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Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh making longshot GOP challenge to Trump

Aug. 25, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, announced a challenge Sunday to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020, saying the incumbent is unfit for office and must be denied a second term. "He's nuts. He's erratic. He's cruel. He stokes...

Astros defend decision to restrict reporter from clubhouse

Aug. 23, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Amid criticism from Major League Baseball, the Houston Astros on Thursday defended the team's decision to deny a newspaper reporter access to the clubhouse until after ace pitcher Justin Verlander finished his postgame session with the media. MLB said Wednesday night's incident violated its...

Texas county cuts ties with 'Live PD' police TV show

Aug. 22, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — A television production company behind a law enforcement reality TV show is no longer welcome to film in a Texas county after prosecutors and attorneys complained about a lack of access to potential evidence gathered by film crews. Williamson County commissioners on Tuesday voted...

Sheriff in conservative county defends free press

Aug. 21, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Journalists are defending a small newspaper after a county attorney asked the sheriff to investigate whether a reporter broke the law by trying repeatedly to get comments from an official for a story. Staffers at the Malheur Enterprise, a weekly newspaper in the remote town of Vale, said...

Group seeks more details about raid on California reporter

Aug. 20, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A nonprofit that advocates for more open and accountable government sued San Francisco Mayor London Breed and city police on Tuesday after failing to get access to records about a controversial police raid on a freelance journalist. The First Amendment Coalition said in its lawsuit...

Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

Aug. 20, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter said it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. The company also said Monday it will ban ads from state-backed media companies, expanding a prohibition it first...

FCC fines networks for wrongly using emergency alert system

Aug. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel has learned an expensive lesson: don't mess with the government's emergency alert system. Kimmel's network, ABC, was one of four media organizations fined by the Federal Communications Commission this week for improper use of the emergency signal that is sent over television,...

Al-Jazeera says Sudan officials allow it back into Khartoum

Aug. 16, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The satellite news channel Al-Jazeera says Sudanese authorities have allowed the re-opening of its bureau in Khartoum after it was closed over two months ago. The Qatar-funded broadcaster said Friday that a travel ban imposed on its bureau chief in the Sudanese capital was lifted and that all...

Trump says John Ratcliffe, his pick for national intelligence director, to stay in Congress, cites unfair media coverage

Aug. 2, 2019 2:13 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says John Ratcliffe, his pick for national intelligence director, to stay in Congress, cites unfair media coverage.

School official won't seek new term after anti-Muslim posts

Jul. 30, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school board member who has refused to resign or apologize for disparaging two Muslim congresswomen and Islam on social media has decided not to seek re-election. Dan Leonard said Monday he didn't want to compromise the "great work" the Toms River Regional school board...