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Cambodian PM sues opposition leader in French court

Aug. 20, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has filed a defamation lawsuit in French court against his longtime political enemy Sam Rainsy, a lawyer for the Southeast Asian leader said Tuesday. Paris-based Luc Brossollet confirmed to The Associated Press by phone a report by the Cambodia's...

Federal rule could end Colorado food assistance for families

Aug. 19, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A proposed federal rule could end food assistance for about 33,000 people in Colorado, including 11,000 children, a report said. Potential regulation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture could terminate free or reduced-price lunches and lower the food stamp earnings limit by thousands of...

New publisher named for GateHouse newspaper in NC

Aug. 15, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The group publisher of four Gatehouse Media newspapers in eastern North Carolina is adding a fifth publication to his responsibilities. The Fayetteville Observer reports that Mike Distelhorst was named its publisher on Wednesday as part of a consolidation effort by GateHouse. He...

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...

The Latest: Accuser at center of released files speaks out

Aug. 10, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 11:20 p.m. The Jeffrey Epstein accuser who filed a since-settled lawsuit against Epstein's ex-girlfriend says she's grateful he will never harm anyone again, but is angry there will be no chance he answers for his conduct....

Nektar, DXC Technology plunge; Yelp, News Corp rise

Aug. 9, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Symantec Corp. (SYMC), up 7 cents at $22.99 The security software company is selling its enterprise security unit to chipmaker Broadcom for $10.7 billion. DXC Technology Co. (DXC), down $15.74 at $35.91 The information technology...

Guam's ex-archbishop shielded culture of clergy sex abuse

Aug. 9, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

AGAT, Guam (AP) — Walter Denton wanted to grow up to be just like Father Tony Apuron, until the night he says the parish priest raped him in a church rectory. The pastor sent the sobbing 13-year-old altar boy away with a warning: "If you say anything to anybody, no one will believe you." Denton told his...

Families struggling to cope after mass shootings

Aug. 9, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

Some of the victims were old, some were young. They included teachers, immigrants, a retired iron worker, a business owner, and longtime spouses. Now, their relatives and friends are struggling to go on after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Some funerals already have been held, and more...

The Latest: Company stands by anti-Kushner bias accusation

Aug. 8, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit accusing Jersey City of political bias against real estate companies associated with White House adviser Jared Kushner (all times local): 7:15 p.m. A real estate company is reacting to a judge's ruling dismissing a claim that Jersey City breached agreements...

Report: Facebook offering 'millions' to publishers for news

Aug. 8, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is reportedly in talks with news publishers to offer "millions of dollars" for the rights to publish their material on its site. The move follows years of criticism over its growing monopolization of online advertising to the detriment of the struggling news industry. The Wall...