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            by Mary Rose Corkery  The vast majority of Americans consider news bias to be “a major problem,” but more than half believe the issue is with the news other people consume, according to a survey from Gallup and the Knight Foundation released Tuesday. Nearly half of the adults surveyed believe...
    President Donald Trump’s former private lawyer has been supplied work as a marketing consultant and to make media appearances for a political motion committee, his lawyer mentioned Wednesday. Michael Cohen hopes to just accept the supply to work on the committee’s behalf, lawyer Danya Perry instructed U.S. District Decide Alvin Ok. Hellerstein in a...
    President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer has been offered work as a consultant and to make media appearances for a political action committee, his lawyer said Wednesday. Michael Cohen hopes to accept the offer to work on the committee’s behalf, attorney Danya Perry told U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein in a letter aimed at...
    By Thu Thu Aung YANGON (Reuters) - An ad showing a civet cat cowering in a cage being offered for sale on Facebook was just one of hundreds that the social media giant has removed in a crackdown on Southeast Asia's illegal wildlife trade during recent weeks. "Not too wild, not too-well behaved. If interested,...
    The suggestion that President Trump will "barricade himself in the West Wing" if he loses his bid for reelection is "ridiculous" and "absurd," Fox News contributor Karl Rove said Wednesday on "Hannity." "These people ought to be ashamed of themselves," Rove said. "I mean, talk about stirring up emotion and fearmongering." The former deputy White...
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's major state-run commercial banks are conducting large-scale internal testing of a digital wallet application, moving a step closer to the official launch of a home-grown digital currency, the 21st Century Business Herald reported on Thursday. The state-backed newspaper cited sources saying employees at state banks in cities including Shenzhen have started...
    By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer has been offered work as a consultant and to make media appearances for a political action committee, his lawyer said Wednesday. Michael Cohen hopes to accept the offer to work on the committee’s behalf, attorney Danya Perry told U.S. District...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden acted inappropriately when a news anchor recently asked whether he should or has taken a cognitive abilities test, Sean Hannity said in his opening monologue Wednesday. "Let's state some facts," the "Hannity" host began. "Biden loses his trend of thought often. He mixes up numbers often. He struggles to remember certain...
    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer has been offered work as a consultant and to make media appearances for a political action committee, his lawyer said Wednesday. Michael Cohen hopes to accept the offer to work on the committee’s behalf, attorney Danya Perry told U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein in...
    Twitter took an unprecedented step in its social media war with President Trump. On Wednesday night, the social media giant banned the Trump campaign's account from tweeting unless it removed a post that included a clip of the president claiming children are "almost immune" to COVID-19. The social media platform said the content "is...
    Pandemic at the disco? Viral videos of packed partying underway at waterfront clubs in Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks led to a spike in tourism amid the coronavirus crisis -- but not in new cases, according to a local mayor. “You just think about what this has done for our economy and you just go, ‘Thank...
    FOLSOM (CBS13) — A social media post circulating in Folsom is prompting high school students to speak out. Many are calling the photo racist and want the person pictured in it, a Folsom High School student, to be held accountable. The photo, which shows a young man in sunglasses and a cowboy hat holding what...
    A study released by Gallup and Knight Foundation on Tuesday suggests that Americans are more fed up with the news media than ever. The released poll shows that the American people are deeply divided — and blame media bias for the problem. 36% of surveyed Americans lay a “moderate amount” of today’s partisan hostility at...
    Facebook and Twitter censored a video clip of President Donald Trump’s recent interview on Fox News’ Fox & Friends over alleged coronavirus “misinformation.” Facebook said it removed the video of the interview because President Trump claimed that children have heightened immunity to coronavirus. The Trump campaign stands by this claim, but Facebook disagrees, and used it as...
    Facebook has tried its hardest to avoid taking action against posts from President Trump that broke its own rules. But on Wednesday, that long-running effort finally ran aground against a rambling diatribe from the president about children and the coronavirus. It’s a shift that could have an enormous impact on Trump’s re-election effort. While political...
    LIMPIO, Paraguay (AP) — The Cerro Lagoon in the Paraguayan city of Limpio is sharply divided into two parts: one purple, one blue. One part emits a foul odor, the other doesn’t. The lagoon was split by construction of an embankment and roadway to carry trucks to and from local factories. Several months ago,...
    It's not the first time that Trump has been censored by the social media giant. Donald Trump spoke this morning with Fox News and said that children were “almost immune” from COVID-19. The President then shared the video from that interview on his Facebook page before it was subsequently removed by the platform, NBC News...
