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Hong Kong opposition politician arrested over online posting

Mar. 26, 2020 7:36 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — An opposition politician in Hong Kong has been arrested over an online post criticizing a policeman who blinded a journalist in one eye during anti-government protests last year, local media said. Cheng Lai-king was released early Thursday afternoon after being formally charged with...

A staff member carries plastic buckets containing medical waste from new coronavirus patients at the Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (Park Dong-joon/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: South Korea’s central bank to provide aid

Mar. 26, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — South Korea’s central bank to temporarily...

The New York Times Beijing based correspondent Steven Lee Myers, left, chats with other foreign journalists after attending a daily briefing by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. At least 13 American journalists stand to be expelled from China in retaliation for a new limit imposed by the Trump administration on visas for Chinese state-owned media operating in the U.S. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

US newspapers urge China not to expel their journalists

Mar. 24, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The publishers of three major American newspapers have written an open letter asking China to reverse its recent decision to expel many of their correspondents working in the country. The letter posted online Tuesday referred to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, saying the expulsions...

Fernando González, the newly appointed The Associated Press' news director for the Caribbean and Andes regions, poses for a portrait in Mexico City, Monday, March 23, 2020. González, who has been the AP's deputy news director for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Mexico City, since 2016, will help lead the cooperative's newsgathering operation in all formats from Havana and Caracas. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Fernando González new AP news director for Caribbean, Andes

Mar. 24, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fernando González, a video journalist who has spent more than 30 years covering Latin America and the Caribbean, has been named to a new role as The Associated Press' news director for the Caribbean and Andes regions. González, who has been the AP's deputy news director for...

Winners announced in 2019 OAPME broadcast contest

Mar. 23, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — Radio and television stations in Columbus and Dayton were named the best in the state in the annual Ohio Associated Press Media Editors broadcast competition. General Excellence awards for 2019 went to WBNS-TV in Columbus, WHIO-TV in Dayton and WOSU-FM in Columbus. Three journalists were...

Winners announced in 2019 OAPME newspaper contest

Mar. 23, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — Newspapers in Columbus, Canton, Sandusky, Cleveland and Massillon were named the best in the state in the annual Ohio Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition. General Excellence awards for 2019 went to The Columbus Dispatch, The Canton Repository, Sandusky Register, Cleveland...

President Donald Trump responds to a question by NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Friday, March 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump uses daily coronavirus briefing to attack reporter

Mar. 20, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump called NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander a “terrible reporter” during Friday's White House news briefing for asking what he would say to Americans who are scared about the coronavirus. Other reporters pushed back against Trump. Alexander later asked...

Bulgaria: Police examine if journalist's work tied to attack

Mar. 18, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Police in Bulgaria say a well-known investigative journalist has been attacked by unknown assailants near his home in Sofia. Police said Wednesday that three men wearing masks used metal bars to beat Slavi Angelov, editor-in-chief of the weekly newspaper 168 Hours, and he was taken...

The New York Times Beijing based correspondent Steven Lee Myers, left, chats with other foreign journalists after attending a daily briefing by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. At least 13 American journalists stand to be expelled from China in retaliation for a new limit imposed by the Trump administration on visas for Chinese state-owned media operating in the U.S. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

At least 13 US journalists facing expulsion from China

Mar. 18, 2020 7:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — At least 13 American journalists stand to be expelled from China in retaliation for a new visa limit imposed by the Trump administration on Chinese state-owned media operating in the U.S. The Chinese government announced Wednesday that Americans working at three major U.S. newspapers would...

Alex Kotlowitz's `An American Summer' wins Lukas Book Prize

Mar. 18, 2020 7:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Kotlowitz's “An American Summer,” an intimate chronicle of gun violence in Chicago, has won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. Kerri K. Greenidge's “Black Radical,” a biography of civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter, received an award for history....