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Idaho Statesman eliminates executive editor post

Nov. 13, 2018 12:54 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The McClatchy Company has restructured the newsroom leadership positions at the Idaho Statesman, eliminating the executive editor position held by Rhonda Prast and naming Nate Poppino as interim local editor. The Idaho Statesman reports the decision was announced in the newsroom on...

Photographer: Nazi salute image not meant to be offensive

Nov. 13, 2018 12:16 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The parent who took a photo of Wisconsin high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute on the steps of a local courthouse said Tuesday he was simply asking the teens to wave goodbye to their parents before they headed to prom and never anticipated the image would draw such...

CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White House

Nov. 13, 2018 11:41 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN sued the Trump administration Tuesday, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta's credentials to cover the White House be returned because their revocation violates the constitutional right of freedom of the press. The administration stripped Acosta of his pass to enter the White House...

Goodyear honors free blimp ride voucher awarded 17 years ago

Nov. 11, 2018 12:34 PM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. honored a man's voucher for a free blimp ride 17 years after it was awarded to him. The Repository in Canton reports Keith Beckley won a special MVP award in 2001 during his senior season at northeast Ohio's Carrollton High School and Goodyear gifted the...

Rebel minister who fled Yemen hit by shoe at news conference

Nov. 11, 2018 6:52 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A minister who served in Yemen's rebel government before defecting to Saudi Arabia was struck by a shoe hurled by a Yemeni journalist at a news conference in Riyadh. Abdul-Salam Ali Gaber, who served as information minister, is the most senior member of the Houthi administration to defect...

Wisconsin DNR staff pressured to OK golf course

Nov. 11, 2018 1:06 AM EST

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — "Here's our thistle! This is a rare, very rare plant," retired wetland ecologist Pat Trochlell exclaimed as she stood at the edge of Lake Michigan on a clear, windy and unseasonably cool day in October. "You can see the leaves are just, really incredibly beautiful," she said,...

Police, hospital officials investigate emergency room death

Nov. 10, 2018 8:34 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Police and hospital officials are investigating the death of a patient who was being restrained in an upstate New York emergency room. Dr. Dennis McKenna, medical director at Albany Medical Center, told reporters at a news conference Friday evening that the 45-year-old man died...

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

Nov. 9, 2018 7:29 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL NEWS: FLASHBACK: Obama kicks out reporter at press briefing THE...

Halfway to NFL awards: decisions and lots of candidates

Nov. 9, 2018 11:41 AM EST

By the time every NFL team has played eight games, there are some heavily established favorites for The Associated Press NFL awards that are handed out on Super Bowl eve. Not this year. MVP? Lots of candidates — and not just quarterbacks. Coach of the Year? Nearly every division has a contender. Comeback...

Trump claims video distributed by White House wasn't altered

Nov. 9, 2018 11:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed on Friday that a White House-released video depicting contact between a staffer and a CNN reporter wasn't altered, and he seemingly threatened to revoke the White House press credentials of more reporters. Trump insisted that the video distributed by White...