    The State Department says Russia is using a well-developed online operation that includes a loose collection of proxy websites to stir up confusion around the coronavirus by amplifying conspiracy theories and misinformation. The disclosure on Wednesday was rare for the Trump administration, which has been cautious about blaming the Kremlin for disinformation campaigns, especially around...
    By AMANDA SEITZ, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The State Department says Russia is using a well-developed online operation that includes a loose collection of proxy websites to stir up confusion around the coronavirus by amplifying conspiracy theories and misinformation. The disclosure on Wednesday was rare for the Trump administration, which has been cautious about...
    CHICAGO (AP) — The State Department says Russia is using a well-developed online operation that includes a loose collection of proxy websites to stir up confusion around the coronavirus by amplifying conspiracy theories and misinformation. The disclosure on Wednesday was rare for the Trump administration, which has been cautious about blaming the Kremlin for...
    Former US First Lady Michelle Obama has said she is suffering from "low-grade depression" because of the pandemic, racial tensions and the "hypocrisy" of the Trump administration. She said managing "emotional highs and lows" required "knowing yourself" and "the things that do bring you joy." Mrs Obama said she has had difficulties with her...
    PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 26: Actress Erika Alexander delivers remarks on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Hillary Clinton hands over her social media platforms and millions of followers to Erika Alexander as the actress plans...
    Daisy Coleman, a victim of high school sexual assault and advocate for rape survivors whose story appeared in the 2016 Netflix documentary ‘Audrie & Daisy,’ has died by suicide. She was 23. Her mother announced her death Tuesday night on social media, and the SafeBAE foundation, which she co-founded, also issued a statement on social...
    CNN political analyst Ana Navarro is hosting a Joe Biden campaign event on Thursday despite being labeled a “Republican strategist and commentator” by the liberal network. Biden’s event is billed as a “Hispanic-focused virtual organizing event and roundtable conversation” that will feature Navarro leading a discussion on the presumed Democratic candidate’s agenda for the Hispanic community. CNN’S ANA...
    Dr. Candice Myhre reenacts the time she treated a patient with life-threatening injuries that she encountered while surfing. Dr. Candice Myhre An image of emergency medical physician Dr. Candice Myhre treating a bloody and injured patient has been widely-shared online in the past week. The striking photo is a reenactment of a time...
    Professional wrestler Marty Jannetty appeared to confess to a murder on his Facebook profile on Wednesday morning. Mostly known for being half of the Rockers tag team with WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Micheals, Jannetty has become more known for his outrageous posts on social media. 9 Marty Jannetty wrestled in WWE, then WWF between...
    Yanet Garcia took to Instagram to share another hot photo that highlighted one of her most notable features. The August 5 shot captured Yanet clad in a gray workout-inspired ensemble that hugged her in all the right ways. The image showed Garcia posed in the center of the frame where she faced her backside toward...
    The Tech Transparency Project first noticed the bug and believes that it has been in effect since at least June. “What we’ve seen with the related hashtags with Biden is that there is so much vitriol, that it appears to be benefitting President Trump,” director of the Tech Transparency Project, Katie Paul, told Buzzfeed on...
    Former vice-president Joe Biden will not travel to the Democratic convention in Wisconsin to accept the party's presidential nomination, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Biden will instead accept via a national address in Delaware, his home state. The convention had been planned for 17 to 20 August in Milwaukee, but will now be...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – During this unprecedented time in our country, new research shows our social media habits are changing. The pandemic, politics and race relations have increased tensions around the country. A new survey from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds more than half of Americans (56%) have changed their social media habits...
    Nicole Richie’s kids recently stumbled upon a NSFW Snapchat post the reality TV star shared on social media back in 2016. Richie, 38, revealed to fans Tuesday that her pre-teen children — 12-year-old daughter Harlow and 11-year-old son Sparrow — texted her a screenshot of a racy social media post where, while attending a bachelorette...
    SEOUL, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Videos shot from China show an explosion lighting up the night sky across the border in North Korea, multiple media reported on Wednesday, in what one South Korean outlet said was an apparent gas leak that caused a deadly blast on Monday. Reuters could not immediately verify the videos, which...
    8 dead, millions without power after Isaias ravages East Coast: What we know Fast Food Breakfast Has ‘Dried Up’ As Many People Arent Commuting To Work Social media helps keep Maxwell beef farm afloat During the pandemic, Alden and Adalynn Vaugn’s classroom is among cows. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT ...
