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Hispanic journalist group returns Fox News conference money

Aug. 22, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest Hispanic journalist group is rescinding Fox News' sponsorship of its upcoming annual conference in Texas and returning nearly $17,000 to the network in response to a radio host's comments about Latino immigrants. Hugo Balta, president of the National Association of...

US urges Cuba to drop criminal charges against journalist

Aug. 21, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is calling on Cuba to drop criminal charges against a journalist facing a year in jail following his arrest earlier this year. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Wednesday that the U.S. "strongly condemns" the prosecution of Roberto Quiñones. Pompeo said the...

Ex-publisher and political staffer Wayne Weidie dies at 78

Aug. 19, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Wayne Weidie, a former Mississippi newspaper publisher and political columnist who later became a congressional aide, has died. He was 78. Weidie died Thursday at his home in Venice, Florida. He was publisher and editor of two Mississippi Gulf Coast newspapers, the Ocean Springs...

British journalist says he was victim of planned assault

Aug. 18, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A well-known left-wing British journalist says he was pushed to the ground and kicked in the head in what he described as a "blatant premeditated assault." Guardian columnist Owen Jones said in a series of tweets that he was out celebrating his birthday late Saturday night with friends when...

New Orleans: Pilot told tower of problems before plane crash

Aug. 17, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The pilot of a small plane in a deadly crash near New Orleans' Lakefront Airport radioed the control tower shortly after takeoff about unspecified problems and sought clearance to return, federal investigators said Saturday. The pilot and an award-winning television journalist aboard...

The Latest: Spokesman says Trump spoke with Pakistan's PM

Aug. 16, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India revoking status of Indian-administered Kashmir (all times local): 11:15 p.m. A spokesman says President Donald Trump spoke with Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan conveyed the importance of India and Pakistan reducing tensions through bilateral dialogue regarding the...

Daughter says Sri Lankan PM failed slain journalist father

Aug. 13, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The daughter of a leading journalist killed during the rule of Sri Lanka's former strongman accused the current prime minister on Tuesday of not doing enough to prosecute the strongman's brother for his alleged involvement in her father's killing. He is now the opposition's...

Activists say pro-Syrian government journalist released

Aug. 10, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian pro-government journalist has been released nearly eight months after he was detained by security agents and held incommunicado, activists and family members said Saturday. The brother of Wissam al-Teer thanked Syria's President Bashar Assad for the release in a Facebook post, in an...

Brazil top court prevents investigation into US journalist

Aug. 9, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's top court says officials cannot investigate U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald for his work or for protecting confidential sources — a ruling praised Friday by press rights groups. The Committee to Protect Journalists said the ruling by Justice Gilmar Mendes "reinforces...

Australian ex-publisher gets 13 years on Myanmar drug charge

Aug. 7, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An Australian journalist who was a pioneering publisher in Southeast Asia was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years in a Myanmar prison for drug possession. Ross Dunkley was arrested when police raided his home in Yangon in June last year. His British business partner, John McKenzie, was...