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Imagery of the Hindu deity Ram and 3-D portraits of the proposed Hindu temple are displayed on a digital billboard in Times Square, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ram by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ayodhya, in New Delhi, India. Hindus rejoiced as Modi broke ground on a long-awaited temple of their most revered god, Ram, at the site of a demolished 16th century mosque. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Hindu temple ad runs in Times Square despite opposition

Aug. 5, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A large digital billboard in Times Square is displaying images of a Hindu deity and a temple being built on disputed ground in India, despite calls from a coalition of advocacy organizations — including Muslim, human rights, anti-fascist and secular groups — asking advertisers...

FILE - This Oct. 10, 2012, file photo shows the New York Times logo on the company's building in New York. The New York Times Co.'s digital transformation continued during the second quarter of 2020, with its online subscription and ad revenue now exceeding its print revenue, even as the economic aftershocks of the coronavirus pandemic slammed its ad sales. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NYTimes wins new digital subscribers as ad revenue craters

Aug. 5, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

The New York Times Co.'s digital transformation continued during the second quarter, with its online subscription and ad revenue now exceeding its print revenue, even as the economic aftershocks of the coronavirus pandemic slammed its ad sales. The company said it was its best quarter ever for new digital...

FILE - In this April 19, 2017 file photo, James Murdoch attends the National Geographic 2017

James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board

Jul. 31, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch’s son James is resigning from the family-controlled publisher’s board over content appearing in its newspapers, which include the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post. "My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the...

FILE - Trinetta Brown, center left, 19, and Triniya Brown become emotional during a memorial service for their brother, Michael Brown, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in the Canfield Green apartment complex in Ferguson, Mo. St. Louis County's top prosecutor announced Thursday, July 30, 2020, that he will not charge the former police officer who fatally shot Brown. But, he said,

Prosecutor: No charges for officer in Michael Brown’s death

Jul. 30, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County’s prosecutor announced Thursday that he will not charge the former police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a dramatic decision that could reopen old wounds amid a renewed and intense national conversation about racial injustice and...

Federal officers are surrounded by smoke as they push back demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Oregon governor says US agents will start leaving Portland

Jul. 29, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal agents who have clashed with protesters in Portland, Oregon, will begin a “phased withdrawal” from the city, Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said in a statement the plan negotiated with Brown over the last 24 hours...

US actor Johnny Depp arrives at the High Court in London in London, Tuesday, July 28, 2020.  Hollywood actor Johnny Depp is suing News Group Newspapers over a story about his former wife Amber Heard, published in The Sun in 2018 which branded him a 'wife beater', a claim he denies.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Depp lawyer says Amber Heard lied during tabloid libel case

Jul. 28, 2020 2:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp’s high-stakes libel case against a British tabloid that accused him of assaulting ex-wife Amber Heard wrapped up Tuesday in a London court, with the star’s lawyer calling Heard “a compulsive liar” and claiming that Depp was the real victim of abuse in...

Amber Heard arrives at High Court, in London, Monday, July 27, 2020. Hollywood actor Johnny Depp is suing News Group Newspapers over a story about his former wife Amber Heard, published in The Sun in 2018 which branded him a 'wife beater', a claim he denies.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Lawyer claims Depp was misogynistic abuser of ex-wife Heard

Jul. 27, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for British tabloid The Sun claimed Monday that Johnny Depp was “a hopeless addict” whose violence toward ex-wife Amber Heard was fueled by misogyny and a toxic combination of drink, drugs, jealousy and anger. Attorney Sasha Wass was summing up at Depp’s libel...

FILE - In this June 26, 2020, file photo Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, center, speaks as Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, left, listen during a news conference with members of the Coronavirus task force at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington. Fauci has warned that the United States could soon see 100,000 infections per day. “We haven’t even begun to see the end of it yet,” Fauci said during a talk hosted by Stanford University’s School of Medicine. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Sinclair pulls show where Fauci conspiracy theory is aired

Jul. 25, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sinclair Broadcast Group said Saturday it is pulling from the air an edition of its “America This Week” program that discusses a conspiracy theory involving Dr. Anthony Fauci and the coronavirus. Sinclair spokesman Michael Padovano said Sinclair hopes to add context and...

Hedge fund to pay $312M for McClatchy newspaper chain

Jul. 25, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hedge fund Chatham Asset Management says will pay $312 million to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy protection. Chatham said Friday that it plans to offer employees at the 30-newspaper chain their current jobs with the same pay and benefits, and it will honor...

Actor Johnny Depp arrives at the High Court for a hearing in his libel case, in London, Friday,  July 24, 2020. Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper's executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that called him a

Depp's lawyers play video showing Heard 'attacked' sister

Jul. 24, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Amber Heard's sister denied Friday that she had lied to a London court after Johnny Depp's lawyers in his libel suit against a British tabloid presented video footage that they claim showed his ex-wife was violent towards her. His legal team said they received the video from a...