An emotional Khamenei shows Iran general's death is personal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a rare display of emotion from the typically reserved and measured supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cried openly Monday at the funeral of slain Gen....

Facebook to set up ‘war room’ in Taiwan ahead of elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Social media giant Facebook is launching a "war room" in Taiwan for the first time on Jan. 1 in a bid to fight disinformation as the country gears up for its pre...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childho...

Inside impeachment: How an 'urgent' tip became 'high crimes'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The night before the whistleblower complaint that launched President Donald Trump's impeachment was made public, Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee crammed...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

A sharecropper's son who rose through the seats of power to become one of the nation's most influential voices. A Republican who went on to lead the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing. A lauded writer ...

Trump, allies aim to delegitimize impeachment from the start

WASHINGTON (AP) — They're calling it a circus, a farce and even zany. President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have spent weeks trivializing the House impeachment inquiry ahe...

Tech companies rush to fight misinformation ahead of UK vote

LONDON (AP) — Facebook is opening up a war room to quickly respond to election hoaxes. Twitter is banning political ads. Google plans to crack down on bogus videos on YouTube. Social...

Tech companies rush to fight misinformation ahead of UK vote

LONDON (AP) — Facebook is opening up a war room to quickly respond to election hoaxes. Twitter is banning political ads. Google plans to crack down on bogus videos on YouTube. Social...

Trump confronts the limits of impeachment defense strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is confronting the limits of his main impeachment defense. As the probe hits the one-month mark, Trump and his aides have largely ignored the...

Ohio presidents exhibit highlights little known 'fun facts'

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The role of Ohio's formidable run of early U.S. presidents in establishing lasting national customs like the White House Easter egg roll and West Wing war room is explored in a h...

Oscar-winning documentary maker D.A. Pennebaker dies at 94

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning documentary maker D.A. Pennebaker has died at the age of 94. Frazer Pennebaker said in an email his father died Thursday at his Long Island home from na...

Fake news changes shape as EU heads into elections

LONDON (AP) — Fake news has evolved beyond the playbook used by Russian trolls in the U.S. election. As the European Union gears up for a crucial election, it is mostly homegrown groups rather than fo...

Assange arrest a contrast to Trump's WikiLeaks praise

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a far cry from "I love WikiLeaks!" The image of a disheveled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being hauled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to face ch...

At Alabama, Clemson everything matters in building champs

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — At Alabama and Clemson, being the best at one thing means being the best at everything. That sounds like coach speak or corporate-retreat lingo, but Crimson T...

EU presents plan to tackle fake news ahead of May elections

Five months ahead of the European elections in May, the EU's executive has proposed more than doubling the Commission's budget to tackle disinformation from €1.9 million ($2.1 million) to...