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FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, of five employees of the Capital Gazette newspaper adorn candles during a vigil across the street from where they were slain in the newsroom in Annapolis, Md.  A judge has ruled Friday, Sept. 18, 2020,  a psychiatrist retained by prosecutors in the case of a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper can testify about whether he believes the gunman was criminally responsible in the sanity phase of his trial.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Judge rules on scope of testimony in newspaper shooting case

Sep. 18, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A psychiatrist retained by prosecutors in the sanity phase of a trial for a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper isn't barred by law from testifying about whether he believes the gunman was criminally responsible, but he can't directly compare him to other mass shooters...

The logo of Australian Associated Press is displayed in its headquarters in Sydney, March 3, 2020. The Australian government has announced Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, a 5 million Australian dollars ($3.7 million) grant to the national news agency as part of pandemic-related assistance to journalism. (Danny Casey/AAP Image/ via AP)

Australia pays $3.7 M to help news agency though pandemic

Sep. 18, 2020 2:53 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Friday announced a 5 million Australian dollars ($3.7 million) grant to the national news agency as part of pandemic-related assistance to regional journalism. Australian Associated Press is critical to media diversity and has consistently...

Miami Herald apologizes for 'racist' insert column

Sep. 17, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Herald is investigating how it published a paid insert with what it called “racist and anti-Semitic commentary” and distributed to readers of its Spanish-language sister paper. The Florida daily’s publisher Aminda Marqués González earlier this week said...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2010 file photo, Vietnam-era whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. Ellsberg, one of the most famous whistleblowers in living memory, came to the defense of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his legal fight to avoid extradition to the United States from Britain, on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. He told London's Central Criminal Court that the pair had “very comparable political opinions.” (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Pentagon Papers leaker comes to the defense of Assange

Sep. 16, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Daniel Ellsberg, one of the most famous whistleblowers in living memory, came to the defense of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday in his legal fight to avoid extradition to the United States from Britain, arguing that the pair had “very comparable political...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with reporters before boarding a plane at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Biden is en route to Kissimmee, Fla., for a campaign event. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Pre-debate, Biden studying Trump's past comments

Sep. 15, 2020 10:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Joe Biden says he’s begun preparing for presidential debates that begin later this month by studying President Donald Trump’s past comments. “I haven’t been doing mock debates very much...

FILE - Journalist Martha Raddatz participates in

Pandemic forces journalists to rethink campaign coverage

Sep. 15, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the coronavirus shutdown began, ABC News' Martha Raddatz figured her plan for a cross-country road trip to meet voters would be shelved, too. Instead, this week Raddatz nears the end of a 6,000-mile journey, where in Ohio she found a man who said President Trump “almost walks on...

Newspaper: Former Alabama lawmaker to plead guilty

Sep. 15, 2020 9:37 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama state senator plans to plead guilty to a misdemeanor campaign finance charge under an agreement that would require him to pay a fine and waive his right to appeal. A plea deal for David Burkette was filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court Monday, the Montgomery...

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 14, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Amarillo Globe-News. September 10, 2020 Pandemic makes support of local United Way more important The ongoing pandemic has had a pronounced impact on virtually every corner of life since March. One segment of the community to feel the effects has been local nonprofit organizations. On one hand, they’ve...

In rural North Carolina, many wait for internet service

Sep. 13, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

YANCEYVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Inside her home off a gravel road in the Prospect Hill community of Caswell County, Liz Mason tries uploading a photograph of tomatoes. Then, she waits. Seconds turn to minutes. Often when this happens, Mason gives up, retreating to the parking lot of the local library for a signal...

In this combination photo, Michael Cohen, left, walks down Madison Avenue on May 4, 2019, in New York and MSNBC television anchor and host of

Maddow beneficiary of scramble for attention by authors

Sep. 10, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's high season for books that pick apart Donald Trump's presidency, and Rachel Maddow is a big beneficiary. MSNBC's prime-time personality reached the second-biggest audience of her career when 5 million viewers tuned in for her Tuesday interview with Michael Cohen about his new book,...