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Australia passes law to make Google, Facebook pay for news

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s laws forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news are ready to take effect, though the laws' architect said it will take time for the...
Feb. 24, 2021

Parliament passes final amendments to Australian laws forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Parliament passes final amendments to Australian laws forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news.
Feb. 24, 2021

'Mission: Impossible 7' will hit Paramount+ even sooner

Paramount Pictures is joining other major Hollywood studios in slashing the traditional 90-day theatrical window. ViacomCBS on Wednesday announced that some of the studio’s films, including “Mission: Impossible 7” and...
Feb. 24, 2021

The Latest: Kentucky urges Black citizens to get vaccinated

LEXINGTON, Ky.: The Rev. Jim Thurman counts himself among the converts who recognize the importance of taking a COVID-19 vaccine. The prominent Black activist received his second dose of vaccine...
Feb. 24, 2021

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats' virus relief package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rallied solidly Wednesday against Democrats' proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as lawmakers awaited a decision by the Senate's parliamentarian that could bolster or potentially kill...
Feb. 24, 2021

El Chapo's wife goes from obscurity to celebrity to arrest

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Despite her status as the wife of the world’s most notorious drug boss, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, Emma Coronel Aispuro lived mostly in obscurity -- until...
Feb. 24, 2021

AP FACT CHECK: Biden on virus deaths, Kerry's climate crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and his team are getting the numbers when wrong when they talk about the enormity of the mounting COVID-19 death toll and the looming...
Feb. 24, 2021

Detroit science center no longer planning for RoboCop statue

DETROIT (AP) — The largest fictional keeper of law and order in Detroit may not stand watch at one Motor City museum as planned. The Michigan Science Center announced Wednesday...
Feb. 24, 2021

Gang clashes result in Ecuador's deadliest prison riots ever

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador experienced its deadliest prison riots ever this week when seemingly coordinated fights broke out in facilities in three different cities, leaving 79 inmates dead as...
Feb. 24, 2021

3 adults slain in Arkansas home, abducted baby found safe

HUNTSVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Three adults were found dead and a baby was abducted from a home in northeast Arkansas, but the child was found hours later, unharmed, and a...
Feb. 24, 2021

GameStop shares double after tumbling for much of February

Wall Street’s mania over GameStop is on again, at least for one afternoon. Shares in the troubled video game company more than doubled Wednesday to $91.71 apiece, the stock’s best...
Feb. 24, 2021

Wildfire victims sue former PG&E executives alleging neglect

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A trust representing more than 80,000 victims of deadly wildfires ignited by Pacific Gas and Electric’s rickety electrical grid is suing nearly two dozen of...
Feb. 24, 2021

Left out of MeToo: New initiative focuses on Black survivors

It’s been more than three years since the #MeToo movement launched a culture-shifting conversation about sexual violence. But Tarana Burke, the activist who gave the movement its name, says concrete...
Feb. 24, 2021

The Latest: Georgia ready to open vaccines for teachers

ATLANTA — After weeks of waiting and political pressure, Gov. Brian Kemp is ready to announce that teachers are up next for COVID-19 vaccinations in Georgia. Kemp spokesperson Mallory Blount...
Feb. 24, 2021

Met Opera, ENO to coproduce Wagner's Ring by Richard Jones

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera is replacing Robert Lepage's controversial production of Wagner's Ring Cycle with a new staging by British director Richard Jones. Jones' version of the...
Feb. 24, 2021

Military begins delivering vaccines in Texas, New York

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. military on Wednesday began delivering shots at coronavirus vaccination centers in Texas and New York and announced that service members will start staffing four...
Feb. 24, 2021

Correction: Racial Injustice-Confederate Statues story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story February 23, 2021, about a Southern Poverty Law Center count of how many Confederate symbols were taken down or moved from public spaces...
Feb. 24, 2021

Facebook says it will pay $1B over 3 years to news industry

Facebook, following in Google's footsteps, says it plans to invest $1 billion to "support the news industry” over the next three years. The social networking giant, which has been tussling...
Feb. 24, 2021

LA sheriff calls Tiger Woods crash 'purely an accident'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County sheriff on Wednesday characterized the crash that seriously injured Tiger Woods as “purely an accident" and appeared to rule out any potential...
Feb. 24, 2021

David Foster and Katharine McPhee welcome a baby boy

NEW YORK (AP) — Katharine McPhee and David Foster may want to channel their musical talents into lullabies. The couple, who wed in 2019, have welcomed a baby boy, McPhee's...
Feb. 24, 2021

The Latest: Alaska governor positive for coronavirus

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild symptoms, his office announced Wednesday. Dunleavy, a 59-year-old Republican, is currently at home in the...
Feb. 24, 2021

'60 Minutes' will have streaming spinoff on Paramount+

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News is launching a streaming version of “60 Minutes” on the new Paramount+ service, hoping to expose the durable brand to a younger and more...
Feb. 24, 2021

Blackouts bring up 'a four-letter word' in Texas: regulation

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — All the groceries spoiled and the water was out for days. Then Melissa Rogers, a believer in the Texas gospel that government should know its place,...
Feb. 24, 2021

Man charged with child rape volunteered with senior college

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A retired drama teacher accused of sexually assaulting boys in Massachusetts and New York was allowed to teach in a program for senior citizens that's affiliated...
Feb. 24, 2021

Jill Biden says health inequities have lasted 'far too long'

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — During a visit to a cancer center Wednesday, first lady Jill Biden said health disparities have hurt communities of color “for far too long” and “it’s...
Feb. 24, 2021

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