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Chatham announces plan to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy

Jul. 12, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hedge fund Chatham Asset Management said it plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control. The hedge fund did not put a price on the deal. The agreement still needs the approval of a bankruptcy judge. McClatchy is one of the largest...

Hedge fund Chatham plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control

Jul. 12, 2020 2:20 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Hedge fund Chatham plans to buy newspaper publisher McClatchy out of bankruptcy, ending 163 years of family control.

3 school teachers in Winkleman get COVID-19, one later dies

Jul. 12, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Three school teachers in the small eastern Arizona community of Winkelman tested positive for the coronavirus last month and one of them died, according to a Phoenix television station. ABC15 reported Sunday that Kimberley Byrd shared a classroom with two other teachers at Leonor Hambly K-8....

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha takes a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Crystal Palace at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (Tim Keeton/Pool Photo via AP)

Palace player Zaha racially abused; 12-year-old arrested

Jul. 12, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was arrested by police after Crystal Palace player Wilfried Zaha highlighted racist abuse he received ahead of Sunday's Premier League match at Aston Villa. Zaha posted the screenshots on Twitter with the message: “Woke up to this today.” The...

Endicott officials apologize over 'White Lives Matter' posts

Jul. 12, 2020 10:36 AM EDT

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Two white officials in an upstate New York village apologized amid calls for their resignations over “White Lives Matter” Facebook posts. Screenshots of Endicott Deputy Mayor Cheryl Chapman, a Democrat, sharing a post and Republican Mayor Linda Jackson...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2009 file photo, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan speaks during an interview in London. Bachchan has tested positive for COVID-19 and hospitalised in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital. In a tweet on Saturday, July 11, 2020, Bachchan, 77, said his family and staff have also undergone tests and results are awaited. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Bollywood's Amitabh Bachchan, 3 family members test positive

Jul. 12, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, his son and two other family members have tested positive for the coronavirus in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, a government minister said Sunday. The Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital said that Amitabh Bachchan was in...

Louisville man's podcast on Black history gains attention

Jul. 12, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jermaine Fowler, like every good podcaster, has a distinct, dynamic voice. His strong, poetic cadence makes listeners want to tune in, not doze off, to the stories he tells. In a recent episode, it was about Ida B. Wells, an abolitionist and investigative journalist. Fowler...

2 killed, 1 in critical condition after fight in Bellevue

Jul. 12, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

Two men are dead and another man is in critical condition after a shooting and stabbing Saturday night in Bellevue, authorities told KING TV. A woman was also wounded and is being treated at a hospital in the suburb east of Seattle, the TV station reported. The violence apparently took place about 7:30 p.m. at...

Family of late journalist fulfill her wish to help boy

Jul. 12, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hours before Louisiana sports reporter Carley McCord died in a Dec. 28 plane crash, she posted a hopeful message to Instagram that would guide her loved ones through the months ahead. “Only rainbows after rain. The sun will always come again.” The words, which come...

Jay Wilson, a concert promoter with Red Mountain Entertainment in Birmingham, Ala., started baking and selling his Jay's Cheesecakes to raise money to help stagehands, crew members and other concert workers who have been out of work due to the coronavirus outbreak.(July 7, 2020; Homewood, Ala.) (Bob Carlton/ Alabama Media Group via AP)

Alabama concert promoter discovers a sweet, new purpose

Jul. 12, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Near the end of March, a couple of weeks into the COVID-19 outbreak that put normal on hold across America, Jay Wilson’s wife asked him what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday this year. Wilson, who lives in the Birmingham suburb of Homewood, requested a homemade...