• Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies, lies

    A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent U.S. Capitol siege, online messaging that is spreading quickly through GOP ranks fueled by algorithms that boost extreme content.

  • Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies, lies

    A faction of local, county and state Republican officials is pushing lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories that echo those that helped inspire the violent U.S. Capitol siege, online messaging that is spreading quickly through GOP ranks fueled by algorithms that boost extreme content.

  • New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution, concern

    NEW YORK (AP) — Another mutated version of the coronavirus has popped up in New York City, and experts reacted to the the news with a mixture of caution and concern.

  • Rights groups target sponsors like Airbnb for Beijing Games

    In one corner are the 15 leading Olympic sponsors, many household names like Airbnb, Coca-Cola, Visa, Toyota, Samsung, and General Electric. Together they pay at least $1 billion to the International Olympic Committee, and in the next four-year Olympic cycle the payments could reach $2 billion.

    Updated: 9:20 pm

  • AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

    COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

    Updated: 9:04 pm

  • A mister no more: Mr. Potato Head goes gender neutral

    NEW YORK (AP) — Is it Mr. Potato Head or not?

    Updated: 7:55 pm

  • Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to Nassar charged

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar killed himself Thursday, hours after being charged with turning his Michigan gym into a hub of human trafficking by coercing girls to train and then abusing them.

    Updated: 7:40 pm

  • Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot and two of the singer’s French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery, police said. The singer is offering a $500,000 reward.

    Updated: 6:58 pm

  • Jazz say they will investigate allegation of bigoted comment

    The Utah Jazz said they will “thoroughly investigate” an allegation from former NBA player Elijah Millsap that longtime team executive Dennis Lindsey directed a bigoted statement toward him during an end-of-season exit interview in 2015.

  • BLM launches Survival Fund amid federal COVID-19 relief wait

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund that it quietly launched earlier this month, to help people struggling to make ends meet during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

    Updated: 4:59 pm