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NEW YORK | NY Times, New Yorker share media award for Weinstein stories

NEW YORK (AP) — A journalism prize panel has once again paired the work of The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine on sexual harassment and abuse. Syracuse University’s annual Mirror Awards, which honors reporting on the media, agreed Thursday that the two organizations would share this year’s award for best in-depth and … Continue reading NEW YORK | NY Times, New Yorker share media award for Weinstein stories

NEW YORK | Celebrity deaths force media to examine suicide reporting

NEW YORK (AP) — The deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have caused media organizations to look at how they cover suicide and whether more could be done to prevent copycat killings, without neglecting the duty to report news. Several outlets have publicized the 1-800-273-8255 suicide prevention hotline — People and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Celebrity deaths force media to examine suicide reporting

Report: Trump lawyers’ letter to Mueller challenges subpoena

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyers composed a secret 20-page letter to special counsel Robert Mueller to assert that he cannot be forced to testify in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. They also argue that Trump could not have committed obstruction because he has absolute authority over all federal investigations. … Continue reading Report: Trump lawyers’ letter to Mueller challenges subpoena

SAN FRANCISCO | Reports: Google won’t renew Pentagon contract to use AI

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google won’t renew a contract with the Pentagon that provides the company’s artificially intelligent algorithms to interpret video images and improve the targeting of drone strikes. That’s according to reports in Gizmodo, Buzzfeed, and The New York Times Friday. The reports said Google Cloud business head Diane Greene told employees of … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Reports: Google won’t renew Pentagon contract to use AI

WASHINGTON | Trump fumes at Homeland Security head over immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unloaded on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a heated cabinet meeting this week, railing against her for failing to stop illegal border crossings. Trump, who has growing increasingly frustrated by a spike in apprehensions at the border and other legal setbacks, blamed Nielsen Wednesday for failing to do … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump fumes at Homeland Security head over immigration

WASHINGTON | Homeland secretary denies report she was close to resigning

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is pushing back against a report that she told colleagues she was close to resigning Wednesday after President Donald Trump scolded her at a cabinet meeting. Nielsen says in a statement that Trump “is rightly frustrated” that his administration has been prevented “from fully securing the border … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Homeland secretary denies report she was close to resigning

WASHINGTON | Memo: Pruitt landlord sought EPA appointments for client

WASHINGTON (AP) — A newly released memo shows the husband of Scott Pruitt’s Washington landlord sought EPA appointments on behalf of a client last year. The memo, from last August, shows lobbyist Steven Hart suggested EPA committee appointments on behalf of a client that Hart represented. Pruitt rented a Washington condo at $50 a night … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Memo: Pruitt landlord sought EPA appointments for client

NASHVILLE, Tenn | It ain’t tea, babe: Bob Dylan embraces Tennessee whiskey

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music icon Bob Dylan is partnering with a distillery to make whiskey at a 140-year-old Tennessee church and bottle it under the name Heaven’s Door. News outlets report Dylan has partnered with Angel’s Envy Bourbon co-founder Marc Bushala in the venture. The New York Times first reported on the plan. Dylan … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn | It ain’t tea, babe: Bob Dylan embraces Tennessee whiskey