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Wyoming cuts to impede access to corrections information

Sep. 22, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — News reporters on urgent deadlines will need to file a time-consuming public records request in order for the Wyoming Department of Corrections to answer any of their questions after the agency lays off its public information officer, a state corrections official said Tuesday. The...

Something unusual is missing among Nielsen's top programs

Sep. 22, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's something missing in the Nielsen company's listing of last week's 20 most popular prime-time programs, something that once would have seemed inconceivable. Not a single scripted program is included — no drama or no comedy. The most-watched scripted show of the week, NBC's...

In this combination photo, honoree Bob Woodward, left, attends the PEN America Literary Gala on May 21, 2019, in New York and Jamie Gangel attends the New York Women in Communications Matrix Awards on April 25, 2016, in New York. Woodward, the author of

Woodward says CNN reporter urged him to release Trump tapes

Sep. 22, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Woodward says he hadn't planned on releasing audio tapes of his interviews with President Donald Trump for his book “Rage” until CNN reporter Jamie Gangel and the author's wife convinced him. That turned out to make a huge difference in the book's reception and impact, the...

Judge approves changes to police surveillance in Memphis

Sep. 22, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the police department in Memphis, Tennessee, cannot cooperate with another agency to avoid restrictions from a decades-old order barring the city from engaging in surveillance of protesters and activists. The Commercial Appeal reported Monday's ruling by U.S....

A supporters holds up a banner as he protests with others in front of the Casablanca Courthouse, in Casablanca, Morocco, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, on the first day of the hearing of journalist and activist Omar Radi. The arrest of journalist Omar Radi follows numerous summons following a police investigation into suspicion of receiving funds linked to foreign intelligence. The investigation came after rights group Amnesty International accused Morocco of using Israeli-made spyware to snoop on its phone. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Jailed Morocco journalist probed by court on rape charge

Sep. 22, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan journalist and human rights activist held by authorities for weeks on charges of undermining state security, receiving foreign funding and rape, appeared before an investigating judge in Casablanca on Tuesday. Omar Radi's hearing focused on the charges of “indecent...

Turkey probes death of American journalist Andre Vltchek

Sep. 22, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities are investigating the death of an American author and journalist who died while traveling overnight from the Turkish Black Sea coastal city of Samsun to Istanbul, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported Tuesday. Andre Vltchek, 57, and his wife were traveling...

FILE - This Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, file photo shows Post Malone performing at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration in New York. Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The multi-platinum 25-year-old star scored 16 nominations, dick clark productions and NBC announced Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist.  (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP, File)

Sweet 16: Post Malone leads Billboard Awards nominations

Sep. 22, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The multi-platinum 25-year-old star scored 16 nominations, dick clark productions and NBC announced Tuesday. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. His...

Debunked COVID story prompts differing responses on Fox News

Sep. 21, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's Steve Doocy apologized on Monday “for any confusion” in reporting a now-debunked story about the mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, supposedly concealing the number of coronavirus cases linked to bars and restaurants in that city because they were so low. But on...

Seattle police drop effort to get protest images from media

Sep. 21, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Police Department will withdraw a subpoena requiring five Seattle news organizations to give them unpublished news videos and photos taken during racial injustice demonstrations May 30 that investigators argued would help them solve arson and theft cases. In a motion filed with...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, the logo for JPMorgan Chase & Co. appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.  Shares of some major banks are tumbling before the market open Monday, Sept . 21, 2020, following a report alleging those including JPMorgan, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank and Bank of New York Mellon continued to profit from illicit dealings with disreputable people and criminal networks despite being previously fined for similar actions.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Bank shares slide on report of rampant money laundering

Sep. 21, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

The financial sector was hit hard Monday following a report alleging that a number of banks — JPMorgan, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank and Bank of New York Mellon among them — have continued to profit from illicit dealings with disreputable people and criminal networks despite previous...