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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, file photo, Britain's Prince Harry arrives in the gardens of Buckingham Palace in London. Prince Harry said Sunday, Jan. 19 that he felt “great sadness” but found “no other option” to cutting almost all of his and his wife Meghan’s royal ties in the hopes of achieving a more peaceful life. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Prince Harry hopes for calmer future, but not much chance

Jan. 20, 2020 5:55 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry says he's taking a “leap of faith’’ as he steps back from royal duties in an attempt to build a more peaceful life — one free of the journalists who have filmed, photographed and written about him since the day he was born. Fat chance. As Harry...

In this Jan. 9, 2020 photo, clients wait to enter the DirecTV headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan President Maduro’s opponents want AT&T’s DirecTV unit to restore a number of channels it was required to take down from its lineup. But forcing AT&T to do the political bidding of Maduro’s foes could lead to retaliation and likely exit from a market where it has a whopping 44% market share. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

AP Exclusive: AT&T under pressure to defy Maduro's censors

Jan. 17, 2020 6:23 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Last April, as a military uprising roiled Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government ordered pay TV providers to immediately cease transmission of CNN and the BBC. DirecTV, which is wholly owned by AT&T, quickly obliged, yanking the two networks off the air as live images...

A DirectTV dish stands on home in the Catia neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Venezuelan President Maduro’s opponents want AT&T’s DirecTV unit to restore a number of channels it was required to take down from its lineup. But forcing AT&T to do the political bidding of Maduro’s foes could lead to retaliation and likely exit from a market where it has a whopping 44% market share. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

AP Exclusive: AT&T under pressure to defy Maduro's censors

Jan. 17, 2020 6:22 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Last April, as a military uprising roiled Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government ordered pay TV providers to immediately cease transmission of CNN and the BBC. DirecTV, which is wholly owned by AT&T, quickly obliged, yanking the two networks off the air as live images...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate businessman Tom Steyer speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. On Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, The Associated Press reported on a manipulated video circulating online incorrectly portraying Steyer criticizing Democrats during the Iowa presidential debate saying they would

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

Jan. 17, 2020 5:06 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer criticized Democrats...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jan. 15, 2020 2:04 PM EST

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Jan. 12 Bowling Green Daily News on a bill that could hurt local newspapers: Newspapers are businesses just like any other. Many of us who work at newspapers have families and children. We all pay city, state and federal taxes just like other businesses, we have...

Philadelphia Inquirer names Lisa Hughes as next publisher

Jan. 14, 2020 5:14 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Inquirer announced Tuesday that Lisa Hughes, a member of the company's board and former publisher of The New Yorker, will take over as publisher next month. She will be the first female publisher in the newspaper's 190-year history. She will replace publisher and chief...

Declassified Cold War papers show UK funded news agency

Jan. 14, 2020 12:36 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Newly declassified documents reveal the British government secretly gave the Reuters news agency funding during the Cold War so it would expand coverage of the Middle East and Latin America. The British Foreign Office documents made public this week show the plan was set up during the late...

Professor sues New York Times over story related to Epstein

Jan. 13, 2020 10:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University law professor announced Monday that he is suing The New York Times for what he calls “clickbait defamation" over a story the newspaper published related to donations from financier Jeffrey Epstein. Lawrence Lessig filed the lawsuit in response to a story the Times...

In this photograph taken Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, Iranian police officers take position while protesters gather in front of Amir Kabir University in Tehran, Iran, to remember victims of a Ukrainian airplane shot down by an Iranian missile. Online videos purported to show Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, that Iranian security forces fired both live ammunition and tear gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against the Islamic Republic's initial denial that it shot down a Ukrainian jetliner. (AP Photo)

Anger in Iran over jet's downing; gunfire disperses protests

Jan. 13, 2020 8:31 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Popular anger swelled Monday in Iran over the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian jetliner and the government's attempt to conceal its role in the tragedy, as online videos appeared to show security forces firing live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protests in the...

WA--2019 Northwest AP Photo Contest Winners

Jan. 13, 2020 12:29 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The winners of the 2019 Associated Press Northwest photo contest. The Cowles trophy, awarded each year since 1952, is named for William Hutchison Cowles, former publisher of The Spokesman-Review. The Blackburn award is named for a photographer for The Columbian newspaper of Vancouver who was...