Facebook: We're better at policing nudity than hate speech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is more challenging than weeding out other types of unacceptable posts because computer programs still stumble over the nuances of human language, the company revealed Tuesday.

  • Written by By MICHAEL LIEDTKE , AP Technology Writer

Cherokee Nation lauded for hepatitis C elimination effort

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Recovering addict Judith Anderson figures if she hadn't entered a program that caught and treated the hepatitis C she contracted after years of intravenous drug use, she wouldn't be alive to convince others to get checked out.

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  • Written by By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS , Associated Press

California building explosion investigated as intentional

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An explosive package targeted an office in a Southern California medical building, causing a blast that left a woman dead and three other people injured, two officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL BALSAMO , Associated Press

As Gaza death toll rises, Israeli tactics face scrutiny

 

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's high-tech military is coming under scathing international criticism for its use of live fire that killed scores of Palestinian protesters across a border — even if the protesting Gazans were burning tires, launching fiery kites into Israeli farms and in some cases trying to rip apart a border fence.

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  • Written by By JOSEF FEDERMAN , Associated Press

EPA's Pruitt faces senators' question on spending, security

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faced tough questioning Wednesday from senators about ethics investigations involving his travel spending, security precautions and large raises for young aides.

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  • Written by By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press