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Tampa Bay Times CEO retiring after 47 years at newspaper

Jan. 13, 2022 17:21 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Paul Tash is retiring as CEO of the Tampa Bay Times, a media organization he joined 47 years ago as a summer intern, the Times announced Thursday. Tash, 67, became editor of what was then the St. Petersburg Times in 1992. During his tenure, the newspaper...

'One of a kind': Former AP reporter Mike Cochran dies at 85

Jan. 13, 2022 08:14 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Mike Cochran, who during a nearly 40-year career with The Associated Press told the stories of Texas’ larger-than-life characters with his rich and detailed writing, and who ended up serving as a pallbearer for Lee Harvey Oswald while covering the presidential assassin's funeral,...

Oregon AG asks court to quickly decide Kristof's eligibility

Jan. 11, 2022 20:06 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's attorney general on Tuesday urged the state Supreme Court to promptly decide if former New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof is eligible to run for governor, after elections officials declared he wasn't. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, who until...

Ford Maverick, Bronco win truck, utility of the year awards

Jan. 11, 2022 12:48 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — For the second year in a row, vehicles from Ford Motor Co. took two of the three North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year awards. The company's Maverick compact pickup won truck of the year, while its Bronco off-road SUV earned the utility of the year....

Michael Parks, Pulitzer winning foreign correspondent, dies

Jan. 10, 2022 19:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Parks, the former top editor of the Los Angeles Times who spent 25 years as a foreign correspondent and won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa, has died. He was 78. Parks died of kidney failure and a heart...

Analysis: Fun, flops, frustrations of offbeat NFL season

Jan. 07, 2022 10:57 AM EST

The Associated Press will hand out its individual NFL awards on Feb. 10 at NFL Honors in Los Angeles. Until then, here are some off-the-beaten track honors to consider. BEST GAME: Week 8, Packers 24, Cardinals 21. Overcoming injuries, COVID-19 issues and the absence...

Application period opens for annual student journalism prize

Jan. 02, 2022 11:17 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — High school students can now apply for an annual $5,000 journalism award. The Brodsky Prize was established by a former editor of the Manchester Central High School newspaper. Judging criteria include journalistic initiative and enterprise, as well as what...

Candace Parker voted AP Female Athlete of Year for 2nd time

Dec. 29, 2021 13:18 PM EST

Candace Parker wrestled with the decision to make a huge change in her life and leave Los Angeles — where she had played her entire WNBA career — and head home to Chicago. In the end, the appeal of a homecoming was too much for Parker to ignore, and it couldn't have worked out...

One of a kind: Ohtani wins AP Male Athlete of Year award

Dec. 28, 2021 15:30 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Most of the time in professional sports, it's easy to think it's all been done before. With so many finetuned athletes constantly pushing each other to the peak of human potential, we can experience unprecedented demonstrations of sporting brilliance every...

Keegan-Michael Key to host NFL Honors during Super Bowl week

Dec. 16, 2021 19:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-award winning actor, writer and producer Keegan-Michael Key will host the “NFL Honors” show on Feb. 10, when The Associated Press individual awards are announced. The prime-time honors special will air at 9 p.m. EST on ABC and be simulcast on ESPN+ and NFL...