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In Alaska hometown, Native women say police ignored rapes

Sep. 14, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

NOME, Alaska (AP) — There's not much that scares Susie. As an Alaska Native woman, she thrives amid sub-zero winters in her village near the Arctic Circle, and camps with her family each summer at the Bering Sea, catching, drying and smoking salmon to put away for winter. But Susie is afraid to return to...

Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink 'news deserts'

Sep. 12, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is trying to coax "news deserts" into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said Thursday it is expanding its "Today In"...

California newspapers seek temporary reprieve on labor issue

Sep. 11, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California newspaper companies would have one year to figure out how they'll comply with a pending state law requiring them to treat newspaper delivery people like employees rather than contractors, a move they say will drive up costs and hasten the decline of printed papers. A...

The Latest: Removing overturned ship could take months

Sep. 11, 2019 3:38 AM EDT

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on The Latest on an overturned cargo ship off the coast of Georgia (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A Coast Guard officer says it could take "weeks, if not months" to remove a cargo ship that overturned while heading to sea from a port on the Georgia coast. Coast Guard...

Veteran AP journalist has died in Ohio at age 94

Sep. 10, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Associated Press reporter and editor Joe McKnight, an Alabama native who spent most of his 40-year AP career in Ohio, has died at his home in Columbus. He was 94. His wife Peggy McKnight says he died Monday after his health began failing several weeks ago. The Selma native...

In last words, Khashoggi asked killers not to suffocate him

Sep. 10, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In his final words, slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi urged his killers not to cover his mouth because he suffered from asthma and could suffocate, according to Turkey's Sabah newspaper. Sabah newspaper, which is close to Turkey's government, published new details of a recording...

In new book, Times reporters detail Weinstein investigation

Sep. 9, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new book by The New York Times reporters who uncovered sexual misconduct accusations against Harvey Weinstein reveals the identities of some of the whistleblowers who aided their investigation and includes new details on the movie mogul's attempts to persuade the newspaper not to publish...

TV anchor gives on-air rebuttal to viewer critique of attire

Sep. 9, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A weekend news anchor and TV reporter in Portland, Oregon, is doubling down on her preference for high-waisted pants after a male viewer told her to "dress like a normal woman" in a message sent to her Facebook work account. Maggie Vespa, who works at Portland's NBC affiliate KGW-TV,...

Anti-bullying and rights defenders among Magsaysay awardees

Sep. 9, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five people were honored Monday as this year's winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, regarded as Asia's version of the Nobel Prize, including a South Korean who helped fight suicide and bullying and a Thai housewife who became a human rights defender after losing her husband to...

Experts: Rising heat in cities requires swift, local action

Sep. 6, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Researchers know how cities can ease the impact of climate change. For starters, they can replace some concrete and asphalt with grass and trees, cover tar roofs with reflective white materials, remove the hard pavement that contributes to flooding and substitute permeable...