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  • Reporting assignment raised suspicions about newspaper owner

    LAS VEGAS (AP) – When several reporters for the main newspaper in Las Vegas were taken off their beats and assigned to investigate three judges, the decision seemed strange because …


  • Political polarization blamed on TV news deregulation

    The more television news we watch, the more polarized we become. That’s the finding of a new Washington State University study that also blames U.S. political polarization on the deregulation …


  • Slain US journalist was also an Israeli citizen

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel confirmed on Wednesday that slain American journalist Steven Sotloff was also an Israeli citizen, while President Barack Obama vowed to build a coalition to “degrade and …


  • Longtime KHQ executive J. Birney Blair dies

    The longtime president and general manager of KHQ, J. Birney Blair, died in his Spokane home on Saturday. He was 92. Blair started working at KHQ as a radio reporter …


  • Robert J. Samuelson: Media outlets cater to their consumers’ tastes

    Matthew Gentzkow is the man who explained why the media are like ice cream. Gentzkow, who teaches at the University of Chicago, has just won the John Bates Clark Medal …


  • Turkish court backs Twitter but site still blocked

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a second ruling against Turkey’s ban on Twitter, a Turkish court has overturned an order for the social media network to remove an account that …


  • Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks …


  • Pioneering journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92

    WASHINGTON — Helen Thomas, the irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill nine presidents — often to their discomfort and was …


  • Across America, a week of chaos, horror — and hope

    Moment after nail-biting moment, the events shoved us through a week that felt like an unremitting series of tragedies: Deadly bombs. Poison letters. A town shattered by a colossal explosion. …


  • Is blizzard getting too much hype? No, experts say

    WASHINGTON (AP) — You can call it a snowstorm of historic proportions. You can call it the return of New England’s blizzard of 1978. You can call it simply dangerous. …


  • Booker won’t run for NJ gov, eyes US Senate seat

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Newark Mayor Cory Booker, perhaps New Jersey’s highest-profile Democrat, has ruled out a bid for governor next year and is eyeing a run for U.S. Senate …


  • Newsman’s disappearance largely kept secret

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC was able to keep the abduction of chief Middle East correspondent Richard Engel in Syria largely a secret until he escaped late Monday because it …


  • NRA promises to help prevent school shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After four days of self-imposed silence on the shooting that killed 26 people inside a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation’s largest gun rights lobby emerged Tuesday …


  • Facebook users hit ‘like,’ stores jump into action

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook isn’t just for goofy pictures and silly chatter. Whether shoppers know it or not, their actions online help dictate what’s in stores during this holiday …


  • NRA goes silent after Connecticut school shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Where is the NRA? The nation’s largest gun-rights organization — typically outspoken about its positions even after shooting deaths — has gone all but silent since last …


  • TV network aimed at millennials set for summer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Participant Media plans to launch a cable network aimed at viewers 18 to 34 years old with programming it describes as inspiring and thought-provoking. The as-yet-unnamed …


  • As Conn. story unfolds, media struggle with facts

    NEW YORK (AP) — The scope and senselessness of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting challenged journalists’ ability to do much more than lend, or impose, their presence on the scene. …


  • Newtown: A special town shattered by tragedy

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — At the crossroads that marks the center of this three-century-old New England postcard town stands a flagpole that’s a kind of barometer. Every day, says Susan …


  • Newtown: A special town shattered by tragedy

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — At the crossroads that marks the center of this three-century-old New England postcard town stands a flagpole that’s a kind of barometer. Every day, says Susan …


  • Newtown: A special town shattered by tragedy

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — At the crossroads that marks the center of this three-century-old New England postcard town stands a flagpole that’s a kind of barometer. Every day, says Susan …


  • 10 arrested in international cybercrime ring

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten people have been arrested as part of an investigation into international cybercrime rings that steal millions of computer users’ credit card, bank account and other personal …


  • Joe Allbritton, 87, DC media, banking giant dies

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Joe L. Allbritton, who became one of Washington’s most influential men through a media conglomerate of newspapers and television stations and a financial empire that once …


  • NY-based group: 232 journalists jailed worldwide

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists said in a report Tuesday that a record-number 232 journalists are imprisoned worldwide and that Turkey has the highest number with …


  • Ex-Fla. Gov. Crist tweets he’s joining Democrats

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who was elected the state’s chief executive as a Republican and then ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate as an independent, …


  • Ex-Fla. Gov. Crist tweets he’s joining Democrats

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who was elected the state’s chief executive as a Republican and then ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate as an independent, …


  • US attorney in New Orleans resigns amid probe

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans’ corruption-busting federal prosecutor resigned Thursday after two top deputies became embroiled in a scandal that threatens to undermine some of his biggest cases and …


  • Homeless man charged in NY subway rider’s death

    NEW YORK (AP) — While New York City straphangers pondered what they would do in a similar nightmare situation, authorities charged a homeless man in the death of a Queens …


  • Controversy grows over photo of NY subway push

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police questioned a suspect Tuesday in the death of a subway rider pushed onto the tracks and photographed while he was still alive — an image …


  • Costas gun control commentary gets notice

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Costas’ “Sunday Night Football” halftime commentary supporting gun control sparked a Fox News Channel debate Monday on whether NBC should fire him and a Twitter …


  • Baltimore blogger airs police talks, surrenders

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore blogger wanted on a court-issued warrant surrendered without incident to authorities late Saturday after broadcasting on Internet radio his negotiations with police who had surrounded …

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