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Colombia closer to identifying kidnapped press workers

Jun. 23, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities said they are 99 percent sure they have successfully identified the bodies of three Ecuadorean press workers kidnapped and killed in a restless border region. The Defense Ministry said Friday night on Twitter that dental records provided by family members who...

The Latest: Kansas welfare agency says children's needs met

Jun. 23, 2018 4:27 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Kansas' child welfare agency has concluded after an inspection that immigrant children housed in...

Journalists tour center for migrant children in Florida

Jun. 22, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — U.S. officials provided a glimpse Friday into a South Florida facility housing more than 1,000 teenage migrants, seeking to dispel any suggestions that children are being mistreated. Private contractors who run the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, about 25...

Colombia: Bodies of kidnapped press workers possibly found

Jun. 21, 2018 8:04 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday the bodies of three Ecuadorean press workers kidnapped in a conflictive border region may have been found. In a tweet, Santos said authorities are still verifying the remains of the three individuals recovered. Military officials...

APME announces winners of 2018 contest for AP journalists

Jun. 21, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coverage of news events that tested the human spirit and challenged how we see ourselves won top honors in the 2018 Associated Press Media Editors Awards for AP staff. Hurricane Harvey, the collapse of the caliphate in Mosul and the plight of Rohingya refugees all showcased AP's ability to...

Veteran journalist named top editor of Los Angeles Times

Jun. 18, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran journalist Norman Pearlstine, a leader at media giants including Time, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, was named executive editor of the Los Angeles Times on Monday, when the paper's new owner officially took control.  Pearlstine, 75, had been serving for...

School to be named after journalist, undocumented immigrant

Jun. 16, 2018 1:45 PM EDT

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — At a divisive time for U.S. immigration policies, a California school board has decided to name a new elementary school after an award-winning journalist who disclosed in 2011 that he had been living in the U.S. illegally. The Mountain View Whisman School District board voted...

2nd suspect charged in Ukraine journalist murder plot

Jun. 15, 2018 10:50 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian authorities have charged a second suspect for allegedly organizing a murder plot against a Russian journalist whose killing was faked last month. Ukrainian police last month said journalist Arkady Babchenko, a strong critic of the Kremlin, had been shot to death in his...

Czech president torches underpants, stunt stuns journalists

Jun. 15, 2018 8:27 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A fiery stunt by the Czech president has really stunned journalists this time. Milos Zeman announced a press conference for Thursday, but instead of briefing reporters, he had two firefighters in protective gear burn a huge pair of red underpants in front of them. Czech media said the boxer...

Watchdog calls on India to probe Kashmir editor's death

Jun. 15, 2018 8:23 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists has urged Indian authorities to investigate the killing of a prominent journalist in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as politicians, rebel groups and separatist leaders condemned the murder of the leading editor. Indian authorities must ensure a...