Tag: Online media

Iowa race track cuts ties with announcer after racist rant

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ALGONA, Iowa — An Iowa race track said Thursday that it will cut ties with an announcer who went on a racist rant against...

Twitter posts stronger-than-expected Q2 results, shares jump

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Twitter on Thursday posted stronger-than-expected earnings for the second quarter thanks to growing advertising demand across all geographic regions and types of ad products....

No quit: Yermín Mercedes rejoins White Sox Triple-A team

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CHICAGO — One day after announcing he was stepping away from baseball, Yermín Mercedes was back with the Chicago White Sox's Triple-A affiliate. ...

Judge tosses suit by Candace Owens over Facebook fact checks

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DOVER, Del. — A Delaware judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by conservative political commentator Candace Owens against USA Today and another media organization...

Mexico fines candidate for support from influencer wife

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MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s electoral agency fined a state gubernatorial candidate $2.75 million, ruling that he got prohibited support from his influencer wife’s social...

GOP’s vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions

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WASHINGTON — Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the...

Namibia’s Craven out of Olympic road race with COVID-19

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TOKYO — One of the social media sensations of the Rio Olympics won't be competing in Tokyo after Namibia's Dan Craven tested positive for...

A list of Olympians to follow on social media

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TOKYO — With the Olympics starting Friday, athletes from around the world are in Tokyo, most of them restricted to training and their hotels...

Seemingly safe GOP incumbents under attack from right-wing

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Republican U.S. Sen. James Lankford would seem to have all the conservative credentials he'd need to coast to re-election in deep-red...

China fines tech giants for content exploiting children

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HONG KONG — China’s internet watchdog said Wednesday it has fined platforms operated by e-commerce company Alibaba and gaming firm Tencent for spreading sexually...