The New York Times

WASHINGTON  | Times publisher pressed Trump on ‘anti-press rhetoric’

WASHINGTON  — The publisher of The New York Times says he took President Donald Trump to task for “deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric” that is “not just divisive but increasingly dangerous” when the two met privately at the White House this month. Trump disclosed the meeting on Twitter on Sunday, saying he and A.G. Sulzberger “Spent … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Times publisher pressed Trump on ‘anti-press rhetoric’

NEW YORK | NY Times: Trump was recorded talking of paying Playboy model

NEW YORK— President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with him, The New York Times reported Friday. The president’s current personal lawyer confirmed the conversation and said it showed Trump did nothing wrong, according to the Times. Citing lawyers and … Continue reading NEW YORK | NY Times: Trump was recorded talking of paying Playboy model

WASHINGTON  | Officials: In policy shift, US open to meeting with Taliban

WASHINGTON  — The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war, U.S. officials said. That marks a tactical shift by the Trump administration, which has previously only appeared willing to participate in discussions with the … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Officials: In policy shift, US open to meeting with Taliban

Actor Tab Hunter, star of ‘Damn Yankees’ movie, dies age 86

Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob for millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as “Battle Cry” and “Damn Yankees” and received new attention decades later when he revealed that he was gay, has died. He was 86. Producer and spouse Allan Glaser said Hunter died Sunday of … Continue reading Actor Tab Hunter, star of ‘Damn Yankees’ movie, dies age 86

LOS ANGELES | Former Trump press secretary Sean Spicer developing TV show

LOS ANGELES — Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is working on a television interview show in which he banters with guests about a variety of topics. A spokesman for TV syndication company Debmar-Mercury said Monday that a first episode of the series, titled “Sean Spicer’s Common Ground,” is in the works. No other … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Former Trump press secretary Sean Spicer developing TV show

NEW YORK | NY Times, New Yorker share media award for Weinstein stories

NEW YORK (AP) — A journalism prize panel has once again paired the work of The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine on sexual harassment and abuse. Syracuse University’s annual Mirror Awards, which honors reporting on the media, agreed Thursday that the two organizations would share this year’s award for best in-depth and … Continue reading NEW YORK | NY Times, New Yorker share media award for Weinstein stories

NEW YORK | Celebrity deaths force media to examine suicide reporting

NEW YORK (AP) — The deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have caused media organizations to look at how they cover suicide and whether more could be done to prevent copycat killings, without neglecting the duty to report news. Several outlets have publicized the 1-800-273-8255 suicide prevention hotline — People and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Celebrity deaths force media to examine suicide reporting

Report: Trump lawyers’ letter to Mueller challenges subpoena

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyers composed a secret 20-page letter to special counsel Robert Mueller to assert that he cannot be forced to testify in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. They also argue that Trump could not have committed obstruction because he has absolute authority over all federal investigations. … Continue reading Report: Trump lawyers’ letter to Mueller challenges subpoena