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Whistleblower returns to Australian court over Afghan leak

Jun. 27, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian army whistleblower charged with leaking secret documents to Australian Broadcasting Corp. reporters alleging misconduct in Afghanistan said on Thursday he welcomed state-owned ABC taking part in his case. David William McBride, 55, appeared in the Australian Capital...

Bruce's double vs old team lifts Phils over Mets 5-4 in 10

Jun. 26, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay Bruce delivered another big hit in a familiar spot. The veteran slugger ripped an RBI double in the bottom of the 10th inning against his former team, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied to beat the reeling New York Mets 5-4 Wednesday night. "I want to be the guy up at the plate...

Court case seeks inspections of child border facilities

Jun. 26, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

CLINT, Texas (AP) — Migrant children being housed at a Border Patrol facility near El Paso appeared mostly clean and were being watched by hallway monitors on Wednesday, less than a week since they reported living there in squalid conditions with little care and inadequate food, water and sanitation. U.S....

A year after newsroom attack, journalists embraced by city

Jun. 26, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Standing ovations. A surge in subscriptions. Hugs from random readers. At a time when journalists are being vilified as "the enemy of the people," staff members at the Capital Gazette newspaper are feeling the embrace of a grateful community, one year after a gunman went on a newsroom...

Lebanese town bans Muslims from buying, renting property

Jun. 26, 2019 5:28 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Mohammed Awwad and his fiancee, both Muslims, recently found an affordable apartment for rent online in a town in Lebanon, southeast of Beirut. The 27-year-old journalist called the number and asked the owner when they could drop by to take a look. He was stunned by her response: Muslims are...

Australia media demand press freedom law reforms after raids

Jun. 26, 2019 4:03 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's three largest media organizations joined forces on Wednesday to demand legal reforms that would prevent journalists from risking imprisonment for doing their jobs. The demands came after unprecedented raids against media organizations by police searching for leaked...

Fox's Hannity, Carlson enjoy Trump rally ratings bonanza

Jun. 25, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson enjoyed a ratings surge from the channel's solo extended coverage of President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign kickoff. Viewers watching last week's rally in Orlando, Florida, helped cable star "Hannity" earn a rare top 10 showing among both...

Nielsen's top programs for June 17-23

Jun. 25, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 10 million. 2. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.1 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 6.2 million. 4. "The Bachelorette," ABC, 5.6 million. 5....

Judge orders holding newspaper shooting trial in 2 phases

Jun. 25, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered that the trial for a man charged with killing five people at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland to be held in two parts and granted a request for more time to conduct a mental health review by the state health department. Judge Laura Ripken granted a...

Texas Monthly magazine bought by oil and gas heiress

Jun. 25, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A billionaire oil and gas heiress has bought Texas Monthly magazine. The Austin-based monthly magazine said Tuesday that its new owner will be Randa Duncan Williams, whose late father founded Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners. Williams chairs the newly formed Houston-based...