joined human rights groups and security researchers in condemning a British intelligence proposal that......
2019-05-31 10:00

Snoop Dogg shares 'nasty' Gascoigne post to warn of alcohol abuse Snoop Dogg has been criticised for posting pictures of himself and former footballer Paul Gascoigne on Instagram to illustrate the negative effects of alcohol compared to cannabis....
2019-06-27 20:34

Snapchat Employees Allegedly Misused Internal Tools to Snoop on Users: Report Existing online today means giving over a wealth of data. The hope is that the companies safeguarding it are doing so securely, but thousands of people work for these companies, and all it takes is a few bad actors with the right access to peep at so...
2019-05-24 02:17

Gazza calls Snoop Dogg an ugly t*** in row over anti-alcohol abuse post Paul Gascoigne has described Snoop Dogg as an ugly t**t after the US rapper posted pictures showing what alcohol had allegedly done to the footballer's appearance....
2019-06-28 17:17

Ninja, DJ Marshmello, Snoop Dogg, sign on for new video game-music festival in Las Vegas The Metarama Gaming + Music Festival in Las Vegas Oct. 19-20 will feature top esports athletes, video game streamers and musicians including Shaq.       ...
2019-06-19 17:00

Liberal’s ‘social finance’ plan aims to find new ways to deliver social services It's uncharted water for both the government and the organizations it hopes will share hundreds of millions of dollars more, and the early part of the voyage has been rough....
2019-06-13 01:01

Global Media Forum 2019: Press freedom linked to media credibility With journalists and media organizations losing some of their credibility, authorities find it easier to curtail press freedom. Asian journalists explored ways to deal with the situation at DW's Global Media Forum....
2019-05-29 18:00

Sports Illustrated's Media Operations Pawned Off To Unproven Start-Up Helmed By Longtime Media Creeps Control of Sports Illustrated’s media operations has changed hands once again, just three weeks after the now former SI owner Meredith Corp sold the magazine’s name and licensing rights to Authentic Brands Group. Per a press release posted by Meredit...
2019-06-18 02:34

Global Media Forum 2019: Populists, media and power Who holds the power in politics and society? That is one of the questions to be discussed in depth by international participants at DW's Global Media Forum 2019....
2019-05-26 09:51

Snoop Dogg blasted over Gazza booze post: Rapper criticised for using image of Paul Gascoigne to 'compare effects of alcohol and cannabis abuse' Snoop Dogg has faced a social media backlash after he posted pictures of troubled England football legend Paul Gascoigne to illustrate the negative effects of "alcohol abuse"....
2019-06-27 19:51

Sport businesses become digital media companies in the digital media revolution Another post by my favorite sports influencer and thought leader, Stephen Bourke. He charts the present and the future of an industry that has enormous impact: sports....
2019-07-01 18:00

Authorities ID Alabama man carjacked, run over by officer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama have released the identity of a man who died after being assaulted during a carjacking and run over by an off-duty officer. Al.com reports Birmingham police say 40-year-old Jerand Deon Jackson was killed...
2019-06-20 14:51

Authorities Rescind All Invitations to the Cookout Citing rampant abuse and the increasing number of black barbecue-goers who mistakenly assumed that they were eating auntie-certified potato salad but somehow ended up with cubed cauliflower and sour cream in their mouths, America’s oldest and most re...
2019-07-03 19:51

DR authorities ID man they say paid Ortiz hitmen Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hitmen to try to kill David Ortiz, adding that they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the shooting of the famous slugger, who is recovering at a hospital in Boston...
2019-06-18 15:34

DR authorities: Ortiz not target in shooting The Dominican Republic's lead prosecutor says former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was not the target of a shooting in a nightclub in his hometown on June 9....
2019-06-20 00:34

Authorities identify five killed in wrong-way crash on I-40 PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say the five people killed in a wrong-way wreck on Interstate 40 in northwestern Arizona included two from a nearby Nevada town and three from New York City. Arizona Department of Public Safety identifies those killed in th...
2019-05-26 20:34

When in Rome, don't dress as a centurion, say city authorities Messy eating near monuments and singing on public transport are also banned by new rulesDressed as a gladiator, Remi Sanz, a visitor from Spain, was unaware that his outfit might land him in trouble as he hung around Rome’s famous Trevi Fountain on F...
2019-06-07 17:51

ICC prosecutor: Sudan authorities should hand over ex-leader The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court urged Sudan's transitional authorities on Wednesday to hand over or prosecute ousted President Omar al-Bashir and four others for alleged war crimes in Darfur....
2019-06-19 23:51

Body of former Mouseketeer identified by Oregon authorities Authorities announced Thursday that the body found at the Oregon home of former Mouseketeer Dennis Day two months ago was the ex-child star, ending an unusual missing person case that started nearly a year ago....
2019-06-07 21:17

Mexican authorities search for ex-CEO of state oil company MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have issued an arrest warrant for the former director of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos, who is wanted for alleged corruption. Attorney General Alejandro Gertz told Mexican broadcaster Televisa on Wednesday ...
2019-05-29 17:51

At least 9 killed after aircraft crashes in Hawaii, authorities say The Hawaii Department of Transportation says nine were aboard the aircraft when it went down near Dillingham Airfield in the northwest corner of Oahu.        ...
2019-06-22 08:17

Authorities raid 247 homes in Colorado pot bust Authorities say they broke up hundreds of black market marijuana growing operations in Colorado that flouted the state's cannabis law by raising tens of thousands of plants in Denver-area homes. (May 24)        ...
2019-05-25 03:34

Taxi slams into scaffolding in Midtown: authorities A yellow taxi crashed into scaffolding near a Midtown intersection during Wednesday morning rush hour, authorities said. The minivan careened into the scaffolding near West 43rd Street and Fifth Avenue when the taxi driver suffered an unspecified med...
2019-07-03 22:51

Pakistan authorities say 3 Taliban killed in shootout MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan say counterterrorism forces have raided a Taliban hideout, triggering a shootout that killed three insurgents in the eastern city of Gujrat. The provincial Counter-Terrorism Department says in a stateme...
2019-07-01 09:17

