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FILE - Then-Brown County Supervisor Staush Gruszynski speaks May 17, 2017 at a Brown County Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall in Green Bay, Wis. The state Assembly's chief clerk has released records that show a legislative aide accused Gruszynski of trying to coax her into having sex with him last year. (Adam Wesley/The Green Bay Press-Gazette via AP, File)

Records: Staffer accused lawmaker of drunken proposition

Aug. 13, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly's chief clerk released records of a legislative aide's sexual harassment complaint against a freshman Democratic lawmaker, months after news organizations sued to gain access to them. The heavily redacted documents include a complaint from a staffer who said Rep....

Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame inducts 3 new members

Aug. 13, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas newspaper publishers and a veteran political reporter for The Associated Press are being inducted into the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame. The inductees are Linda Denning, editor and publisher of the Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter; John Hanna, the AP’s Topeka...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Aug. 13, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: Could the Beirut Explosion Be a Turning Point for Lebanon? The New York Times Aug. 12 The appalling negligence that left more than 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate sitting for more than six years at Lebanon’s port in...

Hong Kong media tycoon and newspaper founder Jimmy Lai, sits in a car as he leaves a police station after being bailed out in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The rounding up of the paper’s founder Jimmy Lai, the previous day and a raid on its headquarters have reinforced fears that a new national security law will be used to suppress dissent in Hong Kong after months of anti-government protests.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Hong Kong media tycoon relieved he wasn't sent to China

Aug. 13, 2020 4:23 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Jimmy Lai had just finished his morning exercise and was catching up on the news when the police arrived. “There were 15, 20 policemen there, and they said I was under arrest and that they were from the national security department,” the Hong Kong media tycoon recounted in a...

This Tuesday, May 6, 2014, photo shows the exterior of the Orange Avenue side of the Orlando Sentinel building in Orlando, Fla. In an announcement Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, Tribune Publishing Company said it's closing the newsrooms of five newspapers including The Daily News in Manhattan, the Orlando Sentinel and The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. The Chicago-based newspaper chain said the decision was made as the company evaluates its real estate needs in light of health and economic conditions related to the coronavirus pandemic. (Joshua C. Cruey/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Tribune closing 5 newsrooms including NY Daily News

Aug. 12, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

Tribune Publishing Company, which owns some of the most storied newspapers in American journalism, said Wednesday that it is closing the newsrooms at five of them, including New York's Daily News and The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. The company said the newspapers — including the Orlando...

CORRECTING COUNTRY IN CAPTION TO BELARUS - People with old Belarusian National flag gather in a street protesting the election results in Minsk, Belarus, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The demonstrators are contesting the official count showing President Alexander Lukashenko winning a sixth term with 80% of Sunday's vote, with crowds taking to the streets every night since to demand a recount. (AP Photo)

Thousands in Belarus decry president's reelection as rigged

Aug. 12, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Thousands of protesters rallied in Belarus’ capital and other cities for a fourth straight night Wednesday, decrying an election they say was rigged to extend the 26-year rule of the country's authoritarian leader and the crackdown on subsequent demonstrations. In several parts...

Editorial Roundup: US

Aug. 12, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 11 The Los Angles Times on TikTok and WeChat: Even before President Trump signed an executive order that could soon smother social network TikTok, Microsoft emerged as a potential savior for the U.S.-based but Chinese-owned video snacking...

Seattle media companies appeal police protest subpoena

Aug. 12, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A group of news outlets has appealed to the Washington Supreme Court to block a Seattle Police Department subpoena pursuing unpublished images of protester activity. The Seattle Times and four local television stations argued in the Tuesday filing that the images are protected by the...

The pressroom is seen at the Albuquerque Publishing Company, publishers of the Albuquerque Journal in Albuquerque, N.M., on July 15, 2020. The Albuquerque Journal and the Santa Fe New Mexican are partnering to print both of their publications at the The New Mexican's production facility in Santa Fe. The state's two largest newspapers made the announcement Tuesday, Aug. 11, saying discussions about consolidation of the printing operations have been ongoing for years. (Dean Hanson/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

New Mexico's largest newspapers combine printing operations

Aug. 12, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Journal and the Santa Fe New Mexican newspapers are partnering to print both publications at the The New Mexican’s production facility in Santa Fe in a cost-cutting move. The state’s two largest newspapers made the announcement Tuesday, saying...

An armed prison guard stands by the truck carrying Zimbabwean journalist Hopwell Chin'ono upon his arrival at the magistrates court, in Harare, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Lawyers for a jailed Zimbabwean journalist have asked a court to force prison authorities to stop the “blatant and malicious stripping away” of his rights, including lack of access to appropriate food and warm clothing. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe court orders chains removed from jailed journalist

Aug. 12, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean magistrate Wednesday ordered prison authorities to unchain a journalist accused of mobilizing anti-government protests, but then ruled that his testimony of poor prison conditions must be heard in private. Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, in jail for about three...