• Facebook October 28, 2019 11:40 am

    Court to Hear Arguments on Maryland Political Ads Law

    After revelations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Maryland legislators passed a law that many believe has a laudable purpose: preventing foreign interference in local elections. But its sweeping scope sparked a First Amendment outcry from more than a half dozen newspapers, including The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun.

  • Germany August 23, 2019 7:45 am

    'Our House Is Burning': Global Worry Over Amazon Fires Escalates

    Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil’s government complained Thursday that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation. The threat to what some call “the lungs of the planet” has ignited a bitter dispute about who is to blame during the tenure...

  • Los Angeles August 16, 2019 3:24 pm

    No Joke! FCC Fines Networks for Wrongly Using Emergency Alert System

    Jimmy Kimmel has learned an expensive lesson: don’t mess with the government’s emergency alert system. Kimmel’s network, ABC, was one of four media organizations fined by the Federal Communications Commission this week for improper use of the emergency signal that is sent over television, radio and mobile phones to warn people of danger like floods and fires. The $395,000 fine...

  • NBC August 2, 2019 12:10 pm

    Poway Synagogue Shooter Purchased Weapon From San Diego Gun Store: Warrants

    The warrants reveal investigators found a “gun receipt and paperwork” that indicate shooter John Earnest purchased the gun at “San Diego Guns.”

  • PRESIDENT June 24, 2019 4:31 pm

    Justices Side With Business, Government in Information Fight

    The Supreme Court sided with businesses and the U.S. government Monday in a ruling about the public’s access to information, telling a South Dakota newspaper it can’t get the data it was seeking. Open government and reporters groups described the ruling against the Argus Leader newspaper as a setback, but it was not clear how big its impact will ultimately...

  • JUDGE June 5, 2019 8:46 am

    Jussie Smollett Case: Judge Orders ‘Empire' Actor's Case File to Be Unsealed

    A Cook County judge on Thursday ordered the sealed file surrounding the case of actor Jussie Smollett should be unsealed.

  • Reporter May 22, 2019 12:05 am

    San Francisco Police Chief: Journalist ‘Crossed the Line'

    The San Francisco police chief said Tuesday that he respects the news media but a freelance journalist whose home and office were raided by officers had “crossed the line” by joining a conspiracy to steal a confidential report.

  • Reporter April 20, 2019 8:21 pm

    Quest for Food Stamp Data Lands Newspaper at Supreme Court

    In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota’s Argus Leader newspaper decided to request data about the government’s food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. They thought the information could lead to a series of stories and potentially help them identify fraud in the now $65 billion-a-year program. They sent a stream of what they thought were routine...

  • JUDGE April 4, 2019 4:30 am

    Mosque Massacre Suspect to Face 89 Charges in Court Friday

    The man accused of carrying out the Christchurch mosque attacks will face 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges when he makes his second court appearance, New Zealand police said Thursday. Police had earlier filed a single, representative murder charge against 28-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant. He is due to appear via video link during a brief hearing on...

  • Donald Trump March 19, 2019 4:56 pm

    Records Show FBI Was Probing Michael Cohen Long Before Raid

    Hundreds of pages of court records made public Tuesday revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller quickly zeroed in on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, in the early stages of his Russia probe. The heavily blacked-out records, released by a judge at the request of news organizations, show that Mueller had been investigating Cohen since at...

  • Reporter March 1, 2019 4:36 am

    Dozens of Journalists Accused of Breaching Gag Order on Pell

    An Australian state prosecutor has sent letters threatening to charge media organizations and dozens of journalists with breaching a gag order that banned reporting of Cardinal George Pell’s convictions on charges of sexually molesting two choirboys, lawyers said Thursday. Reporting in any format accessible from Australia of details of the former Vatican economy chief’s convictions in a Melbourne court in...

  • Donald Trump November 19, 2018 7:52 pm

    White House to Restore Acosta's Pass, With a Warning

    The Trump administration on Monday abruptly dropped its effort to bar CNN reporter Jim Acosta from the White House, but warned he could have his credentials pulled again if he doesn’t follow guidelines governing journalists’ behavior. The White House said reporters would be permitted one question each if called upon at news conferences and allowed follow-ups only at the discretion...

  • Donald Trump November 16, 2018 11:32 am

    Judge Rules in Favor of CNN's Jim Acosta

    A judge ruled Friday that the White House must immediately restore, on a temporary basis, CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press credentials.

  • JUDGE November 16, 2018 4:12 pm

    Judge Says White House Must Immediately Return Acosta's Press Pass

    A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to immediately return, on a temporary basis, the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, though a lawsuit over the credentials’ revocation is continuing. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Donald Trump, announced his decision at a hearing Friday morning that Acosta’s credentials must be...

  • Donald Trump November 15, 2018 2:55 pm

    Judge Delays Ruling on CNN Reporter's White House Credential

    A federal judge has delayed his decision on whether to order the Trump administration to return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly had been expected to announce his decision on the matter Wednesday afternoon but delayed the announcement until Thursday morning. Kelly, a Trump appointee, heard arguments Wednesday from lawyers...

  • United States November 30, 2018 5:30 pm

    Awaiting Amazon, 2 Quiet Real Estate Markets Heat Up

    In Crystal City and Long Island City, real estate agents say they’re hearing from investors who’d like to become landlords and from sellers who’ve decided to pull their homes off the market, sit back and wait for prices to go up, up, up.

  • Donald Trump November 14, 2018 6:29 pm

    NBC, Fox News, Other Media Organizations Back CNN Lawsuit Against Trump

    NBC News, Fox News and several other media organizations said Wednesday they are supporting CNN’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump over the suspension of correspondent Jim Acosta’s White House access. The 13 companies, which also include the New York Times and Washington Post, plan to file friend-of-the-court briefs backing CNN and Acosta. “Whether the news of the day concerns national...

  • United States November 30, 2018 5:30 pm

    ‘Amazon Effect' on Real Estate Anticipated, Feared in Northern Virginia

    As news of Amazon’s move to Northern Virginia sinks in, residents and real estate watchers are monitoring the impact the announcement will have on rent costs and sale prices.

  • United States November 30, 2018 5:31 pm

    National Landing? Amazon Announcement Spurs Jokes, Confusion in DC Area

    You’ve heard of Crystal City, Pentagon City and Potomac Yard, but … National Landing?

  • Donald Trump October 25, 2018 2:16 pm

    ‘Acts of Pure Terror': Trump, Lawmakers Speak Out After Explosive Devices Mailed to Politicians and Media

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday the government would “spare no resources or expense” in protecting “the safety of the American people” in response to reports of apparent explosive devices being mailed, delivered and addressed to various prominent Democrats at government buildings, personal residences and media outlets in New York, Washington and Florida.

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