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Illinois NPR objects to university's harassment source rules

Oct. 10, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A National Public Radio station licensed by the University of Illinois is objecting to a requirement that its reporters tell school officials about confidential complaints of university-related sexual harassment they receive. NPR Illinois published a letter late Thursday arguing...

Illinois NPR objects to university's harassment source rules

Oct. 10, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A National Public Radio station licensed by the University of Illinois is objecting to a requirement that its reporters tell the university about any tips they receive alleging sexual harassment. NPR Illinois published a letter late Thursday saying the First Amendment exempts its...

Seen but not heard: Lakers, Nets, NBA are silent in Shanghai

Oct. 10, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

LeBron James raised his arms in appreciation of the cheering crowd in Shanghai shortly after the final buzzer, then removed his headband and flipped it toward some ticketholders clamoring for a one-of-a-kind souvenir. He was seen. He wasn't heard, though. Nor was any other player or coach in China, in an NBA game...

NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

Oct. 9, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the rift between the league and Chinese officials continued in ways that clearly suggested the two planned games in Shanghai and Shenzhen were...

NY Times says it turned to Ireland to rescue journalist

Sep. 24, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times said it turned to the Irish government to rescue a reporter threatened with arrest in Egypt two years ago out of concern that the Trump administration wouldn't help. Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger revealed the incident during a speech at Brown University and in an op-ed...

The Latest: Trump suggests 'father of India' title for Modi

Sep. 24, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local): 1:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is suggesting that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi be known as the "father of India" because of his success in uniting the nation. Trump had nothing but laudatory words...

Man accused of making racist threats to remain in custody

Sep. 23, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A white man charged with cyberstalking and making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia was ordered Monday to remain in custody, in a case that could test the boundaries of when online trolling becomes a criminal threat. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Wilson ordered Daniel...

University of Oklahoma head condemns blackface after post

Sep. 23, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The new interim president at the University of Oklahoma is condemning the use of blackface after a student's social media post showed a white man with a black substance painted on his face. OU President Joe Harroz said in a statement late Sunday that while wearing blackface is racist,...

US police assess rise in threat tips after 3 mass killings

Sep. 21, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It had all the makings of a massacre. Six guns, including a Colt AR-15 rifle. About 1,000 rounds of ammunition. A bulletproof vest. And an angry Southern California man who threated to kill his co-workers at a hotel and its guests. But a concerned colleague intervened, alerting...

Press freedom advocates troubled by suit against Iowa paper

Sep. 19, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The former administrator for Iowa's third-largest city is suing the area's biggest newspaper, claiming that its coverage was unfair and cost him his job, in a case that has alarmed advocates for press freedom. Former Davenport city administrator Craig Malin's lawsuit against the...