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As Musk admits to job stress, Tesla's board may have to act

Aug. 17, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

Elon Musk's erratic behavior was front and center again this week as the CEO of Tesla conceded that he's overwhelmed by job stress, pushing his electric car company's stock down and bringing pressure on its board to take action. Musk's revelation, in a Thursday interview with The New York Times, came as...

The Latest: Manafort jury sent home for the weekend

Aug. 17, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Paul Manafort (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sent home for the weekend after concluding a second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Judge T.S. Ellis III sent...

Sri Lanka police query ex-president over abducted journalist

Aug. 17, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police in Sri Lanka questioned the former president on Friday as part of an investigation into the abduction of a journalist during the country's civil war 10 years ago. Former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa was questioned at his home about journalist Keith Noyahr, who was abducted...

US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

Aug. 16, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump's attacks on "fake news" with a coordinated series of editorials in defense of a free press on Thursday — and, not surprisingly, Trump didn't take it silently. The campaign was set in motion by an editor at...

As our media environment blurs, confusion often reigns

Aug. 16, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A generation ago, the likes of Walter Cronkite, Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer were the heroes of television news. Now the biggest stars are arguably Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow. Notice the difference? Cronkite, Jennings and Sawyer reported the news. Hannity and Maddow talk about the...

The Latest: US Senate affirms the press is 'not the enemy'

Aug. 16, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on U.S. newsrooms coordinating a series of editorials speaking up for a free press (all times local): 2:05 p.m. The Senate has unanimously approved a resolution affirming that "the press is not the enemy of the people." The resolution Thursday offered by Democratic Sen. Brian...

Trump lashes out after newspapers respond to his attacks

Aug. 16, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at the press as newspapers nationwide launch a coordinated rebuttal to his attacks against what he calls "fake news." Trump tweets: "There is nothing that I would want more for our Country than true FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. The fact is that the Press is...

Correction: Publisher Steps Down story

Aug. 16, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — In a story Aug. 15 about the Lexington Herald-Leader's publisher stepping down, The Associated Press reported erroneously in an extended headline that the newspaper's editor and publisher is stepping down. Rufus Friday is its publisher, not editor. A corrected version of the story is...

Attorney weighs insanity defense in newspaper shooting

Aug. 15, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An attorney for a man charged with killing five people at The Capital newsroom has asked a Maryland court for more time to consider an insanity defense for his client. William Davis, a public defender, asked the court to find "good cause" to grant an extension of time limitations for...

Newspaper: rally deaths likely higher than official count

Aug. 13, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The total number of traffic fatalities for this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota may be higher than the state's official count of four, according to a newspaper. The Rapid City Journal counted at least nine deaths associated with the rally. The newspaper determined that...