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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018 file photo, state Sen. Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, looks over a newspaper during a break in the Senate session, in Sacramento, Calif. Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, announced Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 that she has introduced legislation exempting freelance writers and newspaper carriers from a broad new California law requiring that many be treated as employees rather than independent contractors. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Bills may exempt freelancers, newspapers from California law

Jan. 23, 2020 4:03 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Freelance writers and newspaper carriers would be exempted from a broad new California labor law requiring that many be treated as employees rather than independent contractors, under legislation announced Thursday by a state senator. The measures face an uphill battle in part...

Michelle Carter leaves the Bristol County jail, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Dartmouth, Mass., after serving most of a 15-month manslaughter sentence for urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in 2014. The 23-year-old, released three months early for good behavior, will serve five years of probation. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Michelle Carter, of texting suicide case, freed from jail

Jan. 23, 2020 2:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Michelle Carter, the woman convicted of manslaughter for urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in text messages that included, "Just do it, babe," was released from jail Thursday after more than three months was shaved from her sentence for good behavior. Carter, 23, walked out of the...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Jeff Bezos attends the premiere of

Saudi crown prince's WhatsApp linked to Bezos phone hack

Jan. 22, 2020 5:44 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The cellphone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was hacked in what appeared to be an attempt by Saudi Arabia's crown prince to "influence, if not silence" the newspaper's reporting on the kingdom, two U.N. human rights experts said Wednesday. The U.N....

Former Montana lawmaker Neill drops out of governor's race

Jan. 22, 2020 11:35 AM EST

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Former state lawmaker Reilly Neill of Livingston has dropped out of the Democratic primary for Montana governor. Neill, who raised about $1,000 for her campaign, made the announcement on her website on Jan. 12. Her post criticized the media for failing to cover her campaign and the...

Casey Seiler named editor of the Times Union of Albany

Jan. 22, 2020 10:03 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Times Union of Albany announced that Managing Editor Casey Seiler will become editor of the newspaper. Seiler succeeds Rex Smith, who is stepping down from his position Feb. 1, the Times Union reported Wednesday. Seiler joined the Times Union as entertainment editor in 2000. He...

Nonprofit funds lawyers to defend news media in 5 states

Jan. 21, 2020 3:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A nonprofit press freedom group announced on Tuesday that it would provide pro bono legal services in five states to help local news organizations defend their right to gather and report the news. The Local Legal Initiative of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, file image from video, presiding officer Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Reporters at the Capitol want more cameras in the Senate to cover the impeachment trial and fewer restrictions to talk to senators when they are not sitting in judgment of the president. (Senate Television via AP, File)

Challenges for public following impeachment, Weinstein cases

Jan. 21, 2020 11:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans who want to follow President Donald Trump's impeachment saga and Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's rape trial through the media will sit in obstructed seats. Both events begin in earnest this week — with Senate arguments over Trump's impeachment beginning Tuesday and...

WWII newsletters, newspapers now available online in NC

Jan. 19, 2020 11:20 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s online archival military collection now includes installation camp newsletters and newspapers that contain little-known information about life in the state during World War II. The collection is available as part of a two-year digitization project that the State...

State of New Mexico to pay newspaper $360K for legal fees

Jan. 18, 2020 2:08 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state of New Mexico has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a weekly newspaper in Santa Fe that accused former Gov. Susana Martinez of discrimination and violating the state's public records law. Last year's $360,000 settlement to The Santa Fe Reporter became public last week...

In this Dec. 6, 2019 photo, from left,  Zachary DiFonzo of Drexel Hill, Chris Denny of Ocean City and Jack Walsh of Broomall, get behind the controls in the studio at Haverford High School's WHHS radio station in Havertown, Pa. All graduated in 2009 and were involved with the radio station, Denny was the GM. The radio station was celebrating their 70th anniversary and is the oldest non-commercial educational FM station in the United States. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Haverford has nation’s oldest high school radio station

Jan. 18, 2020 11:26 AM EST

HAVERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Deep inside Haverford High School sits WHHS (99.9) FM, a little 10-watt radio station with a 20,000-watt legacy. The impact of the tiny, student-run operation extends well beyond the mile-sized broadcast range that circles the school’s Main Line locale. It shows up in community...