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Alex Wagner ready to take over most of Maddow hour on MSNBC

Aug. 15, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Wagner knows her new prime-time perch on MSNBC is an unorthodox arrangement. But she's determined to make the most of it. On Tuesday, she takes over the prized 9 p.m. Eastern weeknight time slot that MSNBC's star anchor Rachel Maddow has held. Maddow will still...

Author Salman Rushdie stabbed on lecture stage in New York

Aug. 13, 2022 02:19 AM EDT

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York. A bloodied...

Publisher of USA Today, other papers axes staff to cut costs

Aug. 12, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

Newspaper publisher Gannett Co. confirmed Friday that it's laying off some of its newsroom staff, part of a cost-cutting effort to lower expenses as its revenue crumbles amid a downturn in ad sales and customer subscriptions. The McLean, Virginia-based company declined to provide...

Best Buy trims jobs after it cuts sales and profit outlook

Aug. 12, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy, the nation's largest consumer electronics chain, is trimming jobs in an effort to adjust to new changes in consumer behavior as the virus wanes. Best Buy declined to say how many jobs it was cutting, but The Wall Street Journal, which was first to report...

Illinois AP Media Editors announces 2021 journalism awards

Aug. 12, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Margaret Holt, a former editor at the Chicago Tribune, was named Friday the 2022 Lincoln League honoree during the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors Awards presentations at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield. Holt finished her career...

What to watch in Wis., 3 other states in Tuesday's primaries

Aug. 08, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

The Republican matchup in the Wisconsin governor's race on Tuesday features competing candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump and his estranged vice president, Mike Pence. Democrats are picking a candidate to face two-term GOP Sen. Ron Johnson for control of the closely divided...

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

Aug. 05, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts mislead on signatures,...

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

Jul. 29, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Post spreads baseless claim about...

Former Va. Lt. Gov. Fairfax: FBI asks about 2019 allegations

Jul. 28, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The FBI has recently conducted interviews about the origin of the sexual assault allegations made in 2019 against then-Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, according to Fairfax and several others who said they were interviewed. Fairfax, who said he met for...

Hidden Menace: Massive methane leaks speed up climate change

Jul. 28, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

LENORAH, Texas (AP) — To the naked eye, the Mako Compressor Station outside the dusty West Texas crossroads of Lenorah appears unremarkable, similar to tens of thousands of oil and gas operations scattered throughout the oil-rich Permian Basin. What’s not visible through the...