Report: At least 60 journalists killed in 2014

2014 -- At least 60 journalists around the world were killed in 2014 while on the job or because of their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday, making the past three years the deadliest for journalists since the organization began keeping

FBI leaves door open on media impersonation

2014 -- FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday left open the possibility that an agent might again pose as a journalist as part of an investigation, though he said such a tactic ought to be rare and "done carefully with significant supervision, if it's going to

Mark Davies named to senior AP day manager post

2014 -- Mark Davies, a senior AP news manager with strong experience in designing news coverage for specific customer needs, has been appointed to lead the AP's Nerve Center during the U.S. day

Former AP Latin America bureau chief dies

2014 -- William Heath, an award-winning journalist and former bureau chief for The Associated Press who oversaw news coverage during some of Latin America's most turbulent times, has died. He was 78

Media challenges gag order in ex-coal CEO's case

2014 -- News organizations have challenged a judge's gag order in the high-profile criminal case of a former West Virginia coal executive

AP names Peter Prengaman Southern Cone news editor

2014 -- Peter Prengaman, a cross-format journalist and news manager who has reported from a dozen countries for The Associated Press, has been named news editor for the Southern Cone countries of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay

Longtime AP reporter Juan Carlos Llorca dies at 40

2014 -- Juan Carlos Llorca, a veteran Associated Press journalist who covered immigration and the drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border, and whose reporting on illegal international adoptions helped prompt national reforms in Guatemala, has died at age 40

Veteran journalist, educator Michael Shanahan dies

2014 -- Michael Shanahan, a veteran Washington political reporter for The Associated Press and Newhouse Newspapers who used that experience to teach new generations of students at George Washington University about the business he loved, died Saturday

Desaulniers named AP's New England media director

2014 -- Dwayne Desaulniers, a former business and technology director for The Associated Press, has been named the news cooperative's Director of Local Media for New England

AP nombra a dos corresponsales en Sudamérica

2014 -- The Associated Press se complace en anunciar el nombramiento de los periodistas Jacobo G. García como corresponsal de su servicio en español en Colombia y de Franklin Briceño en Perú

Jim Van Anglen promoted to AP's Deep South editor

2014 -- Jim Van Anglen, news editor for The Associated Press in Georgia and Alabama, has been promoted to the newly created position of Deep South Editor

In letter to Justice Dept., AP demands assurances that FBI won't again impersonate journalists

2014 -- The Associated Press on Monday demanded assurances from the Justice Department that the FBI will never again impersonate a member of the news media, following revelations that an agent in Seattle portrayed himself as an AP journalist as part of a cri

AP names Carlo Piovano as Europe business editor

2014 -- Carlo Piovano, who joined the AP's business desk in London as an editor at the height of the global financial crisis, has been promoted to AP's Europe Business Editor

FBI says agent impersonated AP reporter

2014 -- FBI Director James Comey says an agent impersonated an Associated Press reporter during a 2007 criminal investigation, a ruse the news organization says could undermine its credibility

AP photojournalist dies in car crash in Cuba

2014 -- An Associated Press photographer in Cuba, Franklin Reyes Marrero, has died in a car accident while returning from an assignment west of Havana

How do you know who won? AP calls races across US

2014 -- How will you know who won Tuesday's elections? County and state governments count the votes and eventually certify the results. But that can take weeks

AP asks for accounting of fake FBI news stories

2014 -- Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy and The Associated Press sent separate letters to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday expressing concerns that the FBI faked an AP story to catch a bomb threat suspect in 2007. The AP also asked the J

Larson named AP's West Africa bureau chief

2014 -- Krista Larson, who has covered the Ebola outbreak and the deadly conflict in Central African Republic for The Associated Press, has been named bureau chief for West Africa for the news cooperative

FBI says it faked AP story to catch bomb suspect

2014 -- The FBI confirmed Tuesday it faked an Associated Press story to catch a bomb threat suspect in 2007, but now says it did not spoof a Seattle Times Web page as part of the investigation

