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NEW YORK | Correction: Lin-Manuel Miranda story

NEW YORK— In a story Nov. 11 about the MacDowell artist colony’s annual Chairman’s Evening, The Associated Press reported erroneously that “Hamilton” playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda would be speaking at the event in Manhattan next month with visual artist Carrie Mae Weems. Playwright Tony Kushner will be appearing with Weems. A corrected version of the story is … Continue reading NEW YORK | Correction: Lin-Manuel Miranda story

PARIS | The Latest: Netanyahu meets Putin at Paris WWI gathering

PARIS— The Latest on commemorations a century after the end of World War I (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Israel’s prime minister says he and Russian President Vladimir Putin have spoken in Paris, the first time the two met since the downing of a Russian plane over Syria. Benjamin Netanyahu says the conversation with Putin … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Netanyahu meets Putin at Paris WWI gathering

WASHINGTON | Trump celebrates GOP gains, threatens House Democrats

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday celebrated Senate Republican gains in the midterm election but immediately threatened Democrats, who won back control of the House and with it the power to investigate the president’s personal and professional conduct. Trump has long felt aggrieved by the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump celebrates GOP gains, threatens House Democrats

BEIJING | The Latest: Trump says he’ll meet China’s Xi at G-20 meeting

BEIJING — The Latest on China and President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:50 a.m. Saturday President Donald Trump says he will meet his Chinese counterpart alongside the Group of 20 meetings in Argentina as they look to curb a burgeoning trade war. Trump says he will have dinner with President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) … Continue reading BEIJING | The Latest: Trump says he’ll meet China’s Xi at G-20 meeting

BEIJING | China says Xi-Trump phone call ‘extremely positive’

BEIJING — China’s foreign ministry says a phone conversation between President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart, Donald Trump, about trade and other issues was “extremely positive.” The ministry said Friday the two leaders agreed to “strengthen economic exchanges” but gave no indication whether they made any progress on settling an escalating tariff war over … Continue reading BEIJING | China says Xi-Trump phone call ‘extremely positive’

AP Top 25 Podcast: Playoff race hits full stride Saturday

The College Football Playoff rankings are out, heading into the biggest weekend of the season so far. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , Dennis Dodd, national college football writer for CBS Sports, joins Ralph Russo to breakdown where the playoff race is headed. What teams control their paths to the CFP … Continue reading AP Top 25 Podcast: Playoff race hits full stride Saturday

LOS ANGELES | Actress-writer Waithe: Films fall short of ethnic equality

LOS ANGELES  — Actress and Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe says Hollywood is falling short of ethnic equality despite black-led films including “Moonlight” and “Black Panther.” Waithe said Tuesday that while many white-oriented films such as “La La Land” are released every year, movies created by black artists and actors remain rarities. Waithe said true equality … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Actress-writer Waithe: Films fall short of ethnic equality

NEW YORK | Contestants accuse Mrs. America pageant CEO of racial bias

NEW YORK— Four contestants in this year’s Mrs. America pageant are calling for an apology from the pageant’s CEO over accusations he used racial slurs and stereotypes in a conversation. The four women, three African American and one white, spoke at a news conference Monday in Manhattan with lawyer Gloria Allred. They accuse David Marmel … Continue reading NEW YORK | Contestants accuse Mrs. America pageant CEO of racial bias