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Kremlin calls idea that Trump worked for Moscow 'absurd'

Jan. 16, 2019 1:43 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Top Russian officials ridiculed the idea that U.S. President Donald Trump could have worked for Russia's interests, dismissing them Wednesday as "absurd" and "stupid." Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a news conference that U.S. newspaper reports about Trump withholding details of...

Michigan State president faces ouster amid Nassar fallout

Jan. 16, 2019 1:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State University's Board of Trustees will seek to oust interim President John Engler if he doesn't resign amid criticism of comments he has made about victims of imprisoned ex-sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar, a trustee said Wednesday. Brian Mosallam told The Associated Press...

Iran state TV's English channel says anchorwoman held in US

Jan. 16, 2019 11:34 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television's English-language service has been arrested by the FBI after flying into the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday. The FBI did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The reported detention of Press TV's Marzieh...

In era of news deserts, no easy fix for local news struggles

Jan. 16, 2019 12:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The local news industry hasn't been the subject of much good news itself, lately. Newspaper circulation is down sharply, and so is employment in the newspaper industry. Financial cutbacks have led to the shutdown of nearly 1,800 daily and weekly newspapers since 2004. Two developments this...

Longtime AP journalist Ed Blanche has died at age 76

Jan. 15, 2019 3:11 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Ed Blanche, a longtime correspondent and Middle East editor for The Associated Press who covered transformative events from Northern Ireland to Lebanon, has died, his family said Tuesday. He was 76. Blanche died Sunday in Beirut after losing a battle with cancer, said his wife, Mona Ziade....

AP's Doug Ferguson gets PGA lifetime journalism award

Jan. 15, 2019 2:05 PM EST

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Doug Ferguson of The Associated Press will receive the 2019 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism. Ferguson is the 30th recipient of the PGA award, which recognizes members of the media for steadfast coverage of golf throughout a career. Ferguson has covered more than...

Steve Harvey to host NFL Honors when AP awards are announced

Jan. 15, 2019 2:03 PM EST

TV personality Steve Harvey will host the NFL Honors show on Feb. 2, when The Associated Press hands out its individual league awards. The two-hour prime-time show airing on CBS will be held at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Harvey hosts the daytime talk show "Steve," the children's variety series "Little Big Shots"...

Company known for deep cost-cutting offers to buy Gannett

Jan. 14, 2019 9:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A hedge fund-backed bid to buy Gannett Co., the publisher of USA Today and several other major dailies, is renewing fears of consolidation and job losses — as well as a decline in the quantity and quality of news coverage — in the already battered newspaper industry. MNG...

Former Times editor not happy with reporters' cable punditry

Jan. 11, 2019 4:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Times editor Jill Abramson takes a dim view of many of the appearances that reporters at her former newspaper and The Washington Post make on cable networks to talk about President Donald Trump. "I really think that all the cable appearances on panels, particularly on CNN...

Indian guru in prison for rape is convicted of murder

Jan. 11, 2019 2:50 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A popular and flamboyant spiritual guru in India, who is serving 20 years in prison for raping two female followers, was convicted Friday of murdering a journalist 16 years ago in another case. Judge Jagdeep Singh convicted the guru, who calls himself Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim...