Ford decides to keep AM radio on 2024 models, will restore AM on two electric vehicles from 2023May 23, 2023 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Owners of new Ford vehicles will be able to tune in to AM radio in their cars, trucks and SUVs after all.
CEO Jim Farley wrote in social media postings Tuesday that the company is reversing a decision to scrub the band after speaking with government policy leaders who are concerned about keeping emergency alerts that often are sounded on AM stations.
Prince Harry and Meghan’s run from paparazzi is another episode in battle royale with the mediaMay 18, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The latest chapter in the drama surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan’s treatment by the tabloid media was much ado about something.
See more about the 2023 Pulitzer winners in journalism, artsMay 8, 2023 GMT
The Pulitzer Prizes recognizing the best of journalism and the arts in 2022 were announced Monday.
Census relying on social media, advocates to stop bad infoJanuary 30, 2020 GMT
The U.S. Census Bureau is relying on outside help from social media companies, advocacy groups and other government agencies to halt campaigns that try to discourage people from participating in the once-a-decade head count through the spread of false information, officials said Thursday...
Elon Musk threatens to reassign NPR’s Twitter accountMay 4, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elon Musk threatened to reassign NPR’s Twitter account to “another company,” according to the non-profit news organization, in an ongoing spat between Musk and media groups since his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter last year.
Tucker Carlson speaks out for 1st time after Fox News firingApril 27, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Tucker Carlson emerged Wednesday, two days after Fox News fired him, with a two-minute, campaign-style monologue that didn't address why he suddenly became unemployed.
Fox’s settlement with Dominion unlikely to cost it $787.5MApril 24, 2023 GMT
Fox Corp.'s $787.5 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems over defamation charges is eye-popping, but the ultimate cost to the media company is likely to be much lower.
Judge delays trial over Fox News and 2020 election liesApril 17, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Without citing a reason, the Delaware judge overseeing a voting machine company’s $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News announced late Sunday that he was delaying the start of the trial until Tuesday.
Top publisher apologizes for slurs about ‘East Germans’April 16, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — The chief executive and co-owner of media company Axel Springer apologized Sunday for making crude remarks about “East Germans” in text messages leaked to a rival newspaper.
German weekly Die Zeit quoted Mathias Doepfner as saying that “the Ossis (a derogatory term for East Germans) are either communists or fascists.” The comments prompted sharp rebukes from officials in the east and calls for Doepfner to resign.
NPR quits Elon Musk’s Twitter over ‘government-funded’ labelApril 12, 2023 GMT
National Public Radio is quitting Twitter after the social media platform owned by Elon Musk stamped NPR's account with labels the news organization says are intended to undermine its credibility.
NPR protests as Twitter calls it ‘state-affiliated media’April 5, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has labeled National Public Radio as “state-affiliated media” on the social media site, a move some worried Wednesday could undermine public confidence in the news organization.
TikTok propaganda labels fall flat in ‘huge win’ for RussiaMarch 30, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year ago, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, TikTok started labeling accounts operated by Russian state propaganda agencies as a way to tell users they were being exposed to Kremlin disinformation.
Records in Fox defamation case show pressures on reportersMarch 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't critics, political foes or their bosses that united Fox News stars Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham when they gathered via text message for a gripe session shortly after the 2020 election.
Germany cautious over Nord Stream pipeline attack reportsMarch 8, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s defense minister voiced caution Wednesday over media reports that a pro-Ukraine group was involved in blowing up the Nord Stream gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea last year.
Georgians protest against draft law on media, nonprofitsMarch 8, 2023 GMT
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgian authorities used tear gas and water cannon outside the parliament building in the capital Tuesday against protesters who oppose a proposed law some see as stifling freedom of the press.
Fox libel defense at odds with top GOP presidential foesMarch 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News is on an unlikely collision course with two leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination over the rights of journalists.
Cartoonists criticize ‘Dilbert’ creator over racist remarksMarch 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Cartoonists are pushing back against racist remarks made by “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams, with one artist even using his own strip this week to lampoon the disgraced cartoon now dropped by newspapers nationwide.
Suicide of lawmaker’s son in Poland unleashes grief, angerMarch 6, 2023 GMT
The suicide death of the son of an opposition lawmaker, a teenage boy who had been victimized by a pedophile, has unleashed grief in Poland and criticism of state media.
The 15-year-old boy killed himself after state TV and radio revealed some details about his case.
Google tests blocking news content for some CanadiansFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Google is blocking some Canadian users from viewing news content in what the company said Wednesday is a test run of a potential response to a Canadian government’s online news bill.
Court: News outlets didn’t defame ex-coal CEO BlankenshipFebruary 22, 2023 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Fox News, CNN and other major news outlets didn't defame former coal executive Don Blankenship when they referred to him as a “felon” after he served a year in prison on a misdemeanor charge in connection with the worst U.S.
