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

May. 07, 2021 14:24 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: ___ COVID-19 vaccine...

Meghan wins remainder of copyright claim against UK tabloid

May. 05, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, on Wednesday won her remaining copyright claim against a British tabloid publisher over the publication of a personal letter she wrote to her estranged father. Meghan, 39, had already won most of her...

3 Vermont papers and a magazine sold to media company

May. 04, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Massachusetts newspaper company is selling its three Vermont newspapers and a magazine, the company announced Tuesday. The Pittsfield, Massachusetts-based New England Newspapers Inc., announced i t was selling the Brattleboro Reformer, the...

Four media groups earn 'Grand Slam' honors in APSE contest

May. 04, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

The Los Angeles Times, The Seattle Times, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) earned Grand Slam honors in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors’ sections contest, which was judged remotely because of the pandemic. APSE’s winter...

New Deal: Colorado-national consortium buys community papers

May. 03, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Sun, a Denver-based online news operation created three years ago by journalists who left The Denver Post, has partnered with a national nonprofit to buy 24 community newspapers in a unique venture that seeks to preserve local journalism. The...

Los Angeles Times hires ESPN's Kevin Merida as new editor

May. 03, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Times on Monday said that Kevin Merida, who built ESPN's The Undefeated into a multi-media presence and spent a lengthy career in newspapers before that, will be its new executive editor. Merida, 64, is being challenged by the newspaper's...

Meredith to sell TV station division to Gray Television

May. 03, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Magazine publisher and multimedia company Meredith Corp. said Monday it will sell its Local Media Group consisting of 17 television stations to Gray Television Inc. for $2.7 billion in cash and will focus on expanding its print and digital magazines business. ...

Pandemic leaves Kosovo without printed daily newspapers

May. 03, 2021 06:44 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Ibrahim Gashi sold daily newspapers in downtown Pristina for 35 years, until they didn't come anymore. Azem Qerkini, an accountant and newspaper collector, misses the time when he went to Skopje, the capital of neighboring North Macedonia, in...

Eli Broad, billionaire entrepreneur who reshaped LA, dies

May. 01, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist, contemporary art collector and entrepreneur who co-founded homebuilding pioneer Kaufman and Broad Inc. and launched financial services giant SunAmerica Inc., died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 87. Suzi...

Twitter, Clorox fall; Carter's, AstraZeneca rise

Apr. 30, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Amazon.com Inc. down $3.89 to $3,467.42 The online retail giant edged lower, despite solid financial results, as the broader market fell. Clorox...