David Klepper, The Associated Press

David Klepper

The Associated Press

Albany, NY, United States

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Recent articles by David:

Trump spins baseless tale of ‘thugs’ flying to protests

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump is recycling a baseless conspiracy theory to claim that recent protests have been orchestrated by powerful people in “dark shadows” intent on undermining his reelection prospects. The claims first took root on Facebook and Twitter earlier this year after racial justice protests swelled across the country following the deaths of Black Americans in police… → Read More

FACT CHECK: Trump distorts record; Black Lives Matter falsely accused

President Donald Trump claimed accomplishments he didn't earn on the pandemic, energy and veterans at a Republican convention finale that also heard Black Lives Matter baselessly accused of coordinating violent protests across the country. → Read More

Virus review: US death total passes 150,000; Congressman tests positive, renewing safety fears

Confirmed deaths from the coronavirus in the United States passed 150,000, by far the highest toll in the world. → Read More

One killed in single-vehicle crash in La Porte City

One person was killed in a truck crash in Black Hawk County on Wednesday, according to law enforcement officials. → Read More

Misinformation on the virus is proving highly contagious

As the world races to find a vaccine and a cure for COVID-19, there is seemingly no antidote in sight to the burgeoning outbreak of coronavirus conspiracy theories, hoaxes, anti-mask myths and sham treatments. → Read More

Misinformation on the virus is proving highly contagious

As the world races to find a vaccine and a cure for COVID-19, there is seemingly no antidote in sight to the burgeoning outbreak of coronavirus conspiracy theories, hoaxes, anti-mask myths and sham treatments. → Read More

Misinformation on the virus is proving highly contagious

As the world races to find a vaccine and a treatment for COVID-19, there is seemingly no antidote in sight to the burgeoning outbreak of coronavirus conspiracy theories, hoaxes, anti-mask myths and sham cures. → Read More

Misinformation on the coronavirus is proving highly contagious

As the world races to find a vaccine and a treatment for COVID-19, there is seemingly no antidote in sight to the burgeoning outbreak of coronavirus conspiracy theories, hoaxes, anti-mask myths and sham cures. → Read More

US death toll from the coronavirus hits 150,000

PROVIDENCE, R. I. (AP) — The death toll from the coronavirus in the U. S. hit 150,000 on Wednesday, by the far the highest in the world, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. The bleak milestone comes amid signs that the nation's outbreak is beginning to stabilize in the Sun Belt but heating up in the Midwest, fueled largely by young adults who are hitting bars, restaurants… → Read More

Fireworks are booming before July 4, but why the ruckus?

NEW YORK (AP) — They are a symbol of celebration, loudly lighting up the night sky and best known in the U.S. as the explosive exclamation point to Fourth of → Read More

Fireworks are booming before July 4, but why the ruckus?

NEW YORK (AP) — They are a symbol of celebration, loudly lighting up the night sky and best known in the U. S. as the explosive exclamation point to Fourth of July festivities. This year, fireworks aren't being saved for Independence Day. They've become a nightly nuisance ringing out from Connecticut to California, angering sleep-deprived residents and alarming elected officials. All of them… → Read More

Consumer Reports finds harmful levels of arsenic in Whole Foods’ bottled water

The news came out Wednesday and they say the amount of arsenic in Starkey Spring Water adds up to three times as much as other brands. → Read More

Twitter bans pro-Trump meme maker for copyright violations

A conservative social media user whose memes have been repeatedly reposted by President Donald Trump has been kicked off Twitter for repeated copyright violations. → Read More

US investigates headlight failures in about 392,000 Kia SUVs

The U.S. government’s auto safety agency is investigating complaints that headlights can suddenly fail in some older Kia SUVs. → Read More

Twitter bans pro-Trump meme maker for copyright violations

A conservative social media user whose far-right memes have been praised and reposted by President Donald Trump has been kicked off Twitter for repeated copyright violations. Logan Cook, a Kansas man who posts under the name Carpe Donktum, was permanently banned from the platform Tuesday night, days after he posted a video criticizing CNN that used doctored footage from the news channel. → Read More

George Soros conspiracy theories surge as protests sweep US

They say he hires protesters and rents buses to transport them. Some say he has people stash piles of bricks to be hurled into glass storefronts or at police. George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist who has long been a target of conspiracy theories, is now being falsely accused of orchestrating and funding the protests over police killings of Black people that have roiled the… → Read More

George Soros conspiracy theories surge as protests sweep US

They say he hires protesters and rents buses to transport them. Some say he has people stash piles of bricks to be hurled into glass storefronts or at police. George Soros, the billionaire... → Read More

George Soros conspiracy theories surge as protests sweep US

They say he hires protesters and rents buses to transport them. Some say he has people stash piles of bricks to be hurled into glass storefronts or at police. George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist who has long been a target of conspiracy theories, is now being falsely accused of orchestrating and funding the protests over police killings of Black people that have roiled the… → Read More

Facebook purges 900 accounts linked to white supremacy groups

Facebook deleted hundreds more social media accounts belonging to members of the white supremacy groups Proud Boys and American Guard. → Read More

Facebook removes another 900 accounts linked to hate groups

Facebook has removed another 900 social media accounts linked to white supremacy groups after members discussed plans to bring weapons to protests over police killings of black people. → Read More