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Unusual deal keeps a shrinking city's newspaper going

Aug. 26, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — When readers pick up Sunday's edition of The Vindicator, the newspaper will be emblazoned with its familiar masthead, but it won't be the Vindicator that has published news from Youngstown, Mahoning County and beyond for the past 150 years. The paper will be published and produced...

Pitcher discovered on social media lands chance with A's

Aug. 26, 2019 2:15 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nathan Patterson never even made the varsity baseball team as a middle infielder during high school back home in Kansas. In fact, he'd strayed far from the game — running his own landscaping business and working various other jobs that included sales and software —...

Report: new appointee made derogatory tweets on Catholics

Aug. 25, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A newspaper reports that one of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's new appointees to a state council on women's issues has a history of making derogatory attacks against Catholics on Twitter. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Gail Gordon Donegan, a Democratic activist from...

Journalist slain in Mexico promised readers "activism"

Aug. 25, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says a 12th journalist has been slain this year in the country, which is one of the world's deadliest for the profession. Local media outlets identify the victim as Nevith Condés Jaramilllo, founder of a news website called El Observatorio...

Correction: Red Flag Laws story

Aug. 25, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

In a story Aug. 24 about red flag laws, The Associated Press reported erroneously that an officer was fatally shot by a man while serving a warrant to take his guns away last year under Maryland's new law. The man being served was fatally shot by officers. A corrected version of the story is below: 'Red flag...

The Latest: France invites Iran to G-7 to ease tensions

Aug. 25, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven leaders' summit (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A senior French official says France invited Iran's foreign minister to the venue of the G-7 summit to try to ease tensions over its nuclear program. The official said the decision to invite Jawad Zarif on...

Michigan Tech to offer varsity-level "esports" competition

Aug. 25, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Technological University soon will become the state's first public university to offer competitive gaming, or "esports," at the varsity level. Esports are organized, multiplayer, online video game competitions. They're often viewed by non-participants, both in person and via...

Cold-case investigation turns to yard where girl once played

Aug. 25, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

GREENACRES, Fla. (AP) — Back in 1984, "Mom and Pop" Martinez's single-story house at the corner of Swain and Second seemed to entertain a constant stream of children. There were the three grandchildren who lived there and a dozen more who frequently stopped by the three-bedroom home. And that's in addition...

Grand Rapids to post historic jail mugshots on Instagram

Aug. 25, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Looking to trace the roots of your family history? If your early 20th century relatives spent some time in the Grand Rapids jail, you might be in luck. The Grand Rapids Archives is moving thousands of the city's historical jail photos ranging from 1928-1939 into an online...

Arkansan's viral feral pig post gets tweeters' potshots

Aug. 25, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — It was a legitimate question. William McNabb had watched the coverage of the two mass shootings. Twenty-two people died after a man walked into a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3 and opened fire. After midnight the next day, another gunman killed nine more in a historic...