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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...

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...

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...

Communities lose when newspapers die or slide into decline

Mar. 10, 2019 12:34 AM EST

It is a story of corruption that will stay secret, politicians who will need fewer votes to win, even dangerous communicable diseases that will spread faster as our best scientists struggle to fight them. The story is the slow and painful demise of local newspapers, a story whose ending is not yet written but...

Showtime cancels 'SMILF' after reports of on-set misconduct

Mar. 9, 2019 6:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Showtime has canceled the comedy series "SMILF" after two seasons, and ABC studios, which produces the show, has suspended a development deal with its creator, star and executive producer Frankie Shaw. The dual announcements Friday came after a December story in The Hollywood Reporter...

Pence to headline oil-and-gas industry event in Ohio

Mar. 6, 2019 6:08 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is headed to Ohio to headline a fundraiser for the oil-and-gas industry. The Republican vice president is to appear Friday at the annual meeting of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, a trade association for companies that explore, produce and develop crude oil...

Despite suit, effort for Robert Indiana museum is advancing

Feb. 24, 2019 12:07 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Despite costly litigation embroiling pop artist Robert Indiana's estate, the foundation tasked with transforming the reclusive artist's home into an art museum is moving forward. The presumptive chairman of the Star of Hope Foundation is making plans to add board members, engage with...