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Dirty tricks in Kansas via text: Does yes actually mean no?

In the thick of Kansas' contentious debate over abortion rights, the anonymous text messages arriving on the eve of the big referendum this week seemed clear enough. “Voting YES on the Amendment will ...

Solomon Islands takes tighter control over state broadcaster

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The government of the Solomon Islands has taken tighter control over the nation's state-owned broadcaster — a move opponents say is squarely aimed at controlling and cen...

Taiwan expects increased 'psychological warfare' after Pelosi visit

Taiwan pledged on Wednesday to step up security against possible disruptions by "overseas forces" including cyber attacks as tensions with China rise following the visit to the self-ruled is...

Alex Jones concedes Sandy Hook attack was '100% real'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For years, bombastic far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ranted to his millions of followers that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, that children wer...

FACT FOCUS: Wisconsin mobile voting truck claims scrutinized

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two years ago, the city of Racine became the first — and only — municipality in Wisconsin to purchase a mobile voting truck. City Clerk Tara McMenamin said she ...

What to watch in primaries in Arizona, Michigan, elsewhere

In Missouri, scandal-ridden former Gov. Eric Greitens is attempting a political comeback. In Michigan, a crowded field of Republican gubernatorial candidates includes a man charged in the Jan. 6 U.S. ...

Top election official races feature deniers of 2020 results

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker endorsed by former President Donald Trump who attended the Jan. 6, 2021, rally that preceded the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol and another lawmaker who also be...

Abortion foes downplay complex post-Roe v. Wade realities

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a 10-year-old Ohio girl traveled to Indiana last month to end a pregnancy forced onto her by a rapist, several conservative politicians and TV pundits called the report a hoax. ...

How Myanmar's junta is using Chinese facial recognition technology

Myanmar's junta is expanding its public surveillance capabilities by using facial recognition technology, raising fresh concerns about the safety of democracy activists and resistance groups in My...

Climate disinformation leaves lasting mark as world heats

In 1998, as nations around the world agreed to cut carbon emissions through the Kyoto Protocol, America's fossil fuel companies plotted their response, including an aggressive strategy to inject doubt...

Judge: Transgender girl can rejoin school's softball team

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Indianapolis Public Schools to allow a 10-year-old transgender girl to rejoin her school’s all-girls softball team while a lawsuit continues against a s...

Report: Need tighter security for Wisconsin election workers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The security of election workers and equipment in battleground Wisconsin’s second-largest county isn't adequate in light of the threats that officials and workers are facing in a ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

YouTube to remove videos spreading abortion falsehoods

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — YouTube will begin removing misleading videos about abortion in response to falsehoods being spread about the procedure that is being banned or restricted across a broad swath...

Business Highlights: Cool housing market, jobless claims

___ Housing market chills as mortgage rates, prices scare buyers NEW YORK (AP) — Rising mortgage rates have combined with already high home prices to discourage wou...