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US newspapers continuing to die at rate of 2 each week

Jul. 01, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a growing recognition of the problem, the United States continues to see newspapers die at the rate of two per week, according to a report issued Wednesday on the state of local news. Areas of the country that find themselves without a reliable source of...

Frank Daniels, ex-AP chair and newspaper publisher, dies

Jun. 30, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Associated Press board chair Frank A. Daniels Jr., who shepherded The News & Observer of Raleigh through an era of political and economic transformation in the New South, died Thursday at age 90. Daniels, whose family owned the North Carolina...

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...

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...

Ducey urges social media firms to fight smuggling

May. 11, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is calling on social media companies to better police their platforms for people recruiting drivers to smuggle immigrants across the border. The Republican governor made the request Wednesday in a letter to the chief executives of the...

Union at Mexico GM plant says deal reached on new contract

May. 11, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The union at a General Motors assembly plant in northern Mexico reached an agreement for a new contract with the company that it says improves conditions for workers, a goal of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact. The Independent Union of Auto Industry...

Wordle answer changed to avoid fraught word, NY Times says

May. 09, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times moved swiftly to change Monday's answer to its daily Wordle puzzle out of fear that it would be seen as some sort of commentary on the debate over abortion rights. The game, which became a sensation late last year and was bought by The Times in...