Tennessee Authorities: US Marshals shot and killed man A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman says US Marshals shot and killed a man who had multiple felony warrants, rammed police cars with his vehicle and had a weapon. An angry crowd threw rocks at police, hurting 25 officers. (June 13))  ...
2019-06-13 15:34

Authorities say 9 killed after aircraft crashes in Hawaii HONOLULU (AP) — Nine people on board a twin engine aircraft died Friday night in a crash on Oahu’s North Shore, officials said. There were no survivors in the crash of the King Air plane, Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakaha...
2019-06-22 08:34

Lebanese authorities to investigate deadly shooting BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s top defense council has ordered an investigation into a deadly shooting that left two people dead and others wounded. The Higher Defense Council held a meeting Monday attended by the president, prime minister, Cabinet mi...
2019-07-01 17:34

42 Inmates Were Killed Across Three Brazil Prisons, Authorities Say (RIO DE JANEIRO) — Forty-two inmates were killed at three different prisons in the capital of Brazil’s northern Amazonas state Monday, authorities reported, a day after 15 died during fighting among prisoners at a fourth prison in the sam...
2019-05-28 10:00

Indian authorities say no survivors of air force plane crash NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities say there are no survivors from an AN-32 transport plane that crashed in a mountainous area near the border with China earlier this month. The Indian Air Force tweeted Thursday that rescuers reached the crash site ...
2019-06-13 12:34

Authorities: Alabama man fed meth to caged ‘attack squirrel’ ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Alabama investigators say a man kept a caged “attack squirrel” in his apartment and fed it methamphetamine to ensure it stayed aggressive. The News Courier reports authorities are seeking 35-year-old Mickey Paulk on mu...
2019-06-18 18:00

Authorities say a man crashed while flying a jetpack type of device. Authorities say a man crashed while flying a jetpack type of device. It happened this morning in the Salt River Recreation Area. First responders say he was alert and conscious when they found him. It is unclear what kind of device he was flying. The...
2019-06-06 13:51

Authorities: Woman who left newborn in woods in '93 charged Authorities in Ohio say a woman who put her newborn baby boy in a garbage bag and left him in a wooded area in 1993 has been charged with aggravated murder after detectives tracked her down using familial DNA....
2019-06-07 00:00

Mexican authorities send more migrants to detention center ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in southern Mexico have sent about 100 more migrants to a detention center amid the government’s push to deter Central Americans and others from crossing the country to reach the United States. Civil rights ac...
2019-06-24 00:17

Dominican authorities bust three more in David Ortiz shooting Authorities in the Dominican Republic now have nine suspects connected to the shooting of Red Sox slugger David Ortiz in custody, including a woman, it was revealed Thursday. Among the suspects were six who were arrested on Wednesday — including the ...
2019-06-14 10:34

Thai authorities urged to investigate attacks on activists Rights groups are urging Thai authorities to investigate attacks against pro-democracy activists after one was beaten and left unconscious on a sidewalk last week...
2019-07-03 11:00

Dominican authorities say tourist died of heart attack SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic say the deaths of a Pennsylvania psychotherapist and an American couple five days later at the same resort appear to be unrelated incidents. Tourism Minister Francisco Jav...
2019-06-07 00:00

Authorities: Woman Who Left Newborn In Woods In ’93 Charged CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say a woman who put her newborn baby boy in a garbage bag and left him in a wooded area in 1993 has been charged with aggravated murder after detectives tracked her down using familial DNA. Geauga County Sheri...
2019-06-07 00:00

The Latest: Health authorities threaten US Steel shutdown The Latest on a fire at U.S. Steel coke plant (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Health authorities are threatening to shut down U.S. Steel's suburban Pittsburgh coke plant unless it comes into compliance with air emissions standards....
2019-06-18 06:17

Authorities: cocaine seized from Port of Savannah container SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve seized more than 21 kilograms (47 pounds) of cocaine and arrested two people during a warehouse raid in Georgia. U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine said in a news release Tuesday that federal and ...
2019-06-12 01:51

Chinese authorities to file case for FedEx investigation Bejing authorities have moved to file a case to probe FedEx over allegedly violating Chinese clients rights, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported Saturday....
2019-06-02 00:51

Authorities: Theft ring stole $4 million in used cooking oil A band of 21 conspirators stole $3.9 million worth of used of cooking oil, known as "yellow grease," from restaurants in three states and transported it across the country, according to a federal indictment unsealed in North Carolina on Thursday. ...
2019-06-22 05:17

Authorities identify 3 bodies linked to suspected killer For more than 30 years, four suspected victims of serial killer Terry Peder Rasmussen remained unidentified — only decomposed bodies found in two barrels....
2019-06-07 04:51

Authorities identify victims of Ford dealership shooting Morgan Hill police identified 59-year-old Brian Light and 38-year-old Xavier Souto as those killed, calling Light's actions "nothing short of heroic."...
2019-06-27 18:51

David Ortiz Shooting: Five Suspects Detained, Authorities Say A man suspected of shooting Ortiz was among the five detained, and the authorities said the coordinator of the attack had been offered about $7,800 to carry it out....
2019-06-12 23:34

Authorities remove 178 cats from suburban Detroit home WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say animal control officers have removed 178 cats from a suburban Detroit home where the animals were found living in what was described as deplorable conditions. The Oakland County Animal Shelter & ...
2019-05-21 16:17

Black man killed in Memphis was a suspect in shooting: authorities A young black man shot dead by federal agents as they sought to arrest him in Memphis, triggering overnight clashes between police and protesters, was wanted as a suspect in the shooting of a man in Mississippi earlier this month, authorities said on...
2019-06-14 02:00

Authorities: Man upset about vaping cracked brother’s skull LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a man struck his 15-year-old brother in the head in northwestern Indiana because he was upset about the teen vaping indoors, causing a skull fracture that led to his death. The (Northwest Indiana) ...
2019-06-21 16:51

Louisiana Man Killed 3 ‘Random Victims’ in Two Days, Authorities Say The man, Sean Barrette, 22, faces murder charges after three men were shot and killed in vehicles in Metairie, outside of New Orleans. He’s also a suspect in a killing in the city....
2019-06-20 21:17

