Rights group: Turkey newspaper trial a 'mockery of justice'

AP Photo/Emrah Gurel ISTANBUL (AP) — A media advocacy group accused Turkey’s president of trying to silence the country’s main opposition newspaper and free press as the second hearing of a trial against staff members of the paper began Monday. Christophe...

Canadian gold mining company threatens to leave Greece

AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Canadian mining company Eldorado Gold on Monday threatened to suspend a major investment in Greece in 10 days, accusing the government of delaying permits and licenses. One of Greece’s largest foreign investors,...

Apple may test the bounds of iPhone love with a $1,000 model

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is expected to sell its fanciest iPhone yet for $1,000, crossing into a new financial frontier that will test how much consumers are willing to pay for a device that’s become an indispensable part of modern life....

Chappelle, Lawrence, Hughley celebrate 'Def Comedy Jam 25'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — There was no YouTube when “Def Comedy Jam” premiered on HBO in 1992. The only way for standup comedians to find an audience beyond the club circuit back then was to score a spot on TV, and “Def Comedy Jam” provided that...

Lebanese film director briefly detained over Israel visit

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese officials say film director Ziad Doueiri was briefly detained upon arrival in Lebanon over previous visits to Israel. It was not clear why the Paris-based Doueiri, director of the award-winning civil war film “West Beirut,” was detained...

Tiffany Haddish reflects on 25 years of 'Def Comedy Jam'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish is having a full-circle moment. The breakout star of the summer movie hit “Girls Trip” launched her career on “Def Comedy Jam”, the long-running HBO series spotlighting black comics....

TV correspondents face danger they told others to avoid

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a paradox of hurricane coverage: people on television spend days warning the public to get out of harm’s way, then station their correspondents squarely in the middle of howling wind and rain and hope they don’t get hurt. That was the...

A bit of Emmy drama: Which nominee will be named Best Drama?

NEW YORK (AP) — Year after year, too many Emmy categories are laden with expected and oft-repeated winners. No drama then, when the envelope is torn. But there is drama ahead in the drama categories that will be presented Sunday night. Four of the seven nominated drama...

Crossing Trump on climate, new Miss America fears no tweet

AP Photo/Noah K. Murray ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Cara Mund is not worried that she may begin her year-long reign as Miss America by starting a Twitter war with the nation’s Tweeter-In-Chief. The 23-year-old Miss North Dakota won the crown Sunday night in Atlantic...

Rihanna rides into New York Fashion Week like a rock star

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna didn’t walk into New York Fashion Week. She rode through it. Literally. The pop star and fashionista kicked off her Fenty Puma 2018 spring-summer collection Sunday with motocross bicycles flying high in the air,...