News groups seek lethal injection information

2014 -- Several news organizations have filed a lawsuit against Arizona that says the public has a First Amendment right to information about its execution protocols

News outlets seek access in football hazing case

2014 -- The Associated Press has joined other media organizations requesting access to juvenile court hearings for seven high school students charged in a football hazing investigation

Lindsey Bahr named AP film writer in LA

2014 -- Lindsey Bahr, who has covered the Hollywood movie scene from castings to Comic-Con as a correspondent for Entertainment Weekly, has been named film writer for The Associated Press in Los Angeles

AP names news editor for Tenn., Kentucky bureaus

2014 -- The Associated Press has named Scott Stroud, who has overseen award-winning work about the legacy of the civil rights movement, the hazards of texting while driving, as well as sexual assaults on college campuses in the aftermath of a rape case invol

Cabot Prize honors 6 journalists for LatAm work

2014 -- Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism honored six journalists Wednesday night for excellence in reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean

Wounded AP reporter vows to return to Afghanistan

2014 -- Over and over, Kathy Gannon has re-lived the decisions that led to her close friend's death — and almost her own — in Afghanistan. Gannon, a veteran Associated Press correspondent, and Anja Niedringhaus, an award-winning AP photographer from Germany,

AP names Rindels to cover Nevada statehouse

2014 -- The Associated Press has named Michelle Rindels to be the Nevada statehouse reporter in Carson City

Veteran reporter Kim Chandler hired by AP in Ala.

2014 -- Kim Chandler, a veteran journalist who has covered politics in Alabama for more than a decade, is joining The Associated Press as a reporter in the Montgomery bureau

Armario to join California AP as education writer

2014 -- Christine Armario, a reporter for The Associated Press in Florida who has covered education, crime, politics and immigrant communities, is moving to the news cooperative's Los Angeles bureau

AP names Josef Federman as Jerusalem bureau chief

2014 -- The Associated Press has named Josef Federman, a veteran Middle East correspondent, as its chief of bureau for Israel and the Palestinian territories

Kristin Bender to join AP in San Francisco

2014 -- Kristin J. Bender, a veteran Bay Area reporter who has chronicled many of the region's biggest news stories for the largest local newspaper chain, is joining the San Francisco bureau of The Associated Press

Infection has news organizations looking at risks

2014 -- For media covering the spread of Ebola in West Africa, the infection of a cameraman who works for NBC offers both a reason to emphasize precaution and to continue to bear witness

Judge orders release of Guantanamo videotapes

2014 -- A federal judge on Friday ordered the public release of 28 videotapes of a hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay prisoner strike being forcibly removed from his cell and force-fed

Associated Press names veteran editor Evan Berland as global news manager for weekends

2014 -- Evan Berland, a senior Associated Press editor and manager, has been appointed AP's global news manager for weekends

AP names Victor Caivano director for Southern Cone

2014 -- Victor Caivano, a veteran photographer who has led photo coverage for The Associated Press in Spain and Brazil, has been named news director for the Southern Cone countries of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay

De Pury named AP’s news director for Russia, CIS

2014 -- The Associated Press has named Kate de Pury, an award-winning journalist with more than 15 years’ experience in video newsgathering, as its news director for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States

Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files

2014 -- Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown

Greg Schreier named AP's assistant regional editor for Southern US

2014 -- The Associated Press has named Greg Schreier as assistant South editor, a key position on the regional editing desk that oversees coverage from 13 states and the District of Columbia

Kristin Gazlay named AP's top stories director

2014 -- Kristin Gazlay, an editor who has held major leadership positions at The Associated Press over a career extending more than three decades, has been appointed the news service's director of top stories, Senior Managing Editor Michael Oreskes announced

Journalists criticize White House for 'secrecy'

