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Mets' Callaway, Vargas have confrontation with reporter

Jun. 23, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging him during a confrontation in the team's clubhouse after a loss Sunday. The dustup with beat writer Tim Healey of Newsday occurred after the Mets blew a late lead in a 5-3...

Memorial proposed for fallen journalists year after shooting

Jun. 23, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The publisher of a Maryland newspaper where a gunman killed five people last year is pushing for a national monument to fallen journalists. Tribune Publishing Chairman David Dreier announced Sunday that a bipartisan group of lawmakers will introduce legislation this week to establish...

2,000 demonstrate in Moscow against police falsifications

Jun. 23, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — About 2,000 people rallied in Moscow to protest the falsifying of cases by Russian police and the detention of political activists. The demonstration on Sunday, which authorities had sanctioned to take place, was the latest in a series of protests sparked by the arrest this month of a...

Journalist who exposed corruption, wouldn't name source dies

Jun. 22, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Jim Taricani, an award-winning TV reporter who exposed corruption and served a federal sentence for refusing to disclose a source, has died. He was 69. Taricani died Friday at his home in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, said his friend Dyana Koelsch. The cause was kidney failure....

AP names Sally Stapleton to manage new global religion team

Jun. 21, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sally Stapleton, an award-winning editor, photojournalist and newsroom leader, has been tapped to direct global religion coverage for The Associated Press, overseeing a new team that will report on faith and its influence throughout the world. The appointment was announced Friday by Sarah...

A newspaper bucks layoff trend, and hopes readers respond

Jun. 19, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — These days, the news about local news seems relentlessly bad: Newsroom employment, down by nearly half over the past 15 years. Waves of layoffs continuing to hit both traditional newspaper chains and digital news startups. Cities and towns so denuded of coverage that they're...

Media in Russia's south protest journalist's arrest

Jun. 19, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Journalists in southern Russia are protesting the arrest of a newspaper editor on terrorism charges they say were trumped up as part of an official campaign to silence independent media. Abdulmumin Gadzhiev, the religious affairs editor of the independent weekly Chernovik, was arrested Friday...

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

Jun. 18, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

Over 25 hours, one inmate begged for a doctor, screamed "help me," tore a blanket into strips and then killed herself. A guard, nevertheless, reported in a log that all was fine. Another inmate, locked up on a probation violation and suffering from mental illness, threatened to choke herself. A guard told her to...

The Latest: McConnell: US not trying to start war with Iran

Jun. 18, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on developments as the U.S. and Iran edge toward a flashpoint amid escalation in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Trump administration is "certainly not trying to start a war with Iran." The Kentucky Republican...

AP Investigation: Many US jails fail to stop inmate suicides

Jun. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry, pleading and desperate. She'd called every day that past week, begging for help. I need my medicine, she demanded. I have to get out of here! she screamed. Fillmore was in the Duchesne County Jail on a charge of violating...