The Latest: Trump: We can't let NKorea build better missiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile (all times local): 10:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has been asked about the failure of several North Korean missile tests recently and why those launches keep blowing up. Trump tells CBS' "Face the Nation" television show on Sunday that he'd "rather not discuss it. But perhaps they're just not very good missiles. But eventually, he'll have good missiles.

Trump warns North Korea's missiles will get better

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- President Donald Trump said after North Korea's latest failed rocket launch that communist leader Kim Jong-Un will eventually develop better missiles, and "we can't allow it to happen." In a taped interview broadcast Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation," the president would not discuss the possibility of military action, saying: "It is a chess game. I just don't want people to know what my thinking is.

Journalists honor press freedom at a dinner without Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of past years because of the absence of the president of the United States. With President Donald Trump sending his regrets, the attention was no longer focused on an in-person roasting of the commander in chief and his humorous remarks about politics and the press.

The Latest: A salute to First Amendment and jibes for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the White House Correspondents' Association dinner and the competing event organized by late-night TV star Samantha Bee (all times EDT): 11:15 p.m. The First Amendment has been getting plenty of praise from prominent Washington journalists attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner. The event was held this year without President Donald Trump and without the usual Hollywood presence.

Absent glitter and Trump, journalists honor press freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prominent Washington journalists, if not Hollywood stars, celebrated the First Amendment during the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, an event that lacked the glitter of past years because of the absence of the president of the United States. With President Donald Trump sending his regrets, the attention was no longer focused on an in-person roasting of the commander in chief and his humorous remarks about politics and the press.

Fox News sets a new late-afternoon show

NEW YORK (AP) -- Fox News Channel is replacing its late-afternoon program "The Five" with a panel show that looks similar. Called "The Specialists," the show debuting Monday will feature five people talking about the issues of the day. Eric Bolling, who works on "The Five," is the best-known personality on the new program.

The stars shined for Mary Hart; now Daytime Emmys will too

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- In the early 1980s, Mary Hart became the face -- and the famously insured legs -- of a new breed of TV show, the entertainment news magazine. She quickly rose from correspondent to anchor on "Entertainment Tonight," powered by a dazzling smile, unflagging charm and an engagingly deft touch with the celebrities who are the syndicated show's currency.

At Trump-less correspondents event, focus back on journalism

Will Smith and George Clooney, step aside for Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. It's safe to say that the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner -- traditionally the most-glittery night on the Washington social calendar, where A-list celebrities sprinkle their stardust as coveted guests of media organizations -- will have a different vibe this year.

Hannity defends Fox News co-president Shine amid report

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sean Hannity is defending Fox News Channel co-president Bill Shine following a report that members of the controlling Murdoch family refused to release a statement of support for the executive. New York magazine cites anonymous sources in reporting that Shine recently asked 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch and his brother, Lachlan, who's the company's co-chairman, for a statement of support amid a spate of negative publicity for the network.

News outlets including AP sue state House GOP Caucus

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A coalition of news outlets including The Associated Press has sued the state House Republican Caucus in South Carolina to gain access to information about an investigation into possible Statehouse corruption. The lawsuit filed Thursday asks a judge to declare that the caucus is a public body subject to the state's Freedom of Information Act, and as such, should make its records and meetings public.

Life sentences sought for 30 with ties to Turkish newspaper

ISTANBUL (AP) -- A Turkish court accepted a criminal indictment demanding life imprisonment for 30 people with ties to a newspaper linked to a Muslim cleric whom the government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt. Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said the defendants, including former managers and columnists for the Zaman newspaper, were charged with "membership in an armed terror organization" and "attempting to overthrow" the country's government, Parliament and constitutional order.

The Latest: Minor damage to freighter that hit Russian ship

ISTANBUL (AP) -- The Latest on Russia navy ship damaged near Istanbul (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Turkey's transportation minister says that the Togo-flagged freighter involved in the collision with a Russian navy vessel has sustained very minor damage and is able to continue sailing. Ahmet Arslan also told Turkey's A Haber news channel that the collision in the Black Sea off Istanbul occurred in heavy fog.

India bans social media sites to quell unrest in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned 22 social media sites in an effort to calm tensions in the disputed region after videos depicting the alleged abuse of Kashmiris by Indian forces fueled protests. But the sites remained online Thursday as the local telecom company struggled to block them.

Fox anchor says network does little about racial diversity

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Fox News Channel anchor who is black has joined a racial discrimination lawsuit against his company, saying Wednesday that the network marginalized him and has little interest in promoting diversity. Kelly Wright, who primarily works an overnight shift at Fox, said at an emotional news conference that his efforts at promoting diversity at Fox have largely failed.

NBC reporter, Latina journalism pioneer Cecilia Alvear dies

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Cecilia Alvear, who fought for Latino inclusion in newsrooms and reached unprecedented heights for a Hispanic woman in journalism in a decades-long career with NBC news, has died, her partner said Tuesday. Alvear, who also served as president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, died at her home in Santa Monica after suffering from breast cancer that recurred in 2012, her longtime partner George Lewis said. Alvear was 77.

Senate OKs option of putting notices on government websites

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Another effort to allow local government notices and other legal items to be posted on websites instead of in North Carolina newspapers has cleared the state Senate. The chamber voted 30-19 on Tuesday to give county commissioners or town councils the option to post announcements online rather than the newspaper. Notices covered by the bill now heading to the House include items like zoning proposals, contract bids and foreclosures.

Lawsuit filed against Fox alleges racial discrimination

NEW YORK (AP) -- An expanded lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Fox News Channel of racial discrimination "that appears more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment." The lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court, adds eight former and current Fox employees to a case involving three former Fox workers and their accusations against a since-fired Fox financial executive. It also expands the case to include Dianne Brandi, Fox's chief counsel.

Rough week for Fox broadcast in television ratings

NEW YORK (AP) -- It felt like a summer week on the Fox broadcasting network -- and that's not a good thing. Bereft of hits and in the traditional April lull before the last big month of the traditional TV season, Fox averaged a paltry 2.2 million viewers last week. Its most popular show, "Empire," aired a rerun that had barely over 3 million viewers.

Congressional organization denies credentials to Breitbart

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The panel that approves media credentials to cover Congress declined to grant permanent credentials to Breitbart News Network, LLC. The Standing Committee of Correspondents voted unanimously Tuesday to table an application from Breitbart and declined to extend temporary credentials beyond May 31. News organizations seeking credentials for its reporters must be editorially independent of any institution or interest group that lobbies the federal government.