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Russian complaint against AP to be heard by media council

Sep. 17, 2019 3:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has agreed to accept the jurisdiction of Russia's press council in a dispute between the news agency and the head of the country's elections commission. The dispute stems from an Aug. 29 story by a Moscow correspondent based largely on an interview with elections...

The New York Times faces questions over Kavanaugh story

Sep. 17, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Between an offensive tweet and a significant revision, The New York Times' handling of a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh attracted almost as much attention as the accusation itself. The story also gave President Donald Trump and his allies...

Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink 'news deserts'

Sep. 12, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is trying to coax "news deserts" into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said Thursday it is expanding its "Today In"...

Report: Justify failed drug test before Triple Crown run

Sep. 11, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at a California track that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby. The newspaper reported Wednesday that Bob Baffert-trained Justify tested positive for the drug scopolamine after...

T. Boone Pickens, oilman and renewables advocate, dies at 91

Sep. 11, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — T. Boone Pickens, a brash and quotable oil tycoon who grew even wealthier through corporate takeover attempts, died Wednesday. He was 91. Pickens was surrounded by friends and family when he died of natural causes under hospice care at his Dallas home, spokesman Jay Rosser said....

White House disputes accounts of Russian CIA informant

Sep. 10, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday disputed reports of a Russian official who was recruited as a spy for the CIA and then evacuated to the United States after revealing information about the Kremlin's interference in the 2016 election. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House...

One America News sues Rachel Maddow for $10 million

Sep. 10, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A conservative television network sued Rachel Maddow for more than $10 million on Monday for calling it "paid Russian propaganda." One America News filed the federal defamation suit in San Diego. The small, family-owned network based in San Diego is challenging Fox News for conservative...

In new book, Times reporters detail Weinstein investigation

Sep. 9, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new book by The New York Times reporters who uncovered sexual misconduct accusations against Harvey Weinstein reveals the identities of some of the whistleblowers who aided their investigation and includes new details on the movie mogul's attempts to persuade the newspaper not to publish...

Even for Trump, it's been a busy stretch of media attacks

Sep. 9, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even for a president who has made attacks on the media routine, the past few days have seemed turbo-charged. Within five days, President Donald Trump has tweeted a video of the CNN logo bursting into flames, asserted that two Washington Post reporters should be barred from the White House...

The Latest: Researcher tied to Epstein quits NY Times board

Sep. 8, 2019 6:37 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on Jeffery Epstein's ties to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The director of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology research lab who resigned from the university over his ties to Jeffrey Epstein has also resigned from the boards of...