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Journalist and political staffer Wayne Weidie dies at 78

Aug. 19, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi newspaper publisher and political columnist who later became a congressional aide has died. Wayne Weidie (WEE-die) was 78 when he died Thursday at his home in Venice, Florida. Weidie was publisher and editor of two Mississippi Gulf Coast newspapers, the...

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Aug. 19, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. August 15, 2019 When a sitting congressman sees an upside to rape and incest, sex abusers get the message Accused rapists have long defended themselves by claiming it didn't happen, or the victim "asked for it," maybe by dressing too provocatively. But never, to my knowledge, has a defense...

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

Aug. 19, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

Omaha World Herald. August 15, 2019 No easy answers for residents in this flood-damaged Nebraska village The waters have receded, but this year's catastrophic flooding continues to take its toll on many Midlands communities. The situation is presenting residents of Winslow, a village in Dodge County, with a...

A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials

Aug. 19, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

The Detroit News. August 14, 2019 Protect election integrity in driver's license debate Michigan officials are considering whether to offer driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants, and while there may be valid safety reasons for doing so, the state must also ensure the integrity of its voter rolls. State...

Ohio newspaper to begin publishing Vindicator edition

Aug. 17, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A daily newspaper in Ohio has purchased the name and subscriber list of The Vindicator in Youngstown, which is publishing its final edition Aug. 31. Vindicator owner and general manager Mark Brown said Friday The Tribune Chronicle in Warren also is buying the Vindy.com website and...

Hundreds defy restrictions, join protests in Kashmir

Aug. 16, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of people protested an unprecedented security crackdown and clashed with police Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as India's government said it was constantly reviewing the situation in the disputed region and the restrictions there will be removed over the next few days. The...

The Latest: Spokesman says Trump spoke with Pakistan's PM

Aug. 16, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India revoking status of Indian-administered Kashmir (all times local): 11:15 p.m. A spokesman says President Donald Trump spoke with Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan conveyed the importance of India and Pakistan reducing tensions through bilateral dialogue regarding the...

CNN's Ward says intimidation effort made on Russia story

Aug. 16, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Clarissa Ward says her story this week about Russian involvement in the Central African Republic came with a price: she was trailed during her reporting and made the subject of a 15-minute propaganda video denigrating her work. Ward said she was shaken by the experience but it...

Man confronts people delivering newspapers, fires gunshots

Aug. 15, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Utah authorities are trying to identify a gunman who fired several gunshots after confronting two people delivering newspapers in the Ogden area. The Standard-Examiner reports that neither delivery person was wounded by gunfire in the incident early Wednesday but that one had scratches...

New publisher named for GateHouse newspaper in NC

Aug. 15, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The group publisher of four Gatehouse Media newspapers in eastern North Carolina is adding a fifth publication to his responsibilities. The Fayetteville Observer reports that Mike Distelhorst was named its publisher on Wednesday as part of a consolidation effort by GateHouse. He...