2014 -- Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns Wednesday about what they described as a lack of access and transparency undermining journalists' work, several blaming the current White House for setting standards for secrecy that are spread

AP names Maya Alleruzzo Mideast photo editor

2014 -- Maya Alleruzzo, a photographer who has covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during a 12-year stint in the region, has been named regional photo editor for the Middle East by The Associated Press

AP names Lynne O'Donnell Kabul bureau chief

2014 -- Lynne O'Donnell, a foreign correspondent who has covered major stories throughout the Middle East and Asia for two decades, has been named Kabul bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading the agency's coverage of Afghanistan at a time of transiti

AP appoints Dharapak as Asia-Pacific photo editor

2014 -- Charles Dharapak, a veteran photographer who has spent the past decade chronicling the activities and travels of U.S. presidents and American political campaigns, has been named Asia-Pacific regional photo editor for The Associated Press

Catalini named AP New Jersey statehouse reporter

2014 -- Michael Catalini, an enterprising political journalist covering the U.S. Senate, has been named the New Jersey statehouse reporter for The Associated Press

AP sports reporter Christopher Duncan dies at 43

2014 -- Christopher Duncan, a sports reporter for The Associated Press who covered the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and the Kentucky Derby, has died at the age of 43

Former AP photo editor Toby Massey dies

2014 -- Toby Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters, the space program and sporting events during a 38-year career with The Associated Press, died Thursday. He was 80

Hundreds mourn AP video journalist killed in Gaza

2014 -- Several hundred mourners packed the ornate cathedral of this hilltop Tuscan town on Friday to remember Associated Press video journalist Simone Camilli as a committed storyteller who had found personal and professional contentment in the Middle East

AP video journalist Simone Camilli killed in Gaza

2014 -- Simone Camilli was a consummate storyteller — a passionate, talented newsman with an eye for detail and the ability to convey events with powerful video images that touched people around the world

Pope prays for reporter, translator killed in Gaza

2014 -- Pope Francis has offered prayers for an Italian video journalist working for The Associated Press and his Palestinian translator who were killed in the Gaza Strip

AP video journalist, translator killed in Gaza

2014 -- An Associated Press video journalist and a freelance Palestinian translator working with him were killed Wednesday when ordnance left over from Israeli-Hamas fighting exploded as they were reporting on the aftermath of the war in the Gaza Strip

Wyo. Supreme Court rules for media in records case

2014 -- Wyoming circuit courts may not exclude the public and the media from hearings set to determine whether the state has enough evidence to justify charging defendants with sexual assault, the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Tuesday

Mesfin Fekadu named AP music editor

2014 -- Mesfin Fekadu, a music writer for The Associated Press, has been named the AP's music editor

AP names Tom Berman as Central regional editor

2014 -- The Associated Press has named Tom Berman as Central regional editor. Berman, who has led AP newsrooms and strategic initiatives in the United State and Europe, will oversee AP's coverage and operations across 14 states stretching from Texas to the u

AP names Kole news editor for New England

2014 -- William J. Kole, a veteran bureau chief and news leader for The Associated Press in the U.S. and overseas, has been named news editor for New England, overseeing coverage of breaking news and enterprise across the six-state region

Oskar Garcia named AP's East sports editor

2014 -- Oskar Garcia, a news editor for The Associated Press who oversees news coverage of Hawaii, has been appointed assistant sports editor for the east region for the news agency

Death sentence given in AP photographer's killing

2014 -- Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death

AP names Weissenstein to Havana bureau chief post

2014 -- Michael Weissenstein has been appointed The Associated Press chief of bureau in Havana, the third bureau chief the news cooperative has had in Cuba since it reopened an office on the island in 1999. The AP also announced that senior producer Christop

AP names investigative editor Maud Beelman to new post of editor for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas

2014 -- Maud Beelman, a veteran investigative journalist who as a foreign correspondent covered the reunification of Germany and the wars in the former Yugoslavia, has been named to a new position overseeing news coverage and editorial operations for The Ass

