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Kentucky paper to be sold, ending family's 140-year history

Jun. 21, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The Gaines family has agreed to sell the Daily News of Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Carpenter Newsmedia LLC, an affiliate of Boone Newspapers Inc., it was announced Tuesday. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close June 30 and...

SpaceX reported to fire employees critical of CEO Elon Musk

Jun. 17, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — SpaceX, the rocket ship company run by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has fired several employees involved in an open letter that blasted the colorful billionaire for his behavior, according to media reports. The reports published Friday cited an email from Gwynne...

Crooked Media partners with publisher Zando for book imprint

Jun. 14, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A leading progressive media company, founded by three former members of the Obama administration, has formed a book imprint with the independent publisher Zando. On Tuesday, Zando announced that it would partner with Crooked Media, founded in 2017 by Jon Favreau,...

Judge in Maryland strikes down library e-book law

Jun. 13, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a legal case closely watched by libraries and the publishing industry, a federal judge in Maryland struck down a state law requiring publishers to make e-books available on “reasonable terms" to libraries if they were also being offered to the general public. ...

Jennifer Kho named executive editor of Chicago Sun-Times

Jun. 02, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Media on Thursday named Jennifer Kho to be the executive editor of the Chicago Sun-Times. Kho, the former managing editor of HuffPost and Guardian US, will be the first woman and the first person of color to lead the Sun-Times newsroom. ...

New independent Mexican union wins wage increase at GM plant

May. 27, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new independent union at a Mexican auto plant that won a historic organizing vote last year has negotiated an 8.5% wage increase for unionized employees. Authorities said Friday that workers at the GM transmission and pickup plants in the northern Mexico city...

Alaska's largest natural gas utility being sold for $800M

May. 27, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The owner of the largest natural gas utility in Alaska said it is selling the company to Canada-based TriSummit Utilities Inc. for $800 million. AltaGas Ltd. announced Thursday that the sale includes Anchorage-based ENSTAR Natural Gas, associated pipelines...

Literary 'superagent' Mort Janklow dies at 91

May. 25, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mort Janklow, a colorful former corporate attorney who raised high the power of the literary agent as he brokered big advances for publishing, political and entertainment leaders, from Ronald Reagan and Al Gore to David McCullough and Barbara Walters, has died. ...

Apple-Books-Top-10

May. 24, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

US Bestseller List - Paid Books Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. In the Blood by Jack Carr - 9781982181680 - (AtriaEmily Bestler Books) 2. Phil by Alan Shipnuck - 9781476797113 - (Avid Reader Press Simon & Schuster) 3....

Apple-Books-Top-10

May. 17, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

US Bestseller List - Paid Books Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner - 9781501133596 - (Atria Books) 2. Book Lovers by Emily Henry - 9780593334843 - (Penguin Publishing Group) 3. It Ends...