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State's smallest daily paper finds success with happy news

Sep. 21, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

TYRONE, Pa. (AP) — On the second floor of City Hall, tall windows capped with green glass panes offer views of the Allegheny Mountains, and when council members rock back and forth in their old, wooden chairs, the quaint creaking makes it tough for reporters to take notes. Just about everything in Tyrone,...

Trump, in call, urged Ukraine to investigate Biden's son

Sep. 20, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the heart of an explosive...

Oklahoma newspaper executive named publisher of Joplin Globe

Sep. 20, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A newspaper group publisher in Oklahoma has been named the new publisher of The Joplin Globe. Dale Brendel was appointed to the position Thursday by CNHI, the Globe's parent company. As group publisher for CNHI, he had oversight of the Stillwater News Press, Muskogee Phoenix, Tahlequah...

Administration blocks 'urgent' whistleblower disclosure

Sep. 20, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plunged into an extraordinary showdown with Congress over access to a whistleblower's complaint about reported incidents including a private conversation between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader. The blocked complaint is "serious" and "urgent," the...

Senate tech critic to Facebook CEO: Sell WhatsApp, Instagram

Sep. 19, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met Thursday with President Donald Trump and other critics of the tech industry, the Senate's most vocal detractor offered a challenge: Sell your WhatsApp and Instagram properties to prove you're serious about protecting data privacy. It may have been more...

Iran envoy: 'All-out war' to result if hit for Saudi attack

Sep. 19, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an "all-out war," Tehran's top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh weigh a response to a drone-and-missile strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets....

Report: More people are supporting nonprofit news sites

Sep. 18, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nonprofit news organizations, a growth area in the troubled field of journalism, are broadening their base of support to take in almost as much from individual donors as they do from foundations. A report issued Wednesday by the Institute for Nonprofit News said nearly three-quarters of its...

Family waits months for funeral home to release man's body

Sep. 18, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Palmer man who was shot and killed nearly nine months ago will be buried Friday after the resolution of a dispute between the man's family and a funeral company. Julian "Eddie" Myers, 51, died Dec. 24. Myers' mother and sister claimed Janssen Funeral Homes demanded full payment...

Tech execs say they're acting faster on extremist content

Sep. 18, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter told Congress on Wednesday that they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms in the face of mass shootings fueled by hatred. Questioned at a hearing by the Senate Commerce...

Football carries television networks until start of season

Sep. 17, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The new television season hasn't begun yet, but the football season has, and it's carrying the networks in the interim. Four NFL games finished among the Nielsen company's top 12 shows last week, led by the Sunday night matchup of Philadelphia against Atlanta. ABC devoted its entire...