AP names Vaughn Morrison to lead US video production

2014 -- The Associated Press has named Vaughn Morrison as its new head of US video production

AP names Peter Leonard as its Ukraine correspondent

2014 -- The Associated Press has named Peter Leonard to be its correspondent for Ukraine, whose Western-leaning government is struggling to unite the nation in the face of a deadly insurgency

Acoca named East Coast Entertainment & Lifestyles Editor

2014 -- Shelley Acoca, a veteran editor who has worked at the Miami Herald, Newsday and most recently Fox News Magazine, has been hired as The Associated Press’ East Coast Entertainment & Lifestyles Editor

AP staffers win APME awards for coverage of Oklahoma tornado, aftermath of school shootings

2014 -- Coverage of the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado won an award for deadline reporting and a story on the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings won one for feature writing from the Associated Press Media Editors for journalism excellence by AP staffers

Lisa Gibbs, senior writer at Money, appointed AP business editor

2014 -- Lisa Gibbs, a former executive business editor at the Miami Herald and a senior writer at Money, has been appointed AP’s business editor

AP names Vivian Salama as Baghdad bureau chief

2014 -- Vivian Salama, a television and print journalist who has reported on the Middle East for over a decade, has been named as Baghdad bureau chief for The Associated Press

LI judge: Prosecutors must give media recordings

2014 -- A Long Island judge says prosecutors must give the media all video and audio recordings, including 911 calls, used as evidence in the trial of a parolee charged with killing a police officer and another man

Mexico protesters attack journalists, smash glass

2014 -- Four journalists have been injured when masked protesters attacked them after smashing windows during a march through Mexico City

Journalists killed in 2013 remembered at Newseum

2014 -- The Newseum on Monday honored the 77 journalists who were killed around the world in 2013 by adding 10 names to its towering memorial

France lifts restrictions on D-Day video coverage

2014 -- France on Wednesday dropped restrictions on live video coverage of ceremonies this week marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, ensuring that millions of viewers across the world will be able to watch the event as it unfolds

Justices reject reporter's bid to protect source

2014 -- A reporter who has been ordered to divulge the identity of the source of classified information lost his bid Monday to get the Supreme Court to clarify whether journalists have a right to protect their confidential sources

France restricts video coverage of D-Day 70th anniversary, denying news agencies live access

2014 -- Millions of viewers worldwide could miss live coverage of the commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day next week because the French president's office reversed a decision to grant international news agencies free access to the broadcast

Kriel named AP's Europe news director

2014 -- Caro Kriel, who has been a driving force behind the development of The Associated Press' international video report for almost two decades, has been named Europe news director for the news cooperative

News groups complain about gov't rules on leaks

2014 -- Months after the Justice Department issued new guidelines for criminal leak investigations, news organizations are voicing concern about a decision to limit protections to include only journalists engaged in "ordinary newsgathering.

NYC mayor bars media from dozens of events

2014 -- From the first moments of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration, when he initially declared his midnight swearing-in off limits to the media, he has established a record of frequently conducting public business in private, with dozens o

Mark Davies appointed to AP Nerve Center

2014 -- Mark Davies, a veteran print and broadcast journalist in Australia and the United States, has been appointed a global news manager for The Associated Press, Senior Managing Editor Michael Oreskes announced Thursday

AP names Colvin to politics post in New Jersey

2014 -- Jill Colvin, a government and politics reporter in New York who covered the administration of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the campaign to succeed him, has been appointed to a new position of New Jersey-based political writer for The Associated

Media file lawsuit to challenge execution secrecy

2014 -- The Associated Press and four other news organizations filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the secret way in which Missouri obtains the drugs it uses in lethal injections, arguing the state's actions prohibit public oversight of the death penalty

