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Twitter suspends several alt-right accounts

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has suspended the accounts of several prominent members of the so-called "alt-right" in an apparent crack down on accounts tied to hate speech or threats of violence. Twitter declined comment, but noted that its policies forbid violent threats, hate speech or harassment and promise to take action against violators. The company also announced Tuesday that it was expanding ways for users to report harassment and curb the amount of abuse they see, a reaction to a growing problem of abuse, bullying and harassment on the internet. The alt-right, short for "alternative right," is a...

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Twitter gets a mute button to curve online harassment

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter, long criticized as a hotbed for online harassment, is expanding ways to curb the amount of abuse users see and making it easier to report such conduct. Twitter said Tuesday that it is expanding a "mute" function that lets people mute accounts they don’t want to see tweets from. Now, users will be able to mute keywords, phrases and conversations they don’t want to get notifications about. Users who decide to mute things won’t see them. The words, phrases and conversations will continue to exist on Twitter, and anyone who doesn’t mute them will...

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Twitter executive Adam Bain heading out as company falters

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter’s chief operating officer is leaving the company, the latest high-profile departure from the troubled communication service. San Francisco-based Twitter said Wednesday that Adam Bain is stepping down and will be replaced by Chief Financial Officer Anthony Noto. It says it will now look for a new CFO. Bain joined Twitter in 2010 and had been in charge of its business operations and worldwide moneymaking efforts. His departure appeared to rattle investors, many of whom have wanted – but failed – to see the company sold. Twitter’s stock is down nearly 3 percent after hours....

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Twitter announces Periscope Producer to help broaden audience

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is taking the smartphone shackles off its live-video service Periscope in its latest attempt to broaden its audience. The Periscope Producer feature announced Thursday will let media companies and other users pipe live video feeds directly into Twitter, without using a smartphone to record the images. Since its debut early last year, Periscope had been confined to live video feeds being taken on a smartphone. If it had been available last week, Producer could have enabled a Florida television station showing live video of Hurricane Matthew on its own website to redistribute it on...

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Infant’s death is first Zika-related fatality in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas reported its first Zika-related death Tuesday after a baby girl whose mother traveled to El Salvador while pregnant died shortly after birth in a suburban Houston hospital. The girl, who died a few weeks ago, had microcephaly linked to the Zika virus, said Dr. Umair Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health. “We are devastated to report our first case of Zika-associated death and our hearts go out to the family,” Shah said. Test results linking the death to Zika were confirmed Friday. The mother had traveled while pregnant to her native El Salvador...

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‘Pretty Woman’ filmmaker Garry Marshall dies at age 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Garry Marshall knew how to tug at moviegoers’ heartstrings, whether with unlikely love in “Pretty Woman” or sentimental loss in “Beaches.” But it was goofy, crowd-pleasing comedy that endeared the writer and director to generations of TV viewers in hit sitcoms including “Happy Days, “Laverne & Shirley” and “Mork & Mindy.” Marshall, who died Tuesday at 81, said in a 1980s interview that humor was his necessary path in life. “In the neighborhood where we grew up in, the Bronx, you only had a few choices. You were either an athlete or a gangster, or...

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Wikileaks blocked in Turkey as it releases emails

ISTANBUL (AP) — Access to the Wikileaks website in turkey has been blocked after the group announced, following a failed coup by Turkish military units, that it would release a trove of documents on the country’s power structure. There was no immediate statement Wednesday from Turkey’s Telecommunications Board, a government agency that regulates access to websites. The Turkish government has previously banned access to websites deemed to be carrying material critical of Turkey, including YouTube and Twitter. Some opposition media websites were blocked following Friday night’s coup attempt, which was quashed by security forces loyal to President Recep Tayyip...

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Taylor Swift defends herself in latest salvo in Kanye battle

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s Taylor vs. Kanye, part 242, with a dash of Kim Kardashian. West’s famous wife stirred the pot of beef between Taylor Swift and Kanye West on Sunday, when on Snapchat, she posted video of a phone call between the rapper and pop superstar about his song “Famous,” in which he rapped: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, Why? I made that bitch famous.” Upon its release in February, West was condemned by many for the line. He insisted Swift had given her blessing to the lyric, but she denied ever...

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Tour de France to continue as planned after attack in Nice

LA CAVERNE DU PONT-D’ARC, France (AP) — The Tour de France rode on as planned Friday, with thousands of fans lining the roads and amid reinforced security a day after the deadly attack in Nice. France was reeling again after a large truck mowed through a crowd of revelers gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display in the Riviera city of Nice, killing at least 84 people on Thursday night. The attack, on France’s national holiday, followed attacks last November in Paris that killed 130. But the carnage did not deter fans from showing up in numbers at the...

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Swift Says She Co-wrote Ex’s Latest Hit; Harris Lashes Out

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift has confirmed that she co-wrote ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris’ latest hit song under an alias, prompting the DJ-producer to send a series of angry tweets. A representative for Swift said Wednesday that she used the name Nils Sjoberg for “This is What You Came For,” Harris’ song featuring Rihanna. Harris responded on Twitter and said Swift had wanted to keep the collaboration secret. “(It’s) hurtful to me at this point that her and her team would go so far out of their way to try and make ME look bad at this stage though,”...

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