September 28, 2022 3:59 am

  • Facebook dithered in curbing divisive user content in India
    NEW DELHI, India (AP) – Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents obtained by The Associated Press, even as its own employees cast doubt over the company’s motivations and interests. From research as recent as March of this year to company…
  • Raging gunbattles in northern Mexico city kill 4, wound 2
    CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Residents of the northern Mexico border city of Matamoros were recovering Saturday from a night of terror in which raging gunbattles left civilians diving for cover. The government of the border state of Tamaulipas said three gunmen, including a leader of the Gulf Cartel, were killed in the firefights with…
  • 3 D.C. churches, including District’s oldest Black congregation, receiving preservation grants
    Three D.C. churches, including the District’s oldest Black congregation, have won six figures in grant funds for preserving their buildings. The Lilly Endowment Inc., an Indiana-based charitable foundation, announced the grants Thursday for the Washington National Cathedral, St. John’s Episcopal Church and Mount Zion United Methodist Church, the oldest Black church in Washington, D.C. The…
  • Erdogan orders removal of 10 ambassadors, including U.S. envoy
    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that he had ordered 10 foreign ambassadors who called for the release of a jailed philanthropist to be declared persona non grata. The envoys, including the U.S., French and German representatives in Ankara, issued a statement earlier this week calling for a resolution to the…
  • Brockton celebrates 70th anniversary of Marciano-Louis bout
    BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — The city of Brockton is celebrating the 70th anniversary of favorite son Rocky Marciano’s heavyweight fight against Joe Louis with a special showing of the bout this week.The eight-round match will be shown in its entirety on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at West Middle School, according to a…
  • Nonprofit opens to help business owners in Fredericksburg
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  • Hospice staff, volunteers make ‘an indelible difference’
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  • Hurricane Rick heads toward Mexico’s Pacific coast
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Rick headed for Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Sunday and is forecast to reach land by Monday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Rick had winds as high as 85 miles per hour ( 140 kph) and was expected to hit somewhere around the seaport of Lazaro Cardenas and the resort…
  • Democrats eye billionaire’s tax to help push Biden spending bill across finish line
    Congressional Democrats are weighing a new tax on the income and assets of the nation’s leading billionaires — a provision many believe can help get President Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar expansion of the federal safety net across the finish line. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, is drafting the proposal with input from the…
  • With its social media biz under siege, Facebook looks to build a new ‘metaverse’ empire
    Not content with this world, Facebook believes it can build a new reality. Amid a crush of bad publicity, governmental scrutiny and growing competition for its social media business, the company is hiring workers and making products to create the “metaverse.” On the company’s blog, Facebook vice presidents Nick Clegg and Javier Olivan described the…