The Latest: Macron wants more retraining for French workers

AMIENS, France (AP) -- The Latest on the French presidential runoff on May 7 (all times local): 4:10 p.m. French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is defending his campaign platform in a heated impromptu meeting outside a factory with workers who face losing their jobs to a plant in Poland.

Le Pen upstages Macron in battle over saving French jobs

AMIENS, France (AP) -- Battling for France's blue-collar vote and employing all of her political guile, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen upstaged her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron by making a surprise campaign stop Wednesday to a home appliance factory threatened with closure. As Macron was meeting elsewhere with union leaders from the Whirlpool plant in northern France, Le Pen popped up outside the factory itself.

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.

AP Explains: What will a Hollywood writers' strike mean?

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hollywood is facing a cliffhanger after members of the Writers Guild of America voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike that could begin as soon as next week. Negotiations resumed Tuesday as the union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers grapple over issues including compensation and health care.

Nielsen's top programs for April 17-23

NEW YORK (AP) -- Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "NCIS," CBS, 13.33 million. 2. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 11.19 million. 3. "Bull," CBS, 10.32 million. 4. "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS, 10.16 million. 5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 9.9 million. 6. "The Voice" (Monday), NBC, 9.57 million. 7. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 9.44 million. 8. "The Voice" (Tuesday), NBC, 8.85 million. 9.

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.

O'Reilly surprised by Fox exit, says truth will come out

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Five days after being fired from his top-rated Fox News Channel perch, Bill O'Reilly used a podcast to express his dismay and vowed that "the truth will come out." "I am sad that I'm not on television anymore," he said in an episode Monday of his personal website's "No Spin News" podcast, available only to subscribers after this week's free window. "I was very surprised how it all turned out.

State Department names former Fox News anchor as spokeswoman

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department says former Fox News Channel anchor Heather Nauert will be the agency's new spokeswoman. The department says Nauert will fill the slot that had been vacant since the start of the Trump administration. The job had been filled on an acting basis by Mark Toner, a career diplomat who served as deputy spokesman during the last years of President Barack Obama's presidency.

Transcript of AP interview with Trump

A transcript of an Oval Office interview Friday with President Donald Trump by AP White House Correspondent Julie Pace. Where the audio recording of the interview is unclear, ellipses or a notation that the recording was unintelligible are used. AP: I do want to talk to you about the 100 days. TRUMP: Good. AP: I want to ask a few questions on some topics that are happening toward the end of the interview.

Bill O'Reilly to return with new podcast episode Monday

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bill O'Reilly is back and ready to talk. His personal website says the former Fox News host will air a new episode of his "No Spin News" podcast Monday evening. Fox News Channel's parent company fired O'Reilly on Wednesday following an investigation into sexual harassment allegations by women. O'Reilly has called the allegations completely unfounded.

Transcript of AP interview with Trump

A transcript of an Oval Office interview Friday with President Donald Trump by AP White House Correspondent Julie Pace. Where the audio recording of the interview is unclear, ellipses or a notation that the recording was unintelligible are used. AP: I do want to talk to you about the 100 days. TRUMP: Good. AP: I want to ask a few questions on some topics that are happening toward the end of the interview.

Retirement for O'Reilly? He'll have other options

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chances are you haven't heard the last of Bill O'Reilly. He'll have options, and retirement seems unlikely. At least three conservative news outlets are eager to speak with him. O'Reilly, the top cable news personality for two decades until Fox News Channel fired him this week following harassment claims by women, would be a game-changer for any company trapped in Fox's shadow.

The Latest: 21st Century stock rises after O'Reilly firing

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly (all times local): 1:42 p.m. Shares of Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox, are gaining ground following the firing of longtime and top-rated segment host Bill O'Reilly. Shares were up 63 cents, or 2.1 percent, to $30.44 in Thursday afternoon trading. The stock fell 1 percent to close at $29.81 on Wednesday.

Without O'Reilly, Fox News faces its toughest test

NEW YORK (AP) -- Fox News Channel has thrived despite losing founding leader Roger Ailes and next generation star Megyn Kelly within the past nine months. Wednesday's firing of defining personality Bill O'Reilly will be its toughest test yet. Fox moved quickly to install a new lineup after announcing O'Reilly's exit due to several harassment allegations by women, which he continues to deny.

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AP: PESTICIDE MAKERS PETITION GOVERNMENT Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap scientific findings that a family of widely used pesticides is harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. 2.

O'Reilly's departure creates new challenges for Fox

NEW YORK (AP) -- With its biggest star departing in another blowup over sexual harassment, Fox News faces some big challenges. It now has to show that it can hang on to its loyal army of conservative viewers, improve its working culture, and still continue to make big bucks for its corporate parent.