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This 2008 file photo shows Simon Haydon, former Associated Press international sports editor. Haydon, who shaped The Associated Press’ coverage of World Cups and Olympics as international sports editor and reported on landmark news events while traveling the world as a correspondent, including the downfall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, died early Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 in a hospice in southern England, according to his wife Barbara. (AP Photo, File)

Simon Haydon, ex-AP international sports editor, dies at 64

Nov. 24, 2020 3:49 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Simon Haydon, who shaped The Associated Press’ coverage of World Cups and Olympics as international sports editor and reported on landmark news events while traveling the world as a correspondent, including the downfall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, has died. He was 64....

David Holwerk, who helped newspaper win Pulitzer, dies at 73

Nov. 24, 2020 12:16 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — David Holwerk, a former editorial-page editor whose decision-making helped the Lexington Herald-Leader win a Pulitzer Prize, has died. He was 73. Holwerk’s son, Charles Holwerk, told the newspaper his father died Monday at home in New Albany, Indiana. He had suffered from heart...

This photo provided by the University of Maryland shows Brooke Czwartacki taking a measurement in a well in Awendaw, South Carolina. Czwartacki regularly checks the salinity of well water as saltwater invades the state’s aquifers. (Hunter Musi/Stanford University via AP)

Coastal harm from invading saltwater ‘happening right now’

Nov. 23, 2020 1:48 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Four Native American tribes on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast requested United Nations assistance this year to force action by the U.S. government on invading salt. Their formal complaint cited “climate-forced displacement’’ and said saltwater had poisoned their...

In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)

Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she's re-recording music

Nov. 22, 2020 11:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold. In a video that aired during Sunday's awards show, the pop star said...

FILE - In this Nov. 2019 photo provided by Mila Dorji, Rhodes Scholar Brian Reyes poses for a photo on Yale’s campus in New Haven, Conn. Reyes, a history major at Yale University from the Bronx, is the son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic. He is a student counselor who has been living on campus this school year and taking his classes online. He is planning on a two-year degree program in comparative social policy and a career in government or the nonprofit sector. (Mila Dorji via AP)

US Rhodes Scholars chosen virtually for the 1st time

Nov. 22, 2020 6:54 PM EST

The U.S. Rhodes Scholars for 2021 were elected virtually this year for the first time as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, though that didn't extinguish enthusiasm among the 32 students who won scholarships to Oxford University. The Rhodes Trust announced the winners early Sunday, which include 22...

Univ. of Kentucky graduate hits journalism’s big, big time

Nov. 22, 2020 10:57 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Back when Jenisha Watts went to Bryan Station High School, they didn’t have a school newspaper. Still don’t, in fact. But she loved to read and she loved to write, a book lover in a family of athletes who figured out pretty early on that journalism would be her way out,...

Zimbabwe judge ends detention for investigative journalist

Nov. 20, 2020 6:57 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean judge on Friday ended the 17-day detention of an investigative journalist charged for tweeting about alleged corruption. Hopewell Chin’ono is being charged with obstruction of justice arising from a tweet he made alleging corrupt practices within...

FILE - In this March 1, 2000, file photo, Sacramento Valley Mirror publisher Tim Crews holds a toothbrush outside the Tehama County Jail following his release. Crews was a longtime Northern California newspaperman who relentlessly filed public records requests and served a five-day stint in jail rather than give up anonymous sources. Crews died Nov. 12, 2020, at age 77. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California journalist who pushed for public information dies

Nov. 18, 2020 8:44 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Crews, a longtime Northern California newspaperman who relentlessly filed public records requests and even did a five-day stint in jail rather than give up anonymous sources, has died at age 77. Crews died Nov. 12 at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, after weeks in the...

Salt Lake Tribune hires Sacramento Bee exec as top editor

Nov. 17, 2020 9:52 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake Tribune has hired Sacramento Bee President Lauren Gustus as its new editor. Gustus becomes the third woman to serve as the newspaper's executive editor in its 150-year history, The Tribune reported Tuesday. She will oversee all news gathering processes and a newsroom...

President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, speaks about economic recovery at The Queen theater, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

'More people may die': Biden urges Trump to aid transition

Nov. 17, 2020 12:17 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden warned of dire consequences if President Donald Trump and his administration continue to refuse to coordinate with his transition team on the coronavirus pandemic and block briefings on national security, policy issues and vaccine plans. The remarks marked...