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Mississippi Senate leader signals deal likely on road money

Aug. 20, 2018 1:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's lieutenant governor said Monday that he's ready to accept most of the transportation funding proposals championed by leaders of the state House. That makes an agreement more likely during a special session that Gov. Phil Bryant has said he wants to begin on Thursday....

Analysis: Bills moved faster in Wisconsin Capitol under GOP

Aug. 18, 2018 10:16 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The length of time bills were deliberated dropped significantly soon after Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislators took control in 2011, diminishing the public's opportunities to influence lawmaking, according to an analysis of records and interviews by the Wisconsin Center for...

US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

Aug. 16, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump's attacks on "fake news" with a coordinated series of editorials in defense of a free press on Thursday — and, not surprisingly, Trump didn't take it silently. The campaign was set in motion by an editor at...

As our media environment blurs, confusion often reigns

Aug. 16, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A generation ago, the likes of Walter Cronkite, Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer were the heroes of television news. Now the biggest stars are arguably Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow. Notice the difference? Cronkite, Jennings and Sawyer reported the news. Hannity and Maddow talk about the...

Correction: Publisher Steps Down story

Aug. 16, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — In a story Aug. 15 about the Lexington Herald-Leader's publisher stepping down, The Associated Press reported erroneously in an extended headline that the newspaper's editor and publisher is stepping down. Rufus Friday is its publisher, not editor. A corrected version of the story is...

Correction: Fake News Exhibit story

Aug. 15, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — In a story Aug. 11 about a museum exhibit on fake news, The Associated Press erroneously reported that curator Clyde Bentley was a professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He is an emeritus associate professor at the school. The AP also incorrectly reported that...

Bangor Daily News political reporter dies at age 42

Aug. 15, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Christopher Cousins, a veteran political reporter for the Bangor Daily News, has died from an apparent heart attack. He was 42. The Maine native died Wednesday. He worked for the Norway Advertiser Democrat, The Times Record in Brunswick, and State House News Service before joining the...

Charges reduced for woman accused of threatening journalist

Aug. 14, 2018 10:16 AM EDT

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts prosecutors have reduced charges against a woman who allegedly threatened a newspaper journalist. Prosecutor Courtney Kiernan said at a hearing in Wrentham District Court on Monday that 64-year-old Amy Zuckerman would not be indicted for making terroristic threats. The...

Program on journalism set next month in West Virginia

Aug. 13, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Humanities Council is presenting the last of its series on journalism and informed citizens next month in Shepherdstown. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Eric Eyre of The Charleston Gazette-Mail and National Public Radio newscaster Giles Snyder will discuss the...

Northwestern journalism prof resigns after investigation

Aug. 10, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — A Northwestern University journalism professor has resigned after being accused of misconduct by former students and employees. Alec Klein said in an email that he voluntarily resigned, effective Friday, "because I believe it is in the best interests of all involved as I pursue other...