Japan authorities identify Kawasaki stabbings attacker Japanese authorities have named 51-year-old Ryuichi Iwasaki as the attacker who stabbed two people to death in a rare act of public violence in Japan on Tuesday....
2019-05-29 20:17

Pack of dogs may have fatally mauled Florida man, authorities say Authorities said Friday that a pack of dogs may have attacked and killed a Florida man whose body was riddled with more than 100 bites. The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office said the body of Melvin Olds Jr., 45, was discovered Thursday near Lak...
2019-07-07 00:00

Authorities: 4 dead after rural southwestern Indiana crash ELNORA, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say two children and two adults have died following a crash in rural southwestern Indiana. The Daviess County sheriff’s office says in a statement that a vehicle was heading southbound about 6:30 p.m. Thursday at...
2019-06-28 17:34

Brazil authorities transfer inmates after rioting kills 55 Brazilian security officials said Tuesday nine inmates blamed for killing sprees in several prisons will be transferred to stricter federal facilities, after two days of unrest left 55 prisoners dead and authorities rushing to prevent the violence fr...
2019-05-29 01:17

MLB notebook: Authorities say Ortiz wasn't targeted in shooting The orchestrated attack that resulted in David Ortiz getting shot at a nightclub earlier this month was not meant to target the former Boston Red Sox star, Dominican Republic authorities said Wednesday....
2019-06-20 08:34

Authorities: Man offered money to 'rape and murder' Alaskan Authorities charge that an Indiana man implicated in the murder of an Alaska teenager had promised millions of dollars to the teens who killed her in exchange for images of the killing, the Anchorage Daily News reports ....
2019-06-16 05:00

North Carolina authorities: Kittens being thrown off highway NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say people have been throwing kittens off of two state highways, and some into the Neuse River below. News outlets report the Craven County Sheriff’s office says they’ve received “mul...
2019-06-19 15:51

Authorities: Man offered money to ‘rape and murder’ Alaskan ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities charge that an Indiana man implicated in the murder of an Alaska teenager had promised millions of dollars to the teens who killed her in exchange for images of the killing, the Anchorage Daily News reports . The ...
2019-06-16 09:34

Man who paid for hit on David Ortiz reportedly identified by Dominican authorities The man was said in court documents to be a fugitive who used a go-between to pay approximately $7,800 for the shooting of Ortiz, who was injured in the attack....
2019-06-18 08:17

Indian authorities recover bodies of seven climbers from mountain, one still missing Police on Sunday retrieved the bodies of seven climbers killed in an avalanche near India's second-highest mountain late last month and are still looking for an eighth, officials said on Sunday....
2019-06-23 22:51

Authorities say 10 motorcycles involved in deadly collision, ask public for information LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say 10 motorcycles involved in deadly collision, ask public for information. The post Authorities say 10 motorcycles involved in deadly collision, ask public for information appeared first on LEX18.com....
2019-06-23 00:51

Chennai in crisis as authorities blamed for dire water shortage Four reservoirs supplying India’s sixth largest city dry up as state accused of inactionAuthorities in Chennai have been criticised for failing to deal with a crippling water shortage that has brought the Indian city to crisis point, leaving taps dry...
2019-06-19 13:17

Authorities investigate alleged animal abuse at famous farm Undercover video released by an animal rights group shows workers kicking and throwing young calves at an Indiana dairy farm that's a popular destination for school field trips....
2019-06-06 02:51

German authorities rejected almost all 2019 church asylum cases The federal office for migration and refugees (BAMF) turned down most of the church asylum cases in the first four months of 2019, according to media reports. Humanitarian groups have criticized the rejections as harsh....
2019-06-08 15:34

Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes growing black market pot DENVER (AP) — Authorities say they broke up hundreds of black market marijuana growing operations in Colorado that flouted the state’s cannabis law by raising tens of thousands of plants in Denver-area homes. State and federal prosecutors said ...
2019-05-24 23:17

Authorities meet to discuss cartel violence along southern border TUCSON- Local and state authorities are working together to address the increase of deaths on the doorstep of the southern border due to cartel violence. Cartel members are now seeking asylum in Douglas and Naco, Arizona for what they say is a credib...
2019-06-19 04:17

Authorities ID Nevada man found dead under vehicle after California quakes Authorities in Nevada have identified a man who was found dead this week under a vehicle that may have collapsed on him during strong earthquakes in Southern California....
2019-07-12 06:17

Migrants stranded in boat off Tunisia as authorities say centers overcrowded A rescue boat carrying around 75 migrants, most of them from Bangladesh, has been stuck off Tunisia for 12 days after authorities refused to let them disembark, the Red Crescent said on Tuesday....
2019-06-11 21:17

Authorities search for suspect in cold case murder of Ajo mother AJO, Ariz. – In 2003, Alejandra Molina was brutally murdered in her mother’s home. Authorities say they know who the killer is, but do not know his whereabouts. Detectives believe Manuel Lozano, 58, is responsible for killing the mother o...
2019-05-30 01:00

Hong Kong authorities shut government offices due to protests Hong Kong authorities were shutting government offices in the city's financial district for the rest of the week after a day of violence over an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial....
2019-06-13 07:51

Masai Ujiri Could Be Charged in Altercation After Raptors’ Title Win, Authorities Say The head of the Toronto Raptors’ front office was involved in an altercation with a sheriff’s deputy shortly after his team won the N.B.A. championship, the authorities said....
2019-06-15 00:34

Man sexually assaulted crying teen on international flight: authorities A Massachusetts man has been indicted on a federal criminal charge for allegedly sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman sitting next to him and crying on a United flight from Japan to the US, according to a report. George Seryogin was accused of gro...
2019-05-21 19:34

At Least 30 Dead, 200 Missing After Boat Sinks in Western Congo, Authorities Say (KINSHASA, Congo) — Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 people are dead and another 200 are missing after a boat sank on a lake. Simon Mboo Wemba, the mayor of Inongo, told The Associated Press on Sunday night that many of those aboard...
2019-05-26 23:34

