STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Is it just locker room humor?
Republicans must not like the smell of reporters.
When GOP governor candidate Tom Emmer spoke at a news conference today, in an overcrowded and overheated room, the ex-college hockey player said: &quo... Posted on 5/25/10 at 10:41 AM
New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, whose dispatches captured untold stories from Baghdad under "shock and awe" bombing to Libya wracked by civil war, died Thursday of an apparent asthma attack in Syria while reporting on the uprising against its president.
If an insurance company thinks you take a lot of risks, it might charge you higher premiums. Is the government considering charging banks a fee for the same reason? Curiosity about a risk-based levy proposed for banks inspired one of the questions in this edition of "Ask AP," a weekly Q&A column where AP journalists respond to readers' questions about the news.
Minnesotans may think their media report on Tim Pawlenty’s potential presidential run only because he is their home-state governor, but the Republican is getting plenty of attention nationwide. Online political writers have been watching Pawlenty closely. But so have traditional media reporters. Several national reporters attended his recent Iowa debut, along with about 10 Minnesota journalists and a few from Iowa.
William A. Emerson Jr., a journalist and author who covered civil rights flashpoints as part of a cadre of gutsy Southern reporters and later served as editor in chief of The Saturday Evening Post, has died. He was 86.
A lawyer for an American journalist freed after four months imprisoned in Iran says she obtained a confidential document about the U.S. war in Iraq while working as a translator for a powerful clerical body, which was used against her in her espionage trial.
Northwestern University students and faculty say they're relieved that jailed U.S. journalist Roxana Saberi has been freed by authorities in Iran. Saberi graduated from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism in 1999.
UPDATED 3:34 P.M. American journalist Roxana Saberi, who grew up in Fargo, was freed today after four months in an Iranian prison. She reunited with her parents after an appeals court suspended her eight-year prison sentence on charges of spying for the U.S. Her parents said they would bring her home to the U.S. within days.
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