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February 06, 2020 - 12:37 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Lithuanian tourist was killed and his partner was allegedly raped in an attack near a popular seaside town south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said Thursday. One suspect was arrested. Police said they found the body of Adam Zindul in his rented residence, and that his...
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FILE - In this file photo dated File photo dated 1Oct. 4, 2019, Scotland's Finance Secretary Derek Mackay. It is announced that Mackay has resigned with immediate effect, Thursday Feb. 6, 2020, after allegations emerged that he befriended a teenager on social media and sent hundreds of messages to the 16-year-old boy. (Jane Barlow/PA FILE via AP)
February 06, 2020 - 7:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s finance minister resigned Thursday, hours before he was due to deliver his annual budget, after he reportedly sent hundreds of messages to a 16-year-old boy on social media. Derek Mackay said he had “behaved foolishly and I am truly sorry." “I apologize unreservedly to the...
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FILE - This March 20, 2018 file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. YouTube is demanding that a facial recognition company that works with police stop harvesting its videos to identify the people in them. The Google-owned video service said Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 that it has sent a cease-and-desist letter to New York-based Clearview AI. The small firm has drawn scrutiny following investigative reports in January by the New York Times and Buzzfeed detailing its work with law enforcement agencies and its practice of scraping social media and other internet platforms for images. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 05, 2020 - 6:07 pm
Payment service Venmo joined YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday in demanding that a facial recognition company stop harvesting user images to identify the people in them, which the startup does as part of its work with police. Venmo said Wednesday it is sending a cease-and-desist letter to New York-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Auburn running back JaTarvious Whitlow (28) carries the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Samford in Auburn, Ala. Whitlow has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal, Tigers coach Gus Malzahn confirmed Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
February 05, 2020 - 6:03 pm
Transfer rules could be changing in college sports in a big way. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports joins AP's Ralph Russo to discuss the Big Ten's proposal to allow all athletes to transfer one time without having to sit out a season. Dodd broke the news...
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FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies during an oversight hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 05, 2020 - 1:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray said Wednesday that Russia is engaged in “information warfare” heading into the 2020 presidential election, though he said law enforcement is not seeing ongoing efforts by Russia to interfere in America's election infrastructure. Wray told the House...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, July 19, 2017, an entrance to the headquarters of the publicly funded BBC in London. Britain’s government announced Wednesday Feb. 5, 2020, that it is considering a change in the way the nation's public broadcaster, the BBC is funded. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
February 05, 2020 - 9:29 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government announced Wednesday it is considering a change in the way the BBC is funded that would severely dent the coffers of the nation's public broadcaster. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government — which is increasingly at odds with the country’s news...
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Precinct captain Carl Voss, of Des Moines, Iowa, holds his iPhone that shows the Iowa Democratic Party's caucus reporting app Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
February 04, 2020 - 8:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reacting to tech troubles in Iowa, Nevada Democrats scrapped plans to use similar technology at their caucuses in less than three weeks, as early primary voting states sought to reassure the public that they could pull off smooth elections. Officials in South Carolina and New...
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February 04, 2020 - 4:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that profit fell 23% in its latest quarter to $2.13 billion as it absorbed losses — and a big revenue boost — from its new streaming service, Disney Plus. The company says it has 26.5 million Disney Plus subscribers as of Dec. 28, the end of its...
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February 04, 2020 - 3:40 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — An African-American man fired from his TV talk show producer job at One America News Network was not harassed on the basis of racial prejudice, but was fired in part because he lodged his complaint, a California jury found. The San Diego Superior Court jury on Monday awarded...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at a caucus night campaign rally on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa with Jill Biden. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 04, 2020 - 8:43 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden has picked up the endorsement of Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the late John F. Kennedy. As the Democratic presidential hopefuls turn to New Hampshire, Kennedy...
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