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Nonprofit funds lawyers to defend news media in 5 states

Jan. 21, 2020 3:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A nonprofit press freedom group announced on Tuesday that it would provide pro bono legal services in five states to help local news organizations defend their right to gather and report the news. The Local Legal Initiative of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will...

In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, attends the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from the collection of her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angola's foreign minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

Allegations bite into business of 'Africa's richest woman'

Jan. 21, 2020 1:59 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese bank EuroBic said it will stop doing business with companies and people linked to its main shareholder Isabel dos Santos after an investigation accused the billionaire daughter of Angola’s former ruler of murky dealings. The International Consortium of...

Victim of fatal crash identified as high school student

Jan. 21, 2020 12:40 PM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The victim of a fiery traffic crash in Connecticut last week was identified by his school Tuesday as a 17-year-old high school senior. Liam Declan Devine was the victim of the crash Friday on Interstate 84 in Newtown, Immaculate High School in Danbury posted on its Facebook page....

Riot police fire rubber bullets against anti-government protesters, during ongoing protests against the political elites who have ruled the country for decades, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Lebanese security forces used tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets in clashes with hundreds of anti-government protesters outside the country's Parliament on Sunday, as violence continued to escalate in a week of rioting in the capital. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

American journalist freed in Lebanon after questioning

Jan. 21, 2020 11:26 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — An American freelance journalist who was detained in Lebanon on suspicion of broadcasting live footage of protests to an Israeli news outlet has been released, the journalist said Tuesday. Nicholas Frakes, 24, told The Associated Press he was released from nearly two days in detention after...

Riot police stand guard during clashes with anti-government protesters, during ongoing protests against the political elites who have ruled the country for decades, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Lebanese security forces used tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets in clashes with hundreds of anti-government protesters outside the country's Parliament on Sunday, as violence continued to escalate in a week of rioting in the capital. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Lebanese officials vow to step up security after riots

Jan. 20, 2020 12:59 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's top security officials vowed Monday to crack down on vandalism after a week of rioting in Beirut that left hundreds of people injured and damaged public and private property — violence that comes against the backdrop of a deepening political deadlock. The announcement...

State of New Mexico to pay newspaper $360K for legal fees

Jan. 18, 2020 2:08 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state of New Mexico has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a weekly newspaper in Santa Fe that accused former Gov. Susana Martinez of discrimination and violating the state's public records law. Last year's $360,000 settlement to The Santa Fe Reporter became public last week...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo a microphone stands at the entrance to a secure area during a closed-door interview with David Holmes, a career diplomat and the political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Labor Department will begin restricting news organizations' use of economic data by barring computers from the rooms where reporters receive such data before its public release, department officials announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Labor Department limits news outlets' use of embargoed data

Jan. 16, 2020 5:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department will begin restricting news organizations' use of economic data by barring computers from the rooms where reporters receive such data before its public release, department officials announced Thursday. The early access to embargoed data allows news services to prepare...

Egypt releases four, days after raid on Turkish media outlet

Jan. 16, 2020 2:27 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities released four people Thursday, including two Egyptian journalists, arrested in a police raid on the Cairo bureau of Turkey's state-run news agency, a judicial official said. Turkey's Anadolu agency said Wednesday four of its staff members, including a Turkish citizen, were...

This Dec. 2008 photo courtesy of J.B. Diederich shows J.B.'s father Bernard Diederich in Martinborough, New Zealand. Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a longtime journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at his home in his adopted homeland of Haiti. He was 93. (J.B. Diederich via AP)

Longtime Caribbean journalist Bernard Diederich dead at 93

Jan. 16, 2020 12:20 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bernard “Bernie” Diederich, a longtime journalist in the Caribbean region who braved dictators and disasters, has died in his adopted homeland of Haiti. He was 93. His oldest son, J.B. Diederich, said the man who covered civil wars, coups, earthquakes and hurricanes across...

In this file picture taken on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, Marian Kocner the suspected mastermind in the slaying of an investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova, who were shot dead in their home on Feb. 21, 2018, is escorted by armed police officers from a courtroom after a trial session in Pezinok, Slovakia. Zoltan Andrusko, a middleman in the murders, testified at court on Tuesday Jan. 14. 2020, that he contracted the killing at the request of Kocner. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek/File)

Middleman in killing of Slovak journalist points finger

Jan. 14, 2020 2:49 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A man who has admitted to arranging the murder of an investigative journalist and his fiancee in Slovakia told a court Tuesday that he did so at the behest of local businessman Marian Kocner. Zoltan Andrusko told a court in the town of Pezinok, north of the capital Bratislava,...