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2019 winners and finalists in journalism and arts

Apr. 15, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists: JOURNALISM Public Service South Florida Sun Sentinel for examining mistakes by school and law enforcement officials before and after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida. Nominated as finalists:...

Attacked newsroom: Pulitzer commemorated with somber silence

Apr. 15, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Capital Gazette staff members stayed silent and somberly exchanged hugs Monday when the Maryland newspaper won a special Pulitzer Prize citation for its coverage and courage in the face of a massacre in its newsroom. Before the announcement, newspaper employees gathered in their...

Man gets life in prison for Michigan workplace shooting

Apr. 15, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A man convicted of murder for killing a man at a trucking business before allegedly fatally shooting another man in a different suburban Detroit community has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Forty-six-year-old Vernest Griffin of Sterling Heights was sentenced Monday. A Wayne...

Officer advised cop in fatal shooting to 'keep mouth shut'

Apr. 12, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who told a fellow officer to "keep your mouth shut" after that officer fatally shot an unarmed woman who had called police to report a possible crime testified Friday that he was merely giving the officer advice. Officer Jesse Lopez was among several officers...

Principals from schools with shootings form support network

Apr. 10, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the days after a teenager shot and killed three fellow students at Ohio's Chardon High School in 2012, then-Principal Andy Fetchik remembers getting a call from someone who knew just what he was experiencing. It was Frank DeAngelis, the principal of Columbine High School in...

Australian senator censured for blaming Muslim victims

Apr. 3, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator was censured by his colleagues on Wednesday for seeking to blame the victims of last month's mosque shootings and vilify Muslims. Sen. Fraser Anning was the target of widespread condemnation for blaming the attack in New Zealand on immigration policies. He...

Florida labor bill could aid victims of domestic violence

Mar. 31, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Reflecting on her assault 12 years ago, 41-year-old Wanda Gomez said she did not know if she was going to make it out alive. She had been stabbed multiple times by an angry ex-boyfriend, she said. Her attacker, who was also a co-worker, had been kicked out of her home after he was accused of...

Maryland lawmaker reprimanded for 'bullying' staff

Mar. 27, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland lawmaker was reprimanded Wednesday for what was described as an ongoing and unrepentant pattern of bullying and abusive behavior over several years, particularly against female staffers, as ethical concerns again took up the time of the legislature as it neared the end of...

Brazil remembers slain politician 1 year after her death

Mar. 14, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tearful friends, family and admirers gathered Thursday to pay homage to a city councilwoman who was gunned down one year ago in a brazen slaying that sparked outrage across Brazil. Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes, were killed in central Rio de Janeiro on the evening of...

Donors team up to expand #MeToo's impact in the workplace

Mar. 14, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In an unusual team effort to broaden the #MeToo movement, a group of prominent U.S. foundations is launching a new fund aimed at combating sexual violence and harassment in the workplace. In addition to the foundations' contributions, some funds are coming from CBS — money initially...