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Turkish court backs Twitter but site still blocked

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a second ruling against Turkey’s ban on Twitter, a Turkish court has overturned an order for the social media network to remove an account that …


Syria’s civil war plays out on social media

BEIRUT (AP) — Amid all the bloodshed, confusion and deadlock of Syria’s civil war, one fact is emerging after 2½ years — no conflict ever has been covered this way. …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2013

Across America, a week of chaos, horror — and hope

Moment after nail-biting moment, the events shoved us through a week that felt like an unremitting series of tragedies: Deadly bombs. Poison letters. A town shattered by a colossal explosion. …


Is blizzard getting too much hype? No, experts say

WASHINGTON (AP) — You can call it a snowstorm of historic proportions. You can call it the return of New England’s blizzard of 1978. You can call it simply dangerous. …


Booker won’t run for NJ gov, eyes US Senate seat

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newark Mayor Cory Booker, perhaps New Jersey’s highest-profile Democrat, has ruled out a bid for governor next year and is eyeing a run for U.S. Senate …


Newsman’s disappearance largely kept secret

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC was able to keep the abduction of chief Middle East correspondent Richard Engel in Syria largely a secret until he escaped late Monday because it …


NRA promises to help prevent school shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — After four days of self-imposed silence on the shooting that killed 26 people inside a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation’s largest gun rights lobby emerged Tuesday …


Facebook users hit ‘like,’ stores jump into action

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook isn’t just for goofy pictures and silly chatter. Whether shoppers know it or not, their actions online help dictate what’s in stores during this holiday …


NRA goes silent after Connecticut school shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Where is the NRA? The nation’s largest gun-rights organization — typically outspoken about its positions even after shooting deaths — has gone all but silent since last …


10 arrested in international cybercrime ring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten people have been arrested as part of an investigation into international cybercrime rings that steal millions of computer users’ credit card, bank account and other personal …


Ex-Fla. Gov. Crist tweets he’s joining Democrats

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who was elected the state’s chief executive as a Republican and then ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate as an independent, …


Ex-Fla. Gov. Crist tweets he’s joining Democrats

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who was elected the state’s chief executive as a Republican and then ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate as an independent, …


US attorney in New Orleans resigns amid probe

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans’ corruption-busting federal prosecutor resigned Thursday after two top deputies became embroiled in a scandal that threatens to undermine some of his biggest cases and …


Costas gun control commentary gets notice

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Costas’ “Sunday Night Football” halftime commentary supporting gun control sparked a Fox News Channel debate Monday on whether NBC should fire him and a Twitter …


Baltimore blogger airs police talks, surrenders

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore blogger wanted on a court-issued warrant surrendered without incident to authorities late Saturday after broadcasting on Internet radio his negotiations with police who had surrounded …


NYPD officer’s kindness sparks online sensation

NEW YORK (AP) — A tourist’s snapshot of a New York City police officer giving new boots to a barefoot homeless man in Times Square has created an online sensation. …


House panel promises more aggressive VA oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee warned the VA Wednesday to expect much more aggressive oversight in the coming months as lawmakers review the department’s conference and travel …


Kansas appeals court attorney fired over tweet

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas appeals court attorney was fired Monday after using foul language about the state’s former attorney general in comments she posted to Twitter last week. …


Storm-wrecked NY gay youth center gets quick help

NEW YORK (AP) — It took only hours for Superstorm Sandy’s surging waters to destroy an emergency drop-in center for homeless gay youths. Four feet of water swamped the hallways …


He called it, and now Silver’s a pop-culture star

NEW YORK (AP) — The other night, Nate Silver got a little taste of what things are going to be like for him, post-Election 2012. The 34-year-old statistician, unabashed numbers …


Dizzying array of media streams spotlight election

NEW YORK (AP) — The days of watching Election Night coverage on a single television set may soon be a quaint anachronism. Americans have an array of alternatives for following …


Coast Guard hopeful about finding ship’s captain

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard used ships and airplanes to search the Atlantic on Tuesday for the captain of the HMS Bounty, which went down during Hurricane …


1 dead, captain missing after Sandy claims ship

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — When the Bounty set sail last week, the captain running the ship made famous in Hollywood adventure films believed he could navigate around Hurricane Sandy …


Family of slain NJ girl backs off search criticism

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Two teenage brothers accused of killing a 12-year-old girl in southern New Jersey were to have their first court appearance as the girl’s family backed away …


Defiant Texas AG wants to keep poll observers out

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Don’t mess with Texas elections. That’s the double-down message Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott delivered Thursday to international poll watchers who plan to come and observe …


Family of slain NJ girl silent on Facebook posts

CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — Relatives of a slain 12-year-old girl from southern New Jersey said Thursday they want to avoid jeopardizing the criminal case and will not comment on the …


Family on slain NJ girl silent on Facebook posts

CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — Relatives of a slain 12-year-old girl from southern New Jersey said Thursday they want to avoid jeopardizing the criminal case and will not comment on the …


Slain NJ girl’s family silent on Facebook exchange

CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — The family of a slain New Jersey girl says it won’t comment on the apparent Facebook exchange she had with one of the brothers accused of …


Social nets grab ‘horses and bayonets’ debate line

President Barack Obama countered Mitt Romney’s Big Bird and binders on Monday night with horses, bayonets and Battleship. Who won? The Internet, of course. Obama’s broadside reply to Romney’s shot …


Obama, first lady voting early ahead of Nov. 6

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama won’t be posing for any photos in the voting booth on Election Day — he’s casting his ballot early. Obama and first lady Michelle …