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Former 'The Wire' actor escapes Baltimore police custody

Sep. 16, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland authorities are searching for a former actor from the Baltimore-based television show "The Wire" who they say escaped custody after being taken to a hospital. Baltimore police say Christopher Clanton Sr. was arrested Sept. 12 for violating a protective order and was taken to a...

A look at the corruption scandals facing Israel's Netanyahu

Sep. 15, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to hold on to power in Tuesday's historic repeat election as the shadow of various corruption charges loom over his future. Israel's attorney general has recommended pressing criminal charges against him in three separate corruption...

Three teens shot at Virginia high school football game

Sep. 14, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Police say three teenagers who were shot after a high school football game in Virginia are expected to survive. Newport News Police said via Twitter on Saturday that the shootings happened at the end of a football game at Todd Stadium on Friday night. A 14-year-old victim was found...

Commission says long-missing Maldivian journalist is dead

Sep. 1, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — A Maldives commission of inquiry has concluded that a journalist reported missing since 2014 has been killed possibly by those linked to fighters in Syria at the time, the commission's president said Sunday. Husnu Suood, president of the government-appointed commission said that Ahmed...

Correction: Immigration-Citizenship story

Aug. 30, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In a story Aug. 28 about a new policy for military members, The Associated Press misidentified the name of a military news site. It is Task and Purpose, not Task and Report. A corrected version of the story is below: Immigrants in US military face new citizenship rule for kids The Trump...

In letter, US senators push Amazon to remove unsafe products

Aug. 29, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three U.S. senators are pushing Amazon to remove unsafe products from its online store, spurred by a Wall Street Journal investigation that found that more than 4,000 products on the site were mislabeled, declared unsafe or banned by regulators. In a letter addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff...

School: Guard who wounded student was supposed to be unarmed

Aug. 27, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A private security guard who officials say accidentally wounded a student during a Colorado school shooting that left one teen dead wasn't supposed to be armed, an online news outlet reported. Emails obtained by The Colorado Sun show the suburban Denver charter school had requested an unarmed...

Unusual deal keeps a shrinking city's newspaper going

Aug. 26, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — When readers pick up Sunday's edition of The Vindicator, the newspaper will be emblazoned with its familiar masthead, but it won't be the Vindicator that has published news from Youngstown, Mahoning County and beyond for the past 150 years. The paper will be published and produced...

Journalist slain in Mexico promised readers "activism"

Aug. 25, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says a 12th journalist has been slain this year in the country, which is one of the world's deadliest for the profession. Local media outlets identify the victim as Nevith Condés Jaramilllo, founder of a news website called El Observatorio...

As Gannett, GateHouse merge, newspaper cost-cutting persists

Aug. 23, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just a week after announcing its $1.4 billion acquisition of Gannett , GateHouse Media was again laying off journalists and other workers at its newspapers, possibly foreshadowing the future awaiting employees of what will become the largest U.S. newspaper company. GateHouse and Gannett say...