- Ireland slams threats to reporters covering Dublin gang war Updated: Feb-11-16 4:23 pm
DUBLIN - Two reporters covering the Dublin gang war have received death threats from criminals because of their work, but they won't be deterred from exposing Ireland's underworld, the country's largest newspaper group said Thursday.
- Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters Updated: Feb-11-16 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON - Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters.
- Myspace still exists? Yes, and now Time Inc. owns it Updated: Feb-11-16 2:47 pm
NEW YORK - Myspace still exists?
- George Clooney hopes to meet Merkel to discuss refugees Updated: Feb-11-16 2:02 pm
BERLIN - Actor George Clooney says he plans to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the situation in Syria, which has contributed to the surge in refugees coming to Europe over the past year.
- AP NewsBreak: Slavery book author says she had concerns Updated: Feb-11-16 11:16 am
NEW YORK - The author of a children's book pulled last month because of its smiling depiction of slaves says she herself objected to the illustrations and had expressed early concerns with the publisher, Scholastic.
- Even before controversy, blacks cool to Oscars telecast Updated: Feb-11-16 11:05 am
NEW YORK - The largest black audience for the Academy Awards over the last dozen years came in 2005, when Chris Rock was host and Jamie Foxx and Morgan Freeman won the top male acting awards.
- Indonesia warns messaging apps to drop same-sex emoticons Updated: Feb-11-16 10:13 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's government has demanded that instant messaging apps remove stickers featuring same-sex couples, in the latest high-profile attempt to discourage visible homosexuality in the socially conservative country.
- Young adults swipe right on Tinder, but is it just a game? Updated: Feb-11-16 10:06 am
NEW YORK - Online dating services are now hip with young adults, but not always for dating.
- Deputies: Snapchat posting of money leads to robbery Updated: Feb-11-16 9:54 am
BOCA RATON, Florida - Authorities say a photo of money posted on the Snapchat social media app led to a home invasion and robbery in Boca Raton.
- Deputies: Snapchat posting leads to knife-point robbery Updated: Feb-11-16 9:32 am
BOCA RATON, Florida - Authorities say a photo on the Snapchat social media app led to a home invasion and robbery in Boca Raton.
- Pro-government newspapers attacked in Turkey Updated: Feb-11-16 6:21 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Two pro-government newspapers say they were attacked overnight with firebombs and gunfire. No one was hurt.
- Reno mayor honors longtime journalist with Guy Clifton Day Updated: Feb-11-16 6:16 am
RENO, Nevada - The city of Reno is honoring longtime Nevada journalist and author Guy Clifton.
- Journalist Charles Lewis talks on role of money in politics Updated: Feb-11-16 6:11 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The founder of a nonprofit investigative journalism group is speaking at the University of South Carolina on the role of money in politics.
- FDLE investigates possible hack into county website Updated: Feb-11-16 3:01 am
FORT MYERS, Florida - State investigators are looking at a man who explained in an online video how he breached a Lee Supervisor of Elections computer server without permission.
- Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions Updated: Feb-10-16 9:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.
- Cudlitz's 'Walking Dead' 'stache has its own Twitter account Updated: Feb-10-16 8:02 pm
NEW YORK - On "The Walking Dead," Michael Cudlitz's character, Abraham Ford, is known for his bright red hair and distinctive Fu Manchu-like mustache.
- Disappearing act: Twitter reports flatlining user growth Updated: Feb-10-16 7:24 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter set out to build a virtual town square bustling with billions of people. But it's starting to look more like a novelty stand as the masses flock to other services that strike a more personal chord.
- Brother: Right-to-die advocate Christy O'Donnell dies Updated: Feb-10-16 6:53 pm
SAN DIEGO - Christy O'Donnell, a single mother with lung cancer who became a prominent figure in the California right-to-die debate, has died. She was 47.
- Edwards plans rare TV speech to talk budget woes, tax hikes Updated: Feb-10-16 6:50 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards is taking his case for taxes directly to Louisiana's residents.
- The Latest: Planned Parenthood targets Kasich in online ads Updated: Feb-10-16 5:59 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Latest on an Ohio proposal that seeks to strip government funding away from Planned Parenthood (all times local):
- Twitter tweaks its timeline in pursuit of more users Updated: Feb-10-16 5:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users' timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service.
- Senate committee endorses student privacy bill Updated: Feb-10-16 4:32 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A state Senate committee has endorsed a proposed bill that would prohibit K-12 teachers and school officials from prying into students' private personal social media accounts.
- Banham got Kobe's attention with 60-point game for Minnesota Updated: Feb-10-16 4:30 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Rachel Banham was two days removed from her 60-point performance for Minnesota when the real highlight happened.
- Sikh man barred from Mexico flight sees 'small victory' Updated: Feb-10-16 3:17 pm
MEXICO CITY - An Indian-American actor and designer who was turned away from an airline flight after refusing to remove his Sikh turban during a security check said he's "thrilled" that Aeromexico is vowing to overhaul its screening protocols.
- Foundation that gives National Book Awards names director Updated: Feb-10-16 11:13 am
NEW YORK - The former publisher of the literary magazine Guernica has been named executive director of the National Book Foundation, which presents the National Book Awards.