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Mexico newspaper's printing director dies after attack

Jun. 24, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A newspaper in Mexico says one of its staffers has died days after he was shot in the Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas. Juan Antonio Escamilla was shot five times Tuesday night in an auto shop he ran on the side in Ciudad Victoria, the state capital. The motive of the attack is unknown....

Justices side with business, government in information fight

Jun. 24, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with businesses and the U.S. government Monday in a ruling about the public's access to information, telling a South Dakota newspaper it can't get the data it was seeking. The justices ruled against the Argus Leader, which is owned by USA Today publisher Gannett...

Nik Wallenda says he 'freaked' when pole slipped

Jun. 24, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nik Wallenda says he "freaked" out when his balancing pole slipped during a high-wire walk with his sister above New York's Times Square. Nik and Lijana Wallenda spoke Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," just hours after their harrowing feat. Nik Wallenda said the scare occurred as his...

Senior Facebook executive says it would favor regulation

Jun. 24, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A senior Facebook executive says the social media site is in favor of regulation to address some of the dark problems of the internet. Nick Clegg, the former leader of the U.K. Liberal Democrat party who now heads global affairs for Facebook, says it is not "for private companies" to decide...

AP FACT CHECK: Obama is a silent partner in Trump's boasts

Jun. 24, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a silent partner behind several of the accomplishments he likes to boast about: Barack Obama. Despite assailing his Democratic predecessor for waging a "cruel and heartless war on American energy," for example, Trump can brag about U.S. energy supremacy thanks...

Mets' Callaway, Vargas have confrontation with reporter

Jun. 23, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging him during a confrontation in the team's clubhouse after a loss Sunday. The dustup with beat writer Tim Healey of Newsday occurred after the Mets blew a late lead in a 5-3...

Trump: 'Surprise' question about Pence led him to hesitate

Jun. 23, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he hesitated to back a possible 2024 presidential run by Vice President Mike Pence because he was caught off-guard by the question. Given a chance at a do-over, however, Trump still did not endorse his loyal lieutenant. "You can't put me in that position,"...

Memorial proposed for fallen journalists year after shooting

Jun. 23, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The publisher of a Maryland newspaper where a gunman killed five people last year is pushing for a national monument to fallen journalists. Tribune Publishing Chairman David Dreier announced Sunday that a bipartisan group of lawmakers will introduce legislation this week to establish...

Trump puts Saudi arms sales above Khashoggi inquiry

Jun. 23, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brushed aside the grisly killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, saying his death has already been investigated and a Saudi pledge to spend billions of dollars on U.S. military equipment "means something to me." He spoke just days after an independent...

2,000 demonstrate in Moscow against police falsifications

Jun. 23, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — About 2,000 people rallied in Moscow to protest the falsifying of cases by Russian police and the detention of political activists. The demonstration on Sunday, which authorities had sanctioned to take place, was the latest in a series of protests sparked by the arrest this month of a...