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The Latest: Israeli PM: Campaign against Hamas to continue

May. 15, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the continuing violence between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers amid the latest escalation in the Middle East: ___ JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that the...

Media demand Israel explain destruction of news offices

May. 15, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — News organizations demanded an explanation Saturday for an Israeli airstrike that targeted and destroyed a Gaza City building housing the offices of The Associated Press, broadcaster Al-Jazeera and other media outlets. AP journalists and other tenants...

Crash victim had posted videos riding in Tesla on Autopilot

May. 15, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The driver of a Tesla involved in a fatal crash that California highway authorities said may have been operating on Autopilot posted social media videos of himself riding in the vehicle without his hands on the wheel or foot on the pedal. The May 5...

Israeli strike destroys Gaza building with AP, other media

May. 15, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on Saturday targeted and destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets. Hours later, Israel bombed the home of a top leader of Gaza’s ruling militant Hamas group. ...

Biden raises concerns with Israeli leader about 'safety and security' of journalists, stresses need to protect them

May. 15, 2021 15:02 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden raises concerns with Israeli leader about 'safety and security' of journalists, stresses need to protect them.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 15, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.; Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press”...

Alabama tourism agency launches civil rights podcast

May. 15, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's state tourism agency has launched a podcast that both tells stories about the civil rights movement and encourages people to visit places linked to the era. The three-part Alabama Civil Rights Podcast, available through the Alabama...

Myanmar frees Japanese journalist as gesture to Tokyo

May. 15, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An arrested Japanese reporter returned home Friday after being released by Myanmar's ruling junta in what it called a gesture of friendship to Japan. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Yuki Kitazumi was released after efforts by Japanese...

Deutsche Welle journalist sentenced in Belarus to 20 days

May. 15, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle says one of its freelance correspondents has been sentenced to 20 days in jail in Belarus. DW said in a statement that Alexander Burakov was sentenced Saturday for taking part in an “unauthorized event.”...

Israeli military accused of using media to trick Hamas

May. 15, 2021 04:16 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Early Friday, just after midnight, the Israeli military put out an ominous statement to the media: “IDF air and ground troops are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip.” The vaguely worded statement set off frenzied speculation that Israel had...