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Anderson newspaper to sell its building and move downtown

May. 19, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A newspaper in Anderson says it has put its building for sale and plans to get more modern office space closer to downtown. Independent Mail News Director Steve Bruss said now that the Anderson paper is printed in Knoxville, Tennessee, the newspaper no longer needs all the space it...

Nonprofits using community solar to help veterans, families

May. 19, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota nonprofits are turning to community solar as a tool to fight poverty. Community solar typically involves households or businesses buying subscriptions to projects owned by a third-party developer. The power generated is credited to subscribers' utility bills and generally...

The Latest: Bahrain orders its citizens to leave Iraq, Iran

May. 18, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Bahrain is ordering all of its citizens to immediately leave Iraq and Iran, amid rising tensions in the...

Johnson says abortion issue should be left up to states

May. 18, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Saturday he doesn't support a federal law mirroring Alabama's effort to ban most abortions. Johnson has proposed a nationwide ban on abortions 20 weeks after fertilization, which would be in line with Wisconsin law. The Supreme Court's...

Brooks to UNH graduates: Weave relationships, be vulnerable

May. 18, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Journalist and political commentator David Brooks urged University of New Hampshire graduates to lead with vulnerability and weave relationships together through "aggressive friendship." Brooks spoke Saturday in Durham, where more than 2,500 undergraduates and 547 graduate students were...

Pope urges foreign media to use power of press to seek truth

May. 18, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged foreign correspondents on Saturday to humbly use the power of the press to search for the truth and give voice to the voiceless, saying journalism is an important tool to counter the hatred, prejudice and fake news. In an audience with the Foreign Press Association in...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 17, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" —Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Seth Moulton, D-Mass.; former Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo. __ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Acting Homeland Security...

2 North Dakota news outlets hire state lawmaker as reporter

May. 17, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two major news outlets in North Dakota have hired a state lawmaker to report for them, with all three parties saying they'll be careful to avoid any conflicts of interest. Democrat Rep. Matt Eidson of Grand Forks will do freelance work for the Grand Forks Herald and also has an unpaid...

'60 Minutes' Steve Kroft to retire from the show on Sunday

May. 17, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The ticking clock for the longest tenured reporter at "60 Minutes" is about to go silent. CBS says Steve Kroft, 73, will retire from the news magazine at Sunday's season finale. It will cap his 30th season and Kroft will discuss his plans to step down on the air. Kroft came to "60 Minutes"...

Retired NY journalist honored with AP group's award

May. 17, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Lois Clermont, former longtime journalist with The Press-Republican of Plattsburgh, has been named the recipient of the New York State Associated Press Association's inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. Clermont will receive the award June 1 at the NYSAPA's annual news awards...