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AP honors journalist executed in 1951 by Chinese officials

Dec. 11, 2019 3:00 PM EST

New York (AP) — Y.C. Jao was a respected Chinese correspondent working for The Associated Press in April 1949 when Mao Zedong’s Red Army stormed into Nanjing, defeating the Nationalist forces of leader Chiang Kai-shek and paving the way for the Communist takeover of China. A family man in his late...

The Kansas City Star to drop Saturday print edition

Dec. 11, 2019 9:29 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Star says it will stop publishing a print edition on Saturdays in mid-March as more readers get their news online. The paper said Tuesday in a letter to readers that it is shifting to a Weekend Edition that includes expanded newspapers on Fridays and Sundays. Those...

Longtime Patriot Ledger editor Chazy Dowaliby dies at 69

Dec. 10, 2019 4:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Chazy Dowaliby, a longtime newspaper editor and consultant and a onetime aide to former U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, has died. She was 69. Dowaliby died Monday after a long battle with cancer, her family said. Dowaliby was executive editor of The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Massachusetts, from 1998 to...

Meg Whitman joins FC Cincinnati as newest owner

Dec. 10, 2019 5:27 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The current owner of FC Cincinnati welcomed billionaire Meg Whitman as the newest owner on Monday. The tech executive joined owner Carl Lindner III at a press conference in downtown Cincinnati after making a $100 million investment to help make FC Cincinnati's ambitions for their...

Gannett: ‘Frontline’ reporting jobs will be last to get cut

Dec. 8, 2019 11:56 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In November, newspaper publisher GateHouse completed its acquisition of USA Today owner Gannett, creating the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S. Executives behind the merger, which was funded in part by a high-interest, $1.8 billion loan from a private equity firm, have pledged...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 6, 2019 2:54 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has been...

Ex-Playboy model who claimed Trump affair sues Fox News

Dec. 5, 2019 5:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The former Playboy model who took a $150,000 payoff to squelch her story of an affair with a pre-presidency Donald Trump sued Fox News on Thursday, claiming prominent host Tucker Carlson slandered her by saying that what happened “sounds like a classic case of extortion." Karen...

Judge upholds arbitration in Las Vegas newspaper battle

Dec. 5, 2019 2:32 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has upheld an arbitrator’s finding in an ongoing legal battle over one of the few remaining U.S. newspaper joint-operating agreements, ruling that the dominant Las Vegas Review-Journal has to submit to an audit and pay profits and expenses that its crosstown rival Las...

Council blocks winning candidate over old felony conviction

Dec. 3, 2019 8:50 PM EST

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Ocala dramatically blocked its newly elected councilman from taking office Tuesday night over a 33-year-old felony cocaine conviction. The case is believed to be the first time a Florida politician has been disqualified after an election because of serious crimes. The city attorney...

Black victims underrepresented in named violent crime laws

Dec. 3, 2019 1:31 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The slayings of Reagan Tokes and Alianna DeFreeze had much in common. Both were abducted, raped and killed in Ohio in 2017. Tokes was a 21-year-old college student, DeFreeze a 14-year-old seventh grader. Both their killers, previously convicted sex offenders, were subsequently found...