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Daily Mail owner files antitrust suit against Google in US

Apr. 20, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

The owner of the Daily Mail website, Associated Newspapers, is suing Google, saying the tech company's dominance in online advertising has harmed its business. The suit, filed Monday in federal court in New York, says Google punishes publishers' search results if they...

Ricketts creates credential system for media covering events

Apr. 19, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — News outlets that want to attend Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts' press conferences will have to answer detailed questions about their business model and submit a notarized letter from a manager before they'll be given access to ask questions under a new policy the governor's...

Chicago video tests newsroom handling of graphic footage

Apr. 16, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The image that many Americans have of 13-year-old Adam Toledo is frozen in time: He is standing in an alley with his hands up as the gunshot that killed him is heard. This week's release of Chicago body camera footage of the March...

New Mexico health secretary, experts push vaccine message

Apr. 15, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Combatting misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and tapping into networks of community health providers, faith leaders and other local organizers to share more public health information will be imperative as the U.S. aims to boost vaccination rates, experts told...

Florida to close wastewater reservoir with leak history

Apr. 13, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida is moving to permanently close the leaky Piney Point wastewater reservoir that poured millions of gallons of water into Tampa Bay while threatening to burst open and flood nearby homes and businesses, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday. ...

Blair Godbout, veteran AP photo editor, dies at 66

Apr. 13, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blair Godbout, a veteran Associated Press photo editor whose calm demeanor, attention to detail and warm, outgoing personality made him friends with arguably everyone he met in a business in which the rush to be first is often tense and competitive, has died at age 66. ...

Lin-Manuel Miranda, mayor open new Times Square vaccine site

Apr. 12, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday at the grand opening of a Times Square COVID-19 vaccination site intended to jump-start the city's entertainment industry. “We want to gather again, and we...

Myanmar junta limits internet, seizes satellite TV dishes

Apr. 08, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An information blackout under Myanmar's military junta worsened Thursday as fiber broadband service, the last legal way for ordinary people to access the internet, became intermittently inaccessible on several networks. Authorities in some areas...

OJ Simpson, Las Vegas Strip hotel settle defamation case

Apr. 08, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson and a Las Vegas hotel-casino have settled a lawsuit alleging that unnamed employees defamed Simpson by telling a celebrity news site he had been banned from the property in November 2017 for being drunk and disruptive. Simpson’s attorney,...

Myanmar security forces attack town that resisted with arms

Apr. 07, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces on Wednesday stormed a town in northwestern Myanmar where some residents had used homemade hunting rifles to resist the military's February seizure of power, killing at least 11 civilians and injuring many others, local news reports said. ...