U.S. authorities seize more than $1B worth of cocaine from ship at Philadelphia port U.S. authorities have seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history....
2019-06-19 00:51

Authorities continue search for missing 5-year-old Utah girl LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Federal and county authorities continue to search for a missing 5-year-old girl in the northern Utah town of Logan. Police were serving additional search warrants Sunday and asking residents to check home video surveillance footage...
2019-05-26 21:17

Authorities raid Long Island marijuana grow houses Federal and local authorities raided two marijuana grow houses on Long Island Wednesday as part of an ongoing operation in the area, a law enforcement source told The Post. Officials with ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations, the NYPD and Suffolk C...
2019-06-05 22:51

Nevada authorities investigate what may be first death related to California earthquakes Authorities in Nevada are investigating a man's death which may be the first attributed to the earthquakes that hit Southern California last week.        ...
2019-07-10 18:00

Nepal Authorities Clear 11 Tonnes Of Trash From Mount Everest The Nepalese government on Monday concluded its clean-up drive of the Mount Everest and said it had collected nearly 11 tonnes of trash that had piled up on the peak for decades....
2019-05-27 17:17

Flood victims in Siberia complain authorities failed to warn them Russian residents of the Siberian region of Irkutsk devastated by a fatal flood have accused the authorities of failing to give them adequate warning that could have helped save lives and avert damage....
2019-07-02 18:17

Here's why authorities say David Ortiz was mistakenly attacked in the Dominican Republic The shooting of baseball legend David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic left fans wondering why would anyone try to kill Big Papi. Turns out, according to prosecutors, he wasn't the intended target....
2019-06-20 07:34

Texas Authorities Deny Withholding Sandra Bland Video The Texas Department of Public Safety is denying the office withheld a cellphone video of the killing of Sandra Bland during a 2015 traffic stop....
2019-05-26 08:17

Braskem board approves leniency deal with Brazil's authorities The board of Brazilian petrochemicals producer Braskem SA has approved the signing of leniency deal with Brazil's comptroller general's office and the government's solicitor general in the Car Wash corruption case, the company said on Monday in a fil...
2019-05-28 06:34

FIFA vice president Ahmad questioned by French authorities FIFA vice president Ahmad detained and questioned in Paris, a day before the start of the Women's World Cup        ...
2019-06-06 15:51

David Ortiz's friend was target of the shooting, authorities say. He was sitting next to him More than a week after David Ortiz was shot as part of what police have called a murder-for-hire plot, authorities in the Dominican Republic now say the former Red Sox star was not the intended target....
2019-06-20 15:34

Authorities in Morocco found a man crammed behind car glove box in bid to enter Europe An African man has been found crammed behind the glove box of a car in a bid to get to Europe -- one of four people spotted in vehicles on the same day by authorities in Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, in north Africa....
2019-05-28 17:34

Missing teen swimmer in Connecticut presumed dead: authorities A 17-year-old who disappeared while swimming with friends in Connecticut on Memorial Day is presumed dead, officials said Tuesday. The search for the unidentified teen is now a recovery mission after he disappeared in Candlewood Lake in New Milford, ...
2019-05-28 22:17

Florida man charged with exporting hundreds of AR-15 parts to Argentina, authorities say A South Florida man was charged Thursday for allegedly shipping hundreds of AR-15 parts to Argentina and other Latin American countries as part of a massive smuggling operation, authorities said....
2019-07-15 17:00

Dominican Republic deaths at resorts appear unrelated, authorities say after autopsies Authorities in the Dominican Republic say the deaths of a Pennsylvania woman and a Maryland couple at the same resort appear to be unrelated.        ...
2019-06-07 14:17

Authorities are searching for 8 climbers who have been missing for a week in the Indian Himalayas De Agostini Picture Library via Getty Images Authorities are searching for eight climbers, including seven hikers and one guide, after they've been missing for a week in the Indian Himalayas. The group, which reportedly included four Britons, two Am...
2019-06-01 21:51

Egyptian authorities refuse Mursi's burial in family cemetery: son Egyptian authorities have refused to allow President Mohamed Mursi to be buried at his family's cemetery, his son Abdullah Mohamed Mursi told Reuters on Monday....
2019-06-17 23:34

Mexican authorities find wreckage of plane carrying 13 people The wreckage of a missing private plane carrying 13 people has been found in a mountainous area in the northern state of Coahuila, the state's public security department said....
2019-05-21 16:17

Brazil authorities put freeze on Neymar mansions amid tax dispute Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar's off-pitch woes continue to mount, as Brazilian tax authorities put a freeze on dozens of his mansions and other properties amid a long-running tax dispute, local media reported Monday....
2019-06-19 02:00

Italian authorities arrest rescue boat captain after docking The Sea-Watch humanitarian vessel was carrying 40 migrants when it docked at the port in Lampedusa in defiance of Italian orders after a weeks-long standoff....
2019-06-29 14:51

Oregon authorities believe remains of actor Charles Levin found Actor, 70, had roles in Seinfeld, Annie Hall and ManhattanCar found on remote road, medical examiner to make final IDRemains found in a remote area of Oregon are believed to be of missing actor Charles Levin, who played numerous roles on television c...
2019-07-15 03:51

Authorities Subpoena Information on Andrew Gillum’s 2018 Campaign Mr. Gillum, who lost his race for Florida governor, had previously been shadowed by an F.B.I. inquiry into city government in Tallahassee, where he was mayor....
2019-05-31 04:34

Authorities eyeing bootleg liquor as potential cause of DR tourist deaths Cops are investigating whether at least seven tourists who mysteriously died in the Dominican Republic were poisoned by counterfeit booze, The Post has learned. Officials want to know who supplied the alcoholic beverages the victims drank in the minu...
2019-06-14 06:01

Man who attacked Tacoma immigration center was repeat assailant: authorities Authorities in Tacoma, Washington, have named a man who was killed after attacking an immigration detention facility, and court records showed he had been previously arrested for assaulting a police officer at a protest outside the same facility....
2019-07-14 23:51

