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Historic Rhode Island newspapers digitized, available online

Jan. 17, 2021 8:32 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The archives of several historic Rhode Island newspapers have been digitized and are now freely available for researchers, the Providence Public Library and the Rhode Island Historical Society said. The newspapers were digitized with the help of a $250,000 grant from the National...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 16, 2021 10:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Kate Bedingfield, incoming White House communications director; Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and Peter Meijer, R-Mich. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Dr. Anthony Fauci,...

A member of the Pennsylvania Capitol Police stands guard at the entrance to the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. State capitols across the country are under heightened security after the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week.  (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Journalists prepare for protests where they could be targets

Jan. 16, 2021 10:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — While monitoring online chatter about protests at state capitols in advance of next week's presidential inauguration, the Seattle Times came across a chilling description for journalists: soft targets. The phrase drove home the importance of safety precautions being put in place by news...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. There is increasing concern for the safety of journalists covering protests at state capitals across the U.S., and in Washington. Packing a gas mask and helmet has become the new normal. It's starting to look, just a bit, like what foreign correspondents face in the world's conflict zones. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Ex-foreign correspondent reflects on risks for US reporters

Jan. 15, 2021 2:13 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In the summer of 2000, I was among a group of foreign correspondents, photographers and video journalists who went to England to attend a hostile environment-first aid training course. The trainers, all former Royal Marine commandos, taught us how to gingerly probe our way out of a...

University withdraws directive muting Kansas student paper

Jan. 15, 2021 1:21 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The president of Haskell Indian Nations University has walked back a directive instructing the school’s student newspaper editor not to contact any government agency for information while representing the newspaper or “attack” any student, faculty member or staff...

In this image taken from video provided by ABC, Jacob Blake speaks during an interview broadcast on ABC News' Good Morning America on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Blake, who was shot in the back Aug. 23, 2020,  by a white police officer in Wisconsin, triggering several nights of violent protests, said he was prepared to surrender just before the officer opened fire. (ABC News/Good Morning America via AP)

Jacob Blake says he was ready to surrender before being shot

Jan. 14, 2021 7:42 PM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Black man who was shot in the back by a white police officer in Wisconsin, leaving him partially paralyzed and triggering several nights of violent protests, said in an interview broadcast Thursday that he was prepared to surrender just before the officer opened fire. Jacob Blake,...

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Riot? Insurrection? Words matter in describing Capitol siege

Jan. 14, 2021 4:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — At first, viewed from a distance, it was a rally or protest. Then it became an assault, a riot, an insurrection, domestic terrorism or even a coup attempt. The language used by the American media to describe last week's Capitol siege proves one thing whatever your perspective: Words matter....

New publisher named for several Mississippi publications

Jan. 14, 2021 10:32 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Kentucky native who has worked for publications in several states is the new publisher of multiple Mississippi publications owned by Alabama-based Boone Newspapers. Kevin Warren, 50, will lead The Natchez Democrat, Natchez the Magazine, Brookhaven Daily Leader, Brookhaven Magazine,...

UCF intends to fire professor whose tweets created firestorm

Jan. 14, 2021 9:21 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The University of Central Florida plans to terminate a psychology professor over allegations unrelated to his tweets over the summer that many students described as racist. The investigation found that Charles Negy created a “hostile" classroom environment, deterred students...

Zimbabwean journalist Hopwell Chin'ono arrives at the magistrates courts in Harare, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. On Friday, Zimbabwe police arrested the prominent journalist for the third time in six months. Chin’ono posted on his Twitter account that police had picked him from his house and said they were charging him with “communicating falsehoods.”  (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe court denies bail for journalist over false story

Jan. 14, 2021 7:37 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean court has denied bail to prominent journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, who has been in detention for almost a week on accusations of publishing a falsehood. The magistrate ruled that Chin’ono could commit similar crimes if released on bail, citing two other...