Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 7 The Washington Post on a new U.S. guideline forcing international stud...

Facebook civil rights audit: 'serious setbacks' mar progress

A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found “serious setbacks” that have marred the social network’s progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias. Fa...

Ex-USOC spokesman Mike Moran dead at 78 after short illness

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) — Former US Olympic Committee spokesman Mike Moran died Tuesday after a short illness at age 78, according to the University of Colorado. Moran served...

Civil rights groups denounce Facebook over hate speech

Facebook keeps telling critics that it is doing everything it can to rid its service of hate, abuse and misinformation. And the company's detractors keep not buying it. On Tuesday, C...

Thailand denies monkeys abused to harvest coconut products

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's coconut-picking monkeys, long a popular tourist attraction, have become a sensitive trade issue as British activists claim the animals are abused and push for a boycott of th...

Georgia sub shop workers fired for making bread dough noose

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Four employees of a Georgia sandwich shop were fired after making a noose out of bread dough and filming themselves playing with it. A video posted to social me...

K-State players end threat of boycott over Floyd tweet

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State football players have called off a threatened boycott in response to an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd. The decisi...

Oklahoma State's Gundy takes pay cut in wake of T-shirt flap

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy took a $1 million pay cut and had his contract shortened by a year as part of an internal review prompted by sharp criticism from his star runn...

Focus on Taiwan's potential African ally, Somaliland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Somaliland, in the Horn of Africa, is set to establish mutual representative offices with Taiwan and it's a deal that comes with a lot of questions. As a former Br...

Oklahoma St finds 'no signs' of racism in football program

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State’s athletic director said late Thursday an internal review had found “no sign or indication of racism” in the football program under coach Mike Gundy after a num...

Nu Skin, Tesla rise; Tailored Brands, Facebook fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday: Dime Community Bancshares Inc., up 18 cents to $13.03. The parent company of Dime Co...

Social media companies face revenue hit from boycotts

Verizon's decision to join the growing boycott against Facebook and Twitter risks hurting the social media giants where it hurts most: their advertising revenue. Advertising account...

China accuses India of targeting Chinese imports after clash

BEIJING (AP) — China accused India on Thursday of improperly disrupting activities by Chinese companies in the midst of tensions over a bloody clash between forces along their disputed border. ...

A pinch where it hurts: Can Facebook weather the ad boycott?

On Wednesday, more than 500 companies officially kicked off an advertising boycott intended to pressure Facebook into taking a stronger stand against hate speech. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to me...

Venezuela calls congressional elections amid political fight

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials announced Wednesday that congressional elections will be held on the first Sunday in December to choose members of the only branch of government not now ...