WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian gun rights activist who admitted she was a secret agent for the Kremlin and tried to infiltrate conservative U.S. political groups while Donald Trump rose to power says...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Thursday that there should be a federal moratorium on executions.
The senator from California discussed the matter on...
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Chronicle Executive Editor Nancy Barnes has announced that she will leave the Chronicle and its parent Hearst organization next month for National Public Radio.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island public radio station is changing its name now that it has expanded into southeastern Massachusetts.
Rhode Island Public Radio will be known as The Public's Radio starting Friday. Its new website, thepublicsradio.org, launches 12:01 a.m. Friday.
The station previously bought the rights to a University of Massachusetts Dartmouth frequency and moved a transmitter to Tiverton.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — The National Public Radio affiliate in Cape Girardeau is now teamed up with the student-run newspaper at Southeast Missouri State University, and people involved say the partnership is proving beneficial for both.
The Southeast Missourian reports that the student paper, The Arrow, and KRCU-FM joined forces at the start of the fall semester.
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Humanities Council is presenting the last of its series on journalism and informed citizens next month in Shepherdstown.
BOSTON (AP) — Two co-hosts are taking the helm of a successful National Public Radio program whose previous host was accused of workplace abuse.
Boston radio station WBUR said Wednesday it's appointing Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik as the new co-hosts of the popular weekday news and talk program "On Point" beginning the week of Aug. 20.
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff John Kelly said President Donald Trump is "somewhat embarrassed" by the special counsel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. But he later clarified that the president is "distracted."
Kelly told National Public Radio in an interview that aired Friday the probe "may not be a cloud" over the White House, but it gets discussed.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Boston's NPR news station is debuting its first podcast festival geared to young listeners.
WBUR says the two-day event — dubbed "The Mega Awesome Super Huge Wicked Fun Podcast Playdate" — started Saturday at Brookline's Coolidge Corner Theatre.
BOSTON (AP) — A former host of one of National Public Radio's most successful programs who was fired over allegations of workplace abuse apologized on Tuesday and asked for a second chance, saying he wants to "make Boston proud again."
"On Point" host Tom Ashbrook was dismissed by Boston radio station WBUR in February after investigators found he created an "abusive work environment," but he was cleared of allegations of sexual misconduct.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Public Radio has hired Stewart Vanderwilt as its new president.
Vanderwilt has led public radio organizations for more than three decades, including 18 years as the director and general manager of Austin's National Public Radio station and The Austin Music Experience, as well as 15 years in various roles at Indiana Public Radio.
He will replace Max Wycisk, who retires at the end of June after leading Colorado Public Radio for more than four decades.
National Public Radio has adopted a series of measures to improve its workplace culture, following an independent investigation into sex harassment issues stemming from the ouster of a top executive.
BOSTON (AP) — The host of one of National Public Radio's most successful programs has been fired over allegations of workplace abuse.
Boston radio station WBUR said Wednesday that "On Point" host Tom Ashbrook was cleared of sexual misconduct but created an abusive environment for staff. He's been on leave since December.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parent company of the Los Angeles Times is investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior by Ross Levinsohn, the newspaper's CEO and publisher.
The company, Tronc, began the investigation Thursday after a National Public Radio story detailed two sexual harassment lawsuits that named Levinsohn while he worked at Alta Vista and News Corp, as well as complaints from employees who said he fostered a fraternity-like atmosphere.
BOSTON (AP) — The host of one of National Public Radio's most successful programs has been placed on leave while he's investigated for allegations of wrongdoing including engaging in "creepy" sex talks and unwanted contact with 11 mostly young women and men.
NEW YORK (AP) — National Public Radio elected new leadership on its board of directors on Thursday as the organizations deals with sex harassment issues that led to its top news executive recently being ousted.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press said Monday it had received one complaint of "unwelcome and inappropriate verbal communication" against former executive Michael Oreskes, who lost his job as National Public Radio newsroom chief following sexual-harassment reports.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on complaints against former Associated Press and National Public Radio boss Michael Oreskes (all times local):
A former Associated Press executive who recently lost his job as National Public Radio newsroom chief following sexual-harassment reports says he was "on one occasion" asked by AP's human resources department about an email exchange with a non-editorial staff member.
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 100 employees of The Associated Press petitioned the company's management on Friday, asking if any sexual harassment complaints had been made against former news executive Michael Oreskes while he was employed there.
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Oreskes was ousted Wednesday as National Public Radio's news chief following sexual harassment accusations, some dating to when he was Washington bureau chief at The New York Times in the 1990s.
