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Grocery chain apologizes to black man banned from store

Jun. 22, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

SACO, Maine (AP) — A grocery chain has apologized to a black man who was told not to return to a store in Maine after he questioned whether he and his wife were being treated unfairly because of their race. Rory Ferreira tells the Portland Press Herald a clerk told him that both he and his wife needed to...

APNewsBreak: About 500 kids reunited with families since May

Jun. 21, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A senior Trump administration official says about 500 of the more than 2,000 children separated from...

The Latest: Texas governor seeks bipartisan border solutions

Jun. 20, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is asking Texas' congressional delegation to find bipartisan solutions to immigrant children being separated from their parents after illegally crossing the U.S. border, saying, "This...

Veteran journalist named top editor of Los Angeles Times

Jun. 18, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran journalist Norman Pearlstine, a leader at media giants including Time, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, was named executive editor of the Los Angeles Times on Monday, when the paper's new owner officially took control.  Pearlstine, 75, had been serving for...

Local billionaire to take control of the LA Times Monday

Jun. 16, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A biotech billionaire who purchased the Los Angeles Times with an eye toward restoring its independence and vigor will officially take control of the news organization Monday, the newspaper reports . Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong (soon-shong) is spending $500 million to buy The Times, San...

AP Investigation: Fish billed as local isn't always local

Jun. 14, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country's top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long since...

Breaking up the Murdoch empire: Who gets what

Jun. 13, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

A large part of the Fox entertainment empire is up for sale, though Fox News Channel and other U.S. television businesses are staying with the family of media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday, topping an offer Disney made in December. Here's a look at what the businesses would look...

Federal judge approves AT&T-Time Warner merger

Jun. 12, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge approved the $85 billion mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner on Tuesday, potentially ushering in a wave of media consolidation while shaping how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon green-lit the merger without imposing major...

Energy regulators: No grid emergency to justify coal bailout

Jun. 12, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Tuesday disputed the Trump administration's claim that struggles facing the coal and nuclear industries threaten the reliability of the nation's power grid. "There is no immediate calamity or threat," the Republican chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory...

Senate pushes back on Trump's ZTE deal with China

Jun. 11, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is working to reverse President Donald Trump's decision to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to buy component parts from the U.S. Senate leaders agreed Monday to try to undo the administration's deal with a provision to a must-pass defense package. The Chinese...