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Iran state TV says its US-born newscaster to appear in court

Jan. 18, 2019 12:28 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run English-language channel is reporting that its American anchorwoman detained in the U.S. will appear in court in Washington. Press TV said Marzieh Hashemi's court appearance is Friday. It did not elaborate. The newscaster's son has said his mother was arrested Sunday in...

Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

Jan. 17, 2019 1:42 PM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed late...

From New Orleans to Tehran: Life of detained Iran newscaster

Jan. 17, 2019 10:51 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — She is largely unknown in the United States. But the American anchorwoman for Iran's state-run broadcaster, detained last weekend by U.S. authorities, is a familiar face on its English-language channel. As a newscaster for Press TV, Marzieh Hashemi has been conducting...

Dutch prosecutors: Reporter expelled by Turkey is a suspect

Jan. 17, 2019 10:32 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey deported a Dutch journalist on Thursday after receiving information about her from prosecutors in the Netherlands involved in a terrorism investigation. A Dutch prosecutor's office spokeswoman said the reporter is a suspect in an investigation, but not for terrorism offenses....

Indian guru gets life sentence in murder of journalist

Jan. 17, 2019 10:26 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court sentenced a popular and flamboyant spiritual guru and three followers to life in prison on Thursday in the murder 16 years ago of a journalist who published a letter about the guru's alleged sexual exploitation of women. The guru, who calls himself Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh...

Iran newspapers, minister criticize US arrest of newscaster

Jan. 17, 2019 8:02 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran kept up its criticism Thursday of the FBI's apparent arrest of an American anchorwoman from Iran's state-run English-language TV channel, with its foreign minister saying "she's done nothing but journalism." The hard-line Vatan-e Emrooz paper criticized the detention...

Investigative journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead by gunmen

Jan. 17, 2019 7:59 AM EST
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Investigative journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead by gunmen.

American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

Jan. 17, 2019 3:34 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday, and her son said she was being held in a prison, apparently as a material witness. Marzieh Hashemi, who worked for the network's...

Veteran North Carolina journalist Gene Price dies at 90

Jan. 16, 2019 8:47 PM EST

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Hillery Eugene "Gene" Price, an honored journalist whose career spanned nearly six decades, died Wednesday. He was 90. Sue Price Johnson, his daughter and former Associated Press staffer, said her father died at a hospice in Raleigh after a long illness. Gene Price became editor...

The Latest: Son: Jailed Iran state TV anchor would help FBI

Jan. 16, 2019 5:14 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on detention of American-born news anchor for Iran's state television (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The son of an American-born anchor for Iran's state television broadcaster says his mother would have been willing to cooperate with the FBI and did not need to be jailed as a...