NEW YORK (AP) — The chief editor at National Public Radio, Michael Oreskes, was placed on leave Tuesday after a published report that he abruptly kissed two women who were seeking jobs while he was Washington bureau chief at The New York Times in the 1990s.
The women formally complained to NPR and told their stories to The Washington Post, speaking on condition of anonymity. Oreskes, vice president of news and editorial director at NPR, did not immediately return messages seeking comment.
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:
NOT REAL: NPR: 25 Million Votes For Clinton 'Completely Fake' - She Lost Popular Vote
WASHINGTON (AP) — National Public Radio marked the Fourth of July by tweeting the entire Declaration of Independence, but it seems some Twitter users didn't recognize what they were reading.
The broadcaster tweeted out the words of the declaration line-by-line Tuesday. Some of the founders' criticisms of King George III were met with angry responses from supporters of President Donald Trump, who seemed to believe the tweets were a reference to his presidency.
NEW YORK (AP) — National Public Radio said Friday that two of its correspondents killed last year in Afghanistan were not victims of a random attack as previously believed.
NPR said that David Gilkey, a news photographer and video editor, and Zabihullah Tamanna, an Afghan journalist working for the American broadcaster, were part of a convoy targeted by the Taliban because of a tip that Americans were a part of it. They were killed a year ago this week on the road to Marjah, Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Newseum is adding the names of 14 journalists who died in the line of duty last year to its memorial.
The Washington museum is rededicating its Journalists Memorial on Monday. National Public Radio editorial director Michael Oreskes was scheduled to deliver the keynote remarks. NPR photojournalist David Gilkey was one of the 14 who died last year, killed in Afghanistan during a Taliban attack.
Frank Deford, the award-winning sports writer and commentator whose elegant reportage was a staple for years at Sports Illustrated and National Public Radio, has died. He was 78.
He died Sunday in Key West, Florida, his family said Monday.
Deford was a six-time Sports Writer of the Year and a member of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. He wrote and spoke with a lyrical touch and this month retired from NPR's "Morning Edition" after 37 years as a contributor.
WASHINGTON (AP) — National Public Radio commentator Frank Deford has bid listeners goodbye after 37 years of discussing sports on the network.
NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran NPR voice Robert Siegel says that he's stepping down next January as host of the network's signature "All Things Considered" newscast.
Siegel has been working at National Public Radio since coming to Washington in 1976. He opened NPR's London bureau and ran the newsroom as chief of NPR News before taking over at "All Things Considered" in 1987. He is 69 years old.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A National Public Radio affiliate reporter has sued over her firing after she covered meetings between high schoolers and legislators who said she secretly recorded them discussing LGBT issues.
The Times Free Press reports Thursday (http://bit.ly/2nkHdPu ) WUTC-FM reporter Jacqui Helbert sued University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, which licenses the station.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top editors at National Public Radio challenged the firing of an affiliate reporter who covered meetings between high school students and legislators who said they were secretly recorded talking about LGBT issues.
In a story March 13 about the Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball poll, the AP wrongly attributed a vote from John Feinstein of National Public Radio to Iowa instead of Iowa State. In correcting Feinstein's ballot and retabulating the results, Iowa State moves from No. 17 into a tie for No. 16 with Florida State.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Villanova, Gonzaga, Kansas, Arizona lead final AP poll
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Gaelynn Lea is a violinist whose music and performances can defy description, and after a year of touring practically nonstop, she's achieving critical and commercial success.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — New data show many more coal miners across Appalachia suffering from the most serious form of black lung disease than federal regulators previously reported.
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Esma Redzepova, one of the most powerful voices in the world of Gypsy music, has died in Macedonia's capital after a brief illness, according to local media. She was 73.
Called the "Queen of Gypsy music," Redzepova in 2010 was ranked among the 50 greatest voices in the world by National Public Radio.
News website Sakam da kazam reported that she died Sunday, citing family members.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NPR's comments section is going off the air.
National Public Radio announced Wednesday that comments on NPR.org will be disabled beginning Aug. 23. The feature has been part of the site since 2008.
WASHINGTON (AP) — National Public Radio says longtime "Morning Edition" host Renee Montagne is vacating the program's anchor chair after the November presidential election but will remain with the network.
Montagne has spent 12 years on the early morning shift, working out of NPR's studios in Culver City, California. In an article posted on its website, she calls the schedule "unsustainable."
NPR says Montagne will continue as a special correspondent on "Morning...