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Russia Sentences American Journalist to 16 Years

Evan Gershkovich is convicted of spying, a charge the US calls a sham

(Newser) - A Russian court handed down a 16-year sentence to American journalist Evan Gershkovich on Friday, reports the Washington Post . The 32-year-old reporter for the Wall Street Journal was convicted of spying for the CIA, a charge the US and his newspaper employer say is a sham. (Prosecutors sought 18 years...

Radio Host Resigns After Asking Questions From Biden Camp

Andrea Lawful-Sanders, Philadelphia's WURD parted ways over the post-debate interview

(Newser) - Whether President Biden will try to stay on the job is the question on many people's minds. A radio station host who interviewed the president on Wednesday has lost her own job as a result. Philadelphia radio station WURD on Sunday said that it and host Andrea Lawful-Sanders "...

The Secret Trial of Evan Gershkovich Has Begun

The US and 'WSJ' vehemently deny the reporter was spying

(Newser) - Fifteen months after his arrest in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg on espionage charges, Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich's closed-door trial has begun. The AP reports the 32-year-old attended court in a padlocked glass defendants cage, his head shaved. Details:
  • The charges: Both the US government and the

Philadelphia Journalist Shot Dead at Home
Man Sentenced for
Murder of Philly Journalist

Man Sentenced for Murder of Philly Journalist

20-year-old Robert Davis gets 15 to 30 years for murder of Josh Kruger

(Newser) - A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison for the murder of Philadelphia freelance journalist Josh Kruger. Robert Davis was arrested three weeks after Kruger, 39, was shot seven times in his home in October last year, the New York Times reports. He pleaded guilty...

Gershkovich Accused of Spying on Military Factory

He's to stand trial in Yekaterinburg on an unknown date

(Newser) - US journalist Evan Gershkovich, who has been jailed for more than a year in Russia on espionage charges, will stand trial in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg, authorities said Thursday, per the AP . An indictment of the Wall Street Journal reporter has been finalized and his case was filed...

Russian Court Refuses to Free Another US Journalist

Alsu Kurmasheva is to remain in jail until Aug. 5

(Newser) - A court in Russia on Friday ordered a detained Russian-American journalist to be held until at least Aug. 5, pending investigation and trial, a further step in the Kremlin's crackdown on dissent and free speech, reports the AP . Alsu Kurmasheva, an editor for the US government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio...

Trump: Elect Me, Putin Will Give Me Gershkovich

Kremlin denies any discussions with Trump on the matter

(Newser) - Elect Donald Trump and you'll see Evan Gershkovich, the US journalist jailed in Moscow, walk free, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee claimed Thursday. Trump said he need only ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to release Gershkovich and he will—in exchange for nothing. "Vladimir Putin, President of Russia,...

After Cringey Comment, Star Reporter Won't Be at Clark Games

Gregg Doyel will be covering Indiana Fever from home after encounter with Caitlin Clark at presser

(Newser) - A cringey encounter last month between No. 1 WNBA draft pick (and now Indiana Fever player) Caitlin Clark and a reporter from the Indianapolis Star has now led to that reporter being banned from covering the Fever's games or other team events in person. "Indianapolis Star sports columnist...

Dan Rather Heads to CBS, 20 Years After Scandal

Veteran news anchor will appear this weekend on 'CBS News Sunday Morning'

(Newser) - It's been nearly 20 years since Dan Rather stepped down as the anchor of CBS Evening News, in the wake of a reporting scandal that also led to the firing of his longtime producer. Now, the 92-year-old veteran is back, headed to the network's CBS News Sunday Morning...

Gershkovich Has Another Bad Day in Russian Court

Moscow court refuses 'WSJ' reporter's appeal; he'll stay jailed through the end of June

(Newser) - Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich will remain jailed on espionage charges until at least late June, after a Moscow court on Tuesday rejected his appeal that sought to end his pretrial detention. The 32-year-old US citizen has spent over a year behind bars. Last month, his arrest was extended...

