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Ex-NYT columnist Kristof announces run for Oregon governor

Oct. 27, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Former New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof announced his candidacy Wednesday for Oregon governor, saying the state needs a political newbie to solve problems like homelessness and rural despair. “I've never run for political office in my...

Watchdog: 30 recent cases of violence to Afghan journalists

Oct. 27, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — More than 30 instances of violence and threats of violence against Afghan journalists were recorded in the last two months, with nearly 90% committed by the Taliban, a media watchdog said Wednesday. More than 40% of the cases recorded by The Afghanistan...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Oct. 27, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. Oct. 23, 2021. Editorial: How will SC carry out the death penalty? Execution details must remain in public view South Carolina currently has 35 souls listed on its “Death Row Roster,” a single-page document that lists inmates...

Workplace complaints before WA Parks director's resignation

Oct. 27, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Parks director resigned earlier this month after at least a dozen agency employees complained about his workplace conduct, such as allegedly using foul language and belittling others. And The Seattle Times reports an anonymous...

Bail ruling postponed for US journalist jailed in Myanmar

Oct. 27, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A decision on the bail application of an American journalist jailed for the past five months in Myanmar has been delayed because the judge broke his arm, the journalist's lawyer said Wednesday. Danny Fenster was detained at Yangon International Airport on...

TV's 'Ghosts,' 'Wonder Years' are long-view ratings winners

Oct. 26, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At first glance, broadcast newcomers “Ghosts” and “The Wonder Years” have barely had a chance to prove themselves in the ratings. The CBS comedy “Ghosts” has shown early promise, so far landing just outside the top 20 for the young season...

Virus cut access to courts but opened door to virtual future

Oct. 26, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

Just two reporters were allowed inside a Georgia courtroom to serve as the eyes and ears of the public when jury selection began for the men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery. Pandemic restrictions also kept reporters and the public out of the courtroom during the sex-trafficking trial of...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Oct. 26, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

South Bend Tribune. Oct. 22, 2021. Editorial: Partisan politics trample public health in St. Joseph County Now we know. After 19 months of watching the politicization of science and public health, we see what — and who — some...

Newspaper carrier files suit over confrontation with sheriff

Oct. 25, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A newspaper carrier involved in a January confrontation with Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer has filed a federal lawsuit against the county. The lawsuit alleges Troyer violated the constitutional rights of the carrier, Sedrick Altheimer, by prompting a...

Boosting boosters: Hochul & de Blasio get extra jabs

Oct. 25, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio separately received COVID-19 booster shots Monday as part of their efforts to promote widespread vaccinations. The two Democrats, who received their shots at different events, were...