• Propaganda in China means heavily scripted news conferences

    BEIJING (AP) — The TV cameras are rolling, the bright lights are on and the reporters are readying their notebooks.

  • Cavs-Celtics game second most-watched opener on TNT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland’s victory over Boston in the first game of the NBA season was TNT’s second most-watched telecast ever on opening night.

  • Israel finds a welcome audience with Christian journalists

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s nationalist government may be unpopular with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among the world’s evangelical Christians and their media outlets.

  • Technology guides small donations to Democratic candidates

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An online fundraising platform in the vein of PayPal has helped Democratic congressional candidates in New Mexico round up small contributions ahead of 2018 elections.

  • US tech giants may find their future shaped by Europe

    LONDON (AP) — Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life.

  • Me Too: Alyssa Milano elevates Harvey Weinstein conversation

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alyssa Milano was in bed with her two young children when a friend of a friend on Facebook suggested something that struck her as a great way to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation. She took the idea to Twitter, posting: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.”

  • Xi’s Communist Party reasserts itself to ordinary Chinese

    BEIJING (AP) — Officials from the Communist Youth League of China felt they had to act: Busy with their education and careers, young Chinese were struggling in the romance department, with tens of millions unable to find partners.

  • Calls for exiled player to go to WCup stirs storm in Egypt

    CAIRO (AP) — Soon after Egypt qualified for its first World Cup since 1990, a hashtag began trending on social media: “Aboutrika to the World Cup.”

  • City winger Sterling off social media after abuse

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has stopped checking his social media accounts because of the abuse he gets from critics.

  • The Latest: Iraq media say troops enter area held by Kurds

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The latest on Iraqi government’s move to take control of disputed territories held by Iraqi Kurds outside their autonomous region (all times local):