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Arkansas newspaper gambles on free iPads as the future

May. 25, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

HOPE, Ark. (AP) — Over a lunch of hamburger steaks, mashed potatoes and green beans, Walter Hussman delivered his pitch to the dozen or so attendees of the Hope, Arkansas, Rotary Club meeting. He promised that if they keep paying their current rate of $36 a month for subscription to the Arkansas...

Journalist killed in Mexican resort of Playa del Carmen

May. 16, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican journalist under a federal protection program was found shot to death Thursday in the resort town of Playa del Carmen, authorities said. Quintana Roo state prosecutors said Francisco Romero's body was found on a sidewalk in a neighborhood not frequented by tourists. They said...

Report: Iran-linked disinformation effort had personal touch

May. 14, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When an attractive young Middle Eastern woman contacted Saudi dissident Ali AlAhmed over Twitter last November, he was immediately suspicious. AlAhmed's radar was up because he had previously been targeted by hackers posing as a female journalist. But this turned out to be part of a different...

El Salvador ex-president Funes paid by Nicaragua government

May. 13, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A fugitive former El Salvador president who received asylum from Nicaragua in 2016 said Monday that he has been working there as a paid adviser to the government of President Daniel Ortega. Mauricio Funes engaged in a Twitter exchange with Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando...

Dems say Trump, GOP, twisting Tlaib's Holocaust remarks

May. 13, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats from Congress to the 2020 presidential campaign trail on Monday demanded that Republicans apologize to Rep. Rashida Tlaib for mischaracterizing her remarks about the Holocaust in the latest uproar over Muslim House members and their remarks about Israel. The Michigan Democrat...

Shakeup shows resiliency of newspapers in New Orleans

May. 3, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's a media shake-up that will leave New Orleans with one major newspaper, instead of two, for the first time in nearly seven years. Yet, in a way, this week's announcement that the owners of The New Orleans Advocate have purchased The Times-Picayune shows the resiliency of print...

Correction: New Orleans Newspapers story

May. 3, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story that moved May 2 about the purchase of a New Orleans newspaper and its website, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a restaurant. It is Galatoire's, not Galitoire's. In the same story, The Associated Press earlier corrected the name of one of the people making the...

Russian teacher who told infant to kiss ground to be fired

May. 3, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian kindergarten teacher who forced a boy to his knees and ordered him to kiss the ground is to be fired, according to Russian news reports. Video appeared on social media and news sites this week showing the teacher at the kindergarten in the southern city of Krasnodar harshly speaking...

Student says Trump backers recruited him for Buttigieg smear

Apr. 30, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

A Michigan college student says pro-Trump agitators recruited him to falsely claim he was raped by Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, then published the smear without his permission. Hunter Kelly, a 21-year-old gay Trump supporter, said conservative activists Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman sought to...

NBC News chairman an unexpected figure in Mississippi news

Apr. 29, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Born and raised in Manhattan and a national news executive for much of his career, Andrew Lack would seem an unlikely figure behind an attempt to revive the ailing local news industry in Mississippi. Quietly, NBC's news chairman has been the key person behind Mississippi Today, an online...