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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...

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...

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...

Poll: Americans want more of what journalists want to report

Jun. 11, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's substantial agreement on what Americans want from the news media and what journalists want to report, according to a pair of studies that also reveal a troubling caveat: a nagging feeling among both the ideal isn't being met. Public suspicion about journalism is also fueled by some...

Kansas newspaper editor, publisher Dick Buzbee dies at 86

Jun. 6, 2018 7:23 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Dick Buzbee, former editor and publisher of The Hutchinson News and Olathe Daily News in Kansas, has died from brain cancer. He was 86. Buzbee's family said he died Wednesday morning in a Wichita hospital. He began a 35-year career in journalism with the Harris Enterprises newspaper...

Tronc buys Virginian-Pilot from Landmark for $34 million

May. 29, 2018 2:04 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Chicago-based media company Tronc Inc. said Tuesday that it has acquired all of The Virginian-Pilot Media Companies, which publishes Virginia's largest daily newspaper, for $34 million in cash. The purchase by the company formerly known as Tribune Publishing reflects the growing trend...

Tronc recognizes Chicago Tribune Guild, unionizing newsrooms

May. 7, 2018 10:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Media company Tronc has agreed to recognize the Chicago Tribune Guild after about 85 percent of newsroom employees signed cards supporting union representation. The Chicago Tribune reports that Tribune publisher and editor-in-chief Bruce Dold announced in an email to newsroom employees on...