    Donald Trump is causing massive headaches for Republican officials with his lies about fraudulent mail-in ballots. President Trump’s unfounded attacks on mail balloting are discouraging his own supporters from embracing the practice, according to polls and Republican leaders across the country, prompting growing alarm that one of the central strategies of his campaign is threatening GOP prospects...
    Only 42 percent of American adults say they will get the coronavirus vaccine, according to a Yahoo News/YouGov poll. This is a tracking poll of 1,506 American adults taken between July 28 – 30. Back in early May when the poll first started asking this question, 55 percent said they would agree to get vaccinated....
    MARTY JANNETTY appears to have admitted to making a man "disappear" in a disturbing Facebook post. The former WWE star claimed the incident took place when he worked at a bowling alley, aged 13. 1Marty Jannetty claimed the man was never seen again after he made him 'disappear' Jannetty, now 60, shared the concerning...
    Satish Salian, father of late celebrity manager Disha Salian has written a letter to Mumbai Police on Wednesday alleging harassment and atrocity by the media on his family. Disha was the manager of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Disha’s father in his letter has also alleged that news about his daughter’s involvement with any...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - A large fire broke out on Wednesday evening at a market in the emirate of Ajman in the United Arab Emirates, the National and Gulf Times newspapers reported. Local officials could not immediately be reached for comment or confirmation. (Writing by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Hugh Lawson) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    A judge in the U.K. ruled Wednesday that Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, can keep the names of five close friends secret while she brings a privacy invasion lawsuit against a British newspaper — but he chided both sides in the case for playing out their battle in the media as well as in the courtroom....
    Actress Rakul Preet Singh has garnered 15 million followers on Instagram, and she thanks her fans for their constant love and support, right from the days when she had little knowledge about her work or skills. Rakul Preet posted a thank-you note for her fans on Wednesday, on the video-sharing app. “I started working really...
    Arizona police lasso escaped emu with help of residents, search for owner 2 organizations are working to revive NYCs Chinatown as it reels from the pandemic and racial stigma A3 Artists Agency Hires Head of Commercial and Endorsement (Exclusive) © Courtesy of Kelsey Law A3 Artists Agency has hired Ashley Partington as its new...
    Protests broke out Saturday in the heart of Jerusalem with demonstrators expressing disapproval of Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu’s handling of the coronavirus and alleged illegal behavior, an escalation of discontent that has some Israelis calling for Netanyahu to step down.  Demonstrations have now become a weekly occurrence for angry critics of Netanyahu’s administration, who have...
    The Pac-12 is planning a mammoth loan program that would provide an escape hatch for cash-strapped athletic departments in the event the football season is canceled because of coronavirus, according to internal documents and conference sources. Football accounts for the majority of each department’s revenue, generating in excess of $50 million dollars in ticket sales...
    There’s a debate raging right now about the presidential debates: Will they happen this time around? Without further ado: The debates will happen. They always have. They will this time, too. But that’s never the point in the silly city that is Washington, D.C. What’s important is the kabuki theater that underlies every issue. It’s...
    In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo, Britain’s Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex receives flowers as she leaves after attending the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File) LONDON (AP) — A British judge ruled Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex can keep the names of five...
    Former Fordham University student Austin Tong is suing the school for banning him from the campus and from participating in any extracurricular activities affiliated with the school. In short ... The school banned Tong, a Chinese immigrant, from the campus and its associated activities after sharing a photo of himself holding a...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Baltimore office is reporting a rise in shopping scams linked to fraudulent websites and social media. The FBI received a number of complaints from victims who said they didn’t receive an item they bought from websites officer low prices on items like as gym equipment, small appliances,...
    Cue the double eyeball emoji. As of Wednesday, it appears Jay Cutler’s Instagram account, “IfJayHadInstagram,” has vanished from the social media platform. The curious move comes shortly after Cutler’s estranged wife, Kristin Cavallari, surprised fans Tuesday by sharing a photo of herself posing with her former “Laguna Beach” love, Stephen Colletti. “2004 or 2020?!” the...
    The Trust Index team fact checks questionable information circulating on social media and in our communities. Use the form below to share what you feel is suspicious. Our team of trained fact-checkers will review the claims and respond, as possible. Due to volume, we can’t respond to everyone, but we use all shared information to...
    The Iranian news agency Mehr published an article Wednesday speculating that the deadly explosion that destroyed large parts of Beirut, Lebanon, the day before was the product of U.S. “sabotage.” Mehr, the propaganda arm of Iran’s Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization (IIDO), also gave space on its English-language website to a speculative column asserting, “Even if we...