News media challenge ban on journalism drones

2014 -- More than a dozen media organizations challenged the government's ban on the use of drones by journalists Tuesday, saying the Federal Aviation Administration's position violates First Amendment protections for news gathering

AP posts profit in 2013 even as revenue falls

2014 -- The Associated Press said Wednesday that it posted a net profit of $3.3 million in 2013, as it cut costs across the organization. The results compare with a loss of $25.5 million a year ago, according to the news cooperative's annual financial report

AP veteran David Scott named political editor

2014 -- David Scott, who leads news coverage in 14 states for The Associated Press as a regional editor, was named Tuesday as political editor to direct the news agency's national political reporting

AP names Arrillaga enterprise editor for US

2014 -- Pauline Arrillaga, an award-winning national reporter for The Associated Press and an experienced trainer and writing coach, has been promoted to the new position of U.S. enterprise editor, overseeing AP's enterprise journalism across the 50 states

Boston Globe, Associated Press among 'Best Of Show' winners in National Headliner Awards

2014 -- The Boston Globe, The Associated Press, Baltimore's WBAL radio and CBS Sports have won top honors as "best of show" winners in the 80th National Headliner Awards

Former AP photographer Harry Koundakjian dies

2014 -- Harry Koundakjian, a former photographer and photo editor for The Associated Press in the Middle East and New York City, has died. He was 83

AP names Klug to top South Korea editorial position

2014 -- The Associated Press has named Seoul news editor Foster Klug as its chief of bureau for South Korea

Tom Berman named deputy for AP's Central Region

2014 -- Tom Berman, a veteran editor and leader at The Associated Press who has directed coverage of stories ranging from air disasters, terror attacks and the ongoing unrest in Ukraine, has been named the cooperative's new deputy editor for the U.S. Central

Russian state media claim AP skews Putin coverage

2014 -- Kremlin-controlled television channels criticized The Associated Press' international television service for cutting into its live feed of President Vladimir Putin's nearly four-hour call-in show to send footage from other developing news stories, in

AP names Nigeria chief of bureau

2014 -- The Associated Press has named Michelle Faul, who has covered the major stories of Africa over the past three decades, as its bureau chief in Nigeria

Media group names award after AP's Niedringhaus

2014 -- A women's media group has created a new award for courage honoring Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan, the group announced Tuesday

Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief

2014 -- Zeina Karam, who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading coverage of Lebanon as well as the devastating conflict in

AP veteran leading Pennsylvania, New Jersey news

2014 -- Larry Rosenthal, a veteran news leader and innovative newsroom manager, has been named to the newly created position of Pennsylvania/New Jersey editor for The Associated Press, based in Philadelphia

AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus remembered for her ability to capture humanity amid chaos

2014 -- Hundreds of mourners packed a church in central Germany on Saturday to remember Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan last week after a life spent between the chaos of war and the serenity of her

Brian Murphy named AP news editor for Tennessee and Kentucky

2014 -- Brian Murphy, a longtime foreign correspondent who has covered and directed stories from bases in Europe and the Middle East, has been named The Associated Press news editor for Tennessee and Kentucky

Afghan probe begins in attack on AP journalists

2014 -- Afghan central government authorities on Wednesday began questioning the police commander who killed an Associated Press photographer and wounded an AP reporter, a day after he was transferred by helicopter to the capital - a rare case in which an Af

Journalists 'under attack' worldwide, says AP president

2014 -- The president and CEO of The Associated Press says journalists around the world are "increasingly under attack" by people trying to influence and control the news

Acclaimed photographer Anja Niedringhaus dies

2014 -- Anja Niedringhaus faced down some of the world's greatest dangers and had one of the world's loudest laughs. She photographed dying and death, and embraced humanity and life. She gave herself to the subjects of her lens, and gave her talents to the w

Canadian-born journalist Kathy Gannon wounded in attack in Afghanistan

2014 -- Canadian-born journalist Kathy Gannon, working for the Associated Press was wounded Friday while on assignment in Afghanistan

