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Apple Daily newspaper says publisher, opposition party vice chairman detained over Hong Kong pro-democracy march

Feb. 27, 2020 10:18 PM EST
HONG KONG (AP) — Apple Daily newspaper says publisher, opposition party vice chairman detained over Hong Kong pro-democracy march.
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, talks with other assembly members on the Assembly floor at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Gonzalez has proposed an amendment to Assembly Bill 5 — which requires many independent contractors to be re-classified as employees with benefits — that removes the submission cap but also mandates that freelancers cannot replace regular employees. (Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

Proposal would end California cap on freelancer assignments

Feb. 27, 2020 8:55 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bowing to intense criticism, the author of a sweeping new California labor law now wants to amend the statute to eliminate any cap on the number of assignments freelance journalists can take. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, said she will seek to remove a 35-submission...

This undated photo shows Colin McMahon. The Chicago Tribune reported on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, that Bruce Dold, who has served as publisher and editor-in-chief since 2016, will leave the paper on April 30 after 42 years, and will be succeeded as editor-in-chief by McMahon, Tribune Publishing's chief content officer. (Francis Son/Chicago Tribune via AP)

2 top Chicago Tribune editors leaving as part of shakeup

Feb. 27, 2020 5:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A managing editor and the publisher and editor-in-chief are leaving the Chicago Tribune, joining a growing number of journalists who have departed since a hedge fund with a reputation for dramatically cutting costs and eliminating jobs became Tribune Publishing's largest shareholder. The ...

Saudi Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, talks to a health official about the latest situation on coronavirus at the Saudi Food and Drug Authority in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Saudi Arabia halted travel to the holiest sites in Islam over fears of the global outbreak of the new coronavirus just months ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage. Photos show Saudi King Salman, right, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, left, and Saudi Arabia's founder late King Abdul Aziz Al Saud. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Amid virus, Saudis close Islam's holiest sites to foreigners

Feb. 27, 2020 3:05 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Thursday closed off the holiest sites in Islam to foreign pilgrims over the coronavirus, disrupting travel for thousands of Muslims already headed to the kingdom and potentially affecting plans later this year for millions more ahead of the fasting month...

State newspaper says Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iran vice president and spokeswoman for 1979 hostage-takers, has new virus

Feb. 27, 2020 8:58 AM EST
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — State newspaper says Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iran vice president and spokeswoman for 1979 hostage-takers, has new virus.
In this file picture taken on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, Marian Kocner the suspected mastermind in the slaying of an investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova is escorted by armed police officers from a courtroom after a trial session in Pezinok, Slovakia. On Thursday Feb. 27, 2020 in a separate trial, Kocner has been sentenced to 19 years in prison in a case of forgery against a local TV broadcaster. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek/File)

Slovak linked to reporter slaying sentenced in separate case

Feb. 27, 2020 6:38 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A businessman allegedly linked to the slaying of an investigative journalist in Slovakia has been sentenced to 19 years in prison in a separate case of forgery. Marian Kocner was charged with forgery, together with former Economy Minister Pavol Rusko. A court in the town of...

FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, a police officer stands guard outside The New York Times building in New York. The campaign to reelect President Donald Trump sued The New York Times for defamation Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, saying it was responsible for an essay by a former executive editor for the newspaper that claimed the campaign made a deal with Russian officials to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Trump campaign sues NY Times for defamation over Putin

Feb. 26, 2020 9:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The campaign to reelect President Donald Trump sued The New York Times for defamation Wednesday, saying it was responsible for an essay by a former executive editor for the newspaper that claimed the campaign made a deal with Russian officials to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. In the...

Arizona's largest newspaper quits candidate endorsements

Feb. 26, 2020 6:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Republic, which drew global attention in 2016 for endorsing a Democrat for president for the first time in its history, will stop endorsing candidates for public office, newspaper leaders wrote Wednesday. Executive Editor Greg Burton and Editorial Page Editor Phil Boas explained...

ABC News suspends reporter caught in Project Veritas 'sting'

Feb. 26, 2020 5:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News has suspended political reporter David Wright after he was recorded in a barroom conversation calling President Donald Trump a “nightmare spouse that you can't win an argument with.” Wright also used a common vulgarity to describe why he didn't like the president in a...

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and businessman Tom Steyer, participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Rough debate performance by moderators a blow to CBS News

Feb. 26, 2020 5:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News faced an ill-timed blow to its reputation on Wednesday following a bruising Democratic presidential debate that its moderators struggled to keep from spiraling out of control, although it could take some comfort in the numbers. The Nielsen company reported that 15.3 million people...