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Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Oct. 27, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. Oct. 23, 2021. Editorial: How will SC carry out the death penalty? Execution details must remain in public view South Carolina currently has 35 souls listed on its “Death Row Roster,” a single-page document that lists inmates...

Workplace complaints before WA Parks director's resignation

Oct. 27, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Parks director resigned earlier this month after at least a dozen agency employees complained about his workplace conduct, such as allegedly using foul language and belittling others. And The Seattle Times reports an anonymous...

Wave of casino winnings continuing in Nevada, report shows

Oct. 27, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A wave of casino winnings is continuing in Nevada, where event schedules are expanding and a monthly revenue report showed gambling back at pre-coronavirus pandemic levels. Casinos statewide took in almost $1.2 billion in house winnings in September,...

Ex-NYT columnist Kristof announces run for Oregon governor

Oct. 27, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Former New York Times reporter and columnist Nicholas Kristof announced Wednesday he is running for governor of Oregon, the state where he grew up on a sheep and cherry farm. Kristof, who left the newspaper earlier this month, wrote frequently about...

America 'on fire': Facebook watched as Trump ignited hate

Oct. 27, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The reports of hateful and violent posts on Facebook started pouring in on the night of May 28 last year, soon after then-President Donald Trump sent a warning on social media that looters in Minneapolis would be shot. It had been three days since...

Weather junkies turn to Florida hurricane blogger for info

Oct. 27, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — As a recent hurricane lashed the Louisiana coast, nervous excitement churned inside Florida-based, self-proclaimed weather geek turned storm chaser Mike Boylan. The winds howled as he started up his white pickup truck and ventured away from...

Bail ruling postponed for US journalist jailed in Myanmar

Oct. 27, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A decision on the bail application of an American journalist jailed for the past five months in Myanmar has been delayed because the judge broke his arm, the journalist's lawyer said Wednesday. Danny Fenster was detained at Yangon International Airport on...

Florida judge sends Trump suit against Twitter to California

Oct. 27, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's lawsuit to get his Twitter account restored must be heard in a California court, not a Florida one, under a user agreement covering everyone on the social media platform, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District...

Watchdog: 30 recent cases of violence to Afghan journalists

Oct. 27, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — More than 30 instances of violence and threats of violence against Afghan journalists were recorded in the last two months, with nearly 90% committed by the Taliban, a media watchdog said Wednesday. More than 40% of the cases recorded by The Afghanistan...

Charges dismissed against Detroit officer who fired at media

Oct. 27, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge dismissed charges against a Detroit police officer who was accused of firing rubber pellets at three journalists covering a 2020 protest against police brutality. Judge Roberta Archer on Tuesday cited a 1931 Michigan law that protects police when...