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Rapid gunfire heard in Hawaii police video of fatal shootout

Jun. 16, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Video from a camera worn by a Hawaii police officer who shot and killed a man shows the tense confusion amid a rapid succession of gunshots. “I don’t know if he’s down, Central,” the officer says into his radio. “He’s right by the open...

899 people got expired vaccine doses at Times Square site

Jun. 15, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 900 people received expired COVID-19 vaccine doses at a vaccination site in Times Square this month, health officials said Tuesday. The 899 people who received doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the former NFL Experience building in Times Square...

Illinois APME announces winners in 2020 newspaper contest

Jun. 15, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Winners have been announced in the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors 2020 newspaper contest. The awards were announced on May 7 during a virtual event held by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors during the annual convention of the Illinois...

Myanmar court frees one of two detained US journalists

Jun. 14, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar has released U.S. journalist Nathan Maung, who was arrested three months ago while working for a local online news agency, his lawyer said Monday. Maung was released after charges against him were dropped and his case dismissed, and he...

Journalists demanding more action against online harassment

Jun. 11, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press' recent firing of a young reporter for what she said on Twitter has somewhat unexpectedly turned company and industry attention to the flip side of social media engagement — the online abuse that many journalists face routinely. ...

European ministers vow to protect reporters, free expression

Jun. 11, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Ministers from 47 Council of Europe member states have agreed to seek new regulations to protect freedom of expression online and in news media amid growing concerns that artificial intelligence may be used to curtail the right, officials said Friday. ...

Ex-Detroit mayor plans to preach this weekend in Detroit

Jun. 08, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit mayor said he dropped to his knees in January when he learned that President Donald Trump was releasing him after he had served a portion of a 28-year prison sentence for corruption. “I thanked God and I promised Him that I would stay...

Journalists who fled Myanmar find third-country refuge

Jun. 07, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Three journalists from military-ruled Myanmar who were convicted of illegal entry after they fled to Thailand have been sent to a third country where they are safe, their employer said Monday. The three staff members of the Democratic Voice of Burma,...

ASEAN envoys meet Myanmar junta leader to press for dialogue

Jun. 04, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations met with Myanmar’s junta leader on Friday, six weeks after an emergency regional summit on the coup in the country drew promises of progress toward a solution but produced no tangible results. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 04, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Claim about...