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Frances R. Mears, longtime AP reporter and manager, dies

Jan. 19, 2019 12:09 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Frances R. Mears, an Associated Press reporter, editor and bureau chief during a journalism career that spanned more than 40 years, died Saturday. She was 66. Mears had been ill with cancer, said her husband, Walter R. Mears, the Pulitzer Prize-winning political writer and retired...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 19, 2019 11:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.; Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. ___ CBS' "Face...

The Latest: Iranian TV journalist not accused of crime

Jan. 19, 2019 1:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an Iranian TV anchor detained in the U.S. (all times local): 3:05 p.m. According to partially unsealed federal court documents, a prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television who has been jailed in the U.S. has not been accused of any crime. Marzieh...

Feds confirm jailed Iranian TV anchor not charged with crime

Jan. 19, 2019 1:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials confirmed Friday that a prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television was jailed in the U.S. as a material witness and has not been charged with any crime, according to court papers. Marzieh Hashemi has appeared twice before a U.S. district judge in...

The Latest: Trump: 'Great day' for US after report disputed

Jan. 18, 2019 10:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a disputed report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress (all times local): 10:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says it's "a very sad day for journalism, but a great day for our Country!" after the special counsel's office disputed the...

The Latest: Mueller's office says BuzzFeed report inaccurate

Jan. 18, 2019 7:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress (all times local): 7:50 p.m. The special counsel's office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of a news report saying that President Donald Trump told his personal...

Special counsel's office disputes accuracy of news report saying Trump told former lawyer Cohen to lie to Congress

Jan. 18, 2019 7:47 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel's office disputes accuracy of news report saying Trump told former lawyer Cohen to lie to Congress.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 18, 2019 5:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — To be announced. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and John Kennedy,...

Danish newspaper, chief editor fined for ex-spy boss book

Jan. 18, 2019 9:26 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A major Danish newspaper and its chief editor were fined 150,000 kroner ($22,900) on Friday for publishing a book based on interviews with Denmark's former domestic intelligence agency chief that the spy service had claimed could contain secrets. The Copenhagen City Court says...

Russian officials rule out attack in building collapse

Jan. 18, 2019 4:40 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are denying reports that a terrorist attack was to blame for an explosion that brought down an apartment block, killing 39 people. The explosion ripped through a building in the city of Magnitogorsk in the Ural mountains on Dec. 31. Sparse official reports and a security...