Troll for the 'lulz'? A target of online abuse isn't amused

One morning near the end of her long-shot congressional campaign, 25-year-old Erin Schrode rolled over in bed, reflexively checked her cellphone -- and burst into tears. With mounting horror, she scanned a barrage of anti-Semitic emails from anonymous trolls. "Get out of my country, kike," read one. "Get to Israel to where you belong. That or the oven. Take your pick.

Ex-Congressman's lawyers: Informant in Schock case broke law

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A staffer working for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock secretly provided the government with a trove of emails, credit card receipts and other documents that violated the now-indicted congressman's constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizure, his lawyers argue in new court filings.

Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features

NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let your camera "do the talking" as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text. Facebook is rolling out an app update starting Tuesday. With it, you can tap a new camera icon on the top left corner. That opens up the phone's camera to do a photo or video post.

Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-run

BANGKOK (AP) -- The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a drip, drip, drip trail of brake fluid up a street, down an alley, and into the gated estate of one of Thailand's richest families.

White House looks to bounce back after health care loss

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Regrouping after a rocky few weeks, the White House declared Monday that President Donald Trump doesn't consider the health care battle to be over, suggesting he may turn to Democrats to help him overhaul the system after his own party rejected his proposal. The sudden interest in bipartisanship is a shift for a president who has spent months mocking Democratic leaders as inept.

Colombia mad over Wiz Khalifa's visit to Pablo Escobar tomb

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- American rapper Wiz Khalifa is stirring controversy in the South American nation of Colombia, where he laid flowers and smoked what looks like a joint at the tomb of cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar. The rapper is an avid marijuana smoker and used his Instagram account to post several photos of him smoking at Escobar's tomb in Medellin. He played a concert in the city last week.

Syrian refugee in Germany won't pursue case against Facebook

BERLIN (AP) -- A Syrian refugee in Germany won't pursue further legal action against Facebook after a court rejected his call for an injunction forcing the company to seek and delete posts falsely linking him to crimes committed by migrants. The office of lawyer Chan-jo Jun, who represented Anas Modamani, quoted Modamani on Monday as saying he wants to concentrate on German language exams.

Koppel says Hannity is 'bad for America'; Hannity fires back

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Veteran newsman Ted Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is "bad for America" in an interview that aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning" that quickly became a trending topic on social media Sunday. Hannity fired back on Twitter alleging that his interview had been cut significantly from 45 minutes to less than two.

Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on Saturday night that track owners and staff were saddened by the crash. The statement says Steele was trying to win his 100th race in Florida.

Several women's players spurn worlds inquiry from USA Hockey

As sports organizations and notable hockey figures express support of the U.S. women's team, several players say they rejected overtures from USA Hockey to serve as replacements for the upcoming world championships. Two players told The Associated Press on Friday that USA Hockey reached out to them to gauge their interest for the worlds, which begin next week in Plymouth, Michigan.

Trump delivers his news to newspaper reporters

NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump went old school on Friday, calling reporters from The Washington Post and The New York Times to announce that he had ordered a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare pulled from consideration in the House when it became clear there weren't enough votes for passage.

Pakistan: More bloggers charged, cleric's rally blocked

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Three more bloggers were accused of blasphemy Friday in an Islamabad anti-terrorism court, while elsewhere in the city hundreds of security forces prevented a radical cleric from holding a protest to condemn another five bloggers, who were earlier charged with insulting Islam -- an offense punishable by death in this Islamic country.

State Department tells embassies to ramp up visa screening

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has ordered American embassies and consulates around the world to draw up criteria for "population sets" needing extra scrutiny before receiving visas to travel to the United States, according to a recent diplomatic cable. The message also instructed U.S. posts overseas to review the social media accounts of visa applicants who are suspected of terrorist ties or of having been in Islamic State group-controlled areas.

Woe for stores as shoppers look elsewhere for inspiration

NEW YORK (AP) -- Erica Dao used to shop at malls once a month, looking in stores and seeing what the mannequins displayed. Now, she mainly looks for inspiration on social media. "I discover brands through Instagram," said Dao, 33, of St. Paul, Minnesota. Elizabeth Troy says she was the "queen of sales," going through discounted items at J. Crew and Banana Republic stores at malls near where she lives in Richmond, Virginia.

Kristi Yamaguchi tweets 'break a leg' to Nancy Kerrigan

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A good luck tweet from Kristi Yamaguchi to former Olympic figure skating teammate Nancy Kerrigan is drawing online attention. Kerrigan is competing on the current season of "Dancing with the Stars." Yamaguchi tweeted to Kerrigan on Monday, "Can't wait to see you grace that ballroom floor," before adding "break a leg.

Trump Jr. called a 'disgrace' for criticizing London mayor

LONDON (AP) -- Donald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for a tweet sent in the hours after Wednesday's London attack that included a months-old comment from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that terror attacks are part of living in a big city, but left out that Khan was noting that residents need to "be prepared" for such attacks. Trump Jr.

Police: Random racist violence ends in death of black man

NEW YORK (AP) -- One was a neighborly black man who lived in a rooming house in New York's Garment District, liked to collect autographs outside Broadway's theaters, struck up a Twitter friendship with a Hollywood actress and took photos of himself with Oprah Winfrey and Beyonce. The other was a white Army veteran from outside Baltimore who was raised in what was described as a churchgoing and liberal family and served in Afghanistan.

Louisville's Mitchell to enter NBA draft, but not hire agent

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell says he will "test the waters" and enter the NBA draft pool but not hire an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to the Cardinals for his junior season. The 6-foot-3 sophomore said Wednesday on his Instagram account that he has "not decided to leave Louisville" but wants to work out for NBA teams in hopes of participating in the combine.

Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

CHICAGO (AP) -- The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in other attacks: What's the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding? And why do they not intervene? None of those who watched the sexual assault involving five or six men or boys called police.

Teen in fight video thanks man who stepped in to stop it

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey teenager who posted a video of a street fight interrupted by a peacemaking New Jersey man said that he is thankful for the intervention. Jamar Mobley told CBS Philly (http://cbsloc.al/2nBjPBx) that the fight could have gone "a whole other way" if Ibn Ali Miller hadn't stepped in. "He was minding his business and just came out of the car," Mobley said.