- Boston leaders: Video proves black suspect not shot in back Updated: Jun-03-15 3:20 pm
BOSTON - A knife-wielding black man killed while under surveillance by an anti-terror task force had discussed "committing beheadings" and "harming police officers," a law enforcement official said Wednesday.
- US officials warn of encrypted communications by extremists Updated: Jun-03-15 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. law enforcement officials expressed concern Wednesday about the growing use of encrypted communication and private messaging by supporters of the Islamic State, saying the technology was complicating efforts to monitor terror suspects and extremists.
- Palace confirms Queen Elizabeth II's medical appointment Updated: Jun-03-15 2:04 pm
LONDON - Buckingham Palace took the unusual step Wednesday of confirming that Queen Elizabeth II went to a hospital for her annual medical checkup after social media comments touched off speculation on her health.
- MSNBC, E! ranked high in social network engagement Updated: Jun-03-15 12:40 pm
NEW YORK - A company that measures the effectiveness of television networks on social media says MSNBC is top-ranked on Facebook and E! Entertainment is best on Twitter.
- Twin Falls man arrested for putting child pornography on Twitter Updated: Jun-03-15 11:46 am
TWIN FALLS, Idaho - A Twin Falls man has been arrested after police say he uploaded child pornography to Twitter.
- Mothers call on children who've joined IS to come home Updated: Jun-03-15 9:35 am
BERLIN - A group of Western mothers whose children have joined the Islamic State group and other extremists in Syria and Iraq appealed Wednesday for them to return home, quoting from the Quran.
- Pinterest to unveil 'buyable pins' in next few weeks Updated: Jun-02-15 4:47 pm
NEW YORK - Users of Pinterest will soon be able to buy items directly through the company's app using a new type of pin.
- Florida 9th grader accused of threatening teacher on Twitter Updated: Jun-02-15 7:58 am
WINTER PARK, Florida - A ninth grade student at a central Florida high school is accused of making threatening comments about a teacher on Twitter.
- Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner react to Caitlyn Jenner Updated: Jun-01-15 8:19 pm
NEW YORK - Caitlyn Jenner's loved ones were among numerous well-wishers to support her coming out Monday in Vanity Fair.
- High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats Updated: Jun-01-15 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man prosecuted for making threats on Facebook, but dodged the free-speech issues that had made the case intriguing to First Amendment advocates.
- KFC sues Chinese companies for online rumors about its food Updated: Jun-01-15 1:10 pm
BEIJING - Restaurant operator KFC said Monday it filed a lawsuit against three companies in China whose social media accounts spread false claims about its food, including that its chickens have eight legs.
- Google tries to demystify privacy controls with new approach Updated: Jun-01-15 8:53 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Google is making its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an attempt to make the more than 1 billion users of its digital services more comfortable about the personal information that they give the Internet's most powerful company.
- Group turns to Internet in hopes of saving factory building Updated: Jun-01-15 8:16 am
WINSTED, Connecticut - A non-profit group run by a former Winsted selectman has turned to the Internet in hopes of raising money to prevent the city from foreclosing on an old factory.
- Celebrities make splash with California drought awareness Updated: May-31-15 2:37 pm
LOS ANGELES - From drought-shaming to eco-boasting, willing or not, celebrities are playing a role in raising awareness about California's debilitating drought.
- Kansas Senate approves array of election law changes Updated: May-30-15 7:46 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate has approved an array of changes to state election laws dealing with the use of social media by campaigns and regulations on political signs.
- Nation focuses on area boy who opened heart to stranger Updated: May-30-15 9:36 am
PRATTVILLE, Alabama - Josiah Duncan of Prattville only turned 5 years old in April, but he already knows what compassion feels like. And he is not afraid to express it.
- Man sentenced for tricking teens into sending naked photos Updated: May-29-15 8:27 pm
LOS ANGELES - A Ventura County man who used fake social media profiles to trick and threaten teens into sending him naked photos and videos has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.
- Bob Baffert grows into racing's grateful elder statesman Updated: May-29-15 2:02 pm
ARCADIA, California - Bob Baffert came blasting into thoroughbred racing in Southern California talking smack. Wearing a cowboy hat and boots, he had already conquered the quarter horse world and was ready to take aim at the bigger money and prestige offered by training regally-bred thoroughbreds.
- Orange County schools to monitor students on social media Updated: May-29-15 10:13 am
ORLANDO, Florida - In an effort to curb cyberbullying, campus crime and suicide, the Orange County school district has started monitoring student messages on social media sites.
- Ohio police officer fired over racist Facebook posts Updated: May-29-15 4:14 am
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio - A central Ohio police officer has been fired after a four-month investigation into Facebook posts that officials say were racially charged.
- Teen girl charged with making 'Columbine' threat to school Updated: May-28-15 8:01 pm
BOLTON, Massachusetts - A 15-year-old Massachusetts girl has been charged with making a threat to her school on social media that referenced the Columbine High School massacre.
- Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos Updated: May-28-15 7:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Google is willing to store and organize all of the world's digital photos and videos for free.
- Study says girls seek sisterhood - not just marriage - in IS Updated: May-28-15 3:46 pm
LONDON - The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests.
- After suicide, Israel lawmakers discuss online shaming Updated: May-28-15 7:33 am
JERUSALEM - Israeli lawmakers are looking to take steps to prevent online defamation after an Israeli public servant killed himself over an accusatory Facebook post.
- No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey Updated: May-28-15 7:31 am
PARIS - When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France booked her first trip abroad - they were going to a place of no return.