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Ethiopia launches crackdown on journalists and activists

May. 23, 2022 06:58 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian security officials are conducting a massive operation across the country that has led to the arrests of more than 4,500 people in one region alone. The crackdown on journalists, activists and others, dubbed a “law enforcement operation,” came into effect after...

NC native wins Pulitzer Prize for play set at barbecue

May. 21, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — James Ijames knew that the Pulitzer Prizes would be announced on May 9, but he didn’t check to see if he won. Instead, he busied himself in his office at Villanova University, catching up on work that he hadn’t yet completed for the semester. Then his...

Police: Man charged in fatal shooting outside Virginia bar

May. 18, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been charged in a March shooting that killed a newspaper reporter and two other young bystanders when a fight broke out at closing time outside a Norfolk bar, police announced Wednesday. One of the victims was Sierra Jenkins, 25, of Norfolk, a...

China: No information provided about March plane crash

May. 18, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday that U.S. investigators haven’t released any information about the cause of a China Eastern Airlines jetliner crash in March after The Wall Street Journal reported its flight data recorder indicated someone pushed the Boeing 737-800 into a steep dive. ...

ABC tries something brave: drama with journalist as hero

May. 17, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

ABC is bringing actress Hilary Swank and the writer of the 2015 Oscar-winning film “Spotlight” together for a new drama about a journalist working in Alaska. The Thursday series “Alaska” headlines a fall schedule announced Tuesday that also includes an hourlong celebrity...

USA Today's Epstein wins award as emerging NFL writer

May. 17, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

Jori Epstein, who covers the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL for USA Today, has been selected as the 2022 Terez A. Paylor Emerging Writer Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America. Epstein, the second Paylor Award winner, has covered the league and the Cowboys for USA...

Pope rallies from knee pain to proclaim 10 new saints

May. 15, 2022 22:34 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis created 10 new saints on Sunday, rallying from knee pain that has forced him to use a wheelchair to preside over the first canonization ceremony at the Vatican in over two years. Francis stood for a long period at the start to greet priests concelebrating...

News executive Richard Wald, who helped build ABC News, dies

May. 14, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Wald, a longtime journalist who helped build ABC News into a powerhouse following a career in newspapers, has died. He was 92. Wald suffered a stroke either Sunday night or Monday morning and never regained consciousness before dying Friday at a hospital in...

Ex-coach wins appeal over defamation claims against ESPN

May. 13, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan court has reinstated a lawsuit by a former college gymnastics coach who claims he was defamed on Twitter by an ESPN reporter linking him to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar and a controversial coach. The 3-0 decision by the state appeals court means...

Longtime AP Alaska bureau chief Dean Fosdick dies at age 80

May. 12, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dean Fosdick, the journalist with The Associated Press who filed the news alert informing the world of the Exxon Valdez grounding and who directed AP’s coverage of what was then the nation’s worst oil spill, died April 27 in Florida. He was 80. His...