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Turkey re-arrests journalist a week after his release

Nov. 13, 2019 2:46 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities have re-arrested a journalist a week after he was released from prison, where he was serving a 10-year sentence for terror convictions. State-run Anadolu Agency said Ahmet Altan was returned to custody late Tuesday after prosecutors objected to his release and a court...

Sri Lankan journalists fear situation may worsen after polls

Nov. 13, 2019 12:41 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Forced to flee their country a decade ago to escape allegedly state-sponsored killer squads, Sri Lankan journalists living in exile doubt they'll be able to return home soon or see justice served to their tormentors — whose alleged ringleader could come to power in this...

Afghan president: 3 Taliban released for held US, Australian

Nov. 12, 2019 11:03 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his government has released three prominent Taliban figures in an effort to get the insurgents to free two university professors — an American and an Australian — they abducted three years ago. At a press event...

Northwestern paper's apology sparks journalism debate

Nov. 12, 2019 8:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Student editors at the newspaper covering Northwestern University have faced two waves of criticism over their coverage of protests in response to an event featuring former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. First, student activists criticized them for publishing photos of protesters on the...

SPLC: Miller pushed racist immigration coverage in emails

Nov. 12, 2019 7:22 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — White House adviser Stephen Miller sent emails that "promoted white nationalist literature and racist propaganda" to conservative news site Breitbart, the Southern Poverty Law Center said Tuesday after releasing excerpts. The nonprofit's Hatewatch blog published portions of emails...

Democrat drops bid to challenge Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas

Nov. 12, 2019 6:40 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Democratic candidate hoping to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas abruptly dropped out of the race Tuesday, citing a family health concern, leaving Democrats with no one to contest the seat. Josh Mahony announced on Twitter that he was ending his campaign, two...

Apparent meteor flashes across night sky in St. Louis area

Nov. 12, 2019 6:35 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Residents in the St. Louis area were treated to a sparkling display as an apparent meteor streaked across the sky. The National Weather Service posted a video of the flashing light flying across the area Monday night. It was taken by a volunteer storm spotter in the St. Louis suburb of...

Louisiana man accused of threatening president, denied bond

Nov. 12, 2019 6:29 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to set bond for a Louisiana man accused of threatening President Donald Trump via social media posts last week. KTBS-TV reports U.S. Magistrate District Judge Mark Hornsby told 31-year-old Friedrich Ishola that bond couldn't be set Tuesday because of a...

Army's use of TikTok app raises concerns on Capitol Hill

Nov. 12, 2019 6:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's use of a China-owned video app called TikTok as part of a new campaign to recruit young people into the service is raising concerns on Capitol Hill. Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer sent a letter to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy asking about potential national security risks posed...

Prosecutor: Messages show teen plotted SC school shooting

Nov. 12, 2019 6:17 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors who want a teen to serve a lifelong prison sentence for killing a first-grader on a South Carolina school playground showed a judge cellphone videos and messages Tuesday that they say demonstrate he planned the crime. Jesse Osborne pleaded guilty last year to two counts of...