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Empty outdoor seating for a restaurant and closed hotels are shown, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Miami Beach, Florida's famed Ocean Drive on South Beach. Florida added 276 fatalities to its coronavirus death toll on Tuesday, a new state record. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

The Latest: Mississippi gov says college football essential

Aug. 11, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

JACKSON, MISS. - Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said college football is “essential” Tuesday, a day after President Donald Trump tweeted in support of colleges moving forward with the football season as planned amid the coronavirus pandemic. “What do opponents of football think, these kids will...

FILE - Maria Ressa, the award-winning head of a Philippine online news site Rappler, talks to the media after posting bail at a Regional Trial Court following an overnight arrest by National Bureau of Investigation agents on a libel case in Manila, Philippines on Feb. 14, 2019. A new documentary tracks Ressa’s dual life in recent years. She’s seen smiling while accepting international honors and praise from the likes of George Clooney, then grimly facing down online harassment, legal action and real world threats for her news site’s reporting on the drug war waged by President Rodrigo Duterte. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

'Don't shut up!' Film spotlights Filipino journalist

Aug. 9, 2020 3:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maria Ressa says she didn’t take Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seriously when he declared four years ago that “corrupt” journalists weren’t “exempted from assassination.” “In 2016, it was really, really laughable. And I thought,...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, file image from video, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., speaks on the Senate floor about the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Baldwin isn't saying what her chances are to be picked as presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden's running mate. She's also not saying whether she shares concerns raised by other Democrats about her Republican colleague, Sen. Ron Johnson, possibly assisting a Russian disinformation campaign. (Senate Television via AP, File)

Baldwin dodges questions on VP pick, Russian interference

Jul. 29, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin sidestepped questions Wednesday about her chances to be presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate and said that Milwaukee should be considered for a future Democratic National Convention given that the one starting in less than three weeks...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 28, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to local people at the Canal Side Heritage Centre in Beeston near Nottingham, England. Johnson is looking for a spokesperson with broadcasting experience— and a thick skin — to become the government’s face at televised media briefings. The government placed a job ad Wednesday, July 29 on the governing Conservative Party’s website seeking applicants with news judgment, the ability to remain calm under pressure and “excellent risk management and crisis communications skills.” (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, file)

UK's Boris Johnson seeks tough spokesperson for TV briefings

Jul. 29, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is looking for a spokesperson with broadcasting experience— and a thick skin — to become the government’s face at televised media briefings. The government placed a job ad Wednesday on the governing Conservative Party’s website...

The Captain James Cook statue facing the inlet that bears his name and fronts Alaska's largest city in downtown Anchorage, Alaska is seen on June 23, 2020. Far away from Confederate memorials, Alaska residents have joined the movement to eliminate statues of colonialists accused of abusing and exploiting Indigenous people. The effort has already resulted in a statue of Russian America colonialist Alexander Baranov being taken out of public view in one city. Others want statutes removed of U.S. Secretary of State and Alaska purchase architect William Seward and Capt. James Cook. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Efforts underway in Alaska to remove statues of colonialists

Jul. 28, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

As many in the Lower 48 call for statues of Confederate leaders to be removed amid a national reckoning on race, some Alaska residents are conducting a similar movement demanding statues tied to colonization be eliminated or relocated. A statue of Russian colonialist Alexander Baranov will be taken out of public...

Egypt releases news editor after over 2 years in detention

Jul. 28, 2020 5:44 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities released the editor of an independent news website after more than two years in pre-trial detention, the head of Journalists’ Union said. Diaa Rashwan said Adel Sabri, editor of the Masr al-Arabia website, was freed late on Monday, after he had been held for the...

File-Black Lives Matter protesters are arrested by NYPD officers on the Brooklyn Bridge, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in New York. Days after a federal judge paused the public release of New York City police disciplinary records, a news website has published a database containing complaint information for thousands of officers. ProPublica posted the database Sunday, July 26, 2020, explaining in a note to readers that it isn't obligated to comply with Judge Katherine Polk Failla's temporary restraining order because it is not a party to a union lawsuit challenging the release of such records. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura, File)

ProPublica posts NYPD records, bypassing judge's blockade

Jul. 26, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Days after a federal judge paused the public release of New York City police disciplinary records, a news website has published a database containing complaint information for thousands of officers. ProPublica posted the database Sunday, explaining in a note to readers that it isn't...

Demonstrators protesting against the dismissal of the editor-in-chief of the Hungarian news website Index.hu march in the streets of Budapest, Hungary, Friday, July 24, 2020.Dozens of journalists are resigning from Hungary's main news site because of the firing earlier this week of their editor-in-chief. Over 80 Index staff members said Friday were leaving Index.hu because the dismissal of Szabolcs Dull endangers the website's professional independence and its future. (Zsolt Szigetvary/MTI via AP)

Dozens resign at Hungary's main news site after editor fired

Jul. 24, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Dozens of journalists, including top editors, resigned Friday from Hungary’s main news site because of the firing earlier this week of Index.hu’s editor-in-chief. Over 80 Index staff members, the vast majority of the newsroom, said they were leaving the...

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 affirms social media users exempt from license rule

Jul. 24, 2020 2:33 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia made an embarrassing U-turn on Friday after a minister sparked a furor over his announcement that all video production, including those on social media, must be licensed amid a row with news broadcaster Al-Jazeera. Communications Minister Saifuddin Abdullah sparked...

FILE- In an undated file photo provided by MLive Media Group, the exterior of The Ann Arbor News is shown. The chain of eight Michigan newspapers says it will stop publishing mug shots of people charged with crimes except in extraordinary cases as it seeks to stop perpetuating negative perceptions of people, especially minorities. John Hiner, vice president of content at MLive Media Group, says the photos imply guilt long before trial. Mug shots are jail photos of people charged with crimes. MLive publishes The Ann Arbor News as well as other Michigan newspapers. (The Ann Arbor News/MLive.com via AP)

Michigan newspaper chain will stop publishing mug shots

Jul. 23, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A chain of eight Michigan newspapers will stop publishing mug shots of people charged with crimes as it seeks to break negative judgments, especially in cases involving minorities, a senior editor said Thursday. The photos imply guilt long before trial and are indefinitely attached to news...