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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, freelance journalist Bryan Carmody attends a panel event held by the Society of Professional Journalists in San Francisco. San Francisco police have agreed to uphold press protections as part of a settlement with a freelance journalist whose home and office were raided by police a year ago in a bid to root out a confidential source. (AP Photo/Juliet Williams, File)

Police to acknowledge press protections after disputed raid

May. 26, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police have acknowledged the need to uphold press protections as part of a settlement with a freelance journalist whose home and office were raided by police a year ago in a bid to root out a confidential source. Police seized the computers, phones and cameras of...

FILE - In this March 27, 1962, file photo, President John F. Kennedy, left, receives a silver bowl from William J. Small, with station WHAS in Louisville, Ky., in a Washington ceremony. Small, representing the Radio-TV News Directors Association, presented the bowl at the conclusion of an

William Small, 'hero to journalism' at CBS, NBC, dies at 93

May. 25, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime broadcast news executive William J. Small, who led CBS News' Washington coverage during the civil rights movement, Vietnam War and Watergate and was later president of NBC News and United Press International, died Sunday, CBS News said. He was 93. Small, whose career spanned from...

Federal agencies move to increase Alaska hunting, trapping

May. 22, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two federal agencies took steps to increase hunting and trapping on several national preserves in Alaska and in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in separate statements this week that the actions are designed to...

A medical worker takes a swab from a foreign reporter who was selected to cover the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) for the coronavirus test, at a hotel in Beijing, Thursday, May 21, 2020. China is strictly limiting the number of journalists who can cover its ongoing legislative session because of the coronavirus outbreak.  (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China congress precautions now include virus tests for media

May. 22, 2020 6:13 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — At 5:40 a.m. on an overcast morning, I was on my way to cover the opening of China’s biggest political gathering of the year when we ran into that rarest of sights in the age of coronavirus. “Wow! A traffic jam at this hour of the day?” the driver exclaimed, tapping the...

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2007 file photo, William Keating, former Cincinnati Enquirer publisher, holds one of the final Kentucky Post newspapers off the press in Cincinnati. The former congressman and newspaper executive has died on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 according to his family. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)

News executive, ex-US Rep William Keating remembered warmly

May. 21, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bill Keating is remembered widely as gentlemanly, considerate and modest. Underneath that genial exterior was a fiercely competitive and driven athlete, lawyer, politician and news executive. He was highly successful in all those fields. Keating, who died Wednesday at age 93, was an...

ACLU files lawsuit against Puerto Rico's 'fake news' laws

May. 20, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday it is representing two journalists in challenging Puerto Rico laws that make it a crime to share information about emergencies on the island that the U.S. territory’s government considers “fake news.” The...

FILE - In this  Jan. 9, 2020 file photo, a DirectTV dish stands on home in the Catia neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela. AT&T, one of the last major American companies still operating in Venezuela, said Tuesday, May 19, 2020 it will immediately abandon Venezuela’s pay TV market, as U.S. sanctions prohibit its DirecTV platform from broadcasting channels that it is required to carry by the Venezuelan government, making it impossible to comply with the legal requirements of both countries. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)

AT&T quits Venezuela as US sanctions force it to defy Maduro

May. 19, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — AT&T said Tuesday it will immediately ditch Venezuela's pay TV market as U.S. sanctions prohibit its DirecTV platform from broadcasting channels that it is required to carry by the socialist administration of Nicolás Maduro. The Dallas-based company's closing of its Venezuela unit is...

Montana utility regulators sue media over records request

May. 12, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Public Service Commission is asking a judge to determine what records it should make public in response to media requests for information about the release of a commissioner's emails to a right-wing media website earlier this year. Justin Kraske, the attorney for the PSC,...

A barber and a male customer wear face masks during a haircut at a barber shop on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in Singapore. Singapore has allowed selected businesses such as traditional Chinese medicine medical halls, home-based establishments, food manufacturing, selected food retail outlets, laundry services, traditional barbers and pet supplies to reopen May 12 in a cautious rollback of a two-month partial lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections in the city-state. (AP Photo/Royston Chan)

The Latest: Singapore loosens coronavirus restrictions

May. 12, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Singapore loosens coronavirus restrictions. — South...

Poland's ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski, left, and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, center, wearing masks, pray at the monument to the late President Lech Kaczynski, the party leader's twin, killed with 95 others in a plane crash April 10, 2010 in Russia, in Warsaw, Poland Sunday, May 10, 2020. Poland was to hold presidential election Sunday but the anti-coronavirus lockdown and political infighting made it impossible and there is no voting. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poland's presidential election to be held within 74 days

May. 10, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's top electoral body gave the speaker of parliament 14 days to set a new date for presidential elections that were to have been held Sunday but were suspended amid debate over how voting could be done during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The election must be held within 60...