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China says Australia writer held on national security charge

Jan. 24, 2019 4:19 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday said it has detained a Chinese-Australian writer on charges of involvement in "criminal activities endangering China's national security." Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying offered no details about the charges against Yang Hengjun, a novelist and online commentator,...

Reporters shown videos of teen's fatal encounter with police

Jan. 23, 2019 5:02 PM EST

GREENSBORO, Md. (AP) — News reporters have viewed body camera footage of a black teenager's fatal encounter with a Maryland police officer, but officials aren't publicly releasing copies of the footage while the teen's death remains under investigation. The Baltimore Sun reports that the video shown to...

Sanders says it's laughable that White House is inaccessible

Jan. 23, 2019 4:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Following the apparent demise of the traditional afternoon briefing of reporters, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News Channel on Wednesday that any notion the Trump administration is not accessible to the press is "absolutely laughable." "I take questions from...

Report: Iran court sentences whistle-blower to 5 years

Jan. 23, 2019 1:50 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The official IRNA news agency reports that an Iranian court has sentenced a prominent journalist to five years in prison. IRNA said Wednesday the court found Yashar Soltani guilty of false reporting and insulting entities. In recent years, Soltani has routinely published reports on...

Dutch magazine cuts ties with reporter over suspect stories

Jan. 23, 2019 11:11 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Media in the Netherlands and Belgium said Tuesday and Wednesday that they have cut ties with a freelance reporter amid allegations he plagiarized other media and cited sources in stories who could not be traced. The scandal was another blow to the reputation of journalism in...

Russell Baker, author and NY Times columnist is dead at 93

Jan. 23, 2019 9:55 AM EST

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Russell Baker, the genial, but sharp-witted writer who won Pulitzer Prizes for his humorous columns in The New York Times and a moving autobiography of his impoverished Baltimore childhood and later hosted television's "Masterpiece Theatre," has died. He was 93. Allen Baker told The...

WPA annual awards announced

Jan. 22, 2019 12:55 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Newspapers in Casper, Jackson and Lovell were named the best in Wyoming on Saturday during the Wyoming Press Association's annual convention here. The Casper Star-Tribune, Jackson Hole News & Guide and Lovell Chronicle were named winners of the WPA's "general excellence" awards...

Domestic violence charges dismissed against news reporter

Jan. 22, 2019 7:37 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Court records say domestic violence charges have been dismissed against an on-air news reporter in Tennessee. A Memphis police report says WHBQ-TV's consumer investigative journalist Scott Madaus was accused in December of fighting with his wife and trying to stop her from leaving...

Poor jailed while rich go free: Rethinking bail in Wisconsin

Jan. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — On a summer night in 2017, a police officer conducting a drunken-driving sweep in northeast Wisconsin tried to pull over an SUV after a check showed the owner had a revoked driver's license. The driver fled. As the officer gave chase, siren blaring, the vehicle blew through multiple stop...

Freelance journalist killed amid new round of Libya clashes

Jan. 19, 2019 5:08 PM EST

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A freelance journalist who contributed to The Associated Press and other news organizations was killed Saturday in the Libyan capital, a colleague said. Mohamed Ben Khalifa, who was in his 30s, was hit by shrapnel while accompanying a militia patrolling the Qaser Bin Ghashir area...