Charles Lewis, former DC chief at AP and Hearst, has died
The former Washington bureau chief for The Associated Press and The Hearst Newspapers who tirelessly advocated for the release of AP journalist Terry Anderson from kidnappers in Lebanon, died Saturday, March 20, 2021. (Paul Stevens via AP)WASHINGTON – Charles Lewis, a former Washington bureau chief for The Associated Press and The Hearst Newspapers who tirelessly advocated for the release of AP journalist Terry Anderson from kidnappers in Lebanon, died Saturday. Lewis campaigned internationally with Anderson’s sister, Peggy Say, with AP support to seek Anderson’s freedom, including several meetings with North. He later served as an assistant chief of bureau in Los Angeles and a bureau chief in Hartford, Connecticut, according to Mears. In 1989, he became chief of the Hearst Newspapers bureau in Washington and later served as senior editor there before retiring in 2013.
NY attorney general seeks to dissolve NRA
The organization went from a nearly $28 million surplus in 2015 to a $36 million deficit in 2018. The NRA is fraught with fraud and abuse, which is why, today, we seek to dissolve the NRA, because no organization is above the law.A message seeking comment from the NRA about the lawsuit was left Thursday. While the lawsuit accuses all four men of wrongdoing and seeks fines and remuneration, none of them have been charged with a crime. The advertising firm would pick up the tab for various expenses for LaPierre and other NRA executives and then send a lump sum bill to the organization for out-of-pocket expenses, the lawsuit said. He accused LaPierre of exerting dictatorial control.
Oliver North coming to Jacksonville area to support nonprofit
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - An area nonprofit is earning the praise of a nationally known veteran. Lt. Col. Oliver North will appear Friday evening in Ponte Vedra Beach to support Operation New Uniform.The Jacksonville organization helps veterans transition from their military career into the business world. "It's leaving that uniform and putting on the uniform of a successful person in American businesses, and they have perfected it." North will be the keynote speaker for the ONU Heroes Gala on Friday night. Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.