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Experts say Twitter breach troubling, undermines trust

HONG KONG — A breach in Twitter’s security that allowed hackers to break into the accounts of leaders and technology moguls is one of the worst attacks in recent years and may shake trust in a platform politicians and CEOs use to communicate with the

Ex-Miss Kentucky sentenced to prison on sex crime charge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A former Miss Kentucky who admitted to exchanging sexual photos with a teenage student when she was working as a West Virginia school teacher has been sentenced to prison.

Arkansas to require face masks to combat coronavirus surge

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued an order Thursday requiring people to wear face masks in public throughout the state, which has had a surge in coronavirus cases over the past several weeks.

Bangladeshi hospital owner arrested over fake virus tests

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Security officials in Bangladesh have arrested the owner of two hospitals that issued thousands of fake coronavirus test reports as he attempted to flee the country to India, officials said Thursday.
Vatican says bishops should report sex abuse to police

Vatican says bishops should report sex abuse to police

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican told bishops around the world on Thursday they should report cases of clergy sex crimes to police even when not legally bound to do so, in its latest effort to compel church leaders to protect minors from predator priests.

Nick Cannon apologizes to Jewish community for hurtful words

Nick Cannon apologized to the Jewish community late Wednesday for his “hurtful and divisive” words, a day after ViacomCBS severed ties with him for the remarks made on a podcast.
European Central Bank urges leaders to act on economy

European Central Bank urges leaders to act on economy

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank hit pause Thursday after deploying massive stimulus measures in recent weeks and urged government leaders to do their part by agreeing on an EU-wide fund to support regions hardest hit by the virus outbreak.
Depp's bodyguard says Amber Heard abused the Hollywood star

Depp's bodyguard says Amber Heard abused the Hollywood star

LONDON — Johnny Depp’s security chief alleged that Amber Heard physically abused Depp during the couple’s tempestuous marriage, giving testimony to support Depp’s libel suit against a British tabloid that accused him of assaulting his former spouse.
Michelle Obama to host podcast on health, relationships

Michelle Obama to host podcast on health, relationships

LOS ANGELES — Michelle Obama will let her own voice be heard on a new podcast. The former first lady will host “The Michelle Obama Podcast” on the streaming service, the Obama’s Higher Ground and Spotify announced Thursday.

Diversity of LGBTQ characters in film declines, study finds

NEW YORK — Last year saw record representation of LGBTQ characters in the 118 films released by major studios, according to a new study by GLAAD.