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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 24, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Conservative radio host Joe Walsh; Cindy McCain, widow of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg; Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld;...

'Red flag laws' offer tool for preventing some gun violence

Aug. 24, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

After a white supremacist discussed plans on Facebook for a mass shooting at a synagogue, police in Washington used a new law to quickly seize his 12 firearms, long before he was convicted of any crime. But when a Tennessee father became alarmed about his son after receiving a suicidal text message, he said the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 24, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Photographs shared on social media show recent fires burning in the...

Tunisia: Media mogul's arrest rocks presidential race

Aug. 24, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The arrest of a Tunisian media magnate who's a leading presidential candidate is rattling this country's young democracy and throwing the campaign into uncertainty. Supporters of tycoon Nabil Karoui said Satrday that he's being targeted for political reasons ahead of the Sept. 15...

The Latest: Wounded Illinois trooper dies from injuries

Aug. 23, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of an Illinois State Police trooper in East St. Louis (all times local): 7:15 p.m. An Illinois State Police trooper has died from gunshot wounds suffered while executing a search warrant in East St. Louis. Illinois State Police Acting Director Brendan...

Trump asks appeals court to reconsider Twitter-blocking case

Aug. 23, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump hasn't given up his fight to block critics from his Twitter feed. Justice Department lawyers Friday asked the full 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan to decide whether a three-judge appeals panel erred in ruling he could not. They said the case has...

As Gannett, GateHouse merge, newspaper cost-cutting persists

Aug. 23, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just a week after announcing its $1.4 billion acquisition of Gannett , GateHouse Media was again laying off journalists and other workers at its newspapers, possibly foreshadowing the future awaiting employees of what will become the largest U.S. newspaper company. GateHouse and Gannett say...

Top publishers sue Audible over planned captioning feature

Aug. 23, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the country's top publishers are suing Audible, citing copyright infringement as they ask a federal judge to enjoin the audiobook producer-distributor's planned use of captions for an education-driven program. The so-called "Big Five" of publishing — Penguin Random House,...

Leading presidential contender arrested in Tunisia

Aug. 23, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A leading presidential candidate in Tunisia has been arrested and jailed on allegations of tax evasion and money laundering. Media mogul Nabil Karoui's Nessma television station announced the Friday arrest, along with Tunisia's Interior Ministry. Karoui was detained in the...

Mom had boasted of kids on social media before shootings

Aug. 23, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia woman who is believed to have fatally shot her grown son and daughter before killing herself had bragged about her children on social media not long before the bodies were discovered. Marsha Edwards wrote on Instagram that she "could not ask for better children," just hours before...