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Newly appointed Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin arrives at the Elysee Palace for the weekly cabinet meeting, in Paris, France, Tuesday July 7, 2020. Darmanin has been appointed as the new Interior Minister after the government of Edouard Philippe had resigned on July 3, 2020, prompting a government and cabinet reshuffle. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

New French PM defends promotion of minister accused of rape

Jul. 8, 2020 4:42 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's new prime minister firmly defended Wednesday the contested promotion of a colleague accused of rape as his interior minister, in charge of enforcing French laws. Prime Minister Jean Castex's vigorous expression of support for the minister, Gerald Darmanin, follows protests by women's...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, injured Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving applauds his teammates from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, in New York. Irving is joining rapper Common and others for a TV special calling for action following the death of Breonna Taylor. Irving is producing “#SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR,” which will debut Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 7 p.m. EDT on the PlayersTv digital and broadcast network.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Kyrie Irving's TV program calls for action in Taylor's death

Jul. 7, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is joining rapper Common and others for a TV special calling for action following the death of Breonna Taylor. Irving is producing “#SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR,” which will debut Wednesday at 7 p.m. EDT on the PlayersTv digital and broadcast...

Police investigate the scene after a police officer was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Home Depot in Toledo, Ohio early Saturday, July 4, 2020. (Dave Zapotosky/The Blade via AP)

Officer shot and killed, suspect found dead in Ohio

Jul. 4, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An officer who was responding to a call in a store parking lot was shot and killed early Saturday morning by an intoxicated man holding a beer, police said. Toledo Officer Anthony Dia was shot in the chest just after midnight in the parking lot of a Home Depot, and later pronounced dead...

For third time this month, Fox News leads all networks

Jun. 30, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mention prime-time television stars in other ages, and you’d think of Jerry Seinfeld, Mark Harmon or Jennifer Aniston. Now it’s Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson. Fox News Channel was the most-watched network in prime-time television last week, counting both broadcast and cable,...

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Daytime Emmys: 'The Young and the Restless' wins best drama

Jun. 27, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Young and the Restless” won best drama at the first virtual Daytime Emmys along with three acting trophies on Friday night, with some winners speaking out about racial injustice. Ellen DeGeneres accepted the trophy for best entertainment talk show for her self-titled...

President Donald Trump speaks during his campaign rally at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

Trump rally flop in Tulsa, but a hit on television

Jun. 23, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Now it's apparent where many of President Donald Trump's supporters who stayed away from Saturday's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were instead: they were home watching it on television. Fox News Channel, which aired Trump's speech live, had the biggest Saturday night audience in the...

The Voice of America building, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump global media chief faces GOP backlash over firings

Jun. 18, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new chief of U.S.-funded global media is facing a conservative backlash over his decision to fire the heads of two international broadcasters, adding to concerns about the direction of the agency, which oversees the Voice of America and other outlets. The criticism of Michael Pack,...

The Voice of America building, Monday, June 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

US broadcasting chief fires agency heads in major reshuffle

Jun. 17, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new chief of U.S.-funded international broadcasting on Wednesday fired the heads of at least three outlets he oversees and replaced their boards with allies, in a move likely to raise fears that he intends to turn the Voice of America and its sister outlets into Trump administration...

FILE - In this May 10, 2012, file photo, the

'60 Minutes' aside, summertime escapism rules network TV

Jun. 16, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Summertime escapism in the form of talent and game shows ruled on broadcast TV, with “60 Minutes” the exception. “America's Got Talent” on NBC was the most-watched show last week, according to Nielsen company ratings out Tuesday. But the No. 2 slot was claimed...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 1983 file photo, Annie Glenn speaks during an interview in Newport, N.H. The wife of the late astronaut and senator John Glen turns 100 on Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/File)

Annie Glenn remembered as fighter who cared about others

Jun. 6, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mourners praised Annie Glenn on Saturday as a dogged fighter for those with speech disorders, a source of support for her astronaut husband and a hero in her own right. Glenn, wife of the late John Glenn, died May 19 at 100 of complications from COVID-19. She had been living in a...