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Rule-breaker Boris Johnson faces toughest test in election

Dec. 10, 2019 8:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson defies political gravity. Britain’s prime minister has failed to deliver on his core promise -- to take the country out of the European Union by Oct. 31. He has repeatedly been caught lying. He has used offensive and racist language, and most voters don’t trust...

Atlanta newspaper criticizes film's take on late reporter

Dec. 10, 2019 4:36 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta-Journal Constitution and its parent corporation aren't happy with how one of their late reporters is portrayed in the upcoming film “Richard Jewell,” which shows Kathy Scruggs using sex to get information from sources. A Los Angeles-based law firm sent a letter...

Intl journalist group: fewer media staff killed this year

Dec. 9, 2019 7:02 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Deaths among journalists killed in the line of duty are lower this year, but a journalism advocacy group said Monday that one reason appears to be that media workers are refraining from going to the most dangerous areas. The International Federation of Journalists said that 49 journalists...

Wanna cover Miss America? Buy a ticket, 3 media outlets told

Dec. 9, 2019 6:59 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America Organization has denied credentials to at least three media outlets seeking to cover this year's competition, including its longtime hometown newspaper, The Press of Atlantic City. Others who received denials in recent days include The Washington Post and...

Federal appeals court rules against political ad law

Dec. 9, 2019 5:36 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland law approved by state legislators to prevent foreign interference in local elections is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled. A three-judge panel of the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found...

University to end funding for Colorado student news outlet

Dec. 9, 2019 3:37 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The University of Colorado Boulder’s media college announced Monday that it will stop funding its student-run news outlet. The Denver Post reports the university plans to end funding for the CU Independent at the end of the school year. The university says the student news website...

Fox News names Hemmer to take over Smith's time slot

Dec. 9, 2019 1:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran anchor Bill Hemmer will replace Shepard Smith on Fox News Channel's afternoon newscast, the network announced Monday. Hemmer has been with Fox News since 2005, after previously working at CNN. He has most recently been a co-host of Fox's 10 a.m. news program, which now has an...

U.N. expert urges Ethiopia to stop shutting down internet

Dec. 9, 2019 8:57 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A United Nations expert on the freedom of expression said he has urged Ethiopian officials to stop shutting down the internet. David Kaye, the U.N.'s special rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, told reporters in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, that he...

Journalism teacher sues ex-student who complained about him

Dec. 9, 2019 7:02 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An associate journalism professor at the University of Kentucky is suing the school, its Title IX coordinator and a former student who complained about him, alleging defamation and retaliation. Buck Ryan filed the lawsuit last week, the Courier Journal reports. It accuses the...

Nadler says committee vote on impeachment possible this week

Dec. 8, 2019 3:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speeding toward impeachment, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Sunday he expects a committee vote soon on charges against President Donald Trump that will focus on abuse of power on Ukraine in a bid to get an unfair advantage in U.S. elections and obstruction in the...