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Arizona journalism saga has poisoning claim, nasty divorce

Dec. 13, 2018 9:00 PM EST

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An award-winning Arizona newspaper publisher and his wife are locked in a bizarre divorce case that has morphed into something more: a journalism ethics saga. Joseph Soldwedel has accused wife Felice Soldwedel in a lawsuit of trying to kill him by poisoning him, and detailed the...

Nexstar offers just over $4B for Tribune Media

Dec. 3, 2018 11:17 AM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Nexstar is offering to buy Chicago's Tribune Media for about $4 billion Monday, four months after the collapse of a similar bid from Sinclair Broadcast Group. The deal would make Nexstar, whose stations reach nearly 39 percent of all U.S. television households, the biggest operator of...

Paxton Media Group buys Kentucky New Era, 4 other papers

Dec. 3, 2018 8:24 AM EST

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Paducah-based Paxton Media Group has bought the Kentucky New Era and four other newspapers. Taylor Hayes is the publisher-editor of the Kentucky New Era. He said in a news release it was important to his family to keep the Hopkinsville paper in the commonwealth and pass it on to another...

Reports: Nexstar snags $4.1B deal to buy Tribune Media

Dec. 2, 2018 6:58 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Media outlets are reporting that Nexstar Media Group, whose stations reach nearly 39 percent of all U.S. television households, has reached an agreement to buy Tribune Media for around $4.1 billion. The deal would make Texas-based Nexstar the biggest operator of local TV stations in...

Tennessee Gov.-elect Lee names 9 administration picks

Nov. 27, 2018 5:04 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee has named three Cabinet members and six senior staffers for his new administration, including investment company chairman Stuart McWhorter as finance commissioner. The list released Tuesday unveils the first wave of picks by Lee, the Franklin GOP...

Radio host seeks neo-Nazi website publisher's bank records

Nov. 19, 2018 2:20 PM EST

A Muslim-American radio host's lawyers are seeking a court order to get bank records for a neo-Nazi website publisher after questioning his father under oath about money donated by the site's readers. Greg Anglin, the father of The Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin, recently testified that he helped his son...

Actress accuses Geoffrey Rush of touching her breast

Oct. 30, 2018 6:05 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The actress at the center of Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush's defamation trial told a Sydney court on Tuesday that he deliberately touched the side of her breast in a Shakespearean stage scene in which her character lay dead on the ground. Rush is suing the publisher of Sydney's The Daily...

Actress tells Australian court she heard Rush's career over

Oct. 29, 2018 7:11 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Award-winning actress Judy Davis told a court on Monday that she had heard comments in the film industry that Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush's career was finished after he was accused of inappropriate behavior toward a female co-star in a Sydney stage play. Rush is suing the publisher of Sydney's...

Goodwill workers in NJ find original 1774 'rebel' newspaper

Oct. 25, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

BELLMAWR, N.J. (AP) — A quick eye by Goodwill workers in southern New Jersey turned up framed pages from an original 1774 Philadelphia newspaper with an iconic "Unite or Die" snake design on the masthead. The frayed Dec. 28, 1774, edition of the "Pennsylvania Journal and the Weekly Advertiser" boasts three...

Chinese broadens its propaganda drive to heartland America

Oct. 20, 2018 9:22 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — China's propaganda machine has taken aim at American soybean farmers as part of its high-stakes trade war with the Trump administration. The publication last month of a four-page advertising section in the Des Moines Register opened a new battle line in China's effort to break the...