AP photographer killed, reporter wounded

2014 -- Veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan

Brad Foss is promoted to AP deputy business editor

2014 -- Brad Foss, an assistant business editor who has helped direct The Associated Press’ coverage of the global economy for the past five years, has been promoted to deputy business editor

Jill Craig named AP video journalist in Houston

2014 -- Jill Craig, a video producer at The Associated Press, is joining the cooperative's bureau in Houston as a video journalist

AP names Linderman reporter in Baltimore

2014 -- Juliet Linderman, a federal courts reporter at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, will be joining The Associated Press in Baltimore

AP wins Shadid Award for story on American in Iran

2014 -- A team from The Associated Press has won the 2014 Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics for a story that revealed the CIA ties of an American who vanished in Iran

AP pushes bid for independent coverage of Obama

2014 -- DENVER — The Associated Press is seeking to broaden independent news coverage of the White House under an administration that is hypersensitive about its image and which frequently bars the press from events involving President Barack Obama

Bob Thomas, dean of Hollywood reporters, dies

2014 -- Bob Thomas, the longtime Associated Press writer and dean of Hollywood reporters who covered a record 66 Oscar ceremonies, reported on the biggest stars, from Clark Gable to Tom Cruise, and filed AP's bulletin that Robert F. Kennedy had been shot, di

AP among First Amendment award winners

2014 -- The Radio Television Digital News Foundation is presenting its First Amendment Award to The Associated Press for defending press freedoms against secret government subpoenas for reporters' phone calls

Portrait unveiled in Ga. for AP political reporter

2014 -- The Georgia state Senate on Monday honored a former Associated Press reporter who covered politics for decades with a portrait that will be hung outside the Capitol press offices

Armed men confiscate AP equipment in Crimea

2014 -- Armed men in Crimea's capital city have confiscated equipment from Associated Press employees and contractors working there

Trio wins story of the year; Terrill photo

2014 -- Tim Dahlberg, Eddie Pells and Jimmy Golen's combined efforts earned them story of the year honors in the annual writing contest for AP staffers judged by Associated Press Sports Editors at their winter meeting

Anna Johnson named deputy of AP's West Region

2014 -- Anna Johnson, an award-winning journalist with extensive experience working in the U.S. and the Middle East, has been named The Associated Press' deputy editor for the U.S. West, overseeing coverage from 13 states

AP nombra editor regional de video

2014 -- Fernando González, quien en los últimos 11 años ha sido productor de vídeo para The Associated Press en el buró de La Habana, fue nombrado el miércoles como el nuevo editor regional de video para América Latina

Anthony named AP's Asia-Pacific news director

2014 -- Ted Anthony, an award-winning journalist who has reported from 20 countries and pioneered innovative cross-platform story-telling at The Associated Press, has been named Asia-Pacific news director for the news cooperative

AP names Lamia Radi as chief of Arabic language service

2014 -- Lamia Radi, a veteran journalist who has reported on war and transformation for three decades throughout the Middle East, has been appointed as the new chief of AP's Arabic language service, the news cooperative announced Monday

AP chief urges governments to support free press

2014 -- The Associated Press' executive editor called on governments around the world to support an independent press, warning Monday that efforts to silence the media through intimidation and violence are "in effect an attack on a nation's people.

Justice Dept. revises media rules

2014 -- The Justice Department announced Friday it is revising its rules for obtaining records from the news media in leak investigations, promising that in most instances the government will notify news organizations beforehand of its intention to do so

White House bars media from Dalai Lama meeting

2014 -- The White House defended its decision Friday to bar reporters and photojournalists from a meeting between President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama, while acknowledging the news media's legitimate interest in covering the two leaders' encounter

Ravi Nessman named deputy for AP's South region

2014 -- Ravi Nessman, who has covered and led award-winning news stories in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the United States, has been named The Associated Press' deputy editor for the U.S. South region, overseeing coverage from 13 states and the District

