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In this July 5, 2019, photo, an East Bay Times newspaper sits in the bottom row of empty news racks in the Financial District in San Francisco. Ownership changes and consolidations have left the region known as the East Bay with just a single daily newspaper. The East Bay Times, based in Walnut Creek, attempts to cover a region nearly the size of Delaware with a fraction of the staff of the former dailies. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
December 28, 2019 - 10:48 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The cities and suburbs on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay are home to 2.7 million people, a world-class University of California campus and bedroom communities for Silicon Valley that produce median incomes 50 percent higher than the national average. What they no...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, file photo, protesters carry a photo of Moroccan rapper Gnawi outside a court where he was on trial on charges of insulting the police, in Sale, Morocco. Banners in Arabic reads "Long live the people." Referring to the title of the rap song which Gnawi released with 2 other rappers. Moroccan courts have sentenced a Youtuber who criticized the king to prison and also detained a journalist-activist who defended anti-government protesters in a tweet. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
December 27, 2019 - 7:23 am
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities have sentenced a Youtuber who criticized the king to prison, and detained a journalist-activist who defended anti-government protesters in a tweet. Freedom of speech advocates say the moves Thursday reflect growing pressure against those who use social...
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December 26, 2019 - 10:44 am
GENEVA, Ala. (AP) — Three 16-year-olds were killed and a fourth was seriously injured when a vehicle left a road and ran into trees on Christmas night in south Alabama, authorities said Thursday. The dead were all cheerleaders at Geneva High School, said Geneva County Coroner Donny Adkinson. The...
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December 26, 2019 - 9:31 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A video on social media in Brazil shows three masked people claiming they carried out a gasoline bomb attack to protest a Christmas program on Netflix that some critics have described as blasphemous. A man in the video, whose voice is digitally altered, says the Christmas Eve...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2019 file photo, P.K. Subban, left, of the New Jersey Devils, and Lindsey Vonn arrive at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Vonn popped the question to hockey star Subban. “Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!! On our 2 year anniversary, in a “non traditional” move, I asked PK to marry me and he said, Yes," Vonn tweeted on Christmas Day. “Yes (bashful emoji) ! Women aren’t the only ones who should get engagement rings!" The former ski racer closed the tweet with the hashtags “MerryChristmas" and “equality." Vonn linked a picture of herself and Subban with the ring, with the couple wearing matching striped pajamas in front of a Christmas tree with three dogs in the foreground. She also posted a close-up of Subban flashing the ring, with the words “drip drip”and a blue teardrop. Vonn also said on social media in August that they were engaged. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
December 25, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Lindsey Vonn popped the question to hockey star P.K. Subban. “Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!! On our 2 year anniversary, in a “non traditional” move, I asked PK to marry me and he said, Yes," Vonn tweeted on Christmas Day. “Yes (bashful emoji) ! Women aren’t the only ones who should...
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In this Thursday Dec. 19, 2019 photo, people attend a concert, part of the MDL Beast Festival, a three-day musical extravaganza in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The festival was the kingdom's most eye-popping effort yet at showcasing the dramatic changes taking hold in this country, where more than half of the 20 million citizens are below the age of 25. While the social changes ushered in by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have been sweeping, so too is his crackdown on criticism and political expression. (MDL Beast via AP)
December 23, 2019 - 7:34 am
DIRIYAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Supermodels and social media mavens, their makeup artists and hair stylists in tow, posed at a concert in leather pants, chunky sweaters and trendy black combat boots. What was unusual about these Instagram posts was that they were all deliberately tagged in Riyadh,...
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December 22, 2019 - 8:08 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's defense minister said that “extremist opposition sectors” attacked a military outpost near the border with Brazil early Sunday, killing at least one soldier before being chased down. Gen. Vladimir Padrino López said via Twitter that the attackers took a batch...
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FILE - This July 9, 2019, file photo shows pedestrians walking across the street from the Twitter office building in San Francisco. Twitter says it has removed nearly 6,000 accounts it has deemed tied to a state-backed information operation in Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 20, 2019 - 8:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has identified and removed nearly 6,000 accounts that it said were part of a coordinated effort by Saudi government agencies and individuals to advance the country's geopolitical interests. Separately, Facebook said it removed hundreds of Facebook accounts, groups and pages...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019 file photo, President Jair Bolsonaro attends a ceremony to launch an agro program at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro lashed out at journalists on Friday, Dec. 20 singling out one as looking like a homosexual, as news reports of a corruption investigation linked to his son continued making headlines. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
December 20, 2019 - 5:53 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro lashed out at journalists on Friday, saying one had a homosexual's “face” in a remark that was promptly mocked by the president's critics. A visibly upset Bolsonaro accused the press of bias against him and his son, Sen. Flávio Bolsonaro...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo an iPhone displays a Facebook page in New Orleans. A Ukrainian security researcher says a database with the names, phone numbers and unique user IDs of more than 267 million Facebook users was exposed on the open internet for at least 10 days this month. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
December 20, 2019 - 4:33 pm
A Ukrainian security researcher reported finding a database with the names, phone numbers and unique user IDs of more than 267 million Facebook users — nearly all U.S.-based — on the open internet. That data was likely harvested by criminals, said researcher Bob Diachenko, an independent security...
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