Indiana boy was restrained with shock collar and starved before his death, authorities say Luis Posso and Dayan Median Flores face neglect charges in the death in Bloomington of a 12-year-old boy who showed signs of abuse and starvation.        ...
2019-05-30 22:17

Mexican authorities raid ex-Pemex chief Lozoya's home - lawyer Mexican authorities raided the home of the former chief executive officer of state oil firm Pemex, Emilio Lozoya, on Tuesday night when he was not home, his lawyer Javier Coello said in an interview with Milenio Television. (Reporting by Anthony Espo...
2019-05-29 09:00

Mexican authorities raid ex-Pemex chief Lozoya's home: lawyer Mexican authorities raided the home of the former chief executive officer of state oil firm Pemex, Emilio Lozoya, on Tuesday night when he was not home, his lawyer Javier Coello said in an interview with Milenio Television....
2019-05-29 12:34

John Daly’s buggy gives us a joyride in front of po-faced golf authorities It’s hard to escape the sense that the powers-that-be just feel someone like Daly makes the place untidyNews that the R&A is considering John Daly’s request for permission to use a buggy for July’s Open at Royal Portrush has been met by a growing cho...
2019-05-22 13:34

Dominican Republic beatdown victim’s hubby says authorities lying about attack The husband of the woman who said she was savagely beaten at a Dominican Republic resort says authorities there bungled the investigation into the attack — and are lying about it now....
2019-06-02 01:34

NYPD used photo of suspected flasher to ID serial brake-puller, authorities say Cops were able to bust the alleged subway brake-yanker this week thanks to a cellphone-wielding straphanger — who caught the young man on camera “with his penis exposed” in a picture that was later used to identify him, prosecutors said Friday....
2019-05-25 10:51

86-year-old fatally shot fellow senior at retirement community: authorities An 86-year-old man allegedly shot and killed a fellow senior at their New Jersey retirement community, repeatedly blasting him in the back, officials said Tuesday. A SWAT team raced to Leisure Village West retirement community in Manchester Township ...
2019-07-03 04:17

Coney Island affordable housing bosses got $870K in bribes: authorities Three Brooklyn women at the head of a Coney Island affordable housing development pocketed more than $870,000 in bribes to help fast-track prospective tenants into in-demand apartments, authorities alleged Tuesday. The trio blew the cash on fur coats...
2019-05-22 00:51

Canadian authorities deny searching phone of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou An RCMP-CBSA response to a civil lawsuit says a border officer asked Meng for her phone numbers and passwords in case he was required to search the devices for customs or immigration purposes. It says neither border officials nor RCMP officers examin...
2019-06-06 03:51

Illegal immigrant charged in 3 DUI deaths now also facing weapons counts, authorities say An illegal immigrant from Mexico, charged with being drunk and crashing his vehicle into a mobile home in California last month, killing a couple and their 10-year-old son, now also faces federal weapons charges, authorities said....
2019-06-14 09:17

Man who allegedly paid for hit on David Ortiz reportedly identified by Dominican authorities The man was said in court documents to be a fugitive who used a go-between to pay approximately $7,800 for the shooting of Ortiz, who was injured in the attack....
2019-06-18 14:00

Man tried to climb White House fence, assaulted police officer, authorities say A suspect was stopped by Secret Service agents Friday night as he allegedly tried to climb over a White House security barrier, according to reports. ...
2019-06-15 17:00

Czech, Russia aviation authorities extend access till Sunday The Czech Transport Ministry has temporarily granted Russian airlines permission to fly to the Czech Republic until Sunday to give the aviation authorities of the two countries time to settle their dispute over flight routes....
2019-07-02 18:00

Missouri suspect shot by police after shooting at mother of his child, authorities say A Missouri man was in critical condition Thursday after he was shot by a police officer one day after the suspect allegedly shot at the mother of his child....
2019-06-14 05:34

Nurse subjected daughter to invasive, needless medical procedures: authorities A licensed nurse suspected of suffering from Munchausen syndrome by proxy is accused of misleading doctors in several states regarding her 10-year-old daughter, who needlessly had a pacemaker, feeding tube and IV port installed, authorities said. Ali...
2019-05-29 17:51

Gunman accused of shooting ex admits he lied about aiming at bear, authorities say A Virginia man was arrested Tuesday, accused of deliberately shooting his former boyfriend despite initially telling investigators he had been aiming at a bear....
2019-05-30 13:17

Sunrise takeover of Liberty Global unit under review by competition authorities Sunrise Communications on Monday said the Swiss competition authorities have decided to "examine in detail" its planned $6.3 billion takeover of Liberty Global's Swiss UPC cable business....
2019-06-03 07:51

Florida authorities will probe boys reform school where at least 55 burials were identified Florida authorities announced Thursday they will officially begin examining the grounds of a former boys reform school in Florida in mid-July to determine if it was a crime scene where dozens of former students may have died and been buried. ...
2019-06-22 05:17

Eastern Libyan authorities arrest two Turks over Turkey's support for 'militias' Eastern Libyan authorities have arrested two Turks in the oil town of Ajdabiya over Turkey's support for "militias" in Libya, a statement said on Sunday....
2019-06-30 21:51

Libya’s Mitiga airport halts air traffic after missile strike: authorities The Libyan capital Tripoli's Mitiga airport halted air traffic on Sunday after the facility was struck by missiles, according to a post on the airport authorities' Facebook page....
2019-07-08 01:17

Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 dead, another 200 missing after boat sinks on a lake KINSHASHA, Congo (AP) — Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 dead, another 200 missing after boat sinks on a lake. The post Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 dead, another 200 missing after boat sinks on a lake appeared first on LE...
2019-05-26 23:17

Authorities Begin Arrests in Hong Kong as Beijing Ramps Up the Rhetoric Hong Kong police have arrested a suspect in relation to the July 1 ransacking of the legislature, while Beijing intensified its condemnation of the protests and of political leaders in Britain, who have voiced support for them. Local government-run r...
2019-07-04 09:17

Tesla and NIO fires in China prompt authorities to enact new safety guideline Statistically, electric cars are far less likely to catch fire than their gasoline-powered brethren. That said, traditional cars don’t tend to catch fire for seemingly no reason at all, which, for reasons that remain murky, has happened a handf...
2019-06-18 02:00

