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BBC coverage of Philip's death draws record complaints

Apr. 15, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The BBC’s coverage of the death of Prince Philip has drawn almost 110,000 complaints from the public, making it the most complained-about piece of television programming ever in the U.K. The broadcaster cleared its normal schedules across two TV...

Big-business pushback against voting measures gains momentum

Apr. 14, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

Big business has ratcheted up its objections to proposals that would make it harder to vote, with several hundred companies and executives signing a new statement opposing “any discriminatory legislation." The letter, published Wednesday in The New York Times and The...

Deseret News names Robin Ritch as new publisher

Apr. 14, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Deseret News newspaper in Salt Lake City has chosen Robin Ritch as its new president and publisher. Ritch moves into the role from her current position as senior vice president of operations, the newspaper said in a news release Wednesday. ...

Arizona Daily Sun to outsource printing for newspaper

Apr. 14, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Daily Sun is shutting down its printing press and outsourcing the work to a facility in metropolitan Phoenix, the newspaper announced Wednesday. The move will take place in mid-May, and the 20,000 square-foot building that also houses...

Galloni becomes first woman as Reuters editor-in-chief

Apr. 13, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Reuters news service has promoted Alessandra Galloni to be its new editor-in-chief, making her the first woman to take that role in the company's 170-year history. The London-based Galloni will replace Stephen Adler, who has been the newsroom's...

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...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ New Georgia...

Report accuses Columbus Zoo top executives of misusing funds

Apr. 07, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former president and chief financial officer of the Columbus Zoo arranged for relatives to live in houses owned by the zoo and used its marketing sporting event tickets for their own personal use, according to findings released Tuesday by a law firm hired by the...

Iran ship said to be Red Sea troop base off Yemen attacked

Apr. 07, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian ship believed to be a base for the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and anchored for years in the Red Sea off Yemen has been attacked, Tehran acknowledged Wednesday. Iran's Foreign Ministry confirmed the attack on the MV...

As states expand vaccines, prisoners still lack access

Apr. 07, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

This week, Florida expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to all residents 16 and older. But across the state, more than 70,000 people still don’t have access to the vaccine. Those men and women are Florida state prisoners. More than half the country has opened up...