In this Dec. 6, 2013, file photo, a subway rider in New York reads a newspaper featuring news of the death of South African leader Nelson Mandela. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Commuter’s video shows rat terrifying NYC subway

NEW YORK (AP) – Turns out, New Yorkers are just as wimpy as anyone else. A subway train was leaving the Fulton Street station in lower Manhattan on Monday when someone shouted, “Rat on the […]


The entrance to the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Disney’s purchase of Maker a boon for LA startups

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney’s $500 million purchase of YouTube video producer Maker Studios is a sign that the entertainment industry’s content and technology startups are coming of age and proving to be as valuable […]


David Byttow, left, and Chrys Bader-Wechseler, are photographed Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. Byttow and Bader-Wechseler co-founded Secret, a new app that lets people share anonymous posts with their friends and friends of friends. (AP Photo/Barbara Ortutay)

Whispers, secrets and lies? Anonymity apps rise

NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty. […]


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Turkish attempt to ban Twitter backfires

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing that the prime minister was using court orders to […]


This Sept. 20, 2012 file photo shows Cindy Lee Garcia, right, one of the actresses in the film "Innocence of Muslims," and attorney M. Cris Armenta at a news conference before a hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Jason Redmond, file)

YouTube ordered to take down anti-Muslim film

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court ordered YouTube on Wednesday to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in many parts of the Middle East, prompting widespread riots and influential clerics calling […]


Season ending buzzer shot!

Outside Philadelphia on Saturday, an 18-year-old with Down Syndrome named Kevin Grow got to play in his high school basketball team’s final game of the season.  And in just two minutes, he made FOUR THREE […]


Jesse Berlin's look back video posted by his father on YouTube.

Facebook releases movie after father’s emotional plea

Last week, John Berlin posted an emotional request via a YouTube video to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking that the company unlock the account of his son Jesse, who had died two years ago. That […]


This photo released by the Riverside Police Dept. shows Andrea Michelle Cardosa, 40, who was arrested on Feb. 3, 2014 in Perris, Calif. (AP Photo/Riverside Police Dept.)

YouTube confrontation: Police say teacher acknowledged sex

A California educator acknowledged to police that she had a sexual relationship with a teenage student who confronted her years later over the phone and posted video of the conversation on YouTube, authorities said in […]


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Educator charged in YouTube case

New developments in a Southland child abuse story that grabbed the attention of the nation. Last month, a 28-year-old Southland woman confronted a former teacher who she says molested her in middle school. The woman […]


New York City Democratic Mayoral hopeful Bill De Blasio embraces his son Dante, left, daughter Chiara, second from left, and wife Chirlane, right, after addressing supporters at his election headquarters after polls closed in the city's primary election Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Chiara de Blasio tells all. Should your teen?

NEW YORK (AP) — Chiara de Blasio helped get her dad elected mayor, flaunting quirky head gear and joking from the podium on primary night. But on Christmas Eve, the 19-year-old did something else: She […]


Video posted on YouTube of Pastor's 49ers joke.

Pastor, 49ers fan, fakes abbreviated service (VIDEO)

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — For Pastor Tim Christensen, San Francisco 49ers football trumps church — but only temporarily. Christensen and his son John pulled a little prank on their parishioners at Gold Hill Lutheran Church […]


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Bye bye, bile? Websites try to nix nasty comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A recipe for the worst of online […]