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Facebook takes down anti-Semitic page, governor says

February 5, 2020

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Facebook has agreed to shutter the public page of a group the administration has identified as anti-Semitic, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday.Murphy, a Democrat, said in a joint statement with Attorney General Gurbir Grewal...

UK government, at odds with media, eyes BBC funding change

By JILL LAWLESS | February 5, 2020

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...

US antitrust chief leaving Google probe because of lobbying

By MARCY GORDON and MICHAEL BALSAMO | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department official leading the investigation of big tech companies’ market dominance is stepping aside from the department’s Google probe because of his previous lobbying work for Google as a private attorney.Assistant...

High-profile Iowa poll won’t be released

February 2, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Des Moines Register, CNN and its polling partner have decided not to release the final installment of its presidential preference poll, fearing its results may have been compromised.Carol Hunter, the executive editor of the...

Media outlets push back against government’s Brexit video

By GREGORY KATZ and DAVID BAUDER | January 31, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Some prominent British and international media organizations pushed back Friday against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s handling of a prerecorded video message to mark Britain's departure from the European Union.The Associated Press and...

Nevada airport pulls magazine over cover story about brothel

January 31, 2020

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A women's lifestyle magazine was pulled from its advertising racks at a Nevada airport after it ran a cover story about a brothel near Reno, airport officials said.Bliss Life magazine featured the Mustang Ranch Brothel and its workers...

Judge allows AP to be heard in dispute over Saints emails

By JIM MUSTIAN | January 31, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that The Associated Press may be heard in a court dispute over whether to release hundreds of confidential emails that detail the New Orleans Saints' behind-the-scenes public relations work to help area Roman...

AP Exclusive: Woman who says Trump raped her seeks his DNA

By JENNIFER PELTZ | January 30, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a woman who accuses President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s are asking for a DNA sample, seeking to determine whether his genetic material is on a dress she says she wore during the encounter.Advice columnist E....

Census relying on social media, advocates to stop bad info

By MIKE SCHNEIDER | January 30, 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau is relying on outside help from social media companies, advocacy groups and other government agencies to halt campaigns that try to discourage people from participating in the once-a-decade head count through the spread of false...

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By Perspective Staff | October 17, 2018

Chris Grask | Perspective Contributor ... the uncertainty yet greatness of Limewire.The client file sharing program was the next Napster, yet you never knew what you were really downloading until you opened it on your desktop.The program was filled with...