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Michigan newspaper sues school district over transparency

Jan. 26, 2020 3:36 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan newspaper has sued Traverse City Area Public Schools for allegedly disregarding transparency laws related to the unexpected resignation of the former superintendent. The lawsuit f iled Friday by the Traverse City Record-Eagle alleged the district misused closed...

Director Bryan Fogel, left, and Hatice Cengiz pose for a portrait to promote the film

Khashoggi documentary 'The Dissident' lands at Sundance

Jan. 25, 2020 6:14 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A searing documentary about the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi made its anticipated debut at the Sundance Film Festival, unveiling a detailed investigation into the Saudi Arabia regime and the companies and governments that do business with it. Bryan...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a visit to an anti-narcotics police base in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends its reporter

Jan. 25, 2020 5:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out in anger Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she asked him in an interview about Ukraine. In a direct and personal attack, America's chief diplomat said the journalist had “lied” to him and...

Editor of Oklahoma journalism nonprofit announces retirement

Jan. 24, 2020 5:06 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The executive editor of the nonprofit journalism corporation Oklahoma Watch announced on Friday his plan to retire later this year. David Fritze thanked his staff and donors in an email to supporters. “Oklahoma Watch has made a difference for the better, convincingly showing...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020 file photo, night falls on the Capitol, in Washington. For many Americans, how they feel about issues raised during President Donald Trump's impeachment has much to do with where they get their news. That's among the findings of a study out Friday, Jan. 24,  by the Pew Research Center.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Study links impeachment beliefs to regular news diets

Jan. 24, 2020 10:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For many Americans, how they feel about issues raised during President Donald Trump's impeachment has much to do with where they get their news. A study released Friday by the Pew Research Center illustrated these tendencies, along with the growing Republican suspicion of media sources...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018 file photo, state Sen. Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, looks over a newspaper during a break in the Senate session, in Sacramento, Calif. Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, announced Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 that she has introduced legislation exempting freelance writers and newspaper carriers from a broad new California law requiring that many be treated as employees rather than independent contractors. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Bills may exempt freelancers, newspapers from California law

Jan. 23, 2020 4:03 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Freelance writers and newspaper carriers would be exempted from a broad new California labor law requiring that many be treated as employees rather than independent contractors, under legislation announced Thursday by a state senator. The measures face an uphill battle in part...

Michelle Carter leaves the Bristol County jail, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Dartmouth, Mass., after serving most of a 15-month manslaughter sentence for urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in 2014. The 23-year-old, released three months early for good behavior, will serve five years of probation. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Michelle Carter, of texting suicide case, freed from jail

Jan. 23, 2020 2:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Michelle Carter, the woman convicted of manslaughter for urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself in text messages that included, "Just do it, babe," was released from jail Thursday after more than three months was shaved from her sentence for good behavior. Carter, 23, walked out of the...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Jeff Bezos attends the premiere of

Saudi crown prince's WhatsApp linked to Bezos phone hack

Jan. 22, 2020 5:44 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The cellphone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was hacked in what appeared to be an attempt by Saudi Arabia's crown prince to "influence, if not silence" the newspaper's reporting on the kingdom, two U.N. human rights experts said Wednesday. The U.N....

Former Montana lawmaker Neill drops out of governor's race

Jan. 22, 2020 11:35 AM EST

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Former state lawmaker Reilly Neill of Livingston has dropped out of the Democratic primary for Montana governor. Neill, who raised about $1,000 for her campaign, made the announcement on her website on Jan. 12. Her post criticized the media for failing to cover her campaign and the...

Casey Seiler named editor of the Times Union of Albany

Jan. 22, 2020 10:03 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Times Union of Albany announced that Managing Editor Casey Seiler will become editor of the newspaper. Seiler succeeds Rex Smith, who is stepping down from his position Feb. 1, the Times Union reported Wednesday. Seiler joined the Times Union as entertainment editor in 2000. He...