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From punchline to political star: the rise of Boris Johnson

Dec. 13, 2019 1:54 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson's many critics have often dismissed him as a political clown. He's having the last laugh now. Results Friday confirmed that Johnson's Conservative Party has won a thumping majority in Britain's general election. He looks set to take more seats in Parliament than any Conservative...

Wilde defends 'Jewell' reporter over sex-for-tips claims

Dec. 12, 2019 10:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Wilde said Thursday she does not believe the real-life journalist she plays in the new film “Richard Jewel” “traded sex for tips" despite that insinuation in the movie. In a series of tweets, Wilde called late Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs...

Adam Causey named Texas-based news editor

Dec. 12, 2019 10:18 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Adam Kealoha Causey, The Associated Press’ administrative correspondent in Oklahoma, has been named news editor overseeing Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. The appointment was announced Thursday by Tom Berman, the AP’s news director for the Central region. “Adam is a leader...

Eastwood on 'Richard Jewell,' criticism and finding stories

Dec. 11, 2019 11:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For his film "Richard Jewell," Clint Eastwood takes aim at the media and federal investigators for what he sees as a rush to judgment after the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. The 89-year-old director calls security guard Richard Jewell's story "a great American tragedy," one he's been...

AP honors journalist executed in 1951 by Chinese officials

Dec. 11, 2019 8:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Y.C. Jao was a respected Chinese correspondent working for The Associated Press in April 1949 when Mao Zedong’s Red Army stormed into Nanjing, defeating the Nationalist forces of leader Chiang Kai-shek and paving the way for the Communist takeover of China. A family man in his late...

Eastwood on 'Richard Jewell,' criticism and finding stories

Dec. 11, 2019 7:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For his film "Richard Jewell," Clint Eastwood takes aim at the media and federal investigators for what he sees as a rush to judgment after the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. The 89-year-old director calls security guard Richard Jewell's story "a great American tragedy," one he's been...

UK's Johnson pushes his Brexit message as election nears

Dec. 10, 2019 9:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — With two days until Britain's election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's final push to drive home his key message about Brexit was overshadowed Tuesday by criticism of his ham-fisted response to the image of a sick child sleeping on a hospital floor and allegations that he exploited a terrorist...

Newspaper criticizes film's take on Olympic bombing coverage

Dec. 10, 2019 5:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After a bomb exploded in a downtown Atlanta park midway through the 1996 Olympics, a security guard initially cast as a hero was recast as a villain virtually overnight. More than 20 years later, a movie to be released later this week, “Richard Jewell,” explores the roles...

Longtime Patriot Ledger editor Chazy Dowaliby dies at 69

Dec. 10, 2019 4:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Chazy Dowaliby, a longtime newspaper editor and consultant and a onetime aide to former U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, has died. She was 69. Dowaliby died Monday after a long battle with cancer, her family said. Dowaliby was executive editor of The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Massachusetts, from 1998 to...

Rule-breaker Boris Johnson faces toughest test in election

Dec. 10, 2019 8:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson defies political gravity. Britain’s prime minister has failed to deliver on his core promise -- to take the country out of the European Union by Oct. 31. He has repeatedly been caught lying. He has used offensive and racist language, and most voters don’t trust...