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Axios Media purchased by Cox Enterprises

Aug. 08, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's an old and new media marriage: Axios Media, the digital news site known for its to-the-point blurbs on politics, tech and business, is being acquired by Cox Enterprises, the media conglomerate that owns the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Kelley Blue Book and major...

Russian journalist fined again for war criticism

Jul. 28, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

A former Russian state TV journalist who quit after making an on-air protest of Russia’s war in Ukraine was fined 50,000 rubles ($860) Thursday for discrediting the military. Marina Ovsyannikova was charged under a law, enacted after the Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, that penalizes...

Sorrow in Choco Taco town after summer treat is discontinued

Jul. 26, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

A tech millionaire offered to buy it. A U.S. senator suggested that the government should force manufacturers to make it. But so far, Klondike isn't budging from its plan to discontinue the Choco Taco. Klondike confirmed Tuesday that the summer treat is being pulled...

Nicaragua newspaper says staff have fled the country

Jul. 21, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of Nicaragua’s leading national newspapers announced Thursday on its website that its staff had been forced to flee the country and would continue working from outside Nicaragua. Nicaraguan authorities took control of La Prensa’s offices in August and...

India's top court orders release of jailed Muslim journalist

Jul. 20, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court Wednesday granted bail to a Muslim journalist and ordered his release from jail, more than three weeks after he was detained for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through his tweets. Mohammed Zubair, a co-founder of fact-checking website...

Arson damages Athens building housing Greek media outlets

Jul. 13, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An arson attack on a suburban Athens building that houses the offices of a Greek radio station and newspaper caused significant damage early Wednesday and drew condemnation from political leaders in Greece and elsewhere in the European Union. Explosions were...

Another US appeals court upholds right to record police

Jul. 11, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — People have a right protected by the First Amendment to film police while they work, a Western U.S. appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that concurs with decisions made by six of the nation’s other 12 appeals court. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver...

Alton Brown named president of Chattanooga Times Free Press

Jul. 08, 2022 05:04 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The owner of the Chattanooga Times Free Press has named Alton Brown as the newspaper's president. Nat W. Lea IV, president and chief executive officer of WEHCO Media Inc., announced Brown’s appointment Wednesday. Brown, 59, has served in...

Frank Daniels, ex-AP chair and newspaper publisher, dies

Jun. 30, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Associated Press board chair Frank A. Daniels Jr., who shepherded The News & Observer of Raleigh through an era of political and economic transformation in the New South, died Thursday at age 90. Daniels, whose family owned the North Carolina...

Ressa says Philippine courts to decide Rappler closure order

Jun. 29, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa said her Rappler news website was operating “business as usual” Wednesday and would let Philippine courts decide on a government order to close the outlet critical of the outgoing Duterte administration and its deadly drug...