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Feds: Coast Guard officer targeted Supreme Court justices

Apr. 24, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists looked at other targets: two Supreme Court justices and two executives of social media companies. Those new allegations are contained...

UK and Irish leaders attend funeral of journalist Lyra McKee

Apr. 24, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The killing of journalist Lyra McKee must be a turning point for Northern Ireland, a priest said Wednesday at a funeral service attended by British and Irish leaders alongside mourners in superhero T-shirts and bright Harry Potter scarves. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, Irish Prime Minister...

Japan reporter sues government after passport is invalidated

Apr. 24, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese journalist known for covering war zones sued the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday after it invalidated his passport and demanded he surrender it, saying it deprived him of his right to travel and restricted press freedom. Kosuke Tsuneoka was stopped at Tokyo's Haneda airport in...

Vienna-based advocacy group honors Pakistani journalist

Apr. 24, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Vienna-based advocacy group has honored a Pakistani journalist known for his critical reporting on the country's powerful military establishment. The International Press Institute said on Wednesday it named Cyril Almeida the World Press Freedom Hero for 2018. The award honors reporters...

The Latest: London counter-terrorism team seeks images

Apr. 23, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 11 p.m. London police are asking for images taken during the terrorist attack in Sri Lanka. Acting Commander Alexis Boon said Tuesday that counter-terrorism police want to look at any images and footage taken before,...

White House: Trump admin officials will skip press dinner

Apr. 23, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The guest list for the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday will look a lot like it did in 2017: Neither President Donald Trump nor those who work for him plan to attend. Just four days before reporters and their guests were to gather at the event to celebrate...

Mueller report release not exactly appointment viewing

Apr. 23, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Given all the attention it has received over the past two years, the actual release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report wasn't exactly appointment television viewing. The ABC, CBS and NBC broadcast networks and the cable's CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC collectively averaged 12.7...

Revulsion in Northern Ireland over riot, fatal shooting

Apr. 23, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The dramatic riot in Londonderry last week was starkly reminiscent of the violence that plagued Northern Ireland for decades before the 1998 peace agreement. The result was both tragic and familiar: the death of a young journalist, apparently hit by a stray bullet. Here are answers to some...

Fox News to host town hall meeting with Pete Buttigieg

Apr. 23, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is the latest Democratic presidential candidate to agree to hold a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel. The May 19 event will be broadcast live from Claremont, New Hampshire. Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace will moderate. Buttigieg is a Rhodes...

Swole, buzzy, among new words in Merriam-Webster dictionary

Apr. 23, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Get swole, prepare a bug-out bag, grab a go-cup and maybe you'll have a better chance of surviving the omnicide. Translation: Hit the gym and bulk up, put a bunch of stuff essential for survival in an easy-to-carry bag, grab a drink for the road, and perhaps you'll live through a man-made...