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  • Pro-Russian insurgents hold journalist captive 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:04 am
  • DONETSK, Ukraine - Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist who has not been since early Tuesday.

  • Pakistan's army seeks closure of TV channel 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:43 am
  • ISLAMABAD - The Pakistani army has filed a complaint asking the government to shut down the country's leading private Geo News TV channel over what the military calls "false" reports, an official said Wednesday.

  • 'Scandal' season ender a TV ratings winner for ABC 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:33 pm
  • NEW YORK - ABC's explosive season-ending episode of "Scandal" was seen by 10.6 million viewers last week, the biggest audience ever for the drama.

  • Judge rules for newspaper in mug shot dispute case 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 2:27 pm
  • DETROIT - A federal judge has ordered the government to turn over mug shots of criminal defendants to the Detroit Free Press.

  • Obama administration tightens grip on intelligence 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 1:14 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has tightened its control over intelligence - including unclassified information - by setting limits on officials' interactions with the media.

  • Coulson denies hearing hacked Daniel Craig message 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 12:37 pm
  • LONDON - Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson on Tuesday denied a claim that he listened to a hacked voicemail left by actress Sienna Miller for James Bond star Daniel Craig.

  • Former newspaper executive Bunting dead at 65 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 11:41 am
  • COLUMBIA, Missouri - Kenneth Bunting, a former newspaper executive and free press advocate, died while playing tennis. He was 65.

  • Gunmen detain 3 journalists in eastern Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 2:38 pm
  • SLOVYANSK, Ukraine - Three foreign journalists were temporarily detained by pro-Russia insurgents in city in eastern Ukraine on Monday.

  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane? 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 10:26 am
  • PERTH, Australia - From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country long after people elsewhere have moved on.

  • ABC's Robin Roberts to get honorary degree 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:25 am
  • HAMMOND, Louisiana - Southeastern Louisiana University will honor ABC's "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts with an honorary doctorate at its spring commencement on May 17.

  • Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:49 pm
  • YANGON, Myanmar - Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85.

  • Kuwait court shuts 2 newspapers over coup articles 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:28 pm
  • KUWAIT CITY - A Kuwaiti court has temporarily suspended the publication of two independent newspapers over articles about a secret probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf monarchy's government, the official state news agency reported Sunday.

  • 4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:44 am
  • PARIS - Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists.

  • Laramie newspaper publisher to resign 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:04 pm
  • LARAMIE, Wyoming - The publisher and editor of the Laramie Boomerang is resigning to become the CEO of the Colorado Press Association and Sync2 Media.

  • 4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:28 am
  • PARIS - Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released, France's presidential palace said Saturday.

  • Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:34 pm
  • ARACATACA, Colombia - Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels.

  • US newspaper industry revenue fell 2.6 pct in 2013 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:55 pm
  • NEW YORK - U.S. newspaper industry revenue fell last year, as increases in circulation revenue weren't high enough to make up for shrinking demand for print advertising, an industry trade group said Friday.

  • 'GMA' promotes Lara Spencer to co-host billing 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:01 pm
  • NEW YORK - ABC says it has promoted Lara Spencer to co-host status on "Good Morning America."

  • In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:50 am
  • NEW YORK - A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.

  • School district spent $43K suing Laramie newspaper 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:31 pm
  • LARAMIE, Wyoming - The Albany County school district says it spent $43,000 on legal fees in a lawsuit against the Laramie Daily Boomerang over access to records of an employee survey.

  • 2 long-time friends discuss the First Amendment 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:30 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The legality of government surveillance is likely to come before the Supreme Court someday, and Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appear less than thrilled at the prospect.

  • Newspaper company buys 2 Tucson publications 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:28 pm
  • TUCSON, Arizona - The owner of the East Valley Tribune is buying two Tucson publications from Wick Communications in a deal that expands the company's publishing footprint in southern Arizona.

  • Whoopi Goldberg writes Denver Post cannabis column 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:13 pm
  • DENVER - Whoopi Goldberg says she's in love with her marijuana-vaporizing pen.

  • Tom Berman named deputy for AP's Central Region 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:34 pm
  • CHICAGO - Tom Berman, a veteran editor and leader at The Associated Press who has directed coverage of stories ranging from air disasters, terror attacks and the ongoing unrest in Ukraine, has been named the cooperative's new deputy editor for the U.S. Central Region, overseeing the AP's journalism in 14 states in middle America.

  • Kansas Regents stick with social media policy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:44 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Board of Regents will consider adding language on free speech to its social media policy, but will not fundamentally change the rules, following criticism that the policy gives administrators too much power to fire or discipline employees for postings on Twitter and other outlets.