Politics

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2015 file photo, Kanye West appears at the Brother Vellies Spring 2016 collection presentation during Fashion Week, in New York. West was silent when it comes to whether he thinks President Donald Trump cares for black people. West appeared on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2018. West discussed his support for Trump and questioned why people go after the president instead of trying "love." However, West did not answer when Kimmel asked if the rapper thought Trump cares about black people, or any people at all. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 10, 2018 - 6:17 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kanye West was silent when it comes to whether he thinks President Donald Trump cares for black people. West appeared on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live " on Thursday. West discussed his support for Trump and questioned why people go after the president instead of trying "love." Kimmel...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016 file photo, Alex Jones, center right, is escorted by police out of a crowd of protesters outside the Republican convention in Cleveland. Facebook says it has taken down four pages belonging to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for violating its hate speech and bullying policies. The social media giant said in a statement Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 that it also blocked Jones' account for 30 days because he repeatedly posted content that broke its rules. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
August 08, 2018 - 4:30 am
LONDON (AP) — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his company's decision not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his "Infowars" show, as many other social media platforms have done, saying he did not break any rules. Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify took down over the past week...
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FILE - This July 25, 2018, file photo shows Donald Trump's vandalized star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. The West Hollywood City Council has unanimously approved a resolution seeking to remove President Donald Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The resolution urges the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Los Angeles to remove the star because of what it says is Trump's "disturbing treatment of women and other actions." (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
August 07, 2018 - 12:12 pm
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The West Hollywood City Council has unanimously approved a resolution seeking the removal of Donald Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the president's "disturbing treatment of women and other actions." Monday's vote isn't likely to get the intended result...
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7/29/2018 - File photos of Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill as Hamill has said it is "bittersweet" facing his final Star Wars chapter without his co-star. (Photo by PA Images/Sipa USA)
Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill (Photo credit: PA Images/Sipa USA)
August 07, 2018 - 10:10 am
Hamill tweeted "How about replacing it with someone who really earned it?"
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FILE - This Saturday Aug. 12, 2017 file photo, an armed militia member stands guard at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. A social media platform can be compelled to divulge account information belonging to a woman who anonymously chatted online about plans for last summer's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., a federal magistrate judge ruled Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero's 28-page order says the woman's First Amendment rights to anonymous speech don't outweigh the importance of disclosing her identity to plaintiffs' attorneys suing over the rally's violence. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 06, 2018 - 4:12 pm
A social media platform can be compelled to divulge account information belonging to a woman who anonymously chatted online about plans for last summer's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a federal magistrate judge ruled Monday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero's 28-...
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A tower of smoke pours from Cow Mountain as Burney, California firefighter Bob May keeps a watch on surrounding vegetation for spot fires during a wildfire off Scotts Valley Road, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, near Lakeport, Calif. (Kent Porter /The Press Democrat via AP)
August 04, 2018 - 9:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday called on President Donald Trump to help California fight and recover from another devastating wildfire season. Brown, who inspected neighborhoods wiped out by a wildfire in the Northern California city of Redding, said he was confident the...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2018 file photo LeBron James listens to a question at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. President Donald Trump is turning his wrath on the basketball superstar. Trump tweeted late Friday, Aug. 3 that James was interviewed "by the dumbest man on television," CNN anchor Don Lemon, but that he "made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do."(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
August 04, 2018 - 5:26 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state's favorite son, savaging NBA star LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American men. Melania...
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President Donald Trump points to members of the media as he speaks during a meeting with inner city pastors in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 04, 2018 - 2:49 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is seizing on the prospect of Democrat Nancy Pelosi becoming House speaker again as he makes his pitch for Republican candidates. Trump was traveling Saturday to Ohio to hold a rally for state Sen. Troy Balderson, who is running in Tuesday's special...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2015, file photo, actor Steven Seagal speaks at a news conference, while attending an opening ceremony for a research and development center in Moscow, Russia. Russia has appointed action movie star Steven Seagal as a special envoy for humanitarian ties with the United States. The Foreign Ministry announced the move on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 on its Facebook page, saying Seagal’s portfolio in the unpaid position would be to “facilitate relations between Russia and the United States in the humanitarian field, including cooperation in culture, arts, public and youth exchanges.” (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)
August 04, 2018 - 1:25 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has appointed action movie star Steven Seagal as a special envoy for humanitarian ties with the United States. The Foreign Ministry announced the move Saturday on its Facebook page, saying Seagal's portfolio in the unpaid position would be to "facilitate relations between...
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An aide to Sen. Kamala Harris says fake accounts regularly pop up on Facebook that seek to spread false information about the California senator.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
August 02, 2018 - 9:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Intelligence officials warn that foreign adversaries continue to wage cyber warfare against the U.S. election systems. But with the midterm elections just three months away, political campaigns report that they're largely on their own in the increasingly challenging task of...
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