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Bankruptcy judge approves sale of Reading Eagle to chain

May. 22, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

READING, Pa. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved the sale of the 150-year-old Reading Eagle to a large chain known for buying struggling newspapers and then slashing their newsrooms. MediaNews Group, better known as Digital First Media, offered $5 million for the assets of the...

BeIN media group CEO charged in corruption probe in France

May. 22, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The chief executive officer of media group beIN was handed preliminary charges of corruption as part of an investigation into the bidding process for the 2017 and 2019 track world championships, a judicial official said Wednesday. The official said Yousef Al-Obaidly was indicted on March 28...

SEAL's lawyer says Navy spied on defense without approval

May. 21, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Military prosecutors seeking the source of news leaks in the case of a Navy SEAL accused of murder misled a judge to get permission to track emails sent to defense lawyers and a journalist, an attorney said Tuesday after reviewing newly released investigation documents. Navy...

San Francisco police chief: Journalist 'crossed the line'

May. 21, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco police chief said Tuesday that he respects the news media, but a freelance journalist whose home and office were raided by officers had "crossed the line" by joining a conspiracy to steal a confidential report. Chief William Scott addressed reporters hours after...

Newspaper: Blacks charged more often with disorderly conduct

May. 17, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia newspaper has found that more than half of the state's disorderly conduct charges were filed against black men and women. The Daily Press in Newport News reported Thursday that more than 2,500 disorderly conduct charges were filed by police in Virginia last year. The...

The Latest: Saudis want Washington to launch strikes on Iran

May. 17, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Pakistan's Foreign Ministry has urged the United States and Iran to exercise restraint and resolve their all...

Man who threatened Boston Globe journalists pleads guilty

May. 15, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A California man who threatened to kill employees of The Boston Globe after the newspaper called on media organizations nationwide to denounce President Trump's attacks on the media pleaded guilty Wednesday, federal prosecutors said. Robert Chain, 68, of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty to seven...

Staffer: Illinois newspaper editor resigns to spare layoffs

May. 14, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' capital-city newspaper, a 188-year-old institution tied intimately to Abraham Lincoln, is without a news chief after its editor resigned in hopes of sparing more layoffs, according to a staff writer. Angie Muhs served notice of her resignation on Friday from The State...

Future of Rutgers independent student newspaper in doubt

May. 14, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The future of the independent student newspaper at New Jersey's flagship university is in question after students voted to stop funding it. The Daily Targum's primary source of revenue has been student fees. But the 151-year-old newspaper lost that funding because not enough...

APNewsBreak: Defense say Navy SEAL prosecutors spied on them

May. 13, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Military prosecutors in the case of a Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017 installed tracking software in emails sent to defense lawyers and a reporter in an attempt to discover who was leaking information to the news media, according to lawyers who...