Media

Massachusetts coffee shop closes after anti-police post

Oct 19, 2017

The owner of a Massachusetts coffee shop says she's closing her business because of the firestorm created when her daughter, the store's manager, made anti-police comments on Facebook

Facebook bug puts Pittsburgh users in Philadelphia for a day

Oct 19, 2017

Pittsburghers and others in western and central Pennsylvania transplanted to Philadelphia, thanks to Facebook

The Latest: Report: Saudi official visits Syria's Raqqa

Oct 19, 2017

A state-linked Saudi news site says a high-level Saudi official is in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which was recently retaken from the Islamic State group, to discuss his country's role in reconstruction efforts

Propaganda in China means heavily scripted news conferences

Oct 19, 2017

A "corridor" event held during the Chinese Communist Party congress is a study in how officials are responding to pressure for greater transparency while maintaining an iron grip on what's said and how it's said

Facebook knocks down Thai PM's claim of Zuckerberg meeting

Oct 19, 2017

Facebook says none of its top executives are coming to Thailand, two days after the country's military ruler announced CEO Mark Zuckerberg would meet him this month

Iranian authorities bar reformist ex-president from meeting

Oct 19, 2017

An Iranian opposition news website says authorities have barred former reformist President Mohammad Khatami from attending a meeting of his allies

China's conflicted goals: Freer markets, more party control

Oct 19, 2017

China's ruling communists juggling conflicted goals: Freer markets, more party control

Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

Oct 19, 2017

A survey finds that children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV or using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes

House, Senate intel committees receive briefing from Google

Oct 19, 2017

Tech giant Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media

US wants quick vote on Syria chemical weapons inspectors

Oct 18, 2017

The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. says the United States is circulating a resolution that would extend for another year the work of inspectors trying to determine who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria