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Farrow books sells across Australia despite legal threat

Oct. 17, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ronan Farrow's new book is being sold in Australia despite threats of defamation lawsuits that the Pulitzer-winning journalist believes led some Australian retailers to drop the bestseller. "Catch and Kill" covers events leading to Farrow's New Yorker magazine expose of Hollywood...

Mounting Venezuela exodus sparks fears of rising xenophobia

Oct. 17, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Freddy Brito had just finished belting out tunes on a bus in Peru's capital and was crossing a street on his one good leg when the driver of a blue taxi sped up and veered toward the singer. "Veneco!" the man yelled, using a derogatory word for Venezuelans. "Get out of here!" Brito...

New SEC faces get opportunity after offseason talent drain

Oct. 16, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — There will be plenty of new faces with an opportunity to make an impact in the Southeastern Conference now that the upperclassmen who dominated the league last year have departed. Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is confident the league will remain strong, even after losing 12 of its top 13...

Twitter: World leaders' accounts not entirely above policies

Oct. 16, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter says world leaders aren't entirely above its ban on users threatening violence or promoting terrorism on the site. The San Francisco company is clarifying its rules as some Democrats say they would like to see President Donald Trump booted off Twitter, his favored platform for...

Man accused of making racist threats pleads not guilty

Oct. 16, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The white man accused of cyberstalking and making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia has pleaded not guilty. The Daily Progress reports that 31-year-old Daniel McMahon entered his plea Wednesday in federal court in Charlottesville. McMahon was indicted last...

Shonda Rhimes, iHeartMedia strike 3-year podcast deal

Oct. 16, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television powerhouse Shonda Rhimes is moving aggressively into the burgeoning podcast world. Rhimes' company, Shondaland, said Wednesday that she will serve as executive producer for podcasts to be distributed by iHeartMedia. Shondaland says it signed a three-year podcast deal with...

Correction: Bike Ride-Iowa story

Oct. 16, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In a story Oct. 15 about the resignations of organizers of a popular Iowa bike ride, The Associated Press reported that Gannett, the Des Moines Register's parent company, didn't immediately respond to inquiries. That sentence should have been removed once Gannett's chief marketing...

Correction: Pregnancy Discrimination story

Oct. 16, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

In an Oct. 12 story about pregnancy discrimination, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the Neal Gerber and Eisenberg law firm. A corrected version of the story is below: Pregnancy discrimination continues, 41 years after US ban For 41 years, federal law has banned pregnancy discrimination in the...

Former governor stands by tweet comparing Trump to Hitler

Oct. 16, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman says she stands by a tweet she deleted in which she compared President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. The Republican tweeted Hitler "has nothing on" Trump. Whitman's tweet was in response to reports that a violent parody video depicting a likeness...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Is Clemson being slighted by poll voters?

Oct. 16, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

Clemson has slipped to No. 3 behind No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 LSU in the AP Top 25. Do the Tigers deserve better after two national championships in three seasons? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast presented by Regions Bank, ESPN's David Hale joins the AP's Ralph Russo to talk about Clemson and why...