- Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments Updated: Aug-30-15 3:36 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."
- EXCHANGE: Antique mall has 15 dealers with room for more Updated: Aug-30-15 10:28 am
WASHINGTON, Illinois - Homestead Antiques is the business that Joann Smiley always wanted.
- 1st African-American actor to play Valjean on Broadway dies Updated: Aug-29-15 9:59 pm
NEW YORK - Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les MisÃ©rables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.
- On-Air Ambush: TV crew's killing unfolds in real time Updated: Aug-29-15 7:26 pm
The on-air shooting deaths of Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward and the suicide five hours later of gunman Vester Flanagan played out in a sort of surreal time, spilling from TV screens within range of the Roanoke station's signal to horrified viewers the world over via social media. Five hours of horror, delivered in electronic bursts.
- Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce Updated: Aug-28-15 5:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.
- What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day Updated: Aug-28-15 1:57 pm
NEW YORK - A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth's population.
- For the first time, 1 billion people used Facebook in a day Updated: Aug-27-15 5:08 pm
NEW YORK - For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day on Monday.
- Veteran detained after Facebook posts wants lawsuit revived Updated: Aug-27-15 4:33 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A former Marine involuntarily held for psychiatric evaluation in Virginia after posting threatening anti-government messages on Facebook is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate his lawsuit.
- Twitter tries to lure in users as it searches for CEO Updated: Aug-27-15 2:45 pm
NEW YORK - Twitter's most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service is essential, easy to use and not just meant for celebrities, 16-year-olds and news junkies.
- German justice minister asks Facebook to delete racist posts Updated: Aug-27-15 12:43 pm
BERLIN - Germany's justice minister says he wants Facebook to delete racist content faster amid a surge in anti-migrant pages and comments on the social networking site.
- Restraint over retweeting urged in Virginia attack video Updated: Aug-27-15 4:16 am
LOS ANGELES - The online reaction spread quickly as expected after a killer posted video of his attack on two former co-workers in the midst of a live news broadcast.
- Ex-NFLer Martin says he attempted suicide multiple times Updated: Aug-26-15 5:47 pm
MIAMI - Former NFL tackle Jonathan Martin posted on Facebook that difficulties in the profession led him to attempt suicide multiple times, and he wanted to share his struggle with social isolation to help others.
- Young Lebanese activists challenge old political class Updated: Aug-26-15 5:29 pm
BEIRUT - First they egged the prime minister's building. Then they dumped some of the garbage piling up on Beirut's streets outside the home of the environment minister, furious the government couldn't get its act together to find a solution when Lebanon's main landfill shut down.
- Facebook testing its own virtual assistant in messaging app Updated: Aug-26-15 4:48 pm
NEW YORK - Facebook is the latest technology company to offer users a virtual assistant service.
- Clinton, Kobach spar in social media flap over voting rights Updated: Aug-26-15 4:46 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach traded barbs this week over social media with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on voting rights.
- Feds take case of 'dark' humor preschool threat on Facebook Updated: Aug-26-15 3:19 pm
PITTSBURGH - A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man faces federal charges over a Facebook post threatening to kill preschool children even after telling investigators he merely has a dark sense of humor and didn't plan to carry out the threat.
- ESPN takes Schilling off LLWS broadcast after tweet Updated: Aug-25-15 5:01 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania - ESPN removed Curt Schilling from its broadcast team for the Little League World Series on Tuesday because of an anti-Muslim tweet.
- Nevada man pleads guilty to sending spam to Facebook users Updated: Aug-25-15 2:46 am
SAN JOSE, California - A Nevada man pleaded guilty Monday to sending more than 27 million spam messages to Facebook users, federal officials said.
- Teens are shopping more like their parents Updated: Aug-24-15 1:07 pm
GARDEN CITY, New York - Giulia Pugliese is a typical teenager. She likes to look good, and she's particular about what she wears.
- AP Poll: No lag on tech use by black, Hispanic millennials Updated: Aug-21-15 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON - A new poll finds African-American and Hispanic millennials are just as technologically connected and likely to get news through social media as regularly as their white counterparts, further narrowing the risk of people of color being left behind technologically.
- Honolulu student arrested for threatening other over tweets Updated: Aug-21-15 7:17 am
HONOLULU - A high school student has been arrested for terroristic threatening after he verbally threatened another juvenile.
- Twitter's stock falls below IPO price on user growth worries Updated: Aug-20-15 5:37 pm
NEW YORK - Twitter's battered shares dipped below their IPO price on Thursday as investors worry about the company's ability to grow its user base.
- Group challenges Facebook posts by government official Updated: Aug-20-15 3:32 pm
JONESBORO, Arkansas - An organization contends that Bible verses posted on a Facebook page operated by the director of 911 emergency dispatch services in Craighead County constitutes a government endorsement of religion.
- Uncle Sam joining ranks of businesses reviewed on Yelp Updated: Aug-19-15 11:37 pm
SAN DIEGO - Watch out TSA: You'll be joining the ranks of beauty salons, taco stands, and other services reviewed on Yelp, and Uncle Sam says it will take the online ratings into account to improve what the government calls "customer satisfaction."
- Strength helps Uso Olive transition to defensive tackle Updated: Aug-19-15 11:17 am
LARAMIE, Wyoming - Asked how he'd describe Uso Olive to someone who's never seen the 6-foot-1, 301-pound junior, Wyoming defensive tackles coach Pete Kaligis drew a blank.