Shopping center explosion in Plantation, Florida; authorities report ‘multiple patients’ _____ A gas explosion rocked a shopping center on Saturday in South Florida, authorities said. The explosion happened around noon at The Fountains, a shopping center in Plantation, a suburb in Broward County, north of Miami. Video from the scene appe...
2019-07-06 19:17

Colorado man visiting Dominican Republic dies, relatives say their questions to authorities going unanswered The family of a Denver man who was visiting the Dominican Republic with his daughter says he has died in a local hospital after he became critically ill this week....
2019-06-28 07:00

Australian authorities make the largest onshore meth bust in the country's history Australian authorities made the country's largest onshore methamphetamine seizure when police found 1.6 tons of drugs hidden in a shipment of stereo speakers from Thailand, the federal agency announced on Friday....
2019-06-07 09:17

Julian Assange's Belongings Reportedly Shared With U.S. Authorities, Despite Pending Extradition Hearing WikiLeaks editor in chief Kristinn Hrafnsson has issued a warning that any information recovered by U.S. authorities from Julian Assange’s devices—seized following his expulsion from London’s Ecuadorian embassy in April—is likely to be tampered with,...
2019-05-22 03:34

Detectives speak with girlfriend of missing Connecticut mother’s estranged husband: authorities Detectives on Thursday met with Michelle Troconis, whose boyfriend is Fotis Dulos, estranged husband of the missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos, law enforcement officials say. ...
2019-06-07 03:51

DVLA sale of driver details to private parking firms looked at by authorities News 10 Jun, 2019 The DVLA issues millions of driver’s details to private parking companies each year, raising concerns over data privacy...
2019-06-10 16:00

French authorities advise residents to test for lead after Notre Dame fire Paris health authorities are recommending that children and pregnant women take blood tests to screen for lead amid fears pollution from the Notre Dame fire infected surrounding neighborhoods....
2019-06-05 02:34

Norwegian Cruises authorities are searching for cruise ship passenger who went overboard near Spain SVEIN OVE EKORNESVAAG/AFP/Getty Images Authorities are reportedly searching for a cruise ship passenger who went overboard in the Mediterranean Sea. NBC News reported that Cruise Norwegian launched a rescue mission Saturday after receiving a report ...
2019-06-10 12:34

Authorities say they’ve arrested a New York man who talked of wanting to throw a grenade in Times Square NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested a New York man who talked of wanting to throw a grenade in Times Square. The post Authorities say they’ve arrested a New York man who talked of wanting to throw a grenade in Times Square ap...
2019-06-07 17:17

China to investigate local authorities' efforts to control African swine fever China's agriculture ministry said on Monday it will carry out checks on local veterinary authorities in 10 provinces as it tries to slow the ongoing spread of the deadly African swine fever virus....
2019-07-16 00:00

Manure pile spontaneously combusts to spark 13,000-acre wildfire, Spanish authorities say Authorities say a heap of fertilizer led to a massive wildfire blaze that threatens nearly 50,000 acres and forced 53 people to evacuate in Catalonia.        ...
2019-06-28 04:00

‘El Chapo’ made an unusual prison request. Authorities fear it’s another ploy to escape. The lawyer for Joaquín Guzmán, better-known as El Chapo, has asked the judge to intervene in "cruel and unusual" prison conditions. Prosecutors think he's up to something else....
2019-05-26 21:51

Dominican tourism expert warns of 'catastrophe' if authorities stonewall in death probes The picturesque, sandy beaches of the Dominican Republic have become the backdrop for a rash of deaths of U.S. tourists at luxury, all-inclusive hotels....
2019-06-20 06:34

Officials: Agents in impending ICE raid shouldn't expect cooperation from local authorities Federal immigration agents can expect pushback from some public officials when they begin a mass roundup of migrant families with deportation orders, an operation slated to begin Sunday at the direction of President Trump....
2019-06-22 05:17

Italian authorities arrest captain of migrant rescue ship ending standoff Italian authorities arrested the captain of a migrant rescue vessel Saturday morning after it docked into a port off the Lampedusa island, ending a more than a two-week standoff....
2019-06-29 23:17

Virginia Beach gunman gave resignation before shooting, was in ‘good standing,’ authorities say The Virginia Beach shooter who killed 12 people and wounded several others in a municipal complex on Friday had submitted his resignation earlier that morning, officials said Sunday....
2019-06-03 05:17

Belize authorities name suspect wanted for killing Virginia doctor, tour guide Belize authorities investigating the murders of a Virginia cardiologist and his tour guide are on the hunt for a 23-year-old suspect with a long rap sheet. Christian Espat is wanted for questioning in connection with the fatal shooting of the guide, ...
2019-06-27 21:34

WATCH: Surveillance camera catches suspect burglarizing neighbor’s garage: authorities A Haughton, La., man was arrested last week, charged with stealing items from his neighbor’s garage – and it was all captured on livestream video, according a Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office post on Facebook....
2019-06-21 10:51

Dominican authorities promise to reveal motive, mastermind in David Ortiz shooting Dominican authorities say they’ll announce this week who wanted “Big Papi” dead — and why. In a new statement about the botched shooting of revered former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, the Dominican Republic’s Attorney General’s office promised releas...
2019-06-16 09:17

Authorities Seize Phones and Computers of Michigan Officials in Flint Water Crisis Investigation Michigan authorities have seized the state-owned phone of former Governor Rick Snyder that was, until recently, in government storage, according to the Associated Press. The phones of 65 current and former officials were also seized as the state inve...
2019-06-04 19:51

Russian authorities abruptly free investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, drop all charges Russian authorities have released Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and dropped all charges only days after his arrest on drug charges and hospitalization for injuries purportedly inflicted by police.        ...
2019-06-13 00:00

No injuries reported after potent quake rattles Southern California; authorities assessing scene There were no immediate reports of injuries or significant damage after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of Southern California and Nevada on Thursday morning....
2019-07-05 00:51