Wood, journalist who covered Middle East, joins AP to focus on North Dakota oil

2014 -- Josh Wood is joining The Associated Press to report from North Dakota on the oil boom that is transforming the state and the U.S. energy sector

Lebanese presidential palace alters handout photo

2014 -- A government-produced picture of Lebanese officials posing with members of the new cabinet was altered to include a picture of the speaker of parliament who wasn't actually there, an official with the presidential palace has acknowledged

Beam named AP Statehouse correspondent in Kentucky

2014 -- Adam Beam, an award-winning government and politics writer at The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C., is joining The Associated Press as its lead Statehouse reporter in Kentucky

AP: Fidel Castro handout photos digitally altered

2014 -- The Associated Press is eliminating from its archive seven Cuban government handout photos of Fidel Castro after determining some were digitally altered to remove what appears to be a hearing aid from the retired leader's ear

Foody appointed to join AP's Georgia bureau

2014 -- Kathleen Foody, an investigative reporter for a group of Gannett newspapers in Wisconsin, is joining The Associated Press as a reporter in the Atlanta bureau

AP names news director for East-Central Europe

2014 -- Fisnik Abrashi, an Associated Press correspondent and editor who covered wars and their aftermath on three continents, has been appointed all-formats news director for central and eastern Europe, responsible for leading video, photo and text coverage

AP promotes Gwizdowski and Kaiser

2014 -- The Associated Press named broadcast executive David Gwizdowski as its senior vice president responsible for revenue in the Americas and promoted Karen Kaiser to senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary

Wash. to increase execution access

2014 -- Washington state will allow witnesses to executions to see the entire process, including the insertion of intravenous catheters during a lethal injection, state officials told The Associated Press

Steve McMillan named AP Va., W.Va. news editor

2014 -- The Associated Press has named Steve McMillan, a seasoned editor who has overseen such coverage as the foreclosure and financial meltdown and the buyout of Qwest Communications, news editor for Virginia and West Virginia

AP hires Bussewitz as Hawaii statehouse reporter

2014 -- Cathy Bussewitz, an award-winning Santa Rosa Press Democrat reporter skilled in multimedia and data reporting, has been hired as a government and politics reporter for The Associated Press in Hawaii

Cameron, Bono link poverty, climate at AP debate

2014 -- Global leaders argued Friday that efforts to eradicate poverty must be linked to climate change, saying that rising temperatures will have widespread effects on everything from food supplies to education

AP says Zimmerman painting is copy of AP photo

2014 -- The Associated Press has demanded that George Zimmerman halt the sale of one of his paintings because the news agency says it directly copies an AP photo

Noreen Gillespie named AP's deputy sports editor

2014 -- Noreen Gillespie, a deputy regional editor for The Associated Press who helps oversee news coverage of 14 states and was a key editor at the past two Olympics, has been appointed deputy sports editor for the news agency

AP severs ties with photographer who altered work

2014 -- The Associated Press has severed ties with a freelance photographer who it says violated its ethical standards by altering a photo he took while covering the war in Syria in 2013

Egyptian police release AP cameraman on bail

2014 -- A freelance Egyptian TV cameraman who was detained while covering the country's constitutional referendum for The Associated Press was released on bail Friday, but the case remains open, authorities said

Egyptian police detain AP cameraman

2014 -- Police on Wednesday detained a freelance Egyptian TV cameraman who was covering the country’s constitutional referendum for The Associated Press

Foreign media call on Egypt to free journalists

2014 -- More than 50 news organizations, including The Associated Press, called on Egyptian authorities Monday to release three journalists jailed while working for Al-Jazeera English and to stop arbitrary detentions of media representatives

AP names veteran South Dakota journalist Carson Walker as cooperative's Dakotas News Editor

2014 -- The Associated Press has named Carson Walker as its new news editor for North Dakota and South Dakota

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