Facebook still teens’ most-used website: report

By Leanne ItalieThe Associated Press Tues., April 14, 2015 NEW YORK—Remember those declarations that teens are done with Facebook? Think again. Facebook remains the most used social media site among American teens ages 13 to 17, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. And, surprisingly, boys visit the site more often than […]

FIFA to upgrade flights and prize money for Women’s World Cup

By Graham DunbarThe Associated Press Thu., Sept. 20, 2018 LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND—In a concession to women’s soccer, FIFA will start funding business-class flights for some of the Women’s World Cup teams travelling to France for next year’s tournament. Total prize money will also “significantly increase” from the $15 million shared among 24 teams at the 2015 […]

Brexit divides EPL, FA over player visas

By David HellierBloomberg Wed., Sept. 19, 2018 Even English soccer is split over what do to about Brexit. As the U.K. government struggles to forge its own plan to leave the European Union, it’s told the Premier League to put together a joint proposal with the sport’s national ruling body for dealing with player visas […]

Hello Barbie: Internet connection the latest trend in toys

Barbie has been a chef, a fashion designer and an explorer — and now she can tell kids all about her careers. Hello Barbie, an Internet-connected version of the classic doll that can have real conversations with children, made her debut at the New York Toy Fair. Hello Barbie, an internet-connected doll kids can have […]

Brazil: German embassy triggers bizarre Nazi and Holocaust debate

A video posted on Facebook by the German Embassy in Brasilia explaining the culture of remembrance over the Holocaust in Germany was met with unexpected hostility from many Brazilians. Some insisted that Adolf Hitler espoused a left-wing ideology, others sought to deny the Holocaust. The video said that Germans “don’t hide from their past,” adding that […]

Republicans try to avoid furious backlash as hearing looms on sexual assault allegation against court nominee

By Daniel DaleWashington Bureau Chief Thu., Sept. 20, 2018 WASHINGTON— As allegations of sexual assault and harassment toppled other powerful men, Donald Trump denied his way into America’s highest office. Trump’s pick for a critical U.S. Supreme Court seat, Brett Kavanaugh, will now try to ride his own denial onto America’s highest bench. And Republicans […]

Mbappe, Modric on 10-man list for FIFA best player award

GENEVA—World Cup stars Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric will lead the challenge against a decade-long dominance of FIFA’s best player award by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Mbappe, the teenage star of France’s World Cup-winning team, and Modric, the Croatia captain who was named the tournament’s best player, joined five-time winners Ronaldo and Messi among […]