Care home resident dons 'demonic mask,' stabs staffer more than 30 times, authorities say A developmentally disabled man allegedly put on a “demonic mask,” played the theme song from the horror film “Halloween” on his iPod, and stabbed his caretaker more than 30 times with a kitchen knife in a group home near Chicago on Saturday, authorit...
2019-06-06 08:17

A Nuclear Reactor on Fire-Damaged Submarine Remains Safe and ‘Operational,’ Russian Authorities Say (MOSCOW) — The nuclear reactor on one of the Russian navy’s research submersibles hasn’t been damaged in a fire that killed 14 seamen, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday, adding that the vessel would be put back into servi...
2019-07-04 23:00

Venezuela: UN human rights office calls for ‘maximum restraint’ by authorities in face of new demonstrations With another day of mass protests taking place across Venezuela, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday it was “extremely worried by reports of the excessive use of force” by security forces, loyal to President Nicolás Maduro, a day aft...
2019-05-21 16:34

Arkansas authorities confirm dead body found earlier this week is former GOP state lawmaker Authorities in Arkansas confirmed on Thursday that a woman found dead outside her home this week is former Republican state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith. ...
2019-06-07 00:00

Flint water crisis: authorities seize governor’s state-owned electronic devices Michigan governor Rick Snyder’s phone, iPad and computer were seized from storage as well as the devices of 33 of his employeesAuthorities investigating Flint’s water crisis have used search warrants to seize from storage the state-owned mobile devic...
2019-06-04 00:34

Authorities find car in Surprise linked to Idaho AMBER Alert involving kidnapped teen (KPNX)– Authorities are looking for 17-year-old Sandra Rios-Chavez, who was kidnapped by 18-year-old Miguel Rodriguez-Perez in Jerome County, Idaho on Sunday from the parking lot of the Wendy’s where she works, police say. Authorities say...
2019-05-21 14:39

UN chief expresses solidarity with Indonesian authorities after flash floods kill dozens in Papua More than 70 have died and dozens are missing in Indonesia’s eastern province of Papua, which was hit by flash floods and landslides on Sunday, and more than 4,000 have reportedly been displaced....
2019-05-21 17:00

Human remains found as man arrested in search for missing woman Savannah Spurlock, authorities say Human remains that may belong to Savannah Spurlock, a Kentucky mother missing since January, discovered in Garrard County.        ...
2019-07-11 22:00

Oklahoma man faces animal cruelty charges after authorities discover garage full of malnourished birds (KFOR) A man could soon be facing animal cruelty charges after a large group of malnourished parrots was seized from his Oklahoma City home. Neighbors say about 15 parrots have been kept in their neighbor’s garage for years, until now. “My frie...
2019-07-03 09:00

Tensions escalate in Venezuela, civilians killed and injured: top UN officials lament excessive use of force by authorities As tensions escalated on Saturday at various points along Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil, as well as within the country itself, resulting in the death and injury of various civilians, the United Nations chief, António Guterres, and the ...
2019-05-21 23:51

New England Patriots' Elandon Roberts accuses Texas authorities of harassment after traffic stop: report New England Patriots linebacker Elandon Roberts accused Texas authorities of harassment Thursday over a traffic stop that took place in March in the front of his house....
2019-07-12 17:17

Family and friends of woman who died in Dominican Republic claim authorities are lying about past 'several heart attacks' On Monday, Dominican Republic Public Health Minister Rafael Sanchez Cardenas said at a press conference that Leyla Cox, a New York hospital MRI technician who died suddenly on June 10 in her room at the Excellence resort, had an enlarged heart, high ...
2019-06-19 18:34

Authorities seize thousands of weapons and explosives in international weapons trafficking bust Federal agents in Miami arrested more than two dozen suspects and seized more 5,300 firearms and explosives in an international weapons trafficking ring that stretched to South America, officials said Friday. ...
2019-06-28 22:34

Joss Stone deported from Iran on World Tour after being 'blacklisted' by authorities British soul singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran after arriving in the country as part of a worldwide concert tour even though she didn't plan to perform there....
2019-07-04 10:34

Virginia Beach gunman baffles authorities; suspect was in 'good standing' in his job The longtime Virginia Beach public works employee accused of the nation's latest mass shooting put in his two-weeks notice hours before the rampage.        ...
2019-06-03 02:51

K-pop fans are dedicated, social -- and should be taken seriously The phenomenal success of K-pop and its biggest export bands such as BTS, EXO, Blackpink, MONSTA X and Red Velvet can largely be credited to their highly active and dedicated fandom....
2019-07-02 22:17

How to know for sure if Facebook (or any social network) is down Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. In the past couple of months, Facebook, Instagram, and other social networks have faced a lot of outages. But ho...
2019-07-04 13:34

What happens when Social Security goes broke? Even though Americans fear Social Security won't be around in the future, isn't going to go belly-up and suddenly stop paying out benefits.        ...
2019-05-30 16:51

Study reveals why we’re more social in the summer Have you ever canceled plans because you were binging a show? More than one in 10 Americans have, according to new research. A study examining the intricacies of the social lives of 2,000 people found many have been so engrossed in a show that they&#...
2019-05-31 21:34

Shoelace Is a New Social Network From Google Shoelace, which comes from Google's in-house incubator Area 120, is aimed at helping people find activities to do and people to do those activities with....
2019-07-12 14:17

What Americans really think the government should do to fix Social Security Social Security is in need of changes before 2035 to continue to pay out benefits as promised. Americans weigh in on what they think the government should do....
2019-07-08 20:34

Denmark election: Social Democrats on course to win Social Democrats have taken the most seats in an election centered on issues of immigration, climate and welfare. Left-leaning parties did well, while support for the populist Danish People's Party plummeted....
2019-06-06 05:00

Austerity has had 'tragic social consequences' for UK, says UN An "ideological" drive for austerity has had "tragic social consequences" and resulted in the UK violating its human rights obligations, the UN has claimed....
2019-05-22 14:34

Schools reckon with social stress: ‘I’m on my phone so much’ BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Teachers say they’re seeing so much student anxiety that a national union newsletter labels it a “mental health tsunami.” Many of those educators, along with doctors and researchers, say smartphones — especially...
2019-06-07 09:34

