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Longtime Minnesota sports columnist Sid Hartman dies at 100

Oct. 18, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota sports columnist and radio personality Sid Hartman, an old-school home team booster who once ran the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers and achieved nearly as much celebrity as some of the athletes he covered, died Sunday. He was 100. Hartman, whose first newspaper column was...

Dallas Morning News staff votes to unionize newsroom

Oct. 16, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The staff of the Dallas Morning News voted to unionize Friday, becoming the first newspaper in Texas to do so amid a recent wave of labor organizing at news outlets across the country. The Dallas News Guild announced that employees of the paper and its Spanish-language sister publication, Al...

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, is seen outside a high school after a history teacher who opened a discussion with students on caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad was beheaded, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, north of Paris. Police have shot the suspected killer dead. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

French leader decries terrorist beheading of teacher

Oct. 16, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron denounced what he called an “Islamist terrorist attack” against a history teacher decapitated in a Paris suburb Friday, urging the nation to stand united against extremism. The teacher had discussed caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad with his...

Editorial Roundup: US

Oct. 14, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 14 The Republican of Springfield, Massachusetts, on how the U.S. Supreme Court ruling cutting the census short could have lasting impacts: When you don’t truly believe that all the people count, it only makes sense not to count all...

Protesters burn a police flag in front of law enforcement officers during dueling rallies between right and left-wing groups, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 in Denver. A private security guard working for a TV station was in custody Saturday after a person died from a shooting that took place during dueling protests in downtown Denver, the Denver Post reported. (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP)

Police: Protest shooting victim shot after altercations

Oct. 13, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A man fatally shot by a reporter's security guard after opposing weekend protests argued with another man before getting involved in an altercation with the guard, police said in a court document released Tuesday. According to the arrest affidavit, Lee Keltner, 49, got into a verbal dispute...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 11, 2020 file photo, President John Magufuli speaks at the national congress of his ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party in Dodoma, Tanzania. Tanzanian authorities have intensified repression to muzzle the opposition, civil society and the news media ahead of elections on Oct. 28, where the incumbent President John Magufuli is seeking a second term, an international human rights group said Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/File)

Tanzania intensifies repression ahead of polls, says report

Oct. 12, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzanian authorities have intensified repression to muzzle the opposition, civil society and the news media ahead of elections on October 28, where the incumbent President John Magufuli is seeking a second term, an international human rights group said Monday. In recent months the...

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham faces off in the South Carolina U.S. Senate debate with Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison at Allen University in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (Joshua Boucher/The State via AP)

In non-debate, SC Senate hopefuls talk COVID, courts, unrest

Oct. 9, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hours before a second scheduled debate between U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, event organizers were forced Friday to change the format, offering back-to-back, one-on-one interviews — rather than a debate — following a day of campaign...

In this photo provided by Ember Studio, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and his wife, Debbie Meadows, walk down the aisle at their daughter's wedding, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Atlanta. (Courtesy of Ember Studio via AP)

Newspaper: Trump official ignored virus rules at wedding

Oct. 8, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hosted a large wedding for his daughter that appeared to violate a Georgia order and city of Atlanta guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19, a newspaper reported Thursday. Photos of the event show many of the guests crowding together, dancing...

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 1995 file photo, chechens duck for cover as a Russian sniper takes a pot shot at a street market on the southern outskirts of Grozny, Chechnya. Karsten Thielker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning German photographer with The Associated Press who covered human suffering in conflict zones around the globe, has died. He was 54. Thielker died Oct. 3 in Berlin of esophageal cancer, his wife Janna Ressel said Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Karsten Thielker, File)

Karsten Thielker, Pulitzer-winning AP photographer, dies

Oct. 8, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Karsten Thielker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning German photographer with The Associated Press who covered human suffering in conflict zones around the globe, has died. He was 54. Thielker died Oct. 3 in Berlin of esophageal cancer, his wife Janna Ressel said Thursday. Thielker, who started his...

Jim Dwyer, longtime chronicler of New York City, dies at 63

Oct. 8, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Dwyer, an award-winning news reporter and columnist who spent almost four decades telling New York City's stories, has died. He was 63. Dwyer died Thursday at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan of complications from lung cancer, said Dean Baquet, executive editor of The...