O’Rourke condemns activists for forcing Cruz from restaurant
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke is condemning a protest that forced his opponent in Texas' closer-than-expected Senate race to leave a Washington restaurant.
Online videos posted by an activist group show Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and his wife, Heidi, being confronted by protesters about the allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh while entering a restaurant Monday night.
Belgium shocked by TV weather woman’s encounter with racism
BRUSSELS (AP) — Media outlets and politicians in Belgium expressed shock and dismay Friday after two high-profile reports of racism rocked the kingdom this week, raising troubling questions about white attitudes a few weeks before local elections.
MADRID (AP) — Netflix says it's establishing in Spain its first content production hub on European soil as the online video entertainment platform tries to expand in different languages.
A company statement Tuesday says the new production center in the outskirts of Madrid will initially occupy close to a quarter of the 22,000 square-meter production hub currently under construction by Grupo Secuoya, a leading Spanish media company.
Sandberg, Dorsey to leave the Disney board
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will be leaving the board of The Walt Disney Co. Neither executive will stand for re-election at the company's annual meeting in March.
A Disney spokesperson says it has become "increasingly difficult for them to avoid conflicts relating to board matters."
Sunni jihadists claim they blew up Iran oil pipeline
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Sunni jihadist group has claimed to have blown up an oil pipeline in Iran's southern Khuzestan province, the scene of other attacks by Arab separatists. Iranian authorities have not acknowledged any such attack.
An online video posted by Ansar al-Furqan claimed the attack and showed what it described as a pipeline near Omidiyeh.
Undaunted by his massive defeat in a bid for Congress last year, former Hazleton Mayor Mike Marsicano plans to try again next year. In an online video posted Tuesday on his campaign website, Marsicano, a Democrat, said he will run for the 11th Congressional District seat again because nothing has...
History of Syria’s war at risk as YouTube reins in content
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's civil war has been one of the modern world's most brutal conflicts and one of its most heavily filmed. Hundreds of thousands of amateur videos uploaded to YouTube document every heartbeat of the war over the past seven years, from momentous events like cities under bombardment to intimate scenes like a father cradling his dead children.
Man posts video of climbing Philadelphia City Hall tower
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has posted an online video of himself climbing Philadelphia City Hall and its clock tower, which reaches about 500 feet (152 meters) into the air.
The man, who identified himself on the video as Carson King, tells KYW-TV (http://cbsloc.al/2vjqkwt ) that he climbed the building while scaffolding was up this year for renovations and the maintenance of the bronze William Penn statue at its apex.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota accounting firm that fired a woman shown in an online video threatening Muslim women in a parking lot isn't commenting on whether she might get her job back.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A spectator who posted photos and audio online from the closing argument of Bill Cosby's criminal defense attorney has been found guilty of contempt of court and sentenced to 50 hours' community service.
Montgomery County President Judge Thomas DelRicci sentenced 37-year-old Anitra Burrows on Thursday.
Indiana wolf sanctuary welcomes 5 newborn pups
BATTLE GROUND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana wolf sanctuary is posting online video of five newborn pups that won't be out for public viewing for a few more weeks.
The pups were born in early April at Wolf Park near Lafayette and retrieved from their mother's den by sanctuary staffers on Tuesday.
AP Source: Premier League sells Chinese TV rights for $700m
LONDON (AP) — The English Premier League has sold its television rights in China for $700 million in its biggest-ever overseas sale, a person familiar with the deal said on Thursday.
Online video streaming service PPTV sealed a three-year deal to broadcast all 380 matches each season across China from 2019-20, the person told The Associated Press.
Rising star: YouTube playing key role in Google’s success
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube has emerged as a break-out star in Google's cast of services as the online video site upstages cable television for a younger generation of viewers looking for amusement, news and music on their smartphones.
The trend is contributing to an advertising shift away from traditional network television programming to the more eclectic and diversified mix of clips ranging from cute cat videos to sobering shots of street violence found on YouTube.
Illinois agency: YouTube glitch behind training video porn
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — At the end of a brief online video promoting an Illinois agency's training summit, the picture faded to black and, several seconds later, a pornographic clip appeared.
Emails obtained by The Associated Press show the Illinois Emergency Management Agency scrambling in late August to disable the video, and its chief of staff ordering an investigation into how the salacious footage was added.
Pennsylvania college condemns students’ blackface video
READING, Pa. (AP) — Albright College in eastern Pennsylvania is condemning an online video posted by two white students, including one in blackface who lampoons the "Black Lives Matter" movement.
College President Lex O. McMillan III issued a statement Thursday saying the school unequivocally condemns the video.
McMillan's statement says the students who posted the Snapchat video on Tuesday voluntarily came forward and have "expressed deep remorse."
African American senator defends Clinton on Klan video
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic African American state senator from Wisconsin says Hillary Clinton is not out of line for posting a new online video that compiles footage of white supremacist leaders praising Donald Trump.
Sen. Lena Taylor, of Milwaukee, commented Thursday on the new video that Trump's campaign has condemned and called for Clinton to disavow. Taylor was asked about it during a conference call organized by Clinton's campaign on a different topic.
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