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Sales for Jill Abramson book sluggish during first week

Feb. 14, 2019 6:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Days of relentless publicity, much of it unwanted, did not lead to many sales for Jill Abramson's "Merchants of Truth." The former New York Times executor editor's media critique sold just over 2,800 copies through its first week of publication, according to numbers released Thursday by NPD...

AP names Izaguirre new statehouse reporter in West Virginia

Feb. 14, 2019 10:48 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Anthony Izaguirre, an award-winning journalist who has worked for The Associated Press in three states, has been named the AP's statehouse correspondent in Charleston, W.Va. The appointment was announced Thursday by Ravi Nessman, AP's news director for the U.S. South, and Scott Stroud, news...

Chuck Green, who reported on Oswald's death for AP, dies

Feb. 13, 2019 4:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Chuck Green was a witness to one of the 20th century's biggest stories — and first to report a key piece of it to the world. The former Associated Press correspondent and chief of bureau, who died Tuesday at 82 of a blood disorder at his home in Ypsilanti, Michigan, called his editors...

Newspaper sports editor accused of sexually assaulting minor

Feb. 13, 2019 1:03 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The sports editor of a Mississippi newspaper is accused of sexually assaulting a minor. The Commercial Dispatch of Columbus reports 47-year-old employee Ronald Scott Walters was arrested Tuesday by Starkville police on an outstanding arrest warrant from Horn Lake. Horn Lake police...

Key moments in Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution

Feb. 11, 2019 1:22 AM EST

Forty years ago, Iran's military said it wouldn't stand in the way of revolutionaries and returned to its barracks, signaling the end of the rule of the shah. The effects of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, including the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the ensuing hostage crisis, have reverberated through...

Newspaper drops 'Non Sequitur' cartoon over Trump insult

Feb. 11, 2019 12:40 AM EST

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — At least one newspaper says it has dropped the syndicated cartoon "Non Sequitur" after a vulgar message to President Donald Trump appeared in it. The Butler Eagle in Pennsylvania reported Sunday that the "shot at President Donald Trump" will cost cartoonist Wiley Miller "his place in the...

Connecticut WWII-era newspapers offer view of black life

Feb. 10, 2019 9:27 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A detailed account of African-American life in the Northeast during World War II, carefully preserved in the basement of the Connecticut State Library, has been uploaded for a new, modern readership. Hunched over a lighted magnifying machine, Christine Gauvreau spent months scrolling...

The Latest: Prosecutors probing tabloid's Bezos story

Feb. 8, 2019 9:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' allegations against the National Enquirer's publisher (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Federal prosecutors in New York are probing whether the National Enquirer's parent company violated a cooperation agreement in its handling of the story regarding Amazon...

AP sources: Prosecutors probing Enquirer after Bezos report

Feb. 8, 2019 6:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Enquirer's alleged attempt to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos with intimate photos could get the tabloid's parent company and top editors in deep legal trouble and reopen them to prosecution for paying hush money to a Playboy model who claimed she had an affair with Donald...

Bezos says Enquirer threatened to publish revealing pics

Feb. 7, 2019 10:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday he was the target of "extortion and blackmail" by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the tabloid obtained his private exchanges with his...