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PHILADELPHIA | Announcer apologizes for remark; team, league vow discipline

PHILADELPHIA —Jan 13, 2019—An announcer has apologized for a remark about a Native American player during a lacrosse game that he and the team called “insensitive,” with both team and league vowing disciplinary action. Georgia Swarm forward Lyle Thompson said on social media that Philadelphia Wings announcer Shawny Hill said “Let’s snip the pony tail” … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Announcer apologizes for remark; team, league vow discipline

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Q&A: The hurdles and obstacles Saudi women runaways face

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Jan 07, 2019—Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun is the latest young Saudi woman to attempt to flee her family and seek asylum abroad. Her calls for help on Twitter have grabbed international attention and prompted Thai authorities to say they will not deport her back to her family. With Saudi women runaways … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Q&A: The hurdles and obstacles Saudi women runaways face

MOSCOW | Kremlin denies roiling US politics through social media

MOSCOW  — The Kremlin has rejected as baseless reports about a Russian political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media. Reports released by the Senate intelligence committee Monday suggested that Moscow’s efforts to help Donald Trump in his 2016 presidential campaign through social media were more far-reaching than originally thought, with troll farms working to discourage … Continue reading MOSCOW | Kremlin denies roiling US politics through social media

WASHINGTON | Senate report: Russia social media influence efforts ongoing

WASHINGTON — A report compiled by private researchers and expected to be released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee says “active and ongoing” Russian interference operations still exist on social media platforms. It says the Russian operation discovered after the 2016 presidential election was much broader than once thought. The report was compiled with data … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate report: Russia social media influence efforts ongoing

BEIJING | Chinese welcome Huawei executive’s release in Canada

BEIJING — China’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday denied knowledge of the detention of a former Canadian diplomat, as Chinese citizens rejoiced over a Canadian court’s decision to release a top Huawei Technologies executive on bail. The release of Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, prompted an outpouring of support on social media for her … Continue reading BEIJING | Chinese welcome Huawei executive’s release in Canada

TUALATIN, Ore. | Christmas tree farmers aim to boost sales via social media

TUALATIN, Ore. — Rosa Villarreal’s three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen. The boys, ages 2, 4 and 6, were picking out a real tree this year — a new tradition their young parents hope will create lasting … Continue reading TUALATIN, Ore. | Christmas tree farmers aim to boost sales via social media

DELRAY BEACH, Fla | Rat found in vending machine at Florida high school

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Students at a Florida high school found an unwelcome surprise in a vending machine: a rat climbing the rows of packaged snacks and drinks. Video of the rat shot by an 11th-grader quickly spread on social media among students at Atlantic Community High school in Delray Beach. In the video aired … Continue reading DELRAY BEACH, Fla | Rat found in vending machine at Florida high school

LOS ANGELES | Hart’s fallout raises questions about Oscars, social media

LOS ANGELES  — The dust is still settling from the fallout of comedian Kevin Hart’s short stint as host of the 91st Academy Awards. Hart announced on Thursday night that he was bowing out of the gig after public outrage over old anti-gay tweets reached a tipping point. Faced with declining ratings and a critical … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Hart’s fallout raises questions about Oscars, social media