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Murdoch pulls plug on possible merger of News Corp., Fox

Jan. 25, 2023 07:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rupert Murdoch has pulled the plug on a proposal to bring back together his News Corp. and Fox Corp., saying the merger isn't coming at the right time for shareholders. In similar statements Tuesday, the companies said their boards received letters from Murdoch...

Journalist deaths jumped 50% in 2022, led by Ukraine, Mexico

Jan. 24, 2023 10:29 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Killings of journalists around the world jumped by 50% in 2022 compared to the previous year, driven largely by attacks in Ukraine, Mexico and Haiti. According to a report Tuesday by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 67 news...

Moroccan lawmakers denounce European Parliament criticism

Jan. 23, 2023 15:13 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The Moroccan Parliament decided Monday to reconsider its ties with the European Parliament and subject them to a comprehensive evaluation after the EU legislature criticized the state of press freedoms in Morocco. The decision followed an extraordinary joint...

Kuwait's government resigns amid struggle with assembly

Jan. 23, 2023 11:38 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's government resigned on Monday amid a power struggle with the Arab Gulf country's assembly less than four months after parliamentary elections delivered a mandate for change. The state-run KUNA news agency confirmed the resignation, which...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jan. 23, 2023 07:11 AM EST

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. January 18, 2023. Editorial: Iowa Senate change could have chilling effect on public access A change in the Iowa Senate last year appears even more immutable as the opening of the current legislative session revealed a more permanent home for...

News outlets join to oppose gag order in Idaho stabbing case

Jan. 20, 2023 17:43 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Twenty-two regional and national news organizations have formed a coalition to ask a judge to narrow a gag order in the case against a man accused of killing four University of Idaho students. The coalition, which includes The Associated Press, contends that...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 20, 2023 12:23 PM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. January 19, 2023. Editorial: State’s housing crunch grows more urgent As work at the General Assembly gets underway at the start of a new session, lawmakers are taking on any number of major challenges. Health care, education and tax policy...

ABC News' Cecilia Vega appointed '60 Minutes' correspondent

Jan. 19, 2023 13:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Cecilia Vega, more recently ABC’s chief White House correspondent, is joining the CBS TV newsmagazine “60 Minutes.'' Bill Owens, executive producer of “60 Minutes," called Vega a “sensational reporter and storyteller,” in the Thursday announcement. Vega...

Today in History: JAN 19, Lucy gives birth, twice

Jan. 19, 2023 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2023. There are 346 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: In 1953, CBS-TV aired the widely watched episode of “I Love Lucy” in which Lucy Ricardo, played by Lucille Ball,...

As elites arrive in Davos, conspiracy theories thrive online

Jan. 16, 2023 07:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When some of the world’s wealthiest and most influential figures gathered at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting last year, sessions on climate change drew high-level discussions on topics such as carbon financing and sustainable food systems. But an...