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US charges WikiLeaks founder with publishing classified info

May. 23, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case with significant First Amendment implications, the U.S. filed new charges Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of violating the Espionage Act by publishing secret documents containing the names of confidential military and diplomatic sources. The...

Philadelphia Inquirer offers buyouts, citing revenue decline

May. 23, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The publishers of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com are offering buyouts to staff but the threat of layoffs looms if there aren't enough volunteers. Philly.com reports that Philadelphia Media Network's publisher and chief executive emailed employees Thursday. Terrance...

Owner of Bend Bulletin plans to dissolve the company

May. 23, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The owner of the Bend Bulletin plans to dissolve the company and sell all seven newspapers in its Pacific Northwest chain, according to a liquidation plan filed in federal bankruptcy court Wednesday, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported Thursday. In the plan, Western Communications...

The Latest: Assange lawyer says charges threaten journalists

May. 23, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the "unprecedented charges" against his client threaten all journalists looking to inform the public about actions taken by the American...

Assange lawyer says espionage charges against WikiLeaks founder are 'threat' to all journalists

May. 23, 2019 5:06 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Assange lawyer says espionage charges against WikiLeaks founder are 'threat' to all journalists.

The Latest: Committee approves $500 million more for schools

May. 23, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin budget (all times local): 2:27 p.m. The Republican-controlled Legislature's budget committee has approved increasing funding for Wisconsin's K-12 schools by $500 million over two years. Democrats and Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday that is not enough. Evers...

Legal experts: California reporter did not commit crime

May. 23, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A battle between the press and police is playing out in politically liberal San Francisco after police raided a freelance reporter's home and office seeking to uncover the source of a leaked police report into the unexpected death of the city's former elected public defender....

Egypt frees Al-Jazeera journalist detained since 2016

May. 23, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of an Al-Jazeera journalist who had been detained since 2016 on allegations of spreading false news and defaming Egypt's reputation. Mahmoud Hussein, an Egyptian journalist working for the Qatar-based satellite network, was detained at the...

Egyptian court orders release of Al-Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein, detained since 2016 for spreading false news

May. 23, 2019 7:48 AM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian court orders release of Al-Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein, detained since 2016 for spreading false news.

Geoffrey Rush awarded $2 million in Sydney defamation case

May. 23, 2019 4:48 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush was awarded an Australian record of 2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) damages by a Sydney judge on Thursday in defamation case against a newspaper publisher and journalist over reports he had been accused of inappropriate behavior toward an actress....