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Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Illinois newspapers

Feb. 18, 2020 4:43 PM EST

February 17, 2020 Chuicago Sun-Times Who can keep sham candidates for screwing up elections? You In just about every election, you come across sham candidates. These are candidates whose names are put on the ballot for the sole purpose of drawing votes from somebody else. They don’t campaign or raise money...

US designates 5 Chinese media outlets as foreign missions

Feb. 18, 2020 4:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday designated five state-run Chinese news outlets that operate in the United States as “foreign missions,” requiring them to register their properties and employees in the U.S. The move comes amid growing U.S. concerns about efforts by...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018, file photo Kenan Thompson presents the award for outstanding drama series at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Thompson of “Saturday Night Live” and Hasan Minhaj of Netflix’s “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” will headline this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner which takes place April 25, 2020. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

White House correspondents' dinner returns to comedic roots

Feb. 18, 2020 2:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedians are making their return to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner after last year's hiatus. Kenan Thompson of “Saturday Night Live” and Hasan Minhaj of Netflix’s “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” will headline this year’s dinner,...

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...

An employee of a local television channel shows a picture of slain journalist Aziz Memon on his mobile, after a demonstration to condemn his killing, in Hyderabad, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The body of Memon was found dumped in a canal just hours after he went missing while on his way to work, police said Monday. His family said he was brutally killed but that they have no idea who was behind the slaying. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)

Body of Pakistani reporter found hours after he went missing

Feb. 17, 2020 7:29 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The body of a slain Pakistani journalist was found dumped in a canal just hours after he went missing while on his way to work, police said Monday. His family said he was brutally killed but that they have no idea who was behind the slaying. The 56-year-old Aziz Memon had worked...

Veteran Cleveland newsman to become top Plain Dealer editor

Feb. 16, 2020 11:24 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Plain Dealer in Cleveland will get a new editor in chief as its current editor moves to a role with the newspaper's sister company. Managing editor Tim Warsinskey will take over the top editing job on March 1. He succeeds George Rodrigue, who has been editor for five years....

Woman pens book about life as a black woman in journalism

Feb. 16, 2020 12:02 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It’s hard to be anything but a leader when you can’t see someone to follow. That’s the situation Wanda Smalls Lloyd found herself in as an aspiring journalist, a gifted young woman of color trying to be a part of daily newspapers that were dominated by white...

State police ordered to undergo training on public records

Feb. 15, 2020 11:25 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police improperly withheld video of a high-speed car chase requested by a newspaper and must undergo training on releasing public records promptly, the state Freedom of Information Commission has ruled. A hearing officer for the commission found that state police...

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...