The Justice Department violated its own rules when it secretly seized records for thousands of phone calls to and from journalists for The Associated Press as part of a leak investigation, the head of the company said Wednesday. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

AP President: Journalists ‘Under Attack’ Worldwide

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.


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Ex-FBI Agent To Plead Guilty To Being AP Source

A former FBI explosives expert said Monday he will plead guilty to revealing secret information for an Associated Press story about a U.S. intelligence operation in Yemen in 2012. The story led to a leaks investigation and the seizure of AP phone records in the government’s search for the information’s source.


Living in the United States is getting costlier and that's partially due to rent increases.  (File photo. Getty Images)

Study: Less Than One-Third Of Americans Keep Household Budget

The average American household lacks serious fiscal responsibility, with less than one-third of Americans reporting that they keep a household budget of any sort.


Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a "false choice" that weakens democracy, and journalists must fight increasing government overreach that has had a chilling effect on efforts to hold leaders accountable, the president and CEO of The Associated Press said. (THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

AP CEO Calls Records Seizure ‘Unconstitutional’

The president and CEO of The Associated Press says the government’s seizure of AP journalists’ phone records was “unconstitutional” and already has had a chilling effect on newsgathering.


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Government Obtains Wide AP Phone Records In Probe

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.