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Reporter who helped expose Bulger as an FBI informant dies

Aug. 24, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gerard O'Neill, The Boston Globe investigative reporter who helped expose gangster James "Whitey" Bulger as an FBI informant, has died. The Globe reports the former Spotlight Team editor died Thursday in his Boston home. He was 76. O'Neill was a founding member of the investigative team. He...

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...

Rutgers student newspaper to cease Friday publication

Aug. 23, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University's daily student newspaper will cease print publication on Fridays and shift to reporting more news online. The Daily Targum's student leaders say the decision to cut their printing days to Mondays to Thursdays is to stay afloat after a devastating vote last...

Astros defend decision to restrict reporter from clubhouse

Aug. 23, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Amid criticism from Major League Baseball, the Houston Astros on Thursday defended the team's decision to deny a newspaper reporter access to the clubhouse until after ace pitcher Justin Verlander finished his postgame session with the media. MLB said Wednesday night's incident violated its...

Ohio attorney general backs release of gunman school records

Aug. 22, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General is siding with media organizations suing for the school records of the gunman who killed nine people earlier this month. Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools has denied media requests for access to the high school files of gunman Connor Betts, who was shot dead...

Longtime Courier Journal reporter Tom Loftus retiring

Aug. 22, 2019 5:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Longtime state government reporter Tom Loftus is retiring after a 35-year career at the Courier Journal. Loftus announced in a tweet Wednesday that he's retiring effective Oct. 1. He tweeted that his 43 years as a newspaperman — including several with The Kentucky Post —...

Sudan's top general sworn in as leader of new ruling body

Aug. 21, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's top general was sworn in Wednesday as the leader of a joint military-civilian body created to rule Sudan during a three-year transition period toward democratic elections. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan was sworn in before the country's top judge and will lead the 11-member Sovereign Council...

Sheriff in conservative county defends free press

Aug. 21, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Journalists are defending a small newspaper after a county attorney asked the sheriff to investigate whether a reporter broke the law by trying repeatedly to get comments from an official for a story. Staffers at the Malheur Enterprise, a weekly newspaper in the remote town of Vale, said...

Bomb threats sent to Bulgarian media offices, airports

Aug. 21, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Police in Bulgaria are investigating several bomb threats sent by email to media outlets in the capital, Sofia, and to major airports in the country. Special police teams on Wednesday searched the airports in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas, as well as the offices of Bulgarian...

Kentucky newspaper's series on abuse cited as 'wake-up call'

Aug. 21, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A charity group and others in Kentucky cited a local newspaper's investigative series on child abuse as a wake-up call for the state. The Courier Journal of Louisville reports Kosair Charities and others hosted an event Tuesday to call on the community to help combat the "epidemic."...