- Clinton offers reassurance to gay youth in web posting Updated: Jul-06-15 8:59 am
WASHINGTON - Boosting her social media outreach to younger voters, Hillary Rodham Clinton is seeking to offer reassurance to gay youths in a posting that is drawing wide online attention.
- Firefighter suspended for flying Confederate flag in parade Updated: Jul-05-15 4:32 pm
ALBERT LEA, Minnesota - A Minnesota volunteer firefighter was suspended Sunday for flying a Confederate flag from an engine that he drove in a holiday parade, and he said he expects to be asked to resign.
- Newspaper: Wisconsin prison guard suspended for Obama post Updated: Jul-05-15 2:25 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Documents show that a Wisconsin prison guard was ordered to serve a one-day suspension for a joke he posted on Facebook about President Barack Obama and lynching, according to a newspaper report published Sunday.
- Standoff over social media passwords breaks new legal ground Updated: Jul-05-15 11:10 am
HOUSTON - A Texas man used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights.
- Juvenile detained in shooting of 14-year-old in Milwaukee Updated: Jul-04-15 6:11 pm
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police say they've taken a juvenile male into custody as a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy in a dispute that started with a fight over a girl on Facebook.
- LaMarcus Aldridge chooses the San Antonio Spurs Updated: Jul-04-15 5:32 pm
LaMarcus Aldridge got the answers he needed from the San Antonio Spurs.
- Indiana man accused of making Facebook threat found guilty Updated: Jul-03-15 7:52 am
HAMMOND, Indiana - An Indiana man accused of threatening to blow up a courthouse and kill judges in a Facebook post has been found guilty in federal court in Hammond.
- Vaccine opponents continue efforts against California law Updated: Jul-02-15 8:15 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Opponents of California's new law to boost vaccination rates among schoolchildren by strictly limiting exemptions are continuing to fight the legislation online and in public protests, even after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law this week.
- Woman in Mormon church photo voices support for gay marriage Updated: Jul-02-15 2:06 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Mormon woman whose photograph was used by her church last week on a webpage explaining the faith's belief that marriage should be between a man and woman says she supports the legalization of gay marriage.
- Outraged over peas in guac? Wait until you try Brocamole! Updated: Jul-02-15 1:13 pm
Thank goodness for Twitter-powered outrage. How else would we know just how horribly offensive the combination of peas and avocados is?
- Rainbow Facebook photos: Armchair activism or shifting tide? Updated: Jul-02-15 10:51 am
NEW YORK - You may have noticed your Facebook friends getting considerably more colorful.
- Senator urges flag support with social media, fundraising Updated: Jul-02-15 3:17 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - One of the Legislature's most ardent supporters of the Confederate battle flag says he will introduce an amendment that would allow South Carolina voters to decide whether the flag should fly over the Statehouse grounds.
- Blacklist warnings spread on websites in North Korea Updated: Jul-02-15 3:06 am
TOKYO - North Korea, already one of the least-wired places in the world, appears to be cracking down on the use of the Internet by even the small number of foreigners who can access it with relative freedom by blacklisting and blocking social media accounts or websites deemed to carry harmful content.
- Deadheads get a new way to add Garcia to their social media Updated: Jul-02-15 1:59 am
NEW YORK - Deadheads looking to add a little more Jerry Garcia to their lives can now incorporate the late Grateful Dead guitarist into their social media with the video storytelling platform Magisto. And Trixie Garcia hopes that will turn more people on to her father's music.
- Photos, social media now allowed on White House tours Updated: Jul-01-15 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON - Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot."
- White House to allow photos, social media on public tours Updated: Jul-01-15 2:44 pm
WASHINGTON - Want to take a picture inside the White House landmark Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot."
- North Dakota lawmaker defends Facebook post on gay marriage Updated: Jul-01-15 12:07 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A North Dakota Republican state lawmaker is defending a Facebook post in which he called the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage a victory for the mentally ill.
- Austrian court rejects jurisdiction in Facebook privacy suit Updated: Jul-01-15 9:08 am
VIENNA - A court in Austria has rejected a class-action lawsuit against Facebook alleging invasion of privacy, saying it lacks jurisdiction in the case.
- Kim Kardashian says use of selfies can be empowering Updated: Jul-01-15 2:13 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Kim Kardashian says the large number of selfies she posts on social media empowers her to control her public image, but also contributes to her being viewed by some merely as a sexual object.
- Las Vegas man accused of threatening Obama in Facebook posts Updated: Jun-30-15 5:47 pm
LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas man accused of posting Facebook threats to harm President Barack Obama was arrested with seven registered guns after being overheard asking about buying a type of fertilizer used in the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building 20 years ago, according to court records reviewed Tuesday.
- Oh, baby: Hockey star checks Twitter for son's name Updated: Jun-30-15 1:11 pm
CALGARY, Alberta - No doubt someone will suggest they call him Ice. Or maybe Stick. Or Zamboni.
- Teen scraps Facebook tornado drill after officials complain Updated: Jun-30-15 10:56 am
BUTLER, Pennsylvania - A 17-year-old has scrapped plans to conduct a Facebook tornado warning drill after 911 officials in his western Pennsylvania county raised concerns.
- Lakers' Nance was 'terrified' of Kobe's response to tweet Updated: Jun-29-15 10:11 pm
EL SEGUNDO, California - Larry Nance Jr.'s elation at getting drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers lasted about two minutes before he was reminded of a tweet he sent out in 2012 criticizing Kobe Bryant.
- New York City teen tracks down wallet's owner on Facebook Updated: Jun-29-15 11:01 am
NEW YORK - A New York City teenager is being credited with using Facebook to track down the owner of a wallet she found on a city bus.
- Thai ice cream company apologizes for Facebook gay slur Updated: Jun-29-15 9:49 am
BANGKOK - A Thai ice cream company owned by Unilever has apologized for using a derogatory term for gay men in a Facebook posting marking the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, a spokeswoman said Monday.