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Rights group: Reporter jailed in Egypt dies from virus

Jul. 13, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian journalist who had been jailed on charges of broadcasting false news died of COVID-19 on Monday, according to an international press watchdog, raising fears that the coronavirus may be spreading undetected in Egypt’s notoriously crowded prisons. The Committee to...

Incumbent President Andrzej Duda flashes a victory sign in Pultusk, Poland, Sunday, July 12, 2020. An exit poll in Poland's presidential runoff election shows a tight race that is too close to call between the conservative incumbent, Andrzej Duda, and the liberal Warsaw mayor, Rafal Trzaskowski.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Polish president wins 2nd term after bitter campaign

Jul. 13, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda declared victory Monday in a runoff election in which he narrowly won a second five-year term, acknowledging the campaign he ran was often too harsh as he appealed for unity and forgiveness. The close race followed a bitter campaign between Duda and...

American actor Johnny Depp poses for the media as he arrives at the High Court in London, Monday, July 13, 2020.  Depp is expected to wrap up his evidence at his libel trial against a tabloid newspaper that accused him of abusing ex-wife Amber Heard. The Hollywood star is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that called him a “wife-beater.”  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

In libel case, Depp says Heard hit him with 'haymaker' punch

Jul. 13, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp accused Amber Heard of hitting him with a “haymaker” punch during an altercation near the end of their volatile marriage, as the star wrapped up testimony in his libel suit against a British tabloid newspaper that accused him of domestic abuse. Depp said the fight...

Police officers detain a protester during a rally to support Ivan Safronov near the Lefortovo prison in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 13, 2020. Safronov, an ex-journalist who worked as an adviser to the director of Russia's state space corporation has been arrested and jailed on charges of passing military secrets to Czech intelligence. Ivan Safronov wrote about military and security issues before becoming an adviser to the head of Roscosmos. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Moscow police detain people protesting ex-reporter's jailing

Jul. 13, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police on Monday detained more than a dozen journalists protesting the arrest and jailing of a former colleague on treason charges. Police quickly rounded up the reporters who attempted to picket outside the Lefortovo pretrial detention facility where Ivan Safronov has been held since...

Retired Alabama newspaper publisher Barrett Shelton dies

Jul. 13, 2020 9:29 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Retired Alabama newspaper executive Barrett Shelton Jr., who helped promote the Tennessee Valley region during in time in journalism, has died. The Decatur Daily, where Shelton worked as editor and publisher until his retirement about a decade ago, reported that Shelton died Sunday....

In this picture taken Thursday, July 2, 2020, show Steven Gan, left, editor-in-chief of Malaysiakini online news portal arrive at court in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Monday, July 13, 2020. Attorney General Idrus Harun, who was appointed by a new government that took power in March, filed contempt proceedings against Malaysiakini and Gan over comments made by five readers on its portal last month that allegedly tarnished the judiciary. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Malaysia's top court hears contempt bid against news portal

Jul. 13, 2020 6:04 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's top court on Monday heard a rare contempt charge by the attorney general against a popular online news portal for publishing readers' comments that criticized the judiciary, a move slammed by media groups as a clampdown on press freedom. Attorney General Idrus...

FILE - Copies of the McClatchy Co. owned Miami Herald newspaper are shown Oct. 14, 2009,  in Miami. Hedge fund Chatham Asset Management plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control. The companies did not put a price on the deal in an announcement Sunday, July 12, 2020. The agreement still needs the approval of a bankruptcy judge; a hearing is scheduled for July 24.
(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Chatham announces plan to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy

Jul. 12, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hedge fund Chatham Asset Management plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control. The companies did not put a price on the deal in an announcement Sunday. The agreement still needs the approval of a bankruptcy judge; a hearing is scheduled...

Hedge fund Chatham plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control

Jul. 12, 2020 2:20 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Hedge fund Chatham plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control.

Family of late journalist fulfill her wish to help boy

Jul. 12, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hours before Louisiana sports reporter Carley McCord died in a Dec. 28 plane crash, she posted a hopeful message to Instagram that would guide her loved ones through the months ahead. “Only rainbows after rain. The sun will always come again.” The words, which come...

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 24, 2019, file photo, former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Mueller sharply defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, writing in a newspaper opinion piece Saturday, July 11, 2020, that the probe was of “paramount importance” and asserting that a Trump ally, Roger Stone, “remains a convicted felon, and rightly so

Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon

Jul. 11, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former special counsel Robert Mueller sharply defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, writing in a newspaper opinion piece Saturday that the probe was of “paramount importance” and asserting that a Trump ally, Roger...