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Russia designates media outlet, reporters, as foreign agents

Jul. 23, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities designated an investigative media outlet and several journalists as “foreign agents" Friday, raising pressure on the country's independent media ahead of a September parliamentary election. The Justice Ministry said it added the...

Governor's office grants press credentials to Omaha outlet

Jul. 23, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska governor's office has approved press credentials for an online, Omaha-based news outlet that was initially denied access to the governor's news conferences. NOISE Omaha was approved Wednesday to cover the official briefings with the...

China blasts dam to divert floods that killed at least 25

Jul. 21, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s military has blasted a dam to release floodwaters threatening one of the country's most heavily populated provinces, as the death toll from the widespread flooding rose to at least 25. The dam operation was carried out late Tuesday night in the...

What's next for newspapers as COVID news cycle fades

Jul. 19, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

The Press & Journal, a weekly paper covering Middletown, a small town near Pennsylvania's capital, folded in July 2020 because its ad revenue collapsed in the pandemic. Its publishers, Joe and Louise Sukle, decided there was no future for the paper, even after getting a $146,000...

Lawyer: US editor jailed in Myanmar fears he has COVID-19

Jul. 15, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — An American journalist detained in Myanmar told his lawyer he believes he has COVID-19, but prison authorities deny he is infected. Danny Fenster was detained at Yangon International Airport on May 24 as he was trying to board a flight to go to the...

Series of earthquakes in eastern Taiwan causes some damage

Jul. 14, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A series of more than 20 earthquakes struck the east coast of Taiwan on Wednesday morning, causing some damage. The Central Weather Bureau reported 22 quakes over two hours starting at 6:52 a.m. The first was the largest with...

Good Samaritan killed during attempt to save cat

Jul. 13, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

ROLLINSFORD, N.H. (AP) — A good Samaritan in New Hampshire, who pulled over to rescue a cat in the middle of the road, was struck and killed by a car Monday. According to Rollinsford police, the unidentified person died from their injuries after they were transported...

Mexican journalists says El Salvador expelled him for work

Jul. 09, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican journalist who served as editor at a crusading Salvadoran website said Friday he was expelled from the Central American country as part of President Nayib Bukele’s “offensive” against the press. Daniel Lizárraga served as editor at...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 07, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

Fayetteville Observer. July 2, 2021. Editorial: Critical race theory and the real meaning of the UNC tenure battle People may be tempted to frame Nikole Hannah-Jones’ victory in her fight for tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill as a win for critical race...

Atlanta's CNN Center sold to Florida company

Jul. 03, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — AT&T has sold the downtown Atlanta complex that houses CNN offices and studios to a Florida company. CP Group announced Thursday that is has purchased CNN Center. The cable television and internet news company has occupied its offices there since...