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Report: National Enquirer paid $200K for private Bezos texts

Mar. 19, 2019 1:27 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Wall Street Journal reports that the National Enquirer's publisher paid $200,000 to obtain intimate texts between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his mistress Lauren Sanchez. American Media Inc., the supermarket tabloid's publisher, reportedly paid that sum to Michael Sanchez, Lauren's...

Judge: Feds can post info on FBI raid of Trump's ex-lawyer

Mar. 18, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge directed prosecutors Monday to publicly release documents related to the search warrant for last year's FBI raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen. U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III ordered that redacted versions of the...

Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news

Mar. 18, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company's technicians can find original reporting. The service, launched last year, is currently available in some 400 cities in the United...

Ethiopian Airlines crash analysis begins; Trump calls PM

Mar. 15, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Analysis of the flight recorders of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane has begun, the airline said Friday, and The New York Times reported that the pilot requested permission "in a panicky voice" to return shortly after takeoff as the plane dipped up and down and appeared to gain...

Teen at center of viral encounter sues CNN over reporting

Mar. 13, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky teen at the heart of a January encounter with a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington has sued CNN for $275 million, alleging the Cable News Network falsely labeled him a racist who instigated a threatening confrontation. The attorneys for...

The Latest: Boeing's stock halts 2-day skid on Wall Street

Mar. 13, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Boeing's stock has halted a two-day skid after turning higher in the final minutes of trading on Wall Street. The about-face came shortly after President Donald Trump issued an emergency order...

Trump donor claimed she could offer access to president

Mar. 11, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A company run by a donor to President Donald Trump claimed it could provide Chinese clients with a chance to mingle and take photos with the president, along with access to his private club in Palm Beach, Florida. It remains unclear how much Li Yang charged for the services and...

Decline in readers, ads leads hundreds of newspapers to fold

Mar. 11, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Five minutes late, Darrell Todd Maurina sweeps into a meeting room and plugs in his laptop computer. He places a Wi-Fi hotspot on the table and turns on a digital recorder. The earplug in his left ear is attached to a police scanner in his pants pocket. He wears a tie; Maurina...

Loss of local news hinders ability to watchdog government

Mar. 10, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

One of the last investigations Jim Boren oversaw before he retired as executive editor of The Fresno Bee was a four-month examination of substandard housing in the city at the heart of California's Central Valley. The multimedia project revealed the living conditions imposed on many of the city's low-income...

Cutbacks in local news leave some communities in the dark

Mar. 10, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Five minutes late, Darrell Todd Maurina sweeps into a meeting room and plugs in his laptop computer. He places a Wi-Fi hotspot on the table and turns on a digital recorder. The earplug in his left ear is attached to a police scanner in his pants pocket. Maurina, who posts his work...