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The head of Hong Kong's leading journalist group says she lost WSJ job after refusing to drop role

Jul. 17, 2024 20:50 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The new chair of Hong Kong's leading media professional group on Wednesday said she lost her job at The Wall Street Journal after she refused her supervisor’s request to withdraw from the election for the leadership post. Reporter Selina Cheng told a press...

The body of a man who rescued his son is found in a West Virginia lake

Jul. 17, 2024 13:12 PM EDT

SUTTON, W.Va. (AP) — The body of a man has been recovered from a West Virginia lake after he rescued his son who had gone into the water, authorities said. The body of Kevaughn Jamar Montgomery, 25, of Charleston, was found in Sutton Lake on Tuesday night, the West Virginia...

Cambodia's defense ministry says a search is on for a military helicopter missing since Friday

Jul. 13, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s Defense Ministry on Saturday announced that a military helicopter had gone missing while flying over the heavily forested Cardamom Mountain range in the country’s southwest, confirming earlier media reports that contact with the aircraft had been lost on...

Biden's challenge: Will he ever satisfy the media's appetite for questions about his ability?

Jul. 11, 2024 22:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Toward the end of his closely watched news conference Thursday night on the sidelines of the NATO summit, President Joe Biden was talking about being examined by doctors for his mental acuity. Suddenly, a little frustration slipped through. “No matter what I...

Some smaller news outlets in swing states can't afford election coverage. AP is helping them

Jul. 11, 2024 14:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Many of the swing states in this fall's election contain small, independent news organizations that can't afford comprehensive election coverage. The Associated Press said Thursday that it will help them in coming weeks and months. Newsrooms that are members of the...

FACT FOCUS: Online reports falsely claim Biden suffered a ‘medical emergency’ on Air Force One

Jul. 06, 2024 11:47 AM EDT

False reports that President Joe Biden had a “medical emergency” while traveling back to Delaware on Friday after a campaign stop in Wisconsin, spread widely on social media on Friday. They were without merit. Here's a look at the facts. ___ CLAIM:...

Why was it a surprise? Biden's debate problems leave some wondering if the press missed the story

Jul. 03, 2024 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden's fitness to serve a second term in office has been a top story since his halting performance in last week's debate against Donald Trump, where the president at times appeared unable to complete or articulate some thoughts in the pressure of the moment. ...

2 Algerian journalists arrested for publishing video showing businesswomen protesting

Jul. 01, 2024 03:37 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian authorities arrested two journalists for publishing a video showing businesswomen protesting how they were treated at a government-sponsored event. Journalists in Algeria have faced mounting repression since President Abdelmadjid Tebboune came to...

Amazon is reviewing whether Perplexity AI improperly scraped online content

Jun. 28, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

Amazon is reviewing claims that the artificial intelligence startup Perplexity AI is scraping content — including from prominent news sites — without approval. Amazon spokesperson Samantha Mayowa confirmed Friday that the tech giant was assessing information it received from the...

Days after heatwave, intense rain causes roof collapse at New Delhi airport, killing 1 person

Jun. 28, 2024 06:57 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A portion of a canopy at a departure terminal at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport collapsed Friday as monsoon rains lashed the Indian capital, killing one person and injuring six others, officials said. All flight departures from Terminal 1 were...