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Australia passes law to make Google, Facebook pay for news

Australia passes law to make Google, Facebook pay for news

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s law forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news is ready to take effect, though the laws' architect said it will take time for the digital giants to strike media deals.
Biden revokes Trump orders on 'anarchist' cities and more

Biden revokes Trump orders on 'anarchist' cities and more

President Joe Biden on Wednesday formally revoked a series of presidential orders and memorandum signed by Donald Trump, including one that sought to cut funding from several cities the 45th president deemed “anarchist” havens and another mandating t
Russian supermodel Vodianova is new UN goodwill ambassador

Russian supermodel Vodianova is new UN goodwill ambassador

CAMEROON, Cameroon — Russian supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova became a United Nations goodwill ambassador on Wednesday, pledging to promote the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls and tackle stigmas surrounding their bodi
Drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen dropped

Drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen dropped

The government dropped drunken driving and reckless driving charges against Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday stemming from an incident in November, admitting that the rocker's blood-alcohol level was so low that it didn't warrant the charges.
'Mission: Impossible 7' will hit Paramount+ even sooner

'Mission: Impossible 7' will hit Paramount+ even sooner

Paramount Pictures is joining other major Hollywood studios in slashing the traditional 90-day theatrical window.
LA sheriff calls Tiger Woods crash 'purely an accident'

LA sheriff calls Tiger Woods crash 'purely an accident'

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County sheriff on Wednesday characterized the crash that seriously injured Tiger Woods as “purely an accident" and appeared to rule out any potential criminal charges even as authorities were still investigating.
Gang clashes result in Ecuador's deadliest prison riots ever

Gang clashes result in Ecuador's deadliest prison riots ever

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador experienced its deadliest prison riots ever this week when seemingly co-ordinated fights broke out in facilities in three different cities, leaving 79 inmates dead as of Wednesday and exposing the limited control that authori
Man charged with child rape volunteered with senior college

Man charged with child rape volunteered with senior college

PORTLAND, Maine — A retired drama teacher accused of sexually assaulting boys in Massachusetts and New York was allowed to teach in a program for senior citizens that's affiliated with the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn campus.
Prince Harry and Meghan support completion of relief centre

Prince Harry and Meghan support completion of relief centre

LOS ANGELES — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's foundation has helped support the completion of an emergency relief centre in the Commonwealth.
White nationalist gets prison over rape threat, extortion

White nationalist gets prison over rape threat, extortion

A self-proclaimed white nationalist was sentenced Wednesday to nearly three-and-a-half years in federal prison for threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a separate racist group that he believed was harassing him.
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