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A man with a facemask walks past a wall mural in Singapore’s Little India district on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Wearing of facemarks is mandatory for everyone who goes outside their homes to control the spread of the coronavirus in the city state. Singapore has reported more than 27,000 COVID-19 cases, with 90% of the cases linked to foreign workers dormitories, but it has a low fatality rate of 21 deaths. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic

Jun. 1, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic border closures...

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2007 file photo, William Keating, former Cincinnati Enquirer publisher, holds one of the final Kentucky Post newspapers off the press in Cincinnati. The former congressman and newspaper executive has died on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 according to his family. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)

News executive, ex-US Rep William Keating remembered warmly

May. 21, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bill Keating is remembered widely as gentlemanly, considerate and modest. Underneath that genial exterior was a fiercely competitive and driven athlete, lawyer, politician and news executive. He was highly successful in all those fields. Keating, who died Wednesday at age 93, was an...

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2009 file photo, The New York Times building is shown in New York.  The New York Times Co. added new digital subscribers at a record rate in the first quarter of 2020, as the coronavirus spread, helping offset shrinking ad revenues. The newspaper publisher says it can ride out the effects of the pandemic because of its shift to relying more on digital reader revenue.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NYT says it can 'ride out' virus as subscriber numbers boom

May. 6, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

The New York Times Co. added new digital subscribers at a record rate as the coronavirus spread in the first quarter, helping offset shrinking ad revenues. The newspaper publisher said it is “well positioned to ride out this storm and thrive in a post-pandemic world” because of its shift to relying...

Longtime newspaper publisher Brandt Ayers dead at 85

May. 5, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — Longtime Alabama newspaper publisher H. Brandt Ayers, who made The Anniston Star a voice for progressive politics during the civil rights era, has died. The Star reported that the executive known by the nickname “Brandy” died Sunday at the age of 85, according to his...

Longtime newspaper publisher Brandt Ayers dead at 85

May. 5, 2020 8:51 AM EDT

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — Longtime Alabama newspaper publisher H. Brandt Ayers, who made The Anniston Star a voice for progressive politics during the civil rights era, has died. The Star reported that the executive known by the nickname “Brandy” died Sunday at the age of 85, according to his...

In a photograph of a computer screen during a staff Zoom call reporter Kyle Hopkins, bottom, and other staff members of the Anchorage Daily News receive word of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service on Monday, May 4, 2020 in Anchorage. Hopkins was the lead reporter on a series of stories that looked at failures in the criminal justice system in rural Alaska. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

'Riveting' coverage of Alaska policing wins Pulitzer Prize

May. 4, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for illuminating the sparse policing of remote Alaska villages, as a delayed awards ceremony recognized writing, photos and — for the first time — audio reporting on topics ranging from...

Clippers owner Ballmer closes $400M deal to buy The Forum

May. 4, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer on Monday completed his purchase of The Forum from Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. for $400 million. Newly created Forum Entertainment LLC will continue operating the building that opened in 1967 as a concert venue. The current...

Six-year-old Muneefa Nazir, a Kashmiri girl whose right eye was hit by a marble ball shot allegedly by Indian Paramilitary soldiers on Aug. 12, stands outside her home in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sept. 17, 2019. The image was part of a series of photographs by Associated Press photographers which won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

The Latest: 1st audio Pulitzer prize goes to 'The Out Crowd'

May. 4, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 5 p.m. The Pulitzer Prizes had something new this year — the inaugural award for audio reporting. The award announced Monday went to the collaboration between the staff of “This American...

A man wearing a mask reads a newspaper at a bus terminus which has been shut down for more than a month as part of measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state, India, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. India's news publishers face a delicate balancing act as they look to offset financial losses from sinking ad sales with support from a government seeking to control the narrative on the coronavirus, sometimes by prosecuting journalists for reporting on the detrimental consequences of official pandemic policy. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)

Indian news media fight virus on financial, political fronts

Apr. 29, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's news publishers face a delicate balancing act as they look to offset financial losses from sinking ad sales with support from a government seeking to control the narrative on the coronavirus, sometimes by prosecuting journalists for reporting on the detrimental consequences of...

FILE - In this Sunday, April 23, 2017, file photo, visitors arrive at the fairgrounds to attend the High Times Cannabis Cup in San Bernardino, Calif.  The owner of High Times is going to start selling marijuana after championing its use in the pages of its magazine for nearly half a century. Hightimes Holding Corp. said Tuesday, April 28, 2020 is acquiring 13 dispensaries from Harvest Health and Recreation, one of the largest multi-state producers and sellers of cannabis in the U.S.  (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

High Times owner scores 13 California marijuana dispensaries

Apr. 28, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of High Times is going to start selling marijuana after championing its use in the pages of its magazine for nearly half a century. Hightimes Holding Corp. said Tuesday is acquiring 13 dispensaries from Harvest Health and Recreation, one of the largest multi-state producers...