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3 Saudi women activists receive PEN Freedom to Write Award

Mar. 14, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three Saudi women's rights activists whose arrests last year have been condemned worldwide are being honored by PEN America. Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain al-Hathloul and Eman al-Nafjan have won the PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award, the literary and human rights organization announced Thursday....

Pulitzer-winning photojournalist Yannis Behrakis dead at 58

Mar. 3, 2019 7:08 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Yannis Behrakis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, has died. He was 58. His death Saturday was confirmed by his employers, Reuters, where he had worked since 1987. Behrakis had long been ill with cancer. Born in Athens in 1960, Behrakis studied photography at a private school...

Prep team coverage after massacre wins AP story of the year

Mar. 1, 2019 10:45 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Associated Press writer Tim Reynolds won story of the year honors and AP national writer Eddie Pells captured three awards in the annual contest for AP staffers judged by the Associated Press Sports Editors. The judges said while it was unfortunate the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...

Frederick Douglass biography among Lukas prize nominees

Feb. 26, 2019 7:23 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David W. Blight's biography of Frederick Douglass and Sarah Smarsh's "Heartland" are among the nominees for awards celebrating nonfiction books of social consciousness and literary merit. On Tuesday, the Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard...

For many, 'Green Book' win was a confounding Oscar climax

Feb. 25, 2019 5:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Academy Awards that sparkled with more women and African-American winners than ever before came to a screeching halt with the night's final honor. Some would even call it a "Crash." In a twist ending that shocked many of the Dolby Theatre attendees and those watching at home, Peter...

Wisconsin school ends cheerleading awards for body parts

Feb. 20, 2019 4:35 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school is ending cheerleading awards given annually to girls with the largest breasts or buttocks — dubbed "Big Booty" and "Big Boobie" — after the American Civil Liberties Union demanded action following repeated complaints from parents and a former...

Newspaper calls for KKK resurgence, schools rescind honors

Feb. 19, 2019 5:32 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A small-town newspaper has called for a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan, prompting two universities to withdraw the awards it had given its editor. Auburn University and the University of Southern Mississippi decided Tuesday to rescind previous honors for Goodloe Sutton, editor and...

Basketball Hall of Fame announces finalists for 2019

Feb. 15, 2019 8:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paul Westphal says it's an honor these days to have anyone remember that he played basketball. The Hall of Fame obviously remembers. Westphal is one of 13 people who were announced Friday as finalists for enshrinement later this year by the Basketball Hall of Fame. He's one of four...

Browns' Mayfield will use NFL rookie runner-up as motivator

Feb. 6, 2019 10:22 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield stepped onto the stage and took a handoff from former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar. At least he got one postseason trophy. Mayfield, who finished second to New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley in voting for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, was named Cleveland's...

Chiefs QB Mahomes honored as MVP and top offensive player

Feb. 3, 2019 2:43 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Patrick Mahomes' breathtaking breakthrough season earned him the NFL's Most Valuable Player award. The Chiefs quarterback landed a pair of honors at NFL Honors on Saturday night, taking The Associated Press 2018 MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards. In his second pro season, Mahomes...