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Justices side with business, government in information fight

Jun. 24, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with businesses and the U.S. government Monday in a ruling about the public's access to information, telling a South Dakota newspaper it can't get the data it was seeking. Open government and reporters groups described the ruling against the Argus Leader newspaper...

Correction: Sports Betting-States story

Jun. 24, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In a story June 23 about regional differences in sports betting legalization, The Associated Press reported erroneously that sports betting has been legalized in two states in the Deep South. It has been legalized in only one Deep South state, Mississippi. The story erroneously...

Mexico newspaper's printing director dies after attack

Jun. 24, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A newspaper in Mexico says one of its staffers has died days after he was shot in the Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas. Juan Antonio Escamilla was shot five times Tuesday night in an auto shop he ran on the side in Ciudad Victoria, the state capital. The motive of the attack is unknown....

Memorial proposed for fallen journalists year after shooting

Jun. 23, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The publisher of a Maryland newspaper where a gunman killed five people last year is pushing for a national monument to fallen journalists. Tribune Publishing Chairman David Dreier announced Sunday that a bipartisan group of lawmakers will introduce legislation this week to establish...

2,000 demonstrate in Moscow against police falsifications

Jun. 23, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — About 2,000 people rallied in Moscow to protest the falsifying of cases by Russian police and the detention of political activists. The demonstration on Sunday, which authorities had sanctioned to take place, was the latest in a series of protests sparked by the arrest this month of a...

Newspaper's investigation says Maine utility misled public

Jun. 23, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The operators of a Maine power company didn't adequately test a new billing system that proved to be prone to errors when it was rolled out in 2017. That's the key finding of an investigation by Portland Press Herald that was published Sunday. The paper reports the failures of...

Tampa Bay horse tours leave poop in water

Jun. 23, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — You can spot the horses from far away, little dots out in the water of Tampa Bay. Drive south on Interstate 275 toward Sarasota on a weekday morning or a pleasant Saturday and they're probably there, splashing around in a single file line off the North Skyway Bridge Park. Up close, it's...

Correction: Mississippi Election 2019 story

Jun. 22, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — In a story June 21 about candidates speaking at the Mississippi Press Association convention, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Hood had spoken in favor of increasing the gasoline tax. Hood said Mississippi needs to fund highway...

Woman estimates "troll storm" losses at over $1.3M

Jun. 22, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman estimated she will have lost at least $1.3 million as the result of a neo-Nazi website publisher unleashing an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against her family, adding to the millions of dollars that targets of the online campaigns are seeking. The figure from Tanya Gersh...

University of Wyoming sued over Nichols demotion documents

Jun. 21, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Several media outlets have filed a lawsuit against the University of Wyoming and its board of trustees over public records relating to the demotion of former UW President Laurie Nichols. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Albany County District Court in Laramie. It contends the university...