Women keep up wins in Trump-era political surge

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In its 400-year history, Virginia's House of Delegates has never been led by a woman. There's a good chance that might change soon. Two women are among the conte...

Somali who was target of threats wins US municipal election

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A city in Maine that is home to thousands of African newcomers has elected a Somali American to its city council. Safiya Khalid (sah-FEE'-yah kah-LEED') soundl...

'It's a fine target': Census bureau to fight misinformation

CHICAGO (AP) — Census officials are preparing to battle the spread of fake news by internet trolls and foreign powers for the first time in the count's 230-year history. The stakes a...

'OK' hand gesture, 'Bowlcut' added to hate symbols database

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The "OK" hand gesture, a mass killer's bowl-style haircut and an anthropomorphic moon wearing sunglasses are among 36 new entries in a Jewish civil rights group's online datab...

Taiwan mayor talks Indo-Pacific strategy at Washington DC event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a speech given at Washington D.C.’s Wilson Center on July 10, Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) broached the topics of security in the Indo-Pacific region and th...

Infowars to pay $15K for unauthorized Pepe the Frog posters

Conspiracy-promoting website Infowars will pay $15,000 to resolve a copyright infringement lawsuit over its sales of a poster featuring the image of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character that was hijacke...

Parents sue tycoon's firm over dysentery outbreak in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) — Natalya Konkova got a call from her 5-year-old son's day care center at School No. 1357, asking her to pick up Yaroslav because he was running a fever and having trouble walking. ...

Neo-Nazi website founder must return to US to face lawsuit

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against a neo-Nazi website operator who asked to be excused from returning to the U.S. for questioning in a lawsuit accusing him of orchestrating an an...

Neo-Nazi website operator ordered to disclose his net worth

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A neo-Nazi website operator must disclose his net worth to attorneys for a Montana real estate agent who sued him for orchestrating an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against her fam...

Neo-Nazi website founder says he fears returning to US

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The operator of a leading neo-Nazi website claims it's too dangerous for him to travel to the U.S. to be questioned under oath for a lawsuit accusing him of terrorizing a Montan...

Lost In Translation: How Language Is Used to Obfuscate Taiwan’s Reality

Consume any mainstream English-language media about Taiwan, and you’ll come across an abundant lexicon of terms that sound as though they help define the Taiwan-China situation: “renegade ...

Poland arrests 3 urging more deaths after mayor slain

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's interior ministry says police have arrested three people calling for more killings following the assassination of the mayor of Gdansk. Joachim Brudzins...

China's 'troll factory' targeting Taiwan with disinformation prior to election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A local media outlet reported yesterday (Nov. 5) that China has its own "troll factory," which specializes in training its media and setting up accounts on Weibo, Fac...

New defense for Infowars in copyright case? "Pepe the Toad"

The internet trolls who turned Pepe the Frog into a racist, xenophobic hate symbol may be disappointed to hear a new claim about the cartoon character's origins, courtesy of conspiracy theorist Alex J...

AP EXPLAINS: What is shadow banning?

NEW YORK (AP) — The sinister-sounding term "shadow banning" has been in play recently, mostly thanks to conservatives — including President Donald Trump — accusing Twitter and other technology compani...