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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 15:09 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld...

Polish president vetoes media bill that targeted US company

Dec. 27, 2021 12:07 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president on Monday vetoed a media bill that would have forced U.S. company Discovery to give up its controlling share in Polish television network TVN. For many, it was a victory for freedom of speech and media independence in a country where...

Polish president vetoes bill that would have forced U.S. company Discovery to give up controlling share in TV network

Dec. 27, 2021 06:27 AM EST
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish president vetoes bill that would have forced U.S. company Discovery to give up controlling share in TV network.

Outlets hurt by dwindling public interest in news in 2021

Dec. 27, 2021 00:09 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The presidential election, pandemic and racial reckoning were stories that drove intense interest and engagement to news outlets in 2020. To a large degree, 2021 represented the inevitable hangover. Various metrics illustrate the dwindling popularity of news...

YouTube TV restores access to Disney after dispute resolved

Dec. 19, 2021 19:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube TV began restoring access to Disney content after a dispute between the companies led to an interruption of service over the weekend. YouTube told viewers Sunday they were restoring service so customers could once again watch networks provided by Disney such...

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

Dec. 17, 2021 14:16 PM EST

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: ___ Vaccinated people aren’t nine...

Michael Nesmith, the Monkee for all seasons, dies at 78

Dec. 10, 2021 18:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Nesmith, the singer-songwriter, author, actor-director and entrepreneur who will likely be best remembered as the wool-hatted, guitar-strumming member of the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died at 78. Nesmith, who had undergone quadruple...

Deutsche Welle suspends cooperation with Jordan broadcaster

Dec. 05, 2021 13:46 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle said Sunday it is suspending cooperation with a Jordanian partner, Roya TV, because of concerns about anti-Israeli and antisemitic content and caricatures on its social media. Deutsche Welle said it had...

Biden bill would give local news outlets 'shot in the arm'

Nov. 13, 2021 09:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s $1.85 trillion social spending bill includes a provision that, if it becomes law, would mark the first time the federal government has offered targeted support in response to the decline of local news. The help would come in the...