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Can we talk? Gannett promotes effort at bridging gaps

Jun. 18, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The conversation between Brian Roy and Brian Webb felt, at first, like a blind date. In the same way, the people who brought them together hope that it's the start of something. They were participants in an effort backed by the media company Gannett to...

Myanmar extends detention of US journalist Danny Fenster

Jun. 18, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar extended the detention of American journalist Danny Fenster for another two weeks Thursday, while the U.S. State Department urged that it be granted consular access to him. Online news and business magazine Frontier Myanmar, where...

Illinois APME announces winners in 2020 newspaper contest

Jun. 15, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Winners have been announced in the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors 2020 newspaper contest. The awards were announced on May 7 during a virtual event held by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors during the annual convention of the Illinois...

A guide to the US military guns most often lost or stolen

Jun. 15, 2021 02:46 AM EDT

An Associated Press investigation has found that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen during the 2010s. Civilians later used some of the missing weapons in violent crimes. To reach its total, AP culled criminal investigations, court records and...

Justice Department to tighten rules on seizing Congress data

Jun. 15, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will tighten its rules around obtaining records from members of Congress, Attorney General Merrick Garland said, amid revelations the department under former President Donald Trump had secretly seized records from Democrats and members of the media. ...

News executives protest Trump-era probe with Garland

Jun. 14, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives from CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post met Monday with Attorney General Merrick Garland to protest the Trump-era Justice Department's efforts to seize phone and email records of journalists. After the hourlong meeting in...

Justice Department to tighten rules on seizing Congress data

Jun. 14, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will tighten its rules around obtaining records from members of Congress, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday, amid revelations the department under former President Donald Trump had secretly seized records from Democrats and members of the...

New news channel launches in UK and wants to shake things up

Jun. 14, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A new news channel launched on British television on Sunday evening with the aim of shaking up a media landscape that it claims has become an echo chamber for metropolitan elites. GB News, which is positioning itself as a rival to the BBC and Sky News,...

AP source: Justice Dept secretly subpoenaed McGahn’s records

Jun. 13, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple informed former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn and his wife that the Justice Department had subpoenaed information about accounts belonging to them in 2018, a person familiar with the matter said Sunday, days after two House lawmakers disclosed they, too, had...

Justice Dept., Congress probing Trump seizures of Dems' data

Jun. 11, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's internal watchdog launched an investigation Friday after revelations that former President Donald Trump's administration secretly seized phone data from at least two House Democrats as part of an aggressive leaks probe. Democrats called the...