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In this Monday Feb. 24, 2020 photo, released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, the head of Iran's counter-coronavirus task force, Iraj Harirchi, left, speaks at a press briefing with government spokesman Ali Rabiei, in Tehran, Iran. Harirchi, has tested positive for the virus himself, authorities announced Tuesday, amid concerns the outbreak may be far wider than officially acknowledged. The announcement regarding Harirchi came after the news conference seeking to minimize the danger posed by the outbreak. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Iran says official who played down virus fears is infected

Feb. 25, 2020 1:35 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of an Iranian government task force on the coronavirus who had urged the public not to overreact about its spread has tested positive for the illness himself, authorities said Tuesday, as new cases emanating from the country rapidly emerged across the Middle...

In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 photo, Charlene Esserman, 90, poses at her home in Coconut Grove, Fla. Esserman and her husband, Ron Esserman, are donating $2.5 million in partnership with Knight Foundation, Miami Foundation to fund local investigative journalism. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)

Family donates $2.5 million to fund investigative journalism

Feb. 25, 2020 11:36 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami family is pledging $2.5 million to help fund investigative journalism in South Florida. Ron and Charlene Esserman established The Esserman Family Fund for Investigative Journalism at the Miami Foundation on Monday, the Miami Herald reported. The family's gift, along with contributions...

Finalists announced for J. Anthony Lukas book prizes

Feb. 25, 2020 7:59 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Books on Silicon Valley, the criminal justice system and the 2015 massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina are among the finalists for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. The $10,000 award, announced Tuesday by the Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman...

This April 11, 2019 photo provided by the Phoenix Police Department shows Warren Jose's bullet-riddled Chevy Trailblazer, left, facing two unmarked pickup trucks driven by plainclothes Homeland Security Investigations agents in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix, Ariz. The suspect's SUV spun 180 degrees after crashing into a truck driven by a n HSI agent and then was rammed head-on by another HSI truck attempting to stop it. The shooting although extreme, was not an isolated incident. Since 2011, there have been at least 13 shootings involving HSI agents, most of them in 2018-19, according to an investigation by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism. (Phoenix Police Department via AP)

Agents' shootings escape scrutiny, use-of-force reforms

Feb. 24, 2020 7:17 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — First came the crash, reverberating off the walls of the retirement community like a “mini atom bomb,” then a barrage of gunfire shattered the desert morning calm. Neighbors working in their garages and gardens scrambled for cover, as rounds ripped through metal and cut into...

In this Jan. 20, 2020 photo, Robert Julian Stone looks over his medical records in his home in Palm Springs, Calif. Stone, a former University of Michigan student, alleges that the late University of Michigan Athletic Department physician Robert E. Anderson sexually assaulted him during a medical examination in 1971. (Kim Kozlowski/Detroit News via AP)

Victims turn to media to expose sex abuse by college doctors

Feb. 24, 2020 7:04 PM EST

Robert Julian Stone was tired of waiting, afraid that complaints of sexual abuse at the hands of a former University of Michigan doctor would be covered up. So five months after contacting the university to report that he'd been assaulted during a 1971 medical exam — and after learning there were more...

Nonprofit picks attorney to defend Tennessee news media

Feb. 24, 2020 4:27 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A nonprofit funding pro bono legal services for local news organizations in five states has picked an attorney to help defend the right to gather and report the news in Tennessee. The Local Legal Initiative of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press announced that Paul...

Judge says state courts must offer timely access to filings

Feb. 23, 2020 6:22 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that the First Amendment guarantees a qualified right to access newly filed civil lawsuits on the day they are filed. The judge also declared Friday that state court officials in Norfolk and Prince William County deprived a court news service of...

People attend a commemoration in Kosice, Slovakia, Friday Feb. 21, 2020, to mark the second anniversary of the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee. Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova were shot dead in their home. The killings triggered major street protests and a political crisis that led to the dismissal of the national police chief and the government's collapse. (Roman Hanc/TASR via AP)

Slovaks mark anniversary of slayings of journalist, fiancee

Feb. 21, 2020 1:31 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Thousands of people rallied in Bratislava and across Slovakia on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee. Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova were shot dead in their home on Feb. 21, 2018. The killings prompted major...

FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. The photo was part of a series of images by photographer David J. Phillip which won the Thomas V. diLustro best portfolio award for 2019 given out by the Associated Press Sports Editors during their annual winter meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Coverage of track coach's ban wins AP story of the year

Feb. 21, 2020 12:51 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Associated Press national writer Eddie Pells won two awards, including story of the year, in the annual sports journalism contest judged by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Pells’ story on the investigation leading to track coach Alberto Salazar’s four-year...

Ex-intelligence official pleads to leaking Top Secret info

Feb. 20, 2020 3:55 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former counterterrorism analyst pleaded guilty Thursday to leaking classified information to two journalists, including one he was dating. Henry Kyle Frese, 31, of Philadelphia, held a top-secret clearance when he worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency. He pleaded guilty...