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San Francisco PD omitted that raid target was a journalist

Jul. 23, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Investigators seeking a court order to search a man's cellphone records to find out who leaked a report on the death of a San Francisco public defender failed to clearly tell a judge the target was a freelance journalist, documents unsealed Tuesday revealed. The journalist, Bryan...

AP hires Alison Kodjak as DC investigations editor

Jul. 23, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak, an award-winning reporter and editor, will join The Associated Press as its Washington investigations editor. Kodjak, currently a health policy correspondent at National Public Radio, will manage a team of investigative reporters in Washington and work with colleagues across the AP to do...

5 things you may not know about Boris Johnson, UK's next PM

Jul. 23, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Here are five things you may not know about Boris Johnson, who is set to become Britain's next prime minister on Wednesday: HE HASN'T ALWAYS BEEN SO CONFIDENT While Johnson is known for his booming voice, boisterous behavior and creative use of language (including Latin and Greek), he was...

Georgia Sports Writers Awards

Jul. 22, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Winners of the 2018 Georgia Sports Writers Association contest. All were recognized at the organization's annual meeting in Lawrenceville, Georgia, on Sunday: DIVISION I Best Event Story On Deadline - Pro/College Sports 1. Travis Jaudon, Savannah Morning News (Ga. Southern wins...

AP names Andrew Drake as deputy news director for Africa

Jul. 17, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Associated Press on Wednesday named an award-winning video producer with years of experience leading coverage in Africa as its deputy news director for Africa. Andrew Drake, who currently is a video assignment editor in London, will assume his new role next month. He will be based at the...

Man arrested in slaying of 75-year-old community activist

Jul. 16, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

The suspect in the slaying of a community leader who founded Baton Rouge's African American history museum was a tenant who owed her back rent, authorities said Tuesday. Ronn Jermaine Bell, 38, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder, city Police Chief Murphy J. Paul told news reporters. Bell is...

Pakistani journalists hold protests to denounce censorship

Jul. 16, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani journalists held nationwide protests Tuesday to denounce rampant censorship by the country's powerful security services, massive layoffs due to budget cuts and months-long delays in payments of their wages. The rallies, dubbed Day of Protests, were spearheaded by the...

GOP won't fully rebuke Trump attacks on women lawmakers

Jul. 15, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans found themselves unwilling Monday to swiftly and unequivocally rebuke President Donald Trump's attack on progressive women of color in Congress, almost ensuring no real fallout from his party in Congress. Some Republicans spoke up against Trump's suggestion that the women...

Glenn Greenwald becomes focus of Brazil press freedom debate

Jul. 12, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Several weeks after publishing explosive reports about a key member of Brazil's far-right government, U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald was called before a congressional committee to face hostile questions. "Who should be judged, convicted and in prison is the journalist!" shouted...

Pro-KKK editor out at Alabama newspaper

Jul. 11, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The longtime owner and editor of a small Alabama newspaper that called for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan has sold the publication and retired, months after igniting a firestorm with the editorial, the new owner said. Goodloe Sutton, 80, no longer has any role with The...