How to keep your Twitter account secure — without payingFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twitter users were greeted early Saturday with an ultimatum from the social media app: Subscribe to the platform's new premium service or lose a popular account security feature.
HarperCollins union approves contract, ends 3-month strikeFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Striking union members at HarperCollins Publishers have approved a tentative agreement reached last week and will return to work Tuesday, ending a walkout that lasted more than three months and became the center of an ongoing debate about salaries in the industry.
CNN’s Don Lemon regrets saying Nikki Haley past her ‘prime’February 16, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Don Lemon startled some colleagues on CNN's morning show Thursday with his implication that Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley, at age 51, was past her prime.
CBS’ Gayle King to get Cronkite journalism excellence awardFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King has been chosen to receive the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from Arizona State University.
The honor is given every year by the university's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Study shows ‘striking’ number who believe news misinformsFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Half of Americans in a recent survey indicated they believe national news organizations intend to mislead, misinform or persuade the public to adopt a particular point of view through their reporting.
Cambodian leader says radio station closure is permanentFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A day after one of Cambodia’s few independent media outlets was shut at his order, Prime Minister Hun Sen declared Tuesday that Voice of Democracy radio will not be allowed to reopen despite pleas and protests from around the world.
Cambodia independent radio station VoD closes on PM’s ordersFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — One of Cambodia’s last free media outlets, Voice of Democracy radio, ceased operations on Monday after Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered its closure for allegedly slandering his son in a story.
No Super Bowl interview for Biden, White House official saysFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The on-again, off-again Super Bowl interview between President Joe Biden and a Fox Corp. streaming service appears to be off again.
A White House official said Friday evening that it was “inaccurate” to say the interview had been rescheduled, contradicting a Fox Corp.
Wikipedia again up and running as Pakistan lifts ban on siteFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan lifted its ban on Wikipedia services before dawn Tuesday, after the country’s media regulator blocked the site last week for not removing purportedly blasphemous content, claiming it hurts the sentiments of Muslims.
Pakistan blocks Wikipedia, says it hurt Muslim sentimentsFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s media regulator said Monday it blocked Wikipedia services in the country for hurting Muslim sentiment by not removing purportedly blasphemous content from the site. Critics denounced Islamabad’s action, saying it was a blow to digital rights.
Ethiopia’s PM meets Tigray leaders for first time since warFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s prime minister has met the leaders of rival Tigray forces for the first time since a devastating two-year conflict ended with a peace deal late last year.
State media on Friday showed Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed meeting with the Tigray side’s lead negotiators and others.
HarperCollins, striking workers agree to federal mediationJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — HarperCollins Publishers and the union representing some 250 striking employees have agreed to enter into federal mediation, the first sign of a possible settlement since the work stoppage began in early November.
NY Times editor Blake Hounshell, formerly of Politico, diesJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Blake Hounshell, a well-known journalist who edited The New York Times’ “On Politics” newsletter and formerly held several leadership positions at Politico, died Tuesday In Washington.
UFC President Dana White seen on video slapping his wifeJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC President Dana White was seen on video released by TMZ slapping his wife, Anne, while the two were on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, last month.
White told TMZ in an interview Tuesday he was “embarrassed” and concerned for how his three children were affected.
Journalists in Somalia slam government restrictions, arrestsDecember 23, 2022 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Journalists in Somalia say the government is further restricting their work amid a significant military offensive against the al-Shabab extremist group, with a new directive to submit content for approval before publication.
Journalist suspensions widen rift between Twitter and mediaDecember 18, 2022 GMT
Elon Musk's abrupt suspension of several journalists who cover Twitter widens a growing rift between the social media site and media organizations that have used the platform to build their audiences.
Twitter suspends journalists who wrote about owner Elon MuskDecember 16, 2022 GMT
Twitter on Thursday suspended the accounts of journalists who cover the social media platform and its new owner Elon Musk, among them reporters working for The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Voice of America and other publications.
E.W. Scripps announces formation of new sports divisionDecember 15, 2022 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) — The E.W. Scripps Company has announced the launch of a sports division as it looks acquire local and national rights for teams and leagues.
Scripps has stations in 61 markets and is the nation's fourth-largest local TV broadcaster.
Trump lawyers in court for sealed hearing in Mar-a-Lago caseDecember 9, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Donald Trump were in court Friday for sealed arguments as part of the ongoing investigation into the presence of classified information at the former president's Florida estate.
Report: Classified items found at Trump storage unit in Fla.December 7, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — At least two items marked as classified were found in a storage unit in West Palm Beach, Florida, after lawyers for former President Donald Trump arranged for a firm to search for additional classified material, according to a published report Wednesday.
Report: Killing of Pakistani journalist in Kenya ‘planned’December 7, 2022 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The killing in Kenya of an outspoken Pakistani journalist was a “planned assassination," a team of Pakistani investigators said in a report released Wednesday, weeks after the mysterious slaying triggered condemnations and calls for an independent probe.