Facebook denies being a social network after it got sued (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) This week, Facebook responded to a lawsuit relating to the Cambridge Analytica scandal by claiming it isn't a social network and not somewhere you can make friends....
2019-07-12 22:34

Social democracy's struggles and successes in Europe Germany's SPD isn't the only party of social democrats currently struggling in Europe. But while some suffer even more, others are ascendant. DW looks at the ups and downs of Europe's left-leaning parties....
2019-06-10 23:51

The Slow European Dissolve: Social Mood and the EU There may be no more dramatic example of social mood pushing around politics anywhere in the world today than in Europe. Mood created the EU and it now threatens to tear it apart. In this special report, European Financial Forecast editor Brian Whitm...
2019-05-21 15:01

Turns out it's not baby boomers who have taken the most from Social Security New research from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College finds that it was the earliest beneficiaries who received more money than they paid in to Social Security....
2019-06-10 22:51

Traumatic injuries linked to later social dysfunction (Reuters Health) - Nearly half of trauma patients, even those without brain injuries, experience social deficits that make it harder for them to interact with friends and stay involved in the community, a recent study suggests....
2019-06-13 04:00

Google Can't Quit Trying to Make New Social Networks Google has never made a successful social network, but you have to give the company some credit for never giving up. After the shutdown of platforms like Orkut, Google Buzz, and Google+ (and the shuttering of messaging services like Allo and Google W...
2019-07-11 21:17

A job nobody wants: Germany's Social Democrats seek a leader Germany's troubled Social Democrats (SPD) start choosing a new leader on Monday after Andrea Nahles stepped down, with a membership appalled by plummeting popularity agitating for the party to quit Chancellor Angela Merkel's scrappy coalition....
2019-06-03 11:51

Social network LinkedIn to add 800 jobs in Ireland Microsoft's Linkedin, a social network for professionals, on Thursday said it would add 800 new jobs to its European headquarters in Dublin, the latest technology company to boost its presence in Ireland....
2019-06-20 14:34

USA carried social and sporting burdens at the World Cup. They won anyway Complacency, attacks from Donald Trump and the battle for equal pay were supposed to catch up with the Americans. They still lifted the trophyThere were plenty of reasons to expect the US wouldn’t repeat as Women’s World Cup champions. Most teams onl...
2019-07-08 12:17

Doing this one thing with your Social Security could mean losing $100,000 in retirement Americans will lose $111,000 per household by taking Social Security benefits too early into their retirement, rather than using their own savings.       ...
2019-06-28 11:17

3 things that'll cause your Social Security benefits to go down The average Social Security beneficiary today receives $17,532 a year Here are three things that will cause a reduction to your benefits.        ...
2019-06-04 05:00

Here's where the presidential candidates stand on Social Security Medicare has become a buzzword so far in the 2020 race. Yet another important benefits program,Social Security, has largely been absent from the discussion. This roundup shows where the leading candidates stand....
2019-07-06 15:34

Do you have to file for Social Security at full retirement age? Many people don't even know their full retirement age for Social Security purposes. Here's what that number means and what the rules around it entail.       ...
2019-06-17 01:34

4 cities in the USA where you can live on Social Security benefits alone If you're looking to Social Security to carry you through your retirement, try these cities where you don't need to be wealthy to live well.       ...
2019-06-18 14:00

Epic acquires social video app Houseparty Epic, the creator of Fortnite, is acquiring popular video chat app Houseparty. Popular mainly with teens, the three-year old social video app is like a mix of Snapchat and FaceTime. It allows group chats of up to eight users and private conversations...
2019-06-13 16:17

The key to combating extremism is to address its social roots Effective techniques for preventing extremism call for intervening early, making sure disenfranchised groups are included in society and disrupting stereotypes by making people work together. Deradicalisation programmes fail when they ignore this...
2019-05-21 21:00

iOS 13 is official, here are all the new features Apple today announced the next version of its iPhone and iPad operating system – iOS 13. This happened at the company's annual developer conference, WWDC.iOS 13 is scheduled to be officially released this September, along with the launch of the iPhon...
2019-06-04 03:34

Wood wide web: Trees' social networks are mapped Research has shown that beneath every forest and wood there is a complex underground web of roots and fungi, connecting trees and plants to one another....
2019-05-21 16:17

Denmark's Social Democrats move back into power Social Democrats have taken the most seats in an election centered on issues of immigration, climate and welfare. Left-leaning parties did well, while support for the populist Danish People's Party plummeted....
2019-06-06 09:51

Sling adds social TV and movie viewing to its Oculus Go app If you can't be with your buddies to yell at the screen at the same time during a game or watch a movie together, Sling has a new social watching option in store for you. The co-watching feature is rolling out in beta on Oculus Go -- Sling arriv...
2019-06-06 22:34

Study: Social robots can benefit hospitalized children A new study demonstrates, for the first time, that “social robots” used in support sessions held in pediatric units at hospitals can lead to more positive emotions in sick children. Many hospitals host interventions in pediatric units, where child...
2019-06-28 00:34

Social Security statements could be coming back to your mailbox The Social Security Administration may have to send annual statements via snail mail again. Advocates for the change say not enough people are accessing that information online, which can hurt their retirement....
2019-06-28 02:17

Get a call from the Social Security Administration? It could be an imposter scam _____ Con artists tell lies — it’s how they make a living. Calling people and pretending to be with a government agency — IRS, Social Security, ICE, DEA, or the local sheriff’s department — is a ruse that’s been lucrative for years. But these imposte...
2019-07-15 07:00

Senators ask FTC to investigate how social networks curate content Republican politicians are taking their allegations of tech industry bias to regulators. Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley have sent a letter to the FTC asking it to investigate how companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter curate content. These....
2019-07-15 17:00

Trio to provisionally lead Germany's Social Democrats Three SPD politicians, including two state premiers, are set to provisionally lead the party after Andrea Nahles announced her resignation. When the party will elect a new leader will be determined later this month....
2019-06-03 15:51