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Illinois AP Media Editors announces 2021 journalism awards

Aug. 12, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Margaret Holt, a former editor at the Chicago Tribune, was named Friday the 2022 Lincoln League honoree during the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors Awards presentations at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield. Holt finished her career...

At 75, India’s democracy is under pressure like never before

Aug. 12, 2022 09:20 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Aug. 5 demonstrations by India’s main opposition Congress party against soaring food prices and unemployment began like any other recent protest — an electorally weak opposition taking to the New Delhi streets against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s massively popular...

Indiana Rep. Walorski's work called "mission" during funeral

Aug. 11, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Political leaders on Thursday honored Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana as a determined advocate for her beliefs during a funeral after she and three other people were killed in a highway crash last week. Numerous members of Congress were among...

Bream selected as Fox Sunday host; Wallace gets CNN show

Aug. 11, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shannon Bream, a Fox News Channel veteran who is the network's chief legal correspondent, is the new anchor of the “Fox News Sunday” political talk show, filling a role left vacant when Chris Wallace left last December. Meanwhile, CNN said Thursday that...

Russian reporter put under house arrest over war criticism

Aug. 11, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

A court in Russia on Thursday ordered a former state TV journalist placed under house arrest for nearly two months pending an investigation and potential trial on charges of spreading false information about Russia’s armed forces. Marina Ovsyannikova was charged over a street...

Russian journalist detained, charged over war criticism

Aug. 10, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

Russian authorities detained a former state TV journalist who quit after staging an on-air protest against Moscow’s war in Ukraine and charged her Wednesday with spreading false information about Russia’s armed forces, according to her lawyer. Marina Ovsyannikova was charged over...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Aug. 10, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. August 9, 2022. Editorial: Jim Oakley is a legend in Alabama politics Alegend in Alabama newspaper, educational, and political lore, Jim Oakley of Centreville, turned 87 last month. Jim is known statewide as the legendary owner, publisher,...

US: Syrian government is holding American journalist Tice

Aug. 10, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday the U.S. is certain that the Syrian government is holding American journalist Austin Tice, who went missing in the war-torn country a decade ago. He urged Damascus to help bring Tice back home. Biden’s comments came in a statement...

Pakistan arrests close aide to ex-PM Khan on treason charge

Aug. 09, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police Tuesday arrested a prominent politician from the party of former Prime Minister Imran Khan for allegedly attempting to incite soldiers to revolt against the top military leadership. The arrest of Shahbaz Gill, chief of staff at Khan's...

Hamas issues, then rescinds, sweeping rules on Gaza coverage

Aug. 09, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers issued sweeping new restrictions on journalists after the recent conflict there, but then rescinded them, a group representing foreign media in Israel and the Palestinian territories said Tuesday. Palestinians who work with...