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Pam Johnson, former Arizona Republic executive editor, dies

Jan. 21, 2021 6:34 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Pam Johnson, a former executive editor of Arizona’s largest newspaper, has died. She was 74. The Arizona Republic reported Thursday that Johnson died Jan. 20 in Overland Park, Kansas after a lengthy battle with dementia. Johnson led the Republic’s newsroom and that of the...

FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo, Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex leaves after attending the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London. A lawyer for the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said Wednesday Jan. 20, 2021, that the Duchess of Sussex had no reasonable expectation of privacy for a letter she sent her estranged father. The former Meghan Markle is suing publisher Associated Newspapers for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement over five February 2019 articles in the Mail on Sunday and on the MailOnline website that published portions of a handwritten letter to her father, Thomas Markle, after her marriage to Britain’s Prince Harry in 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Lawyer says ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan letter

Jan. 20, 2021 12:40 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper said Wednesday that the Duchess of Sussex had no reasonable expectation of privacy for a letter she sent to her estranged father after her marriage to Prince Harry. Arguing against the duchess’ privacy-infringement claim in a...

A member of the Pennsylvania Capitol Police stands guard at the entrance to the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. State capitols across the country are under heightened security after the siege of the U.S. Capitol last week.  (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Journalists prepare for protests where they could be targets

Jan. 16, 2021 10:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — While monitoring online chatter about protests at state capitols in advance of next week's presidential inauguration, the Seattle Times came across a chilling description for journalists: soft targets. The phrase drove home the importance of safety precautions being put in place by news...

New publisher named for several Mississippi publications

Jan. 14, 2021 10:32 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Kentucky native who has worked for publications in several states is the new publisher of multiple Mississippi publications owned by Alabama-based Boone Newspapers. Kevin Warren, 50, will lead The Natchez Democrat, Natchez the Magazine, Brookhaven Daily Leader, Brookhaven Magazine,...

Arts agency member resigns after vulgar comment about Harris

Jan. 8, 2021 6:23 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An appointee to the Ohio Arts Council resigned Friday after making a vulgar comment on social media about Vice President-elect Kamala Harris that also supported President Donald Trump’s false claims that he won the election. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said he accepted Susan...

UK investigates Google's plan to revamp Chrome browser

Jan. 8, 2021 8:53 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's competition watchdog said Friday it launched an investigation into Google's plan to overhaul its ad data system over worries it could leave even less room for rivals in the online ad industry. The Competition and Markets Authority said it opened a formal investigation into Google's...

Vegas newspapers back in court in joint operations dispute

Jan. 5, 2021 7:53 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The rival daily newspapers in Nevada’s largest city are trading new broadsides in their years-long legal fight over one of the last remaining joint-operating agreements in the U.S. Attorneys for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Las Vegas Sun went before a federal magistrate judge...

A press worker checks a newspaper as the last daily edition of the Deseret News is printed at the MediaOne building in West Valley City, Utah, on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Both of Salt Lake City's major newspapers released their final daily print editions Thursday as the two publications transition to weekly editions. The Salt Lake Tribune, which won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting in 2017, will continue to publish breaking stories online every day. The 170-year-old Deseret News in the state capital will also shift its attention online and offer a monthly magazine which will debut in January. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)

Both newspapers in Utah's capital print final daily editions

Dec. 31, 2020 5:34 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City’s two major newspapers have printed daily editions for more than a century, but now the presses will only be whirring once a week as they join other news organizations nationwide in shifting their focus online to stay afloat. The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret...

FILE - In this Monday, April 25, 2016, file photo, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers are displayed at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.  Hedge fund Alden, Tribune’s largest shareholder, has offered to buy the rest of the newspaper publisher, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020,  at a price that values it at $520.6 million.   (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Hedge fund Alden offers to buy Tribune, valuing it at $521M

Dec. 31, 2020 12:09 PM EST

Hedge fund Alden, Tribune's largest shareholder, has offered to buy the rest of the newspaper publisher at a price that values it at $520.6 million. Alden sent a letter to Tribune on Dec. 14, according to a regulatory filing posted Thursday, offering $14.25 per share for the stock of Tribune it doesn't already...

Ex-newspaper office becoming Terre Haute police headquarters

Dec. 26, 2020 10:09 AM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Officials have chosen the former offices of Terre Haute’s daily newspaper as the new location for the western Indiana city’s new police headquarters. The city has borrowed about $11 million to buy the 46,000-square-foot (14,020-square-meter) former Tribune-Star...