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Astros defend decision to restrict reporter from clubhouse

Aug. 23, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Amid criticism from Major League Baseball, the Houston Astros on Thursday defended the team's decision to deny a newspaper reporter access to the clubhouse until after ace pitcher Justin Verlander finished his postgame session with the media. MLB said Wednesday night's incident violated its...

Hispanic journalist group returns Fox News conference money

Aug. 22, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest Hispanic journalist group is rescinding Fox News' sponsorship of its upcoming annual conference in Texas and returning nearly $17,000 to the network in response to a radio host's comments about Latino immigrants. Hugo Balta, president of the National Association of...

Sheriff in conservative county defends free press

Aug. 21, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Journalists are defending a small newspaper after a county attorney asked the sheriff to investigate whether a reporter broke the law by trying repeatedly to get comments from an official for a story. Staffers at the Malheur Enterprise, a weekly newspaper in the remote town of Vale, said...

Former Los Angeles Times columnist awarded nearly $15.5M

Aug. 19, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Monday awarded nearly $15.5 million to a former sports columnist for The Los Angeles Times who said he was forced out of his job because of age and health discrimination. The award is more than twice the $7.1 million that T.J. Simers initially won in 2015. The Times appealed...

New Orleans: Pilot told tower of problems before plane crash

Aug. 17, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The pilot of a small plane in a deadly crash near New Orleans' Lakefront Airport radioed the control tower shortly after takeoff about unspecified problems and sought clearance to return, federal investigators said Saturday. The pilot and an award-winning television journalist aboard...

CNN's Ward says intimidation effort made on Russia story

Aug. 16, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Clarissa Ward says her story this week about Russian involvement in the Central African Republic came with a price: she was trailed during her reporting and made the subject of a 15-minute propaganda video denigrating her work. Ward said she was shaken by the experience but it...

Media chiefs slam Australian press freedom curbs

Aug. 13, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's tarnished reputation as a bastion of press freedom came under further attack on Tuesday, with media executives telling a parliamentary inquiry there are many laws that criminalize journalism in a country plagued by an air of official secrecy. The comments came at the start of an...

Joseph White, former AP sports writer, dies at 56

Aug. 11, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Joseph White, known for finding unique ways to write about sports and other topics during an award-winning career at The Associated Press, has died at age 56. White died Saturday, according to Jonathan Hines of the Coffman Funeral Home in Staunton, Virginia, where White was enjoying a...

New Australian rules for police investigating leaks to media

Aug. 9, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Friday told police to consider the importance of a free and open press when investigating leaked documents after raids on journalists' offices and a home in June sparked outrage about suppression of free speech. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said...

Conservative think tank sues Wisconsin's Evers over access

Aug. 7, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative think tank has filed a federal lawsuit against Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, alleging he violated the First Amendment rights of staff members who were denied access to a press briefing and kept off an advisory list sent to other reporters. The MacIver Institute...