One of the Longest-Held US Hostages Dies at 76

Terry Anderson was kidnapped in Lebanon and held for almost 7 years

(Newser) - Terry Anderson, the globe-trotting AP correspondent who became one of America's longest-held hostages after he was snatched from a street in war-torn Lebanon in 1985 and held for nearly seven years, has died at 76, the AP reports. Anderson, who chronicled his abduction and torturous imprisonment by Islamic militants...

Moscow Court Rejects Appeal of Gershkovich

'WSJ' reporter detained since March will continue to be imprisoned

(Newser) - A Moscow court ruled Tuesday to keep Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich in custody pending his trial on espionage charges that he denies. As the AP reports, the Moscow City Court rejected an appeal against Gershkovich's detention filed by his lawyers, upholding an earlier ruling to keep him...

Breaking News! Grover Has a New Job
Breaking News!
Grover Has a New Job

Breaking News! Grover Has a New Job

Muppet is now a roving reporter, apparently, and other reporters are offering their takes

(Newser) - Grover usually spends his time online pumping up fans , singing to friends , and even trying his hand at self-portraits . But the fuzzy blue Muppet from Sesame Street apparently has a real new job that keeps him busy, too—at least according to his own admission on social media this week....

CBS Host Charles Osgood Dies at 91
His Famous
Signoff: 'I'll See
You on the Radio'

His Famous Signoff: 'I'll See You on the Radio'

Emmy-winning TV/radio journalist Charles Osgood, former host of 'CBS Sunday Morning,' dies at 91

(Newser) - Charles Osgood, a five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who anchored CBS Sunday Morning for more than two decades, hosted the long-running radio program The Osgood File, and was referred to as CBS News' poet in residence, has died. He was 91, per the AP . CBS reports that Osgood died Tuesday at...

Al Jazeera Journalist Is 5th in His Family Killed in Gaza

'The whole world must look at what is happening here in the Gaza Strip,' says his journalist father

(Newser) - An apparent Israeli airstrike killed two Palestinian journalists in southern Gaza on Sunday, reports the AP , including an Al Jazeera journalist who lost four close relatives earlier in the war. Hamza Dahdouh is the son of veteran Al Jazeera correspondent Wael Dahdouh, whose wife, two other children, and a grandson...

Sheriff Stands by 'Deeply Concerning' Arrest of Reporter

KJZZ's Alisa Resnick detained while covering pro-Palestinian protest outside Tucson Raytheon office

(Newser) - More than two dozen people were detained Thursday at a pro-Palestinian demonstration outside a Raytheon office in Arizona, including a local reporter who was covering the event. The Arizona Republic reports that KJZZ's Alisa Reznick was arrested by a deputy from the Pima County Sheriff's Department outside a...

Gershkovich's Detention Extended After 8 Months Behind Bars

'Wall Street Journal' reporter to remain in Russian custody until at least Jan. 30

(Newser) - A court in Moscow on Tuesday extended the detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, arrested on espionage charges, until Jan. 30, Russian news agencies reported. The hearing took place behind closed doors because authorities say details of the criminal case against the American journalist are classified, the AP...

Russia Orders 2nd US Journalist to Stay in Jail

Russian-American editor Alsu Kurmasheva will remain behind bars until at least early December

(Newser) - A Russian court on Monday ordered a Russian-American journalist who was detained last week on charges of failing to register as a foreign agent to remain in custody until early December, her employer reported. Alsu Kurmasheva, an editor for the US government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Tatar-Bashkir service, appeared...

Russia Nabs Another US Journalist
Russia Nabs
Another US

Russia Nabs Another US Journalist

Dual Russia-US citizen Alsu Kurmasheva of RFE/RL accused of plotting to share military info

(Newser) - A second US journalist has been detained in Russia. Alsu Kurmasheva, a dual Russian-American citizen and Prague-based editor for Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), was detained Wednesday in the southwest city of Kazan, which she was prevented from leaving months earlier. She'd traveled to Russia in May for a...

Journalist Held by China Sees a Tree for First Time in Years

China's Ministry of State Security said Cheng Lei had served her sentence

(Newser) - After being held in China since her August 2020 arrest, journalist Cheng Lei is back home in Australia. The BBC reports she was "tried in secret" in China in March on national security charges, and China's Ministry of State Security on Wednesday said she'd pleaded guilty and...

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