Latest Media News

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...

The shutdown today: Trump grounds Pelosi trip abroad

Jan. 18, 2019 12:45 AM EST

What's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 28: WHAT'S NEW The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned into an escalating game of constitutional brinksmanship as he denied her a military plane to visit troops in Afghanistan in apparent retaliation for her...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Jan. 18, 2019 12:39 AM EST

Where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Trump is facing investigations in Washington and New York. Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed...

Iran state TV says its US-born newscaster to appear in court

Jan. 18, 2019 12:28 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run English-language channel is reporting that its American anchorwoman detained in the U.S. will appear in court in Washington. Press TV said Marzieh Hashemi's court appearance is Friday. It did not elaborate. The newscaster's son has said his mother was arrested Sunday in...

Police seek volunteers to get drunk for them; many respond

Jan. 17, 2019 4:33 PM EST

KUTZTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police department's request for volunteers to get drunk for law and order purposes generated a predictably enthusiastic response. The Kutztown Police Department sought three volunteers to drink hard liquor to the point of inebriation so officers could be trained how to...

Heat fine Dion Waiters for postgame expletive-laden comments

Jan. 17, 2019 4:29 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Michigan (AP) — The Miami Heat have fined Dion Waiters an undisclosed amount for his expletive-laden comments about playing time earlier this week. Waiters made the comments to reporters from two South Florida newspapers after Miami's lopsided loss in Milwaukee on Tuesday night. The Heat were...

Davis Cup feud between Hewitt, Tomic deepens Down Under

Jan. 17, 2019 3:47 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The feud between Australia's Davis Cup captain and an exiled player escalated at the season-opening major when Lleyton Hewitt said Bernard Tomic threatened him and his family. Tomic, a Wimbledon quarterfinalist in 2011, followed his first-round loss at the Australian Open by...

Venerable Jewish publication the Forward going digital-only

Jan. 17, 2019 3:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The venerable Jewish-American publication the Forward announced Thursday that it is ceasing its print editions. "In order to deliver better and better digital products, and reach our readership 'where they live,' the Forward will print its last paper issues in English and in Yiddish this...

Zimbabwe pastor faces subversion charge amid economic unrest

Jan. 17, 2019 2:02 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A prominent Zimbabwe pastor and activist who faces a possible 20 years in prison on a subversion charge said Thursday it is "heartbreaking" to see the new government acting like that of former leader Robert Mugabe, as alarm grew about a violent crackdown on people protesting a...