- Facebook post costs newly hired Neb stadium announcer job Updated: Sep-01-15 7:11 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A months-old Facebook post has cost the Nebraska football stadium announcer his job one day after his hiring was announced.
- Comcast teeing up new services targeted at millennials Updated: Sep-01-15 5:06 pm
NEW YORK - Comcast, which became a TV powerhouse by signing up Generation Xers, baby boomers and their parents, now is fighting for millennial eyeballs.
- Classes at California school canceled after gun threats Updated: Sep-01-15 3:30 pm
FRESNO, California - A 15-year-old boy was arrested and classes at a Central California high school were canceled Tuesday after police discovered threats against other students posted on social media, authorities said.
- Australian, Thai journalists acquitted of defaming Thai navy Updated: Sep-01-15 12:23 am
PHUKET, Thailand - An Australian journalist and his Thai colleague were acquitted Tuesday in a criminal defamation lawsuit filed by Thailand's navy over an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar.
- A look at the slaying of suburban Houston sheriff's deputy Updated: Aug-31-15 6:03 pm
HOUSTON - Shannon J. Miles is charged with fatally shooting a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy in an attack the sheriff said was possibly fueled by rising tensions linked to the Black Lives Matter movement. A guide to key aspects of the case:
- 2 arrested after video of crimes posted on social media Updated: Aug-31-15 5:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Two Northern California men were arrested after allegedly live-streaming their armed hunt for another man on a popular social media site.
- Doctor claims college wanted to fire her over Facebook posts Updated: Aug-31-15 4:47 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A new doctor in a University of Texas residency training program has sued the school, claiming she faced possible dismissal after complaining on Facebook about having to work 100 hours or more per week.
- Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76 Updated: Aug-31-15 4:29 pm
LOS ANGELES - It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice.
- Continental Resources CEO withdraws defamation lawsuit Updated: Aug-31-15 3:37 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm has withdrawn a defamation lawsuit against a fellow oilman for a Facebook post that was critical of him.
- Mozambique: Journalists, academic found guilty of defamation Updated: Aug-31-15 1:53 pm
MAPUTO, Mozambique - A judge in Mozambique has found two journalists and an academic guilty of defamation over a Facebook post.
- Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments Updated: Aug-30-15 3:36 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."
- EXCHANGE: Antique mall has 15 dealers with room for more Updated: Aug-30-15 10:28 am
WASHINGTON, Illinois - Homestead Antiques is the business that Joann Smiley always wanted.
- 1st African-American actor to play Valjean on Broadway dies Updated: Aug-29-15 9:59 pm
NEW YORK - Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les MisÃ©rables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.
- On-Air Ambush: TV crew's killing unfolds in real time Updated: Aug-29-15 7:26 pm
The on-air shooting deaths of Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward and the suicide five hours later of gunman Vester Flanagan played out in a sort of surreal time, spilling from TV screens within range of the Roanoke station's signal to horrified viewers the world over via social media. Five hours of horror, delivered in electronic bursts.
- Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce Updated: Aug-28-15 5:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.
- What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day Updated: Aug-28-15 1:57 pm
NEW YORK - A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth's population.
- Mandi Gubler lives with 'fearless' as her motto Updated: Aug-28-15 5:07 am
ST. GEORGE, Utah - Stop by Mandi Gubler's St. George home at any given time and there's a pretty good chance you'll be walking into a construction zone.
- For the first time, 1 billion people used Facebook in a day Updated: Aug-27-15 5:08 pm
NEW YORK - For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day on Monday.
- Veteran detained after Facebook posts wants lawsuit revived Updated: Aug-27-15 4:33 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A former Marine involuntarily held for psychiatric evaluation in Virginia after posting threatening anti-government messages on Facebook is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate his lawsuit.
- Twitter tries to lure in users as it searches for CEO Updated: Aug-27-15 2:45 pm
NEW YORK - Twitter's most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service is essential, easy to use and not just meant for celebrities, 16-year-olds and news junkies.
- German justice minister asks Facebook to delete racist posts Updated: Aug-27-15 12:43 pm
BERLIN - Germany's justice minister says he wants Facebook to delete racist content faster amid a surge in anti-migrant pages and comments on the social networking site.
- Restraint over retweeting urged in Virginia attack video Updated: Aug-27-15 4:16 am
LOS ANGELES - The online reaction spread quickly as expected after a killer posted video of his attack on two former co-workers in the midst of a live news broadcast.
- Ex-NFLer Martin says he attempted suicide multiple times Updated: Aug-26-15 5:47 pm
MIAMI - Former NFL tackle Jonathan Martin posted on Facebook that difficulties in the profession led him to attempt suicide multiple times, and he wanted to share his struggle with social isolation to help others.
- Young Lebanese activists challenge old political class Updated: Aug-26-15 5:29 pm
BEIRUT - First they egged the prime minister's building. Then they dumped some of the garbage piling up on Beirut's streets outside the home of the environment minister, furious the government couldn't get its act together to find a solution when Lebanon's main landfill shut down.
- Malloy: Transit worker wrong to use fake ID on news website Updated: Aug-26-15 5:23 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday a Department of Transportation official was wrong to post comments on a website using a false identity to advocate for the $567 million Hartford-to-New Britain bus-only corridor.