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Russia designates media outlet, reporters, as foreign agents

Jul. 23, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities designated an investigative media outlet and several journalists as “foreign agents" Friday, raising pressure on the country's independent media ahead of a September parliamentary election. The Justice Ministry said it added the...

Belarus shuts more civil society groups in wide crackdown

Jul. 23, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Friday announced the closure of 15 nongovernmental organizations, part of a sweeping crackdown on independent media and civil society activists that includes shutting dozens of NGOs. The groups ordered to close include the...

AP editor, Times columnist among new Pulitzer Board chairs

Jul. 22, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Times opinion columnist Gail Collins, Associated Press Editor at Large John Daniszewski and journalist Katherine Boo have been elected as co-chairs of the Pulitzer Prize Board, the organization announced Thursday. They succeed ProPublica...

4 journalists at shut Hong Kong paper charged with collusion

Jul. 21, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police charged two top editors and two editorial writers at Apple Daily with collusion weeks after the city's largest pro-democracy newspaper was forced to cease publication and its assets were frozen. Executive Editor-in-Chief Lam Man-chung...

Dallas Morning News names veteran journalist to run newsroom

Jul. 21, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Veteran journalist Katrice Hardy has been appointed executive editor of The Dallas Morning News, becoming the first Black person to run the 125-year-old daily, the newspaper reported Wednesday. Hardy, who also will be the first woman to hold the top job at...

Court: Department bears burden of pot application redactions

Jul. 21, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health can't allow applicants seeking to grow or dispense medical marijuana to redact their own applications under the state's public information law, regardless of the burden it places on the department, the state's highest court...

Slammed for bribery, Siemens continued to ignore red flags

Jul. 21, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

German engineering giant Siemens ignored some of its own red flags for foreign bribery in the aftermath of a major corruption scandal in 2008, according to newly released reports by an independent monitor and other confidential documents. The warnings involved the...

1st person of color named as Houston Chronicle editor

Jul. 20, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Maria Douglas Reeve has been promoted to editor of the Houston Chronicle after serving as managing editor of the daily for about 20 months, owner Hearst Corp. announced Tuesday. She succeeds Steve Riley, who announced his retirement in March. ...

Pandemic, penalties aside, bribes go on at China hospitals

Jul. 20, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

As the coronavirus pandemic threatened to overwhelm Chinese hospitals last year, Chinese resellers appear to have colluded to inflate the prices of ventilators and other essential medical equipment from multinational companies including Siemens, GE and Philips, according to a review of recent...

France probes use of NSO spyware; Macron a possible target

Jul. 20, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The cellphones of French President Emmanuel Macron and 15 members of the French government may have been among potential targets in 2019 of surveillance by spyware made by the Israel-based NSO Group, according to a newspaper report Tuesday. The report by Le...