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Recent Missouri editorials

Feb. 18, 2020 9:00 AM EST

The Kansas City Star, Feb. 14 The shortest-tenured Missouri governor in modern history is taking a victory lap after the long-awaited conclusion of the campaign finance complaint against him found “there were no reasonable grounds to believe that a violation exists under existing Missouri law” for...

'True Grit' novelist Charles Portis dies at age 86

Feb. 17, 2020 4:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Charles Portis, a favorite among critics and writers for such shaggy dog stories as "Norwood" and "Gringos" and a bounty for Hollywood whose droll, bloody Western "True Grit" was a best-seller twice adapted into Oscar nominated films, died Monday at age 86. Portis, a former...

FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, then FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

McCabe, an ex-FBI official targeted by Trump, not charged

Feb. 15, 2020 12:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have declined to charge former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, closing an investigation into whether the longtime target of President Donald Trump's ire lied to federal officials about his involvement in a news media disclosure, McCabe's legal team said. The...

Turkey court acquits exiled novelist of terror charges

Feb. 14, 2020 8:01 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Friday acquitted journalist and award-winning novelist Asli Erdogan of terrorism-related charges for writing for a pro-Kurdish newspaper that has since been shut-down. Lawyer Erdal Dogan told reporters that the court in Istanbul acquitted the author, who lives in exile in...

This combination of 2020 and 2017 photos shows Katrease Stafford, left, and Aaron Morrison. On Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, The Associated Press announced the two will be joining the AP's Race and Ethnicity team to write about how race intersects with newsworthy topics such as politics, criminal justice, federal policies, the environment, religion, entertainment and sports. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, Courtesy of Quincy G. Ledbetter via AP)

AP hires 2 reporters to cover race, join national team

Feb. 13, 2020 2:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has hired two veteran journalists to join its national reporting team that covers race and ethnicity. Katrease Stafford and Aaron Morrison will join the AP’s Race and Ethnicity team and write about how race intersects with topics such as politics, criminal...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a worker cleans the floor of a temporary hospital with 1,100 beds converted from the Wuhan Sports Center in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Without enough facilities to handle the number of cases of viral infection, Wuhan has been building prefabricated hospitals and converting a gym and other large spaces to house patients and try to isolate them from others. (Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua via AP)

Fall in new cases raises hope in virus outbreak in China

Feb. 12, 2020 3:07 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The number of new cases of the coronavirus in China dropped for a second straight day, health officials said Wednesday in a possible glimmer of hope amid the outbreak that has infected over 45,000 people worldwide and killed more than 1,100. Dr. Mike Ryan, the head of emergencies for the...

Joseph Muscat leaves his office of Castille for the last time, as he goes to the president with his resignation, in Valletta, Malta, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Robert Abela is replacing Muscat as premier after weeks of protests demanding accountability in the investigation of the car bomb slaying of an anti-corruption journalist who targeted his government. (AP Photo/Rene' Rossignaud)

France probes financing around Maltese journalist's killing

Feb. 12, 2020 2:21 PM EST

France's national prosecutors' office opened a preliminary investigation Wednesday of shady French finance trails involving unnamed individuals who are suspected of a role in the killing of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The investigation led by France's Central Office for the Fight...

In this image from video taken Feb. 4, 2020 and released by Chen Qiushi, Chinese citizen journalist Chen Qiushi speaks in front of a convention center-turned makeshift hospital amid a viral epidemic in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.  Armed with smart phones and social media accounts, Chen and other citizen journalists in China are telling stories from the deadly epidemic in their own words, defying the ruling Communist Party's monopoly on information. Chen disappeared last week after garnering millions of views online. (Courtesy of Chen Qiushi via AP)

Virus storytellers challenge China's official narrative

Feb. 11, 2020 3:09 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — After nearly a week of roaming China's epidemic-struck city, filming the dead and the sickened in overwhelmed hospitals, the strain of being hounded by both the new virus and the country's dissent-quelling police started to tell. Chen Qiushi looked haggard and disheveled in his online posts,...

Associated Press newsroom manager Amanda Barrett is photographed in New York on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.   Barrett has been promoted to deputy managing editor, announced Friday, Feb. 7,  by executive editor Sally Buzbee. In her expanded role, Barrett will oversee newsroom talent development, as well as continuing to manage the Nerve Center at AP's New York headquarters.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

AP news hub head Amanda Barrett named deputy managing editor

Feb. 7, 2020 1:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amanda Barrett, a longtime newsroom manager at The Associated Press with years of experience leading innovative journalism and driving the coverage of big stories, has been promoted to deputy managing editor, AP Executive Editor Sally Buzbee announced Friday. In her expanded role, Barrett...

The chamber of the House of Representatives is seen at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, as it is prepared for President Donald Trump to give his State of the Union address Tuesday night.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

White House excludes CNN from Trump session, with no protest

Feb. 4, 2020 5:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The White House excluded CNN on Tuesday from its annual off-the-record briefing with television news personalities prior to the State of the Union address with no public protest from the network or any other journalists who attended. No news organization boycotted the event to show support...