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Pipeline documents case headed to North Dakota high court

Dec. 01, 2021 15:57 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A legal battle is headed to North Dakota's Supreme Court over access to thousands of documents related to the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the company that oversaw security during construction. Pipeline developer Energy Transfer and...

Belarus' oldest newspaper is banned as extremist

Nov. 23, 2021 16:14 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' oldest newspaper was banned on the 115th anniversary of its founding Tuesday, the latest move in the government's relentless crackdown on independent media in the ex-Soviet nation. The Nasha Niva newspaper was outlawed as extremist by the...

Armenian PM: Hotline with Azerbaijan set up after clashes

Nov. 23, 2021 15:30 PM EST

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia has reached an agreement with Azerbaijan to establish a hotline between their defense chiefs after last week's deadly clashes on their border, the Armenian prime minister said Tuesday. Nikol Pashinyan said during an online news conference...

1 dead, 2 injured in early-morning crash in Omaha

Nov. 23, 2021 10:42 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — One person is dead and two others are seriously injured after a pre-dawn crash in Omaha. The two-vehicle accident happened just before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at 120th and Blondo streets. Police found newspapers scattered at the site and believe one of the...

Former Netanyahu aide testifies in ex-PM's corruption trial

Nov. 22, 2021 14:22 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A ex-aide to Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday took the stand in the former Israeli prime minister's corruption trial, describing his boss as a “control freak” who was obsessed with the way he and his family were portrayed in the media. Nir Hefetz, a...

Independent websites team up to boost rural journalism

Nov. 18, 2021 11:11 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Several independent websites are joining forces to create a network for news about rural America, hoping to fill a void created in areas hit hard by the shrinking media industry of the past two decades. The Rural News Network will begin early next year...

Russia puts prominent Pussy Riot member on wanted list

Nov. 15, 2021 08:53 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Monday added Pyotr Verzilov, a prominent member of the protest group Pussy Riot, to the government's wanted list, in the latest step to turn up the pressure on opposition activists and independent media. Verzilov, a publisher of...

Man sets himself on fire to protest court verdict in Iran

Nov. 14, 2021 14:38 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A 65-year-old man has died after he set himself on fire in central province of Markazi when a court issued a verdict against him in dispute with his employer. YJC.ir, a news website affiliated to the Iran’s state TV, is reporting that the man set...

Miami mayor says residents will get cryptocurrency proceeds

Nov. 11, 2021 17:57 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Miami's mayor says he plans to distribute the proceeds from the city's cryptocurrency to residents. Mayor Francis Suarez said Thursday during an interview with a cryptocurrency news site that he was planning to convert the millions of dollars in proceeds...

Myanmar court hears final arguments in case of US journalist

Nov. 10, 2021 11:58 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar on Wednesday heard closing arguments in the case of Danny Fenster, a U.S. journalist jailed in Myanmar for more than five months on charges of breaking security laws, his lawyer said. Lawyer Than Zaw Aung said the court in the city of...