Samuel Eto’o sorry for altercation outside World Cup gameDecember 7, 2022 GMT
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cameroon soccer federation president and former star player Samuel Eto’o apologized for kicking a man to the ground in what he called a “violent altercation” outside a World Cup stadium early Tuesday.
Canadiens’ Carey Price apologizes for timing of pro-gun postDecember 6, 2022 GMT
MONTREAL (AP) — Canadiens star Carey Price apologized Tuesday to people affected by the 1989 Montreal massacre after he made a social media post in support of a firearms rights group in the days leading up to the anniversary of the mass shooting.
BuzzFeed cuts 12% of staff citing worsening econ conditionsDecember 6, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Digital media company BuzzFeed is cutting 12% of its workforce, citing worsening economic conditions.
The New York company, which made the announcement in a regulatory filing on Tuesday, did not disclose how many workers it was letting go.
FACT FOCUS: 5 full-court shots a stretch even for CurryDecember 6, 2022 GMT
Stephen Curry is known for hitting deep 3-point shots and buzzer-beaters from half-court — but even the celebrated Warriors guard didn't sink five consecutive full-court baskets, despite a convincingly edited video that swept social media this week.
Latvia revokes license of independent Russian TV channelDecember 6, 2022 GMT
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Latvia has revoked the license of an independent Russian TV channel exiled in the Baltic country for, among other things, voicing support for the Russian military and including Crimea in its map of Russia, media authorities said on Tuesday.
Bulgaria rejects media report about refugee shot at borderDecember 5, 2022 GMT
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria rejected accusations that its border guards shot a Syrian refugee in October after a video released Monday showed a man being fired at on European country's border with Turkey.
Florida QB Richardson leaves school early, enters NFL draftDecember 5, 2022 GMT
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson, considered more of a long-term project than a slam-dunk prospect, is leaving school early and entering the NFL draft.
Sheriff: Deputy fatally shot deputy in ‘avoidable’ accidentDecember 5, 2022 GMT
PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) — A deputy mistakenly shot and killed his roommate, who was also a deputy, as the two took a break from playing an online game with friends while they were off duty, a Florida sheriff said.
Putin signs law expanding LGBT ‘propaganda’ restrictionsDecember 5, 2022 GMT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law that significantly expands restrictions on activities seen as promoting LGBT rights in the country.
A 2013 law banned what authorities deem to be spreading “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” to minors.
German governor quits Twitter, Scholz still mulling optionsDecember 5, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — The governor of Germany's state of Lower Saxony said Monday he is quitting Twitter because the microblogging site is increasingly being used to spread "hatred and incitement."
Experts have warned of a rise in anti-semitic vitriol if Twitter's new CEO Elon Musk grants “amnesty” to suspended accounts.
Trump rebuked for call to suspend Constitution over electionDecember 4, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump faced rebuke Sunday from officials in both parties after calling for the “termination” of parts of the Constitution over his lie that the 2020 election was stolen.
College killing suspect wrote about troubles with co-workersDecember 4, 2022 GMT
WALNUT, Calif. (AP) — A man accused of intentionally hitting and killing a former co-worker with his car at a Southern California community college called the victim out by name in a social media post in which he claimed he was treated unfairly while he worked at the school, according to a news report.
Iranian state media: Construction begins on nuclear plantDecember 4, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Iran on Saturday began construction on a new nuclear power plant in the country's southwest, Iranian state TV announced, amid tensions with the U.S. over sweeping sanctions imposed after Washington pulled out of the Islamic Republic's nuclear deal with world powers.
South Carolina DB Cam Smith declares for NFL draftDecember 3, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina defensive back Cam Smith is leaving the 20th-ranked Gamecocks for the NFL.
Smith, the 6-foot, 188-pound junior, announced his decision on social media Friday.
Macron hits New Orleans’ French Quarter, meets with MuskDecember 3, 2022 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived Friday in Louisiana, the American state most closely aligned historically with his country, to celebrate their longstanding cultural ties and discuss energy policy and climate change.
Musk says Twitter has suspended rapper Ye over swastika postDecember 2, 2022 GMT
Twitter has suspended rapper Ye after he tweeted a picture of a swastika merged with the Star of David.
It is the second time this year that Ye has been suspended from the platform over antisemitic posts.
Notre Dame QB Drew Pyne announces he intends to transferDecember 2, 2022 GMT
Notre Dame quarterback Drew Pyne announced Friday on social media that he is putting his name in the transfer portal.
Pyne posted on Twitter that being a student-athlete at Notre Dame was “one of my proudest honors ..." as well as, “Now it's time for me to take on a new challenge, and I will be entering the transfer portal.”
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this weekDecember 2, 2022 GMT
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out.