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This Jan. 10, 2020 photo,  Stephanie Minor looks through copies of the latest edition of the weekly Lamar Leader in Sulligent, Ala.  Minor, who started working at the paper in 1998 as a typesetter, became the newspaper's owner on Dec. 20. (Zack Plair/The Commercial Dispatch via AP)

A newspaper career with the wax burns to prove it

Jan. 18, 2020 12:01 AM EST

SULLIGENT, Ala. (AP) — Burns from a wax machine. Tiny nicks on her hands from an exacto knife. Stephanie Minor remembers firmly, even somewhat fondly, these markers of her early years working in the small-town newspaper business. Over more than 20 years Minor, 49, has held just about every position at the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 17, 2020 9:03 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Lamont must be open about State Pier deal going forward The Day Jan. 16 Upon finally reviewing the memorandum of understanding that outlines the tentative terms of a public-private deal to overhaul State Pier, transforming it into a hub to support offshore wind...

Missouri farmer ran one of the biggest frauds in US history

Jan. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EST

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — Like all the best con artists, Randy Constant was a charmer, hard not to like. Big hearted. Good listener. You’d never have guessed that the father of three, grandfather of five was a liar, cheat and serial philanderer who masterminded one of the biggest and longest-running...

Mary Irby-Jones named editor of 2 Mississippi newspapers

Jan. 16, 2020 8:23 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mary Irby-Jones has been named the top editor of two Mississippi newspapers, The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson and the Hattiesburg American. Irby-Jones will begin her new role immediately, Katrice Hardy, USA TODAY’s Regional Editor for the South, announced Thursday. She will...

This Dec. 2008 photo courtesy of J.B. Diederich shows J.B.'s father Bernard Diederich in Martinborough, New Zealand. Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a longtime journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at his home in his adopted homeland of Haiti. He was 93. (J.B. Diederich via AP)

Longtime Caribbean journalist Bernard Diederich dead at 93

Jan. 16, 2020 12:20 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a longtime journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, has died in his adopted homeland of Haiti. He was 93. His oldest son, J.B. Diederich, said the man who covered civil wars, coups, earthquakes and hurricanes across...

Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant for newspaper editor

Jan. 16, 2020 9:10 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A court in Bangladesh's capital issued arrest warrants on Thursday for a prominent editor and nine other newspaper employees in a case involving the death of a teenager who was electrocuted during a party celebrating the anniversary of one of its popular magazines. The Dhaka court...

The entrance to the Senate cloakroom at the Capitol is seen in Washington, early Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, as the House is set to vote to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a landmark trial on whether the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress are grounds for his removal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Reporters claim new rules will hinder impeachment coverage

Jan. 15, 2020 5:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate promises to be one of the most heavily scrutinized events in American political history. But the journalists covering the trial are warning that restrictions on media access will cripple their ability to do their job. ...

Philadelphia Inquirer names Lisa Hughes as next publisher

Jan. 14, 2020 5:14 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Inquirer announced Tuesday that Lisa Hughes, a member of the company's board and former publisher of The New Yorker, will take over as publisher next month. She will be the first female publisher in the newspaper's 190-year history. She will replace publisher and chief...

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after visiting Canada House in London, after their recent stay in Canada. As Prince Harry and Meghan step back as senior royals, questions linger over the role race has played in her treatment in Britain. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Questions of racism linger as Harry, Meghan step back

Jan. 14, 2020 12:46 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — When accomplished, glamorous American actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in 2018, she was hailed as a breath of fresh air for Britain’s fusty royal family. That honeymoon didn’t last. Now the couple wants independence, saying the pressure of life as full-time royals is...

FILE - This 2015 file photo provided by Rudicil Photography shows Laura Belin in Windsor Heights, Iowa. The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature has again denied press access to Belin, a liberal journalist whose blog is often critical of its policies, despite warnings from state and national groups that the restriction appears to be unconstitutional. The Iowa House and the Iowa Senate informed Belin, who operates the Bleeding Heartland blog, that her applications for access during the session that began Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. have been rejected. (Betsy Rudicil/Rudicil Photography via AP, File)

Iowa Legislature denying access to blogger despite protests

Jan. 14, 2020 12:16 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature has again denied press access to a liberal journalist whose blog is often critical of its policies, despite warnings from state and national groups that the restriction appears to be unconstitutional. The Iowa House and the Iowa Senate...