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Seattle media companies appeal police protest subpoena

Aug. 12, 2020 8:01 AM 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of news outlets has appealed to the Washington Supreme Court to block a Seattle Police Department subpoena pursuing unpublished images of protester activity.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...

FILE - This June 28, 2018, file photo provided by the Anne Arundel Police shows Jarrod Ramos in Annapolis, Md. A psychiatrist retained by prosecutors can testify about his evaluation of whether the man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper was legally sane at the time of the attack, a judge ruled Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Ramos has pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible due to mental illness to the June 2018 killings at the Capital Gazette. (Anne Arundel Police via AP, File)

Psychiatrist can present findings in newspaper shooting case

Aug. 11, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A psychiatrist retained by prosecutors can testify about his evaluation of whether a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper was legally sane at the time of the attack, a judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Laura Ripken ruled against a motion by defense attorneys representing...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, supporters of a measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors display banners in support of the bill during a rally at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California newspaper companies would have two more years to comply with a state law requiring them to treat newspaper delivery people like employees rather than contractors, under a bill that took its first step in the Legislature on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California could give newspapers a 2-year labor law reprieve

Aug. 11, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California newspaper companies would have two more years to comply with a state law requiring them to treat newspaper delivery people like employees instead of contractors, under a bill that took its first step in the Legislature on Tuesday. The same bill would require state...

Copies of Apple Daily newspaper with front pages featuring Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, are displayed for sale at a newsstand in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Hong Kong police have arrested Lai and raided the publisher's headquarters, broadening their enforcement of a new security law and raising fears about press freedom in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Hong Kong residents defend free press as China cracks down

Aug. 11, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Last year, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to demand full democracy, many egged on by a tabloid newspaper critical of China's ruling Communist Party. On Tuesday, they lined up at newsstands across the city to buy that same paper, handing over 10 Hong Kong...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, center, who founded local newspaper Apple Daily, is arrested by police officers at his home in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Lai was arrested Monday on suspicion of collusion with foreign powers, his aide said, in the highest-profile use yet of the new national security law Beijing imposed on the city after protests last year. (AP Photo)

Hong Kong newspaper raided, tycoon detained under new law

Aug. 10, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai on Monday, broadening their enforcement of a new national security law and stoking fears of a crackdown on the semi-autonomous region's free press. Police were seen carting away boxes of what they said was evidence at Lai's...

Iran shutters newspaper after expert questions virus numbers

Aug. 10, 2020 8:07 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran shut down a newspaper on Monday after it published remarks by an expert who said the official figures on coronavirus cases and deaths in the country account for only 5% of the real toll, allegations rejected by the Health Ministry. Mohammad Reza Sadi, the editor-in-chief of Jahane...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 7, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT Five to 10 days before power is restored in Connecticut after Isaias? Not acceptable. Not during coronavirus. Hartford Courant Aug. 5 Tropical Storm Isaias was an extraordinary storm, hitting harder and doing...

Judge dismisses Rep. Nunes' lawsuit over Iowa farm story

Aug. 6, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

A federal judge in Iowa has dismissed a lawsuit California Rep. Devin Nunes filed against a major media organization that alleged he was defamed in a magazine story about his family’s Iowa dairy farm. Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, filed the $77.5 million lawsuit in...

FILE - This June 28, 2018, file photo provided by the Anne Arundel Police shows Jarrod Ramos in Annapolis, Md. Lawyers are scheduled to argue about whether a psychologist’s observations about Ramos, who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper, should be heard by jurors who will decide whether he’s criminally responsible because of his mental health. A pretrial hearing set for Wednesday, Aug. 5, relates to the second part of the case against Ramos, who already has pleaded guilty to killing five at the Capital Gazette newspaper in 2018. (Anne Arundel Police via AP, File)

Lawyers argue about psychologist in newspaper attack case

Aug. 5, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Attorneys for a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper argued Wednesday that a psychologist retained by prosecutors should not be able to testify about his observations of the man's jail cell or interviews with jail personnel when jurors consider whether he's not...

FILE - Anne Hathaway presents the award for best actor at the 25th annual Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Hathaway is among this year's inductees into the New Jersey Hall of Fame announced Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Anne Hathaway, John Amos, Eli Manning in NJ Hall of Fame

Aug. 5, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

PALMYRA, N.J (AP) — Super Bowl champion Eli Manning, Grammy Award-winning singer Cissy Houston and “Good Times” actor John Amos are among this year's inductees into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The winners for the Hall's 12th class were announced Wednesday morning. Others known as the...