• Germany Aug 23, 2019

    'Our House Is Burning': Global Worry Over Amazon Fires Escalates

    Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil’s government complained Thursday that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation. The threat to what some call “the lungs of the planet” has ignited a bitter dispute about who is to blame during the tenure...

  • Donald Trump Aug 9, 2019

    Weakened But Unbowed, NRA Head Digs in Against Gun Control

    In the aftermath of the back-to-back massacres in Texas and Ohio, the debate over gun control has returned to the National Rifle Association and its immense power to stymie any significant legislation on the issue. The man largely responsible for the NRA’s uncompromising stance is its decades-long CEO, Wayne LaPierre, who has been engulfed in turmoil and legal issues as...

  • Southern California Jun 18, 2019

    Raul Ruiz, Chicano Movement Activist and Reporter, Dies

    Raul Ruiz, a journalist, professor and longtime activist in the Chicano movement in Southern California, has died. He was 78.

  • mainstream media Mar 27, 2019

    Chinese Viewers Balk at ‘Bohemian Rhapsody' Film Censorship

    A huge fan of rock legends Queen, Peng Yanzi rushed to see “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the biopic about the band’s late lead singer, Freddie Mercury, while he was traveling in Britain last October....
    It was a touching film that made him cry hard, Peng says. He loved it enough to watch it a second time in his home city of Guangzhou after...

  • Los Angeles Mar 26, 2019

    As Mueller Report Details Emerge, Few Americans See Political Fight Ending

    The first glimpse into the special counsel’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election did little to mend a gaping American political divide. The four-page summary of Robert Mueller’s probe released by Attorney General William Barr didn’t satisfy many who wanted more details. But in a bitterly divided country, the little bit that was known stirred cheers from many...

  • Houston Mar 5, 2019

    Fledgling Gangland News Fills Niche Neglected by Other Media

    Shawn Cotton no longer drives his $55,000, bright pink Corvette to work because he’s afraid it could get him killed like his friend. But there are two things he won’t leave home without: his bulletproof vest and the 9 mm pistol he slips into his pocket. Cotton, 28, quit his $7-an-hour job cleaning refrigerators at a big-box store six years...

  • Donald Trump Nov 26, 2018

    ‘Misinformation' Is Dictionary.com's Word of the Year

    Misinformation, as opposed to disinformation, was chosen Monday as Dictionary.com’s word of the year on the tattered coattails of “toxic,” picked earlier this month for the same honor by Oxford Dictionaries in these tumultuous times. Jane Solomon, a linguist-in-residence at Dictionary, said in a recent interview that her site’s choice of “mis” over “dis” was deliberate, intended to serve as...

  • New York City Nov 1, 2018

    Rare Drop in NRA Election Spending as Gun-Limit Groups Rise

    The National Rifle Association — long seen as a kingmaker in Republican politics — is taking a lower profile in this year’s high-stakes midterm campaign, a sign of the shifting dynamics of the gun debate as the GOP fights to maintain its grip on Congress. The NRA has put $11 million into midterm races this year — less than half...

  • NBC News Oct 29, 2018

    Gab Becomes Latest Focal Point in Battle Over Online Hate

    The social media site favored by a Pennsylvania man accused of gunning down 11 people at a synagogue on Saturday was inaccessible Monday, with Gab becoming the latest focal point in a battle over online hate speech and the platforms that host it. In an email Sunday, a GoDaddy spokesman said the company had given Gab 24 hours to find...

  • Donald Trump Sep 29, 2018

    Fact Check: Trump's Distorted Attacks on His Accusers

    In a recent press conference, President Donald Trump defended Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from allegations of sexual misconduct and made claims about some of Trump’s own accusers that were false or lacked evidence.

  • Donald Trump Aug 2, 2018

    Mueller Looking to Interview Trump, Russian Pop Star: Sources

    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has offered the White House format changes for a possible interview with President Donald Trump, perhaps willing to limit some questions asked of him or accept some answers in writing, according to a person briefed on the proposal. Talks between Trump’s lawyers and the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election have restarted...

  • Donald Trump Aug 2, 2018

    Q, Explained: This Baseless Conspiracy Theory Is Erupting at Trump Rallies

    Amid the “Trump 2020” placards, the “Women for Trump” signs and the “CNN SUCKS” T-shirts, the most inscrutable message that came out of Donald Trump’s Tampa rally on Tuesday evening was a letter. Q. People wore T-shirts with the letter emblazoned on the front. Others carried signs containing the letter: “Q WWG1WGA Trump 2020 Keep America Great! MSM is the...

  • Chicago Mar 20, 2018

    Parkland Mother Delivers Strong Message to NRA Spokeswoman After ‘Crying Mothers' Comment

    Cathi Rush listened to NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch call crying white mothers “ratings gold” while speaking at the annual CPAC convention last week just outside of Washington, D.C.

  • head Mar 19, 2018

    Russian Election Assault Poses Quandary for 2018 Campaigns

    Encrypted messages. Two-factor authentication. Real-time monitoring of social media for malicious internet bot activity. This is the new reality for candidates running in 2018, scared of email hacks and elaborate misinformation schemes like the ones Russia used to disrupt the 2016 campaign. And many candidates say they’re concerned they can’t rely on Congress or the White House for advice, or...

  • law enforcement Jan 24, 2018

    Gun Industry Converges Near Las Vegas Mass Shooting Site

    The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from the site where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his high-rise Las Vegas hotel room in October using a display case worth of weapons, many fitted with bump stocks that enabled them to mimic fully automatic fire. Gun control advocates, meanwhile, pointed to...

  • Donald Trump Jan 15, 2018

    Trust and Truth Under Trump: Americans Are in a Quandary

    When truck driver Chris Gromek wants to know what’s really going on in Washington, he scans the internet and satellite radio. He no longer flips TV channels because networks such as Fox News and MSNBC deliver conflicting accounts tainted by politics, he says. “Where is the truth?” asks the 47-year-old North Carolina resident. Answering that question accurately is a cornerstone...

  • Donald Trump Dec 12, 2017

    Alabama Foes Get in Final Licks Before Tuesday's Big Vote

    Facing voters at last after the year’s most bitter U.S. campaign, Alabama Republican Roy Moore cast himself Monday as the victim of a national barrage of unjust allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers. Rival Doug Jones, hoping to become the state’s first Democratic senator in two decades, declared their race was Alabama’s referendum on “who we are and what we’re...

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2017

    Russia Twitter Trolls Deflected Bad Trump News: AP Analysis

    An Associated Press analysis of deleted Twitter accounts reveals new details of surreptitious Russian activity shortly before last year’s presidential election. It details how Russian agents attempted to deflect bad news around Donald Trump’s campaign while refocusing criticism on the mainstream media and Hillary Clinton. Tweets by Russian-backed accounts such as “America_1st_” and “BatonRougeVoice” in October actively pivoted away from...

  • Donald Trump Jul 30, 2017

    Why Twitter Won't Ban President Donald Trump

    Twitter has made it clear that it won’t ban Donald Trump from its service, whether the president follows its rules against harassment or not. That’s no surprise: The president’s tweets draw attention to the struggling service, even if tweets mocking reporters and rivals undercut Twitter’s stated commitment to make the service a welcoming place. The company has been cracking down...

  • Donald Trump Jun 15, 2017

    Northam, Gillespie Win Nominations for Virginia Governor

    Ed Gillespie squeaked by Corey Stewart for the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia while Ralph Northam had an easier path to the Democratic nomination, defeating Tom Perriello.

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