Media

January 19, 2018 - 6:34 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania's Defense Ministry says an investigation has been launched into a cyberattack against a Lithuanian news outlet. The commercial television station TV3 said it was hacked late Thursday and shortly after that a fake news story appeared on the channel's website...
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January 19, 2018 - 3:53 am
BERLIN (AP) — A new poll suggests the Swiss are willing to continue paying fees for public broadcasting before a referendum being closely watched across Europe. The survey published Friday by Tamedia group found 59 percent of respondents would reject a proposal to abolish the current system of...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin crosses himself as he bathes in an ice-cold water on Epiphany neat St. Nilus Stolobensky Monastery on Lake Seliger in Svetlitsa village, Russia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Thousands of Russian Orthodox Church followers will plunge into icy rivers and ponds across the country to mark Epiphany, cleansing themselves with water deemed holy for the day. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 1:57 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken a dip in icy lake waters to celebrate Epiphany, a major holiday in Orthodox Christianity marking the baptism of Jesus. Russian television stations have shown the 65-year-old Putin approaching a hole cut in the ice on Lake Seliger in...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 file photo, Aziz Ansari arrives at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman’s vivid account of the sexual advances of the comedian. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 18, 2018 - 3:58 pm
What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman's vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari's sexual advances while the two were on a date. The story on Babe.net threw a wrench into the #MeToo movement, with some...
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FILE - In a Monday, June 9, 2014 file photo, U.S. actor Kevin Spacey arrives for the European Premiere of Now, at a cinema in central London. Britain’s media say police in London are investigating a third allegation of sexual assault against two-time Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
January 18, 2018 - 9:51 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's media say police in London are investigating a third allegation of sexual assault against two-time Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey. The Metropolitan Police force said Thursday it had received an allegation "that the man sexually assaulted a man (Victim 3) in 2005 in...
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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo shows a laptop computer screen displaying the website of Alibaba's Taobao main site at an office in Beijing. China is criticizing recent moves by the U.S. government and Congress targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment. Among the Chinese online markets listed was e-commerce giant Alibaba’s online marketplace Taobao, which has struggled for years to shed its reputation as an Internet emporium for fake goods. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
January 18, 2018 - 3:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday criticized recent moves by the U.S. targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment, saying Washington lacks "objectivity" in its approach to Chinese businesses. Separately, the foreign ministry sought to deflect accusations that China is requiring...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 file photo, Aziz Ansari arrives at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman’s vivid account of the sexual advances of the comedian. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 17, 2018 - 6:34 pm
A little-known website's story of a sexual encounter between comedian Aziz Ansari and an unidentified woman is testing the boundaries of what constitutes news and what deserves to kept private. The story on Babe.net throws a wrench in the #MeToo movement. Some feminist writers dismiss the incident...
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January 17, 2018 - 1:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawmakers grilled executives Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday about what the companies are doing to prevent terrorists from using their platforms to spread propaganda and recruit new followers. The Senate's commerce, science and transportation committee hearing...
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This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Sam Rockwell, left, and Frances McDormand in a scene from "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "Get Out," ''Lady Bird," ''The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" are among the nominees for AARP The Magazine's 17th annual Movies for Grownups Awards. The Feb. 5 ceremony will be held in Los Angeles. It will air on PBS' "Great Performances" on Feb. 23. (Merrick Morton/Fox Searchlight via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" hasn't been mentioned much in this year's awards season, but it's among the nominees for AARP The Magazine's 17th annual Movies for Grownups Awards. Oscar contenders are also in the mix. Besides "The Last Jedi," nominees for best film include "Get Out," ''...
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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., talks to reporters just after a blistering speech on the Senate floor aimed at President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. In a speech on the Senate floor, Flake called Trump’s repeated attacks on the media “shameful” and “repulsive” and said Trump “has it precisely backward.’’ Flake said despotism is the enemy of the people, while a free press is the despot’s enemy and a guardian of democracy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 17, 2018 - 11:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" is "shameful" and reminiscent of words infamously used by Russian dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday. In a speech on the Senate floor, Flake, of...
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