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High school journalists stand up to censorship and win

Sep. 23, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Armed with a new Vermont law that protects student journalists, four high school editors have stood up to censorship and won, prompting their school to revamp its media policy. The Burlington High School students had posted a story on the school newspaper website that they...

Ole Miss: Donor wants his name removed after 'racial' post

Sep. 22, 2018 10:28 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A University of Mississippi donor has asked for his name to be removed from the university's journalism school following a social media post criticized for an "unjustified racial overtone," the journalism school's dean said. Dean Will Norton Jr. on Saturday said Ed Meek sent him a...

Maria's death toll climbed long after rain stopped

Sep. 22, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Disabled and elderly people were discharged from overwhelmed hospitals with bedsores that led to fatal infections. Medical oxygen ran out. People caught lung infections in sweltering private nursing homes and state facilities. Kidney patients got abbreviated treatments from...

Ole Miss faculty ask donor to remove name after racial post

Sep. 21, 2018 11:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Journalism faculty members at the University of Mississippi on Friday asked a donor to voluntarily remove his name from the journalism school following a social media post criticized by Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter for an "unjustified racial overtone." In a statement, faculty...

The Latest: Faculty ask donor to remove name from school

Sep. 21, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a dispute at the University of Mississippi over a social media post by a donor (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Journalism faculty members at the University of Mississippi are asking a donor to voluntarily remove his name from the journalism school following a social media...

The Latest: Shooting victim was recent immigrant from Nepal

Sep. 21, 2018 9:31 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Maryland drugstore warehouse (all times local): 5 p.m. A family friend says one of the victims killed in a shooting at a drugstore distribution center in Maryland was a mother of two who had recently moved to the U.S. from Nepal to try to give her kids a...

Sheriff: Shooter had mental illness but legally owned gun

Sep. 21, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The woman who killed three people and wounded others before shooting herself to death at a Maryland drugstore warehouse had been diagnosed with a mental illness and used a legally purchased gun in the rampage, a law enforcement official said Friday. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey...

AP Explains: How new criminal laws threaten Nepal journalism

Sep. 21, 2018 6:01 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Journalists in Nepal are demanding changes to new criminal and civil codes they say undermine freedom of speech and expression. The laws that took effect last month are general codes of conduct that apply to all citizens of Nepal, but press freedom groups say harsher sentences for...

Ole Miss could distance itself from donor over racist post

Sep. 20, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The namesake of the University of Mississippi's journalism school apologized Thursday for his Facebook that had photos of two black women in short dresses and suggested that the women exemplify problems that cause real estate values to fall. University officials said they were...

Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

Sep. 20, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike there and inundated a large lake, raising concerns of a potential breach. The dam containing Sutton Lake...