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Kentucky teen at center of viral encounter sues over stories

Feb. 21, 2019 2:35 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Kentucky teen at the heart of an encounter last month with a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington is suing The Washington Post for $250 million, alleging the newspaper falsely labeled him a racist. His attorneys are threatening numerous other news...

AP source: Machado, Padres agree to $300M, 10-year deal

Feb. 19, 2019 8:18 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With their city's long-suffering fans desperate for a winner, the rebuilding San Diego Padres delivered their splashiest free agent signing ever by agreeing with All-Star infielder Manny Machado on a $300 million, 10-year deal. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the deal to...

US, China resume trade talks in Washington ahead of deadline

Feb. 19, 2019 9:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China resume talks Tuesday aimed at ending a fight over Beijing's technology ambitions ahead of a deadline for a massive U.S. tariff hike. The White House said that meetings between mid-level delegations will begin in Washington following talks last week in Beijing...

In Brexit limbo, UK veers between high anxiety, grim humor

Feb. 17, 2019 6:38 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — It's said that history often repeats itself — the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. Many Britons feel they are living through both at the same time as their country navigates its way out of the European Union. The British government awarded a contract to ship in emergency...

Governor changes stance, says he will consider wider tolling

Feb. 16, 2019 4:19 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont, who said during his campaign that he would support highway tolls only for tractor-trailers, announced Saturday that he's considering a wider tolling option. The Democrat, in an op-ed published in Hearst Connecticut Media newspapers, said attorneys tell him that...

The Latest: Trump might extend March 2 trade deadline

Feb. 15, 2019 12:11 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing (all times local): 1:07 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says there's a "possibility" he will extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China if both sides are close to a deal. Trump says that would happen "if I see that we're close to a...

Union files labor complaint against Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Feb. 14, 2019 9:16 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The union representing newsroom workers of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has filed unfair labor practice charges against the publisher following what some employees called his drunken newsroom tirade. The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh, representing about 150 newsroom employees, submitted...

New publisher named for Homer, Kenai papers

Feb. 13, 2019 1:06 PM EST

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A new publisher is leading both the Homer News and the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai. Sound Publishing Inc., which owns both newspapers, appointed Jeff Hayden as publisher. He started his post Monday. Terry Ward, regional publisher and Sound Publishing vice president, says he's pleased to...

Newspaper cutting print editions on Mondays, Tuesdays

Feb. 13, 2019 12:07 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Blade newspaper in Toledo says it will stop publishing its print editions on Mondays and Tuesdays. The newspaper says the changes will begin on Feb. 25 and that it will continue digital distribution of news on those days without the print edition. The owners of the newspaper,...

Akron Beacon Journal names next editor

Feb. 13, 2019 12:07 AM EST

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The Akron Beacon Journal has named its next news editor. Beacon Journal Publisher Bill Albrecht announced Monday that Michael Shearer will take over as editor of the newspaper when current editor Bruce Winges (WING'-ehs) retires March 1. Albrecht told the newspaper Winges has led the...