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News executives protest Trump-era probe with Garland

Jun. 14, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives from CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post met Monday with Attorney General Merrick Garland to protest the Trump-era Justice Department's efforts to seize phone and email records of journalists. After the hourlong meeting in...

New news channel launches in UK and wants to shake things up

Jun. 14, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A new news channel launched on British television on Sunday evening with the aim of shaking up a media landscape that it claims has become an echo chamber for metropolitan elites. GB News, which is positioning itself as a rival to the BBC and Sky News,...

Indiana cement plant faces $730K in fines for air pollution

Jun. 05, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

GREENCASTLE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana cement plant is facing more than $700,000 in fines under a settlement stemming from alleged Clean Air Act violations for air pollution releases dating back nearly a decade. The settlement filed Thursday in federal court calls...

Reports: Facebook to end rule exemptions for politicians

Jun. 03, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

Facebook plans to end a contentious policy championed by CEO Mark Zuckerberg that exempted politicians from certain moderation rules on its site, according to several news reports. The company's rationale for that policy held that the speech of political leaders is...

Tennessee hat shop offer of Star of David patches denounced

May. 30, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The owner of a Tennessee hat shop is dealing with pushback after posting a photo of herself to social media wearing a yellow patch resembling the Star of David with the words “not vaccinated.” The photo posted by Gigi Gaskins, owner of...

Paxton Media Group buying Landmark Community Newspapers

May. 26, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Paxton Media Group is buying Landmark Community Newspapers, including all 47 newspapers in the Shelbyville, Kentucky-based chain. The sale, announced Wednesday, will give Paducah-based Paxton about 120 publications in 14 states, including 20 in...

Alden puts its stamp on Tribune with new debt and leadership

May. 26, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

Hedge fund Alden Global Capital closed its deal for Tribune on Monday. It wasted little time installing new leadership and saddling the newspaper chain with $278 million in debt it took on for the acquisition, according to regulatory filings. Alden, which owns the...

Tribune shareholders approve hedge fund Alden's bid

May. 21, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

Shareholders of Tribune Publishing, one of the country’s largest newspaper chains, approved a $630 million takeover bid by hedge fund Alden Global Capital on Friday, the company said in a brief statement. Alden, which already owned nearly one-third of Tribune, stands to take full control of...

Business leaders oppose House-passed cuts to UM, Wayne St.

May. 17, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Business leaders on Monday protested House-passed cuts in funding to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Wayne State University, saying the research schools are key to the state's economic competitiveness. The Republican-controlled House last...

Meghan wins remainder of copyright claim against UK tabloid

May. 05, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, on Wednesday won her remaining copyright claim against a British tabloid publisher over the publication of a personal letter she wrote to her estranged father. Meghan, 39, had already won most of her...