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2 Cambodian reporters charged with spying released on bail

Aug. 22, 2018 12:44 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Two Cambodian journalists who had worked for U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia and are charged with espionage were released on bail Tuesday, a day after a pardon freed four land rights activists from prison. Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, who is better known by his professional name...

State lawmaker calls journalists 'dirty, godless, hateful'

Aug. 21, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state lawmaker lashed out at the media at a gun-rights rally by calling journalists "dirty, godless, hateful people." The Spokesman-Review reports that Republican Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane Valley made the comments Saturday at what was initially a protest against a gun...

MTV arrests steep decline in its video awards show

Aug. 21, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It may have been a lousy night for Madonna at the MTV Video Music Awards, but the event offered some glimmers of hope for the network. The Nielsen company estimated that 5.23 million watched Monday's annual tribute to what's current in popular music across several Viacom-owned networks....

Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 13-19

Aug. 21, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for August 13-19. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 11.14 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 9.86 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 6.29 million. 4. "Big Brother" (Wednesday), CBS, 5.83...

Editor-in-chief of Brazil's most read newspaper dies at 61

Aug. 21, 2018 3:43 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Otavio Frias Filho, who as editor-in-chief helped turn a mid-sized, conservative paper into Brazil's most read daily, has died. He was 61. Daily Folha de S. Paulo said Frias Filho died at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday in a Sao Paulo hospital. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. Frias...

Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers

Aug. 21, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers: The Oklahoman, Aug. 20, 2018 There have been many examples through the years of wording in legislation causing headaches. One of the most recent was the Legislature's decision last year to build the fiscal year 2018 budget in part with a...

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Aug. 21, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

Here are selections from recent editorials in Texas newspapers: Houston Chronicle. Aug. 20, 2018. An international search for a Dallas priest accused of molesting three teenage boys is a stark reminder that Texas should be as concerned as other states about the child sexual abuse allegations that have shaken...

Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers

Aug. 21, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers: Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Aug. 21, 2018 Have you ever had a feeling you were getting left behind? It can be a daunting experience, a realization not unlike that of Macaulay Culkin's character in the 1990 movie Home Alone when he discovers...

AP reporter Richard Pyle laid to rest at Arlington cemetery

Aug. 20, 2018 9:22 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Friends of journalist Richard Pyle gathered Monday at Arlington National Cemetery to bid a final farewell to the veteran war correspondent and celebrate his storied Associated Press career, from Saigon and Tokyo to Washington and New York, nearly one year after his death. More than 40...

Record-Journal Publishing sells Rhode Island newspaper

Aug. 20, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — The Record-Journal Publishing Co. has agreed to sell The Westerly Sun to a publishing group that owns newspapers in Rhode Island. The Record-Journal reports the sale to Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers was announced Monday and is effective Aug. 31. Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers...