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Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Sep. 15, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. September 8, 2021. Editorial: Consider COVID tests part of your duty to others Minnesota has prioritized no-cost, convenient options, and regular testing is key to controlling spread. Those who enjoyed...

Polish Senate rejects media bill affecting US-owned company

Sep. 09, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Senate voted on Thursday to reject a media bill seen as targeting a U.S.-owned television network's ability to keep broadcasting independent news that is often critical of the right-wing government. However, the Senate has no power to stop...

Indian police raid homes, question 4 journalists in Kashmir

Sep. 08, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir raided the homes of four journalists on Wednesday, triggering concerns of a further crackdown on press freedom in the disputed region. After the raids in Srinagar, the region’s main city, the four journalists...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Sep. 01, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. August 30, 2021. Editorial: Plans needed to aid refugees While the final numbers probably won’t be released for a while, it’s clear that Wisconsin is playing a significant role in helping Afghan evacuees following the...

UK regulator clears Piers Morgan over comments on Meghan

Sep. 01, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s media regulator on Wednesday cleared TV personality and journalist Piers Morgan of any violations for making comments about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, that drew more than 50,000 viewer complaints, the largest number ever received by the watchdog agency. ...

Family vows to win freedom of US journalist held in Myanmar

Aug. 31, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The parents and brother of an American journalist who has been detained in Myanmar for 100 days vowed Tuesday to never stop working to secure his release. Danny Fenster, 37, is managing editor of Frontier Myanmar, an independent online news outlet based...

Ex-Backpage owners head to trial over alleged sex ads

Aug. 31, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two journalists who founded an alternative weekly newspaper in Phoenix and later created the lucrative classified site Backpage.com are scheduled to go on trial Wednesday on charges of facilitating prostitution and laundering money in what authorities say was a scheme to...

Mexican journalist shot to death in Gulf coast state

Aug. 19, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A radio journalist was shot and killed in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz Thursday, according to his station and state authorities. Jacinto Romero Flores was gunned down in the community of Potrerillo, in the township of Ixtaczoquitlán,...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Aug. 19, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. August 15, 2021. Editorial: Recognition of Margaret Munday long overdue, well-deserved More than half a century after she attended Western Kentucky University and led the charge in integrating the institution as its first...

US granted more grounds to appeal on Assange extradition

Aug. 11, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court on Wednesday granted U.S. authorities permission to expand their grounds for appealing an earlier U.K. court decision to block the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, where he is wanted on espionage charges. District...