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Police raid Australian official's home after media raids

Sep. 4, 2019 4:52 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Police on Wednesday executed a search warrant on the home of an Australian intelligence officer in a raid that one media executive described as an attempt to intimidate people who talk to journalists. The raid on an inner-Canberra house owned by Australian Signals Directorate...

Yankees join Amazon, Sinclair to buy YES from Disney

Aug. 29, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have reacquired the YES Network, joining Amazon and the Sinclair Broadcast Group to buy an 80% stake in the channel from The Walt Disney Co. The deal announced Thursday values YES at $3.47 billion, nearly $500 million less than when 21st Century Fox acquired a majority...

Publisher confirms Halperin book despite intense criticism

Aug. 19, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Halperin's planned book about the 2020 election has been officially announced amid protests that the "Game Change" co-author hasn't earned a second chance since facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Regan Arts announced Monday that "How To Beat Trump" will come out in...

Planned book by Mark Halperin faces widespread criticism

Aug. 18, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A reported book deal for Mark Halperin, the "Game Change" co-author and political commentator who has faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment, is being greeted with widespread outrage. Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson called the deal "a slap in the face to all women." Politico...

Media chiefs slam Australian press freedom curbs

Aug. 13, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's tarnished reputation as a bastion of press freedom came under further attack on Tuesday, with media executives telling a parliamentary inquiry there are many laws that criminalize journalism in a country plagued by an air of official secrecy. The comments came at the start of an...

Nektar, DXC Technology plunge; Yelp, News Corp rise

Aug. 9, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Symantec Corp. (SYMC), up 7 cents at $22.99 The security software company is selling its enterprise security unit to chipmaker Broadcom for $10.7 billion. DXC Technology Co. (DXC), down $15.74 at $35.91 The information technology...

New Australian rules for police investigating leaks to media

Aug. 9, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Friday told police to consider the importance of a free and open press when investigating leaked documents after raids on journalists' offices and a home in June sparked outrage about suppression of free speech. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said...

Report: Facebook offering 'millions' to publishers for news

Aug. 8, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is reportedly in talks with news publishers to offer "millions of dollars" for the rights to publish their material on its site. The move follows years of criticism over its growing monopolization of online advertising to the detriment of the struggling news industry. The Wall...

Australia proposes new laws to keep extremists in prison

Aug. 1, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government introduced legislation to Parliament on Thursday that would give authorities more power to keep extremists behind bars after they have served prison sentences if they are still considered dangerous. The move is a response to a 2017 siege in which a...

Sustainable wood group sanctions Korean-Indonesian company

Jul. 24, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The main global organization for certifying sustainable wood says one of its members destroyed tropical forests in easternmost Indonesia but it stopped short of expelling the company. The Bonn, Germany-based Forest Stewardship Council said it would impose "improvement"...