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Actor Geoffrey Rush accused of sexual misconduct

Dec. 17, 2018 12:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — "Orange Is the New Black" actress Yael Stone alleged actor Geoffrey Rush engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior when they starred in "The Diary of a Madman" in 2010. Speaking to The New York Times , the 33-year-old said Rush danced naked in front of her in their dressing room, used a...

J&J hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powder

Dec. 14, 2018 5:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnson & Johnson on Friday forcefully denied a media report that it knew for decades about the existence of trace amounts of asbestos in its baby powder. The report by the Reuters news service sent the company's shares into a tailspin, suffering their worst one-day sell-off in 16...

CNN: Anchor promptly made on-air correction about Arpaio

Dec. 13, 2018 9:19 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio alleged in a defamation lawsuit earlier this week against three news organizations that CNN made no effort to correct anchor Chris Cuomo's erroneous statement that the lawman was a convicted felon. But CNN released a statement Thursday saying Cuomo corrected his...

Arizona journalism saga has poisoning claim, nasty divorce

Dec. 13, 2018 9:00 PM EST

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An award-winning Arizona newspaper publisher and his wife are locked in a bizarre divorce case that has morphed into something more: a journalism ethics saga. Joseph Soldwedel has accused wife Felice Soldwedel in a lawsuit of trying to kill him by poisoning him, and detailed the...

4 journalists and a newspaper are Time's Person of the Year

Dec. 12, 2018 6:52 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Time magazine on Tuesday recognized journalists, including the slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, as its 2018 Person of the Year in what it said was an effort to emphasize the importance of reporters' work in an increasingly hostile world. The designation wasn't intended as a specific...

Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio files defamation suit

Dec. 11, 2018 6:42 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a defamation lawsuit seeking $300 million against three news organizations, alleging their inaccurate references to his criminal case have hurt his chances at possibly running in 2020 for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John McCain. The...

AP names Daisy Veerasingham as its chief revenue officer

Dec. 11, 2018 7:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press named Senior Vice President Daisy Veerasingham as its chief revenue officer on Tuesday, a new position that will consolidate global revenue operations under one director as the 172-year-old news cooperative widens its customer base beyond traditional media. Veerasingham...

China ups pressure as tech exec's hearing goes into Tuesday

Dec. 10, 2018 10:16 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A jailed Chinese technology executive will have to wait at least one more day to see if she will be released on bail in a case that has raised U.S.-China tensions and complicated efforts to resolve a trade dispute that has roiled financial markets and threatened...

Prosecutors indict Nissan's Ghosn for underreporting pay

Dec. 10, 2018 9:28 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Prosecutors have charged Nissan Motor Co.'s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, another executive and the automaker itself for allegedly violating financial laws by underreporting income. The charges imposed Monday involve allegations Ghosn's pay was underreported by about 5 billion yen ($44...

The Latest: PM Abe says Japan-French ties unshakable

Dec. 10, 2018 5:53 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on charges against former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was arrested last month on suspicion of underreporting his income (all times local): 7 p.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan-French relations are unshakable despite concerns over the future of Nissan...