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FILE - In this file picture taken on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, Marian Kocner, right, the suspected mastermind in the slaying of an investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova and suspected shooters Miroslav Marcek, center, and Tomas Szabo, left, are escorted by armed police officers from a courtroom during a trial session in Pezinok, Slovakia. On Monday April 6, 2020. On Wednesday Dec. 2, 2020, an appeals court in Slovakia increased a sentence for Marcek from 23 years to 25 years in prison for the contract killings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, a case that triggered a political crisis and brought down the country's government. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek/File)

Slovakian court stiffens sentence of reporter's killer

Dec. 2, 2020 8:20 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The Supreme Court of Slovakia on Wednesday increased the prison sentence of a former soldier convicted of killing an investigative journalist and his fiancée, a case that triggered a political crisis and brought down the country’s government. In April, a lower court...

This 2008 file photo shows Simon Haydon, former Associated Press international sports editor. Haydon, who shaped The Associated Press’ coverage of World Cups and Olympics as international sports editor and reported on landmark news events while traveling the world as a correspondent, including the downfall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, died early Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 in a hospice in southern England, according to his wife Barbara. (AP Photo, File)

Simon Haydon, ex-AP international sports editor, dies at 64

Nov. 24, 2020 3:49 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Simon Haydon, who shaped The Associated Press’ coverage of World Cups and Olympics as international sports editor and reported on landmark news events while traveling the world as a correspondent, including the downfall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, has died. He was 64....

This photo provided by the University of Maryland shows Brooke Czwartacki taking a measurement in a well in Awendaw, South Carolina. Czwartacki regularly checks the salinity of well water as saltwater invades the state’s aquifers. (Hunter Musi/Stanford University via AP)

Coastal harm from invading saltwater ‘happening right now’

Nov. 23, 2020 1:48 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Four Native American tribes on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast requested United Nations assistance this year to force action by the U.S. government on invading salt. Their formal complaint cited “climate-forced displacement’’ and said saltwater had poisoned their...

In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)

Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she's re-recording music

Nov. 22, 2020 11:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold. In a video that aired during Sunday's awards show, the pop star said...

FILE - In this Nov. 2019 photo provided by Mila Dorji, Rhodes Scholar Brian Reyes poses for a photo on Yale’s campus in New Haven, Conn. Reyes, a history major at Yale University from the Bronx, is the son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic. He is a student counselor who has been living on campus this school year and taking his classes online. He is planning on a two-year degree program in comparative social policy and a career in government or the nonprofit sector. (Mila Dorji via AP)

US Rhodes Scholars chosen virtually for the 1st time

Nov. 22, 2020 6:54 PM EST

The U.S. Rhodes Scholars for 2021 were elected virtually this year for the first time as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, though that didn't extinguish enthusiasm among the 32 students who won scholarships to Oxford University. The Rhodes Trust announced the winners early Sunday, which include 22...

Zimbabwe judge ends detention for investigative journalist

Nov. 20, 2020 6:57 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean judge on Friday ended the 17-day detention of an investigative journalist charged for tweeting about alleged corruption. Hopewell Chin’ono is being charged with obstruction of justice arising from a tweet he made alleging corrupt practices within...

President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, speaks about economic recovery at The Queen theater, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

'More people may die': Biden urges Trump to aid transition

Nov. 17, 2020 12:17 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden warned of dire consequences if President Donald Trump and his administration continue to refuse to coordinate with his transition team on the coronavirus pandemic and block briefings on national security, policy issues and vaccine plans. The remarks marked...

President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, speaks about economic recovery at The Queen theater, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

'More people may die': Biden urges Trump to aid transition

Nov. 16, 2020 6:44 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday warned of dire consequences if President Donald Trump and his administration continue to refuse to coordinate with his transition team on the coronavirus pandemic and block briefings on national security, policy issues and vaccine plans. The...

Bulgarian news agency chief Maxim Minchev dies at 67

Nov. 15, 2020 8:14 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian journalist Maxim Minchev, who was at the helm of the Bulgarian news agency BTA, passed away Sunday at 67. The agency did not state a cause of death, saying only that he died after a short illness. Other Bulgarian media said last week Minchev had been taken to the hospital...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and coach Mike Tomlin during the team's NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger, who went out in Game 2 last season with an elbow injury, received lots of support as a candidate for comeback player of the year, at the halfway point of the season. Tomlin was lauded for coach of the year, at this point of the season, by Hall of Famer James Lofton and hall voter Rick Gosselin. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

On Football: Halfway through season, who are awards leaders?

Nov. 14, 2020 11:35 AM EST

Oh, the drama. Each year on Super Bowl Eve, The Associated Press presents its individual awards for the NFL season in a prime-time showcase fitting for the honors. We're only halfway through the 2020 schedule, impacted of course by the coronavirus pandemic, but it's worthwhile to take a look at the front-runners...