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Seattle police subpoena photos, video of protests from media

Jul. 3, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Police Department has gone to court to gain access to unpublished media images from the May 30 protests as part of an investigation to identify who allegedly helped set police vehicles on fire and stole firearms from them. The Seattle Times reports the SPD is demanding the...

Billings Gazette employees vote to unionize newsroom

Jul. 3, 2020 9:43 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Reporters, copy editors and photographers at the Billings Gazette newspaper in Montana have voted to unionize the newsroom. The Gazette reported that 18 of the 20 eligible staff members voted by mail over a three-week period and all the votes tallied Thursday were in favor of...

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, actor Johnny Depp arrives for the screening of the film Minamata during the 70th International Film Festival Berlin, Berlinale in Berlin, Germany. A British judge on Thursday July 2, 2020, rejected an attempt by tabloid newspaper The Sun to quash a libel suit from Johnny Depp over an article claiming he abused ex-wife Amber Heard. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

UK judge rejects tabloid's bid to throw out Depp libel suit

Jul. 2, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Thursday rejected an attempt by tabloid newspaper The Sun to quash a libel suit from actor Johnny Depp over an article claiming he abused ex-wife Amber Heard. Judge Andrew Nicol said “in my view it would not be just to strike out the claim.” The ruling means...

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2012, file photo, Australian actor Geoffrey Rush arrives for the opening of the Melbourne International Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia. An Australian court on Thursday, July 2, 2020, rejected a newspaper publisher's appeal against Oscar-winning actor Rush's $2.9 billion Australian dollars ($2 million) payout for defamation. (AP Photo/Paul Jeffers, File)

Australian court upholds Geoffrey Rush's defamation payout

Jul. 1, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian court on Thursday rejected a newspaper publisher’s appeal against Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush’s $2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) payout for defamation. Three Federal Court judges ruled that articles published by Sydney’s The...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian gestures as he speaks during a daily briefing at his ministry in Beijing. China has demanded staff and business information from four U.S. media companies including The Associated Press in what it called a necessary response to similar demands by Washington on Chinese state-controlled news outlets. Lijian announced Wednesday, July 1, 2020, that AP, United Press International, CBS and National Public Radio had seven days to file declarations regarding their staff, financial operations, real estate ownership and other matters. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China demands info from 4 media companies in response to US

Jul. 1, 2020 9:48 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has demanded staff and business information from four U.S. media companies including The Associated Press in what it called a necessary response to similar demands by Washington on Chinese state-controlled news outlets. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian announced Wednesday...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jul. 1, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ July 1 The Cleveland Daily Banner on communicating with others amid recent protests calling for the removal of a Confederate statue in Cleveland, Tennessee: While protests get the public’s attention and their community message dominates newspaper...

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, actor Johnny Depp arrives for the screening of the film Minamata during the 70th International Film Festival Berlin, Berlinale in Berlin, Germany. Lawyers for British tabloid The Sun asked a judge on Thursday, June 25, 2020 to throw out Johnny Depp’s libel claim against the paper because the film star allegedly failed to disclose evidence relating to his drug use. Depp is suing the newspaper’s publisher News Group Newspapers and executive editor Dan Wootton over a 2018 article claiming he was violent and abusive to his ex-wife Amber Heard.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

UK judge says Depp broke court order in Sun libel case

Jun. 29, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A U.K. High Court judge ruled Monday that actor Johnny Depp violated a court order by failing to disclose evidence relating to his drug use to lawyers for British tabloid The Sun, which he is suing for libel. Judge Andrew Nicol deferred a decision on whether to throw out Depp’s claim...

FILE - In this March 29, 2002, file photo, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh arrives at a court in Karachi, Pakistan. A ruling by Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday, June 29, 2020 paves the way for the man convicted of involvement in the gruesome 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl to walk free later this week.  (AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, file)

Pakistan could soon release slain US reporter's kidnapper

Jun. 29, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A ruling by Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday paves the way for a man convicted of involvement in the gruesome 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl to walk free later this week. The Supreme Court refused a government request to suspend a lower court’s ruling exonerating...

Charles Webb, author of 'The Graduate,' dies in England

Jun. 27, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

Charles Webb, a lifelong non-conformist whose debut novel “The Graduate” was a deadpan satire of his college education and wealthy background adapted into the classic film of the same name, has died. He was 81. Webb died June 16 in Eastbourne, England, of a blood condition, said his friend Jack...

Even before virus, communities feeling loss of newspapers

Jun. 26, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If Penelope Muse Abernathy can take any solace in her grim work of counting how many newspapers across America have closed, it’s that more people are becoming aware of the problem. The North Carolina journalism professor’s latest report out this week details the...